Beef Stew

Ingredients: * 5 1/2 lb. chuck-eye roast, cut into 1-inch cubes * Salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste * 4 oz. pancetta, cut into small dice * 2 Tbs. olive oil * 2 yellow onions, coarsely chopped * 4 carrots, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rounds * 3 garlic cloves, minced * 1 1/2… Read More

Southern Comfort Biscuits

Ingredients: 1-1/4 cups all purpose flour 3/4 cup cake flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1 tsp. sugar 1/2 tsp. salt 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter, chilled 1/2 cup cold buttermilk 1/4 cup cold heavy cream 4 Tbsp. melted butter Preparation: Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Make sure oven rack is in the… Read More

Savory Chicken and Rice

2 cups uncooked Basmati rice 3 celery stalks chopped 1 can English peas 1 small can sliced mushrooms 2 cups water 2 teaspoons salt 8 chicken thighs 2 tablespoons whole wheat flour 1/8 teaspoon pepper 1/2 cup cream Place all ingredients into a large pressure cooker, mix well, set on high for 40 minutes. Open… Read More

Talking About My Sangria

4 L glass pitcher 2 L Sangria wine or a sweet red wine like Lambrusco 250 ML brandy 3 large oranges sliced into small segments 2 limes sliced into small segments Add the wine and the brandy together in the glass pitcher. Add the fruit to the mixture giving them a juicy squeeze just before… Read More

Whaah-Bang! Shrimp

Ingredients: 1 lb shrimp, shelled and deveined smaller shrimp works best 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce 3-5 drops hot chili sauce, just a few drops 1/2-3/4 cup cornmeal, to coat the shrimp or use a cornmeal based batter mix such as Whistle Stop Fried Green Tomato batter mix. Directions: Mix mayo… Read More

Noreaster Crab Cakes

16 oz. lump crab meat 2 eggs 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce 1/4 tsp. dry mustard 2 tbsp. mayonnaise 1 tsp. lemon juice 3 tsp spicy mustard 3 tsp. melted butter 1 tsp. parsley 1/2 tsp. cayenne 1 cup Italian bread crumbs Mix all ingredients, shape into cakes and pan fry in butter. Compliment with spicy… Read More

Red Cabbage with Apples

1 head red cabbage 3 tart apples, pared,cored,quartered and sliced 6 tablespoons brown sugar 6 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon butter 1/2 teaspoon pepper Trim outer leaves from cabbage; cut into fourths and remove the inner core; slice cabbage thinly. Add enough water to cover bottom of large saucepan or dutch oven by about… Read More

Cornmeal Griddle Cakes

1 c. corn meal 1 tsp. salt 1 c. boiling water 1 c. buttermilk 1 egg, slightly beaten 3/4 c. flour 1/3 c. sugar 1/2 tsp. soda Combine cornmeal and salt. Stir in boiling water and cover. Let stand 10 minutes. Stir in eggs, buttermilk, flour, sugar, and soda. Batter will be very thin. Bake… Read More

Savory Turkey Barley Soup

8 cups chicken broth or turkey broth 3 cups diced cooked turkey 1 cup pearl barley 1 chopped onion 3 celery stalks chopped 3 carrots sliced 2 bay leaves 1 teaspoon dried leaf thyme 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley (about 2 teaspoons dried) Combine broth, turkey,… Read More

Crepes Mi-cha-el

2 organic brown large eggs 3/4 cup cream 1/2 cup water 1 cup organic whole wheat pastry flour 2 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons of your favorite liqueur such as Chambord Combine all of the ingredients and mix. Place the crepe batter in the refrigerator for 1 hour. This allows the… Read More

Brilliant Apple Pancakes

4 cups organic whole wheat flour 1 cup pure cane sugar 2 organic eggs 4 cups organic cultured buttermilk 2 organic Granny Smith apples shredded 2 teaspoons baking soda 4 teaspoons baking powder Mix all ingredients well into a smooth thick batter. Heat up a heavy griddle and spread organic salted butter all over to… Read More

Butternut Soup

1 butternut squash, peeled Nutmeg 2 tablespoons unsalted butter Salt and pepper 1 onion, chopped 6 cups chicken stock Cut squash into 1-inch chunks. In large pot melt butter. Add onion and cook until translucent, about 8 minutes. Add squash and stock. Bring to a simmer and cook until squash is tender. Remove squash chunks… Read More