Month: May 2008

Saag Paneer

Ingredients:1 cup paneer, cubed16 oz frozen, defrosted spinach (or 8 oz each spinach and mustard greens)1 medium onion, thinly sliced4 cloves garlic1 green chile, diced2 inch knob ginger, sliced into matchsticks1/3 cup water3 tablespoons plain yogurt2 teaspoons garam masala1 teaspoon black mustard seeds1/2 teaspoon tumeric1/2 teaspoon amchur powder1/2 teaspoon asofoetida1/2 […]

Porcini Mushroom Dry Rubbed Steak

2 Delmonico steaks for the dry rub:1/2 oz dried porcini mushrooms, ground to small bits1 tablespoon sea salt1/2 teaspoon dried mustard1/2 teaspoon dried oregano1/2 teaspoon black pepper1/2 teaspoon hot paprika Directions:Stir all of the dry rub ingredients together. Rub into both sides of each steak. Refrigerate at least 2 hours […]


Ingredients: 1/2 gallon whole milk 2 tablespoons lemon juice Directions: In a heavy saucepan, bring milk to a boil. Watch it carefully because once it starts to bubble and look frothy, it is almost at boiling. It will then to rise very quickly as it begins to boil, make sure […]

Hamburger Rolls

Ingredients: 2 3/4 cups flour 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup water 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon sugar 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 oz active dry yeast for the egg wash 1 egg yolk 1 teaspoon water to sprinkle: sesame or poppy seeds Directions: Stir together the milk, water, butter, sugar and […]

Root Beer Float Cupcakes

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup sugar 6 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 1 cup milk 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 egg, at room temperature 2 tablespoons root beer extract* vanilla ice cream Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour 12 wells in a […]

You Can’t Stop The Beet Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 lb potato, cubed 1 lb roasted beets 2 cups chopped beet greens 1 onion, diced 2 slices thick cut bacon dressing: 2 tablespoons grainy deli mustard 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1 shallot, grated salt pepper pinch sugar Directions: Cube beets. Whisk together all of the ingredients of the […]

Mojo Pork Chops

Ingredients:marinade:5 cloves garlic, grated1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced3/4 cup sour orange juice*2 tablespoons olive oil1/2 teaspoon ground cumin1/2 teaspoon oreganosaltpepper 3 or 4 thick cut, boneless pork chops2 tablespoons olive oil Directions:Whisk all of the ingredients to the marinade together. Pour over pork chops and marinate for 2-6 […]

Chipotle Spinach Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 4 oz defrosted frozen artichoke hearts, chopped 3/4 cup frozen chopped spinach, defrosted and drained* 1/2 cup sour cream 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 shallots, sliced 2 chipotle chiles in adobo with 1 teaspoon of the adobe sauce 1 tablespoon key lime juice […]

Strawberry-Basil Granita

Ingredients:4 cups fresh, whole strawberries1 cup water1 cup sugar1 cup (loose) fresh basil Directions:Bring the water, sugar and basil to boil in a medium sauce pan. Boil, stirring occasionally until it reduces slightly and thickens to a light syrup. Strain and cool. Add to strawberries and blend until smooth in […]

Strawberry-Thyme Cupcakes

Ingredients:3/4 cup flour1/2 cup sugar3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature1/3 cup milk3 large strawberries, mashed (with juices)1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg, at room temperature3 sprigs thyme leaves, lightly crushedzest of 1 small lemon lemon thyme frosting Directions:Allow the thyme to seep in the milk for at least 15 […]