Gulf Coast Cioppino

A Sicilian dish first concocted by Italian Fisherman in San Francisco, Cioppino is a seafood stew made with shrimp, fish and mussels. The secret to classic bruschetta is stale bread. 2 servings Ingredients: 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup fresh basil Italian seasoning, red pepper, salt and pepper…

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Marcella Hazan’s Tomato Sauce with Onion and Butter

Serves 6 For the Sauce: 2 pounds fresh, ripe tomatoes, prepared as described below, or 2 cups canned imported Italian tomatoes, cut up, with their juice 5 tablespoons butter 1 medium onion, peeled and cut in half Salt to taste 1 to 1 1/2 pound pasta Freshly grated parmigiano-reggiano cheese for the table Preparation: Put…

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Quick Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cup quartered cherry tomatoes 1/3 cup thin sliced red onions 2 tablespoons chopped basil 1 tablespoon chopped parsley 1 clove garlic, smashed 1 cup ex virgin olive oil 2 tbsp red wine vinegar course sea salt and cracked pepper Preparation: Vigorously mix all of the following together with a whisk, and be sure…

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Smoked Mozzarella & Watermelon on Pumpernickel Rolls

Makes 8 appetizer sandwiches Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup Honey Dijon mustard 8 pieces Soft pumpernickel rolls, split 8 slices 1/4 inch thick smoked mozzarella cheese* 8 slices seedless watermelon the same size as the cheese 1 cup fresh alfalfa, sunflower or your favorite sprouts Preparation: Spread the mustard on each of the cut sizes of…

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Goat Cheese Frosting

Ingredients: 3 oz butter or goat butter if you can find, cubed and softened 3 oz very fresh goat cheese (chevre) softened, like Belle Chevre 1/2 cup of powdered sugar (I used homemade – so not quite as fluffy. Use less if using store bought) pinch of sea salt Preparation: Mix well and serve with…

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Tomato Jam

Ingredients: 2.5 lbs of mixed cherry tomatoes Juice of 1 meyer lemon Peel of 3 meyer lemons cut into thin strips with pith removed 1 cup of sugar pinch of sea salt Preparation: Cook tomatoes, lemon juice, lemon peel, sugar, and salt in a very heavy pot over medium high heat skimming foam from the…

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Warm Pound Cake

When my Grandmother came to visit us each summer, I would wake early to the incredible smells of biscuits, coffee, bacon and pound cake drifting up the stairwell. It was such a pleasing aroma and rekindles a memory of her that puts a smile on my face with each whiff caught today of the same. Light…

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Buttermilk Brined Fried Chicken

  Buttermilk Baked Chicken 4 servings Ingredients: 2 cups buttermilk Juice of 1/2 lemon 1 tablespoon hot sauce 1/2 yellow onion, sliced 5 sprigs fresh thyme 3 cloves garlic, smashed Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 (3 pound) chicken cut into 8 pieces, rinsed and patted dry 2 cups crushed corn flakes 3/4…

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Whipped Cream Cake

This old-fashioned dessert comes from cookbook,”Rose’s Heavenly Cakes” and contains no butter or oil. Instead, whipped cream gives the cake its melt-in-your-mouth texture and subtle floral flavor. Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray with flour 2 1/4 cups cake flour, sifted 2 teaspoons baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, chilled 3 large eggs, room…

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Tuna Melt Canapes

My mother and father had many military functions to attend when I was growing up, and my sister and I enjoyed watching our parents dress the part. Dad in his military whites and mother in her gowns and jewelry, the 60’s had enjoyable fashion moments. On these special nights, my mother made it meaningful for…

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White Chocolate Cashew Pie

Pastry Chef Joe Trull created this recipe while working as Emeril Lagasse’s pastry chef. He and his wife now own Grits & Groceries in South Carolina. White Chocolate Cashew Pie Ingredients 1 nine-inch pie shell 4 eggs 1 cup sugar 1/2 cup light corn syrup 1/2 cup dark corn syrup 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract…

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Tuna Ceviche topped with Red Pepper Sauce

Ingredients: Ceviche 1/2 lb sushi-grade tuna, cubed 1 avocado, cubed 1 T chili sauce 1 t cumin 1 T lime juice 1 T cilantro, chopped Red Pepper Sauce 1 roasted red pepper, peeled 4 garlic cloves 5 T extra virgin olive oil 1 T lemon juice 3 T honey 1/2 t cayenne pepper 1/2 t…

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