• Baja Rice With Shrimp

    Ingredients: • 4 tomatoes, chopped • 1 onion, chopped • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper • 1 cup long-grain rice • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 2 cups chicken broth • 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined Directions: •  In a large skillet heat oil over medium-low heat;… [Continue Reading]

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  • Pie Bites

    Ingredients: • 1 Package of Pillsbury Refrigerated pie Crust (2 ct.) • Approx. 1.5 cups of your favorite marmalade • 1 Egg • Sparkle Sugar for sprinkling..a.k.a. “Salt” Directions: • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. • Unroll each crust and spread the marmalade onto one of them (leave a 1/8″ border around the edge). • Put the other Pie… [Continue Reading]

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  • Skillet Corn

    What you need: • 5 cups of corn • 1/3 cup butter • water • 1 tsp sugar • 1 tsp salt • 1 tsp pepper What you do: •  Melt butter in large skillet. • Pour in corn. • Add enough water to make a gravy consistency. • Add sugar, salt and pepper. •… [Continue Reading]

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  • Peking Duck

    PrintPeking Duck Ingredients1 large pot 3/4 full with water, boiling 1 whole duck 1/4 cup sugar 1/4 cup salt 1 teaspoon five-spice powder 1 cup molasses 2 cups oil, hot InstructionsSoak the whole duck in the large pot of boiling water. Remove it as soon as the skin changes color (after about 20 minutes). Sprinkle… [Continue Reading]

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  • Shooloom Soup (Kazakh Lamb Soup)

    Ingredients: • 1 lb lamb, cubed • 1 lb potatoes, cubed • 1 onion, chopped • 1 lb carrots, chopped • 1 (14.5 oz can) diced tomatoes • 1 cup basil, chopped • 2 teaspoons cumin • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg • 2 bay leaves • 2 cloves garlic, rushed • salt, pepper Directions: • Put… [Continue Reading]

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    Shooloom Soup (Kazakh Lamb Soup)
  • Italian Lasagna

    Ingredients: •  2 lb Italian sausage • 1/2 cup minced onion • 2 cloves garlic • 1 (28 oz) crushed tomatoes • 2 (6.5 oz) cans tomato sauce • 1/2 cup red wine • 2 TB spoons sugar • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves • 12 lasagna noodles • 32 ounces ricotta cheese • 2 eggs • 3/4 pound mozzarella cheese,… [Continue Reading]

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  • Pan Fried Buffalo Fish

    Ingredients: • 1 lb buffalo fish slices • 1/2 cup flour • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 2 TB spoons oil • 1 TB spoon butter Directions: • Sprinkle fish with salt and let it stand for 30 minutes. • Heat oil in a frying pan. • Lightly dredge fish in flour and shake off excess. • When… [Continue Reading]

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  • Turkish Cream of Red Lentil Soup

    What yo need: • 6 cups chicken stock • 2 cups red lentils • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 large onion, chopped • 1 cup half and half • salt • white pepper What you do: • Heat olive oil in a pot over medium heat. Stir in onion, and cook until the onion… [Continue Reading]

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    Turkish Cream of Red Lentil Soup
  • Iced Tea

    Ingredients: • 8 tea bags of any good-quality black tea • 1 medium lemon or orange • 8 cups simmering water • Ice • Simple Syrup (optional) (Recipe follows) Directions: • Place the tea bags in a large heatproof glass pitcher. • Use a vegetable peeler to strip the peel from the lemon or orange, avoiding as much of the white pith as possible. • Add… [Continue Reading]

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  • Meatless Lasagna

    Ingredients: •  2 lb mushrooms, sliced • 1/2 cup olive oil • 1/2 cup minced onion • 2 cloves garlic • 1 (28 oz) crushed tomatoes • 2 (6.5 oz) cans tomato sauce • 1/2 cup red wine • 2 TB spoons sugar • 1 teaspoon oregano • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried basil leaves • 2… [Continue Reading]

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  • Orange Lekah

    What you need: • 4 eggs, separated • 1 1/2 cups sugar • 1 teaspoon vanilla • 1/2 cup oil • zest of 1 orange • 1 cup orange juice, plus 1 TB spoon for glaze • 1 tablespoon baking powder • 2 cups flour • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar for glaze… [Continue Reading]

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  • Shasha Sause

    Ingredients: • 12 hot banana peppers from a jar with tops removed and chopped •  4 cloves garlic • 1 cup yellow mustard • 1 cup white wine vinegar • 1/2 cup sugar • 2 TB spoons all-purpose flour Directions: • In a food processor, puree the peppers, garlic, mustard and vinegar. • Pour the puree into a nonreactive… [Continue Reading]

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  • Peach Melba

    What you need: Peaches: • 3 cups water • 3 1/2 cups sugar • 1 vanilla pod, split lengthwise • 2 tablespoons lemon juice • 8 peaches Raspberry sauce: • 3 cups raspberries • 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar • 1 tablespoon lemon juice To serve: • 1 large tub vanilla ice What you do: •… [Continue Reading]

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  • Potato Gratin

    What you need: • 4 1/2 pounds all-purpose potatoes • 4 cups half and half • 1 onion, peeled • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 2 bay leaves • 1 tablespoon salt • Approximately 1/4 cup unsalted butter What you do: • Preheat the oven to 500 degrees F. • Peel the potatoes and cut… [Continue Reading]

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  • Turkey Soup

    Ingredients: • 2 turkey thighs • 2 quarts water • 1 medium onion, halved •  salt • 2 bay leaves • 1 cup chopped carrots • 1 cup uncooked long grain rice • 1/3 cup chopped celery • 1/4 cup chopped onion Directions: • Place the turkey thighs in a pot; add the water, onion, salt and bay leaves. Slowly… [Continue Reading]

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  • Neapolitan Eggs

    Ingredients: • 2 eggs • 1 tomato, chopped • 4 oz mozzarella cheese, grated • 1 oz Parmesan cheese, grated • 1/4 teaspoon thyme • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary • salt, pepper Directions: • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. • Divide chopped tomato between two ramekins. • Salt, pepper. • Add mozzarella cheese. • Add… [Continue Reading]

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  • French Onion Burger

    Ingredients: • For the Burger: • 2 lb ground beef • 1 tsp. kosher salt • 1/2 tsp. black pepper • 12 pieces thick-cut bacon • 1 large onion, very thinly sliced into rounds • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour • 1/3 cup cornstarch • 6 TB spoons ShaSha sauce • 6 Brioche  buns • olive… [Continue Reading]

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  • Italian Double Chocolate and Espresso Cookies

    Ingredients: • 6 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature • 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips • 1 cup flour • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder • 1 tablespoon instant espresso powder • 1 teaspoon baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 3/4 cup sugar • 2 eggs, at… [Continue Reading]

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