Smoked Pork Cheeks

by July 15, 2014 » Add the first comment.

by Chef Jeff Smedstad of Elote Cafe in Sedona, as seen on Your Life A-Z. Posted on July 11, 2014 According to Chef, this recipe does not appear on their menu, yet people ask for it, and it has become their most popular dish. Ingredients: 4 lb Pork Cheeks Read more »

Foil Pot Roast

by July 7, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Foil Pot Roast Easy, but long cooking time Use chuck eye roast The rub 3 tablespoons corn starch 1 teaspoon instant coffee 4 teaspoons onion powder 2 teaspoons table salt 2 teaspoons light brown sugar 1 teaspoon black pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon dried thyme Half teaspoon celery Read more »

Roasted garlic mashed potatoes

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Blend with Sour cream and butter

Baltimore Pit Beef

by July 6, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Baltimore Pit Beef Per America’s Test Kitchen . Cooks Country Use Top Sirloin Roast . About $6 per pound Remove most of thick layer of fat Cut in half to speed up cooking time Cut should be on the rarer side Seasoning . Dry rub 4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon Read more »

Cucumber Harvest Breakfast

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Cucumber Harvest Breakfast Mix the following in a large bowl 1 tablespoon sugar Large pinch salt 1-2 cups yogurt . Depending on taste 1 tablespoon white vinegar Six mint leaves cut in Julian strips or lime zest with juice One large tomato, deseeded and cut in Julian Read more »

Tomato Gazpacho

by July 4, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Tomato Gazpacho 4-6 people Cucumbers . Deseeded Ripe tomatoes . Multiple colors Celery Anaheim peppers Garlic Shallots Smoked paprika Chunks of red onion Evoo Salt, pepper Refrigerate 24 hours Puree 1/2 of mixture w/ just a bit of stale bread Bowl liquid with marinated vegetables, avocado, bread pieces, evoo Robert@RobertAndrews.NET Read more »

Potato Croquettes

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Potato Croquettes Peel and boil potatoes Put thru food mill Add 3 eggs into bowl Whip eggs Season potatoes, oil, salt, pepper, butter Fill piece of shaved ham . Maybe cheese roll in flour, egg and panko bread crumbs Fry until golden brown Plate with tomato sauce Robert@RobertAndrews.NET

Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad

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Marinated Heirloom Tomato Salad Slice thick Season liberally with salt and Minced shallots Drizzle with cherry vinegar and evoo Marinate in fridge 1/2 – 2 hours Stack on plate Surround with greens Add toasted almonds and parm cheese Robert@RobertAndrews.NET

Olive Appetizer

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Olive Appetizer Select 3 olives Kalamata Olives Boiled Cured Tosco vechano Add to taste: Chili flake Fresh oregano Minced garlic Lemon zest Serve with grilled bread Robert@RobertAndrews.NET

Nancy McAfferty’s Salsa Pie

by June 30, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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This was very very simple. She didn’t actually give me the recipe, but I got the photograph and recreated it based on that. I made a minor modification, in that I cut the block of cream cheese in half. Get block of cream cheese and refrigerate. Cut Read more »

Nancy McCafferty’s Berry Trifle

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This was a delicious dessert that was served at a small gathering in June. With weather in Phoenix topping a hundred degrees, this went over really well. Plus, she said it only took about half an hour to prepare. Served ten people with some left over. 1 box prepared Vanilla Read more »

Caramel desert

by June 26, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Raw sugar in stainless steel pan Cook on medium high heat until dark brown As soon as it changes color, it is done Don’t over cook for it will become brittle For a dessert, cut up bananas Put in cinnamon and tequila Mix in a splash of cream Chocolate crepes Read more »

Pig Parts

by June 24, 2014 » Add the first comment.
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Ever wonder where Ham Hocks come from? What’s the difference between the ribs and the spare ribs? What’s the difference between the loin and the center loin? Here is a picture and an explanation of the Pig Parts and how to use them. The buttocks are salted Read more »

Make your own curry powder

by June 23, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Make your own curry powder Ingredients 2 tablespoons whole cumin seeds, toasted 2 tablespoons whole cardamom seeds, toasted 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds, toasted 1/4 cup ground turmeric 1 tablespoon dry mustard 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 teaspoon cayenne This mixture keeps for up to six months When ready, Read more »

Tonkatsu Curry

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Tonkatsu Curry Preheat peanut or sunflower oil in cast iron skillet to 375° . You can use a chopstick to see if oil is hot enough. Chopstick should bubble when you put it into the oil. Maintain oil at 365 degrees through 400° Sauté 3 ounces thinly sliced beef and Read more »

Steaming an Artichoke

by June 22, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Steaming an Artichoke Find an artichoke that seems heavy and compact for its size Rinse underwater Cut stem off to about 4 inches Using serrated knife, cut entire tip of artichoke off Using sharp kitchen scissors cut pointy thorny tips off Use your fingers to open up leaves a bit Read more »

Lebanese eggplant moussaka

by June 21, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Lebanese eggplant moussaka Large Eggplant . Halved and sectioned Drizzle with oil, salt, pepper Bake 10 minutes at 400° Evoo in pan . Heat Sauté one onion . slices 6 cloves garlic Peel 4 tomatoes Cut tomatoes Add tomato sections, juice and all 1 cup cooked garbanzo beans Salt, pepper, Read more »

Top Recipes – RR

by June 19, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Rachel Ray – Top Recipes for 2013 – Some adjustments made by Grandpa Chicken and Green Bean Casserold Begin by soaking onion slices in butter milk Saute crimini mushrooms, shallots, garlic and thyme Add 4 TBL flour to thicken Add 2 cups warm chicken stock a splash of dry white Read more »

Two-Ingredient Recipes

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Sunny Anderson Chorizo and Cheese Fundido Put in cast iron pan and bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes Serve with warm tortillas Beer and Cheese Sauce Heat in sauce pan Serve with pretzels Lemon Mousse Cool whip and lemon curd Mix together and put in cups Banana Chocolate Soft-serve Ice Read more »

Smoked Chicken Enchiladas

by June 14, 2014 » Add the first comment.

Smoked Chicken Enchiladas Green Sauce Onion . Sauteé Garlic Poblano . Roasted Jalapeño Tomatillos . Soak, peel, sticky, rinse Chicken stock Cook and blend with fresh cilantro Shred cooked chicken Put half into skillet Soft fry corn tortillas in hot oil Dip tortilla in green sauce . Both sides Put Read more »