Month: November 2017

Buttermilk Buisuits

2 cups flour 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons shortening 1 cup buttermilk, chilled Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Using your fingertips, rub butter and shortening into dry ingredients until mixture looks […]

Fresh Garden Risotto

1/2 lbs asparagus, woody bottoms removed 6 cups chicken broth 2 tsps. olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 1-1/2 cups arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 3/4 tsp salt black pepper 3 ounces baby spinach leaves 1 cup frozen peas 1/4 parmesan cheese. Microwave asparagus in a tightly covered bowl with 1 tsp water […]

French Apple Pie

1 pie crust 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon pinch of salt 6 cups cored, peeled and sliced apples 1 cup flour 1/2 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup butter Baking: Preheat oven to 350F. Mix sugar, starch, nutmeg, cinnamon and salt into bowl. Stir in sliced apples. Spoon apples […]

Bordelaise Sauce

Rich and flavorful, it takes just a small drizzle of this bordelaise sauce recipe to perk up a simple, grilled steak or slow-roasted beef. The tangy, savory red wine sauce is also a great accompaniment to roasted potatoes. It can be made right before serving time, or up to a day in advance, using a […]

Peach Crisp with Maple Cream Sauce

Maple Sauce: 1 1/2 c heavy cream 5 TBL pure maple syrup 3 TBL light corn syrup Peach Crisp: 1 c flour 1/2 c sugar 1/2 c light brown sugar 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon Dash of nutmeg 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 lb (1 stick) cold butter 5-6 c peeled and sliced fresh peaches (6 peaches […]

Sherried Tomato Soup

1 medium white or yellow onion 6 TBL (3/4 stick) butter Two 14.5-oz cans diced tomatoes One 46-oz bottle or can tomato juice 3-6 TBL sugar 1-2 TBL chicken base, or 3 chicken bouillon cubes Freshly ground black pepper 1 c sherry (optional) 1 1/2 c heavy cream 1/4 c chopped flat-leaf parsley 1/4 c […]

Macaroni and Cheese

4 c dry macaroni 1 egg, beaten 1/4 c (1/2 stick, or 4 TBL) butter 1/4 c all-purpose flour 2 1/2 c whole milk 2 heaping tsp dry mustard 1 lb cheddar or other desired cheese, grated 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp seasoned salt 1 tsp ground black pepper Cook the macaroni until very firm […]

Maple Pecan Scones

Scone Ingredients: 3 c of all-purpose flour 1/2 c sugar 5 tsp baking powder 1 tsp salt 1/2 lb (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chilled 1/4 c pecans, plus more for sprinkling 1 large egg 3/4 c heavy cream Maple Icing Ingredients: 1 lb powdered sugar 1/4 c whole milk 4 TBL (1/2 stick) butter, melted […]

Breakfast potatoes

4-5 red or other potatoes 1 large onion, cut into large, rough dice Vegetable oil for frying Bacon fat (optional) Salt and Black Pepper Bake potatoes in the oven for ~45 min at 375F until fork tender Dice baked potatoes into ~1 inch squares Heat a skillet over medium heat, then add ~1 TBL oil […]

Pico de Gallo

Yellow or red onion Roma tomatoes Cilantro Jalapenos (1-2) Lime Salt Dice onion (finer) then an equal amount of tomatoes and cilantro (again fine) Slice 1-2 jalapenos in half, then scoop out seeds and most of the white membranes unless you want things spicy Finely chop jalapenos Combine all four finely chopped ingredients and squeeze […]