Category Archive: Drop Dead Kick Ass Recipes

Jan 15

Bored in January – Margarita Popsicles – Get use of Dixie Cups

Marq popsicles

Margarita Popsicles Ingredients 1/2 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 cup fresh squeezed lime juice (8-12 small limes, usually) 1/4 cup silver tequila 1/4 cup orange liqueur 12 3 oz disposable paper cups 12 wooden popsicle sticks or spoo Instructions Heat water and sugar in a small sauce pan until completely dissolved and the water …

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Jan 14

New Zealand Dressing by Chef Ken, Normanside Country Ken

New Zealand Flag

Zesty, and it has a kick. Makes the salad and definitely different. Love it! 2 tbsp dry mustard 16 oz. sweetened condensed milk 1/2 tsp salt 3/4 cup malt vinegar 1/2 plain yogurt. Blend it all in the blender. Can be used on anything green. Chef Ken served on a salad of arugula, orange slices …

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Jan 12

Bored in January – Oreo Stuffed in Chocolate Chip Cookies

Orea Choc Chip

Oreo Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe from the fantabulous Jenny of Picky Palate 2 sticks (1 cup) softened butter 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs 1 tablespoon pure vanilla 3 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 10 oz bag chocolate chips 1 pkg. Oreo cookies …

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Jan 04

Bored in January – Cream of Tomato – Panera copycat recipe

Creamy Tomato Soup (2)

ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 4 garlic cloves, minced 1 large yellow onion, sliced 2 (28 oz) cans San Marzano peeled tomatoes 1 cup chicken stock (or vegetable stock) 2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 cup half and half 8 large fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, …

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Jan 02

French Onion Soup Dumplings – Originally for The Stanton Social in NYC


Over a year ago, friends treated me to a dinner at Stanton Social in NYC, All the food is excellent but the true miracle that landed on our table was French Onion Dumplings. Top with layers of cheese the dumplings contain a concentrate mouthful of heaven. This recipe is not perfect but it is a …

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Dec 01

Fennel and Shrimp – 1, 2, 3 Easy for a Busy Holiday Season – Thank you Ina


SERVES 2 TO 3 This is a really simple first course to prepare. You can cook most of it in advance and then just reheat the fennel, add the shrimp, and sautĂ© it all together. I serve it in bowls with lots of crusty bread to soak up all the garlicky juices. 6 tablespoons good …

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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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Oct 20

Wow them on TDAY – Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream. A showstopper from The Barefoot Contessa

Pumpkin Roulade

Ingredients For the cake: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 3 extra-large eggs, at room temperature 1 cup granulated sugar 3/4 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling) 1/4 cup confectioners’ sugar, plus extra …

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Oct 16

Peach Crisp – An amazing comfort Food created by Anne Burrell

Peach Crisp

Ingredients For the filling: 5 large ripe peaches, pitted and cut into chunks 1 lemon, zested and juiced 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 cup tightly packed brown sugar 2 tablespoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/2 cup golden raisins Pinch kosher salt For the topping: 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 1/2 cup rolled oats 1/2 …

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