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Chicken Cannellini Bean Chili

    Sprinkle one and one half cups of diced chicken breast with 1 teaspoon salt. In 6-quart Dutch oven or equivalent pot, heat 1 teaspoon olive oil on medium-high until very hot. Add chicken to Dutch oven in 2 batches, and cook 6 minutes per batch or until chicken is no longer pink, stirring occasionally […]

Tarragon-Peppered Gravlax Recipe 6-8

  Ingredients 3# Sockeye salmon, filleted & pinbones removed      2 T brown sugar 2 t crushed black pepper                                             1-2 T brandy, gin, aquavit or vodka 3 T salt 1 T tarragon leaves 1 T dill   Lay salmon, skin side down, on a plate. Sprinkle with salt, pepper & sugar. Spread dill and tarragon all […]

Winter Vegetables with Horseradish 6-8

Ingredients 1 1/2 # Brussels sprouts 3 T horseradish 3 carrots 3 T cider vinegar 1# parsnips 1 t dill 2 T butter ½ t salt 1/3 c veg oil Black pepper to taste   Cut carrots & parsnips into 1” slices. Steam carrots, parsnips & Brussels sprouts together approximately 10 minutes or until just […]

Peanut Butter & Jelly Bars

Ingredients ½ lb  unsalted butter at room temperature 3 c flour 1 ½ c sugar 1 ts baking powder 1ts vanilla extract 1 ½ ts salt 2 eggs at room temperature 1 ½ c jam- any flavor you like 2 c peanut butter 2/3 c salted peanuts coarsely chopped   Preheat oven to 350° Grease […]

Peanut Ginger Slaw, 8 Servings

DRESSING                                                               SLAW 6 T rice vinegar                                                  5 c sliced green cabbage 6 T veg oil                                                          2 c sliced red cabbage 5 T peanut butter                                      1 red bell pepper- matchstick slices 3 T soy sauce                                                     1 yellow bell pepper- matchstick slices 3 T brown sugar                                                 2 med carrots, matchstick slices 2 t ginger, grated or 1 […]

The St. Francis Inn is Cookin!

  The historic St. Francis Inn (circa 1791) treats their guests 365 days a year to complimentary evening desserts that are homemade and uniquely created for a perfect ending before bedtime. After guests enjoy their dinner or activities throughout St. Augustine, they love returning to the comforting parlor or dining room, sip a beverage and […]

Historic Casa Marina Hotel NEW YEARS EVE!

Enjoy a memorable NEW YEARS EVE at the historic Casa Marina Hotel & Restaurant.  The lavishly decorated hotel is taking reservations for their Annual New Year’s Eve Celebration on Monday, December 31. Chef Aaron Webb is preparing a sumptuous dinner buffet from 8:00 pm until 10:00 am. (Attire Dress-Up, Black Tie Optional) New Years Eve Party 7:30 pm – […]

Apple Fritters

Ingredients 1 c flour 1/4 c sugar 1 t salt 1 1/2 t baking powder 1/3 c milk 1 egg 1 c finely chopped apple dash cinnamon   Sift flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, and cinnamon together. Add milk and egg. Beat to a smooth batter. Fold in apple. Drop by spoonful into 2 1/2–3-inch […]

Ruby’s Turkey B’stilla Shepherd’s Pie

Ingredients 4 c smashed potatoes (already mixed with butter, buttermilk, cream, whatever you like) 3 c green beans 3 c shredded turkey (white and dark meat) 2 c stuffing ¾ c cranberry sauce ¾ c onion relish 1 c gravy 6 sheets phyllo pastry, defrosted (keep covered with kitchen towel to prevent drying out) 3 […]

Baked Beans

Ingredients 1 lb. navy beans 1/2 t baking soda 1/2 lb. bacon, cut into 1-inch pieces 1 medium onion, chopped roughly 1/3 c brown sugar 1/3 c molasses 1 t dry mustard 1/4 c apple cider vinegar 1/2 t black pepper 3 c stock 2 bay leaves 1 t salt Soak beans overnight. In morning, […]