• Gougères

    What you need: • 100 ml water (1/2 cup) • 100 ml milk (1/2 cup) • 113 g butter (1 stick) • ¾ cup plus 1 teaspoon flour • 4 large eggs • Large pinch of coarse salt • 100 g (1 cup) shredded Gruyere cheese (Parmesan or Swiss cheese will work too) • Freshly… [Continue Reading]

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    Gougères
  • 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
  • Very Berry Blackberry Souffle

    Ingredients: • 7 oz blackberry • 10 gram  corn starch (1 TB spoon plus 1 teaspoon) • 5 TB spoons water, divided • 3 egg whites • 22 grams  powdered sugar (2 TB spoons plus 1 teaspoon) • pinch of salt • 65 grams  sugar (¼ cup plus 1 TB spoon) • pinch of salt… [Continue Reading]

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    Very Berry Blackberry Souffle
  • German Apple Pancake

    Ingredients: • 4 eggs • 1/2 cup  all-purpose flour • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1 table spoon sugar • 1 pinch salt • 1 cup milk • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract • 2 table spoons unsalted butter, melted • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg • 1/4 cup unsalted butter • 1/2 cup white sugar, divided… [Continue Reading]

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  • BLT

    Ingredients: • 4 slices of bacon • 2 leaves lettuce • 2 slices tomato • 2 slices of bread, toasted •  TB spoon mayonnaise Directions: •  Cook the bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat until evenly browned, about 10 minutes. • Drain the bacon slices on a paper towel-lined plate. • Arrange the… [Continue Reading]

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    BLT
  • Garlic Shrimp

    Ingredients: • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined • salt to taste • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced • 2 TB spoons lemon juice • 1 1/2 TB spoon cold butter • 2 TB spoons chopped Italian flat leaf parsley Directions: • Heat olive oil in a heavy skillet over high heat until… [Continue Reading]

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    Garlic Shrimp
  • Strawberry Sorbet

    Ingredients: • 1 lb fresh strawberries • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice • 2 cups milk • 1/2 cup sugar Directions: • Puree strawberries in the blender. • Add sugar, milk, and lemon juice. • Blend well. • Pour the strawberry mix into a container and refrigerate for 1 hour. • After 1 hour place… [Continue Reading]

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    Strawberry Sorbet
  • Chicken Piccata

    What you need: • 4 (6oz) skinless, boneless chicken breasts halves • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour, plus 2 tablespoons • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 2 1/2 tablespoons butter, divided • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots • 4 medium garlic cloves, thinly sliced… [Continue Reading]

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  • Parmesan Chicken

    Ingredients: • 4 to 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts • 1/2 cup flour • 1 teaspoon kosher salt • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 2 extra-large eggs • 1 tablespoon water • 1  cup dry bread crumbs • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese • unsalted butter • oil Directions: • Pound the chicken breasts until they are 1/4-inch thick. • Combine… [Continue Reading]

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    Parmesan Chicken
  • Brussels Sprouts

    Ingredients: • 1 lb Brussels sprouts • 2 TB spoons oil • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Directions: • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. • Cut off the brown ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves. • Mix them in a bowl with the olive oil,… [Continue Reading]

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  • Next Day Turkey Soup

    What you need: • 2 quarts water • 1 turkey carcass, all meat removed • 1 onion, halved • 1 carrot, halved lengthwise, plus 4 carrot, minced • 1 whole stalk celery, plus 1 more stalk, minced • 5 bay leaves • 2 leeks, cleaned and chopped • 1 tablespoon olive oil • 1 clove… [Continue Reading]

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  • Caramelized Onion

    Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 2 medium yellow onions, halved and sliced paper thin What you do: • Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium-low heat until foaming. • Add the onions, and let them cook, stirring rarely, until they are deep golden brown and caramelized, about 45 minutes.

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  • Egg McMuffin

    Ingredients: • 1 large egg • 1 English muffin • 1 slice Canadian bacon • 1 slice Cheddar cheese ( McDonald’s  is using American cheese but we like it with Cheddar) • butter • cooking spray Directions: • Preheat an electric griddle to 375 degrees. • Toast your English muffin by laying both sides face down on the… [Continue Reading]

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    Egg McMuffin
  • Polish Pork Hocks

    What you need: Hocks: • 4 large fresh pork hocks • 1  bay leaf • 6 peppercorns • 2 juniper berries (optional) • 1 large peeled carrot • 1 large peeled and quartered onion • 1 piece peeled parsnip • 1 rib celery • 2 cloves minced garlic • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley •… [Continue Reading]

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  • Easy Honey Buns

    Ingredients: • 1 recipe puff pastry • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened • 1/4 cup light brown sugar • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon For the glaze: • 1/2 cups powdered sugar • 2 tablespoons water • 1 tablespoons honey Directions: •  Place the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon in a medium mixing bowl and whip together… [Continue Reading]

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  • Beer Battered Mushrooms

    Ingredients: • 1 lb button mushrooms • 1 1/3 cup flour, plus extra for dusting • 1 1/4 cup beer, cold • 3 heaped teaspoons baking powder • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper • 1  teaspoon sea salt • sunflower oil, for deep-frying Directions: • Pour the sunflower oil into your deep fat fryer or a large… [Continue Reading]

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    Beer Battered Mushrooms
  • Salmon Kebabs

    Ingredients: • 1 lb salmon fillet, cut in 1-inch cubes• 2 Tb spoon Dijon mustard • 2 Tb spoon soy sauce • 2 TB spoon honey • 1 TB spoon sesame seeds Preparation: • Mix mustard, sauce, honey and sesame seeds. • Place salmon into the mixture. • Cover and refrigerate for 15 minutes. •… [Continue Reading]

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    Salmon Kebabs
  • Truffled Mac and Cheese

    Ingredients: • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • good olive oil • 1/2 pound shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced 1/2-inch • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, stems removed and caps sliced 1/2-inch • 3 tablespoons sherry • Kosher salt • 1 pound pasta • 6 TB spoons  truffle oil • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour •… [Continue Reading]

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    Truffled Mac and Cheese