Recent Recipes

recipes, vegan

What’s on Hand Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 28 oz can peeled whole tomatoes (cut up) 2 1/2 tablespoons oregano 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes handful fresh basil handful Italian parsley 1 medium onion, chopped 4 cloves garlic, chopped salt fresh pepper Directions: In a medium sized saucepan over medium heat, combine all ingredients. Cook, covered until […]

recipes, seafood

Shrimp & Potato Boil

Ingredients: 2 medium onions, halved and separated 4 garlic cloves 3 tablespoons salt 3 tablespoons Old Bay 3 tablespoons celery seeds 3 tablespoons whole coriander 3 tablespoons Whole peppercorns 3 tablespoons pickling spice 3 tablespoons red pepper flakes 3 tablespoons “Cajun” seasoning 2 Bay leaves 2 pounds small potatoes -we […]

meatballs, recipes

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 […]

recipes, risotto

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 […]

recipes, vegan

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 […]

how-to, recipes

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. […]