Month: July 2006

Guacamole

Ingredients:4 avocados4 long Asian chili peppers (or 6 Serrano peppers), chopped1 medium tomato, cubed with excess liquid squeezed out1 small vidalia or other sweet onion, chopped1/4 cup cilantro, minced1 teaspoon garlic powderjuice of 1 limesaltpepper Directions: In non-reactive bowl, us a spoon or a potato masher to mash the avocados […]

Pesto

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh basil 3 cloves garlic 1/4 cup Parmesan 1/4 cup Romano cheese 1/4 cup toasted pinenuts 1/2 cup olive oil salt pepper Directions: Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until a thick paste forms. Toss with approx. 1 lb cooked pasta and serve. […]

Kiwi Sorbet

Ingredients:* 8-10 kiwi, peeled1/2 cup sugar1/2 cup water2 tablespoons lime juice Directions. In a small pan, heat water and sugar until sugar is dissolved. Cool the syrup. In a blender or food processor, pulse syrup, juice and kiwi until almost smooth. Pour the mixture in an ice cream maker and […]

Egg Cream

Ingredients:2 oz chocolate syrup*4 oz milk6 oz seltzer Directions: Pour syrup into a tall glass. Add milk. Stir to combine**. Tilt the glass slightly and carefully pour the seltzer down the side of the glass, to avoid losing the bubbles. Drink immediately. *Fox’s U-bet syrup is traditional but I normally […]

Butterscotch Blondies

Ingredients:2 cups light brown sugar1 1/4 cup flour2 eggs, at room temperature6 tablespoons butter, melted2 teaspoons vanilla2 teaspoons baking powder3/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or spray with cooking spray with flour one 8 inch square baking pan. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking […]

Warm Potato Salad with Bacon and Spinach

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb Russet potatoes, cut into 1/4 inch slices4 strips of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch chunks1 onion, sliced2 cups fresh baby spinach4 tablespoons cider vinegar, divided3 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons lime juice1 tablespoon Dijon mustard1/2 tablespoon sugarsalt and pepper to taste Directions:Begin by making the dressing: in […]

Summer Fruit Salad with Ginger Lime Syrup

Ingredients: syrup: 1 cup water 1/3 cup sugar 1 inch knob fresh ginger, coarsely chopped zest of one lime juice of one lime salad: 1 mango, cubed 3 peaches, sliced 3 kiwi, cubed ¾ cup blackberries ¾ cup blueberries* Directions: In a medium saucepan, heat water, zest, juice, ginger and […]

Fried Chicken

Ingredients: for the spice rub*warning-this needs to be prepared and used the day before you plan to make the chicken 4 tablespoon Old Bay1 tablespoon paprika1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon pepper6 cloves garlic, mincedjuice of 1 lime 1 approx. 6 lb chicken, cut into 8 pieces for the next day:2 cups […]

Blueberry Buckle

Ingredients: for the cake: 2 cups flour 2 cups blueberries* 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 cup milk 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg, at room temperature for the streusel: 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup sugar 1/3 […]

Accordion Potatoes

Ingredients:4-6 medium potatoes6 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon salt1 tablespoon rosemarypepper to taste Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Spread half of the olive oil over the bottom of an oven-safe dish. With a sharp knife, slice each potato into approximately 1/8 inch slices WITHOUT cutting all the way through the potato*, […]