Month: November 2005

Chocolate-Macadamia Sour Cream Cookies

Chocolate Macadamia Sour Cream CookiesIngredients: 2 eggs, at room temperature2 2/3 cups flour2 cups semisweet chocolate chip/macadamia nut mix* 1 cup butter, at room temperature1 cup light brown sugar2/3 cup sour cream1/2 cup sugar1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon baking soda Directions:Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, combine […]

Jam Dotted Shortbread Cookies

Jam Dotted Shortbread Cookies Ingredients: 6 oz butter, at room temperature1 cup sugar1 egg, at room temperature2 cups flour1/2 teaspoon baking powdergood quality jam Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Grease a cookie sheet (or two if small) with butter. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and beat until […]

Chocolate Fudge Frosting

Ingredients:1 1/3 cups confectioner’s sugar1/3 cup cocoa4 tablespoons milk3 tablespoons butter1 teaspoon vanilla Directions: In a medium saucepan, melt butter. Add cocoa and stir constantly, until it begins to boil. Cool completely. Add confectioner’s sugar alternately with milk to cocoa mixture, stirring with each new addition. Continue to stir until […]

Turkey Chili

Turkey Chili Ingredients:1 lb cooked turkey, diced16 oz canned kidney beans, drained12 oz beer10 oz Ro-tel tomatoes with chile6 oz tomato paste4 cloves of garlic, chopped3 small, dried chile peppers2 stalks of celery, chopped1/2 lb frozen okra, chopped1 onion, chopped1 small green bell pepper, chopped2 tablespoons cocoa1 1/2 tablespoons chili […]

Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Cinnamon Swirl Quick Bread Ingredients: swirl:1 1/3 cups sugar2 tablespoons PLUS 2 teaspoons cinnamon batter:8 cups flour4 cups sugar4 cups milk1 1/3 cup oil¼ cup baking powder4 eggs, beaten2 teaspoons vanilla2 teaspoons salt Directions: Preheat oven to 325. Grease 4 loaf pans. In a small bowl, mix together swirl ingredients. […]

Turkey Kasha Varniska

Turkey Kasha Varniska Ingredients: 1 cup kasha (buckwheat)1 large onion, chopped1 egg2 cups cooked turkey, chopped2 cups turkey stock 2 tablespoons oil OR turkey fat1/2 lb bow tie noodles (varniska), cooked and drained Directions:In a large saucepan, saute onions in oil until blackened. Meanwhile, mix the egg and the kasha. […]

Spinach Artichoke Dip

Spinach Artichoke Dip Ingredients: 12 oz canned articokes, drained and chopped10 oz frozen spinach, thawed and squeezed dry4 oz cream cheese (from a block)3/4 cup sour cream1 cup sharp cheddar, shreddedsaltpepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients throughly. Scrape into a small (about 12 […]

Cranberry Sauce

cranberry sauceIngredients: 1 lb fresh cranberries1 cup orange juice3/4 cup sugar2 cinnamon stickssplash of rum, optional Directions: In a saucepan, bring sugar, cinnamon stick and orange juice to a boil. Reduce heat to low and add cranberries. Cook 10 minutes, mash about 1/2 of the cranberries with a potato masher […]

Chopped (Turkey) Liver

Chopped Turkey LiverIngredients: 1 turkey liver (it’s in the giblets bag)1 small onion, sliced1 hard boiled egg1 tablespoon oil or turkey fat Directions:In a small pan, heat the fat. Add the onion and the liver and saute until the onions are brown and the liver is no longer pink. Remove […]

The Quick Roast Method of Turkey Making

Ingredients: 1 turkey (we used a 18 lb turkey that we brined) Directions: Preheat the oven to 500 degrees. Place turkey in a large roasting pan. Place in oven and roast for 30 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350. Remove the turkey from the oven and cover the breast with […]