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Meatballs and Tomatoes

Ingredients: 1 slice good white bread 1/3 cup milk 1 lb ground beef, chuck is preferred 1 tablespoon finely chopped onion 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 egg 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 3 table spoons freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese 1 whole nutmeg 1 cup fresh ripe tomatoes basil salt […]

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Peppermint Stick Ice Cream

Ingredients: 1 cup cold whole milk 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 cups cold heavy cream 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 teaspoon peppermint extract 3/4 cup crushed hard peppermint candies a couple drops of red food dye to make it pretty and pink Directions: In a medium sized bowl, combine milk and […]

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Risotto with Porcini Mushrooms

Ingredients: 5 cups beef broth 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion 2 cups arborio rice 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms (reconstitute in 2 cups of water for 1/2 hour, reserve water) 1/3 cup grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese salt pepper Directions: Bring broth to a slow […]

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Chile-Lime Sauce with Tomatillos

Ingredients: 1/2 lb tomatillos, husks removed 1/2 cup fresh lime juice 1/2 small onion, chopped 1/4 water 4 jalapeno (or habanero) peppers, seeded and chopped 4 cilantro sprigs 3 garlic cloves salt Directions: In a saucepan, sprinkle tomatillos with salt. Cover with water, bring to a boil. Cook just until […]

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Simple Syrup

Ingredients: 1 cup sugar 1 cup water Directions: In a saucepan, bring water and sugar to a boil. Reduce heat and whisk until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture thickens. Cool completely. Pour into a clean jar and cap tightly. Refrigerate and use as needed. or try this variation […]

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Spinach Pesto

Ingredients: 5 oz baby spinach 1/3 cup walnuts 1/3 cup (grated) parmesan cheese 1/3 cup water 2 large garlic cloves 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste Directions: Puree all ingredients (I use a blender, but a food processor would work) until smooth. Pour over cooked, drained pasta. […]

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Cinnamon Buns

This is a fast cinnamon bun recipe, including cooking and cooling, it should take under an hour start to finish. Ingredients: for the buns: 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 3/4 cup packed dark brown sugar 6 tablespoons granulated sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1/8 teaspoon ground cloves 1/8 teaspoon PLUS […]

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Chicken Fricassee with Red Cabbage

Ingredients: 1 cup thinly sliced onion 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil PLUS 1 tablespoon 2 garlic cloves, peeled and each cut into 4 pieces 4 cups red cabbage, shredded fine (about 1 lb) A 3-4 lb chicken cut into 8 pieces 1/2 cup dry red wine freshly ground black […]

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Too Many Tomatoes Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: about 2 cups of chopped plum tomatoes, fresh from the garden about 1/4 of a cup of olive oil 1/2 a large onion lots of garlic 1 lb pasta (cooked and drained) Directions: In a saucepan, heat oil and garlic. Add tomatoes. Place onion cut side down in pan. […]

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Popcorn Toppings

I use 2-4 tablespoons of each, depending on the amount of popcorn made Butter and Popcorn Salt (so much better then margarine and regular salt)Cayenne PepperHungarian Hot PaprikaOld BayParmesan CheeseSugarCuminCurry PowderSemisweet Chocolate ChipsNutmegChopped Chives Chili powder and lime zest