Zesty Braised Chicken Thighs With Capers

Zesty Braised Chicken Thighs With Capers (Makes 4 servings) (Updating Coq au vin) INGREDIENTS: 8 bone-in chicken thighs with skin (6 oz. each) Salt and freshly ground black pepper All-purpose flour, for dusting 2 Tbs. unsalted butter 2 Tbs. … [Read more...]

Marinated Lamb Chops

Marinated Lamb Chops (Good any time of the year) Ingredients: ¼ cup maple syrup (good quality) ¼ cup olive oil 2 Tbs. rice wine vinegar 3 shallots, chopped 3 garlic cloves, chopped 1 Tbs. orange juice concentrate Juice of ½ lemon Zest of 1 … [Read more...]

Savory Cheese Wafers

Savory Cheese Wafers (Makes 4 to 6 dozen) INGREDIENTS: ½ lb. sharp cheddar cheese, grated ½ lb. butter or margarine, softened ½ tsp. salt 1½ cups all-purpose flour, sifted Heavy pinch of cayenne pepper Pecan halves or almond slivers (op … [Read more...]

Country Style Ribs With Escarole

Country Style Ribs With Escarole (Good any time of the year) Ingredients: 4 lbs. country style pork ribs 2 bunches escarole 1 tsp. garlic powder 1 tsp. oregano 1 large can tomatoes Salt and pepper to taste Preparation: Brown ribs in … [Read more...]

Toasted Mushroom Rolls

Toasted Mushroom Rolls (By Marian Burros, The New York Times) (Yield: 42 rolls) These can be prepared ahead and frozen for two weeks or refrigerated for two days. INGREDIENTS: ½ lb. white mushrooms or exotic mushrooms like Portobello, cremini or … [Read more...]

Italian Stallion Sliders On Kings Hawaiian Rolls

Italian Stallion Sliders On Kings Hawaiian Rolls (Makes 12 to 18) INGREDIENTS: Beef Patties: 1 lb. ground beef, (Black Angus) Spaghetti sauce (Barilla Spicy or Basic Marinara) 1 Tbs. Italian Spice blend 4 Tbs. chopped onion 2 garlic … [Read more...]

Broccoli Salad

(Recipe courtesy of Paula Deen) (Yield:  6 to 8 servings) INGREDIENTS: 1 head broccoli 6 to 8 slices cooked bacon, crumbled ½ cup chopped red onion ½ cup raisins, optional 8 oz. sharp Cheddar cheese, cut  into very small chunks 1 cup may … [Read more...]

Crostini With Fennel Sausage

Crostini With Fennel Sausage Source: Joanneweir.com Serves 8 INGREDIENTS: ½ lb. Italian sausage (hot, mild or sweet), casings removed 5 oz. grated fontina or crumbled robiola or taleggio cheese 1 tsp. fennel seeds coarsely ground 2 Tbs. … [Read more...]

Rustic Upside-Down Apple Tart

Rustic Upside-Down Apple Tart (Good especially in the Fall) (Makes 8 to 10 servings) Ingredients: 1 cup cold butter, diced 2 cups all-purpose flour Pinch of salt 1¾ cups sugar, divided ½ cup ice-cold water 3 lbs small Granny Smith apples, p … [Read more...]

Greek Chicken

Sun City Mesquite Gourmet Club presents:    GREEK CHICKEN INGREDIENTS: Chicken    Pieces of your choice, chicken halves, breasts, legs, thighs, etc. 3  Lemons, divided ½ cup  Olive oil 2 Tbs. Crushed Black Pepper 3 Garlic Cloves … [Read more...]