Month: November 2006

Cauliflower and Garlic Pasta

Ingredients:1 head cauliflower, cut into small florets3/4 lb dried pasta1/2 cup chicken broth1/4 cup grated parmesan2 tablespoons red pepper flakes2 tablespoon olive oil5 anchovy filets5 cloves garlic, minced Directions:Cook pasta according to package instructions. Five minutes before it is finished, add the cauliflower to the pasta and allow to steam […]

Cranberry Ribbon Cake

Ingredients:2 eggs2 cups flour1 cup plain yogurt, at room temperature1 cup light brown sugar1/2 cup butter, at room temperature3/4 cup whole berry cranberry sauce, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or use a baking spray 1 […]

Turkey Enchiladas

Filling Ingredients: 2 cups turkey, dark meat 2 cups broth 2 onions 4 cloves garlic 1 small punch of parsley (not cut up) 1 dried arbol chili pepper (or any other dried large black chile pepper) 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon oregano 2 chipotle peppers packed in adobo sauce (it […]

Apple Cider Spiked Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients:2 cups fresh cranberries1 cup apple cider1 cup sugar2 tablespoons Madeira2 cinnamon sticks Directions:Place the cranberries, apple cider, sugar and cinnamon sticks in a medium saucepan and, stirring occasionally, cook for 20 minutes over medium high heat to reduce and thicken. Remove from heat and stir in the Madeira. Remove […]

Apple Cider Basted Roast Turkey

Ingredients: 1 16 lb turkey* 1 cup apple cider ½ cup Madeira 2 cups chicken or turkey stock 1 large onion, cut into 8 pieces 1 bunch parsley Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Combine the broth, Madeira, apple cider and pour on the bottom of the roasting pan. Scatter the […]

Apple Cider and Madeira Turkey Gravy

Ingredients:Juices from the turkey*, strained for lumps¼ cup flour½ cup Madeira1 cup apple cider1 cup chicken or turkey stock Directions:In a large sauce pan, over medium heat, whisk together the juices, cider, Madeira, and stock. Whisk in flour then bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer until thickened. If […]

Pecan “Stuffing”

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups chopped onions1 ½ cups chopped celery½ cup parsley¼ cup pecans, choppedabout 25 slices bread, torn2 eggs, beaten1 tablespoon butter2 tablespoons poultry seasoning1 teaspoon sage1 teaspoon celery seed½ cup chicken or turkey stock Directions: In a large pan, sauté celery and onions in the butter until translucent. […]

Ginger Spiced Sweet Potato Pie

Ingredients:3 sweet potatoes or yams, peeled, boiled and mashed2 inch piece of ginger, peeled and grated1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup light brown sugar1 egg, at room temperature1 tablespoon butter, melted1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon vanilla1/4 teaspoon nutmeg pecan halves for decoration Directions: Preheat oven to 375. In […]

Pecan Pastry Pie Crust

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1/2 cup crushed pecans 1/4 cup ice water 8 tablespoons butter, cold 4 tablespoons shortening, cold 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place flour, sugar, salt and pecans in a food processor and pulse once or twice to mix. Add the […]

Two Mushroom Risotto with Shrimp

Ingredients:1 lb raw shrimp, peeled5 cups chicken stock2 cups Arborio rice2 cups hot water2/3 cup parmesan8 oz sliced fresh mushrooms3/4 oz dried porcini mushrooms4 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon butter1 shallot, minced Directions:In a medium bowl, soak the porcini mushrooms in the hot water. After 30 minutes, strain the porcini mushrooms […]