Monthly Archives: December, 2014

New Year’s Ramen Soup

It’s New Year’s Eve here at KC, and we are filling up with some ramen soup before the night’s festivities!  We melded our love for kimchi, spicy gingery beef broth, ramen noodles, and bean sprouts to make an asian fusion soup that’s perfect for a cold winter night.  Substitute or add ingredients that you would […]

Split Pea Soup

Here at KC, we like to make sure nothing goes to waste.  We freeze bones, doughs, fruit, pastries, stocks, you name it!  Doing this ensures that when we need a special component, we have it at our fingertips. And on a cold winter day, nothing hits the mark like a warm bowl of soup.  We […]

Sugar Plum Cupcakes

During our December KC meeting, we brainstormed flavors for our cupcakes, naming traditional Christmas flavors and new culinary trends.  Then Kathryn said, “Sugar Plum!” “What exactly is a sugar plum?” The room went silent. “Isn’t is a plum coated in sugar?” “A candied plum?” “Isn’t it just candy?” Kevin began typing on his l...

Peppermint Bumpy Cakes

Growing up in Michigan, one of our favorite treats was when Mom brought home a Sander’s Bumpy Layer Cake.  At KC, we decided to try and conjure up those flavors, but with a holiday twist!  Here we have Sanders’ original cake recipe piled high with a peppermint cream and glazed in chocolate.  It’s KC’s Christmas […]

Salted Caramel Cupcakes

Salted caramel is a relatively new trend here in the United States, but is origin dates further back in France where pastry chefs began putting sea salt on butter caramels in the early 1900s.  The flavor combination took international flight when a French Chef, Pierre Herme, invented a sea salt macaron, and the craze hit […]

Chocolate Peppermint Cupcakes

So often we come across peppermint desserts that have a taste reminiscent of well, your mouthwash.  Here at KC, we shudder to think this could happen and we set to work designing a peppermint treat that wouldn’t disappoint.  We combined a chocolate cake with peppermint icing striped to look like a candy cane!   Chocolate […]