Thursday, March 4, 2021

Giant Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies


Giant Bakery Style Chocolate Chip Cookies (adapted from I Am a Food Blog)

1-1/2 cups flour

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt

1 stick melted butter

3/4 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup white sugar

1 egg

1 tsp vanilla

1-1/2 cups chocolate chips

Whisk wet and dry separately and then combine. Stir in chocolate chips. Split into 4 portions and arrange on 2 parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake 8 minutes at 350 degrees. Tap on counter to deflate. Bake another 5-8 minutes, until golden brown.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Brown Butter Summer Squash Saute

Brown Butter Summer Squash Saute

Brown butter in a skillet. Add sliced summer squash and saute until starting to brown. Add minced garlic and season with salt and pepper, and cook until nicely browned. Add minced fresh mint at the last minute. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese and toasted almonds before serving.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Parmesan-Crusted Summer Squash

Parmesan-Crusted Summer Squash

Mix olive oil, salt, minced garlic, and Italian herb blend.  Toss with sliced summer squash and arrange in a sinle layer on a baking sheet.

Toss together some panko and grated Parmesan in the same bowl and sprinkle over the squash rounds.

Bake 20-30 minutes at 375 degrees.

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Summer Squash Toasts


Summer Squash Toasts

Marinate shaved summer squash and shaved cucumbers in lemon juice, olive oil, and salt and pepper.  Stir in chopped pecans or hazelnuts.

Smash 4 oz. goat cheese with zest of  1 lemon, and 2 tsp olive oil. Stir in 1/2 cup sour cream and season with salt and pepper.  

Spread the goat cheese mixture onto toasted bread and top with the squash mixture.

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Thanksgiving-Style Meatloaf


Thanksgiving-Style Meatloaf (adapted from Katie Lee)

1 1/2 cups ketchup

1 cup canned whole cranberry sauce 

2 tablespoons olive oil 

1 yellow onion, finely diced 

2 stalks celery, finely diced 

3 cloves garlic, minced 

2 pounds ground turkey 

1 1/2 cups stuffing mix 

2 large eggs, lightly beaten 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment.
2. Simmer the ketchup and cranberry sauce together on the stove for a few minutes.
3. Saute the onion and celery in 1 T olive oil until softened. Add the garlic and saute another minute.
4. Combine the turkey, stuffing mix, and eggs in a bowl. Mix in 1 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper, 1 cup of the ketchup mixture, and the onion-celery mixture.
5. Shape into a loaf and brush with the rest of the ketchup mixture. Cook 1 hour and 15 minutes. Rest 5 minutes before slicing.

If you like, add a pan of sliced sweet potatoes after the meatloaf has been roasting for 30 minutes.  

Friday, February 26, 2021

Johnny Cakes


Johnny Cakes (adapted from Every Day is Saturday)

1 cup cornmeal

1 cup flour

1 T sugar

1 tsp baking soda

Pinch salt

1 egg

1-1/3 cups buttermilk

4 T melted butter

Whisk together the wet and dry separately, then combine. Let sit a few minutes, then cook on a hot griddle. Top with favorite toppings. Blueberries in the batter + honey yogurt and maple syrup are a simple option. Sliced rhubarb simmered in maple syrup for a few minutes is also delicious!

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries and Pecans


Pumpkin Bread with Cranberries and Pecans (adapted from Molly Yeh)

1 stick unsalted butter

1 cup pureed pumpkin

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 cup whole wheat flour

1 cup white flour

2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp cinnamon

3/4 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp cardamom

1/tsp tasp baking soda

1/4 tsp allspice

1/2 cup cranberries, chopped

2 T sanding sugar

A handful of pecans

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray and line a loaf pan with parchment.

2. Brown the butter and let cool.

3. Whisk together in one bowl the brown butter, pumpkin, brown sugar, maple syurp, vanilla and eggs. Whisk in another bowl the flours, baking powder, baking soda, spices, and salt. Combine and gently mix together. Fold in the cranberries.

4. Scrape into loaf pan. Top with sanding sugar and pecans.

5. Bake 50-55 minutes until a tester comes out clean.