Month: August 2008

Peach Upside Down Cake (on the grill)

Ingredients: 2 cups sliced peaches 1 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature, divided use 1/3 cup milk 1/4 cup demerara sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg Directions: In a large bowl, beat 7 tablespoons of butter and […]

Summer Lovin’ Salad

Ingredients: 4 slices of crisp bacon, crumbled 2 avocados, sliced 2 hard boiled eggs, sliced 2 chicken breasts 1 head butter lettuce, chopped 1/2 head red leaf, chopped 2 cups assorted halved small heirloom tomatoes 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese dressing: 1/4 cup olive oil 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/8 […]

Spice, Spice Baby Pork Chili

Ingredients: 1 lb ground pork 3 cloves garlic, chopped 2 chipotle chiles in adobe, chopped 1 habanero pepper, seeded and chopped 1 onion, diced 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned cannellini beans, drained 15 oz diced tomatoes in juice 10 oz diced tomatoes with green […]

Heirloom Tomato and Spaghetti Strata

Ingredients:8 eggs, beaten4 strips of cooked, crisp bacon, crumbled3 1/2 (loose, not packed) cups cooked spaghetti1 cup cherry tomatoes1/2 cup basil, chopped1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheesepepper Directions:Preheat oven to 425. Grease an 8×8 pan. In a small bowl, stir together eggs, pepper, basil, cheese, bacon, and tomatoes. Place the spaghetti […]

Beef, Beet & Potato Kabobs

Ingredients:1 lb cubed beef1 lb beets, cubed*1 1/4 lb very small red potatoesonion quarters for the marinade:1/3 cup roughly chopped fresh tarragon3 tablespoons tarragon vinegar3 tablespoons olive oil3 bunches French shallots, slicedsaltpepper Directions:At least 1 hour (and up to 6) before serving, place the marinade ingredients in a resealable bag […]

Homemade Chocodiles

Ingredients: for the sponge cake: 2 cups flour 1 cup milk, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla extract for the cream filling: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup cold […]

Ovaltine Chocolate Chunk Ice Cream

Ingredients: 1 cup milk (I used 2%) 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 cup sugar, divided use 1/3 cup rich, chocolatey Ovaltine 2 oz dark chocolate, chopped* 3 egg yolks 1/2 teaspoon vanilla sea salt Directions: In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, whisk together half of the sugar (1/8 of […]

Deconstructed Spaghetti and Meatballs

1 1/2 lb lean ground beef*2 to 3 lb tomatoes**1/3 cup bread crumbs3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese3 tablespoons chopped basil1 small onion, grated1 egg1 cup fresh ripe tomatoessaltpepper 3/4 lb cooked, hot spaghettiextra chopped basilolive oil Directions:In a bowl, knead together the meat, onion, basil, egg, olive oil, cheese, […]

Pork in a Jalapeno-Tomatillo Sauce

Ingredients:3 lb boneless pork shoulder roast10 medium-sized tomatillos, finely chopped10 jalapenos, seeded and finely chopped5 cloves garlic1 large onion, finely chopped1 cup pork or chicken broth2 tablespoons canola oil for the spice rub1 1/2 teaspoon oregano1 1/2 teaspoon ground jalapeno1 1/2 teaspoon ground chipotle1 1/2 teaspoon cuminsaltpepper to serve:chopped papalotortillas […]