Month: February 2009

Black Pepper & Garlic Pizza Dough

Ingredients: 1 cup warm water 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced 1/4 oz active dry yeast 2 3/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon freshly coarsely ground black pepper 4 tablespoons olive oil coarse-grain cornmeal for dusting olive oil for greasing the bowl mozzarella cheese and/or a […]

Zesty Pizza Sauce

Ingredients:1 small onion, minced4 cloves garlic, minced28 oz canned crushed tomatoes2 tablespoon olive oil1 tablespoon tomato paste1 1/2 teaspoons oregano1 1/2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakesfreshly ground black peppersalt Directions:In a large saucepan, saute the onions, red pepper flakes and garlic, in olive oil, 3-5 minutes or until fragrant. Add […]

Fiery Jamaican-Influenced Chicken Chili

Ingredients: 1 lb ground chicken 3 cloves garlic, chopped 3 chipotle chiles in adobe, chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and chopped 1 onion, diced 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned black beans, drained 15 oz diced fire roasted tomatoes 10 oz diced tomatoes with green […]

Spicy Peanut Sauce

Ingredients: 2/3 cup pork broth, at room temperature 1/4 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts (see note) 1 tablespoon fish sauce 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon chili garlic sauce 2 cloves of garlic 1 green onion, green parts only, chopped additional lightly salted roasted peanuts, chopped Directions: Note: I made […]

Chicken-Spinach Meatball Pasta Bake

Ingredients: 1 lb shells, cooked to package instructions 10-12 oz ricotta 4 oz sliced fresh mozzarella sauce: 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 28 oz canned ground tomatoes 1 1/2 tablespoons dried oregano or Italian herb mix 2 tablespoons olive oil meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken 1/2 cup […]

Rachel’s Sweet & Spicy Hot Mustard

Ingredients:2 2/3 cups water3/4 cups white wine vinegar1/4 cup apple cider vinegar1/8 cup tarragon vinegar1/3 cup brown mustard seeds1/3 cup yellow mustard seeds1/2 cup dry mustard1/2 cup brown sugar1 1/2 tablespoons salt1 tablespoon malt syrup1 teaspoons cinnamon1/2 teaspoon allspice1/2 teaspoon tumeric1 onion, diced3 cloves garlic, minced Directions:Pour the dry mustard, […]

Mongolian Pork

Ingredients: 4 lb pork tenderloin 3 cloves garlic, grated 1 inch chunk ginger, grated 1 onion, cut into thin slices 1 shallot, grated 1/2 cup broth 1/2 cup light soy sauce* 1/2 cup shaoxing cooking wine 2 tablespoons hoisin sauce* 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons black vinegar 2 […]

Double Chocolate Ginger Cake

Ingredients:3 eggs2 1/2 cups flour1 1/2 cups light brown sugar3/4 cup uncrystallized candied ginger*, chopped½ cup cocoa½ cup semisweet chocolate chips1/2 cup canola oil1 ¼ cup buttermilk1 teaspoon baking soda1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon vanilla½ teaspoon salt Directions:Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour one bundt pan. Combine flour, […]

Luscious Homemade Caramels

Ingredients:1 cup heavy cream 5 tablespoons butter, cut into pieces 1 teaspoon sea salt 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/4 cup light corn syrup 1/4 cup dark rum additional sea salt for sprinkling (optional) Directions:Thoroughly grease 2 loaf pans or one 8×8 inch baking dish. Bring cream, butter, and salt to […]

Tangerine Cupcakes

Ingredients:1/2 cup flour1/2 cup sugar3 tablespoons butter, at room temperature1/4 cup milk, at room temperature1/4 cup tangerine juice1 teaspoon baking powder1/2 teaspoon salt1 egg yolk, at room temperaturezest of 1 tangerine tangerine frosting and candied tangerine slices Directions:Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour 6 wells in a […]