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Chocolate Rose Truffles on a Spoon!

Ganache Ingredients  ½ c heavy cream 8 oz chopped bittersweet chocolate 1 t rose water pinch of salt Also- 6 oz chopped dark chocolate 12-18 teaspoons   Place the chopped bittersweet chocolate in a heat resistant bowl (stainless steel is good) Scald your cream in a heavy saucepan, then pour the cream over the chocolate […]

Chocolate Caramel Popcorn

Ingredients 1 c popcorn for popping 1 c plus 2 T sugar 1 c plus 2 T agave syrup ¼ c water 1# bittersweet chocolate, grated ¼ t salt Line baking sheet with parchment paper & set aside. Pop your popcorn. Place the sugar, agave syrup & water in a 2 quart heavy bottomed saucepan […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]