Month: December 2018

Sautéed Hakurei Turnips with their Greens and Potatoes

Ingredients: 1 lb “baby” potatoes (halved as needed for uniformity of size), parboiled 2 bunches baby Hakurei turnips, with greens (halved and quartered as needed, greens chopped) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon prosecco vinegar olive oil salt freshly ground pepper Directions: In a medium pan, saute the garlic until […]

Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup

Ingredients: 6 cup turkey stock 4 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 sprigs’ worth thyme leaves 4 sage leaves, chopped* 2 bay leaves 4 cups cubed, cooked turkey breast 1 cup frozen peas 1/2-3/4 cup whole milk (could also use heavy cream) […]

How-to: Caramelize Onions in the Slow Cooker

Ingredients 4 pounds sweet or yellow onions (or a combination of yellow, sweet, white and red) 3 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (optional) Directions: Peel and slice the onions in ¼-inch slices. Separate them into rings. Thinly slice the butter. Place the onions into a 4-quart slow cooker. Scatter […]

Super Rich, Crowd Pleasing Brownies

Ingredients: 2 cups sugar 1/4 cup light brown sugar 1/4 cup vanilla bean infused rum OR 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 cup butter 1 1/4 cups regular baking or Dutch-process cocoa* 1 teaspoon espresso powder pinch salt 4 eggs, at room temperature 1 1/2 cups flour 2 cups bittersweet chocolate […]

Spanish Chorizo Stuffing Balls

Ingredients: 1 12-oz package Martin’s Famous Potatobred Soft Stuffing Cubes* or 8 slices potato bread, torn into bite-sized pieces 1 small onion, diced 3 stalks celery, diced 3 oz thinly sliced chorizo cantimpalo, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 teaspoon poultry seasoning 1/4 […]

Toasty Oats Cookies with Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips

Ingredients: 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats 4 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 3/4 cup light brown sugar 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 egg, at room temperature 3/4 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup butterscotch chips 2/3 cup bittersweet chips Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Spread […]

Fruitcake Waffles

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon brandy or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup fruitcake mix candied fruit (I used this), cherries chopped if needed confectioner’s sugar for serving Directions: Prepare […]

Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients: 2 2/3 cups flour 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 cups sugar 2 eggs, at room temperature 1/4-1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract (not mint extract) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 1/2 cup bittersweet or semisweet chocolate chips 1 1/2 cups creme de menthe baking bits (I used these […]

How-to: Sweet & Savory Blue Cheese Boards

You can’t beat a cheese board for holiday entertaining! Litehouse approached me to create a cheese board using their center cut cheese, which is cut from the center of a cheese wheel that has been aged 100 days,  and I jumped at the chance. I love having snacks for dinner and assembling […]