Jackie Alpers

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Recipes, creative cooking ideas and food photography from the author of the Taste of Tucson and Sprinkles! Cookbooks

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Pomegranate & Earl Grey Whisky Smash - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Pomegranate & Earl Grey Whisky Smash - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

A craft cocktail made with Earl Grey tea and whisky muddled with pomegranate seeds, finished with bitters and fresh ground pepper.

The Calypso Cooler - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

The Calypso Cooler - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Recipe for a beautiful blue ice cream soda for adults made with fresh fruit muddled with wine coolers and ice cream.

Hand Painted Flower Cookies - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Hand Painted Flower Cookies - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Celebrate spring with hand-painted watercolor flower cookies. Herbs, fruit juice and plant dyes can all be used as food coloring.

Cake Decorating Ideas For Everyday Celebrations - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Cake Decorating Ideas For Everyday Celebrations - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Tags: Dessert, Cake

Explore ways to celebrate life's everyday special occasions with cakes decorated with supermarket standards. Jackie Alpers for FoodNetwork.com

Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Greek Yogurt Pizza Dough - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

This Greek yogurt pizza dough recipe has only two ingredients! With this pizza dough trick, you'll be a pie-making pro in no time.

Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Featured On The Food Network * Refinery29 * CNN * The Kitchen * The Cooking Channel * Taste Cooking ... and more! Bake dozens of delicious desserts with a colorful twist.Sprinkles! features step-by-step recipes for making the world a sweeter and sparklier place, one pinch at a time! Inside you'll find:Breakfast Sweets: Colorful ways to start your day, including Belgian Pearl Sugar Waffles, Sprinkles-Stuffed French Toast, Fairy Bread Sandwiches, Homemade Pop Tarts, and addictive Gingersnap Cookie Butter.Cookies, Cakes, and Pies: Sprinkley recipes for everything from classic baked goods like Black and White Cookies and Rainbow Layer Cake to such modern favorites as Holiday Cake Pops and Orange Dreamsicle Cookies.Snacks and Party Fare: Share the sweetness with crowd-friendly fare, including Brazilian Chocolate Truffles, Meringue Kisses, Chocolate Bark, Dark Chocolate Peppermint Ice Cream Cones, and Birthday Cake Martinis.Plus a guide to identifying sprinkles (so you can tell your sequins from your nonpareils), recipes for homemade sprinkles (to customize to your heart's desire), and tips and techniques for sprinkling like a pro. Make everything magical with Sprinkles!

Mini Ice Rings filled with Sprinkles & Fruit - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

Mini Ice Rings filled with Sprinkles & Fruit - Recipes - Jackie Alpers

N my latest article for the Food Network I give step-by step instructions with photos on how to make individual ice rings to cool down and brighten up summer drinks. They are easy enough to make for everyday celebrations, or make them all different for parties so everyone can identify which drink is theirs.

Coctel De Camaron: Sonoran Style Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail

Coctel De Camaron: Sonoran Style Mexican Style Shrimp Cocktail

The shrimp cocktail I grew up with in Ohio was reserved for special occasions. It was served in a chilled martini glass filled with crushed ice topped with a dollop of horseradish and lemon juice infused ketchup, the shrimp dangling around the rim. I loved it. Sonoran style shrimp cocktail (cocktail de camaron) is a more casual affair, but just as festive. It's traditionally served layered in the kind of glass used for ice cream sundaes, along with the customary long spoon, and since I make mine with Bloody Mary mix and hot sauce it's ready in about 5 minutes. This recipe is from my cookbook, Taste of Tucson.

Crustless Frico Parmesan Peperoni Pizza

Crustless Frico Parmesan Peperoni Pizza

I topped this baked cheese crisp  (which is a popular dish called Frico in Italy) with pizza spices and toppings before sliding it into the oven. The results: crustless pizza! This dish is a fast & easy, low-carb, high protein way to enjoy pizza night anytime, and it travels well too. Recently, I took a batch on a flight. When I unwrapped my precious bag of “yellow gold” I’d stashed in my carry-on bag, my fellow passengers sniffed the air like dogs and stared at me jealously as the unmistakable aroma of baked cheese filled the cabin. I used a cookie sheet covered with a Silpat so that the cheese slid right off. You can also cover your cookie sheet with parchment or foil.

Sonoran Style Grilled Chicken

Sonoran Style Grilled Chicken

There are Southwestern regional influences that vary from New Mexico to Arizona, Texas, and Southern California. Here in Tucson, our regional cuisine is defined by fresh veggies, grilled meats and all of the delicacies that a mid-sized, sunshine filled desert city/college town, 60 miles from Mexico, has to offer. It's summertime eating all year round.For my Tucson style grilled chicken I used sweet Hungarian smoked paprika mixed with hot New Mexico chili pepper, some ground unsweetened chocolate (inspired by molés), and a good California red wine blend. For me, healthy chicken is based on happy chickens. Look for free range, organic chickens who were raised without added hormones.

Hibiscus Agua Fresca

Hibiscus Agua Fresca

This agua fresca isn't too sweet, so you can drink it all day long and even into the night (perhaps with vodka!) Plus, hibiscus flowers have a myriad of health benefits. This recipe is an outtake from my cookbook, Taste of Tucson. It comes from Erika and Jake of Seis Kitchen who said, "Be sure and not throw out the hibiscus flowers after you boil them, eat them instead! They are still super tasty and similar in texture to fruit leather."

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Baked Breakfast Oats

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Baked Breakfast Oats

A pumpkin pie spiced baked oatmeal breakfast casserole infused with bits of actual leftover pumpkin pie.

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites With Sprinkles

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana Bites With Sprinkles

We all know that rainbow sprinkles make the world-go-round and this super-easy recipe is fun, festive and good for you too. You can melt the chocolate in the microwave which makes it the perfect treat for a hot summer's day. This recipe was originally developed for my Refinery29 article, "Frozen Fruit Hacks"

Bombshell Boxed Brownie Dessert Pan Pizzas

Bombshell Boxed Brownie Dessert Pan Pizzas

These individual brownie pan pizzas are baked and served in Lodge 3.5-inch cast iron skillets. You can use one 9-inch cast iron skillet instead if you prefer.Serves 4 

Black & White Oreo Bark

Black & White Oreo Bark

What's black and white with tiny Oreo's all over? This kid friendly three ingredient white chocolate bark with Oreos that can be made in 30 minutes or less.

Mini Brownie Stack Cakes

Mini Brownie Stack Cakes

Remember, that brownie mixes now come in gluten free varieties too! This recipe was first written for Refinery29.

Beautiful Brownie Bites

Beautiful Brownie Bites

These rich, extra-gooey brownie bites are decorated with pretty sprinkles to look like fancy boxed chocolates. Experiment with different flavor and sprinkles combinations, and play with the contrast of the colors against the dark background of the bites. To learn more about all of the different types of sprinkles, including nonpareils, dragees, flower shaped lay-ons, get my cookbook.

Rainbow Sprinkles Cream Cheese 

Rainbow Sprinkles Cream Cheese 

Here's a crunchy and slightly sweet sprinkles cream cheese recipe that is especially delicious on blueberry bagels. Fact: Everyone needs more rainbow sprinkles in their lives. I should know, I'm the author of Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts.

S'mores Brownie In A Mug

S'mores Brownie In A Mug

Brownies are pretty good all on their own, but when you fold in marshmallows and give them a soft, melted chocolate center, they take on a whole new level of decadence. Even better, you can make this recipe just for yourself, day or night.

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