Month: November 2012

New York Street Cart Cinnamon-Sugar Peanuts

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups sugar 2/3 cup water 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 3 cups unsalted roasted peanuts 1 teaspoon ground Saigon cinnamon Directions: Line jelly roll pan with cooking parchment paper. In 12- or 14-inch cast iron skillet,  whisk together sugar, water and vanilla paste.. Stir in peanuts. Cook over […]

Mushroom Beef Stew

Ingredients: 1 onion, chopped 2 carrots, diced 2 potatoes, peeled and cubed 2 stalks celery, diced 12 oz cubed crimini mushrooms 1 1/4 lb cubed sirloin or other beef for stew 2 cups beef stock 3 sprigs’ worth of fresh thyme leaves 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 1 bay leaf […]

Cranberry Sauce’d Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb boneless pork loin 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 jalapenos, chopped 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice 3 sprigs worth fresh thyme salt freshly […]

Turkey & Sauerkraut Pierogi

Ingredients: dough: 3 cups flour 1 cup cold water 2 eggs 2 tablespoons sour cream 1 teaspoon salt filling: 1/2 cup finely diced cooked turkey breast 1/2 cup chopped sauerkraut freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a small bowl, mix together the filling ingredients. Set aside. In a large bowl, […]

Turkey Chivito Wraps

Ingredients: 1 lb roasted turkey breast, sliced 4 thin slices mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup sliced grape tomatoes 4 slices thinly sliced ham 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked 1/3 cup roughly chopped green olives mayonnaise sea salt freshly ground black pepper 4 wraps (plain or flavored) […]

Pennsylvania Dutch Potato Filling

Ingredients: 4 slices potato bread, toasted and cubed 1 onion, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 5 cups leftover mashed potatoes (I used leftovers from this) 2 tablespoons parsley 3 eggs 2 tablespoons butter sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spray with cooking spray or grease […]

Escarole Salad with Turkey & Garlic Rubbed Croutons

Ingredients: 1 medium head escarole, chopped into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 cups diced cooked turkey breast 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 2 cups large-cubed French bread 1 large clove garlic, halved dressing: 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil […]

Turkey Cobb Salad Sandwich

Ingredients: 3/4-1 (loose) cup watercress, roughly chopped (if needed) 1 head romaine, cut up 2 tomatoes, sliced 8 strips cooked thick cut bacon 1 lb sliced roasted turkey breast 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 avocado, sliced 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional) 4 demi baguettes for the Cobb spread: 1 tablespoon […]

Ancestral Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup 100% cranberry juice 2 tablespoons slivovitz juice and zest of 1/2 lemon Directions: Place the cranberries, juice, sugar, and zest in a medium saucepan and, stirring occasionally, cook for 20 minutes over medium high heat to reduce and thicken. Remove […]

Pesto-Artichoke Roll Ups

Ingredients: 1 (8-oz.) can Pillsbury® Refrigerated Crescent Dinner Rolls 3 tablespoons prepared basil pesto 8 marinated artichoke quarters (from 8-oz jar) 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes Directions: Preheat oven to 375°F. Separate dough into 8 triangles. Place 1 teaspoon pesto on the wide side of each triangle. Top pesto with […]