• Green Beans With Herbs

    What you need: •  1 pound thin green beans trimmed • ¼ cup onion, chopped fine • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped fine • 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves • 2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped fine • 2 tablespoons chives, chopped fine • ¼ teaspoon salt • ¼ teaspoon black… [Continue Reading]

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  • Homemade Salami

    What you need: • 2 lbs ground beef • 1 cup water • 1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder • 1/2 teaspoon coarse black pepper • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds • 1 tablespoon kosher salt • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, optional What you do: • In a large bowl,… [Continue Reading]

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  • Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Dinner

    What you need: • 1 lb lean ground beef • 1/2 teaspoon salt • 1 teaspoon creole seasoning, recipe follows • 1 tablespoon oil • 1/4 cup chopped yellow onions • 8 oz sliced white mushrooms • 3 cloves garlic, crashed • 1/4 lb small elbow macaroni or wide egg noodles, cooked • 1/2 cup beef… [Continue Reading]

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    Beef Stroganoff Hamburger Dinner
  • Apricot Kolacky

    What you need: • 1 1/2 cups, flour, sifted • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 TB spoon milk •1 egg yolk, beaten • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 8 oz cream cheese, softened • 1 TB spoon sugar • 12 oz Solo apricot filling What you do: • Sift flour and baking powder. •… [Continue Reading]

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  • White Roux

    Ingredients: • 4 tablespoons of pan drippings and/or butter • 6 tablespoons flour Directions: • Heat fat or over medium high heat. • Add flour all at once whisking vigorously. • When mixture thins and starts to bubble, reduce heat to low and cut back on the whisking. • Cook until you smell a toasty aroma then… [Continue Reading]

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  • Pickles

    Ingredients: • 1 kilogram cucumbers • 1 bunch dill • 1 garlic head • 4 TB spoons Kosher salt • 1 liter mineral water Directions: • Wash the cucumbers. • Cut the ends off. • Put the cucumbers in a  bowl. • Put the dill on top of the cucumbers. • Clean the head of… [Continue Reading]

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  • Linguini with Mussels and Bacon

    What you need: • Kosher salt • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter • 4 slices bacon, diced • 2 shallots, chopped • 1 cup dry white wine • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes • 1 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes • 12 ounces linguini • 1/4 cup fresh parsley • 2 large cloves garlic, smashed • 2… [Continue Reading]

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    Linguini with Mussels and Bacon
  • Chicken Scaloppini

    Ingredients: • 3 ( 6-to-8 oz) boneless, skinless chicken breasts, trimmed • 6 TB spoons oil • salt, pepper • 8 oz mushrooms, sliced • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded, and cut into thin matchsticks ( or 1 cup Deli- Style Zesty Bell Pepper) • 1 shallot, sliced thin • 1/4 cup capers, rinsed… [Continue Reading]

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    Chicken Scaloppini
  • Peach Clafoutis

    Ingredients: • 5 ripe peaches, peeled, pitted, and chopped • 3-4 thyme springs • 70 grams powdered sugar • 80 grams flour • 2 eggs, room temperature • 60 grams butter, melted, room temperature • 350 mL milk Directions: • Preheat oven to 390 degrees F. • In a pot bring milk and thyme to… [Continue Reading]

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    Peach Clafoutis
  • Arista alla Porchetta

    What you need: • 4 lb pork loin • 2 TB spoons cracked fennel • 1 TB spoon black pepper • 2 TB spoons  salt • 2 TB spoons chopped fresh rosemary • 6 cloves garlic, crushed What you do: • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. • Butterfly pork loin to become a sheet… [Continue Reading]

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    Arista alla Porchetta
  • Pasta with Salmon

    What you need: • 2 TB spoons olive oil • 1 medium onion, chopped • 4 garlic cloves, minced • 4 tomatoes, chopped • 2 TB spoon lemon juice • 1 TB sugar • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes • ½ teaspoon ground pepper • salt • 1 lb uncooked salmon, cut in 1 inch… [Continue Reading]

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    Pasta with Salmon
  • Sauce Veracruz

    Ingredients: • 1 onion, finely sliced • 1 poblano pepper, stemmed,seeded, and chopped • 1 red bell pepper, stemmed, seeded and chopped • 1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes • 2 TB spoon oil • 1 cup dry white wine • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley • salt, pepper Directions: • Heat oil in a… [Continue Reading]

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  • Dark Chocolate Apricot Cookies

    Ingredients: • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour • 1 teaspoon baking soda • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 1/2 cups white sugar • 1 egg • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract • 1/2 teaspoon orange extract • 1 cup chopped dried apricots • 1 package (12 oz) dark chocolate chips Directions: • Preheat oven to 375… [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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  • 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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  • Italian Chocolate Banana Dessert

    Ingredients: • 1 banana, mashed • 3 1/2 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips • 1/4 cup cream • 1 TB spoon flour • 1 oz white chocolate chips Directions: • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. • Melt semi-sweet chocolate in the cream. • Add banana and mix well. • Add flour and mix well. •… [Continue Reading]

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    Italian Chocolate Banana Dessert
  • Almond Kringle

    Ingredients: Cake:  • 2 1/4 teaspoon dry yeast • 1/4 cup warm water • 4 cups all-purpose flour • 2 TB spoons sugar • 1 cup butter, softened • 1 teaspoon salt • 2 eggs • 3/4 cup milk • 2 cans (8 oz) Almond Paste Icing: • 1/3 cup butter • 1 1/2 cups… [Continue Reading]

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  • Roast Beef

    Ingredients: • 3 lb pounds beef eye of round roast • 1 TB spoon kosher salt • 1 teaspoon garlic powder • 1 teaspoon black pepper Directions: • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. If roast is untied, tie at 3 inch intervals with cotton twine. • Place roast in pan, and season with salt, garlic powder, and… [Continue Reading]

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