Month: September 2008

Apple Cider Doughnuts

Ingredients 2 1/4 teaspoons active dry yeast 3/4 cup milk, at room temperature 1/4 cup apple cider, at room temperature 1/4 cup warm apple cider (about 110 degrees) 3 1/4 cups flour 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 3 egg yolks 2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoons salt apple cider frosting […]

Pumpkin Pancakes with Homemade Cinnamon Butter

Ingredients:for the pancakes:1 3/4 cups flour1 1/2 cups milk1/4 cup pumpkin puree2 1/2 tablespoons melted butter2 teaspoons sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt2 eggs for the cinnamon butter:4 tablespoons butter, very softened2 teaspoons confectioners sugar1 teaspoon cinnamon plus additional butter for griddle Directions:For the cinnamon butter: thoroughly combine all ingredients. […]

Baked Ziti with Rapini and Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients: 1 lb ziti, cooked to package instructions cheese mixture: 15 oz ricotta 1/4 cup shredded Italian cheese 10 oz rapini, chopped and steamed 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1 egg sauce: 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 28 oz canned ground tomatoes 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter […]

Chipotle Guacamole

Ingredients: 4 avocados 3 chipotle peppers in adobo, finely chopped 1 medium tomato, cubed with excess liquid squeezed out 1 shallot, minced 1/8 cup cilantro, minced 1 teaspoon garlic powder juice of 1 lime salt pepper Directions: In non-reactive bowl, use the back of a spoon or a potato masher […]

Eye of the Tiger Cupcakes

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup milk 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1/3 cup cocoa 1/4 cup sour cream 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla paste (or extract) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 egg, at room temperature vanilla chocolate swirl frosting Directions: Preheat oven to 350. […]

Vanilla Chocolate Swirl Frosting

Ingredients:8 oz cream cheese, softened1 1/2 cup confectioners sugar2 teaspoons vanilla paste1/8 cup cocoa Directions:In a large bowl, beat together the vanilla paste (or extract)cream cheese and confectioners sugar until smooth. Frost 12 cupcakes. Add the cocoa to the remaining icing (there should be about 1/4 left) and beat until […]

Pork & Cellophane Noodle Salad

Ingredients: 8 to 10 oz cellophane noodles* 2 thick cut pork chops or about 8 oz of pork tenderloin 1 thin skinned, low seed cucumber, cut into strips 2 carrots, cut into strips 1 bunch scallion, diced 1 bunch baby bok choy or Shanghai cabbage, chopped for the marinade: 2 […]

Everything But the Kitchen Sink Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup flour1/4 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature1/4 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup sugar1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips1/4 cup unsweetened flaked coconut1/4 cup toffee chips1/8 cup cocoa nibs1 egg, at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon baking powder Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 cookie […]

Crab Pretzel

Ingredients: for the dip: 1 small shallot, grated 8 oz fresh blue crab meat 3 oz shredded sharp cheddar 3 oz cream cheese, softened 1 1/2 tablespoons sour cream 1 tablespoon mayonnaise 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay Seasoning 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard for the pretzel: 3/4 oz […]

Korean Style Spicy Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:3 Korean cucumbers, thinly sliced1 bunch green onion, diced for the dressing2 tablespoons rice vinegar2 tablespoons ground Korean red pepper1 tablespoon sesame seeds1 tablespoon Korean red pepper paste (gochujang)1/2 teaspoon sesame oil Directions:In a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together. Pour over the cucumbers and green onions. Refrigerate until […]