Chocolate Chip Scones

Ingredients: 3 1/4 cup flour 1/2 cup sugar 2 tablespoons butter, melted 2 cups heavy cream 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 tablespoon, plus 1 teaspoon baking powder 2 cups chocolate chips To Make: Preheat oven to 375. Mix together flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips and heavy cream until just combined. […]

Sweet and Spicy Beef Chili

Ingredients: 3 pounds ground beef 2 cans diced tomatoes (14.5 ounces) 2 yellow onions, finely chopped 2 bell (any color) peppers, finely chopped 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and finely chopped 4 garlic cloves, minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup chili powder 2 tablespoons cocoa powder 1 teaspoon coriander 1 teaspoon cumin 1/2 teaspoon cayenne […]

Portobello Mushroom Gratin

Ingredients: 3 Portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced 5 yukon gold potatoes, thinly sliced 3/4 cup heavy cream 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated Salt and pepper To Make: Preheat oven to 400. Butter a 13×9 baking dish. Layer the potatoes in overlapping rows across the bottom of the baking dish. Season with salt and pepper, top with […]

Portobello Mushroom and Caramelized Onion Soup

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds Portobello mushrooms, cut into thin strips 1 1/2 pounds yellow onions, thinly sliced 3 tablespoons butter 3 tablespoons cognac 8 cups vegetable broth 1 cup white wine 4 garlic cloves, minced To Make: Saute the onions in 1 tablespoon of butter until they begin to soften. Reduce heat to low and […]

Parmesan Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed 1 cup milk 1/2 stick butter 1 cup Parmesan cheese, grated 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese, grated Salt and pepper To Make: Preheat oven to 400. Butter a 13×9 baking dish. Boil the potatoes in salted water until tender. Drain and return to pot, then mash with the […]

Parmesan Popovers

Ingredients: 3/4 cup milk 1/4 cup water 2 eggs 1 cup flour 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, grated To Make: Preheat oven to 375. Prepare a muffin tin with butter or cooking spray. Whisk together the milk, water, and eggs. Slowly add in the flour until just combined. Mix […]

Garlic Ginger Glazed Slamon

Ingredients: 4 8-ounce fillets of salmon Olive oil Salt 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 2 tablespoons brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili paste 1 teaspoon soy sauce 1/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar 1/3 cup water To Make: Rub each side of the salmon fillets with oil, then season with salt. Grill 6-8 […]

Roasted Garlic Guacamole

Ingredients: 6 large cloves of garlic, skin on 6 medium avocados 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, finely chopped Salt To Make: Place the garlic in a cold pan and heat over medium heat. After about 10-15 minutes, turning the cloves every few minutes, the skins should be browned and blister in […]

Chocolate Mud Pie

Whether it’s mud season or chocolate season, this dessert will put a simle on your face. Have your kids (or grown up kids) help you assemble this decadent–and 100 percent edible–chocolate mud pie. CRUST: 2 1/2 cups chocolate wafers (about 1 9-oz. box) or chocolate graham crackers 6 tbsp. melted butter FILLING: 1 qt. chocolate […]

Champagne Punch

Ingredients 2 bottles of Champagne, or sparkling wine 1/2 cup Grand Marnier 1/2 cup Triple Sec 1/2 cup Cognac 1 1/3 cups lemon juice 1/2 cup orange juice 1 cup superfine sugar Orange and Lemon slices for garnish To Make: Combine the juices, the liqueurs, and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved. Add the […]