Month: May 2014

Summer Crab & Corn Frittata

Ingredients: 3 cups small diced (peeled) Yukon potatoes 1 large bunch spring onions (about 8), white and green parts diced (divided use) 2 1/2 cups blue crab meat 3 ears’ worth of fresh corn kernels (about 2 cups) 10 eggs, beaten 1/2 cup milk 3 oz crumbled feta 2 teaspoons […]

Peach-Pepper-Cola Barbecue Sauce

Ingredients: 8 oz peach pepper jam (I used my peach fish pepper jam) 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar 1/4 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) 1/4 cup bourbon 1/4 cup Coca-Cola 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon pecan liquid smoke 1/2 teaspoon allspice sea salt freshly […]

Chocolate-Chocolate Chip Buttermilk Cake

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 cup buttermilk, at room temperature 1/2 cup canola oil 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips pinch salt for the glaze: 1/2 cup buttermilk* 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1 tablespoons […]

Pickled Calabacita Squash

Ingredients: 3 calabacita squash*, sliced into 1/4 inch thick rings 1 large jalapenos halves, thinly sliced 1 small onion, thinly sliced 1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon black peppercorns 1 1/2 tablespoon yellow mustard seeds 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/2 cup water 2 cups apple cider vinegar 1/3 […]

Wild Sardine Spread

Ingredients: 4.2 oz canned sardines* in extra virgin olive oil 4.2 oz canned sardines in water, drained 1 tablespoon Dijon 1 tablespoon nonpareil capers 1 large shallot, chopped 1/2 teaspoon hot peri-peri sauce 1 stalk celery, finely diced freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the sardines, Dijon, capers, pepper, peri-peri […]

Cilantro Pickled Jalapenos on Parade.com

I’ve started to contribute to the food section of Parade.com. Today’s post features my recipe for refrigerator or canned Cilantro Pickled Jalapenos. Find the recipe here. Note: A great source for canning information is the Blue Book guide to preserving. I highly recommend it for learning how to can. Here […]

Garlic Smashed Potatoes with Bacon

Ingredients: 1 lb “baby” Yukon Gold potatoes 1 tablespoon butter 2 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic minced 2 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and cut into 1/4 inch pieces Directions: Preheat oven to 450. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Cook the potatoes until fork-tender. […]

Spaghetti Squash with Gnocchi and Parmesan

Ingredients: 1 2 1/2-lb spaghetti squash, halved lengthwise 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, small dice 3 cloves garlic, minced 16 oz gnocchi* 1 cup roughly chopped Italian parsley 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking […]

Pepita Cotija Broccoli Slaw

Ingredients: 6 oz packaged broccoli slaw mix* 1/4 cup pepitas (hulled, roasted pumpkin seeds) 1/4 cup Cotija cheese, crumbled for the dressing: 1/4 cup white wine vinegar 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon ground chipotle 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a small bowl, whisk […]