Month: June 2010

Spicy Mango-Pineapple Hot Dogs

Ingredients: 8 hot dogs 8 buns for the mango-pineapple salsa: 1 mango, cubed 1 cup cubed pineapple 1/2 red onion, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons minced jalapeno juice of 1/2 lime for the jalapeno sauce: 5 jalapenos, seeded 3 tablespoons white vinegar 3 tablespoons canola oil 1 shallot juice of 1/2 […]

Rachel’s Famous Chili Dogs

Ingredients: 1 lb 94% lean ground beef 15 oz tomato sauce* 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 1 small onion, chopped 1 clove garlic, minced 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon hot paprika 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/2 teaspoon dried […]

Grilled German-style Potato Salad

Ingredients: 2 pounds Yukon Gold or red skin potatoes, quartered and parboiled 1 white onion, cut into wedges 3 strips thick cut bacon for the dressing: 1/2 cup cider vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 bunch green onion, chopped (about 1/4-1/3 cup) 1/4 teaspoon sugar (optional) salt freshly […]

Raspberry Sour Cream Muffins

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2 cups fresh raspberries 1 cup sour cream, at room temperature 3/4 to 1 cup sugar (adjust to suit berries’ sweetness) 1/4 cup canola oil 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon vanilla zest of one lemon 1 egg Directions: Preheat oven to 350. […]

S’mores Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup mini marshmallows 1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature 1/3 cup ground graham crackers (about 2 crackers pulverized in the blender) 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 […]

Basil & Oregano Pork Chops

Ingredients: 4 boneless, farily thick cut pork chops 1/2 cup chopped red onion 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil salt pepper Directions: Add all ingredients to a resealable bag. Refrigerate up to 6 hours. Prepare grill according […]

Mango Ginger Lime Sorbet

Ingredients: 5 large very ripe mangos, cubed (I used Hayden) zest and juice of 2 limes 1 inch knob ginger, sliced 1/2 to 1 cup water Directions: Add the mango, lime and ginger to a food processor or blender. I used my Vita-Mix. Add 1/2 cup water. Blend until very […]

Shrimp & Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 5 oz cooked shrimp, divided use 4 oz cream cheese, at room temperature (reduced fat okay) 1/4 cup packed, defrosted chopped spinach 1/2 cup 0% or 2% Greek yogurt 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 shallots, sliced 1 1/2 tablespoons horseradish 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce salt pepper Directions: In a food […]

Grilled Black Cod with Fresh Wasabi & Mirin

Ingredients: 4 black cod fillets (about 5 oz each) 2 inch knob fresh wasabi, grated 1/3 cup rice vinegar 1/3 cup mirin Directions: Place the fish, wasabi, vinegar and mirin in a resealable bag. Refrigerate for 20 minutes. Prep your grill according to manufacturer’s instructions. Grill skin side down until […]

Sweet Cherry Lime (Freezer) Jam

Ingredients: 4 cups halved cherries zest and juice from 2 limes 1 1/4 cup sugar 1 packet (45 grams) no cook freezer jam pectin Directions: Whisk together the sugar and pectin in a small bowl. In another bowl, mash the cherries with a potato masher. When well mashed, add the […]