Month: October 2008

Apple Cider Glazed Butternut Squash

Ingredients: 1 large butternut squash, halved lengthwise and seeds removed 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 2 tablespoons melted butter 2 tablespoons apple cider salt black pepper olive oil Directions: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Brush the insides with olive oil. Place the squash […]

Confetti Cupcakes

Ingredients:2 cups flour1 cup sugar1 cup milk1/2 cup butter, at room temperature2 eggs, at room temperature2 teaspoons vanilla2 teaspoons baking powder1/4 teaspoon salt2 tablespoons multicolored sprinklesfrosting Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Grease and flour or line 16-18 wells* in a cupcake pan. In a large bowl, cream together butter and […]

Vanilla Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients:8 oz cream cheese, softened1 1/2 cups confectioners sugar2 teaspoons vanilla food coloring Directions:In a large bowl, beat together the vanilla, cream cheese, food dye and confectioners sugar until smooth. Add more confectioners sugar in 2 tablespoon increments if you want or need a stiffer or sweeter frosting. My thoughts: […]

Bacon Cornbread

Ingredients:1 cup flour1 cup cornmeal1 cup buttermilk1/3 cup canola oil1/3 cup crumbled center cut bacon (about 4-5 slices)1/4 cup sugar1 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon baking soda1 egg Directions:Preheat oven to 400. Grease or spray one 8×8 baking pan. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cornmeal, flour, baking powder, baking […]

Sage Roasted Chicken

Ingredients:1 6-7 lb roasting chicken10-12 leaves fresh sageProvençal salt*olive oil Directions:Preheat oven to 325. Meanwhile, rinse the (empty) chicken off with cold water. Place on the rack and position in the roasting pan. Rub the chicken with a tablespoon of oil. Arrange the leaves on the breast and sprinkle liberally […]

Chocolate Drizzled Caramel Apples

Ingredients: 6 large apples for the caramel: 1 cup heavy cream 3 cups sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup water 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces pinch salt for the chocolate 4-6 oz dark chocolate 1 tablespoon melted butter sprinkles colored sugar candy bits Directions: Line a […]

Cuban Inspired Pork Chili

2 1/2 lb boneless pork rib roast, cubed30 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes20 oz can hominy (I like Manning’s)15.5 oz canned black beans, drained5 cloves of garlic, minced1 large onion, diced1/2 cup fire roasted corn 2 tablespoons canola oil1 tablespoon chili powder1 1/2 teaspoons ground jalapeno1 teaspoon hot paprika1 teaspoon […]

Seafood Udon Soup

Ingredients:6 dried shitake mushrooms, rehydrated in 1 cup hot broth (reserve the broth)4 cups shrimp broth1 1/2 cups raw frozen or fresh mixed seafood1/3 cup dried wakame (cut up)2 cloves garlic, grated1/2 inch knob ginger, grated2 tablespoons akamiso miso paste10 oz udon noodles1 carrot, sliced into strips Directions:Bring the broth, […]

Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Ingredients:3/4 cup light brown sugar3/4 cup flour1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats1/2 cup chunky or “extra chunky” peanut butter1/4 cup butter, at room temperature6 oz semisweet chips1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon baking powder1 egg, at room temperature Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a […]

Banana Walnut Muffins

Ingredients:2 eggs1 1/4 cup mashed overripe bananas1 cup whole wheat flour1 cup flour1/2 cup chopped walnuts2/3 cup light brown sugar1/2 cup milk1/4 cup butter, at room temperature1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder1 teaspoon vanilla1 teaspoon cardamom1/2 teaspoon cinnamon1/2 teaspoon salt1 banana, sliced into 1/4 inch slices (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to […]