Month: February 2005

Coconut Cupcakes

Ingredients:1 ½ cups flour½ teaspoon baking powder¼ teaspoon baking soda¼ teaspoon salt1 ½ sticks butter (softened)1 cup sugar3 eggs¾ cup buttermilk1 teaspoon vanilla1 ¼ cups shredded coconut Directions:Preheat oven to 325. Line muffin pan with 12 cups. In a medium bowl, combine dry ingredients (this doesn’t include the coconut) thoroughly. […]

Coconut Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients:8 oz cream cheese (softened)1 stick butter (softened)1 cup powdered sugar½ tablespoon lemon juice1 teaspoon vanillaFood coloring (optional)Shredded coconut* Directions:Beat together butter and cream cheese until thoroughly combined. Stir in lemon juice, vanilla and powdered sugar until cream. Frost and top with a sprinkle of coconut. Best on Coconut Cupcakes. […]

Freezing Berries

Freezing is a great way to save fresh berries and have them for future recipes. For most recipes (muffins for example) you don’t even have to defrost the berries, you can use them the exact same way you would fresh. Some tips:· Select the best, freshest berries you can· Pick […]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon and Garlic

Ingredients: 20 oz whole Brussels sprouts6 slices thick cut bacon4 cloves garlic, choppedSalt and pepper Directions: In a large pot, bring salted water to boil. Add the Brussels sprouts and boil them for about 8 minutes. Remove from heat, drain, and then chill them in the refrigerator for about ten […]

Pork Chops with Fennel and Red Wine

Ingredients: 4 pork chops1 tablespoon butter2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons whole fennel seeds½ cup flour1/2 cup red wine (we used cabernet sauvignon)½ chicken stock4 cloves garlic, chopped1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper (to taste) Directions: Grind fennel in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. Rub half of the fennel […]

Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese ¼ cup buttermilk 1 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a food processor, whisk together the mayonnaise, half of the blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, lemon […]

Scallops with Garlic Butter

Ingredients:I lb fresh sea scallops1 tablespoons melted butter2 cloves garlic, minced1 shallot, minced2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs Directions:Preheat oven to 425. In a small heat safe bowl or measuring cup combine butter, shallot and garlic. Microwave about one minute or until butter is melted. Place scallops in […]

Ham & Peas Pasta

Ingredients: 2/3 cup frozen peas 2/3 cup heavy cream* 1 1/4 cups diced ham** 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan black pepper 1 lb pasta Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. About 3 minutes before the pasta is finished cooking, add the frozen peas to the pot. In a small saucepan […]