Stewed Collard Greens Cajun seasoning adds a kick to tender collard greens while the cider vinegar and hot sauce give this Kwanzaa side a tangy twist. Directions: Cook 4 slices chopped bacon in a large pot until crisp; drain on paper towels. Add 1 diced onion and 2 teaspoons Cajun seasoning to the pot withContinue reading
Grits and Roasted Vegetables With Hazelnut Butter Enjoy this creamy dish of southern-style grits topped with roasted squash, mushrooms and finished with warm hazelnut butter. INGREDIENTS: 1/2 medium butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces 4 plum tomatoes, halved lengthwise 4 cloves garlic, smashed 4 sprigs fresh thyme 6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oilContinue reading
Penne with Shrimp and Herbed Cream Sauce This special pasta is a top pick for a Christmas main dish. INGREDIENTS: 4-6 servings 1 pound penne pasta 1/4 cup olive oil 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, and deveined 4 cloves garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus extra for seasoning 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper,Continue reading
Chocolate Peppermint Brownies INGREDIENTS: 2 sticks unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for greasing 1 pound bittersweet chocolate, chopped 2 teaspoons pure peppermint extract 4 large eggs 1 3/4 cups packed light brown sugar 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon fine sea salt 4 candy canes, crushed (1/3 cup) PREPARATION: Preheat the ovenContinue reading
Eggnog Ice Cream INGREDIENTS: YIELD: 1 quart 4 egg yolks 1/3 cup sugar 1 pint whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg 3 ounces bourbon PREPARATION: In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat together the egg yolks and sugar until the yolks lighten in color and the sugar is completelyContinue reading
Christmas Stuffing with Bacon INGREDIENTS: — 10-12 servings 8 ounces applewood- smoked bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces Rice: 4 1/2 cups low-salt chicken broth 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme 1 1/4 cups short-grain brown rice 1 1/4 cups wild rice Vegetables: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil One 14-ounceContinue reading
Horseradish- Crusted Steak Roulade This impressive dish will wow your friends and family during the holidays. INGREDIENTS: 4 servings 2 red bell peppers, stemmed, halved lengthwise and seeded 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 leek, white and light-green parts only, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chopped fresh parsley Kosher salt and freshlyContinue reading
Roasted Rack of Lamb INGREDIENTS: Yield: 8 Servings Grated zest of 2 lemons 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1/4 cup kosher salt Pinch of sugar 2 8 -bone racks of lamb, chine bone removed, frenched 1/4 cup canola oil PREPARATION: Mix together the lemon zest, rosemary, salt and sugar. Season the racks on all sidesContinue reading
Apple Cider Doughnuts Doughnuts are a delicious Hanukkah tradition. These are made with fresh apples, and then rolled in cinnamon – sugar. INGREDIENTS: Yield: 12 doughnuts 2 red apples, such as Cortland or McIntosh 2 1/2 cups apple cider 3 1/2 cups all-pourpose flour, plus more for dusting 4 teaspoons baking powder 1/4 teaspoon bakingContinue reading
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