Tag: NYE

Homemade Twinkies

Ingredients: for the sponge cake: 2 cups flour 1 cup milk, at room temperature 1 cup sugar 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature 2 eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoon baking powder 2 teaspoons vanilla for the cream filling: 1/2 cup milk 1/2 cup confectioners sugar 1/2 cup cold butter […]

Cobb Salad

Ingredients: 1 head Boston lettuce, torn 1 bunch watercress, roughly chopped (if needed) 1 head romaine, chopped 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved 5 strips thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled 1 lb chicken breast, poached* and cubed 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 avocado, cubed 1/2 cup crumbled Roquefort (or other […]

Monte Cristo Sandwiches

Ingredients: batter: 1 1/4 cup milk 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon sugar 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1 egg sandwich: 12 slices thin white sandwich bread, crusts removed 1/3 lb sliced smoked ham 1/3 lb sliced turkey 8 slices Swiss cheese Dijon mustard butter for the pan berry jam confectioners’ sugar […]

Retro Ranch Dressing

Ingredients: 1 cup buttermilk 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon minced parsley 2 teaspoons minced chives 2 teaspoons lemon juice 1 1/2 teaspoons minced dill 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/4 teaspoon onion powder salt pepper Directions: Whisk together all ingredients in a small bowl. […]

Smoked Salmon Cheese Ball

Ingredients: 2 cups grated Cabot extra sharp cheddar 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 3 oz smoked nova salmon 1 inch chunk of shallot, minced 1/2 cup minced flat leaf parsley Directions: Place the cheese, cream cheese, shallot, salmon and Worcestershire sauce in a blender. […]

Hot, Hotter, Hottest Buffalo Wings

Ingredients: 2 lbs chicken wings (separated at the joint and wing tips clipped off) 2 cups Buffalo Wing sauce* 2 tablespoons Wondra flour 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper salt pepper canola oil for frying to serve: blue cheese dressing and celery sticks Directions: Sprinkle both sides of each wing part with […]

Ginger-Lime Glazed Rock Cornish Game Hens

1 small onion, quartered 1 small lime, halved 1/2 cup spiced ginger preserves 1 tablespoon lime juice 1 teaspoon lime zest 2 Cornish game hens Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place the hens in a roasting pan with a rack. Place 2 onion wedges (or just one wedge if the […]

Clam Dip, Gonna Have Clam Dip! Clam Dip!

Ingredients:10 oz canned “cocktail” clams, drained, reserving 2 tablespoons clam juice8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature1/2 cup sour cream1/4 cup mayonnaise2 teaspoons minced shallot1 teaspoon lemon zest1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce1/2 teaspoon lemon juice1 large clove garlic, minced1/8 teaspoon celery seedsaltwhite pepperfinely chopped flat leaf parsley Directions:In a food processor […]

Lemon Bars with Lemon-Ginger Cookie Crust

Ingredients: for the custard 4 eggs at room temperature 1 3/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 3/4 cup flour zest of 3 lemons for the crust: 10-12 lemon-ginger cookies 4 tablespoons butter, melted to serve: confectioners’ sugar Directions: Preheat oven to 350. Place the cookies in a […]