Month: January 2012

Orange and Shaved Fennel Salad

Ingredients: 2 lbs blood oranges, peeled and sliced horizontally 3 lbs navel oranges (I used a mixture of Cara Cara and regular), peeled and sliced horizontally 1 red onion, sliced very thinly (use a mandoline) 2 bulbs fennel, sliced very thinly (use a mandoline) dressing: 1 1/2 oz freshly squeezed […]

Maryland Crab Soup

Ingredients: group #1 4 cups crab stock 1 onion, chopped 2 stalks celery, diced 2 carrots, sliced into coins 9 oz fresh or frozen lima beans 1 large russet potato, diced 3 tablespoons Old Bay 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce 28 ounces canned diced tomatoes group #2 1 cup sliced cabbage […]

Robust Vegetable Cheddar Soup

Ingredients: 4 medium Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 leeks, sliced (white parts only!) 3 cups broccoli, broken into florets 2 stalks celery, chopped 2 turnips, chopped 6 cups chicken stock 1 cup shredded extra sharp cheddar 3 cloves of garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon dry […]

Mustard Rubbed Pork with Melted Apples and Vegetables

Ingredients: 2 3/4 lb boneless pork roast 3/4 lb Russet potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 lb rutabaga, peeled and cubed 2 Stayman apples, sliced 1/2 lb pearl onions 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup hot mustard* 2 tablespoons hickory syrup 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Homemade Shrimp Stock

Ingredients: shells and heads from 3 lb medium shrimp 4 stalks of celery 2 lemons, cut up 2 bay leaves 1 1/2 tablespoons black peppercorns 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard seed 1 large onion, cut up 1 spring fresh or dry thyme Directions: Place all ingredients in a large (8-10 quart) […]

Rosemary Potato Swede Mash

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 1/2 lb swede (aka yellow turnip, rutabaga) 1 onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup sour cream 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a large pot, bring water to a full boil. […]

Chicken & Waffles

Ingredients: for the chicken: 1 whole chicken, cut up marinade: 1 small onion, sliced 5 cloves garlic 1 1/2 cups buttermilk 2 tablespoons hot sauce batter: 2 cups Wonder (or other superfine) flour 2 cups flour 1 teaspoon hot paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder freshly ground black pepper salt 4 […]


Ingredients: 1 lb sliced corned beef 4 slices Swiss Cheese 8 slices rye bread (or rye and pumpernickel swirl) 1 cup sauerkraut, at room temperature or slightly warmed butter Russian dressing: 2 slices dill pickle, minced 1 shallot, minced 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 3 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish […]

Frito Pie

Ingredients: group #1 2 lb very lean ground beef, browned 5 cloves garlic, chopped 1 carrot, diced 1 large onion, diced 1 habanero chile, minced 3 serrano chiles, minced 15 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 15 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes 15 oz canned fire roasted tomatoes with […]

Homemade Twinkies

Ingredients: for the sponge cake: 2 cups flour 1 cup milk, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla for the cream filling: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup cold butter […]