Ensalada Rusa (Rusian Potato Salad)

Written by Chacha on Nov 1st, 2013 in Beets, Carrots, Eggs, Latin, Potatoes, Recipe, SideDish | No Comments

Ingredients For the vinaigrette: ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar ½ small onion, grated 1 large clove garlic, smashed, peeled and ground in a mortar and pestle to a paste. ½ teaspoon Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper For the salad: 2 pound potatoes 2 carrots 1 beet 1 cup steamed peas 2 hard […]

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Warm Green Beans and potato Salad

Written by Chacha on Oct 5th, 2012 in Anchovy, Eggs, Green Beans, Potatoes, Recipe, Salad, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 1 1/2 pounds small potatoes Kosher salt 1/2 pound green beans, stem end removed 3 large eggs, hardboiled and sliced 1 large canned anchovy fillet, minced 1 generous tablespoon good-quality Dijon mustard 1 large clove garlic, minced 3 tablespoons your favorite cider vinegar 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Freshly ground pepper Directions Put potatoes in a pot of well-salted […]

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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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Creamy Spicy Corn Bread

Written by Chacha on Jul 24th, 2012 in Breads, Cheeses, Corn, Eggs, Recipe, Sour Cream | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 9 Ingredients 1 stick butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 large clove garlic, finely chopped 1 jalapeno pepper, finely chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 box (8.5-ounces) Gifty corn mix 1 cup sour cream 1 can (14 3/4-ounces) “Cream Style Corn” (Note: Not whole corn kernels) 1 teaspoon Tabasco 2 eggs 1 ½ cup freshly […]

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Deviled Spicy Eggs

Written by Chacha on May 24th, 2012 in Appetizer, Eggs, Mayonnaise, Recipe, Side Dishes, Spices | No Comments

Ingredients 6 eggs 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 1/2 lemon, zested, optional 2 teaspoons chopped pickled jalapenos Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 tbsp. finely chopped onions Smoked or sweet paprika, for garnish Directions Put the eggs in a pot and cover with water by about 1-inch and bring to a boil over medium heat. Turn […]

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Breakfast Layers

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Bacon, Breakfast - Brunch, Casserole, Cheese, Eggs, Potatoes, Recipe, Sour Cream | No Comments

Ingredients 2-22.5 oz. pkg. frozen hash brown patties 10 eggs 1/2 c milk 10 to 12 slices bacon or leftover ham or browned sausage 1 1/2 c sour cream 1 can cream of mushroom soup 1 cup freshly shredded Cheddar cheese Directions Preheat oven to  350 degrees F. Grease a 9 x 13 casserole pan and set aside. Cook potatoes according to package directions. […]

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Baked Fresh Ricotta with Olives

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Eggs, Olives, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● 1 1/2 cups fresh whole milk ricotta ● 2 eggs ● Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper ● 1 orange, zested ● 1 cup pitted mixed olives in oil ● 1 large baguette, sliced Directions Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Put the ricotta in a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and let stand […]

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Asparagus and Mushroom Quiche

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Asparagus, Cheese, Eggs, Herbs, Mushrooms, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients 1 (8 oz) tube refrigerated crescent rolls or 1 (9-inch) homemade pie crust, fitted to a 9-inch pie plate 2 tsp. Dijon mustard 1 1/2 lb. fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 medium onion, chopped 8 oz. fresh sliced mushrooms 1/4 cup cubed butter 2 eggs lightly beaten 2 cups freshly shredded mozzarella or sharp cheddar cheese 1/4 cup  minced fresh […]

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