Month: March 2012

Coconut Marshmallow Cornflake Treats

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter 11 oz marshmallows (about 44 regular sized marshmallows) 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla paste 6 cups cornflakes 1/2 cup sweetened, flaked coconut Directions: Coat a 13×9 inch pan with cooking spray. Set aside. Toss together the coconut and cornflakes in a large bowl. Set aside. Melt butter […]

Shrimp Wedge Salad with Homemade Buttermilk Dressing

Ingredients: 1 small to medium head iceberg lettuce, quartered 1 1/2 lb medium shrimp, steamed 1 lb campari tomatoes, halved 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 4 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced for the dressing: 1 cup buttermilk 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1 tablespoon minced parsley […]

Apricot Filled Vanilla Cupcakes

Ingredients: 3/4 cup 2% plain Greek yogurt, at room temperature 3/4 cup sugar 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup canola oil 1/4 cup milk, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon vanilla paste 1/8 teaspoon salt 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4 cup apricot jam Directions: Preheat […]

Apricot Cream Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 8 oz cream cheese, at room temperature 2 cups confectioners sugar 2 tablespoons apricot jam food coloring (optional) Directions: In a large bowl, beat together the vanilla, cream cheese, jam, food coloring and confectioners sugar until smooth. Add more confectioners sugar in 2 tablespoon increments if you want or […]

Hot n’ Spicy Mango Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb boneless pork shoulder roast (trim off excess fat) 1/4 cup chili sauce 1/4 cup kecap manis 1/2 cup spiced coconut vinegar* 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper 2 teaspoons salt 1 1/2 teaspoon pecan liquid smoke 1 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 […]

Fresh Mussels with Asparagus

Ingredients: 4 lb mussels 1 1/2 lb thin asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 cups dry white wine 1/2 cup chopped fresh Italian parsley 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes freshly ground black pepper sea […]

Secret Ingredient Chili

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 lb cubed top round 20 oz (canned) tomatoes with habaneros 15 oz (canned) fire-roasted tomatoes 30 oz canned dark red kidney beans, drained 1 teaspoon hot New Mexican style chili powder 1 teaspoon Ancho chile powder 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1 […]

Corned Beef and Baby Cabbage Hash

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups cooked diced potatoes 2 cups diced corned beef 2 cups quartered Brussels sprouts 1 onion, diced sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Melt the butter in a large skillet. Saute the onion and Brussels sprouts until the onion is soft and translucent. Add the corned […]

Corned Beef and Cabbage Bao

Ingredients: dough: 2 cups flour 1/2 cup warm milk 1/3 cup warm water 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 oz active dry yeast 1/2 teaspoon salt Filling: 2 cups cubed corned beef 2 cups thinly sliced parboiled cabbage 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 tablespoon butter 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons superfine flour […]

Horseradish Spiked Turnip-Potato Mash

Ingredients: 2 large turnips, cubed 1 1/2 lb white potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 tablespoons prepared horseradish 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 cup Greek yogurt sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Bring the turnips and potatoes to a rolling boil. Continue to boil until both are fork-tender. Drain. Add remaining […]