Month: May 2007

Guinness Punch

Ingredients: per drink 12 oz cold Guinness stout 1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 1/16 teaspoon cocoa 1/16 teaspoon allspice 1/16 teaspoon cinnamon Directions: In a small bowl or measuring cup, whisk together the cocoa, allspice and cinnamon to remove any clumps. Then pour the Guinness into a large cup (larger […]

Spicy Onion Rings

Ingredients:2 very large onions*, cut into 3/4 inch rings and separate3 cups oil2 cups flour1 cup buttermilk1/2 cup club soda3 eggs1 teaspoon paprikahot sauce (I used Tabasco brand Habanero Sauce)saltpepper Directions:In a large bowl, whisk together the buttermilk, a few drops hot sauce and eggs. Stir in the club soda […]

Lemon Cupcakes with Fresh Strawberry Centers

Ingredients:juice of 1 lemonzest of 1 lemon1 1/2 cup flour1 cup sugar3/4 cup buttermilk7 tablespoons butter, at room temperature2 eggs, at room temperature12 small to medium sized strawberries Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Grease and flour or line 12 wells in a cupcake pan. In a large bowl, cream the butter, […]

Mango Lassi

Ingredients:1 mango, cubed (should be about 1 cup)1 cup plain yogurt1/3 cup milksimple syrup Directions:Place the mango, yogurt, milk and simple syrup to taste in a blender. Pulse until smooth. Serve cold. Optional: sprinkle with salt, tumeric or cardamon. Yield: 2 glasses My thoughts: Timmy fell in the well again! […]

Fish Tacos

Ingredients: 6 firm, white fish fillets 3 tablespoons tequila juice of 1/2 lime 1/2 teaspoon cumin 2 small hot chiles, seeded and minced salt pepper 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 1 green onion, chopped to serve: corn tortillas (small size) sour cream additional lime juice avocado hot sauce (I used […]

Spinach Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 10 hardboiled eggs, peeled and sliced length-wise 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1 1/2 teaspoons capers (optional) smoked paprika 1/4 cup frozen spinach (defrosted, drained and chopped*) crisp bacon or large capers for garnish Directions: In a small bowl, use a fork and thoroughly mix together the […]

Dark Chocolate Goji Berry Ice Cream

Ingredients:2 cups milk (I used 2%)1 cup heavy cream1/2 cup sugar, divided use1/2 cup goji berries1/3 cup Dutch process cocoa1/4 cup cachaça (white rum would be a good substitute)4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped4 egg yolks1 teaspoon vanilla pastered or pink sea salt Directions:In a small bowl, soak the goji berries […]

Basil Artichoke Pesto

Ingredients:12 oz frozen, thawed artichoke hearts3 oz Parmesan cheese, grated2 oz fresh basil.5 oz fresh Italian parsley1 oz pinenuts, toasted3 tablespoons olive oil4-5 cloves garlicsaltpepper to serve: 1 lb hot pasta Directions:Place all ingredients in a food processor or blender, pulse until almost smooth. Stir into hot pasta. My thoughts: […]

Steak & Spinach & Artichoke Pasta

Ingredients:1 lb dried ziti1 lb marinated* top round or flank steak, cooked medium rare and sliced6 oz good quality marinated artichoke hearts, chopped, liquid reserved1 ½ cups fresh or frozen spinach¼ cup chopped Italian parsley¼ cup chopped basil¼ cup balsamic vinegar2 tablespoons Dijon mustard2 cloves garlic, mincedsaltpepperolive oil Directions: Bring […]

Black Beans & Rice

Ingredients:30 oz canned black beans1 large onion, chopped1 small onion, quartered6 cloves garlic, 4 minced and 2 left whole1 bay leaf1 1/2 teaspoons cumin1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon allspice8 small chili peppers, 5 minced and 3 cut in half2 teaspoons palm sugar (or brown sugar)2 tablespoons white vinegar2 tablespoons olive oilsalt […]