Cookies, Free Recipes

Amaretti Cookies

Makes about 3 dozen cookies Variations Cinnamon Amaretti: Replace the lemon zest with 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Chocolate Chip Amaretti: Fold ½ cup mini chocolate chips into the finished batter. Orange Amaretti: Replace the lemon zest with 1 tablespoon grated orange zest. Candied Ginger Amaretti: Fold ¼ cup finely diced […]

Soups & Stews

Cheddar and Beer Soup

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup canola oil 1 cup all-purpose flour 3 cups Vegetable Stock 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 cup minced yellow onion 1 cup small-dice white mushrooms 1/2 cup small-dice celery 1/2 cup small-dice carrot 1 garlic clove, minced One 12-oz bottle beer 2 tablespoons dry mustard […]

Breakfast & Brunch, Free Recipes

English Muffins

English muffins are one of the easiest breads, made extra simple by their stove-top cook. No oven needed! Though like any bread, they are best the day they are made, a quick trip to the toaster freshens these muffins up for up to a week. Makes 10 servings

Side Dishes

French-Fried Shoestring Potatoes

Makes 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 1 1/2 lb russet potatoes, peeled and sliced into matchsticks 3/8 inch thick 2 1/2 cups vegetable oil Salt, as needed Directions Rinse, drain, and dry the potatoes thoroughly. (Alternatively, the potatoes may be held in cold water until ready to cook. Dry them […]

Desserts

German Chocolate Brownies

Makes one 9×13-inch pan Brownies Ingredients 3/4 lb (3 sticks) unsalted butter, cubed 8 oz unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped 3 1/3 cups sugar 5 eggs 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 2 cups cake flour, sifted Topping Ingredients 1 1/ cups evaporated milk 1 1/4 cups packed […]

Free Recipes, Sauces, Dressings & Condiments

Lemon-Parsley Butter

Makes 1 pound Chef variations: • Tarragon Butter: replace the parsley with an equal amount of minced tarragon • Pimiento Butter: Replace the parsley with an equal amount to minced pimiento. • Green Onion Butter: Add 1 tbsp soy sauce, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, and replace the parsley with an […]

Soups & Stews

Minestrone

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 oz pancetta (5 to 6 thin slices), chopped 1 1/2 cups chopped green cabbage 1 cup chopped yellow onion 1 cup sliced carrot 1/3 cup chopped celery 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 quarts Chicken Broth 1/2 cup peeled, medium-dice potatoes 1 […]

Soups & Stews

Onion Soup Gratineé

Makes 8 servings Ingredients 1/4 cup olive oil or vegetable oil 4 yellow onions, thinly sliced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/2 cup brandy 6 cups beef or chicken broth, warm 1 sprig fresh or 1/2 teaspoon dried tarragon, 4 sprigs parsley, 1 bay leaf, and 1 clove peeled garlic, wrapped […]

Main Dishes, One-Dish Meals

Paella Valenciana

Makes 5 servings Ingredients 10 shrimp (16/20 count), peeled and deveined, shells reserved 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon crushed saffron threads 4 1/2 cups Chicken Broth, plus more as needed 3 chicken legs, separated Salt, as needed Freshly ground black pepper, as needed 1 cup large-dice onion 1 […]