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Oatmeal, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Posted by on Sunday, November 13, 2016, In : Recipes 


Ingredients

1 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup smooth peanut butter
2 large eggs
2 tablespoons vanilla extract
2 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
12 ounces semisweet chocolate chips

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a medium bowl with a hand or stand mixer on medium speed, cream butter and sugars until smooth. Add peanut butter and mix until combined; then add eggs and vanilla, scraping down sides of b...
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Southwest Potato & Corn Chowder

Posted by on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, In : Recipes 

8 slices bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 orange bell pepper, diced
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tbsp butter
1/3 cup flour
1 tsp salt, plus more to taste
1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper, plus more to taste
1 tsp ground cumin
8 cups chicken broth
4 cups unpeeled potatoes (about 6 potatoes), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 lb frozen corn kernels
1 cup half-and-half
1/2 cup grated Pepper Jack or cheddar cheese, for serving
1/2 cup fresh chopped cilantro, for serving
Cook bacon in a la...

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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Pizza

Posted by on Friday, February 7, 2014, In : Recipes 

6 strips bacon, chopped
1 Tbsp butter
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 ball pizza dough
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup apple butter
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded
4 ounces sharp white cheddar, shredded
2 cups baby arugula
Preheat oven to 500°F. Place pizza pan or stone in oven to heat up.
In a medium skillet cook bacon over medium heat until starting to crisp up. Remove from pan and drain most of the rendered fat out of the pan, ...

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Beans and Cornbread

Posted by on Friday, February 7, 2014, In : Recipes 


Ingredients
Bean Ingredients:
4 cups Pinto Beans
4 slices Thick Bacon (can Also Use Salt Pork, Or Ham Hock, Or Diced Ham)
1 teaspoon Salt
2 teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
Cornbread Ingredients:
1/4 cup Plus 2 Tablespoons Shortening
1 cup Yellow Corn Meal
1/2 cup All-purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Buttermilk
1/2 cup Milk
1 whole Egg
1 Tablespoon Baking Powder
1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
Preparation Instructions
BEANS: Rinse beans in cool water; pour into a pot, cover with water by 2 to 3 inches. Bring to a bo...

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Chick Peas with Tomatoes and Sweet Peppers

Posted by on Thursday, February 6, 2014, In : Recipes 



2 cups dried chickpeas
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium red bell peppers, stemmed, seeded, and chopped
1 small red chile, stemmed and finely chopped
1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, crushed and peeled
3 medium tomatoes, cored and finely chopped
1 tsp. chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp. chopped fresh tarragon
1/2 bunch fresh parsley, chopped
Salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Put chickpeas in a medium bowl and add enough cold water to cover by 2''. Set aside to soak for at ...

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Caramelized Onion & Bacon Pizza

Posted by on Sunday, February 2, 2014, In : Recipes 


6 strips bacon, chopped
1 Tbsp butter
1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced
3/4 tsp kosher salt
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 ball pizza dough
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 cup apple butter
1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
4 ounces Gouda cheese, shredded
4 ounces sharp white cheddar, shredded
2 cups baby arugula

Preheat oven to 500°F. Place pizza pan or stone in oven to heat up.

In a medium skillet cook bacon over medium heat until starting to crisp up. Remove from pan and drain most of the rendered fat out of the pan, ...

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Ultimate Grilled Cheese Sandwich

Posted by on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : Recipes 
Ingredients
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Halved And Sliced
4 slices Bacon, Cut In Half
2 Tablespoons Mayonnaise
Several Dashes Hot Sauce (I Used Louisiana)
2 slices Sandwich Bread
3 whole Hard Boiled Eggs, Peeled And Sliced
Salt And Pepper, to taste
2 slices Cheese, Any Variety (I Used Swiss And Monterey Jack)
More Butter, For Grilling
Preparation Instructions
Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-low heat and cook the onions low and slow for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently. Remove ...

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Buttermilk-Chive Mashed Potatoes

Posted by on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : Recipes 

2 lbs. russet potatoes, peeled and cut into quarters
2 tsp. kosher salt
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 Tbsp half-and-half
4 Tbsp butter
1/4 cup chives, chopped
freshly ground black pepper
Put the potatoes in a large pot. Add the 2 salt and enough water to cover the potatoes. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to medium-low and simmer until the potatoes are tender when pierced, 15 to 20 minutes. Turn off heat, drain well in a colander, and return to hot pan to evaporate some more moisture.
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Bacon Pimento Macaroni & Cheese

Posted by on Tuesday, January 21, 2014, In : Recipes 

2 cups elbow macaroni
4 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. dry mustard powder
2 cups milk
8 oz. sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
5 dashes hot sauce
1 (4 oz) jar pimentos, drained
5 slices of bacon, cooked and chopped
kosher salt
black pepper
Preaheat oven to 350.
Fill a large saucepan with water, and bring to a rolling boil. Add 1 tablespoon salt to the water. Add the pasta, and cook for 5 minutes. Drain pasta and set aside.
In the same saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the flour, a...

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Brown Rice, Lentil and Spinach Soup

Posted by on Friday, January 17, 2014, In : Recipes 

INGREDIENTS
½ lb. sweet Italian sausage
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 carrots, finely chopped
2 ribs celery, finely chopped
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
1 tsp. cumin seeds,
½ tsp. dried thyme
1 dried chile de árbol
12 cups chicken broth
1 cup long-grain brown rice, rinsed
¾ cup brown lentils, rinsed
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
½ lb. spinach, coarsely chopped


INSTRUCTIONS
1. Remove sausage from its casings. Heat oil in a 5-quart pot over medium-high heat; add sausage and cook, ...

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Maple Glazed Carrots

Posted by on Tuesday, December 31, 2013, In : Recipes 

INGREDIENTS
12 large carrots, peeled
8 tbsp. butter
¼ cup maple syrup
Fresh lemon juice
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
 
INSTRUCTIONS
1. Cut carrots into 2" lengths, then halve or quarter the pieces lengthwise so that all the carrots are in equal-size strips.

2. Melt butter in a large heavy sauté pan over medium-low heat. Add carrots, cover, and braise, stirring occasionally, until carrots are fork-tender, 20–30 minutes.
Adapted from Saveur

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Chicken Cacciatore (Hunter's Wife Chicken)

Posted by on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : Recipes 

4 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 medium onions, peeled and chopped
2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1  3-lb. chicken, cut into 8 pieces 
1 cup dry white wine
1  28-oz. can peeled whole san marzano 
   tomatoes, chopped, juice reserved
1 bay leaf
1 tsp. minced fresh rosemary leaves
1/4 cup minced flat-leaf parsley
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 cup strong chicken stock

1. Heat oil in a large pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft, about 10 minutes. Add ...

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Broccoli Wild Rice Casserole

Posted by on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, In : Recipes 

Ingredients
2 cups Uncooked Wild Rice
8 cups Low-sodium Chicken Broth, More If Needed For Thinning
3 heads Broccoli, Cut Into Small Florets
1 pound White Button Or Crimini Mushrooms, Finely Chopped
½ cups (1 Stick) Butter
1 whole Medium Onion, Finely Diced
2 whole Carrots, Peeled And Finely Diced
2 stalks Celery, Finely Diced
4 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
½ cups Heavy Cream
Ingredients
2 cups Uncooked Wild Rice
8 cups Low-sodium Chicken Broth, More If Needed For Thinning
3 heads Broccoli, Cut Into S...

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Pumpkin Cupcakes with Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

Posted by on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Recipes 


3/4 cup butter, softened
2 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 (15 oz) can solid-pack pumpkin
2 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk

For the frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, softened
4 cups confectioner’s sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 Tbsp good maple syrup
1 tsp ground cinnamon

Preaheat oven to 350. Line 2 cupcake tins with paper liners and s...

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Roasted Butternut Squash “Risotto”

Posted by on Tuesday, November 5, 2013, In : Recipes 

Yield: 6-8 servings

1 lb butternut squash, peeled and cut into 1″ pieces
1-2 Tbsp REAL olive oil (Did you know your olive oil is likely fake?)
1 medium head cauliflower (should yield 1 1/2 lbs of florets)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 Tbsp REAL butter or ghee 
1 garlic clove, minced
1 cup homemade chicken broth, divided (or if homemade isn’t available, find out where to get real bone broth without hidden MSG)
1 Tbsp chopped sage
Salt and pepper, to taste 

Preheat oven to 425 F.

Place the butternut squ...

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Strawberry Ice Cream

Posted by on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : Recipes 

Adapted from Frank Stitt’s Southern Table

2 cups ripe strawberries, chopped
1/2 cup + 2 Tbsp sugar
2 cups half-and-half
1/2 vanilla bean, split
6 large egg yolks
1 cup cold heavy cream

Place the strawberries in a large bowl and toss with the 2 tablespoons sugar. Set aside to macerate for 30 minutes. Remove 1/2 cup of the berries and puree in a blender or food processor. Return strawberry puree to bowl. In a large nonreactive saucepan, combine the half-and-half, the 1/2 cup sugar, and the vanilla b...

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Strawberry-Spinach Salad

Posted by on Thursday, June 13, 2013, In : Recipes 

 

Adapted from Southern Living 

Yield: Makes 6 servings
Prep time:10 Minutes
Ingredients
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
2 (6-oz.) bags baby spinach
1 (16-oz.) container strawberries, quartered
1 (4-oz.) package crumbled blue cheese
1/2 cup sliced toasted almonds
Bottled red wine vinaigrette
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Preparation
1. Toss together red onion and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl. Drizzle with red wine vinaigrette; sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.

Note:
For a tasty flavor com...

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Sweet-Roasted Rosemary Acorn Squash Wedges

Posted by on Friday, February 1, 2013, In : Recipes 

Adapted From Tasty Kitchen 

 
 Ingredients
2 whole Acorn Squash, Cut Into 8 Wedges Each
4 dashes Olive Oil
Salt To Taste
1 stick Butter
½ cups Brown Sugar (lightly Packed)
2 Tablespoons Rosemary (minced)
Preparation Instructions
Place wedges in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle lightly with salt, then roast in a 350-degree oven for 20 minutes.
Combine butter, brown sugar, salt, and rosemary in a bowl and mix into a paste.
Remove squash from oven and smear paste all over squash. Return t...

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Macaroni and Cheese Soup

Posted by on Monday, January 28, 2013, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Cuisine at Home

Ingredients

2 slices bread
1 tablespoon butter
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
6 ounces dry elbow macaroni, cooked and drained
1/4 cup minced onion
1/4 cup minced celery
2 tablespoons butter
1/2 cup white wine
2 cups chicken broth
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups whole milk
2 cups sharp cheddar cheese, grated (I like Cabot)
1/4 cup flour

Directions

1. Make bread crumbs: Put bread in food processor and process until you have coarse crumbs. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in medium frying...

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How To Brine A Chicken

Posted by on Wednesday, January 23, 2013, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Formerchef.com

Preparing the Chicken:
Place the raw chicken in a clean sink and remove anything inside the cavity (neck, giblets, liver, etc.). Thoroughly rinse the chicken in cold water. At this point, if you choose not to brine the chicken skip to the "How to Roast a Chicken" step.
Citrus Brine Recipe
120 oz (15 cups) water
6 oz (wt) kosher salt
1 oz (wt) brown sugar
1 lemon
1 orange
1 grapefruit
2-3 sprigs fresh rosemary
1 bay leaf
1 tsp black peppercorns
2 tsp juniper berries
4 cloves of g...

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

Posted by on Tuesday, January 22, 2013, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Momskitchenhandbook


4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil, divided
1 large yellow onion, finely chopped
2 large cloves garlic, finely chopped
5 ½ cups chicken broth
1 cup diced, canned tomatoes
1 whole skinless, bone-in, chicken breast, cut into two halves (1 ½ pounds)
4 corn tortillas
Salt to taste
3 large carrots, peeled, cut into small, bite-size pieces
2 ½ cups roughly chopped red cabbage (about 1/3 of a head)
¼ cup fresh lime juice (1 to 2 limes), plus more if needed
¼ cup chopped cil...


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Cinnamon-Raisin Swirl Bread

Posted by on Saturday, January 19, 2013, In : Recipes 
Adapted from The Kitchn


 
1 cup raisins
1 cup warm water
1 tablespoon active dry yeast
1 cup milk
1/4 cup  unsalted butter, melted
2 teaspoons salt
5 1/2 – 6 cups (1 lb 11.5 oz – 1 lb 14 oz) all-purpose flour
Filling:
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons cinnamon
1 large egg beaten with 2 teaspoons warm water
Put the raisins in a small bowl and cover them with hot water. Let the raisins plump for at least 10 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Pour a cup of water into the bowl of a standing mixer...

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Acorn Squash Quesadillas and Sausage with Tomatillo Salsa

Posted by on Monday, January 14, 2013, In : Recipes 
Adapted from SmittenKitchen
The secret to getting your quesadillas crisp is to cook them in either butter or lard, and no skimping. A griddle is best if you have one, but a regular old frying pan will do in a pinch.



 1 small/medium acorn squash
4 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons diced white onion
1 tablespoon minced jalapeno (you can also use the dried chili peppers)
1 clove garlic, minced
2 poblano chiles, roasted, peeled and cut into strips
Salt and pepper to taste
10-inch flour tortillas
1 cu...

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Bamonte's Pork Chops with Pickled Peppers

Posted by on Thursday, January 10, 2013, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Saveur



INGREDIENTS
2 (1"-thick) bone-in pork chops
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
3 tbsp. olive oil
5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
12 pickled cherry peppers, halved
¼ cup dry white wine
¼ cup chicken stock
INSTRUCTIONS
Heat oven to 425°. Season chops with salt and pepper. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil in a 12" skillet over medium-high heat. Fry
chops, flipping once, until browned, 5 to 8 minutes. Transfer pan to oven; roast until pork is cooked through, 18–20 minutes. T...

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Perfect Potato Soup

Posted by on Sunday, January 6, 2013, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen


6 slices Thin Bacon, Cut Into 1-inch Pieces
1 whole Medium Onion, Diced
3 whole Carrots, Scrubbed Clean And Diced
3 stalks Celery, Diced
6 whole Small Russet Potatoes, Peeled And Diced
8 cups Low Sodium Chicken Or Vegetable Broth
3 Tablespoons All-purpose Flour
1 cup Milk
½ cups Heavy Cream
½ teaspoons Salt, More To Taste
Black Pepper To Taste
½ teaspoons Cajun Spice Mix
1 teaspoon Minced Fresh Parsley
1 cup Grated Cheese Of Your Choice

Add bacon pieces to a soup pot over mediu...

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Chicken Chard Soup

Posted by on Saturday, January 5, 2013, In : Recipes 
From Summertomato.com


Ingredients:

1 medium chicken, quartered
1 large bunch of Swiss chard, trimmed
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 medium sweet onions, diced
2 jalepeno peppers, seeded and chopped
1 28-0z can of diced tomatoes, drained
4 cups (1 box) chicken broth
2 cups water
1 tsp fresh thyme, finely chopped
0.5 cup parsley, finely chopped
Juice of 1 Meyer lemon
2-3 tbsp olive oil
Heat some olive oil in a pan just large enough for the chicken to cover the bottom. Add the chicken skin-side down and cook on me...

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Billionaire's Bacon

Posted by on Monday, December 31, 2012, In : Recipes 

1 lb. bacon
1 1-2 cups light brown sugar
1. Separate strips of bacon and blot dry with paper towels. Put sugar into a wide dish. Coat both sides of bacon in sugar, firmly pressing sugar into each strip. Lay bacon out on sheet pans as coated (some sugar will fall off).
2. Cook bacon in a preheated 425° oven, turning once, until browned and lacquered, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a lightly oiled sheet pan to let cool. Break slices into thirds.



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Bowtie Chicken Alfredo

Posted by on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Tasty Kitchen
Ingredients
12 ounces, Bowtie Pasta (farfalle)
4 Tablespoons Butter
2 whole Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts
Salt And Pepper, to taste
2 cloves Garlic, Minced
¾ cups Dry White Wine (may Substitute Low-sodium Chicken Broth)
½ cups Half-and-half
3 Tablespoons Heavy Cream
Low Sodium Chicken Broth, As Needed For Thinning
¾ cups Parmesan Shavings Or Grated Parmesan
2 Tablespoons Fresh Parsley, Minced
Preparation Instructions
Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain and s...

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Roasted Butternut Squash, Radicchio and Onion

Posted by on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Simply Recipes
Prep time: 15 minutesCook time: 45 minutes
INGREDIENTS
1 medium butternut squash (about 2 pounds), peeled and cut into chunks
1 large onion, peeled and cut into wedges through the root
1 head radicchio, cut into wedges through the root
Olive oil
Salt and black pepper
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup chopped parsley
Grated parmesan or pecorino cheese to taste, about 1/4 cup to 1/3 cup
Balsamic vinegar to taste, about a tablespoon
METHOD
1 Preheat the oven to 400°F. Toss the squash chu...

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Pan Roasted Brussel Sprouts With Bacon

Posted by on Friday, December 28, 2012, In : Recipes 



 From Summer Tomato
Ingredients:
1 lbs brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
2 slices of bacon
1 cipollini onion (or 1 leek or 2 baby leeks)
1/2 cup walnuts or hazel nuts, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp fresh oregano leaves, finely chopped
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp butter

Blanching Brussels Sprouts: 
 
Start some water boiling and add a few pinches of salt. Rinse and halve your brus sprouts. When the water comes to a rolling boil, add sprouts and set a kitchen timer for 5 minutes. Do not rely on yourself t...

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Fresh Strawberry Pie

Posted by on Monday, May 21, 2012, In : Recipes 



(from LottieandDoof.com)

Crust:
1 5-ounce package shortbread cookies
2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into pieces

 
Filling:
2 pounds strawberries, hulled
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1 envelope unflavored gelatin (2 1/4 teaspoons)
Preheat oven to 350°F.

Pulse cookies in a food processor to fine crumbs, add sugar and butter and pulse until combined. Carefully press crumb mixture into 9-inch pie pan. Bake until golden, about 15 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool com...

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Roasted Whole Chicken

Posted by on Wednesday, May 16, 2012, In : Recipes 



4 oz. good butter at room temperature
1 4-lb. free-range chicken
Salt and pepper
1 lemon
Several sprigs of thyme or tarragon, or a mixture of
the two
1 garlic clove, peeled and crushed
1. Preheat the oven to 450°. Smear the butter with your hands all over the bird. Put the chicken in a roasting pan that will
accommodate it with room to spare. Season liberally with salt and pepper and squeeze over with the juice of the lemon.
2. Put the herbs and garlic inside the cavity, together with the squeezed-ou...

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Sauteed Collard Greens

Posted by on Tuesday, May 8, 2012, In : Recipes 


3 large bunches washed collard greens
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. butter
2 minced peeled garlic cloves
1 chicken flavored bouillon cube
freshly ground white pepper
1. Trim stems from 3 large bunches washed collard greens. Stack leaves, roll together lengthwise into a tight bundle, and
cut crosswise into strips about 1" thick. Cook greens in a large pot of boiling water until just tender yet still bright green,
3–5 minutes.
2. Drain and set aside. Heat 2 tbsp. olive oil and 2 tbsp. butter together in a...

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Chicken Florentine Pasta

Posted by on Sunday, April 29, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Pioneer Woman Cooks

Ingredients
1 pound Penne pasta
1 whole, free range broiler chicken*
Salt And Pepper, to taste
2 Tablespoons Butter
2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 cloves Garlic, Minced*
¾ cups Dry White Wine
¾ cups Low-sodium Broth, More If Needed
1 bag Baby Spinach*
2 cups Grape Tomatoes, Halved Lengthwise*
4 ounces, weight Parmesan Cheese, Shaved With Vegetable PeelerPreparation Instructions
* From Murray Hill Farm

Cook pasta according to package directions in lightly salted water. Drain an...

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Spaghetti Carbonara

Posted by Chuck Murray on Wednesday, April 18, 2012, In : Recipes 
adapted from Everyday Food

Ingredients
1 lb. spaghetti
8 slices bacon cut 1 inch thick crosswise
salt and freshly ground pepper
3 large eggs
3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese plus more for serving
1/2 cup half-and-half

Directions
  1. Set a large pot of water to boil (for pasta). In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp, 8 to 12 minutes; transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate.
  2. Salt boiling water generously; add pasta and cook until al dente, according to package in...

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Couscous Tabouli Salad

Posted by Chuck Murray on Sunday, April 15, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from SparkPeople.com

 Ingredients
  1/2 cup boiling water
  1 1/4 cups dry couscous
   4 Tbsp olive oil
  1/3 cup lemon juice
   1 clove garlic minced
  1/2 medium red or green pepper, diced
(I used frozen from last summer)
  1/4 medium onion, diced
  1/2 medium cucumber diced

  1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

         

 (note: add tomato when in season)


Directions
Mix dry couscous with boiling water, add olive oil and lemon juice. Stir thoroughly, then cover and let stand for 5 minutes. Perf...
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Asparagus Frittata

Posted by on Tuesday, April 10, 2012, In : Recipes 

adapted from Fresh Vegetarian

Ingredients:
6 large eggs
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
heaping tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
big pinch salt
handful of thin asparagus
drizzle olive oil
big squeeze fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 9-inch square baking pan with two strips of parchment paper, cut to size. In a medium bowl, scramble the eggs with the milk, goat cheese, shallot, mustard and salt. Pour the egg mixture i...

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Mayonnaise

Posted by on Friday, March 30, 2012, In : Recipes 

Since we don't often use mayonnaise, making our own makes so much sense. For added flavor, try the Basil Mayo below. Recipe courtesy Alton Brown of Food Network

Ingredients

  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 2 pinches sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 cup oil, safflower or corn

Directions

In a glass bowl, whisk together egg yolk and dry ingredients. Combine lemon juice and vinegar in a separate bowl then thoroughly whisk half ...


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Maurice Salad

Posted by on Saturday, March 24, 2012, In : Recipes 

adapted from allrecipe.com

Ingredients

  •  1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  •   3/4 teaspoon lemon juice
  •   3/4 teaspoon onion juice
  •   3/4 teaspoon sugar
  •   3/4 teaspoon Dijon-style prepared mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon mustard powder
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  •   1 tablespoon chopped parsley
  • 1 hard-boiled egg, diced
  • ...

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Pupa con L'uova "Italian Easter Bread"

Posted by Chuck Murray on Sunday, March 18, 2012, In : Recipes 
1 package rapid rise yeast or 2 1/2 tsp. cake yeast
1-1/4 cup scalded milk, cooled to room temperature
1/2 cup butter, softened
2 whole eggs, beaten
1/2 cup granulated sugar
4 cups unbleached flour
1 whole egg, beaten with 1 tsp. cold water
6 whole Murray Hill Farm colored eggs, uncooked
Assorted candy sprinkles

The Easter eggs do not need to be hard boiled. They will cook when the bread bakes. I usually dye the eggs right out of the refrigerator. Just be careful not to crack them when dying them! In ...


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Cucumber Kimchi

Posted by on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Recipes 
Submitted by CSA member Lea Loizos


(adapted from Eating Well, July/Aug 2010)
2 pickling cucumbers or other small cucumbers (about 8 ounces)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 scallions, white and light green parts only, finely chopped
1 1/4-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled and finely chopped
2 tablespoons rice vinegar
1 tablespoon Korean chile powder (see Note)
2 teaspoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon fish sauce 
Preparation

Cut cucumbers in half lengthwise and then crosswise into 1/8-...

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Raspberry Oatmeal Squares

Posted by Chuck Murray on Friday, March 9, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from joyofbaking.com


Oatmeal Base:

1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup light brown sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/4 cups wheat flour

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt

2 cups rolled oats, divided

Filling:

1 cup raspber...


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Creamy Wheat Berry Hot Cereal

Posted by on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, In : Recipes 
Wheat berries are not actually berries. This chewy grain, the kernel of the wheat plant, looks similar to brown rice when cooked. According to the Wheat Foods Council, a 1/2-cup serving of wheat berries contains only 42 calories and boasts 2 grams of dietary fiber. Wheat berries provide folate, potassium and protein, making them a smart alternative to traditional white rice. While soaking wheat berries overnight reduces cooking time, you can also cook them without soaking.

1 1/4 cups old-fashi...

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Pot Roast

Posted by Chuck Murray on Monday, March 5, 2012, In : Recipes 

Ingredients

  • 1 whole (4 To 5 Pounds) Chuck Roast
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 whole Onions
  • 6 whole Carrots (Up To 8 Carrots)
  • Salt To Taste
  • Pepper To Taste
  • 1 cup Red Wine (optional, You Can Use Beef Broth Instead)
  • 2 cups To 3 Cups Beef Stock
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Thyme, or more to taste
  • 3 sprigs Fresh Rosemary, or more to taste

Preparation Instructions

First and foremost, choose a nicely marbled piece of meat. This will enhance the flavor of your pot roast like nothing else. Generously sal...


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Irish Soda Bread

Posted by Chuck Murray on Monday, February 27, 2012, In : Recipes 
Irish Soda Bread
Makes one loaf

4 cups flour
2 tbsp. sugar
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. baking soda
4 tbsp. butter
1 cup raisins
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups buttermilk

1. Preheat oven to 425°. Sift together the flour, sugar, salt, and baking soda into a large mixing bowl.
2. Using a pastry cutter or two knives, work butter into flour mixture until it resembles coarse meal, then stir in raisins.
3. Make a well in the center of the flour mixture. Add beaten egg and buttermilk to well and mix in...

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Fionn's Sweet Carrot Pancakes

Posted by Heather on Tuesday, February 21, 2012, In : Recipes 

Makes 8 (6 inch) pancakes
2 eggs
2 cups flour
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 finely grated organic carrots
1/2 cup orange zest
2 tbs. sugar
4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 cup salt

Butter your pan or griddle for about 2 minutes. Beat the eggs in a medium bowl for one minute. Mix in flour, milk, carrot, orange zest, sugar, baking powder and salt.
Pour about one half cup of batter onto center of griddle. Cook until the edges become golden and the bubbles begin to break. Fl...

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Pickled Beets

Posted by Heather on Thursday, February 16, 2012, In : Recipes 
Ingredients

    * 1 bunch (4 or 5) beets

    * 1/4 cup cider vinegar

    * 1 Tbsp sugar

    * 1 Tbsp olive oil

    * 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard

    * Salt and pepper

Remove greens from beets. Wash and cut beets to uniform sizes so they will cook evenly. Steam or boil around 30 minutes or until done. (Alternatively, you can roast them by wrapping them whole in foil and cooking them in a 350°F oven for about an hour.) A fork easily inserted into the beet will tell you if the ...


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World’s Best Braised Cabbage

Posted by on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Recipes 
by Molly Stevens

1 medium head green cabbage (about 2 pounds)
1 large yellow onion (about 8 ounces)
1 large carrot, cut into 1/4 inch rounds
1/4 cup chicken stock, homemade or store-bought, or water
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes, or to taste

1-Heat the oven to 325 degrees. Lightly oil a large gratin dish or a baking dish (9 by 13 inch works well).

2-Trimming the cabbage: Peel off and discard any bruised or ...


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Orange and Honey Glazed Carrots

Posted by on Tuesday, February 14, 2012, In : Recipes 
Adapted from Saveur magazine

Ingredients
12 tbsp. unsalted butter
4 lbs. carrots, peeled and cut into 1½-inch chunks
1 cup honey
Juice and zest of 1 orange
Pinch of salt and fresh-ground black pepper
2 tbsp. chopped fresh tarragon

Instructions
Melt butter in a 12"-wide, high-sided skillet over medium-high heat. Add carrots, honey, and orange zest and juice. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium-low and cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until sauce is thickened and carrots are soft,...

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Kale Chips

Posted by Heather MacLeod on Sunday, February 12, 2012, In : Recipes 
Ingredients
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon seasoned salt

Directions

  1. Preheat an oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a non insulated cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  2. With a knife or kitchen shears carefully remove the leaves from the thick stems and tear into bite size pieces. Wash and thoroughly dry kale with a salad spinner. Drizzle kale with olive oil and sprinkle with seasoning salt.
  3. Bake until the edges brown but are not burnt, 10 to 15 minute...

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Granola Cereal

Posted by on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Recipes 


Ingredients

  • 3 ½ cups quick cooking oats
  • ½  cup wheat germ
  • ½  cup wheat bran
  • ¼  cup brown or raw sugar
  • ¼  cup vegetable oil
  • ¼  cup honey
  • ¼  cup water
  • ½ tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup flaked coconut

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 275 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, mix oats, wheat germ, and wheat bran.
  3. In a medium bowl, blend brown sugar, vegetable oil, honey,...

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Honey Oatmeal Cookies

Posted by Chuck Murray on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Recipes 
1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 egg, beaten
1 cup quick cooking oats
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/2 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
1 cup shredded coconut
Cream shortening and sugar. Add honey and egg. Add oats and dry
ingredients. Add vanilla, chopped nuts, and coconut. Drop by teaspoon-
fulls onto parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 10-14
minutes or until lightly golden on edges and set.


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Honey Glazed Pork Chops

Posted by Chuck Murray on Wednesday, February 1, 2012, In : Recipes 
1/2 cup honey
2 tbs Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground cloves
cooking spray
4 boneless loin pork chops
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Preheat oven to 400 degrees
Combine first five ingredients. Heat a large non-stick skillet
coated with butter or cooking spray over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle pork with salt and pepper and cook 2 minutes on
each side or until browned. Reduce heat to med-low, add
honey mixture. Cook 10 minutes or until done, turning once.


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Mexican Potato Omelette

Posted by on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, In : Recipes 
2 TBS olive oil

1 red skin potato, halved, and thinly sliced

3 garlic gloves

2 scallions, thinly sliced

Coarse salt and ground pepper

1 1/4 cups plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped (about 2 tom.)

8 large eggs

1/2 cup shredded pepper jack cheese

2 TBS cilantro

1/2 lime juice

1. Heat 1 tbs oil in 10-inch broiler proof skillet over

    med.-low heat. Add potato, cover and cook, stirring until

    golden brown and tender, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic

    and all but 1 TB...


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Asian-Style Honey Vegetable Stir Fry

Posted by Chuck Murray on Monday, January 30, 2012, In : Recipes 
1/4 cup honey
1/4 cup prepared stir fry sauce*
1/4 to 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
4 tbs. canola oil garlic flavor
2 cups eggplant, 2 cups red pepper
1 small onion, cut into wedges and separated
1 med. carrot, cut diagonally
Combine stir fry sauce in small bowl with honey. In wok or large skillet
heat oil over med. high heat, add veggies while cooking about 2-3 min.
Add honey sauce, stir until all veggies are glazed and sauce is bubbly.
*Make your own stir fry sauce:
1 1/2 tbs. cornstar...
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How To Use Dried Hot Peppers

Posted by Chuck Murray on Friday, January 6, 2012, In : Recipes 




This month’s basket contains local, dried Cayenne hot chile peppers.


Cut the top off of each chile to remove the stem. Then, cut a slit down the side of the chile to split it open. The majority 
of the seeds will shake right out. Use your fingers or a spoon to scrape any additional seeds off and pull off any dried veins. After discarding the seeds, place the chiles on a medium/hot griddle and roast them for 3-4 minutes. Turn them often to prevent burning.


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