Month: October 2011

Awesomely Spiced Pear Butter

Ingredients: 10-12 Bartlett pears, sliced 1 cup pear cider 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 stick cinnamon 2 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon lemon peel (powdered) 1/4 teaspoon allspice splash dark rum (optional) Directions: Place all ingredients in a 4 quart slow cooker. […]

Apple Butter Cheesecake

Ingredients: for the crust: 1 1/2 cups of gingersnap crumbs* 6 tablespoons of butter, melted and cooled slightly for the cheesecake: 4 eggs, at room temperature 32 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 16 oz labne, at room temperature 1 cup apple butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla […]

Vanilla Bean Caramel Apples

Ingredients: 12 “baby” apples for the caramel: 1 cup heavy cream 3 cups sugar 1/4 cup cane syrup 1/2 cup water 6 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces 2 teaspoons vanilla scrapings from 1 vanilla bean pinch salt Directions: Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silipat. Set aside. In a small sauce […]

Smoked Pepper-Cocoa Short Ribs

Ingredients: 2 full pork spare ribs, membrane removed white vinegar 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard dry rub: 1/4 cup hot paprika 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon aleppo pepper 1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion 2 teaspoons thyme 2 teaspoons garlic […]

Barbecue Sauce Glazed Turkey Meatloaf

Ingredients: 2 lbs ground turkey thighs 3/4 cup pepper jelly barbecue sauce 1 egg, beaten 1 cup fresh bread crumbs 1 small onion, grated 2 cloves garlic, grated 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh sage 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4 teaspoon allspice salt pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350. In a large […]

Pepper Jelly Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz pepper jelly 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup thick Worcestershire sauce 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/4 cup dark rum 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon butter 1 teaspoon mesquite liquid smoke 1 […]

Rachel’s Homemade Tomolives

Ingredients: 3 1/4 lb green (unripe) cherry tomatoes 6 cloves garlic (one for each jar) 6 cayenne peppers (one for each jar) 1/4 (loose) cup dill, chopped 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed 1/3 cup pickling salt 3 cups white vinegar 3 cups water Directions: Evenly divide the tomatoes, garlic, […]

Smoked Citrus Spiced Chicken

Ingredients: 1 5-lb chicken, halved olive oil dry rub: 3 tablespoons coarse sea salt 1 tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon mustard powder 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper 1/2 teaspoon lemon pepper seasoning 1/2 teaspoon ground orange peel 1/2 teaspoon white pepper 1/2 teaspoon roasted […]

Eggplant Fingers with Hummus-Labne Dipping Sauce

Ingredients: 3 Italian eggplants, cut into planks 1-2 cup(s) matzo meal 1/2-1 tablespoon hot Mexican chile powder 2 eggs, beaten salt freshly ground black pepper dipping sauce: 3 tablespoons hummus, at room temperature* 3 tablespoons labne, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika Ingredients: Pour the egg into a shallow […]

Scotch Bonnet Pepper Jelly

Ingredients: 3/4 lb Scotch Bonnet peppers, stems and most seeds removed 2 cups apple cider vinegar, divided use 6 cups sugar 6 oz. liquid pectin (both pouches in the box) Directions: In a blender, puree peppers and half of the vinegar. Prep jars/lids. In a heavy bottomed pot bring the […]