Compote is different from jam in that it’s looser in consistency and aside from any natural pectin in the fruit there’s no added stabilizers. The cheesecake to go with the compote is my variation of Nigella’s Cherry Cheesecake recipe. Berry Compote 1/2 cup Fresh Strawberries 1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries 1/4 cup Fresh Raspberries 1/2 cup …

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The best gifts, I feel, are ones that can be eaten and shared. It’s easy to guess what I give friends and loved ones on an occasion. Take this basic cookie dough recipe, then get creative with your mix ins. In the past I’ve used pretzels, nuts, banana chips, etc. Chocolate, Toffee & Pecan Cookies …

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