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Cobb Salad

Ingredients: 1 head Boston lettuce, torn 1 bunch watercress, roughly chopped (if needed) 1 head romaine, chopped 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 5 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 lb chicken breast, poached* and cubed 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 avocado, cubed 1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort (or other […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Ingredients: batter: 1 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg sandwich: 12 slices thin white sandwich bread, crusts removed 1/3 lb sliced smoked ham 1/3 lb sliced turkey 8 slices Swiss cheese Dijon mustard butter for the pan berry jam confectioners’ sugar […]

Retro Ranch Dressing

Ingredients: 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon minced parsley 2 teaspoons minced chives 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons minced dill 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder salt pepper Directions: Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. […]

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 cups grated Cabot extra sharp cheddar 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 3 oz smoked nova salmon 1 inch chunk of shallot, minced 1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley Directions: Place the cheese, cream cheese, shallot, salmon and Worcestershire sauce in a blender. […]

Hot, Hotter, Hottest Buffalo Wings

Ingredients: 2 lbs chicken wings (separated at the joint and wing tips clipped off) 2 cups Buffalo Wing sauce* 2 tablespoons Wondra flour 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper salt pepper canola oil for frying to serve: blue cheese dressing and celery sticks Directions: Sprinkle both sides of each wing part with […]

Ginger-Lime Glazed Rock Cornish Game Hens

1 small onion, quartered 1 small lime, halved 1/2 cup spiced ginger preserves 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 Cornish game hens Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place the hens in a roasting pan with a rack. Place 2 onion wedges (or just one wedge if the […]

Clam Dip, Gonna Have Clam Dip! Clam Dip!

Ingredients:10 oz canned “cocktail” clams, drained, reserving 2 tablespoons clam juice8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature1/2 cup sour cream1/4 cup mayonnaise2 teaspoons minced shallot1 teaspoon lemon zest1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon lemon juice1 large clove garlic, minced1/8 teaspoon celery seedsaltwhite pepperfinely chopped flat leaf parsley Directions:In a food processor […]

Lemon Bars with Lemon-Ginger Cookie Crust

Ingredients: for the custard 4 eggs at room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3/4 cup flour zest of 3 lemons for the crust: 10-12 lemon-ginger cookies 4 tablespoons butter, melted to serve: confectioners’ sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place the cookies in a […]

Best Fondue Ever

Ingredients:for the stock*6 black peppercorns4 cloves3 stalks celery3 carrots3 green onions3 cloves garlic crushed2 bay leaves1 piece ginger root, peeled and smashedone fennel root with greens, sliced thicklyone bunch parsley1 onion quartered1 lb chicken necks (or any other cheap and boney cut of chicken)1 lb beef neck bones (or any […]