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

Palta Mollda (Avocado Dip)

Palta is the Chilean word for avocado. The Chilean avocados are smaller than the California avocados. However, the California avocado works just as well. Ingredients 1 large ripe avocado 1 small lemon 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Salt, to taste Crackers for serving Instructions Peel the avocado and, … Read more

Bocadillos (Little Morsels)

This list of ingredients is flexible depending upon availability’. Serve on a tray wrt’h toothpicks. 1/2 cup smoked mussels or oysters (The canned variety is used but make sure to drain them well before using. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.) 1/2 cup stuffed green olives 1I2 cup black olives, pitted 1/2 cup marinated … Read more

Baklava

Pastry Ingredients 2.5 cups blender ground nuts (1/2 pistachios and 1/2 almonds), reserve 2 T 1 T. sugar 1 t. cinnamon 1/2 t. ground cloves 1 lb phyllo dough 2–3 sticks unsalted butter (NOT margarine, etc.), melted and clarified, (or equivalent amount of ghee). Sauce Ingredients Make sauce while phyllo layers are baking) 1 cup … 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

Sweet Potato Casserole

Aunt Celia’s recipe 3 c. mashed sweet potatoes 1 c. sugar 2 eggs 1 stick butter 1 tsp. vanilla 1/2 c. milk A dash of salt Combine above ingredients and pour into a greased casserole. Topping: 1 c. brown sugar 1/3 c. flour 1/2 stick butter 1 c. chopped pecans Mix and put on sweet … Read more