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Modernized Spinach Dip

Ingredients: 16 oz fresh baby spinach 1 small carrot 1/4 small red onion 1/2 stalk celery 16 oz sour cream 2 tablespoons mayo 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard 1/4 teaspoon ground coriander 3 tablespoons finely diced Italian parsley salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Heat a small amount of water to […]

The Italian Club

Ingredients: 1 lb thinly sliced good quality  roasted turkey deli meat 1 lb thinly sliced lean capicola 1/3 lb imported smoked provolone iceberg lettuce, sliced 3/4 lb crisp bacon strips 1/4 lb jarred roasted red peppers, drained mayonnaise 12 pieces white toast Directions: Arrange 4 slices of toast on a platter […]

Speculoos Butterscotch 7-Layer Bars

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups speculoos cookie crumbs* 1/2 cup butter 10 oz semi or bittersweet chocolate chips 1 cup butterscotch chips 1 cup unsweetened finely flaked coconut 1/2 cup roughly chopped toasted pecans 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9×13 inch […]

Instant Pot Hawaiian Kalua Pork (in banana leaf)

Ingredients: 1 large banana leaf* 5 1/2 lb boneless pork shoulder or butt (may need to cut in half to fit) 1/4 cup Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt 2 tablespoons mesquite liquid smoke 6 oz pineapple juice 6 oz water Directions: Line the Instant Pot with the banana leaf, leaving enough […]

Hawaiian-style Mac Salad

Ingredients: 1 lb dry macaroni (jumbo macaroni if possible) 2 medium carrots, shredded (I used rainbow carrots) 1/4 Maui onion, grated 1-1 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup milk Hawaiian Alaea Sea Salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the macaroni […]

Rachel’s Oh So ’90s Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Ingredients: 12 oz frozen artichoke hearts, defrosted and chopped 10 oz frozen chopped spinach, defrosted 8 oz cream cheese (or American-style Neufchâtel) 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup sour cream 1/3 cup mixed shredded Italian cheese (I used asagio, Parmesan, Romano) PLUS some for topping if desired. 1/2-1 teaspoon granulated garlic […]

Tiny Burgers with Pickles and Onions

Ingredients: 1 lb 94% lean ground beef 1/4 cup minced white onion 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce sea salt freshly ground black pepper to serve: minced white onion soft dinner rolls, cut in half horizontally dill pickle slices (sometimes labeled “hamburger pickles”) Directions: In a medium bowl, combine the beef, onion, […]