Month: September 2009

Green Bean Risotto

Ingredients: 5 cups chicken or vegetable stock 1 2/3 to 2 cups diced green beans 3/4 cup chopped crimini mushrooms 2 large shallots, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cups Arborio rice 1/3 cup Parmesan, grated 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter salt […]

Ham, Cheddar & Poblano Corn Muffins

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup cornmeal 1 cup buttermilk 3/4 cup cubed smoked ham 2/3 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar 1/2 cup diced poblano pepper 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup canola oil or melted butter 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper […]

Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts & Crimini Sauté

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups cauliflower florets (I used yellow cauliflower) 5 ounces sliced crimini mushrooms 10 Brussels sprouts, halved 1 onion, chopped 3 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter juice of 1 lemon Directions: Toss the vegetables with the thyme and lemon juice in a […]

Rachel’s Homestyle Baltimore Crab Cakes

Ingredients: 1 shallot, minced 16 oz backfin blue crab meat 16 oz lump blue crab meat 2 eggs, beaten 2 slices white sandwich bread, torn into small bits 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard 1-2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the crab […]

Baked Spaghetti

Ingredients: 1 lb spaghetti 28 oz canned crushed or ground tomatoes 28 oz canned diced tomatoes 3 cloves garlic, minced 2 small to medium carrots, diced 1 jarred whole pimiento, diced 1 onion, diced 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon basil, finely chopped 1 tablespoon oregano, finely chopped 1 tablespoon […]

Fruit & Nut Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup old fashioned oats 3/4 cup mixed dried fruit 1/3 cup quartered, skin-on almonds 1/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup light brown sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon cloves […]

Pork with Oyster Mushrooms

Ingredients: 1 lb pork sirloin, diced 12 oz oyster mushrooms, sliced 6 cloves of garlic, minced 4 green onions chopped 1 onion sliced 1 cup chicken or pork stock 2 tablespoons oyster sauce 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 tablespoon soy sauce 2 teaspoons sesame oil pepper for the marinade: 1 […]

Moules aux Poireaux et le Céleri

2-2 1/2 mussels (cleaned, discard any that are open) 2 large leeks, diced 1 stalk celery, sliced 1 small onion, sliced 3/4 cup (dry) white wine or water minced parsley to taste salt pepper Directions: Place the leeks, celery, onion, parsley and wine in the bottom of a large pot […]

Pommes Frites with Two Dipping Sauces

Ingredients: 2-3 lb russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch wide, 3 inch long pieces canola oil frites sauce #1 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons capers 2 tablespoons parsley 2 anchovies frites sauce #2 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard freshly ground black pepper Directions: frites sauce #1: […]