Cara Cara Orange Salad

This is the perfect winter salad. Citrus takes you to a place of warmth and sunshine, which is more than welcome in the weather. Ingredients Salad ½ c. slivered almonds, toasted 2 leftover chicken breasts (preferably grilled) 2 Cara Cara oranges 4 handfuls of mixed greens, washed & spun dry Miso Vinaigrette 3 tbsp. white miso* ¼ garlic clove 1 tbsp. honey 2 tbsp. mirin 2 tbsp. rice wine vinegar ½ tsp. toasted...

Cadbury Egg Brownies

These Cadbury Egg Brownies are fudgy, gooey, and perfect for Easter! Ingredients 1 box brownie mix, plus eggs, oil, and water to prepare Cadbury Egg Filling: 3/4 cup light corn syrup 6 Tablespoons salted butter, slightly softened 1/3 cup heavy cream 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Poured Fudge Frosting: 4 Tablespoons salted butter 2 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder 3 Tablespoons...

Mexican Hot Chocolate Baked Donuts

Mexican Hot Chocolate Baked Doughnuts: fudgy chocolate doughnuts with cinnamon and cayenne. A sweet treat with a hint of spice -- perfect for your Mexican fiesta! They’re so easy to pick up and eat, and they’re not messy. I like mine totally covered in glaze rather than frosted, as the glaze firms up and keeps all the moisture inside the doughnut. Ingredients ⅓ cup cocoa powder ⅓ cup hot chocolate...

Skillet Shepherd's Pie

Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie – a deliciously rich and hearty beef and vegetables meal covered with a blanket of mashed potatoes and baked to perfection. Old fashioned goodness! This is so comforting and filling, it tastes amazing and everyone will want seconds. True comfort food! This Easy Skillet Shepherd’s Pie is a great dish to make ahead, freeze and bake when you are ready to eat. You can also...

Honey Glazed Brussel Sprouts

If you haven’t yet found out a go-to recipe for cooking brussels sprouts, this amazing dish is the answer. The result is sweet and spicy brussels sprouts, caramelized at the perfection and that will enhance any of your main dishes. Ingredients 1 pound (450g) brussels sprouts 3 tablespoons liquid honey Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste 1 onions, peeled and finely minced 1 coffee spoon dried...

Truffled Taleggio and Mushroom Pizza

Serious Pie. Add parsley or chives? Ingredients 1 pound pizza dough, thawed if frozen 1/2 pound sliced mushrooms 3/4 pound cold Taleggio or Italian Fontina, rind discarded and cheese sliced 1 teaspoon white truffle oil (optional) Directions Put a large heavy baking sheet (17 by 14 inches) on lowest rack of oven, then preheat oven to 500°F. Stretch out dough on a lightly floured surface, pulling on corners...

Wild Mushroom Teriyaki Flank Steak

Ingredients 1 cup soy sauce 3 teaspoons brown sugar 1tablespoon vinegar (cider or red wine) Fresh ground black pepper 1.5-2 pounds flank steak 1/2 cup beef broth 1 tablespoon corn starch 2 tablespoons butter 1cup fresh wild mushrooms- cut in bite size chunks splashes red wine Salt and pepper Optional- fresh thyme Directions For Marinade: Combine first 4 ingredients (soy through pepper) in a bowl, stir to mix...

Lumps of Coal

Whether your kids have been naughty or nice this year is irrelevant because getting a lump of coal for Christmas isn’t a bad thing. At least it’s not bad when it’s made out of scrumptious OREO cookies! Ingredients 36 OREO cookies + 10 OREO cookies 8 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 3 cups Rice Krispies cereal Directions Use a food processor and pulse the first package (36 OREOS) of cookies until...

Lo Mein

The easiest lo mein you will ever make in 15 min from start to finish. And it’s so much quicker, tastier and healthier than take-out! Ingredients 8 ounces lo mein egg noodles 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 cups cremini mushrooms, sliced 1 red bell pepper, julienned 1 carrot, julienned 1/2 cup snow peas 3 cups baby spinach For the Sauce 2 tablespoons reduced sodium soy sauce, or more, to...

Spicy Thai Curry Noodle Soup

I suspect that the cold snowy weather is the inspiration behind all of the tantalizing bubbly hot bowls of Asian noodle soups I have been obsessing over lately. Ingredients 3 garlic cloves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh ginger 2 tablespoons red curry paste 2 tablespoons coconut oil 4 cups vegetable or chicken broth 3 cups coconut milk 6.75 ounces of rice sticks (really thin rice noodles) Fresh cilantro, thai...