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Chef's Choice: Fromage Blanc

Jan 22, 2021

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Fromage Blanc (Farmer's Cheese) I have used this recipe in my cooking classes for years. It's easy to make and a fun addition to an appetizer party. Yields 2 4oz. Ramekins   Ingredients 1 quart whole milk 1 cup buttermilk 1 tablespoon white vinegar (or fresh lemon juice) ¾ teaspoon salt (fresh herbs) if desired Directions Heat milk to 175 degrees Add vinegar or lemon juice Turn heat OFF. Gently stir for about 3 minutes. If curds are not forming, add...

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Chef's Choice: Chocolate Chip Cookies (With a Gluten Free Option)

Jan 15, 2021

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Makes about 24 cookies Ingredients:  2 cups plus 2 tablespoons (10 ½ ounces) all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1½ sticks (12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted and cooled 1 cup packed (7 ounces) light brown sugar ½ cup (3 1/2 ounces) granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1½ cups (9 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips Directions: Adjust oven rack to the lower-middle...

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Chef's Choice: Chili

Jan 08, 2021

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Super Bowl Chili A Note From the Chef: This is my dad's Super Bowl Sunday Chili recipe. Today, when I make it, I saute the onion and bell pepper and brown the meat first. However, I remember my dad just dumping everything into the pot, giving it a good stir, bringing it to a boil and then, he turned it down to a simmer and let it cook for 30 minutes. During those 30 minutes he would prep bowls of accompaniments like, sour cream, green onions, tomatoes, shredded cheddar cheese, "Frito's" corn chips...

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Chef's Choice 60 Days of Holiday Edition: Bacon

Dec 30, 2020

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Bacon-Wrapped Parmigiano-Stuffed Dates These simple, sweet and savory bites are perfect accompaniments to your New Year's party appetizers. They pair wonderfully with sparkling wine and champagne. They are quite decadent, two per person being plenty if when you're planning out your appetizer menu. Costco often has large containers of beautiful, pitted Medjool dates at an extraordinarily low price. They can be stored in your pantry for months.   Ingredients: 12 Medjool dates, pitted ...

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Chef's Choice 60 Days of Holiday Edition: Chicken Soup

Dec 18, 2020

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Cameron's Kitchen Cupboard Chicken Soups The name itself is a mouthful, right? Ha! I'm guilty of buying "On Sale" canned items much too often. This bothers my wife to no end. I often prepare "Everything and the kitchen sink soup" to make room for you know, more canned food. (Pandemic, I was ready for you!!) I buy the Costco canned chicken. The problem is, I only want two cans and then, I'm stuck with 8 more! Those garbanzo beans. Yea, I bought four cans for $1.25. I still have three. Black beans....

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