Easy Apple Tartlets

1 Puff Pastry Sheet
5 Small Apples
1 tsp Lemon Zest
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
1/2 Cup Sugar
1/4 tsp Freshly Ground Nutmeg
1/4 tsp Cinnamon
Pinch Salt

Take the puff pastry sheet, out of the freezer and set on a cutting board to thaw. When softened, unfold the sheet. Cut along the score marks to make 3 long rectangular sheets. Then cut each of those rectangles into 3 squares. You should have 9 squares total. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Dark Maple-Walnut Ice Cream

1 Cup Dark Maple Syrup
1 Cup Whole Milk
2 Cups Heavy Cream
1/2 Cup Walnuts – chopped

Place the maple syrup in the fridge for two hours. Combine the maple syrup, milk and heavy cream and pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for your machine. Add the walnuts during the last 5 minutes of churning. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container and place in the freezer for a couple of hours.

Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Prep 30 m
Cook 1 h 30 m
Ready In 2 h


  • 4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


Corned Beef Recipe


2 quarts water
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons saltpeter
1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
8 whole cloves
8 whole allspice berries
12 whole juniper berries
2 bay leaves, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 pounds ice
1 (4 to 5 pound) beef brisket, trimmed
1 small onion, quartered
1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped

Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

For the cake:
2 cups all purpose flour 
2 teaspoons baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 cups sugar 
1 1/4 cups canola oil 
4 large eggs 
3 cups grated peeled carrots 
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped walnuts 
2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger

For the icing:
10 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
1/4 cup pure maple syrup