Gingerbread muffins

Ingredients

1 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup molasses
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp baking soda
1 cup buttermilk
2 tsp ground ginger
2 cups whole-wheat flour

How to prepare

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating after each. Add molasses. Sift flours, baking soda. And spices. Add alternately with buttermilk. Stir in raisins. Fill greased muffin pans 2/3 full and bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.

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Greek pizza w/ feta and pancetta

Ingredients

1 pizza dough
1/2 red pepper, cut into strips
1/2 green pepper, cut into strips
1/2 red onion, cut into strips
Olive oil or cooking spray
1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
10-15 greek olives, cut into halves
2 sm roma tomatoes, diced
3 strips bacon or pancetta, crumbled
1/2 tsp oregano
1 tsp crushed red pepper

How to prepare

Add the peppers and onion to 1 1/2 tsp olive oil or spray the skillet with two coatings of cooking spray. Using low heat, saut

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Onion Rings

Ingredients

1 lg onion (yellow is best)
1 cup plain flour
1 tbsp Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
1 lg egg
Water
Vegetable Oil

How to prepare

Combine flour, seasoned salt, egg and enough water to make a batter the consistency of a thick gravy. Heat oil to 350 degrees (4 – 6″ in deep- fryer or heavy pot). Slice onions 1/4″ to 1/2″ thick and separate rings. Dump rings in batter & coat well. Place in a strainer basket and immerse in oil (don’t overcrowd). Shake basket frequently to prevent the rings from sticking together. Cook until golden brown, remove from oil and drain.

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Chicken with olives

Ingredients

3 1/2 lb chicken

3 tbsp olive oil

5 garlic cloves, chopped

3 yellow onions peeled, chopped

3 cups coarsely chopped tomatoes

6 oz. Green olives, stuffed, drained

1 tablespoon oregano

Black pepper freshly ground

1 cup dry red wine

salt to taste

How to prepare

Brown the chicken in the olive oil. Use a large pan and do not try to do the whole batch at once. Remove the chicken from the pan and drain most of the oil. Saut

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Cold glazed salmon

Ingredients

3/4 cup dry white wine
8 basil leaves
3 spr tarragon (plus more for garnish)
3 shallots, minced
2 spr rosemary
2 lemon slices
3 spr celery leaves
7 lb whole salmon, cleaned, rinsed, patted dry
8 cup fish aspic (see recipe)
1 turnip
1 egg yolk, hard cooked, mashed
1 tsp unsalted butter

How to prepare

In a small saucepan, combine the wine, basil, 3 tarragon sprigs, shallots, rosemary, lemon, and celery. Simmer the mixture for 20 minutes or until the liquid is reduced to about 3 tbs. Lay the salmon on a piece of heavy foil, twice as long as the fish. Pick up edges of foil and pour the wine mixture over the fish. Season with salt and fold the foil to enclose it, crimping the edges tightly to secure them. Put the salmon on a large baking sheet or roasting pan and bake it in the middle of a preheated 375

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Savory marinade for pork

Ingredients

1 cup dry white wine
3 lg cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp cumin
1/4 tsp ground black pepper
1/4 tsp salt

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 6 lean boneless pork chops, at least 3/4″ thick (stab pork chops with a sharp knife several times). Marinate at least 2 hours. Grill or broil (or bake) pork chops, brushing with marinade during cooking. Serves 6.

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Chicken with oregano

Ingredients

3 lbs chicken cut up
juice of 4 lemons
1 tsp salt
3 tbsp dried oregano
1/4 cup olive oil
pepper
28-oz can italian tomatoes

How to prepare

Stir together lemon juice, salt, and oregano. In lightly oiled casserole, place chicken, skin side down; pour lemon juice mixture over. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
Turn chicken pieces, sprinkle with olive oil, and season with pepper. Pour tomatoes over. Bake, covered, at 350 degrees for another 30 minutes, or until chicken is tender. Serve with: bulghur or brown rice. Green salad. Servings: 6

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Tangy chicken marinade

Ingredients

1/2 cup lime juice
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 jalapeno pepper, in 1/8″ slices
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
dash salt
dash white pepper

How to prepare

Combine all ingredients. Pour over 1 lb. Skinless/boneless chicken breast halves. Marinate at least 2 hours. Remove chicken from marinade and either grill or broil. Brush with remaining marinade during cooking. Serves 4.

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Fried artichoke hearts

Ingredients

8 artichoke hearts, boiled until tender
12 oz beer
1 cup flour
salt
pepper
flour
lemon wedges

How to prepare

Preheat the deep fryer. Cut the artichoke hearts into quarters. Dredge in flour. Whisk the beer, the measured amount of flour, the salt and the pepper together. Dip the flour covered pieces of artichoke heart into the batter. Deep fry until golden brown. Drain thoroughly. Serve hot with lemon wedges.

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