American Classics

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins

June 4, 2013

Sour Cream Blueberry Muffins Sour cream, fresh blueberries and a sprinkle of Demerara sugar on top, before baking, make these blueberry muffins delectable.  You may just end up having two with your morning coffee. INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Butter 3 Room Temperature Eggs 1/2 Cup Sour Cream 1 1/2 Cups Unbleached...

Easy Sauces & Dressings

May 29, 2013

Easy Sauces & Dressings Here are easy sauces and dressings to make with ingredients that most likely you have in your fridge and pantry. Ketchup Sauces:   Cocktail Sauce 2 Parts Ketchup 1 Part Prepared Horseradish Squeeze of Lemon   Barbeque Sauce 2 Parts Ketchup 1 Part Cider Vinegar 1...

Delicious Grilled Steak

May 26, 2013

Delicious Grilled Steak Memorial Day is almost here.  Time to get your grill on! INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup of Your Favorite Steak Sauce 1/2 Cup Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing 4 Cloves Minced Garlic 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano 2 Medium Size Rib Eye Steaks In a medium size bowl mix together the steak...

Lamb Chops & Beans With Chile Butter

May 24, 2013

Lamb Chops & Beans With Chile Butter All I can say is YUM! INGEDIENTS 8 Lamb Loin Chops (1 Inch Thick) 1 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1 Teaspoon Freshly Ground Pepper 15 Ounces Cannellini Beans (Cooked, Rinsed & Drained) 1 Stalk Chopped Celery 2 Chopped Green Onions Chile Butter 1 Tablespoon...

Make-It-Yours Burgers

May 21, 2013

Make-It-Yours Burgers Create all kinds of burgers, from the straightforward to the exotic and grill until your heart’s content.  If you don’t have a grill I’ve included oven instructions below. Basic Ingredients (Serves 4) Meat Liquid (Optional) Seasoning 1/3 to 1/2 Cup Stuffing (Optional) Bread Spread And/Or Toppers (Optional)  ...

Beer Marinated Chicken Cutlets

May 16, 2013

Beer Marinated Chicken Cutlets I’m a big fan of marinating meats.  I marinate a lot of my meats in beer.  All you need is a bottle of your favorite beer and a little planning ahead. INGREDIENTS 1 Bottle of Beer 8 Ounces Italian Bread Crumbs 8 Pieces of Skinless Chicken...

Deep Dish Rhubarb Pie

May 13, 2013

Deep Dish Rhubarb Pie Many people are hesitant to cook with rhubarb.  Rhubarb is, botanically speaking, a vegetable, and eaten like fruit.  The stalks are best picked when they are young and ready for eating in the spring and early summer.  The leaves should be thrown away as they are...

Pecan Pancakes

May 12, 2013

Pecan Pancakes Pecan Pancakes are super easy to make and a nice spin on the run of the mill pancake.  Make mom happy this morning with this addition to your Mother’s Day Brunch menu. INGREDIENTS 11/2 Cups Unbleached Flour 4 Tablespoons Sugar 1 Tablespoon Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Ground Cinnamon...

Mother’s Day Macadamia Nut Brownies

May 11, 2013

Mother’s Day Macadamia Nut Brownies Make your mother the ultimate brownie.  Trust me she deserves it! INGREDIENTS 1/2 Cup Butter 3 Ounces Coarsely Chopped Unsweetened Chocolate 1 Cup Sugar 2 Room Temperature Eggs 1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract 2/3 Cup Unbleached Flour 1/4 Teaspoon Baking Soda 8 Ounces Chopped Macadamia Nuts...

Old-Time Honey Cake

May 7, 2013

Old-Time Honey Cake This Old-Time Honey Cake is a light cake that is great by itself or paired with a good quality butter pecan ice cream. INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Cake Flour 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder 1/4 Teaspoon Kosher Salt 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Ginger 1/2 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg 3/4 Cup Butter...

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