Month: March 2007

Pistol Packin’ Mama Cupcakes

Ingredients:4 oz Vosges Red Fire Chips*, melted1 1/2 cups flour1 1/2 cups light brown sugar1 cup boiling water3/4 cup butter, at room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon baking powder2 eggs, at room temperature Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease or line 15-18 wells in a cupcake pan. In a […]

Dulce de Leche

Ingredients:1 can sweetened condensed milk, label removedwater Directions:Using a can opener, open the can half way. Do not pull back the lid, leave it in place. Place in a deep sauce pan and fill the pan with water just to the edge of the top of the can. Simmer over […]


Ingredients:1 lb lasagna noodlesparmesan for sprinkling for the cheese/spinach filling:1 cup ricotta3/4 cup chopped spinach (squeezed dry if previously frozen)1/2 cup parmesan1/2 teaspoon nutmeg2 eggs for the bolognese sauce:1 lb ground beef1 large onion, chopped4 cloves garlic, minced3 carrots, peeled and chopped6 oz fresh mushrooms, roughly chopped1 large can whole […]

Chocolate Fondue for Two

Ingredients:6 oz semi sweet chocolate3 tablespoons milk1 tablespoon rum Directions:In the microwave or double boiler**, heat all ingredients until the chocolate is soft and melted. Remove from heat and allow to sit about 2 minutes. Stir to form a thick sauce. Decant into a bowl or a small fondue pot […]

Ground Beef Gravy

Ingredients:1 large onion, diced1 1/4 lb lean ground beef1 cup water1/2 cup flour2 tablespoons oilmashed potatoes* or egg noodles for serving Directions:In a small bowl, whisk together the flour and water to form a paste. Set a side. In a large skillet or saucepan, heat the oil. When the oil […]

Beer Braised Beef with Leeks and Kohlrabi

Ingredients:4-5 lb beef roast1 bunch kohlrabi, peeled and sliced3 large leeks, whites only chopped1 cup broth1 cup beer1/4 cup flour2 tablespoons oil1 tablespoon paprikasaltpepper Directions:Preheat oven to 375. In large saucepan, heat the oil. Meanwhile, rub the roast with salt and pepper. Dredge in flour. Brown the roast in the […]

Curly Squid & Rapini Pasta

Ingredients:1 lb cleaned squid, large tentacles halved1 lb pasta1 lb rapini (broccoli rabe), stems removed and corsely chopped1/4 cup bread crumbs4 cloves garlic, minced2 anchovy fillets1 shallot, minced2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 lemonsaltpepper Directions:Cook pasta according to box instructions. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan. When hot, add the […]


Ingredients:3/4 cup cooked, cubed potato3/4 cup grated raw potato1/4 cup buttermilk1/4 cup flour1 teaspoon baking sodabutter or oil for pan frying Directions:In a medium bowl, mash the cubed potatoes with the buttermilk. Add the grated potato, flour and baking soda and stir to evenly distribute. Heat 2-3 tablespoons of butter […]

Mussels with Bacon, Beer & Mushrooms

Ingredients: 2 lbs live mussels 1 cup broth 1 cup chopped mushrooms 1/2 cup beer* 1 onion, sliced 1 clove garlic, sliced 1 stalk celery, chopped 2 teaspoons softened butter 2 teaspoons flour 2 slices lean bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces 1/2 teaspoon sage 1/2 teaspoon thyme salt pepper […]

Buttermilk Apple Bread

Ingredients:1 cup whole wheat flour2 cups flour1 1/2 cups buttermilk3/4 cup cubed apple*3 tablespoons light brown sugar2 tablespoons olive oil1 tablespoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger1/2 teaspoon allspice1 egg Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour one standard loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together […]