Meyer Lemon and Ricotta Cake

1 cup sugar1 1/4 cups ricotta3 eggs, separated2 Meyer lemons, zest and juice1 1/4 cups flour1/2 tsp. ground cardamom2 tsp. baking powder Glaze and Candied Lemon Topping 1/3 cup Meyer lemon juice1 2/3 cups powdered sugar 3 sliced Meyer lemons2 cups sugar2 cups water Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, mix ricotta […]

Chinese Coleslaw

  Salad Ingredients: 1 pound bag shredded cabbage with carrots 1 bunch green onions, sliced 1 package chicken ramen noodles, broken 1 small package sliced almonds Dressing Ingredients: 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons sugar chicken flavor packet from the ramen noodles Method: Brown the noodles and almonds in frying pan with a little oil. […]

Meat Pie by the French Guy

  Ingredients:  1 pound puff pastry dough 17 ounces ground beef 1/2 onion, diced 9 ounces button mushroom, sliced 7 ounces plus 2 tablespoons water 4 fluid ounces veal stock, reduced 1 ounce flour 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 egg Note: you will need 12, 6-inch aluminum tart shells. Method:Mix the flour and 7 ounces […]

Morel Mushroom Risotto

  Ingredients 1 small onion, diced 3 cloves garlic 1 cup morel mushrooms, chopped 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 teaspoon thyme, fresh 1 cup Arborio rice 4 to 5 cups water or stock 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 cup cream 1/4 cup Parmesan, grated 1/4 cup white wine salt and pepper to […]

Risotto ai Funghi Porcini

  Ingredients: 1 ½ cups rice (arborio or medium grain white rice) 1 ¾ cups Porcini mushrooms, whole ½ cup butter ¼ cup onion, chopped 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 cup vegetable broth ½ cup dry white wine ½ cup milk ¼ cup Pecorino (Sardo or Romano), grated 1 tablespoon Italian parsley, finely […]

Polpettone di Maiale

  Like “Le lasange”, meatballs vary from region to region. In Campania the secret is in the pine nuts and raisins. Buone feste! Ingredients: 1 pound ground pork 1/2 to 3/4 cup plain bread crumbs 2 to 4 eggs 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, finely grated 6 tablespoons pine nuts 2 tablespoons raisins, diced 1/2 cup […]

Baked Butternut Squash

  Ingredients: 2 butternut squashes, peeled and de-seeded 1 4-ounce package Boursin cheese 8 ounces heavy cream 1 whole egg 3 ounces mozzarella cheese salt and pepper to taste Method:Mix cheeses, cream, and egg. Ladle just enough cream mixture to lightly coat bottom of pan. Layer peeled squash on mixture. Repeat this step, layering cream […]

Spring Ginger Mussels

  Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds fresh black mussels, cleaned 1 ounce ginger, diced 1 1/2 ounces garlic, chopped 1 1/2 ounces shallots chopped 1 ounce tamari soy sauce 2 ounces vegetable oil 1 ounce chives, chopped 2 ounces unsalted butter 3 ounces seedless cucumber, diced 1 ounce quality sake salt and pepper to taste Method:Warm […]

Porketta Marie sausage wrapped in a spiral of breadstick dough

My Sausage Sister & Me was founded by the Gasper sisters. It was their intent to make plump, juicy, flavorful sausages with some surprising and memorable twists in taste. To date, they have Italian, Asian, Southwest, and one they call Minnesota Nice with pork, wild rice, grated carrot, onion and seasonings. INGREDIENTS 2 packages Sausage […]

Pollo Adobado

Ingredients 1 fryer chicken, cut into 8 pieces 10 guajillo chiles, stems removed 2 chipotle chiles, stems removed 1/2 yellow onion, rough chopped 4 tablespoons garlic, minced 2 tablespoons oregano, dry 2 tablespoons cumin, ground 2 tablespoons kosher salt 2 tablespoons black pepper, course ground   Method Heat saute pan and toast chiles until they […]