Month: August 2004

the Boyfriend’s Zucchini Bread Recipe

Ingredients: 3 eggs 2 cups sugar 1 cup vegetable oil 2 cups grated, raw zucchini 3 teaspoons vanilla 3 cups flour or 1 1/2 cups AP flour and 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cloves 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon cardamom […]

Meatballs and Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 slice good white bread 1/3 cup milk 1 lb ground beef, chuck is preferred 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 egg 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 table spoons freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese 1 whole nutmeg 1 cup fresh ripe tomatoes basil salt […]

Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Ingredients: 1 cup cold whole milk 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 cups cold heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 3/4 cup crushed hard peppermint candies a couple drops of red food dye to make it pretty and pink Directions: In a medium sized bowl, combine milk and […]

Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

Ingredients: 5 cups beef broth 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 cups arborio rice 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (reconstitute in 2 cups of water for 1/2 hour, reserve water) 1/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese salt pepper Directions: Bring broth to a slow […]

Chile-Lime Sauce with Tomatillos

Ingredients: 1/2 lb tomatillos, husks removed 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 small onion, chopped 1/4 water 4 jalapeno (or habanero) peppers, seeded and chopped 4 cilantro sprigs 3 garlic cloves salt Directions: In a saucepan, sprinkle tomatillos with salt. Cover with water, bring to a boil. Cook just until […]

Simple Syrup

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Directions: In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens. Cool completely. Pour into a clean jar and cap tightly. Refrigerate and use as needed. or try this variation […]

Spinach Pesto

Ingredients: 5 oz baby spinach 1/3 cup walnuts 1/3 cup (grated) parmesan cheese 1/3 cup water 2 large garlic cloves 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste Directions: Puree all ingredients (I use a blender, but a food processor would work) until smooth. Pour over cooked, drained pasta. […]

Cinnamon Buns

This is a fast cinnamon bun recipe, including cooking and cooling, it should take under an hour start to finish. Ingredients: for the buns: 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon PLUS […]

Chicken Fricassee with Red Cabbage

Ingredients: 1 cup thinly sliced onion 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil PLUS 1 tablespoon 2 garlic cloves, peeled and each cut into 4 pieces 4 cups red cabbage, shredded fine (about 1 lb) A 3-4 lb chicken cut into 8 pieces 1/2 cup dry red wine freshly ground black […]

Too Many Tomatoes Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: about 2 cups of chopped plum tomatoes, fresh from the garden about 1/4 of a cup of olive oil 1/2 a large onion lots of garlic 1 lb pasta (cooked and drained) Directions: In a saucepan, heat oil and garlic. Add tomatoes. Place onion cut side down in pan. […]