Month: December 2005

How to Roast Pinenuts

how to roast pinenuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place pinenuts on a cookie sheet or cake pan. Roast for 5-8 minutes in oven. Pinenuts should be slightly browned and fragrant.

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolateIngredients:14 oz sweetened condensed fat free milk1/2 cup baking cocoa2 teaspoons vanilla extract1/8 teaspoon salt6 1/2 cups hot water Directions:In a large pot on the stove, stir together condensed milk, cocoa, vanilla and salt. Turn on the heat to medium. Slowly add in water. Cook over gentle heat until […]

Peppermint Marshmallows

Ingredients:3 tablespoons unflavored powdered gelatin1/2 cup cold water2 cups granulated sugar2/3 cup corn syrup1/4 cup water1/4 teaspoon salt1 tablespoon peppermint extractConfectioners’ sugar for dredging Directions: In a large bowl, sprinkle gelatin over 1/2 cup cold water. Allow to seep for 10 minutes. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup, […]

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork with Garlic)

Pernil (Puerto Rican Roast Pork with Garlic)Ingredients: 1 head garlic, peeled2 teaspoons oregano (fresh or dried)2 teaspoons whole peppercorns3 tablespoons olive oil6 lb boneless pork loin Directions: WARNING: This part needs to be done the day before you plan on serving the roast. In a food processor, blender or using […]

Coconut-Lime Rice Pudding

Coconut-Lime Rice Pudding   Ingredients: 1/3 cup white basmati rice 14 oz can coconut milk (not cream of coconut) 1 1/2 cups milk 1/3 cup sugar 2 teaspoons lime zest* 1/8 teaspoon salt 1 lime, quartered (optional) Directions: In a small bowl soak rice in about 2/3 cup of cold […]

Coconut-Lime Macaroons

Coconut-Lime Macaroons Ingredients: 3 egg whites2 cups sweetened coconut flakes1/4 cup fresh lime juicezest of 1 lime Directions:Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients thoroughly. Form into small balls and place 1/2 inch apart on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 12 minutes or until the […]

Spicy Chicken Soup with Rice and Beans

Spicy Chicken Soup with Rice and BeansIngredients: 4 cups chicken broth10 oz canned tomatoes with chiles1/4 cup white rice15 oz canned black beans1 cup corn kernels1 cup cooked, cubed chicken breast2 tablespoons salsa1/4 cup fresh parsley1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved1 teaspoon cayenne1 teaspoon chile powder Directions:In a large pot, bring […]

How to use up Leftover Turkey

Make: Turkey Chili Turkey Stock Turkey Gumbo Chopped Turkey Liver Turkey Kasha Varniska Turkey Salad Turkey Enchiladas There are more choices out there than just sandwiches. Although they’re good too, especially with cranberry sauce! Bonus: Make this cake and use up any leftover cranberry sauce!