Panna Cotta with Red Fruit Sauce

05 Sep 2014
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Panna Cotta with Red Fruit Sauce

Ingredients: 1 envelope unflavored gelatin (about 1 Tbsp.) 3 cups half-and-half 1 cup sugar 2 tsp. vanilla extract 2 cups fresh or frozen blackberries or cherries , plus more for garnish (optional) Directions: Sprinkle gelatin over 2 tablespoons cold water in a small saucepan; let stand a minute to soften. Heat on low, stirring, until gelatin dissolves, 1 minute. Remove from heat. In a large saucepan, bring half-and-half and 1/3 cup sugar just to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring. Remove from heat; stir in gelatin (it may need to be scraped off pan with a spatula) and vanilla. Ladle into 8 (1/2-cup) ramekins or glasses; cool to room temperature..

Gorgonzola and Porcini Mushroom Risotto

05 Sep 2014
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Gorgonzola and Porcini Mushroom Risotto

Ingredients: 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 1 1/2 ounces dried porcini mushrooms 3 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, diced 1 1/2 cups Arborio rice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 3/4 cup (3 ounces) Gorgonzola, crumbled 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Directions: In a medium saucepan, bring the stock to a boil over medium-high heat. Add the porcini mushrooms. Remove the pan from the heat and set aside for 30 minutes until the mushrooms are tender. Using a slotted spoon, remove the mushrooms and set aside. Reheat the stock to a simmer and keep warm over low.

Mixed Mushroom Medley Appetizers

22 Jul 2014
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Mixed Mushroom Medley Appetizers

Ingredients: 36 refrigerated won ton wrappers 5 Tbsp. Promise® Buttery Spread 12 ounces assorted mushrooms, coarsely chopped 1 leek, white part only, finely chopped or 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1/2 cup dry white wine or water 1 tsp. dried rosemary leaves, crushed 1/3 cup finely chopped prosciutto (optional) Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. Spray 36 mini-muffin cups with nonstick cooking spray. In muffin cups, arrange wonton wrappers, gently pressing onto sides and bottoms. Melt 2 tablespoons Promise® Buttery Spread and brush on wonton wrappers. Bake 5 minutes or until light golden brown. On wire rack; cool completely. In 12-inch skillet, melt remaining 3 tablespoons.

Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberry Tossed Salad

19 Jun 2014
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Blue Cheese and Dried Cranberry Tossed Salad

Ingredients 4 hearts of romaine lettuce, chopped 1/2 English cucumber, sliced 3/4 cup grape tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans 1/2 cup dried cranberries 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese 3/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette Directions Layer the romaine lettuce with the cucumber, grape tomatoes, pecans, cranberries, and blue cheese in a large salad bowl. Dress the salad with the balsamic vinaigrette before serving.  

Hibiscus Tea

19 Jun 2014
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Hibiscus Tea

Ingredients 48 ounces water 3 tablespoons hibiscus flowers (organically grown) 2 cinnamon sticks 1/8 cup sugar 1 small orange, sliced Ice 1 lemon, cut into wedges Directions Bring water to light boil, turn off heat add the hibiscus flowers and cinnamon sticks. Cover and steep for 20 minutes. Strain tea into desired container, add sugar and orange slices and serve over ice. Garnish each glass with a lemon slice. Chef Notes: This tea recipe can easily be doubled for a larger serving. When using herbs in tea making, longer is not better. Heating the herbs for extended time can release unfavorable qualities and bitterness found in herbs. The key is.

Sesame Bagel

19 Jun 2014
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Sesame Bagel

Ingredients 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup warm water 1 Tablespoon dry yeast 2 eggs 1 Tablespoon vegetable oil 3-1/2 cups (about) all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt Poaching Liquid: 16 cups water 2 Tablespoons sugar Topping: 1/2 cup sesame or poppy seeds 1 egg, beaten Directions Place sugar and warm water in a large bowl and stir until dissolved. Sprinkle the yeast into the sugar water and let stand until bubbly, about 10 minutes. Whisk together eggs and oil, then beat into yeast. Add 2 cups of the flour, along with the salt, to the yeast mixture until combined. Gradually add enough of the remaining flour until the dough is soft.

Breakfast Tacos

19 Jun 2014
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Breakfast Tacos

Ingredients 6 ounces chorizo sausage 8 (6 inch) corn tortillas 6 eggs 1/4 cup milk 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese 1 dash hot pepper sauce (e.g. Tabasco™), or to taste 1/2 cup salsa Directions Crumble the sausage into a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until evenly brown. Set aside. Heat one skillet over medium heat, and heat another skillet over high heat. The skillet over high heat is for warming tortillas. In a medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, milk, salt and pepper. Spray the medium heat skillet with some cooking spray, and pour in the eggs. Cook and stir until.

Incredible Coconut Cake

19 Jun 2014
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Incredible Coconut Cake

Ingredients 5 eggs, separated 2 cups sugar 1/2 cup butter, softened 1/2 cup canola oil 1 teaspoon coconut extract 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon almond extract 2-1/4 cups cake flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup buttermilk 2 cups flaked coconut, chopped 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar FROSTING: 2 packages (one 8 ounces, one 3 ounces) cream cheese, softened 2/3 cup butter, softened 4-1/3 cups confectioners’ sugar 1-1/4 teaspoons coconut extract 2 cups flaked coconut, toasted Directions Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 325°. In another large bowl, beat sugar,.

The Best Red Enchilada Sauce

19 Jun 2014
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The Best Red Enchilada Sauce

Ingredients 6 dried ancho chiles 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste 1/4 cup corn oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin 3 cups beef broth Directions Preheat an oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Arrange the ancho chiles on a baking sheet and toast in the preheated oven 3 to 4 minutes; remove the stems, pulp, and seeds from the toasted peppers. Place peppers in a bowl and pour enough hot water into bowl to cover completely; allow to soak for 1 hour. Combine the ancho chiles, tomato paste, corn oil, garlic, salt, oregano, cumin, and about 1.

Ancho Chile Sauce (Revisionist Mole)

19 Jun 2014
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Ancho Chile Sauce (Revisionist Mole)

Ingredients 6 dried ancho chiles 5 garlic cloves, unpeeled 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon dried basil 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano 1/4 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 1/2 cups unsalted homemade or canned low-sodium chicken broth 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable oil or rendered bacon fat 2 medium onions, chopped medium fine One 28-ounce can crushed tomatoes or whole plum tomatoes, pureed, with their juices, in a blender One 1-ounce chunk smoked ham, cut into 4 pieces 3/4 ounce Mexican chocolate or 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder 1 to 2 teaspoon sugar Kosher salt Directions With scissors, split open the chiles, and discard the stems and seeds. Cut.

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