Month: December 2010

My Favorite Recipes of 2010

In 2010, I created and posted over 160 recipes! Here is my favorite from each month. January Lemon Drop Cupcakes February Rachel’s Ultimate Crab Dip March Homemade Mozzarella Sticks April Bacon Loves Shrimp Deviled Eggs May Mango-Chile Icebox Pie June Tzatziki Lamb Burgers July Mexican Hot Dogs August Smoked Pineapple […]

Ham Salad

Ingredients: 3/4 lb ham, finely chopped 3 tablespoons-1/4 cup chopped jarred cornichons and the onions 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons very grainy mustard 1/8 teaspoon celery seed 1/8 teaspoon allspice freshly ground pepper Directions: Stir together all ingredients until a smooth mixture forms. Refrigerate. My thoughts: I brought back a […]

Slow Cooker Cincinnati Chili

Ingredients: 1 1/2-2 lbs lean ground beef 28 oz can crushed or coarse ground tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 medium onion, chopped 2 tablespoons chili powder 2 tablespoons cocoa 1 1/2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon cumin […]

Spicy Fried Oysters

Ingredients: 16 oz shucked, raw “frying size” oysters 2/3 cup Instant Blending Flour 2/3 cup bread crumbs 2 eggs, beaten 3 1/2 tablespoons garlic-habanero hot sauce* 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon hot paprika 1 teaspoon chipotle salt freshly ground black pepper canola oil for frying Directions: Pour the oysters in […]

Apple Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients: 12 oz whole cranberries 1 small apple, peeled and diced (I used Stayman Winesap) 1 cup water 2/3 cup sugar juice of 1 lemon 2 tablespoons rye or bourbon Directions: Bring the cranberries, water, apple, sugar and lemon juice to a boil. Reduce heat then simmer until thickened, stirring […]

Spiced Black Walnut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup flour 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 2/3 cup coarsely chopped black walnuts 2 egg, at room temperature 4 tablespoons blackstrap rum 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/4 […]

Eggnog Saigon Cinnamon Swirl Bread

Ingredients: swirl: 3/4 cup sugar 2 tablespoons Saigon cinnamon batter: 4 cups flour 1 cup sugar 2 cups eggnog 2/3 cup canola oil 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Grease or spray one standard […]

Jammy Oatmeal Streusel Muffins

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup flour 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats 1/2 cup white peach & fresh ginger jam 1/3 cup canola oil 1/3 cup dark brown sugar 2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 egg streusel: 1/4 cup old fashioned rolled oats 2 tablespoons flour […]

Green Bean Salad with Tangerine Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 lb “French” green beans (the skinny kind, AKA haricot verts), steamed 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts 1/4 cup dried cranberries or cherries or a mixture of the two 2-3 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled (optional) dressing: 1 large shallot, minced 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons […]

Roasted Pork with Kohlrabi

Ingredients: 1.75 lb boneless pork roast 1 large bunch kohlrabi, peeled and cubed 2 Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 large carrot, cut into coins 3 1/2 oz beech mushrooms (Buna shimeji) 2 1/2 lb boneless pork roast 1/2 lb pearl onions* sea salt freshly ground black pepper smoked paprika […]