Month: October 2012

I’ve Got the Beet (Muffins)

Ingredients: 1 3/4 cups shredded cooked beets 1 1/2 cup flour 2/3 cup sugar 1/3 cup canola oil 2/3 cup buttermilk 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon tung hing cinnamon 1 egg, at room temperature Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line or grease and flour 6 wells […]

Beef, Chorizo & Potato Burritos

Ingredients: 1 lb 94% lean ground beef 10 oz bulk Mexican pork chorizo 15 oz canned black beans, drained 15 oz canned diced tomatoes, drained 2 cups diced potatoes, parboiled 1 cayenne pepper, diced 1 onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced sea salt freshly ground black pepper giant burrito-sized tortillas […]

Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice with Crawfish and Okra

Ingredients: group #1 16 oz dried small red beans 4 cups chicken or ham or seafood/crawfish stock 2 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 2 stalks celery (with leaves), diced 1 onion, diced 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cayenne pepper, minced 1 jalapeno, minced 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1 bay […]

Halloween Candy Filled Cupcakes

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2/3 cup sugar 1 cup milk, at room temperature 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature 2 eggs, at room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 9 “fun sized” candy bars, chopped (I used Oh Henry, Goobers and 100 Grand bars) cream […]

Island Pumpkin Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 2 1/4 lb boneless pork roast 1 onion, quartered 4 cloves garlic 1 cup pumpkin puree 1/4 cup unfiltered apple cider vinegar 1/4 cup dark spiced rum 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon pepper sherry 2 jalapenos 1 1/2 inch knob fresh ginger, peeled 1/2 teaspoon thyme 1/2 teaspoon […]

Soft Pumpkin Cookies

Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 1 cup dark brown sugar 3 tablespoons liquid turbinado sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 cup pumpkin puree 2 1/4 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon roasted ground ginger colored sugar (optional) confectioners’ sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Line 3 […]

Autumn Chicken Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 4 cups cubed cooked chicken breast (I used chicken from my fauxtisserie chicken recipe) 10 oz cooked gemelli pasta 3/4 cup chopped red onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 cup cubed apples (I used Jonagold) 1/4 cup dried sweetened cranberries zest of 1 lemon dressing: 1/3 cup mayonnaise 3 […]

Apple + Cranberry Pie

Ingredients: 2 1/2 pounds baking apples*, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4 inch slices 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 2 tablespoons butter, cubed 1/2 teaspoon allspice 1/2 teaspoon ground roasted ginger 1/3 cup dried sweetened cranberries double pie crust (I used cheddar-cranberry) Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Mix all of […]

Cranberry & Cheddar Pie Crust

Ingredients: 2 cups flour 2/3 cup cold butter, cut into 1 inch chunks 1/2 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 cup sweetened dried cranberries 5-8 tablespoons ice water Directions: Place the butter, flour, cranberries and cheddar into a food processor. Add water one tablespoon at a time and pulse just […]

Fauxtisserie Chicken

Ingredients: 6 lb roasting chicken 1 tablespoon paprika 1/2 tablespoon garlic powder 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano 1/2 tablespoon dried parsley 1/2 tablespoon lemon pepper seasoning kosher salt freshly ground black pepper 2 lemons, quartered 1/2 head garlic 3 onions, peeled Direction: Mix the spices together. Set aside. Cut the end […]