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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Pico de Gallo




Ingredients:


  • 12 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 white onion, small dice
  • 3 jalepeno, minced
  • 3 limes, juiced
  • 1 small bunch cilantro, chopped
  • salt


Combine tomatoes, onion, jalepeno, lime juice, and cilantro.

Season to taste with salt.










Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Blueberry Coffee Cake

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3 cups blueberries
Topping:
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 cup butter
Cream butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer.  Add salt and vanilla.

Add eggs, one at a time, mix well.

Add flour and baking powder, turn on mixer, while running add buttermilk.  Mix until combined.

Stir in blueberries.

For topping combine sugar, flour, spices and salt.  Cut in butter until texture is crumbly.



Pour batter into a greased 9" spring form pan.  Evenly sprinkle topping.  Bake at 350 for 75-80 minutes.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Fried Chicken





Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 4 pounds chicken legs and thighs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 4-5 cups canola oil
Combine buttermilk, salt, and chicken pieces in large zip lock bag.  Let chicken marinate in buttermilk mixture, in the refrigerator, 2-4 hours.

Combine flour, baking powder, thyme, pepper, garlic powder in a shallow bowl or pie plate.  Mix well.


Working in batches, dredge chicken in flour, shake excess, rest on wire rack. Repeat this process so all chicken pieces have been dredged twice.


Heat oil to 375.  Fry chicken a couple pieces at a time. Cover. Turn as needed. Uncover after 8-10 minutes.  Continue cooking 6-8 minutes (may vary depending on size of pieces, pan, oil temp...)

Finish in oven if necessary. Serve with Hushpuppies


Hushpuppies



Ingredients:
  • 1 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups cornmeal
  • 2 tbsp. baking powder
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 1 tbsp. baking soda
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. cayenne
  • 1 1/2 cups buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 large yellow onion, fine dice
Canola oil, for frying

Combine dry ingredients. 

Combine buttermilk, eggs, and onion.  

Mix wet ingredients with dry ingredients

Heat Canola oil to 350 degrees in a sturdy pot.  Drop batter by tablespoon into hot oil.

Cook 3-4 minutes, until browned, turning as needed.  

Serve with tartar sauce.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Curried Lentils




Ingredients:
  • 1 1/2 onion, diced
  • 1 (14 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 jalepeno peppers, minced
  • 1" piece ginger. peeled and minced
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 cups lentils
  • 1/2 cup water(or enough liquid in combination with chicken stock and coconut milk to equal six cups)
  • 1 (14 ounce)can coconut milk
  • lime zest from 2 limes
  • salt
  • pepper
  • roasted cauliflower(divide head into 2" pieces, roast on oiled sheet pan, at 400, until nicely browned)
  • peas, blanched(garnish)
  • white or brown rice, cooked
Place first 9 ingredients in slow cooker.  Stir to mix.  Set cooker on medium and cook until lentils are tender(about 4 hours depending on slow cooker).

Add coconut milk and lime.

Season with salt and pepper

Serve lentils, over rice, garnished with roasted cauliflower and  bright green peas.










Thursday, June 19, 2014

Hot Fudge Sauce



Ingredients:



  • 1 1/3 cups heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup corn syrup
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 8 ounces chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


Bring cream, corn syrup, sugar, cocoa, and salt to a boil.


Let simmer 5 minutes.


Add chocolate and stir until melted.

Off heat, whisk in butter and vanilla.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Blondies





 Ingredients:

  • 1/2 pound butter(2 sticks)
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 cups chocolate chips

Cream butter and sugars.  Add vanilla, salt and eggs, mix well.  Add flour and baking soda, stir until just combined.  Mix in chocolate.

Pour into greased 13 x 9 pan.

Bake at 350 for 25-30 minutes.