Month: January 2010

Lemon Drop Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3/4 cup sour cream, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 cup lemon juice (about 1 large lemon’s worth) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temperature zest of 2 large lemons ethereal […]

Ethereal Lemon Frosting

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup lemon juice 4 egg whites pinch salt zest one lemon yellow food coloring, if desired Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring sugar, zest and lemon juice to a boil, stirring occasionally. Continue to boil until it reaches soft ball stage (when a drop of […]

Spaghetti with Sopressata Sauce and Chicken Meatballs

Ingredients: for the meatballs: 1 lb ground chicken 1 shallot, minced 1 clove garlic, grated 1/3 cup bread crumbs 1 tablespoon minced basil 1 tablespoon minced Italian parsley 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 egg salt pepper for the sauce: 1 onion, chopped 1 shallot, minced 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 […]

Chipotle-Pomegrante Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 1 shallot 1 clove garlic 2 chipotle chiles in adobo 1/2 cup pomegranate juice 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup pomegranate arils 2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar 2 teaspoons mesquite liquid smoke 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black […]

Sweet Dumpling & Delicata Squash Chili

Ingredients: 1 sweet dumpling squash, peeled and cubed 1 delicata squash, peeled and cubed 30 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 30 oz canned fire roasted diced tomatoes 2 oz rye (optional) 4 cloves garlic, sliced 2 jalapeno peppers, diced 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 shallot, […]

Rachel’s Ultimate Chicken Pot Pie

3 cups cubed, cooked chicken breast 2 1/2 cups chicken stock 1 3/4 cup milk 1 cup frozen peas 1 cup peeled, diced Klondike Goldust potatoes 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup peeled, cubed rutabaga 1/8 cup dried porcini mushrooms 2 carrots, cut into coins 2 stalks celery, diced 2 cloves […]

Spicy Herbed Breakfast Sausage

Ingredients: 1 to 1 1/4 pound ground pork 1 shallot, grated 1 1/2 teaspoons sage 1 1/2 teaspoons thyme 1 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon dark brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon ground fennel seeds 1/4 teaspoon crushed rosemary 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 […]

Seafood Gumbo

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter OR bacon fat 1/4 cup flour 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning 2 teaspoons thyme 1 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 6 cloves garlic, minced 3 cubanelle peppers, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1 jalapeno, chopped 2 quarts seafood or chicken stock 4 andouille sausages, sliced into coins […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Ingredients: batter: 1 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg sandwich: 12 slices thin white sandwich bread, crusts removed 1/3 lb sliced smoked ham 1/3 lb sliced turkey 8 slices Swiss cheese Dijon mustard butter for the pan berry jam confectioners’ sugar […]