Month: January 2005

Coke & Bourbon Glazed Ham

Ingredients:1 (8-pound) fresh ham2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon cayenneWhole cloves1 cup packed dark brown sugar4 cinnamon sticks1/2 cup whisky – we used Knob Creek bourbon4 cups coca-cola drink1 teaspoon allspice berries1 teaspoon black cardamom seedsExtra bourbon and coke for drinking while it bakes Directions:Preheat the oven to […]

Pita Chips

Ingredients:3 whole pita (slightly stale is okay)Olive oilCayenne pepperSaltBlack pepper Directions:Preheat oven to 370 degrees. Split pita in half horizontally, and cut into wedges. Arrange on a cookie sheet. Brush (or drizzle) with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Bake 8-12 minutes or until crispy and […]

Garlic-y Hummus

Ingredients: 2 large cans chickpeas (about 48 oz total) 5 cloves garlic, chopped 4 tablespoons garlic powder 6 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons reseved liquid from chickpeas ¼ olive oil Juice of 3 lemons Directions: In a large saucepan, heat chickpeas through. Drain, reserving liquid. Using the food processor, combine the […]

Matt’s Piccata- Inspired Chicken

Ingredients;4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded flat1 shallot, mincedJuice of one lemon1 cup chicken stock1 teaspoon paprika, divided1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, divided½ cup flour2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons capers12 oz crimini mushrooms, slicedSaltPepper Directions:Sprinkle flour on plate, combine with ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning, salt […]

Peanut Butter Chip/Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:1 cup plus 6 tablespoons flour1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/2 cup sugar1 egg at room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla4 oz semisweet chips (I used Hershey’s Special Dark chips)4 oz peanut butter chips (I used Reese’s Peanut Butter chips) Directions:Preheat […]

Salmon Chanted Evening

Ingredients: 1 ½ lb salmon 1 medium onion, quartered 1 ½ tablespoons butter, chopped into a few pieces Salt Black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large sheet of foil, arrange half of the onion (separate it into pieces). Place salmon on top of the onions, top […]

Roasted Carrots

Ingredients:1 lb carrots, peeled2 tablespoon olive oilSaltBlack pepper Directions:Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop carrots into 1 ½ inch chunks. Toss with olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper. Arrange in a single layer in a cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly soft and browned.

Best Meatloaf Ever

Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1 lb ground pork 2 tablespoons Montreal seasoning ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs 3 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium onion, chopped 2 shallots, chopped 1 egg, beaten ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 carrot, minced olive oil Directions: Preheat […]

Tomato-Basil Sauce

Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/3 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, smashed 28 oz canned whole, peeled fire roasted tomatoes (by Muir Glen) 1/2 large shallot, chopped 5 oz. fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon sugar black pepper Parmesan cheese […]