By Chef Vincent Tropepe Whether it’s as a drink or in a treat, hot chocolate is a staple of the holiday season. Auntie Anne’s  has its own take on the sip with the Hot Chocolate Frost. Just a heads up: It’s not hot. The frosty drink is made up of frozen hot chocolate that’s topped […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Decorating the Christmas tree just got a little better for this year because Costco is back with another impressive buy that booze lovers will be running to grab. Though the mini hot chocolate to go ornaments became fan favorites when spotted, the beloved wholesale chain has a new […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe ½ cup unsalted butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 cups sliced onions 4 (10.5 ounce) cans beef broth 2 tablespoons dry sherry 1 teaspoon dried thyme salt and pepper to taste 4 slices French bread 4 slices provolone cheese 2 slices Swiss cheese, diced ¼ cup […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ cup diced onion ¾ cup diced carrots 4 cups peeled and cubed butternut squash 3 cups vegetable stock salt and ground black pepper to taste ground nutmeg to taste ½ cup heavy cream Step 1 Heat the […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Babka was developed in the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe in the early 19th century. Extra challah dough was rolled up with fruit jams, cinnamon and soft spreadable cheese and baked as a loaf alongside the challah. Chocolate was not originally used as a variety because […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe INGREDIENTS FOR THE DRINK 3 ounces 2 shot glasses good quality vodka 3 ounces 2 shot glasses pumpkin spice creamer 1.5 ounces 1 shot glass Kahlua Whipped Cream and pumpkin pie spice for garnish FOR THE RIM 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 1 teaspoon sugar or sparkling sugar 3 tablespoons crushed graham crackers INSTRUCTIONS Mix the ingredients for […]

Here is a delicious and fantastic way to use all those Twix bars you have left over from Halloween. Ingredients 1¼ cups graham cracker crumbs 5 T. butter 5 T. sugar Cheesecake 24 ounces soft cream cheese 1 cup sugar 3T. flour 1 c. sour cream 4 eggs 1 tsp. […]

Ingredients 1/2 cup granny smith apple and/or delicious red apple cut into cubes 2 tablespoons lime juice 3-4 mint leaves, torn 1 1/2 ounces white rum 1/2 cup apple cider 1 teaspoon granulated sugar ice club soda lime wheels and mint springs for garnish Instructions Place mint leaves, sugar and […]

By Chef Vincent Tropepe Here are some fun eye opening facts about Halloween candy consumption. Children would have to play for two days straight to burn off the calories in the average amount of candy collected on Halloween. It would take a 100 pound child 44 hours of walking or […]