Category Archives: Appetizer

Blini

  1/3 cup buckwheat flour 2/3 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk 1 extra-large egg 1/2 stick unsalted butter, clarified, divided Combine both flours, baking powder, and salt in a … Continue reading

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Swedish Meatballs

Meatballs: 1/3 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup (125 ml) milk 2 Tablespoons (35 ml) cream (OPTIONAL) 1 large egg 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon EACH of black pepper and ground white pepper 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 … Continue reading

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Glazed Pecans

Nonstick vegetable oil spray 1 1/2 cups pecans (about 6 ounces) 1 1/2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4 teaspoon salt Preheat oven to 325°F. Spray large baking sheet with nonstick spray. Stir pecans … Continue reading

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Fresh Pasta

Serves 4 – 6. 650 calories 400 grams flour (about 2 cups) (Classically, Italians use 00 semolina flour, but here in U.S. I use regular flour.) 1/2 tsp salt 4 eggs 1 tsp olive oil 1 tsp water Place flour … Continue reading

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Herbed Goat Cheese

Chop up some fresh herbs. I used equal amounts of tarragon, thyme, parsley, basil, and mint. Roll a log of goat cheese over the chopped herbs so they coat the outside. That’s it. Now spread some on toasted baguette and … Continue reading

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Baked Cranberry Brie

Pastry: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/4 cup butter, softened 1 (3-ounce) package cream cheese, softened Brie Filling: 1 (8-ounce) 4-inch diameter round Brie cheese with the rind intact* 3 tablespoons whole berry cranberry sauce (or use your favorite preserves such as apricot or … Continue reading

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All Purpose Quiche

Quiche is such a simple and versatile thing. Here are my basics: 3, 4, or 5 eggs 1 – 2 cups half & half 1 – 2 cups cheese fillings of choice salt and pepper one single pie crust Combine … Continue reading

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