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Pork Chops with Fennel and Red Wine

Ingredients: 4 pork chops1 tablespoon butter2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons whole fennel seeds½ cup flour1/2 cup red wine (we used cabernet sauvignon)½ chicken stock4 cloves garlic, chopped1 teaspoon salt1 teaspoon pepper (to taste) Directions: Grind fennel in a mortar and pestle to a fine powder. Rub half of the fennel […]

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Blue Cheese Dressing

Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese ¼ cup buttermilk 1 tablespoons sour cream 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice 1/8 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a food processor, whisk together the mayonnaise, half of the blue cheese, buttermilk, sour cream, lemon […]

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Scallops with Garlic Butter

Ingredients:I lb fresh sea scallops1 tablespoons melted butter2 cloves garlic, minced1 shallot, minced2 tablespoons olive oil2 tablespoons Italian bread crumbs Directions:Preheat oven to 425. In a small heat safe bowl or measuring cup combine butter, shallot and garlic. Microwave about one minute or until butter is melted. Place scallops in […]

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Ham & Peas Pasta

Ingredients: 2/3 cup frozen peas 2/3 cup heavy cream* 1 1/4 cups diced ham** 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan black pepper 1 lb pasta Directions: Cook pasta according to package directions. About 3 minutes before the pasta is finished cooking, add the frozen peas to the pot. In a small saucepan […]

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Coke & Bourbon Glazed Ham

Ingredients:1 (8-pound) fresh ham2 teaspoons salt1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon cayenneWhole cloves1 cup packed dark brown sugar4 cinnamon sticks1/2 cup whisky – we used Knob Creek bourbon4 cups coca-cola drink1 teaspoon allspice berries1 teaspoon black cardamom seedsExtra bourbon and coke for drinking while it bakes Directions:Preheat the oven to […]

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Pita Chips

Ingredients:3 whole pita (slightly stale is okay)Olive oilCayenne pepperSaltBlack pepper Directions:Preheat oven to 370 degrees. Split pita in half horizontally, and cut into wedges. Arrange on a cookie sheet. Brush (or drizzle) with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and cayenne to taste. Bake 8-12 minutes or until crispy and […]

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Garlic-y Hummus

Ingredients: 2 large cans chickpeas (about 48 oz total) 5 cloves garlic, chopped 4 tablespoons garlic powder 6 tablespoons tahini 2 tablespoons reseved liquid from chickpeas ¼ olive oil Juice of 3 lemons Directions: In a large saucepan, heat chickpeas through. Drain, reserving liquid. Using the food processor, combine the […]

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Matt’s Piccata- Inspired Chicken

Ingredients;4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves, pounded flat1 shallot, mincedJuice of one lemon1 cup chicken stock1 teaspoon paprika, divided1 teaspoon poultry seasoning, divided½ cup flour2 tablespoons butter1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons capers12 oz crimini mushrooms, slicedSaltPepper Directions:Sprinkle flour on plate, combine with ½ teaspoon paprika, ½ teaspoon poultry seasoning, salt […]

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Peanut Butter Chip/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 vanilla4 oz semisweet chips (I used Hershey’s Special Dark chips)4 oz peanut butter chips (I used Reese’s Peanut Butter chips) Directions:Preheat […]

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Salmon Chanted Evening

Ingredients: 1 ½ lb salmon 1 medium onion, quartered 1 ½ tablespoons butter, chopped into a few pieces Salt Black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a large sheet of foil, arrange half of the onion (separate it into pieces). Place salmon on top of the onions, top […]