Month: October 2017

Ranch Broccoli Gouda Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 large Russet potatoes (about 3 lbs) 2/3 cup shredded Gouda PLUS some for sprinkling 1 1/2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup sour cream 1 large head broccoli, cut into florets 1/3 cup chopped green onions 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1 1/2 tablespoons dry ranch dressing mix salt freshly ground black […]

Mystery Chili

Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb cubed sirloin or stew meat 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup cubed roasted beets 4 cubanelle peppers, diced 1 onion, diced 15 oz (1 can) fire roasted diced tomatoes, drained 10 oz (1 can) diced tomatoes with chopped chiles, drained 30 oz (2 cans) dark red […]

Karaage (Japanese Fried Chicken)

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 tablespoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 teaspoons grated ginger 2 teaspoons sake 3 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup potato starch* canola oil to serve (if having as a meal): cooked Japanese rice […]

Sweet Chocolate Halloween Chex Mix

Ingredients 5 cups Chocolate Chex cereal 1/2 cup honey roasted peanuts 1 1/2 cup broken vanilla pizzelles 1/2 cup chocolate-ginger pumpkin seeds* or plain pepitas 1 cup Halloween mix (like Brach’s Mellowcreme Autumn Mix) 3 tablespoons butter 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon Ingredients: Pre-heat […]

Pulled Pork Hash

Ingredients: 1 large Russet potato (about 1 lb), cubed 1 cubanelle pepper, diced 1 small onion, diced 4 oz fresh spinach salt freshly ground black pepper 1 1/2 cup leftover pulled pork (any will do, I used my Honeycrisp Apple Pulled Pork) 2 fried eggs (like crispy, lacy eggs myself) […]

Honeycrisp Apple Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 1 large onion, sliced into half-moons 1 1/2 lb honeycrisp apples, sliced 2 1/2 lb boneless pork butt 12 oz bottle chili sauce (like Heinz) 1 teaspoon ground mustard (powder) 1 teaspoon cayenne 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon granulated garlic sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Place the […]

Stove-top Pimento Cheese Macaroni and Cheese

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup dried elbow macaroni 4 oz jar diced pimentos, drained 8 oz brick extra sharp cheddar, shredded 1 cup whole milk 1 teaspoon ground mustard powder 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1/2 teaspoon paprika 3 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup flour sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions:  Prepare […]

Hangtown Fry-ttata

Ingredients: 1 pint shucked oysters, preferably “select” size 1 1/2 cup cornmeal 3 tablespoons flour 1/2 cup chopped scallions 4 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1/4 cup milk 10 eggs freshly ground black pepper olive oil Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Heat 1-inch canola oil in a heavy skillet. In […]

Goo Goo Cookies

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cup flour 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cup light brown sugar 1 egg, at room temperature 1 teaspoon vanilla 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/3 cup salted dry roasted peanuts 10 soft caramels, cut into 1/4 inch pieces* 3/4 cup mini marshmallows 1 cup semisweet […]