Brandied Apricot Butter

Ingredients 1/2 cup dried apricots, chopped 1/4 cup Cognac or other brandy 2 tablespoons light brown sugar 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened Salt Preparation In a small saucepan, soak the apricots in the Cognac for 10 minutes. Bring to a boil, then carefully ignite with a long match. When the flames subside, add the brown … Continue reading

Collard Green Gratin

Ingredients 4 ounces very thinly sliced country ham or prosciutto 1 cup coarse fresh breadcrumbs 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme 1 cup finely grated Parmesan, divided Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 2 bunches collard greens (about 1 pound), center ribs and stems removed 1 large onion, thinly sliced 2 garlic … Continue reading

Instant Pot Roasted Potatoes

Ingredients 2 pounds baby yukon golds and red potatoes, about 1 to 1 1/2 inches 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder (or: 1 tbsp. of a spice mix) 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/2 cup water or chicken stock Preparation Wash the potatoes and pat dry. Set Instant Pot to Sautee mode. Add oil and … Continue reading

Instant Pot Chicken Wings

Ingredients Between 1 and 2 pounds of chicken wings (1-2 doz.) Seasoning for wings (dry or wet) Preparation If using dry spices, roll each wing in the spice mix. Place 1 c. of water in the bottom of the instant pot. Add the steamer basket on its stand. Place the wings in the basket, standing … Continue reading

Instant Pot Roasted Chicken

Ingredients 1 tbsp. olive oil 1 tbsp. brown sugar 1 tbsp. chili powder 1 tbsp. smoked paprika 1 tsp. chopped thyme leaves kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 small chicken (3-4lb) 2/3 c. low sodium chicken broth 2 tbsp. chopped parsley Preparation In a small bowl, whisk together brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, and … Continue reading

Tikka Masala

Ingredients For marinating the chicken: 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped into bite-sized pieces 1 cup greek yogurt (7 oz.) 1 tablespoon garam masala 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger For the sauce: 15 ounces canned tomato sauce or puree 5 cloves garlic, minced 4 teaspoons garam masala 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1 cup heavy whipping cream For serving: basmati rice naan freshly chopped cilantro Preparation Combine all marinade … Continue reading

Potato Chip Cookies

Ingredients 2 cups butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups crushed potato chips 3/4 cup chopped walnuts Preparation Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in vanilla. Gradually add flour to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir … Continue reading

Sweet Vermouth

Ingredients 3-3 1/4 c. pinot grigio 2 tbsp. raisins 1 tsp. dried bitter orange peel 2 1/2″ Ceylon cinnamon stick 1 1/2 tsp. wormwood 1/2 tsp. gentian root 1/2 tsp. angelica root 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/2 tsp. chamomile tea flowers 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg 1/4 tsp. coriander seeds 1/4 tsp. sassafras bark 1/4 tsp. … Continue reading

Instant Pot Carnitas

Ingredients for the carnitas: 1 (4-5 pound) lean boneless pork roast, excess fat trimmed, cut into 2-inch chunks salt and pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil for the sauce: 1 cup beer (or chicken stock) 1 head of garlic, cloves separated, peeled and minced 1/2 cup fresh orange juice 1/4 cup fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon dried … Continue reading

Tea-Braised Chuck Roast

Ingredients One 3-pound boneless beef chuck roast 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 medium yellow onions, halved and then thinly sliced into half-moons 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons finely diced orange zest (see headnote) 2 tablespoons finely diced peeled fresh ginger root (from a 3-inch … Continue reading