Roasted Squash Enchiladas with Ancho Chili Cream sauce

I know this seems to be a little much as a recipe, but it really isn’t. I make the chile the day before, and roast the squash the morning before — and then dinner is a snap. These are so flavorful — I’ve never served them to anyone who didn’t love them! MAKE THEM! Serves […]

Mom’s Lemon Bars

For the crust: 1/2 pound unsalted butter, at room temperature 1/2 cup granulated sugar 2 cups flour 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt For the filling: 6 extra-large eggs at room temperature 3 cups granulated sugar 2 tablespoons grated lemon zest (4 to 6 lemons) 1 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 1 cup flour Confectioners’ sugar, for […]

Potatoes Fondantes

2 lb. baby Yukon Gold or Red Bliss potatoes (20 to 25 potatoes, 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 inches in diameter) 1 sprig fresh rosemary 2 cups homemade or low-salt chicken broth 2 Tbs. good-quality extra-virgin olive oil 1 Tbs. unsalted butter 1 teaspoon kosher salt (less if the broth is salty) 1 to 2 Tbs. thinly […]

Union Street Cafe Onion Rings

The VERY BEST!! ¾ c. + 2 T. beer (not dark) 1 c. flour ¾ c. parsley, minced ¾ t. salt 1 large sweet onion (walla walla, maui) In a bowl, whisk beer into flour until batter is smooth and then whisk in parsley. Let batter stand 30 minutes, then stir in ¾ t. salt. […]

Zuni Cafe Roast Chicken with Bread Salad

This just LOOKS like a law-haw-hawng recipe — but it’s absolutely the best roast chicken I’ve EVER had — SO worth the time — SO MAKE THIS!! My brother Mark is a master at this recipe and has adapted it to the barbecue for outdoor cooking which solves the need to have a super clean […]

The ONLY Pizza Dough You Should Ever Make

Sponge: Warm a medium size mixing bowl with warm water. Add: ¾ c. warm water (115 -120 degrees) Sprinkle in 2 teaspoons yeast, whisk til combined Then whisk in 2/3 c. unbleached flour Cover with plastic wrap secured by a rubber band and alllow to sit for 30 minutes until bubbly. (If it’s a cool […]

Grandma’s Famous Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon almond extract 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1 cup butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/2 cups flour 1 teaspoon baking soda Mix sugar, butter and egg and flavorings.  Mix thoroughly. Stir in dry ingredients. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours. Roll dough out to about 1/8 […]

Kara’s Dutch Baby

1/4 c. butter 3 eggs 3/4 c. milk 3/4 c. flour Place butter in a 2-3 qt. pan and set in a 425° oven. Mix batter quickly while butter melts.  Put eggs in a blender or food processor and whirl at high speed for 1 minute.  With motor running, pour in milk, then slowly add […]

Bacon and Brussel Sprout Hash

I love Tyler Florence.  There.  I said it.  I dream about him more than I know is healthy.  AND I love brussel sprouts, potatoes, bacon and balsamic vinegar.  So, this is a slice of heaven for me — a Tyler Florence recipe (that I make sometimes twice a week because it is so delicious) containing […]

Quadruple Chocolate Brownies

Krista found this recipe and sent Kareem out on a long journey to find the various chocolates.  I’m not sure if he was successful in his quest — but these are definitely the kind of brownies that are worthy of a quest.  I made them with Trader Joe’s chocolates . . . not Scharffenberger, but […]