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Ramen Noodle Salad

I was a little squeamish about the coddled egg when I first got this recipe but the lemon juice pretty much finishes cooking the egg when it gets into the dressing. And this is so good! You can add anchovies if you like them. My family doesn’t. Ingredients 1 – 1 lb bag of Cole […]

The Real Deal Home Style Hot Chocolate

Ingredients 1/2 qt. half and half 1–1 1/2 c water 1/2 lb. bittersweet chocolate (baking chocolate that comes in “drops” works well) pinch salt Bring water and half and half to scald in a saucepan. Dump in chocolate and salt. Whisk for 3 minutes to melt chocolate and blend well. Pour into coffee thermos to […]

Roasted Pork Chops Zucchini Pancakes And Applesauce

    This dish is really quite simple, but the zucchini pancakes makes it particularly interesting. The applesauce is available commercially and the quality is quite good so we won’t fuss about that. Just buy some and cool it in the refrigerator. Also, buy several good sized think pork chops from the local butcher (one […]

Balsamic Glazed Chicken

Ingredients 8 pieces chicken- legs, breasts, thighs ½ c apple juice ½ c balsamic vinegar 12 dried figs ½ c orange juice S&P to taste 2 red onions, cut into 6 wedges each In a small saucepan, combine apple juice and balsamic vinegar. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until reduced to ¼ cup, […]

Caesar Salad Dressing

Ingredients 1 clove garlic chopped fine ½ cup of vegetable oil 2 Tbsp lemon juice ½ Tsp dry mustard ½ cup parmesan cheese Salt and pepper to taste 1 egg (coddled) Garlic powder to taste 1 cup croutons Romaine Lettuce (I usually use two heads of hearts of Romaine or you can use a bag […]

Bistro de Leon Celebrates BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU

  Bistro de Leon Celebrates BEAUJOLAIS NOUVEAU    Chef Jean-Stephane Poinard and the famed Beaujolais Nouveau wine masters Georges Duboeuf  offer guests a stunning evening and 4-course dinner at the Bistro de Leon, St. Augustine. On Thursday, November 15, 2012 beginning at 5:00pm the bottles are uncorked and the celebration begins.   Time:  5:00pm – 10:00pm – there […]

Cheddar Pie Crust

Ingredients 3 c flour 1/4 c sugar 1 t dry mustard pinch salt 8 T (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold 3/4 c shredded cheddar cheese 8 T cold water Combine flour, sugar, mustard & salt in mixing bowl and toss well to blend. Using your fingertips or pastry blender, cut in the butter until small […]

Pretzel Salad

I got this one from my step-mom many years ago. And while  I really don’t get the name Pretzel Salad (but that’s what it’s called), I fell in love with it as I love anything that is sweet and salty (basically I love food). This is a great dessert to take to a pot luck. It […]

Mac-n-Cheese – serves 4-6

Ingredients 10 c water Salt 3 c elbow macaroni 1 qt. heavy cream 2 cl garlic, crushed 1 c broth—mushroom or vegetable work well 2 T Dijon mustard 3 1/2 c grated gruyere Pepper 1/2 c finely grated parmesan 1/2 c grated sharp cheddar 1/2 t nutmeg, grated Worcestershire sauce, to taste Hot sauce, to […]

Sweet Potato Fries

Ingredients 1–1 1/2 lbs. sweet potatoes 2 T olive oil 1/2 t kosher salt 1/2 t paprika 1/4 t cinnamon Preheat oven to 425°. Line 2 baking sheets with aluminum foil. Peel the sweet potatoes. Cut into strips that are about half an inch wide on each side. Place the sweet potatoes into a large […]