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Chef's Choice 60 Days of Holiday Edition: Stuffing

Nov, 20 2020

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Holiday Stuffing and Dressing It'€™s not just for the holidays From the Chef: Sure, I had stuffing every Thanksgiving. My mom, Flo, made the Stove Top boxed version with a little twist, while my gramma Vera made her oyster dressing. It had this beautifully crisp topping, deeply aromatic scent when you dipped into it and, tasted like nothing I had ever had before It was rich yet, light. Although my grammas dressing was better, every time I see a box of Stove Top Stuffing it makes me think of my...

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Chef's Choice 60 Days of Holiday Edition: Sweet Potatoes

Nov, 13 2020

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Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Maple-thyme glaze FROM THE CHEF: I serve this dish at EVERY Thanksgiving & Christmas dinner at both, work, and home. I found the recipe in Cook’s Illustrated some years ago. What makes this recipe work so well is that the sweet potatoes are placed in a cold oven. By doing this, it allows their starches to turn into sugars, providing a super sweet and tender potato with an almost crispy exterior.  And it is super easy to make! INGREDIENTS: 3lbs or, about...

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Chef's Choice 60 Days of Holiday Edition: Mac and Cheese

Nov, 06 2020

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Mac and Cheese Serves 12 Ingredients 1-1/2 pounds uncooked elbow macaroni 6 cups shredded sharp Cheddar cheese 1-1/2 cups grated Gruyere or Parmesan   cheese 9 cups milk, warmed 3/4 cup butter 2T melted butter for the breadcrumbs 1 T. dry mustard (optional) 1t. onion powder   (optional) Pinch nutmeg (optional) 1/3 cup and 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons butter 1-1/2 cups bread crumbs 3 pinches paprika (or smoked paprika)   Directions ...

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Vampire Apples

Oct, 30 2020

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Here is a fun and easy Halloween treat that everyone is sure to love!   Ingredients: 1 apple (granny smith works best) Peanut Butter Mini Marshmallows Candy Corn   Directions: Halve and slice the apple, making sure to cut out the hard core.  Make sure the slices aren't too thick. Spread Peanut Butter on each slice. Start with the top "jaw" and alternate marshmallows and candy corn for the teeth and fangs. Add another slice for the bottom jaw. Enjoy!   Note: If...

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Chef's Choice: Pumpkin Pancakes

Oct, 23 2020

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From the Chef: I used to look forward to pumpkin pancakes at my favorite breakfast place Sunday mornings in the fall. Once my daughter was born, it just got too hard to get out of the house. I stumbled across this easy and fun recipe one day and thought I’d give it a shot. Once I made it, I decided then and there, I would only eat them at home from then on. So good! So easy!! And SO MUCH CHEAPER!! The secret ingredient in these is lemon juice and its zest. While many recipes call for vinegar,...

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