Monthly Archive: November 2013

Nov 28

Caramel Roasted Pears

Caramel pears

Caramelized Roasted Pears Makes 8 servings This very simple to prepare dessert is all about the fresh fruit flavor of pears that is amplified by caramelizing them. To top off the caramelized pears, each half pear is garnished with vivid and smooth Caramel-Honey Whipped Cream. I like to use Bosc pears, but you can use …

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Nov 26

Caramel Apple Crisp – 1, 2, 3 Drop Dead Kick Ass

Caramel apple crisp (2)

Caramel Apple Crisp Makes 9 servings Rich caramelized apple filling takes this all-American favorite to the next level. The traditional topping with rolled oats and spices is a perfect partner with the caramelized apple filling. During baking, the sugar that is in the topping caramelizes creating a slight crunchiness. To avoid the filling being too …

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Nov 14

1,2,3 Easy ! Nonna Luna’s Rice and Shrimp – Thank you Giada

Noona  shrimp

Ingredients 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter, divided, at room temperature 2 cups parboiled long-grain rice, such as Uncle Ben’s 3 1/2 cups chicken stock 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 clove garlic, minced 2 pounds small shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/2 cup lemon juice (about 2 lemons) 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1 cup whipping cream …

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Nov 13

A TDay Hit – Baked Fontina – YUMMMMMMMMMMMMMY

Baked Fontina

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds Italian Fontina Val d’Aosta cheese, rind removed and 1-inch-diced 1/4 cup good olive oil 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1 crusty French baguette Directions Preheat the broiler and position …

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Nov 11

1, 2, 3, Easy Cream of Mushroom Soup by Chef Ken – Normanside Country Club, Delmar, NY


2 cups Dry Mushrooms 5 1/2 Cups Warm Chicken soup 2oz. Olive Oil 3/4 cup diced Onion 1/4 tsp  Crushed Red Pepper 2 tsp. Garlic Chopped 3/4 cups Celery Chopped 1 cup Potato Diced 4tsp. Salt 1/2 tsp. Pepper 2 tsp Fresh Oregano 2 tsp. Fresh Parsley – Add Mushrooms to stock and let steep …

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Nov 11

Another Day – Another Strata – 1, 2, 3 Easy – Tomato/Broc/Cheddar Strata


Strata’s Rock – Easy and crowd pleasing. Ingredients: 4 1/2 cup(s) (about three-quarters of a French loaf) 1-Inch Bread Cubes Butter, for greasing dish 6 ounce(s) Shredded Cheddar (About 1 1/2 Cups) 1 cup(s) Halved Grape Tomatoes 1 cup(s) Frozen Broccoli Florets 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) Chopped Fresh Italian Parsley 8 large Eggs 3 cup(s) Milk 1 1/4 teaspoon(s) Salt 1/8 teaspoon(s) Freshly Ground Pepper 4 ounce(s) (1/2 cup) Ricotta Cheese 1 teaspoon(s) Herbes …

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Nov 07

1,2,3 Easy – Mexican Strata – Wish I tried this recipe years ago

Mexican Strata

I love brunch but I have always found it difficult to cook ahead for. No more! This is a crowd pleasing strata and can be made quickly before you go to bed Saturday Night! Ingredients EVOO or vegetable oil 1 pound fresh Mexican chorizo or other spicy bulk sausage 7 to 8 slices (1-inch thick) …

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