Month: April 2006

Pineapple Upside Down Cupcakes

Ingredients: Topping:1/4 cup butter1/4 cup light brown sugar1 tablespoon light corn syrup20 oz canned pineapple rings in 100% pineapple juice, drain and reserve juice for batter Cake Batter:1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup butter, at room temperature1 cup flour1 egg, at room temperature1/2 cup pineapple juice1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla […]

Potato Salad with Bacon and Cheddar

Ingredients:2 lbs. Yukon Gold potatoes, cubed1 cup extra sharp cheddar cheese, shredded3/4 cup mayo1/2 cup green onion, sliced (red onion is good too)8 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled* Directions: In large saucepan, cover potatoes with water; bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low and simmer uncovered […]

Chocolate Pie

Ingredients: 8 oz Cool Whip, thawed 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 1/3 cup dutch process cocoa 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 8 inch chocolate graham cracker crust Directions: In a large bowl, cream together the cream cheese and sugar. Add milk, vanilla, and cocoa […]

Black Bean Soup with Chorizo

Ingredients:1 large onion, diced1 stalk celery, diced2 cloves garlic, diced2 carrots, diced30 oz canned black beans, with liquid20 oz canned tomatoes with green chile3 oz chorizo, diced2 tablespoons oil1 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes Directions:In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add the onion, garlic, carrots, celery, pepper flakes and […]

Mini Chocolate Chip Cheesecakes

Ingredients:8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature1 egg, at room temperature1 graham cracker, smashed*1 teaspoon vanilla1/3 cup sugar1/3 cup semisweet chocolate mini chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line a 6 cupcake pan with papers, evenly divide the graham cracker crumbs to cover the bottoms of the papers. In a […]

Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients:1/2 lb brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise4 carrots, cut in 1 in chunks3 potatoes, cut in 1 inch chunks1 large onion, cut in 8 pieces1 head broccoli, chopped4 tablespoons olive oilsaltpepper Directions:Preheat oven to 400. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons olive oil over a 9×13 baking pan. Arrange the carrots, potatoes, onion, and […]

Matzo Brei

Ingredients: 5 eggs 3 1/2 pieces Everything matzo (or plain*), broken into pieces 2 tablespoons milk salt pepper Directions: In a small bowl, scramble the eggs and milk, add the broken matzo, salt and pepper. Stir to combine. Pour into a buttered frying pan. Cook as you would scrambled eggs, […]

Macaroni and Cheese with Tomato

Ingredients:10 oz macaroni, cooked and drained28 oz canned whole tomatoes8 oz sharp cheddar, shredded1/2 cup fresh spinach1 medium onion, chopped2 cloves garlic, chopped1 shallot, chopped1 stalk celery, chopped2 tablespoons olive oil2 teaspoons oregano Directions:Preheat oven to 375. Lightly grease or spray casserole dish. In a medium saucepan, heat oil. Add […]

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Chocolate Chips

Marshmallow Popcorn Balls with Chocolate ChipsIngredients:1 1/2 oz popped popcorn*5 oz mini marshmallows (Campfire Brand is by far the best)1/4 cup dark chocolate chips2 tablespoons butter Directions:Pour the popcorn in a large bowl. In a small saucepan, melt the butter and marshmallows, stirring occasionally**. Pour immediately over the popcorn and […]

Grilled Pineapple with Buttered Rum Sauce

Grilled Pineapple with Buttered Rum SauceIngredients:1 pineapple, cored and cut into 1/2 in slices1/2 dark brown sugar1/4 cup dark rum3 tablespoons butter Directions:Lightly spray a grill pan and heat until hot. Place pineapple slices on the grill and allow to cook 3-4 minutes on each side. When it is time […]