Month: March 2017

Somewhat Classic Meatloaf

Ingredients: 2 lbs 90-93% lean ground beef 2 hot dog rolls, torn into tiny pieces 1 egg, beaten 1 small onion, diced 1 carrot, small dice 1 stalk celery, small dice 1 tablespoon Worchestershire sauce salt freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup chili sauce (like Heinz) Directions: Preheat oven to […]

Collards with Smoked Turkey

Ingredients: 2 lb collard greens, shredded* 2 quarts chicken or turkey stock 4 cloves garlic, sliced 3 smoked turkey legs 2 onions, diced 2 bay leaves 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 2 tablespoons canola oil 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes salt freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 lb bite-sized […]

Chocolate Belgian-Style Waffles

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup cocoa 1 tablespoon sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup canola oil Prepare and heat your waffle iron according to manufacturer’s instructions. In a large bowl or bowl of a standmixer, beat eggs until […]

Orange Crush Bundt Cake

Ingredients: for the cake: 1 1/2 cups 7UP 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice zest from 1 orange (about 1 tablespoon) 1/2 cup canola oil 1 3/4 cups sugar 2 large eggs 3 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt to decorate: confectioners’ sugar Directions: Preheat oven […]

The Cloak and Dagger Sandwich

Ingredients: 1 lb sliced corned beef (preferably hot/warm) 8 slices seeded rye or pumpernickel bread (or rye and pumpernickel swirl) Coleslaw: 1 cup shredded cabbage 1/2 carrot, shredded 1/2 small onion, shredded 3 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/4 teaspoon sugar 1/4 teaspoon celery seed 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar […]

bangers and mash

Bangers and (Turnip-Potato) Mash

  Add a little extra to your mash by mixing in turnips to turn this Britsh classic into a no-extra-side-dish-needed meal. My thoughts: We went to England last May and spent a few days in London and Bath with Matt’s family. Due to various reasons, we did not get to […]

Chorizo Sausage Gravy with Cheddar Biscuits

Ingredients: for the biscuits: 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 5 tablespoons cubed butter, at room temperature 1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese 3/4 cup milk 1 egg, beaten for the sausage gravy: 1 pound bulk Mexican chorizo 1/4 cup flour 2 cups milk sea […]

Double Orange Hamantaschen

Ingredients: 2 1/2 cups flour 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon orange extract orange jam/marmalade (I used Seville Orange Fiordifrutta) Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper. In a large bowl, […]

“Caesar” Chicken Thighs

Ingredients: 8 chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 lb) zest of one lemon 1-2 tablespoons granulated garlic superfine flour (like Wondra) salt freshly ground black pepper 2 medium onions, cut into large wedges 3-4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce juice of one lemon 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Heat […]