Clotted Cream and Scones

Homemade Clotted Cream Ingredients 2 pints Heavy (whipping) cream. *not ultra-pasteurized.* I used the fresh cream that comes in a glass bottle. Directions This process will take about 24 hours, but is very hands off. Pour the cream into a baking dish with a lid.  If you don’t have a lid, cover tightly with foil….

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies

Peanut Butter Reindeer Cookies These are a favorite at Christmas parties every year.  I found them originally on Pinterest, and have been tweaking them every year to improve the process.  Here are the basic steps: Make the peanut butter cookie dough.  I suggest using this recipe. When the dough is done, scoop the dough out…

Russian Tea Cookies

Russian Tea Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com Ingredients 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 cup chopped walnuts 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for decoration Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a medium bowl, cream butter and vanilla until smooth. Combine the 6 tablespoons…

Royal Icing

Royal Icing Recipe from Alton Brown 3 ounces pasteurized egg whites* (see note below) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 cups confectioners’ sugar (measure it *after* you sift it) In large bowl of stand mixer combine the egg whites and vanilla and beat until frothy. Add confectioners’ sugar gradually and mix on low speed until sugar is…

Super Apple Pie

Recipe from Alton Brown FOR THE CRUST 6 ounces unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 2 ounces vegetable shortening, cut into 1/2-inch pieces 5 to 7 tablespoons applejack or apple brandy (calvados) 12 ounces all-purpose flour, plus extra for dusting 1 teaspoon table salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar FOR THE FILLING 4 1/2 pounds of…

Pie Crust

Recipe from Alton Brown Makes 1 pie crust. Ingredients 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) butter, chilled 1 ounce (2 tablespoons) lard or vegetable shortening, chilled 6 ounces (approximately 1 cup) all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling dough 1/2 teaspoon table salt 1/4 cup ice water (or an aromatic liquor…Whiskey, Rum, Applejack) Approximately 32 ounces of dried beans,…

Pan Seared Pork Chops

Recipe by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt Found on Serious Eats INGREDIENTS 2 bone-in pork rib chops, preferably blade-end, 1 1/2 inches thick (12 to 16 ounces each) 2 tablespoons kosher salt 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced 8 sprigs fresh thyme DIRECTIONS 1….

Lemon Chicken & Spaghetti Squash

Recipe found on Buzz Feed INGREDIENTS 1 spaghetti squash Olive oil Sea salt, to taste Black pepper, to taste 2 chicken breast, cut into 1-2 inch pieces (can be made with pre-cooked chicken in a pinch, but works best with raw chicken) For the sauce: 1 medium yellow onion, diced 4 cloves garlic, minced 3…

Make-Ahead Gravy

Recipe from New York Times Cooking INGREDIENTS 1 stick butter ½ cup chopped onion ½ cup flour Salt and pepper 4 to 5 cups rich stock, warmed Turkey drippings and giblets (optional) Nutritional Information PREPARATION Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat, then add onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are translucent, about…

Good Eats Beef Stew

Recipe by Alton Brown Found on FoodNetwork.com Ingredients 1/4 cup tomato paste 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon paprika 1 1/2 teaspoons dried herbs, any combination of thyme, oregano and rosemary 3 pounds English-cut short ribs 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided 1 large yellow onion, thinly…

Eggnog

Recipe from Alton Brown http://altonbrown.com/eggnog-recipe/ Ingredients: 12 large eggs (pasteurized if you need peace of mind) 1 pound sugar 1 pint half-n-half 1 pint whole milk 1 pint heavy cream 1 cup Jamaican rum 1 cup cognac 1 cup bourbon 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg (plus more for serving) 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt Instructions: See…

Pumpkin Marscapone Pie

Recipe by Sarah Patterson Scott Published in Bon Appetit, November 2007 Recipe found on Epicurious.com, and is available here INGREDIENTS Crust: I prefer Alton Brown’s Pie Crust recipe, found here. Filling: 1 cup canned pure pumpkin 1 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1…

Pancake Mix

Recipe by Alton Brown View full Recipe here Ingredients: Dry Pancake Mix 6 cups all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda (check expiration date first) 3 teaspoons baking powder 1 tablespoon kosher salt 2 tablespoons sugar “Instant” Pancakes 2 eggs, separated 2 cups buttermilk 4 tablespoons melted butter 2 cups “Instant” Pancake Mix, recipe above…

Fudgy Brownie Bites

Recipe from Chasing Delicious Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, chopped 2 cups sugar 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder 4 ounces 70% cocoa chocolate bar, chopped 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 3 large eggs, cold 3/4 cup cake flour Instructions 1. Butter a mini muffin pan (with 36 muffin cups); preheat…

Chocolate Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Recipe from Brown Eyed Baker YIELD: about 3 dozen large cookies PREP: 1 hour 30 minutes COOK: 15 minutes TOTAL: 3 hours Chocolate sugar cookies are the perfect base for royal icing or a more casual slathering of buttercream. INGREDIENTS 6 cups all-purpose flour 1¼ cups Dutch-process cocoa powder 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups unsalted butter,…

Fudge

Recipe from Attainable Sustainable Ingredients 3 cups semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup butter 4.5 cups cane sugar 2 cups homemade marshmallow fluff or 1- 7 oz. jar marshmallow creme 12 oz. can evaporated milk 2 tablespoons vanilla (Mexican vanilla is delicious with this recipe!) 1 to 2 cups chopped toasted nuts (optional) Directions Put chocolate…

Chocopocalypse Cookies

Recipe from Alton Brown Ingredients 6 oz 54% bittersweet chocolate, coarsely chopped 2 oz unsweetened chocolate, coarsely chopped 1-3/4 oz (not cups!) all purpose flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp kosher salt 4 Tbsp unsalted butter, at room temperature 6 oz light brown sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tsp vanilla extract…

Cheesecake Cookies

Cheesecake Cookies Recipe from La Receta de la Felicidad (Site is in Spanish, so you may need to use Google Translate) Servings: ~24 cookies Ingredients For the cookies: 400g all purpose flour (3 ⅔ cup) 125g powdered sugar (1 ¼ cup) 200g butter (1 cube + 6 Tablespoons) 1 medium egg 1/2 teaspoon vanilla 1 pinch of…

Cut Out Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Sugar Cookies Recipe from Sally’s Baking Addiction   Ingredients 3/4 cup (170g) unsalted butter, slightly softened to room temperature 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar 1 large egg, room temperature 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2 and 1/4 cups (281g) all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon salt **If you’re making…

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies

Peppermint Twist Kiss Cookies Recipe from AlidasKitchen.com Yield: 2 dozen cookies Ingredients 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/3 cup granulated sugar 1 egg yolk 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 teaspoon salt 4 to 8 drops red food coloring, adjust amount to desired color 24 milk chocolate Hershey’s Kisses…

Swedish Overnights

Swedish Overnights Recipe from MacrinaBakery.com Click here for printable recipe Ingredients 8 ounces (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 cups powdered sugar, sifted 1 egg, separated 1 tsp pure vanilla extract 2 ¼ cups unbleached all-purpose flour 1 cup finely chopped walnuts Sugar crystals in your favorite colors Click here for full recipe…

Crowded Chowder

Crowded Chowder Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine Click here for printable recipe This creamy chowder, or a variation thereof, is in the top five in the world’s ten most useful recipes. The recipe can just as easily be transformed into clam chowder or vegetable chowder (see Note). Leftover cooked salmon added at the end…

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut Macaroons Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine (Makes about 2 dozen) 2 egg whites (scant 1/3 cup) 1/2 cup white sugar 1 teaspoon pure almond extract 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 cups dried unsweetened shredded coconut Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Set rack in middle of oven.  Mist baking sheet with non-stick spray (or use parchment…

Cooked Whole Barley

Cooked Whole Barley Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine Makes about 3 cups 6 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup whole barley (not pearled) 1. Bring water to boil in 4-quart saucepan.  Add salt and barley.  Turn heat down to allow a slow boil and cook for 1 to 1.5 hours, at least. 2….

Barley Salad with Red Peppers and Corn

Barley Salad with Red Peppers and Corn Recipe from Good Food Great Medicine Serves about 4-6 This is one of those popular but unusual salads that go anywhere and wait patiently and taste best at room temperature. 3 Tablespoons lemon or lime juice or apple cider vinegar 2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon freshly crushed garlic 1/2…

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men

Eileen’s Spicy Gingerbread Men Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1/2 cup margarine 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 cup molasses 1 egg yolk 2 cups sifted all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ginger 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg DIRECTIONS: In a large…

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies Recipe from AllRecipes.com INGREDIENTS: 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup peanut butter 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 egg, beaten 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 tablespoons milk 40 miniature chocolate covered peanut butter cups, unwrapped DIRECTIONS:…

Classic Buttercream Frosting

Recipe from Savory Sweet Life Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  3 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 2.5 cups Classic American Buttercream frosting. This recipe uses powdered sugar, butter, vanilla and milk. This is a great recipe for decorating and piping on cupcakes and cake. Ingredients 1 cup unsalted butter (2 sticks or ½ pound), softened (but not…

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

Chocolate Buttercream Frosting Recipe from Savory Sweet Life. (The author of Savory Sweet Life has posted on her blog an excellent step by step description for making this frosting.  I highly recommend checking it out.) Prep time:  2 mins Cook time:  3 mins Total time:  5 mins Serves: 3 cups A simple recipe for classic chocolate buttercream frosting. Perfect…

Beatty’s Chocolate Cake

Recipe from Ina Garten, Food Network Ingredients Butter, for greasing the pans 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for pans 2 cups sugar 3/4 cups good cocoa powder 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup buttermilk, shaken 1/2 cup vegetable oil 2 extra-large eggs, at room temperature…

Good Eats Meatloaf (also Meatloaf Cupcakes)

Recipe from Alton Brown, Food Network INGREDIENTS 6 ounces garlic-flavored croutons 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 onion, roughly chopped 1 carrot, peeled and broken 3 whole cloves garlic 1/2 red bell pepper 18 ounces ground chuck 18 ounces ground sirloin 1 1/2…

Ceci’s Braised Eggs

Ceci’s Braised Eggs Serves 2 4 eggs 1 tomato 4 slices whole wheat bread Sharp cheddar cheese, shredded Freshly ground black pepper Tabasco sauce Butter Non-stick cooking spray Side of sliced fruit (Pictured here with avocado, but for other options serve with melon or orange.) This recipe is best if you serve it as soon…

Minny’s Chocolate Pie

Minny’s Chocolate Pie Recipe from Food and Wine magazine 1 packaged pie dough crust OR graham cracker crust 1 1/2 cups sugar 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted 2 large eggs, beaten 3/4 cup evaporated milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon salt Whipped cream, for serving Preheat the oven to…

Buffalo Wings

Recipe from Alton Brown, Food Network Ingredients 12 whole chicken wings (about 3 pounds) 3 ounces (6 tablespoons) unsalted butter 1 small clove garlic, minced 1/4 cup hot sauce Kosher salt * I like to add a teaspoon of cayenne pepper to make them extra spicy Directions Place a 6-quart saucepan, with a steamer basket…

Tofu in Soy Ginger Marinade

Tofu in Soy Ginger Marinade Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine Serves about 4 as a hearty snack, and more as an appetizer 10 ounces extra firm tofu Soy Ginger Marinade 1/3 cup soy sauce 2 Tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1 Tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 Tablespoon honey 1 Tablespoon freshly crushed garlic 1 Tablespoon finely…

Creamy Dreamy Mashed Potatoes

Recipe from The Bride and Groom First and Forever Cookbook Kosher Salt 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and cut into 2-inch pieces 3/4 cup heavy cream 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter 1/4 cup milk, plus more as needed 1 cup (2 ounces) grated white cheddar cheese 2 teaspoons grated onion, plus more as needed (see…

Brown Rice Power Patties

Brown Rice Power Patties Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine (Makes 12 patties) 2 cups cooked brown rice (see recipe here) 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, grated (about 1 1/2  cups) 1 1/2 cups finely grated carrot (about 1 large) 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds and/or 1/2 cup sesame seeds, raw or toasted 3 eggs 1…

Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread   4  7.5-oz cans Pillsbury Biscuits 1 t. cinnamon 3/4 c. sugar ———— 1 c. brown sugar 3/4 c. butter 1 1/2 t. cinnamonPreheat oven to 350 degrees Combine 1 t. cinnamon and 3/4 c. sugar in small bowl. Separate biscuits and cut each into 4 pieces. Roll each piece in cinnamon sugar….

Caesar’s Wife’s Dressing

Caesar’s Wife’s Dressing 1/2 lb. Tofu (firm, drained) 4 Tbs. Red Miso 2 garlic cloves 3 juiced lemons (real lemons, not concentrated juice) 4 tsp. Nutritional Yeast (May be difficult to find. Recipe will work without it) 3 tsp. Balsamic Vinegar 1 Tbs. Soy Sauce (or Bragg’s Amino Acids) 3/4 c. Olive Oil Tabasco to…

Fudgy Macaroons

Fudgy Macaroons 1 c. Evaporated Milk 1 1/2 c. Sugar 4 T. Butter 2 t. Vanilla 12 oz Chocolate Chips 4 c. Corn Flakes 3 c. Coconut 1 c. Broken Nuts In a pan, mix evaporated milk, sugar and butter. Cook over medium heat until it boils and is bubbly all over the top. Boil…

Basic Baked Brown Rice

Basic Baked Brown Rice Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine (Makes about 5-6 cups cooked brown rice) 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups brown basmati rice Preheat oven to 300 degrees. 1. Bring the water to a brisk boil in a heavy 2½-quart pot. Stir in salt and rice and bring back to…

Green Eggs and Rice

Green Eggs and Rice Recipe from Good Food, Great Medicine This is an easy one-dish whole food meal rich in protein, fiber, healthy fat, and vegetables. It also allows lots of flexibility. You can use fresh spinach instead of frozen (just steam it a bit first), or replace the spinach with other fresh or frozen greens, or…

White Cake (8- and 9-inch pan recipes)

The Perfect White Cake (8-inch pan)  Recipe from iambaker.net Ingredients 2 1/4 cups cake flour 1 cup milk at room temperature 6 large egg whites at room temperature 2 teaspoons almond extract 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 3/4 cups granulated sugar 4 teaspoons baking powder 1 teaspoon table salt 1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter, softened but still…

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Maple Pecan Pumpkin Pie Recipe from Macrina Bakery & Cafe Makes one 9-inch pumpkin pie 1 9-inch pre-baked pie shell 1 cup roasted sugar pumpkin purée Baker’s parchment paper 1 cup canned pumpkin purée 6 tablespoons lightly packed light brown sugar 1 tablespoon honey 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup 1 teaspoon cinnamon ½ teaspoon salt ½…

Bloody Mary – Brunch Party Size!

Bloody Mary – Brunch Party Size! Start with a 48 oz bottle of V8 (Spicy Hot if available) Pour V8 into a large jar with plenty of room to stir and add ingredients Add: 14 oz Vodka (Hot Monkey brand or other hot pepper flavored vodka) 2 oz Bloody Mary vinegar (my favorite is from…

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans Recipe from All Recipes Ingredients 3/4 pound fresh green beans 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 1 clove garlic, minced 1 teaspoon garlic chili sauce 1 teaspoon honey 2 teaspoons spicy olive oil Directions Arrange a steamer basket in a pot over boiling water, and steam the green beans 3 to 4…

Green Chile Chicken Casserole

Green Chile Chicken Casserole Recipe adapted from Cooking Light Ingredients Soup Mixture 1 1/3 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth 1 cup canned chopped green chiles, drained 1 cup chopped onion 1 cup fat-free sour cream 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 (10 1/2-ounce) cans condensed 98% fat-free cream of chicken soup, undiluted (such as Campbell’s)…

Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steak

Pan-Seared Rib-Eye Steak Recipe from Alton Brown, Food Network Alton Brown’s pan seared Rib-Eye is the best steak I’ve ever had.  Hands down. Ingredients 1 boneless rib eye steak, 1 1/2 inches thick Canola oil, to coat Kosher salt and ground black pepper Directions Place a 10-to-12-inch cast-iron skillet in the oven and heat the…

Chocolate Chip Cookies

  Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe from Alton Brown, Food Network This is a modification on the original Toll House chocolate chip cookie recipe, adapted to make the cookies more chewy and moist.  They’re incredible!! Ingredients 8 ounces unsalted butter 12 ounces bread flour 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 2 ounces granulated…

Twix Bars

“Twix” Bars 1 tube of sugar cookie dough (from refrigerated section of grocery store) 1 bag of caramels (individually wrapped) 1 stick of butter 1 can of sweetened condensed milk 1 12-oz package of chocolate chips 2/3 cup peanut butter Roll out sugar cookie dough onto a baking sheet with edges. Bake according to recipe…

Pumpkin Scones

Pumpkin Scones 4 c flour 1 cup brown sugar ½ tsp ground ginger 1 tsp nutmeg ½ tsp allspice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 2 tsp baking powder ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp salt 1 cup cold unsalted butter 2/3 cup buttermilk 1 cup pumpkin puree (no spices or sugar added) 2 tsp vanilla extract…

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars

Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars Inspired by Flying Apron Bakery’s Morning Peanut Butter Bars Click here for printable recipe of Peanut Butter Breakfast Bars 3 cups oats (gluten free…if you prefer) ½ cup sunflower seeds ½ cup pumpkin seeds ½ cup finely ground coconut ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp salt 1 ¼ cup brown rice syrup* 1 cup maple syrup* 3/4…

Oatmeal Spice Cake

Oatmeal Spice Cake Cake Ingredients 1 cup oatmeal 1 1/2 cup boiling water 1 c. brown sugar 1 c. white sugar 1/2 c. shortening 2 eggs 1 1/2 c flour 1 t. soda 1/2 t. salt 1 t. cinnamon Combine 1 1/2 cup boiling water with 1 cup oatmeal.  Mix boiling water and oatmeal. Let…

Candy Cane Cookies

Candy Cane Cookies 1 c. Powdered Sugar 1/2 c. Shortening 1/2 c. Butter 1 egg 1/2 t. Red Food Coloring 1 1/2 t. Peppermint or Almond Flavoring 1 t. Vanilla 2 1/2 c. Flour 1 t. Salt Preheat oven to 375. Melt butter and mix with shortening, powdered sugar and egg. Mix well, then add…

Lentils and Rice

Lentils and Rice Recipe from Golden Bridge Yoga 1 c. lentils 1 c. Basmati Rice 6 c. water 6-7 c. Vegetables (carrots, celery, broccoli, zucchini, fennel, etc) 6 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil 2 Onions, chopped 1/3 ginger root, minced 3-4 cloves garlic, minced 1 heaping tsp. Turmeric 1 heaping tsp. Cumin powder 1/2 tsp….

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies

Banana Oat Breakfast Cookies Recipe from Watching What I Eat Ingredients 1 1/2 cups oats, old fashioned ~ uncooked 2 ripe bananas, mashed with fork until creamy 1 cup unsweetened applesauce 1/3 cup raisins or cranberries, or to taste 1/4 cup chopped walnuts, toasted 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp cinnamon (or more, to taste) Directions Preheat heat…