Best Mac and Cheese

Best Mac and Cheese

1 pound dried elbow macaroni 1 cup unsalted butter 1 cup all-purpose flour 2 cups whole milk 1 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon dry mustard 8 ounces cream cheese 4 cups shredded medium sharp  cheddar cheese  2 cups shredded fontina cheese Salt to taste Heat oven to 400F and butter a 9 x 13 baking […]

Chicken Salad Melts

Chicken Salad Melts

2 cups chopped cooked chicken 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 cup red seedless grapes, halved 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon onion powder Salt and pepper to taste  4 slices brioche or other bread, lightly toasted  2 cups shredded sharp  cheddar cheese Heat broiler. Line a baking sheet […]

Sausage Rolls

Sausage Rolls

1 medium onion, minced 2 garlic cloves, minced   1 tablespoon vegetable oil   1 pound breakfast sausage   2 eggs  2 teaspoons kosher salt   1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper   1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander   1 teaspoon grated nutmeg   1 cup panko breadcrumbs   2 sheets puff pastry  2 tablespoons […]

Angel Hair with Shrimp and Lime

Angel Hair with Shrimp and Lime

1 pound medium (21-25) shrimp, peeled and deveined 1/4 cup olive oil Juice of 2 limes, plus more as needed 1 teaspoon ground coriander 1 pound angel hair pasta  4 tablespoons butter 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 cup chicken broth, or as needed 1/2 cup dry white wine (or additional broth) Salt to taste Cilantro, […]

Cherry Pie

Cherry Pie

1 tablespoon butter 2 pounds frozen sweet, pitted cherries  1/2 cup dark brown sugar  1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon vanilla  1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg 2-3 tablespoons cornstarch, stirred into 1/4 cup cold water 2 pie crusts (homemade or packaged), rolled to 10 inches Heat oven to 400F.  In a large […]

Mason Jar Blueberry Crisp

Mason Jar Blueberry Crisp

Filling: 4 cups blueberries 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar 1 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon salt Topping: 2 cups old-fashioned oats 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup melted butter Ice cream, for serving Heat oven to 350F. Place 8 half-pint canning jars in a baking pan.  In a bowl, toss together […]

One Pot Summer Pasta

One Pot Summer Pasta

1 pound angel hair pasta 6 tablespoons butter, divided 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound medium shrimp (41-50/pound), peeled and deveined 3 garlic cloves, chopped Juice of 1 lemon 1/4 cup dry white wine (optional) 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved 10 ounces baby spinach, washed Salt and pepper Heat a large pot of water […]

Strawberry Galette

Strawberry Galette

Filling:  6 cups hulled and quartered strawberries (I used strawberries from Highway 19 Produce from Good Local Market.  Sweet like candy!)  1/4 cup brown sugar 3 tablespoons flour Juice of 1/2 lemon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 pie crust, either homemade or packaged Flour, for rolling out pie crust 3 tablespoons butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces […]

Watermelon Gazpacho Salad

Watermelon Gazpacho Salad

4 (1/2-inch thick) slices baguette 4 cups watermelon, seeds removed and cubed  1 cup chopped tomatoes 2 cucumbers, seeded and diced 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 6 baby sweet peppers, thinly sliced 1/2 jalapeno, diced (or to taste) 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for bread 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1/4 teaspoon smoked […]

Greek Bread Salad

Greek Bread Salad

1/2 baguette, cut into 1-inch cubes 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/4 cup olive oil 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved 1 bell pepper, chopped 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced 1/2 cup pitted kalamata olives, halved 1/2 cup crumbled feta 1 cup baby arugula 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano Heat oven […]

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