Gluten-Free Four-berry Crumble

Written by Chacha on Jul 2nd, 2017 in Black rasberry, Blueberry, Gluten-Free, Gluten-free flour blend, Lemon, Oats, Red rasberry, Strawberry, Vanilla | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients Filling: 1 pint fresh blueberries 1 cup fresh red raspberries 1 cup fresh black raspberries 1 pound fresh strawberries, halved, or quartered if large ½ cup granulated sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch 2 lemons, zested 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice Vanilla ice cream, for serving Topping: 1 cup gluten-free flour blend (I highly recommend America’s […]

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Chilled Curried-Butternut Squash Soup

Written by Chacha on Nov 25th, 2015 in Appetizer, Butternut Squash, Chicken stock, Cloves, Cream, Curry, Onions, Soups, Thanksgiving | No Comments

This delicious soup blends chicken stock, butternut squash, onions, garlic, cloves, curry and cream for a perfect first course at your Thanksgiving table Ingredients 2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut up (see Cook’s note below) 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 3 medium onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled, and finely chopped 4 cups […]

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Cranberry Chutney

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Apple, Celery, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cranberries, Ginger, Nuts, Onions, Orange, Raisins, Sugar, Thanksgiving | No Comments

If you have any left after Thanksgiving, try it in turkey sandwiches with a smear of cream cheese. “Oh, so Good." Ingredients 1 cup raisins (see cook’s note below) 1 cup pecans or walnuts 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, cleaned 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root […]

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Easy Cranberry-Pear Relish

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Cranberries, Nuts, Orange, Pears, Raisins, Sugar, Thanksgiving | No Comments

Cranberries are absolutely perfect with turkey. Sort of like lemons and chicken. Something about the flavors, they’re just made for each other. This is why the sauce is so good to spread over turkey in your leftover turkey sandwiches. This recipe is incredibly easy, refreshingly sweet, tart and tangy. The flavor of the cranberries mingles wonderfully with the pear and […]

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Sausage Cornbread stuffing

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Celery, Chicken stock, Cornbread, Dressing, Dried Cranberries, Herbs, Nuts, Onions, Sausage, Stuffing, Thanksgiving | No Comments

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts Extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 ribs celery, finely chopped Kosher salt ½ pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed, broken into bite-size chunks 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely minced 10 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves finely chopped One 14-ounce package cornbread stuffing mix (preferably Pepperidge Farm) 1 […]

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Sausage Apple Stuffing

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Apple, Apple Cider, Bread, Celery, Chicken stock, Dressing, Herbs, Nuts, Onions, Sausage, Stuffing, Thanksgiving | No Comments

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts Extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 3 ribs celery, finely diced Kosher salt 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely diced 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed, broken up into bite-size chunks 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 cup apple cider 10 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 3 tablespoons chopped […]

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Fillets of Fish almandine

Written by Chacha on Apr 2nd, 2013 in Almonds, Catfish, Fish, Lemon, Nuts, Recipe, Sole, Swai, Tilapia | No Comments

Servings: 3 Ingredients 3 white fish fillets such as sole, catfish, tilapia, swai, or any white-fleshed fish fillets All-purpose flour Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 1 cup small fresh white grape, washed ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted 1/2 lemon, juiced ½ lemon, thinly sliced, for garnish Freshly chopped flat-leaf Italian […]

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Chocolate Banana Bread

Written by Chacha on Sep 26th, 2012 in Banana, Breads, Chocolate, Nuts, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts or pecans, broken into big chunks 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 teaspoons more ¼ cup good-quality unsweetened cocoa powder 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 4 overripe bananas 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1/2 cup […]

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Simple Coconut Flan

Written by Chacha on Aug 25th, 2012 in Coconut, Dairy, Desserts, Eggs, Flan, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 8 Ingredients 3/4 cup shredded sweetened coconut, divided 1 cup granulated sugar 5 large eggs 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 13.5-ounce can unsweetened coconut milk 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 teaspoon pure coconut extract Fresh whipped cream, for garnish Directions Special equipment: A 2 1/2-quart casserole and a large roasting pan. Position rack in center of […]

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Chicken Tostadas

Written by Chacha on Aug 18th, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Mexican, Poultry, Recipe, Vegetables | No Comments

Ingredients Servings: 8 For the chicken: 1 whole chicken breast, bone in, skin on, split Extra-virgin olive oil Cumin powder Freshly ground black pepper Kosher salt For the Tostadas: ¼ cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided 1 red bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 green bell pepper, seeded and thinly sliced 1 large jalapeno pepper (with seeds), […]

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