Year: 2016

Roasted Kabocha and Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 5 1/4 cups chicken stock 1 red kabocha squash, peeled and cubed 1 sweet onion, minced 2 cups Arborio rice 16 oz crimini mushrooms, sliced 1/3 cup Grana Padano cheese, grated 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 4 oz diced pancetta 3-4 sprigs’ worth of thyme sea salt […]

Gingerbread Sufganiyot (Doughnuts)

Ingredients: 3/4 cup lukewarm whole milk 1 (1/4-ounce) packet active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons) 1/4 cup sugar 2 egg yolks 2 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon Saigon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/8 […]

Kielbasa Potato Bread Herb Dressing

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb sliced potato bread, cubed 2 tablespoons butter 1 large onion, diced 4 stalks celery, diced 1 tablespoon minced rosemary 1 tablespoon minced sage 1 tablespoon minced thyme 1 lb fresh kielbasa, casing removed 3 eggs, beaten 2 cups turkey or chicken stock sea salt freshly ground […]

Janssons Frestelse

Ingredients: 1 tablespoon butter 1 onion, halved and sliced 8 cups Russet potatoes, cut into 2-inch long, 1/2 inch wide, 1/4 inch thick sticks 1-4.4 oz tin ABBA Grebbestad Ansjovis original (anchovy-style spiced, marinated sprats) 1-pint heavy cream white pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Grease a 2 1/2 quart […]

Spaetzle with Mushrooms, Spinach and Chèvre

Ingredients: 10 oz dried spaetzle 1 lb fresh flat-leaf spinach 16 oz sliced crimini mushrooms 5 oz log fresh chèvre, crumbled 1 onion, halved and sliced 1-2 tablespoons butter 1/4-1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika sea salt freshly ground black pepper Direction: Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Add […]

Candy Cane Peppermint Pattie Brownies

Ingredients: 12 oz semisweet baking chocolate squares 8 tablespoons (aka 1 stick, 1/4 lb) butter 3 eggs 1/2 cup cocoa 1 1/2 cup  sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 1/2 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 9 Peppermint Pattie miniatures (.6 oz each), quartered 1/2 cup crushed candy […]

Smoked Trout and Black Garlic Open-faced Sandwiches

Ingredients: 500 gram loaf European style sliced pumpernickle 1 7-oz container Finlandia Creamy Gourmet Cheese Black Garlic 8 oz smoked trout, cut into 2 inch wide pieces 1/2 English cucumber, sliced thinly 1/2 red onion, halved and sliced thinly 1 7-oz container Finlandia Creamy Gourmet Cheese Black Garlic Directions: Spread […]

Salted Butter Jumbles with Blueberries, Coconut & Chocolate Chips

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup (4 oz) Finlandia Premium Imported Salted Butter, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1/4 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 cup large unsweetened coconut flakes/chips 1/4 cup dried blueberries 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat the […]

Pierogi-ttata

Ingredients: 1 lb kielbasa*, cubed 1/4 cup chopped onion 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup finely shredded Polish sauerkraut, drained (if needed) 2 cups cubed Russet potatoes, parboiled 1/4 cup sour cream 10 eggs freshly ground black pepper olive oil *I like to use the good garlic-y kind from the […]

Admitting it is Autumn Lentil Salad

Ingredients: 1 6.7-oz tin smoked herring in oil* 2 tablespoons good quality apple cider vinegar 2 hard-boiled eggs, quartered 1 bunch French breakfast radishes, thinly sliced 8-9 oz cooked beets, halved and sliced 8 oz cooked Beluga lentils** 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika freshly ground black […]