Baba Ganoush

2 pounds Italian eggplants (about 2 small-to-medium eggplants*) 2 medium cloves of garlic, pressed or minced 2 tablespoons lemon juice, more if necessary ¼ cup tahini ⅓ cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for brushing the eggplant and garnish 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley, plus extra for garnish ¾ teaspoon salt, to taste ¼ … Read more

Pimiento Cheese

Ingredients One 4-ounce jar chopped pimientos, drained 1 cup mayonnaise 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 2 cups grated Cheddar (8 ounces) 2 cups grated Colby (8 ounces) Directions Combine pimientos, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, and … Read more

Ginger Sauce

Ingredients 1/2 cup chopped yellow onion 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh ginger root (use more or less depending on strength preference) 1/3 cup tamari (highly recommended for the best flavor, but can substitute low sodium soy sauce) 3 tablespoons rice vinegar zest and juice of one lemon (1 1/2-2 tablespoons juice) 2 teaspoons brown sugar … Read more

Yum Yum Sauce

Ingredients 1 cup quality mayonnaise 1 tablespoon ketchup 1 tablespoon melted butter 1 tablespoon mirin 2 teaspoons rice vinegar 1/4 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon garlic powder 3/4 teaspoon onion powder 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 1-2 tablespoons water , or until desired consistency is reached optional: a few splashes of hot sauce or cayenne pepper for … Read more

Easy Hot and Sour Soup

Source: cooks.com Ingredients 4 cups chicken stock or broth (or 4 cups water and 4 chicken bouillon cubes) 3 tbsp. soy sauce 1/4 cup cooked shredded chicken or pork (omit if desired) 1/2 cup mushrooms, diced 1/2 tbsp. garlic chili sauce 1/4 tsp. ground white pepper 1/4 cup white vinegar 1/3 cup canned bamboo shoots, … Read more

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

INGREDIENTS 1 large butternut squash (about 3 pounds), halved vertically* and seeds removed 1 tablespoon olive oil, plus more for drizzling ½ cup chopped shallot (about 1 large shallot bulb) 1 teaspoon salt 4 garlic cloves, pressed or minced 1 teaspoon maple syrup ⅛ teaspoon ground nutmeg Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 3 to 4 cups (24 to 32 ounces) vegetable broth, … Read more

Buttermilk Biscuits

INGREDIENTS 2 sticks butter (cold) 4 cups self-rising flour (or 4 cups regular flour with 1/2 teaspoon baking soda and 1 tablespoon baking powder) possible error in the conversion here 1 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups buttermilk (or regular milk with 2 teaspoons of vinegar mixed in) DIRECTIONS Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Take the butter out of … Read more

Butter Icing for Sugar Cookies

Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 1 ½ cups confectioners’ sugar 3 tablespoons butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon milk 3 drops red food coloring 1 (2.25 ounce) jar red decorator sugar Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1Combine confectioners’ sugar butter, vanilla and milk, beating until creamy. Thin with a few more drops of milk (if necessary) to … Read more

Molasses Sugar Cookies

Ingredients Ingredient Checklist 1 ½ cups shortening 2 cups white sugar ½ cup molasses 2 eggs 4 cups all-purpose flour 4 teaspoons baking soda 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon salt Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1Melt the shortening in a large pan on the stove, and cool. Step … Read more

Avgolemono Soup Recipe (Greek Lemon Chicken Soup)

INGREDIENTS Extra Virgin Olive Oil 1/2 to 1 cup finely chopped carrots 1/2 to 1 cup finely chopped celery 1/2 to 1 cup finely chopped green onions 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth 2 bay leaves 1 cup rice Salt and pepper 2 cooked boneless chicken breast pieces, shredded ( about 6 to 8 oz store-bought rotisserie chicken will … Read more