Gluten Free Strawberry Tarts

INGREDIENTS FOR THE GLUTEN FREE CHOCOLATE CRUST ½ cup (2 ounces) sliced almonds ⅓ cup (1¼ ounces) oat flour ⅓ cup (1¾ ounces) sweet white rice flour (such as Mochiko) ⅓ cup (1 ounce) dutch-process cocoa powder ¼ cup (1¾ ounces) sugar ⅛ teaspoon salt 3 tablespoons (1½ ounces) cold, unsalted butter, in ½” dice ½ teaspoon vanilla extract FOR THE WHIPPED CHEVRE 3 ounces crumbled, soft, fresh goat cheese (about ¾ cup) ¾ cup (6 ounces) heavy cream 1 tablespoon sugar seeds from ½ a vanilla bean FOR THE STRAWBERRY PIE FILLING 1 quart (about 2 pounds) fresh strawberries 1 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cornstarch juice of ½ lemon seeds from 1 vanilla bean INSTRUCTIONS STRAWBERRY PIE FILLING. Wash […]

Cool Poppy Seed Bread

INGREDIENTS ¼ cup unsalted butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 1 egg white 1 tsp vanilla extract 2 tsp grated lemon zest ¾ cup sour cream 1½ cups. all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ⅛ tsp salt 1½ tbs poppy seeds ⅓ cup strawberry jam INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350. In the bowl of a stand mixer or any medium bowl, cream the butter and sugar until soft and creamy. Add the egg, egg white, vanilla extract, and lemon zest and mix until blended. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and poppy seeds. Add dry ingredients to the wet batter. Then gently fold in the sour cream. Spread half […]

Fancy Mango Tarts with Almond Crusts

INGREDIENTS MANGO FILLING 2½ cups of sliced mangos (about 4 small or 2 large mangoes) ¼ cup of sugar juice from half a lemon ¼ tsp cardamom pinch of salt 2 tbsp cornstarch 2 tbsp water 2 tbsp greek yogurt ALMOND CRUST 1 stick butter (room temperature) 2½ cups almond flour/meal 2 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ tsp salt INSTRUCTIONS To make the filling, puree the mangoes, sugar, lemon juice, cardamom, and salt in a blender or food processor. Mix the cornstarch with water. Pour the puree into a sauce pan, fold the cornstarch-water mixture in, and cook on medium high for about 10-12 minutes until mixture thickens. Whisk the mixture continuously while cooking to ensure lumps […]

Pumpkin Bread Recipe

INGREDIENTS 1½ cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp baking powder ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ tsp all spice 1 tsp salt ½ cup (1 stick) butter at room temperature 1¼ cups sugar 2 eggs 1 cup pumpkin puree ½ cup sour cream INSTRUCTIONS Preheat oven to 350 °F. Mix the flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, all spice, and salt in a bowl and put aside. In the bowl of a stand mixer, add the room temperature, softened butter and sugar and mix on medium high until soft and creamy (about a minute or two). Add the eggs and mix on medium until combined. Add the pumpkin puree and mix for a few seconds until combined. (only […]

Pizza Nachos

Ingredients FOR THE GARLIC CREAM SAUCE: 1-½ Tablespoon Unsalted Butter ½ Tablespoons Olive Oil 3 cloves Garlic, Minced (or Use A Microplane If You Have It) ½ cups Heavy Cream ¼ cups 2% Milk 1 pinch Salt 1 pinch Cracked Black Pepper 1 pinch Red Pepper Flakes ¼ cups Parmesan Cheese, Grated FOR THE NACHOS: Your Favorite Crispy Tortilla Chips ½ cups Garlic Cream Sauce (Recipe Included) ¼ cups Onion, Diced ½ cups Pepperoni, Cut Into Bite Size Pieces ½ cups Black Olives Sliced ½ whole Green Bell Pepper, Seeds Removed, Diced 1 cup Colby-Jack Cheese, Shredded Preparation Instructions Start by making your sauce. Begin by melting the butter, along with the olive oil on medium to low heat. Once melted, toss in the minced garlic, and give a good stir. Raise the heat up […]

Asparagus Quiche with Squash Crust Recipe

Ingredients 13 ounces, weight Asparagus ½  Small Yellow Onion 2 cloves Garlic 1 teaspoon Olive Oil 5  Eggs 1 cup Milk 1 cup Swiss Cheese ½ teaspoons Salt ¼ teaspoons Pepper 3 cups Cooked Spaghetti Squash (1 Small Squash) Preparation Instructions Preheat oven to 400ºF. Cut off the woody ends of the asparagus. Chop the onion, mince the garlic, and cut the asparagus spears into 1-inch pieces. Heat the olive oil in a pan over medium heat, and saute onion and garlic for several minutes, until the onion is soft. Add the asparagus and continue to saute until the asparagus has turned bright green and is soft but not limp. Whisk together the eggs, milk, cheese, salt, and pepper. Grease a pie pan. Press the cooked spaghetti squash to the […]

Pork Chop & Sweet Potato Sheet Pan

Ingredients 16 oz Pork Chops boneless , about 1-inch thick 2 Sweet potatoes , peeled and diced 3 Bell peppers , diced (mix of red, green, yellow peppers) 2 Tbsp Chili Powder 1 Tbsp Cumin 1 tsp Salt 2 Tbsp Olive oil Instructions Preheat oven to 425°F. Add vegetables to a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss the vegetables to coat. Sprinkle with salt. Spread vegetables on a oiled baking sheet Combine the chili powder, cumin, and salt in a small bowl. Rub pork chops with spices and place on baking sheet with vegetables. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until pork is fully cooked and potatoes are tender.

Lasagna Wraps

Ingredients 8 Lasagna Noodles 1 lb Ground Beef 1 cube Pop & Cook Basil 1 cube Pop & Cook Garlic 4 cubes Pop & Cook Sauteed Glazed Onions 1 tsp Salt 16 oz Cottage Cheese 2 1/4 c Pasta Sauce ,divided 8 oz Mozzarella Cheese , shredded Instructions In a large pot bring water to a boil. Add lasagna noodles and cook until al dente. Drain water from the pot and place noodles on a flat surface. ( I suggest using a piece of parchment paper). While noodles are cooking brown ground beef in a skillet. Once the beef is mostly browned drain it and return it the the skillet. Add basil, garlic, onions, salt, and 1 cup of the pasta sauce. Continue cooking for 5-10 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. With the noodles laid on a […]

Sausage and Egg Breakfast Dish

Ingredients 1 lb Pork sausage 1 package Pillsbury™ Crescent rolls 8 oz Cream cheese , cubed 1 c Cheddar cheese , shredded 8 Eggs 1/4 c Heavy cream 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 400°F. Cook sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Once the sausage is cooked through drain grease from sausage and put it back in the skillet with cream cheese. Continue to cook until cream cheese and sausage are combined. Unroll crescent rolls and press the seams together to make one sheet of dough, and place crescent rolls in the bottom of a 9×13 casserole dish. Spread the sausage mixture over the crescent rolls. In a bowl, whisk together the eggs, cream, salt, and pepper. Pour the egg mixture over the sausage. Sprinkle the eggs and sausage with the cheddar […]

Cheese Bread Perfect for Many Combos

Ingredients 2 sheet Puff pastry, thawed 2 c Gyuere Cheese shredded/grated 1 Egg 1 Tbsp Water 1 tsp Garlic powder 2 Tbsp Thyme 1 tsp Salt 1 tsp Pepper Instructions Preheat oven to 375°F. Unfold thawed puff pastry onto parchment paper or a silpat mat. Sprinkle a little flour on the puff pastry and roll it out into a 10″ x 12″ rectangle. Stir egg and water together and brush onto puff pastry. Sprinkle with pastry with cheese, thyme, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Lightly roll ingredients into pastry. Using a pizza cutter cut the puff pastry into 12 thin strips. Twist each strip and lay on silpat baking mat on a baking sheet. Bake 15 mins, then flip and […]