Month: December 2007

Indian Spiced Peanuts with Toasted Coconut

Ingredients: 2 cups unsalted roasted peanuts 2 tablespoons unsweetened coconut 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 1/2 teaspoons garam masala 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cardadom 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon lime zest pinch tumeric Directions: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven […]

Four Cheese Rapini Lasagna

Ingredients: 1 lb lasagna noodles parmesan for sprinkling for the cheese filling: 15 oz ricotta 3/4 cup steamed rapini* 3/4 cup shredded asiago 1 cup shredded mozzarella 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 2 eggs for the sauce: 1 large onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 carrots, peeled and chopped 6 oz […]

Cranberry Poppy Seed Bundt Cake

Ingredients: 3 eggs, at room temperature3 cups flour1 1/2 cups sugar 1 1/2 cups fresh cranberries1/2 cup butter, at room temperature1/2 cup orange juice*8 oz sour cream2 tablespoons poppy seeds1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder1 1/2 teaspoons orange zest1/4 teaspoon salt Directions:Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour one […]

Cardamom-Honey Roasted Peanuts

Ingredients:2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts1/4 cup honey (I used mesquite honey)1 tablespoon sugar1 tablespoon ground cardamom2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon ground ginger Directions:Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and spices. Set aside. In a heavy pan, heat the honey until […]

Chocolate Dipped Chocolate Chip Shortbread Fingers

Ingredients:1 cup butter, at room temperature2 cups flour1 cup semisweet miniature chocolate chips*, divided use1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar1 1/2 teaspoons vanillapinch salt Directions:Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper. Beat the butter, salt, sugar and vanilla until smooth and fluffy. Add in the flour, one cup at a time, until […]

Pigs in a Blanket

Ingredients:30 cocktail sized sausages*1 1/2 cups flour1/2 cup milk6 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder1/2 teaspoon sugar1 egg optional:1 egg, beatensesame seeds Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Place the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a food processor. Pulse until […]

Sweet & Spicy Peanuts

Ingredients: 2 cups unsalted, roasted peanuts 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon sugar 1/2 tablespoon chipotle chile powder 1 1/2 teaspoon Chinese five spice powder 1 teaspoon chili powder salt Directions: Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Preheat the oven to 250. Toss all ingredients together except for the […]

Balsamic Glazed Almonds

Ingredients: 1 cup raw almonds* 1/4 cup light brown sugar 3 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon chipotle chile powder Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the nuts, brown sugar and vinegar in a heavy sauce pan. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until […]

Winterized BLT Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 strips thick cut bacon 1/2 medium red onion, chopped 1 lb pasta (I used gemelli) 2 cooked, boneless skinless chicken breast, cubed 3/4 cup frozen spinach 1/2 cup sliced sun-dried tomatoes* 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar Directions: Bring a large pot of salted […]

Gingerbread Pancakes

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon molasses 1 tablespoon butter, melted and cooled slightly 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 […]