Chipotle Chile Slaw

If using dried chipotles, rehydrate by soaking in hot water until softened. Using a mortar and pestle or food processor, mash or puree chilies with garlic clove. Blend into mayonnaise. Stir mixture into shredded cabbage, seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, and a few drops of lemon juice if desired. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Potatoes Gremolada

1) Using a sharp vegetable peeler, cut away the zest of the lemon in strips, taking care not to include any of the bitter white pith. On a cutting board finely chop the zest with the parsley and garlic. 2) Place the potatoes in a medium saucepan and add enough water to cover them by […]

Fresh Turnip Salad

In a large mixing bowl, combine turnips, celery, pimento, olives, salt, black pepper and mayonnaise. Toss to mix well; taste and adjust seasonings. Add pepper sauce and garlic powder, and toss to blend. Best made a day ahead. NOTE: The original recipe does not call for pepper sauce or garlic, and yields a light crisp […]

Twice-baked Sweet Potatoes

Remove outer covering from garlic but dont separate the cloves. Wrap garlic in aluminum foil coated with cooking spray; place garlic and sweet potatoes on a baking sheet. Bake at 400 degrees for 1 1/4 hours. Cook 10 minutes. Separate garlic cloves and squeeze to extract 2 tsps pulp. Slice skin away from top of […]

Hominy-squash Stew

DRAIN SOAKED BEANS, cover them generously with fresh water and bring to boil. Boil vigorously about 5 minutes, skim off any foam that rises to surface, then lower heat and simmer 30 minutes. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt and continue cooking until beans are tender, about another 30 minutes. Taste as they cook to be sure […]

Insalata Verde E Rossa (red And Green Salad)

Rinse the dandelion leaves & watercress. Wash the radishes & remove the stems, leaves & roots. Quarter, or if especially large, cut into eighths. Put dandelion leaves & radishes in a bowl, cover with cold water, add salt & leave for 1 hour. Shortly before serving, drain & dry them & place in a serving […]

Wonderful And Easy Potato Casserole

Saute onion and garlic in butter until soft. In large bowl mix, hash browns, soup, sour cream and 3/4 of cheese. Add onion mixture and mix well. Put in 9×13 pan sprayed with Pam top with remaining cheese and cornflakes. Bake 35 minutes at 350. I got 3 proposals after serving this at a superbowl […]

Risotto Verde (green Rice)

Clean and trim asparagus and cook in lightly salted water until tender. Carefully remove the tender tips (1″ + 1″ again) reserve on the side. In a blender puree the rest of the stems with some of the water and strain . Add enough of the water to make the required 2 cups of liquid. […]

Tennessee Corn Pone

Heat beans until quite hot and pour into a lightly greased 8″x8″ baking dish. Preheat oven to 450. Mix the cornmeal, baking soda, and salt in a large bowl. Melt the butter and combine with buttermilk and egg. Stir the wet and dry ingredients together until smooth, and pour them over the hot beans. Bake […]

Chinese Risotto With Shiitake Mushrooms

Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in heavy medium skillet over medium- high heat. Add minced chili and saute 1 minute. Add garlic and saute 1 minute. Remove from heat. Add soy sauce, rice vinegar and pinch of sugar and stir to blend. Strain through fine sieve into small bowl, pressing on solids with back of […]