Recipes

The mise en place for the lobster ravioli prepared by Alyssa at her bridal shower Read more

Uses for Cinnamon

SUGGESTIONS FOR USING CINNAMON * Sprinkle cinnamon into your coffee, or add it to your coffee grounds before brewing. * Add a dash or two of cinnamon to hot oatmeal or cold whole grain cereal. * Fold cinnamon into yogurt. * Season roasted or grilled fruit with a sprinkle of cinnamon. * Stir cinnamon into almond butter, or any nut or seed butter, and use as a dip for fresh apple or pear wedges or a filling for celery. * Add a pinch of cinnamon ... Read more

Cinnamon Rolls

CINNAMON ROLLS 2 ½ cups Bisquick or 2 cups flour, 1 T. baking powder, 1 t. salt, 1 t. sugar 1/3 cup milk ¼ cup sour cream 4 Tablespoons butter, melted flour 1/2 cup sugar 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 2 Tablespoons butter, melted 8 ounces cinnamon chips 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Spray a round cake pan with Pam. 2. Mix bisquick with milk, sour cream and butter until just combined. Turn out onto floured work surface and knead until not sticky. Add flour if needed. 3. Mix cinnamon and sugar together. 4. Roll ... Read more

Sour Cream Chocolate Chip Cake

SOUR CREAM CHOCOLATE CHIP CAKE Makes 1 8-inch square or 1 8-inch round 8 Tablespoons butter 1 cup sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 2 cups flour 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt ½ pint sour cream ½ cup brown sugar 1 Tablespoon cinnamon 12 ounces chocolate chips 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray pan with Pam. 2. In a small bowl, mix brown sugar, cinnamon and chocolate chips. 3. Cream butter with sugar. Add the eggs, one at a time, and mix until smooth. Add vanilla and mix. 4. Combine ... Read more

Nutty Kale Chips

NUTTY KALE CHIPS 4 cups   ½         cup raw almond butter ¼         cup canola oil kosher salt 4          cups baby kale leaves   Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Set 2 racks on 2 baking sheets. Whisk almond butter with oil and season with salt. Add the kale leaves and “massage” to coat.  Arrange leaves on racks in a single layer. Bake for about 20 minutes, rotating the baking sheets, until the kale is golden and almost crisp. Let cool completely before serving.  The leaves will crisp up as it cools. Read more

Buffalo Wings

BUFFALO WINGS   2-3       pounds chicken wings, disjointed salt freshly ground pepper ½         cup hot red pepper sauce 1/3       cup melted butter   Season wings with salt and pepper. Bake covered at 375 degrees for ¾ hour. Pour off liquid. Mix melted butter with hot red pepper sauce. Pour over wings and bake at 400 degrees uncovered for 1 hour, basting and turning wings every 15 minutes. Read more

Chili with White Beans

  CHILI WITH WHITE BEANS Serves 8   Tablespoon vegetable oil onions, chopped 1 ½      teaspoons oregano 1 ½      teaspoons cumin 1 ½      pounds lean ground turkey ¼         cup chili powder bay leaves Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 ½      teaspoons salt ¼         teaspoon cinnamon 28 ounce can whole tomatoes 3          cups beef broth 1          8 ounce can tomato sauce 15 ounce cans small white beans, rinsed, drained   GARNISH Chopped red onion Sour cream Cheddar cheese   Sauté onions in hot oil until light brown and tender, about 10 minutes. Add oregano and cumin and stir 1 minute.  Add turkey and stir until no longer ... Read more

The Wonders of Vinegar

WONDERS of VINEGAR (white distilled) White distilled vinegar has magical powers.  Tired of  the chemical smells of your every day cleaning supplies?  Try substituting readily available white distilled vinegar.  See below for some uses that come in handy!   CLEANING AGENT All purpose cleaner- Mix 2 cups water with 3 Tablespoons vinegar and ½ teaspoon dish detergent in a spray bottle. Get spraying!  Good on glass, countertops (not stone), bathroom. Brass- mix equal parts salt and flour.  Add a little vinegar to make a paste.  Spread ... Read more

Best-Ever Holiday Gift

This is the time of the year to gift creatively.  I think the most treasured gift you can give is the passing on of family traditions.  There is no better and more long lasting gift than a hand written family favorite recipe.  No more guessing how to make Grandma’s meatballs or Mom’s brownies. My beloved Grandma Rosabel gave me a hand written recipe for her chocolate ice cream roll (from The Settlement Cookbook) which I have made countless times over the years.  ... Read more

Ice Cream Roll

ICE CREAM ROLL “Grandma Rosabel” 5 eggs, separated 1 cup sugar ¼ cup cocoa ¼ cup flour 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 quart ice cream, any flavor     Beat egg yolks with sugar until pale in color. Add cocoa, flour and vanilla. Fold in beaten egg whites. Spoon batter into waxed paper lined baking pan, about 9 x 13. Bake at 350 for about 10-15 minutes. Invert cake pan onto linen towel sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar and roll, jelly roll style. Cool. When ready to serve, unroll cake and spread softened ice cream. Reroll ... Read more
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