Month: February 2006

Mango Brown Betty

Mango Brown BettyIngredients: 5 slices potato bread, quartered4 mangos, peeled and cubed1/2 cup light brown sugar2 tablespoons butter, chopped1 tablespoon ground ginger1 tablespoon allspice Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Place the bread, sugar, ginger and allspice in a food processor. Pulse until it forms coarse crumbs. Sprinkle 1/2 cup of crumbs […]

Broccoli Pesto

Broccoli PestoIngredients: 2 ½ cups broccoli , chopped, cooked and cooled slightly1 cup chicken broth1/4 cup Parmesan, grated2 tablespoons olive oil3 garlic cloves1/4 teaspoon saltblack pepper Directions:In a food processor or blender, pulse broccoli, chicken broth, Parmesan, olive oil, garlic and salt until smooth, stopping occasionally to scrape down side. […]

Pork Adobada (in the slow cooker)

Pork Adobada (in the slow cooker)Ingredients: 3 lbs pork loin1 medium onion, chopped 5 garlic cloves, chopped6 Anaheim dried red chilies, seeded (reserve seeds) 4 pasilla chilies, seeded (reserve seeds) 1½ cup chicken stock (more if needed)1/2 cup cider vinegar 4 tablespoons bitter orange4 tablespoons brown sugar 2 tablespoons tomato […]

Sour Cream Muffins

Ingredients: 3 eggs, at room temperature3 cups flour1 1/2 cups sour cream1 1/2 cups sugar1 1/3 light brown sugar3/4 cup butter, at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda2 teaspoons vanilla1/2 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, […]

Dark Chocolate Fudge Layer Cake of Love

Dark Chocolate Fudge Cake of LoveIngredients:3 eggs, at room temperature2 2/3 cups flour1 ½ cups sugar1 ¼ cup very cold water1 cup light brown sugar¾ cup butter, melted and cooled½ cup oil2/3 cup sour cream½ cup cocoa (not Dutch processed)2 tablespoons vanilla2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda½ teaspoon salt […]

Dark Chocolate Fudge Icing

Dark Chocolate Fudge FrostingIngredients: 6 oz unsweetened chocolate, melted and cooled1 cup butter, at room temperature2 cups confectioners’ sugar1 tablespoon vanilla Directions:In a large bowl, beat butter until creamy. Add confectioners’ sugar and continue to beat until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add vanilla, beat 30 seconds. Add cooled chocolate and […]

Tomato and Canelli Bean Pasta Sauce

tomato and canelli bean pasta sauceIngredients: 35 oz canned whole plum tomatoes10 oz canned canelli beans, drained4 cloves garlic, chopped1 medium onion, chopped1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes Directions:In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add onions, red pepper flakes and garlic and […]

Apple Crumble

Apple CrumbleIngredients:4 lbs Granny Smith apples, peeled and shredded*2 cups flour1/2 cup sugar3/4 cup butter, chopped2 egg yolks, at room temperature3 tablespoons sour cream3 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca2 tablespoons lemon juicezest of 1 lemon Directions:Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl combine the flour and sugar. In smaller bowl, […]

Mushroom Barley Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb porcini mushrooms, sliced 1/2 lb barley 5 dried chopped shiitake mushrooms, soaked in water 15 minutes to reconstitute 10 cups chicken stock 3 cups onion, chopped 1 cup celery, chopped 1 cup carrots, chopped 1/2 cup parsnips, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons oil 3 teaspoons […]

California Dip

California Dip Ingredients:2 1/4 cup onions, finely chopped16 oz sour cream2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons mayonnaise2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon white pepper1 teaspoon garlic powder Directions: Heat the oil in a large saucepan. Add onions and salt and cook 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown. Keep an eye on it […]