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kitchen klutzes

national kitchen klutzes day

kitchen klutzes

oh, the blunders that can and will occur in the kitchen…

despite our collective 20+ years in professional kitchens, exhaustion often leads to messy mishaps.  that paired with too much coffee, trying to juggle 15 things at once for optimal efficiency, and well, our innate ability to both be the kind of klutzes that trip up the stairs.  we celebrate our kitchen klutzes-ness, and think that you should as well.  i mean it’s a nationally recognized day, apparently!

sometimes those blunders actually make for great new recipes!  for example, while making our hazelnut cocoa clouds, somehow a little too much egg white was added to the batter, like twice the amount.  having caught that mistake before sheeting them up, we threw in a little more cocoa and added some leavening, flax and chocolate chips for good measure.  cause hey, why not!?!  it was then that our flour less brownie was born.  next batch we replaced the hazelnut with walnuts and the world was harmonious once again.

we would love to hear some of your stories !

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peanut butter

peanut, peanut butter, cookie !

peanut butter chocolate chip

peanut butter chocolate chip

love us some peanut butter cookies! ours are made without dairy and wheat, and are loaded with tiny pieces of peanuts and bittersweet chocolate chips… the quintessential flavor combination !

come visit us today in rockville center  from 7am till 12pm and pick some up.

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mother’s day

happy mother’s day !

we would like to wish all mothers a very special mother’s day filled with family + great food!  

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from our earliest childhood memories onward, food has served as an integral part of our  family.  coming from a large family growing up on long island, money was often tight.  our italian mother raised in nyc, who was one of eight children herself, understood the importance of the word frugal.  her ability to create different dishes truly on a shoestring budget was engrained in all of our minds.  nothing was wasted.  all ingredients were valued.  and each dish was made with love and often with the help of at least one pair of our tiny hands.

what brought our family together every night was her home cooked food.  the dinner table was where we shared our day’s events. it’s where we hashed out the sibling rifts. it’s where we laughed the most.  it’s where we saw our parents’ affection for one another. and it’s where our love for one another shined brightest.

this foundation that our mother provided for us inspired our passion for food and helped to build the brand butterscotch*s.  with this, we would like to wish our mother, a very happy mother’s day along with each of you and your mothers.

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they’re back…

they’re back…

savory tarts

savory tarts

we thought considering the week and a half of rain here on long island, we ought to offer an incentive of sorts to come support the long beach market saturday 9am-2pm.  we will be debuting our greek savory tarts for the season.  hope to see you all there!

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caramel

caramel : ingredient or method ?

caramel is such a versatile ingredient, well maybe i should be saying method? either way, it’s delicious!

just a little history here first… there are two types of caramel, a wet caramel and a dry carmel. a wet caramel starts with sugar and water that gets cooked until the sugar dissolves into the water and they become a happy harmonious single entity.   as you leave it on the stovetop, the color of the sugar mixture deepens as the temperature rises all the way up to 320-360 degrees fahrenheit.  a dry caramel is just straight up sugar in a pan over high heat. the water in sugar eventually allows for the sugar to liquify.  this method yields a darker caramel, because the high heat is needed to help it move along.

for more fun facts regarding the different “stages of sugar” including a handy little guide, head on over to the joy of baking