This recipe falls somewhere in the realm of a chili, pozole or Tex-Mex chicken stew. The smoked chicken adds a subtle flavor note; tho' roasted or rotisserie chicken would also work well in this recipe.
This is a hearty chicken soup incorporating potato dumplings instead of noodles.
refreshing use for those citrus peel from any recipe
A light creamy coffee chocolate gelato/ice cream
great fudge treat for kids that the adults will enjoy too
This southern classic and tropical experience is a luscious collision of carrot cake, banana bread and Italian cream cake.
This is a perfect snack cookie that has a tender crispy exterior and a chewy-cakey interior with a taste of cinnamon and hint of nutmeg.
this squash soup is made with squash with other veggies made savory with Herbs de Provence and roasted
Just a bit late for peanut butter day but plenty of time to work on PB Cookie day on June 12
Meatloaf leftovers - Call it a meatloaf soft taco??? Meatloaf (hot or cold) atop spring mix and topped with blue cheese dressing (or the dressing of your choice - like ranch maybe) all rolled in a soft flour tortilla.
This recipe makes a great meatlof that works for either smoking or baking. For the glaze I usually use my own homemade sauce but any sauce will work; make extra for glazing ribs or serving atop pulled pork. The lefover meatloaf makes a great sandwich
Freshmade Italian Sausage prepared with chicken, savory herbs and spices, then smoked to perfection.
I made this one for the family gathering for Thanksgiving this year, but why wait this is great for anytime of the year.
My favorite confection for the holidays is Butter Toffee that's a bit expensive if you buy it but fairly simple to make if you follow a few rules.
No time like the present to enjoy the fresh in season bing cherries and no better way to enjoy them than in this frozen concoction with chocolate and almonds too.
There just no better destination for fresh strawberries than to end up in this creamy frozen confection.
This is a perfect cooler for these unseasonably hot days this spring. Fresh fruit in season is preferred for this refreshing sorbet but frozen will work in a pinch as well.
Okay, not a true sorbet, considering the cream, but more so than a gelato or ice cream; at any rate it is a delightfully creamy frozen concoction!
Okay, not a true sorbet, considering the cream, but more so than a gelato or ice cream; at any rate it is a delightfully creamy frozen concoction! It's gonna be a hot day and you need a nice 'pick me up' to help you survive the heat.
The light sponge cake and whipped cream with the addition of the fresh cherries make a light refreshing summer dessert. This is always my older son's request for his birthday cake when the first cherries arrive in late spring.
A wonderfully creamy touch of cocoa with a touch of coconut that is sure to please your sweet tooth.
These eggs are great alone or mixed into potato salad, or try using for a nice twist with deviled eggs.
One of my favorite ways to prepare salmon is to hot smoke it, also known as kippering. The salmon is rubbed with specially prepared dry brined that imparts the spices of the brine and then lightly smoked until buttery delicious.
A rich creamy gelato with the flavor of a rich coffee cheesecake. This recipe is adapted from recipes in Making Artisan Gelato.
This recipe makes a light-crispy-chewy sugar cookie. I developed the recipe from reviewing a number of sugar cookie recipes. This one is quick and easy since no rolling is required; simply scoop and bake.
Coconut Cream Pie Bars: fluffy, incredible, EASY....
I've got a confession to make: I love pan pizza. I'm not talking deep-dish Chicago-style with its crisp crust and rivers of cheese and sauce, I'm talking thick-crusted, fried-on-the-bottom, puffy, cheesy, focaccia-esque pan pizza, dripping with strings of mozzarella and robust sauce. If only pizza that good were also easy to make at home. Well here's the good news: It is. This is the easiest pizza you will ever make. Seriously. All it takes is a few basic kitchen essentials, some simple ingredients, and a bit of patience.
Boca Negra Cake -- for serious chocolate lovers...
Truffle-Topped Heart Cake: rich chocolate cake topped with homemade truffles. For serious chocolate lovers only!...
With its decadent layers upon layers of cherries, chocolate, whipped cream, and sponge cake, the Black Forest cake is perhaps Germany's sweetest export.
Caramelized apple coffee cake....
Growing up, my sister always claimed to have room in her toes for anything sweet. I'm always wishing I had bigger toes (or at least a stomach to match my eyes) when it comes to dessert after a home-cooked Southern...
Nearly a dozen eggs make up the filling and topping for this The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook lemon meringue pie. This yields a custardy, yolky-sweet core and clouds of fluffy meringue. It's the perfect palate cleanser for heavy holiday suppers.
If you're already sick of pumpkin, but searching for a dessert that can feed a holiday crowd, look no further than The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook's German chocolate cake. Crunchy, chewy frosting is spread between sweet and simple chocolate cake. It's an intersection of coconut, chocolate and toasted pecan that's deeply satisfying.
Behold! The Mighty Turchetta! King of the Thanksgiving roasts. Gentle and benevolent ruler of the holiday table, fair in his judgment and ample in his juiciness. If ever you sat down on the third Thursday after the first Monday in November and could not think of a single thing to give thanks to, I implore you to place one of these guys on your table this year and you will find that this problem will disappear. This isn't a roast for celebrating with, this roast is a celebration in itself.
As I mentioned before, I have a long history with Andy Ricker's roasted young chicken (or game hen). It was one of my favorite dinners back when I lived in Portland, and I still fantasize about driving up to the Northwest just for another taste. Luckily, now I don't need to spend the gas money (or wait in line).
To make this monkey bread, balls of buttery brioche are rolled in cinnamon sugar, proofed, and baked in caramel sauce. As if brioche on its own wasn't indulgent enough, The Gramercy Tavern Cookbook uses liberal amounts of heavy cream, dark brown sugar, and fresh vanilla bean as the perfect foil for the light, sugar-crusted dough.
Mixed Vegetable Spring Rolls served with Spicy Vinegar...
This makes for a moderately hot to hot chili. You can vary the heat by adding or removing the hot chilies and the canned chipotles.
Addictive and delicious, homemade Cheese Crackers!...
my favorite comfort food recipe...
In this ice cream, blueberries are cooked into a rich jam with lime, star anise, and cinnamon, then blended into a custard for an ice cream that tastes like blueberry cobbler, but a lot more interesting.
An ultra-creamy, hearty lasagna stuffed with spinach, mushrooms, and cheese. Rich enough to appease even the most hard-core meat eater.
Authentic, restaurant-style Chinese Hot and Sour Soup. This rivals the best you've had at your favorite Chinese restaurant!...
Classic Filipino pork adobo....
This recipe is inspired by the Chocolate-Covered Hi-Hats from Elinor Klivans in em>Cupcakes!
Kentucky Derby Pie Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars! Kentucky Derby Pie sitting on top of chocolate chip cookies with a sweet bourbon caramel sauce! Oh yes, it is good!...
Lemon Cheese Tart...
Deliciously sweet and buttery caramel candy gold bars....
Rich with carrot sweetness and a touch of clove, with tangy cream cheese for balance.