American Classics

Corned Beef Hash

June 29, 2011

Corned Beef Hash Corned Beef Hash is a breakfast tradition, especially with a freshly poached egg on top.  You can purchase cooked corned beef or use leftovers.  INGREDIENTS 6 Tablespoons Butter  1 Large Chopped Onion 3 Cups Chopped Lean Cooked Corned Beef 3 Cups Cooked Potatoes 1 Red Bell Pepper...

Cherry Jam

June 27, 2011

Cherry Jam Who can resist homemade cherry jam?  INGREDIENTS 5 Half Pint Canning Jars & Lids 2 Pounds Dark Sweet Cherries 5 Cups Sugar ¼ Cup Fresh Lemon Juice 3 Ounces Liquid Fruit Pectin Prepare the jars and lids by washing in hot soapy water.  The jars must be heated...

Blackberry Cheesecake

June 26, 2011

Blackberry Cheesecake I love cheesecake.  Growing up I would go blackberry picking in my neighborhood.  There was always some area with overgrown blackberry bushes. Picking up my childhood sandbox bucket I would set myself to the task of bringing home a bucketful of blackberries.  Not many would make it home...

Prime Rib Roast “Au Jus”

June 25, 2011

Prime Rib Roast “Au Jus” Prime Rib Roast or Standing Rib Roast is a cut of beef from the rib section.  The entire rib section comprises ribs six through twelve of the cow, but can comprise anywhere from two to seven ribs.  A slice of Prime Rib Roast will include...

Favorite Taco Salad

June 21, 2011

Favorite Taco Salad There are many variations of the taco salad.  Often served as a fried flour tortilla shell stuffed with shredded lettuce and topped with diced tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, sour cream, guacamole and taco sauce.  The salad is topped with taco meat which is often times ground beef...

Basic Yellow Cake

June 19, 2011

Basic Yellow Cake I love this recipe.  It is incredibly versatile.  If you want to add fruit or flavorings to the cake you can.  Use whatever frosting that you wish.  Dress this cake up or dress it down. You can use this recipe for layer cakes, cupcakes, loaf cakes or...

Beantown Baked Beans

June 17, 2011

Beantown Baked Beans This recipe is so easy.  All you need is simmering time! INGREDIENTS 1 Pound Dried Navy Beans 2 Chopped Onions 1 Cup Water ½ Pound Diced Bacon ½ Cup Brown Sugar 1/3 Cup Ketchup ¼ Cup Molasses 5 Cloves Crushed Garlic 1 Tablespoon Kosher Salt 1 ½...

Blueberry Pie

June 15, 2011

Blueberry Pie What is better than Blueberry Pie?  Answer: Two Blueberry Pies! INGREDIENTS 2 Rolled Out Rounds of Basic Pie Dough 4 Cups Blueberries 1 Tablespoon Fresh Lemon Juice ¾ Cups Sugar 3 Tablespoons Cornstarch ½ Teaspoon Finely Grated Lemon Zest ¼ Teaspoon Salt ¼ Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon 2 Tablespoons...

Blueberry Crumble Pie

June 14, 2011

Blueberry Crumble Pie Summer was created for blueberries and what a great way to honor summer than to make a blueberry pie!  This recipe is made with a crisp and crunch crumb topping which is the perfect match for a juicy berry pie filling.  INGREDIENTS 1 Basic Pie Dough ¾...

Roasted Pork

June 12, 2011

Roasted Pork So easy to make and makes a fabulous Sunday dinner.  Any leftovers that you have are great for making Cuban Pork Sandwiches! INGREDIENTS 5 Peeled & Pressed Large Garlic Cloves 5 Teaspoons Chopped Fresh Rosemary 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper 2 ½ Pound Boneless...

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