Month: January 2014

Cara Cara Orangeade

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups Cara Cara orange juice (from about 6 large Cara Cara oranges) juice from 1 large lemon 2 1/2 cups cold water simple syrup Directions: Add the orange and lemon juice and water to a large pitcher. Stir in syrup to taste. Serve cold. My thoughts: I […]

Hearty Lima Bean & Ham Soup

Ingredients: 1 large onion, diced 2 carrots, diced 2 large Yukon Gold potatoes, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 3 1/2 cups diced mushrooms 4 cups cubed cottage ham 9 oz fresh or frozen Fordhook lima beans 1 tablespoon Herbes de Provence 6 cups chicken stock Directions: Saute the ham in […]

Slow Cooker Pork Chops & Sauerkraut

Ingredients: 32 oz finely shredded sauerkraut 1 onion, halved and thinly sliced 4 thick cut boneless pork chops 1/2 cup red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons yellow mustard seed 1 1/2 tablespoons strong German mustard 1 1/2 tablespoon prepared horseradish 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 teaspoon sugar or 1 teaspoon […]

Mango Chipotle Chicken Chili

Ingredients: 2 lb ground chicken 1 mango, cubed 7 oz chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped 30 oz canned black beans, drained 30 oz canned fires roasted diced tomatoes, drained 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 large onion, chopped 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder 1 teaspoon paprika sea salt freshly ground black […]

Rachel’s Oh So ’90s Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: 12 oz frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and chopped 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, defrosted 8 oz cream cheese (or American-style Neufchâtel) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1/3 cup mixed shredded Italian cheese (I used asagio, Parmesan, Romano) PLUS some for topping if desired. 1/2-1 teaspoon granulated garlic […]