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Butternut Squash Gnocci

by August 1, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Step by Step Bake 1/2 of a butternut squash at 375º for 30 minutes Scrape out the meat Chop and squeeze the liquid out of it Push through a ricer or food mill Mix with one boiled (peeled) cooled pototo, also through a food mill Mix with 1 egg Read more »


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Sweet Potato Gnocci Easy Ricotta Gnocci Gnocci in a Pan Sauce Potato Gnocci Gnocci with Tomato Sauce Butternut Squash Gnocci  

Ice Cream French Toast

by July 15, 2017 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 6 egg yolks 1/2 C sugar 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp vanilla extract scant salt 1 C whole milk 1 C heavy whipping cream Soft bread (brioche, banana bread, croissant, Hawaiian rolls, etc) 4 TBL clarified butter (for the fry pan) STEP BY STEP Cream together Read more »

Mac and Cheese – COLLECTION

by January 30, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Grandpa’s Mac and Cheese Ingredients 4 C dried macaroni pasta (large) 2 eggs 1/2 stick butter (4 TBL) 1/4 C AP flour 2 C whole milk 1/4 C Dijon mustard 1 LB fresh sharp cheddar 1/2 tsp salt – 1/2 tsp pepper 1/4 C black olives (rough chop) 1/2 Read more »

Pilot Bread

by January 4, 2017 » Add the first comment.

Thanks to Cousin Sue for telling me about this Alaskan Staple.  Pilot Bread, also known as Survival Bread, Ship Biscuit or Sea Bread is something with a a shelf life of 2 years when stored in airtight containers.  Commercial containers of Pilot Bread could last for up to 30 years. Read more »

Pumpkin Bread

by December 14, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1 can (12 oz) raw pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix – see note at bottom) 2 oz canola oil 2 TBL buttermilk 2 eggs 2 oranges – juice and zest 1 C sugar 1 tsp salt spice mixture (see below) 1 TBL baking soda 3 C AP flour Read more »

Green Tomato Bread

by December 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.
Green Tomato Bread

Ingredients 2 eggs 1 C sugar 1/2 C canola oil 1/2 tsp vanilla 1-1/2 C flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/4 tsp cloves 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp soda 1 tsp cinnamon 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 c green tomatoes* Step by Step *Green tomatoes: Harvest your green Read more »

Sweet Potato Gnocci

by November 7, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Any potato can be used, but the sweet potato has a deeper flavor than white. INGREDIENTS 4 Peeled and boiled sweet potatoes 1/4 C cane syrup 1/2 tsp nutmeg 1 tsp cinnamon 1/4 tsp alspice 1/4 C shredded Parmesan cheese 1/4 C ricotta – drained and set onto a Read more »

Pitas from Scratch

by November 5, 2016 » Add the first comment.

 1 C whole wheat flour 2 C bread flour 2 teaspoons salt 2 teaspoons instant yeast 
1 1/4 cups lukewarm water 2 TBL olive oil TOPPING 1/2 cup olive oil 1 TBL coarse salt STEP BY STEP Mix and knead the dough ingredients together to make Read more »

Sicilian Bread Soup

by July 18, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Abot 4 C Left-over pieces of rustic bread.  Basic white sponge bread will be a disaster if you try to use it. 6 cloves whole garlic To taste: red pepper, salt, pepper 2 TBL EVOO 1/2 C carrot 1 C onion 1/2 C celery 1 can peeled tomatoes Read more »

Hasselback Potatoes

by May 17, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This dish takes its name from Hasselbacken, Sweden where it was first served. The potatoes turn out crisp on the outside and tender on the inside. INGREDIENTS Two regular baking potatoes – Russet Cream cheese Sliced Swiss cheese Drizzle Sauce 4 TBL butter 1 TBL EVOO 1/2 tsp Read more »

Lady Fingers

by May 15, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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This is just a nice soft little cake that can be used to make a trifle or even your version of Hostess Twinkies. INGREDIENTS 3 eggs  – separated 1/2 C granulated sugar 3/4 tsp vanilla 1 TBL melted cooled butter 6 TBL corn starch – sifted 6 TBL AP Read more »

Healthy Alfredo Sauce

by May 6, 2016 » Add the first comment.

This is a really easy recipe, fairly healthy, and you will get restaurant quality Alfredo sauce. INGREDIENTS 2 TBL shallot or onion – minced 2 TBL butter 2 cloves garlic – minced 2 TBL AP flour 2 egg yolks 1/2 C Parmesean cheese 1 C milk 1/2 C light Read more »

Mini French Toast Medallions

by April 25, 2016 » Add the first comment.

If you eat at Olive Garden, you know that you receive an unlimited supply of breadsticks. Take them home and you will have a great breakfast surprise. INGREDIENTS for preparing two breadsticks Take-home left over breadsticks One egg 2-3 TBL buttermilk (or whole milk) 2-3 TBL of melted butter Read more »

Potato Fondant

by April 21, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS 1 Idaho potato per person 1 stick butter Salt, pepper, EVOO STEP BY STEP Peel potato Cut two sides off so that you have a “steak” Season potato Pour about 2 TBL EVOO in a cast iron fry pan Fry in EVOO at about 365º until Read more »

Potato Latkes – Potato Rosti – Hash Browns

by April 19, 2016 » Add the first comment.

I started researching the difference between American Hash Browns, Jewish Latkes and German Rösti, but the bottom line is there really isn’t a whole lot of difference. Hash Browns: A traditional staple in America that you would get at Mel’s Diner. Shredded potatoes fried until browned. Latkes: A Read more »

Simple Baked Potato

by April 18, 2016 » Add the first comment.

INGREDIENTS Idaho Russet Potato Butter Salt STEP BY STEP Wash your potato well Poke holes in it using a fork or a corn cob holder – See notes below. To crisp up the skin, brush it with butter and then sprinkle with salt Another tip is to Read more »

Mashed Potato Hash Browns

by April 9, 2016 » Add the first comment.
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INGREDIENTS Old mashed potatoes Butter and EVOO (for frying) 1-2 eggs per person REMINDER: Keep the handle of your pan pointed to the back of the stove to avoid an accidental spill or burn. This recipe will actually work with old scalloped potatoes, hashed browns from another morning, Read more »

Ball Park Pretzels

by March 24, 2016 » Add the first comment.

Ingredients 1 1/2 cups warm (110 to 115 degrees F) water 1 tablespoon sugar 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 package active dry yeast 22 ounces all-purpose flour, approximately 4 1/2 cups 2 ounces unsalted butter, melted Vegetable oil, for pan 10 cups water 2/3 cup baking soda 1 large Read more »

Waffle Cornbread

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Prepare the cornbread batter exactly as you might otherwise. Rather than baking it in a bread pan, pour it into a waffle iron and cook for 8 minutes, rather than the standard 3.