Tuesday, 28 April 2015

12 Days Of Christmas Cocktails

12 Days Of Christmas Cocktails

Cheese - Sweet Potato Gnudi With Sage Butter

'Gnudi' (or 'naked' ravioli without a pasta jacket) are tender dumplings simmered like gnocchi and, when made with sweet potatoes and finished in sage butter, present beautifully for a delicious autumn dish.

Friday, 24 April 2015

Traditional Exterior

Traditional Exterior - Minneapolis

Salad - Mendocino Chicken Salad

Made with smoked chicken breast, this delicious salad stands out from the crowd. It's filled with crunchy celery, slivered almonds, fresh basil, and juicy grapes.

Thursday, 23 April 2015

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Traditional Kitchen

Traditional Kitchen - Boston

Soups Stews And Chili - Sausage White Bean Soup

Instead of starting with a hambone (which you won't have unless you've just eaten a baked ham) and dried beans (which require significant soaking and simmering time), simply open cans of chicken broth and beans. Minced prosciutto instantly transforms commercial chicken broth into a ham-flavored soup base. Italian sausage reinforces the pork flavor and makes the soup substantial and satisfying. Mashing some of the canned beans thickens the soup and gives it the body of one that's been long simmered. Sauteed onions, carrots and celery add depth of flavor and ensure the soup's homemade feel.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Bread - Boston Brown Bread I

This is a whole wheat bread sweetened with molasses and raisins. Buttermilk acts on the baking soda to increase its leavening power.

Friday, 17 April 2015

Appetizers And Snacks - Bacon And Date Appetizer

An easy, quick appetizer that I first tasted at a Native American wedding ceremony. Dates are stuffed with almonds and wrapped in bacon!

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Herbs And Spices - Caramel Pecan Pumpkin Pie

Enjoy Thanksgiving's favorite flavors in this easy-to-make pie that combines a pumpkin filling accented with lemon zest, and a caramelized brown sugar-pecan topping.

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Monday, 6 April 2015

Sunday, 5 April 2015

Salad - Red Raspberry Vinaigrette

A very easy, flavor-filled dressing that goes with any kind of salad. Only three ingredients! I like to use it with romaine, feta, toasted pecans, bacon, and red onion.

Friday, 3 April 2015

Modern Porch

Modern Porch - San Francisco

Meat And Poultry - Barbequed Marinated Flank Steak

Honey, vinegar, garlic, ginger, oil and soy sauce are blended and then poured over flank steak. The meat sits in this tangy marinade overnight in the fridge, and emerges flavorful and very tender. Grill, slice, and serve.