Quick easy Union Hill Kitchen pudding scented with anise

  As the Executive chef of Union Hill Restaurant Group in Atlanta, I enjoy experimenting with classic recipes and adding a bit of what I have learned from home cooks or from my travels and of course from my kitchen journals, where I meticulously keep all my cooking notes. This is a do ahead recipe […]

Strawberries, Honey and Cream

 Ingredients:  1 pint fresh ripe strawberries cut in half and stems removed. 1/4 cup of honey 3/4 butter milk 1/4 heavy cream Preparation:  Evenly divide the strawberries in four bowls. Take the honey and pour over each of the bowls and then pour the milks evenly into the bowls.

Perfect Pumpkin Pie

Ingredients:  2 large eggs 1 15 oz can pureed pumpkin 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice pinch of salt 3/4 cup of evaporated milk 3/4  cup of heavy cream 1/4 cup chopped pecans 1 store […]

Quick Ginger Cookies

Ingredients:  2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons ground ginger 1 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup margarine at room temperature 1 cup white sugar 1 egg 1 orange juice or water 1/4 cup molasses Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Sift together the flour, ginger, […]

Easy Peach Pie

Ingredients:  2 store bought pie crust 1 large egg beaten with 1-teaspoon of water 8-10 ripe peaches, skins removed and sliced 1 lemon juiced 4 tablespoons all purpose white flour 1 cup white sugar ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ¼ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons unsalted butter Preparation:  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees […]

Bourbon Pecan Pie

  Ingredients: Pecan pie ½  stick butter  room temperature ¼ cup sugar ¼ cup dark brown sugar ½ cup light corn syrup ½ cup molasses 4 eggs beaten 2 cups chopped pecans 1 teaspoon vanilla ¼ teaspoon of salt 1 tablespoon bourbon 1 unbaked 9-inch pie shell Preparation: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. While […]

Easy Molten Chocolate Cakes

Ingredients: 4 ounces semisweet chocolate chopped 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate chopped 10 1/2 tablespoons of softened unsalted butter 1/2 cup white sugar 3 large eggs 1/2 cup plus 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon instant coffee 1 1/2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder Preparation: Butter six ramekins and set aside. Place the semisweet […]

Cracker Pie

Ingredients: 1 package frozen 9 inch pie dough in its own tin 16 coarsely broken saltine crackers 8 oz water Juice of one orange 1/2 cup sugar 1 stick of butter divided into 4 pieces 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg 1 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated ginger or […]

Easy Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients:  1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree 4 medium eggs 1 cup Mayonnaise 1/4 cup water plus two Tablespoons 2 cups granulated sugar 1/2 up dark brown sugar 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 […]

Banana Muffins

Ingredients:  1 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 1/2 bananas, mashed with the tines of a fork 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/4 dark brown sugar packed 1 large egg 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/3 cup of canola oil 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour […]

Evaporated Milk Rice Pudding

 Ingredients:  2 12 oz  cans of evaporated milk 1/2 a cup of half & half 12 oz of milk ¾ cup of jasmine rice 2 cups of water ½ teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 large egg yolk beaten lightly ¼ cup raisins 1 teaspoon of vanilla Preparation:  Take the raisins and cover […]

Sweet Crunchy Pine Nuts

Ingredients: 2 cups of pine nuts 1 ¼ cup of water 1 ¼ cup of sugar 1-3 tbs of vegetable oil Preheat oven to 325 F Take pine nuts and add the to a pot and cover them with water 1 inch above the nuts.  Bring them to a boil then immediately simmer for 20 minutes.  Strain […]

Marty’s Coffee Cake

Preheat oven to 350 FCinnamon syrup: 3 tablespoons unsalted hatter, melted 3 teaspoons white sugar 2 teaspoon ground cinnamon In a small bowl stir together the melted butter, sugar, and cinnamon. Set aside. Streusel: 3/4 cup of flour 3/4 cup oats (not instant) 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 […]

Quick and Easy Peanut Butter Cookies

photo quick and easy peanut butter cookies by chef alexis hernandez

Ingredients: 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 cup of white sugar plus 1 teaspoon 1 large egg 1 teaspoon of baking soda 1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt Preparation:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees F Line two sheet trays with parchment paper. In a bowl mix the peanut butter and sugar until combined. Add the egg and the baking […]

Simple Chocolate Chip Cookies

photo simple chocolate chip cookies by chef alexis hernandez

 Ingredients:  4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/4 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup granulated white sugar 4 sticks of unsalted butter, softened (about 2 cups) 2 teaspoons baking soda 2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant vanilla pudding mix 4 large eggs 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips  1 3/4 cups chopped walnuts […]