Tag: holiday leftover recipes

Pickled Beet and Gorgonzola Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 1 dozen hard-boiled eggs 1 16-oz jar sliced pickled beets 3-4 oz crumbled gorgonzola 1 tablespoon dijon 3 tablespoons mayonnaise freshly ground black pepper Directions: The night before you want to serve: Drain the beets reserving both the beets and the brine. Refrigerate the beets in an air-tight container. […]

Gnocchi with Ham, Watercress and Peas

Ingredients: 1 medium onion, cut into half-moon slices 2 1/2 cups cubed ham 5 oz watercress 10 oz fresh, shelled peas 30 oz plain, potato gnocchi salt freshly ground black pepper grated parmesan Directions: In a large pan, saute the onion until softened. Add the ham and cook until warmed […]

Bitter Herb Deviled Eggs

Ingredients: 6 hard-boiled eggs 1/4 cup minced watercress 3 1/2 tablespoons mayonnaise 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1 tablespoon grated horseradish 1/4-1/2 teaspoon hot paprika sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Use a mini prep, food processor or blender to thoroughly mix together the yolks, mayonnaise, onion, spices, and peppers […]

Polish-style Sour Soup with Sausage and Root Vegetables

Ingredients: 1 kielbasa* (about 1 lb), sliced into half-moons 2 carrots, sliced into coins 1 stalk celery, diced 1 small celeriac (celery root, diced) 2 parsnips, diced 1 onion, diced 1 1/2 quart stock (chicken, pork or vegetable) 2 bay leaves żurek or zakwas starter** salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Creamy Turkey Dumpling Soup

Ingredients: 6 cup turkey stock 4 carrots, chopped 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 3 sprigs’ worth thyme leaves 4 sage leaves, chopped* 2 bay leaves 4 cups cubed, cooked turkey breast 1 cup frozen peas 1/2-3/4 cup whole milk (could also use heavy cream) […]

Fruitcake Waffles

Ingredients: 2 eggs 1 3/4 cups milk 1/2 cup canola oil 1 tablespoon brandy or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 tablespoon sugar 1 tablespoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup fruitcake mix candied fruit (I used this), cherries chopped if needed confectioner’s sugar for serving Directions: Prepare […]

Sweet Potato Pie Empanadas

Ingredients: for the dough: 3 cups flour 3/4 cup butter 1/4 to 1/2 cup cold water tablespoon sugar pinch salt for the filling: 2 1/2 cups mashed sweet potatoes (cooled, can be made ahead of time) 2 eggs 1/4 cup (homemade) vanilla bean infused rum (or 1 tablespoon vanilla) 1/2 […]

Ham & Peas Baked Polenta

Ingredients: 1/2 small red onion, diced 2 cloves garlic, minced 4 oz Frick’s sliced Gourmet Ham, cut into bite-sized pieces 2/3 cup frozen peas 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 cup coarse cornmeal* 1/3 cup grated Parmesan 2 cups very hot or boiling water, chicken or ham stock salt freshly ground black […]

Reuben-Inspired Twice Baked Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 large Russet potatoes (about 3 lbs) 2 1/2 tablespoons minced dill pickles OR dill relish 1/2 tablespoons tomato paste 1/4 cup sour cream 1 1/3 cup chopped corned beef* 3/4 cup sauerkraut 2/3 cup shredded Swiss or Gruyère freshly ground black pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 375. Bake […]