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Recipe of the Week: Beer-Battered Avocados with Grilled Peach Salsa

Recipe of the Week: Beer-Battered Avocados with Grilled Peach Salsa

  Randolph Graham: The inspiration for this avocado appetizer came from my friend, Sandy S., who asked what I would serve with my grilled peach, avocado, and jalapeno salsa. I thought Beer-battered avocados would go great with my salsa. So I tried it and wham-bam! It was great. Nice combination of textures and flavors. For the […]

Recipe of the Week: Apple-Raisin Crisp

Recipe of the Week: Apple-Raisin Crisp

  Ingredients: Apple Filling 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar 3 tablespoons flour 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2-1/2 pounds Rome apples, peeled, cored      and cubed 1 cup golden raisins Crisp Topping 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) butter 1-3/4 cups flour 2/3 cup packed light-brown sugar 1/2 cup chopped walnuts 1/2 cup rolled oaks 1/4 […]

Recipe of the Week: Curried Chicken and Rice

Recipe of the Week: Curried Chicken and Rice

Ingredients 3/4 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs 2 teaspoons olive oil 1/2 cup chopped onion 1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 teaspoon curry powder 1 cup long-grained rice 2 cups chicken broth 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 cup frozen peas and carrots, thawed and drained Directions: Cut chicken into […]

Recipe of the Week: Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

Recipe of the Week: Mexican Beef & Rice Casserole

Ingredients: 1 lb. extra lean ground beef 1-1/2 cup Kraft Mexican Style Shredded Four Cheese with a Touch of Philadelphia, divided 1 pkg. (1 oz.) Taco Bell Taco Seasoning Mix 1 cup long-gran which rice, uncooked 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, peas) 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained 1 cup Thick & Chunky Medium […]

Recipe of the Week: Tomato Pie with Toasted Quinoa Crust

Recipe of the Week: Tomato Pie with Toasted Quinoa Crust

  Have you ever considered food as art? I’m not talking food that’s styled for a photo shoot with unappetizing peas painted green or salad greens misted to make them “look” fresh. I’m talking about food you can eat. I’m talking about food that looks so good it is a work of art. Sometimes I […]

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Chow Mein

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Chow Mein

Ingredients: 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 2 cups sliced Chinese cabbage 3 cups thinly sliced celery 1 can (16 ounce) bean sprouts, drained 1 can (4 ounce) water chestnuts, sliced 2 teaspoon sugar 2 cups chicken broth (or you may use water) 2-1/2 tablespoon cornstarch 1/4 cup cold water 1/4 […]

Recipe of the Week: Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Bundt Cake

Recipe of the Week: Lemon-Glazed Blueberry Bundt Cake

  Blueberries are coming to Ventura County   Ingredients: Cake Batter 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened, plus    more for preparing pan 3-1/4 cups flour, plus more for preparing pan 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 2 cups sugar 3 eggs 1 teaspoon lemon extract, plus grated zest of 2 lemons 1/4 cup buttermilk, […]

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Avocados

Recipe of the Week: Grilled Avocados

  Here’s a spring appetizer that our son, Robert, shared with us. It is sort of a Caprese Salad folded into a grilled avocado. Who’d a thunk it! Easy to prepare, it is full of nutrition, and it doesn’t hurt that it looks and tastes fantastic. Ingredients: 1 clove garlic (minced) 2 tablespoons extra virgin […]

Recipe of the Week: Guacamole

Recipe of the Week: Guacamole

  Now that things are heating up breakout that the chips and salsa and how about some — Guacamole!   Ingredients: 2 ripe fresh avocados, peeled and seeded 1.2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 medium size ripe Roma tomato, seeded, diced 1/4 cup minced sweet white onion 1 Serrano Chile, seeded, minced 1/4 cup chopped cilantro […]

Recipe of the Week: Roasted-Almond Thumb Cookies

Recipe of the Week: Roasted-Almond Thumb Cookies

  As a kid I asked my dad how the impression in these cookies stayed there after baking. He just shrugged and said, “I don’t know the answer son. I just know they are a treat.” As an adult I learned that thumbs are the answer to the perfect jam-filled cookie. Yep. Good old opposable […]