recipes

Roasted Carrots

Ingredients:1 lb carrots, peeled2 tablespoon olive oilSaltBlack pepper Directions:Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Chop carrots into 1 ½ inch chunks. Toss with olive oil, salt and freshly ground pepper. Arrange in a single layer in a cookie sheet. Bake for 20 minutes or until slightly soft and browned.

Best Meatloaf Ever

Ingredients: 1 lb ground beef 1 lb ground pork 2 tablespoons Montreal seasoning ¼ cup Italian bread crumbs 3 cloves garlic, chopped ½ medium onion, chopped 2 shallots, chopped 1 egg, beaten ¼ teaspoon allspice ¼ teaspoon dried oregano ¼ teaspoon black pepper 1 carrot, minced olive oil Directions: Preheat […]

Tomato-Basil Sauce

Ingredients: 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1/3 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, smashed 28 oz canned whole, peeled fire roasted tomatoes (by Muir Glen) 1/2 large shallot, chopped 5 oz. fresh basil 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon sugar black pepper Parmesan cheese […]

Baked Ziti

Ingredients: For the sauce*:2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes1/4 medium onion, chopped3 cloves garlic, chopped28 oz canned whole, peeled tomatoes (I used fire roasted, but any is okay)1 shallot, chopped1 handful of fresh basilSprig of fresh basilsaltblack pepper For the ziti:1 lb pasta (ziti or […]

Tuna Croquettes

Ingredients: 2 cans albacore tuna (drained) 1 stalk celery, chopped 1 small onion, chopped 1 tablespoon good quality Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon Old Bay 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 eggs ½ cup bread crumbs Fresh dill, chopped 1 tablespoon olive oil (for pan) Directions: Break up tuna in chunks in […]

How to Boil Perfect Eggs

Place eggs in pan. Fill pan with cool water until it is about 1 inch above the eggs. Bring a rapid boil. Immediately cover and remove from heat. Sit covered for 15 minutes. Drain, cool under cold water. This method produces hard boiled eggs with nearly centered yolks with no […]

Spicy Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: a bit of cayenne a bit of mexican chili powder a squirt of good quality Dijon mustard salt a tiny dot of mayo for moisture fresh black pepper a sprinkle of Hungarian Hot Paprika (for the top) adjust amounts as needed depending on how many eggs you are making […]

Sugar Cookies

Ingredients: 1 lb butter (at room temperature) 6 eggs (at room temperature) 4 cups sugar 7 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla colored sugar Directions: In a large bowl, cream together sugar and butter until fluffy. Beat eggs separately then add to butter mixture. Add vanilla, baking […]

Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients:1 cup plus 6 tablespoons flour1/2 teaspoon kosher salt1/2 teaspoon baking soda1/2 cup unsalted butter at room temperature1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/2 cup sugar1 egg at room temperature1 teaspoon vanilla8 oz semisweet chips (I used Hershey’s Special Dark chips) Directions:Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly spray one cookie sheet with […]