Month: May 2006

Deviled Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lbs peeled, cooked and diced Yukon gold potatoes 5 sprigs chives, minced 1 carrot, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 3 tablespoons nonfat plain yogurt 2 tablespoons good quality Dijon mustard salt pepper Directions: Place the potatoes in a large bowl along with the yogurt and the mustard. […]

Chocolate Birthday Cake

Ingredients:1 1/3 cups flour1 1/3 cup sugar1 cup cocoa1 cup boiling water1/3 cup vegetable oil1/3 cup milk2 teaspoons vanilla1 1/4 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt2 eggs Directions:Preheat oven to 325. Grease and flour or spray (with cooking spray with flour) a 9 inch springform pan. In a […]

Chocolate Cream Cheese Icing

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 3 oz block cream cheese, at room temperature 2 oz unsweetened baking chocolate 2 tablespoons butter Directions: In a small saucepan, melt butter and chocolate together, whisking occasionally. Pour into a medium sized mixing bowl and allow to cool. Add cream cheese and mix […]

Lime & Buttermilk Cupcakes

Ingredients:1 1/2 cups flour 1 cup sugar¾ cup butter, at room temperature ¾ cup buttermilk 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons lime juice1/2 teaspoon baking powder1/4 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt zest of one lime Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Line 12 wells in a cupcake tin with baking […]

Coconut Lime Icing

Ingredients:1 cup confections’ sugar¾ cup sweetened, flaked coconut3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature2 tablespoons buttermilk1 tablespoon lime juicezest of one lime Directions: In a small bowl, combine butter,zest and sugar throughly. Add buttermilk and lime juice. Mix on high 1 minute until well mixed Spread over cooled cupcakes. Sprinkle each […]

Lemon Sticks

Ingredients: 1 lemon, cut in half along the equator 2 cane sugar peppermint sticks Directions: Place one peppermint stick in the middle of one lemon half. Repeat. Suck lemon juice through the peppermint stick and be oddly refreshed. My thoughts: Odd as it may seem, the peppermint stick/lemon combo is […]

Lemon Cranberry Bread

Ingredients:2 cups PLUS 1/4 cup flour1 cup sugar2 eggs, lightly beaten1/2 cup buttermilk4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature2 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon lemon rind1 cup fresh or unthawed frozen cranberries*1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt Directions:Preheat oven to 375. Grease and flour or spray with cooking spray with flour one […]

Potato, Mushroom and Onion Saute

Ingredients:2 lb golden potatoes, diced1 medium onion, diced1 cup crimini mushrooms, sliced4 cloves garlic, minced2 tablespoons oil1-2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon dried sage leaffreshly ground black pepper Directions:In a large saucepan, heat the oil. Add potatoes, garlic and onions. Saute, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes. Add salt, pepper and sage. […]

Savoy Cabbage with Bacon

Ingredients: 1 small head of Savoy cabbage shredded (about 4 cups)1 onion diced5 cloves of garlic6 slices of bacon (cut in small pieces)1/4 cup water1 tablespoons red wine vinegar1 tablespoon Dijon mustard Directions:In medium saucepan, fry the bacon until crisp, then remove it to a paper towel lined plate and […]

Caramel Popcorn

Ingredients:2 quarts popped popcorn*1 cup light brown sugar1/2 cup light corn syrup1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda Directions:Preheat oven to 250. In a medium saucepan, bring the corn syrup and sugar to a boil, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, spread popped popcorn […]