Month: August 2017

Yellow Squash “Home Fries”

Ingredients: 4 strips of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch wide pieces 2 medium-large yellow squash, cut into 1/4-inch thick half moons 1 medium onion, sliced into 1/8 inch thick half moons salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Saute the bacon in a large skillet. When nearly fully cooked, drain all […]

Cauliflower Cheese

Ingredients: 1 medium-large head cauliflower, cut into florets 6 oz extra sharp cheddar, grated 2 3/4 cups whole milk 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup flour 1/2-1 teaspoon dry mustard (to taste) freshly ground black pepper kosher salt 2 tablespoons bread crumbs Directions: Bring a large pot of water to boil. […]

Strawberry Confetti Whipped Cream

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup freeze-dried strawberries 1/4 cup jumbo sized confetti sprinkles 1 drop red liquid food coloring Directions: Place the freeze-dried strawberries in a  powerful mixer, mortar and pestle or food processor and grind until it forms a powder. Whisk the powder through a fine […]

“Everything” Popcorn

Ingredients: 4 cups air-popped popcorn 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced onion 1/2 teaspoon dehydrated minced garlic 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds 1/2 teaspoon poppy seeds 1/4 teaspoon popcorn salt 2-3 tablespoons melted butter Directions: Place the popcorn in a large bowl. Drizzle with butter and toss to coat. Sprinkle with spices, toss […]

Masala Chai Spiced Pickled Peaches

Ingredients: 8-10 large peaches, pitted, peeled and sliced 2 cups water 2 1/2 cups white vinegar 1 1/2 cup light brown sugar 1/2 inch knob ginger, sliced 8 whole cloves 1/8 cup green cardamom pods 12 black peppercorns 12 allspice berries 2 cinnamon sticks 8 whole cloves 2 tablespoons loose black […]

Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/3 cup flour 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup sweetened shredded coconut 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips Directions: Preheat the oven to 350. Line 2 […]

Chicken Spiedies

Ingredients: for the chicken: 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes 1/3 cup olive oil juice of 3 lemons 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons Italian seasoning 1 tablespoon dried mint leaves 4 cloves garlic, sliced sea salt freshly ground black pepper to serve: soft […]

Deviled Egg Shrimp Salad

Ingredients: 5 hard-boiled eggs 1 lb peeled, cooked shrimp 1/4 cup mayonnaise 3 tablespoons Dijon mustard 2 teaspoons dillweed 1 1/2 teaspoon dill relish 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika 1/4 teaspoon celery seed freshly ground black pepper to serve: rolls or sliced bread tomato slices (optional) additional paprika (optional) Directions: Halve […]