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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Strawberry-Blueberry-Banana Nut Bread

Written by Chacha on Jul 6th, 2012 in Baking, Banana, Blueberry, Breads, Breakfast - Brunch, Nuts, Recipe, Strawberry | No Comments

Ingredients 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 teaspoons more Pinch ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt 2 overripe bananas 2 large eggs, at room temperature 3 tablespoons of buttermilk 1 lemon, zested 1 cup strawberries, sliced 1/2 pint […]

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Banana Nut Bread

Written by Chacha on Jul 6th, 2012 in Baking, Banana, Breads, Breakfast - Brunch, Nuts, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus 2 teaspoons more 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoons baking soda 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup walnuts or pecans, broken into big chunks 4 large overripe bananas 1 cup sugar 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon orange zest Cream cheese, […]

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Strawberry Bread with Coconut

Written by Chacha on Jul 6th, 2012 in Baking, Breads, Breakfast - Brunch, Coconut, Nuts, Recipe, Strawberry | No Comments

Ingredients 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs, at room temperature 1 tablespoons of water 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups sliced strawberries 3/4 cup shredded, sweetened coconut 1 cup walnuts or pecans, broken into big chunks 1 tbsp. finely […]

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Tuna Casserole

Written by Chacha on Jun 21st, 2012 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Fish, Main Dish, Nuts, Pasta, Recipe, Seafood | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 cups wide noodles 2 tbsp. each unsalted butter and extra-virgin olive oil 1 stalk celery, finely minced 1/2 small onion, finely minced 1/4 red pepper, finely minced 1/4 green pepper, finely minced 3 cloves garlic, finely minced 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 1 cup baby frozen peas 1 can […]

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