Favorite Recipes

Favorite Recipes Green Bean Casserole from Scratch Green Bean Casserole from Scratch What You’ll Need: For the Topping: 4 slices white bread, each slices torn into quarters 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened ¼ teaspoon salt ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper 1 (6-ounce) container canned fried onions For the Beans and Sauce: 2 tablespoons salt 2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed, and halved […]
Favorite Recipes Chicken in Mushroom-Cream Sauce over Egg Noodles Chicken in Mushroom-Cream Sauce over Egg Noodles What You’ll Need: 12 oz wide egg-noodles (time to finish cooking just before sauce is done) 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breast halves 2 Tbsp olive oil 3 Tbsp butter 1 lb Cremini mushrooms sliced or cut into little chunks 1/8 cup dry mushrooms (like Porcini or Oyster […]
Favorite Recipes Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers Greek-Style Stuffed Peppers What You’ll Need: 1 pound lean ground beef (Ground lamb would be a great substitute if you like lamb!) 1 (10-ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry 1 medium zucchini, coarsely grated 1 small onion, minced 1/2 cup bulghur (or cooked rice) 1 egg, lightly beaten 1/2 tsp dried oregano […]
Favorite Recipes BBQ Salmon w/ Caramelized Onions + Cucumber Salad BBQ Salmon w/ Caramelized Onions + Cucumber Salad What You’ll Need for the Salmon: olive oil butter (optional) 1 large sweet white onion, thinly sliced 1 lb wild caught salmon fillet (skin on one side) juice from 1/2 lemon 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped Jane’s Krazy Mixed-up Salt (found at most grocery stores) Pepper a little […]
Favorite Recipes BBQ Greek Lamb Burgers BBQ Greek Lamb Burgers What You’ll Need: 1 lb ground lamb  1/2 red onion, finely chopped 1 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped or 1/2 tsp dried oregano 1 oz pitted black olives or Kalamata olives, chopped 5 oz feta, crumbled (highly recommend “Pastures of Eden” brand from Trader Joe’s) olive oil, for brushing 4 crusty rolls, […]
Favorite Recipes Lemon-Garlic Chicken Kabobs with Greek Tzatziki Sauce Lemon-Garlic Chicken Kabobs with Greek Tzatziki Sauce Lemon-Garlic Chicken Kabobs: 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1.5 inch pieces 2-3 cloves garlic, chopped juice of 1 lemon 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped 2 Tbsp fresh basil, coarsely chopped Coarse salt to taste (generous, but not too much) Fresh ground pepper (generous, but […]
Favorite Recipes Shredded Pork Burritos Shredded Pork Burritos What you’ll need: about 4 1/2 lb. pork shoulder olive oil lg. can diced tomatoes in juice 12 oz. beer 2 c. chicken broth (I use water with 2 tsp. Better Than Bouillon) medium onion, chopped 4-5 garlic cloves, chopped or pressed 2 Tbsp. chili powder 1 tsp. ground cumin 1 tsp. […]
Favorite Recipes My Grandma’s Amazing Chocolate Chip Ranger Cookies My Grandma’s Amazing Chocolate Chip Ranger Cookies What You’ll Need: 2 c all-purpose flour 1 c granulated sugar 1 c brown sugar 1 tsp salt 1 tsp baking soda 1/2 tsp baking powder 2 c crispy rice cereal (Rice Krispies or similar) 1 c quick oatmeal 2 c chocolate chips 1 cup butter (heat in […]
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Favorite Recipes Garlic Parmasan Roasted Asparagus Garlic Parmasan Roasted Asparagus What you’ll need: 1/2 pound fresh asparagus 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper 3 cloves minced garlic 2-3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese olive oil spray What to do: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and set aside. Rinse the asparagus and trim off woody end pieces. Spread out in a thin layer […]
Favorite Recipes Linguini with Clam Sauce Linguini with Clam Sauce What you’ll need: 1 lb linguine pasta 2 Tbsp olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1 cup dry white wine juice from 4 cans chopped or minced clams (save the clams) juice of 1 to 1.5 lemons crushed red pepper, to taste clams from 4 cans of clams Wondra sauce thickener 1/2 c. flat leaf Italian parsley, chopped grated parmesan cheese, at the table to taste extra virgin olive oil to taste What to do: – In large pasta pot, bring salted water to a boil to cook pasta according to directions. – In large skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add garlic and sauté for about 1 minute; Add wine and bring to simmer; Add clam juice from 4 cans of clams (reserve the clams), and lemon juice & crushed red pepper; Bring to simmer and reduce by about one quarter.. – Add clams and simmer for about 5 minutes; Add Wondra to thicken to a “thin nectar” consistency. – Toss in parsley. – Serve over hot pasta with a little extra olive oil and parmesan cheese. Yields 4 generous servings.
Favorite Recipes Chicken Tortilla Soup Chicken Tortilla Soup What you need: 6-8 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 3 Tbsp salt enough water to cover the chicken in the pot 1 Tbsp olive oil 1 med onion (chopped) 4 garlic cloves (minced) 2 tsp chili powder 1 tsp dried oregano 1 tsp cumin 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes 1 cup whole corn […]
Favorite Recipes Crispy Baked Chicken Wings Crispy Baked Chicken Wings What you need: Buffalo sauce 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup hot pepper sauce (example, “Franks”) Ginger-soy glaze 1/4 cup honey 2 tablespoons soy sauce 3 large garlic cloves, crushed 1 2×1″ piece of ginger, peeled, […]
Favorite Recipes Chorizo and Manchego Cheese Puffs Chorizo and Manchego Cheese Puffs What You’ll Need: medium sauce pan, wooden spoon, rubber spatula, mini muffin tin (preferable), oven 6 Tbsp unsalted butter, room temp, cut into small pieces 1 c water 1 tsp sea salt 1 and 1/4 c all-purpose flour 5 large eggs, room temp (crack in bowl prior to beginning preparation […]
Favorite Recipes Irresistible Easy Baked Apple Custard IRRESISTIBLE EASY BAKED APPLE CUSTARD What you need: coconut oil for greasing pans ⅓ cup granulated sugar 2 egg yolks 1 whole egg 1¼ cups whipping cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large apples, thinly sliced ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon What to do: Preheat the oven to 320° F. Grease 4 X 1¼ cup capacity […]
Favorite Recipes Turkey Pot Pie TURKEY POT PIE (Yields 2 pies… 6 servings each) You’ll Need: 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch pieces 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch slices 1 medium onion, chopped 1 celery rib, diced 2 Tbsp butter 1 Tbsp olive oil 6 Tbsp all-purpose flour 3 cups chicken broth 4 cups cubed cooked turkey […]
Favorite Recipes Chocolate Fudge & Cream Cheese Brownies Carol’s Chocolate Fudge & Cream Cheese Brownies What You’ll Need: For the Brownies: One package Duncan Hines Dark Chocolate Fudge Brownie Mix 1/3 c water 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 eggs For the Cream Cheese Mixture: 6 oz cream cheese, softened 5 Tbsp butter, softened 1/3 c granulated sugar 2 eggs 2 Tbsp flour 3/4 […]
Favorite Recipes Farmhouse Butternut Squash Soup FARMHOUSE BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP* YIELD: Makes 6 (first course) servings    ACTIVE TIME: 30 min    TOTAL TIME: 45 min What You’ll Need 4 bacon slices 4 large garlic cloves, chopped 1 teaspoon caraway seeds 2 pounds butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and chopped 1/2 pounds carrots, chopped 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored, and chopped […]
Favorite Recipes German Plum Cake with Streusel GERMAN PLUM CAKE with STREUSEL You’ll need: 9-10 inch spring form pan parchment paper 1/2 cup butter 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla 1 large egg 1 Tbsp sour cream 1 pinch salt grated zest of one lemon 1 3/4 cups flour 1 tsp baking powder 2-3 cups plums, pitted and sliced into wedges (recommend Doris […]
Favorite Recipes Buttermilk Banana Bread BUTTERMILK BANANA BREAD What You’ll Need 2 c. flour 1 1/2 c. sugar 1 tsp. baking soda 3/4 tsp. salt 4 ripe bananas, smoothed in food processor 3/4 c. melt butter 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 c. butter milk 1 tsp vanilla What To Do; Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a folded up paper […]
Favorite Recipes Best Brownie Recipe… From Scratch! BEST BROWNIE RECIPE… FROM SCRATCH! What You’ll Need: 10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups sugar 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder (natural or Dutch-process) 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 2 cold large eggs 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 2/3 cup walnut or pecan pieces (optional) Special equipment: […]