Month: February 2010

Eggplant & Fennel Calzones

Ingredients: prepared pizza dough 2 Italian eggplants, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds 1 bulb fennel, thinly sliced 1/2 cup ricotta 1/2 cup shredded mozzarella 3 tablespoons Parmesan 1 tablespoon minced basil 1 tablespoon minced oregano salt freshly ground black pepper warm tomato dipping sauce Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line […]

Cubanelle & Black Bean Pork Chili

Ingredients: 2 1/2-3 lb pork tenderloin, cubed 30 oz diced tomatoes, drained 15 oz canned black beans, drained 5 cloves garlic, sliced 2 (large) cubanelle peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 1 shallot, minced 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 teaspoon hot Mexican style chili powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cayenne 1/2 teaspoon […]

Broccoli-Cauliflower Cheddar Soup

Ingredients: 3 cups chicken or vegetable stock, divided use 1 1/4 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar 1/2 cup milk 1 medium onion, chopped 1 shallot, chopped 1 stalk celery, diced 1 head cauliflower, chopped into florets (about 4 1/2 cups) 1 head broccoli, cut into florets (about 3 cups) 2 […]

Rachel’s Ultimate Crab Dip

Ingredients: 16 oz blue crab claw meat 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 3/4 cup sour cream 3/4 cup sharp cheddar 2 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 1/2 tablespoons Old Bay 1/2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon mustard powder 1 […]

Basil & Olive Oil Cornbread

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups cornmeal 1 3/4 cup buttermilk 2/3 cup olive oil 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup minced fresh basil 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray one standard loaf pan or mini […]

Blueberry-Balsamic Slow Cooker Pork Ribs

Ingredients: 2 pounds boneless pork ribs 3/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/3 cup blueberry jam* 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon mesquite liquid smoke 1 teaspoon thick Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon ginger juice 2 teaspoons ground chipotle 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon […]

Banana Cocoa Nib Oatmeal Muffins

Ingredients: 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 cups flour 1 cup mashed overripe banana 1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats 2/3 cup light brown sugar 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt, at room temperature (I used 0%) 1/4 cup butter, at room temperature 3 tablespoons cocoa nibs 1 1/2 teaspoon baking […]

Speculoos

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups flour 3/4 cup dark brown or dark Candi sugar 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg 1/8 […]

Nutella Black Bottoms

Ingredients: for the filling: 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 6 oz miniature semisweet chocolate chips 1/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup Nutella 1 egg, at room temperature for the batter: 2 1/4 cups flour 1 1/2 cups sugar 1/2 cup cocoa 1/2 cup canola oil 1 1/2 teaspoon baking […]