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Recipe of the Week: Chik’n Tikka Masala

Recipe of the Week: Chik’n Tikka Masala

Tikka is the Punjabi word for an Indian dish of small pieces of meat or vegetables marinated in a spice mixture. Masala is an Urdu word for any of a number of spice mixtures ground into a paste or powder for use in Indian cooking. When you put them together you get a rich, creamy, […]

Recipe of the Week: Pork Roast

Recipe of the Week: Pork Roast

Yummy winter treat! Ingredients: 1/2 cup cooking sherry or chicken broth 1/2 cup soy sauce 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons ground mustard 2 teaspoons dried thyme 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 boneless rolled pork loin roast (4 to 5 pounds) APRICOT SAUCE: 1 jar (10 to 12 ounces) apricot preserves 2 tablespoons dry cooking […]

Recipe of the Week: Alphabet Soup

Recipe of the Week: Alphabet Soup

From Chef Randy: As a kid, I couldn’t wait for mom to make alphabet soup for Saturday lunch. I looked for pieces of macaroni to spell my name and was usually disappointed that I couldn’t find a “y”. Then, I was disappointed that the soup was no longer hot when I got around to eating […]

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Bread

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Bread

Just in case you didn’t get enough…one more pumpkin recipe for the season Ingredients: 3 cups sugar 1 cup oil 4 eggs 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoons baking powder 2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon allspice 1 teaspoon cinnamon 2 cups fresh pumpkin or 1 can pumpkin (16 […]

Recipe of the Week: Jim’s Mom’s Southern Candied Yams

Recipe of the Week: Jim’s Mom’s Southern Candied Yams

When Robin and I were quite young, we were adopted into a large Greek family. We celebrated Thanksgiving and Christmas with them for over 30 years. One of the members of the family was a country boy from Georgia, Jim White, who made wonderful candied yams as his contribution to their Christmas dinners. I asked […]

Recipe of the Week: Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Recipe of the Week: Glazed Carrots and Parsnips

Time for a festive side dish to delight your guests Ingredients: 1 16 oz. package baby carrots 1/2 lb. parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-1/2 inch pieces 1/4 teaspoon salt (or to taste) 2/3 cup orange juice 1/4 cup honey 1 teaspoon grated lime peel 2 tablespoons lime juice 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot 1 […]

Recipe of the Week: Savory Brunch Crepe

Recipe of the Week: Savory Brunch Crepe

  Savory crepes are generally made with non-wheat flours such as buckwheat. I use a nice blend of buckwheat and rice flours for my crepes; then throw in some zucchini, herbs, and sesame seeds. These crepe pancakes are totally gluten-free. The filling for the crepes is simple yet elegant: Lightlife Ham Slices, Teleme cheese, sliced […]

Recipe of the Week: Sweet and White Scalloped Potatoes

Recipe of the Week: Sweet and White Scalloped Potatoes

Tis the season for comfort food! Ingredients: 1 can (12 oz.) Carnation evaporated milk 2 chicken flavor bouillon cubes 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 4 cups (1 1/2 lbs.) white potatoes, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices 2 cups (1/2 lb.) sweet potatoes or yams, peeled, cut into 1/4-inch slices 1/2 cup grated Parmesan […]

Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash Soup

Recipe of the Week: Butternut Squash Soup

Editor’s Note: Chef Randy’s column regularly runs on Wednesdays.  However, with the upcoming holiday, and all the cooking we’ll be doing, including Chef Randy, we are running this wonderful recipe on Sunday. You’ll have plenty of time to add it to your festive menu for Thanksgiving day.  Chef Randy: What is the difference between a […]

My Mother’s Turkey with Stuffing–easiest holiday recipe ever

My Mother’s Turkey with Stuffing–easiest holiday recipe ever

    My mother couldn’t cook.  Everyone in the family knew it, and most of the neighborhood kids, who made every effort to avoid eating at our house.  But the one thing that lady could make was Thanksgiving turkey.  Now her recipe is just as easy as when she devised a way to cheat fate […]

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