It is wonderful to be able to celebrate again with family and friends, so my pastor, Father Umberg, joins me in preparing some recipes from Grandma Raaker. Father grilled some brats to go with the potato salad. Hope you enjoy.
With summer in full swing, I enjoyed preparing a few recipes for Father’s Day and the 4th of July with my friend and Pastor, Father Umberg. Check out this video for some summer grilling ideas as well as a couple of favorites from Grandma Raaker.
Fry Bacon, save grease to sauté onion in, cut and peel potatoes, add celery bacon salt and pepper to taste. In onion grease, add vinegar, sugar and water, bring to boil thicken. Dissolve corn starch in about ¼ cup water. Add potatoes add chopped eggs, salt and celery seeds, then serve.
Move oven rack to lower third portion of the oven and preheat to 325° F. Line bottom of a roasting pan with aluminum foil for easy cleanup and set aside.
Add apricot jam, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, bourbon, lemon juice, ground ginger and salt and pepper to a mixing bowls and whisk to combine well. Set aside.
Remove ham from package and pat dry if too wet. Place ham on roasting rack, flat side down, so the fatty side is facing up. Gently score the ham in a crisscross pattern, and brush all over with 1/2 cup of the prepared glaze. Cover ham loosely with aluminum foil to prevent drying out or burning. Bake for about 1 – 1 1/2 hours, until instant thermometer inserted into the middle of the ham registers 125-130° F.
Remove roasting pan from the oven and peel back or remove foil from the top and sides of the ham. Increase oven temperature to 375° F. Brush 6 Tbsp. of glaze over the ham and bake for 20 minutes, brushing ham with additional 6 Tbsp. of glaze every 6-7 minutes. You'll be brushing the ham with glaze approximately 3 times during this step. Be sure to watch that the glaze doesn't burn, but instead turns a rich, deep golden color. Remove roasting pan from oven and place ham on a large cutting board. Tent loosely with foil and let ham rest for 20 minutes before slicing.
By Marina’s Kitchen- Circle B Ranch
With Permission to use on the show and to give it out
2 to 3shallotsSliced or finely diced (depending on your preference
2cupMild Cheddar Cheese
½cupParmesan shredded cheese
Salt and Pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 375° F and grease 13 x 9" pan or Baking dish.Peel the potatoes and use either a 360 slicer or a Mandolin into about ¼ to ⅙ inch slices. Next, peel and slice the shallots thin (you can also dice very finely).Layer the potatoes, shallots, a little flour, some butter, and salt/pepper to each layer, as well as a little cheese. Once all the layers are finished, pour the milk and heavy cream over the top of the dish and sprinkle the remaining cheese on top.Bake until the potatoes are tender about 50 minutes. Leave uncovered and bake until the top browns. Remove from the oven and let it stand while the sauce thickens.
2medium carrotspeeled chopped – I used 8 baby carrots already peeled
2stalks of celerychopped fine
8cupschicken brothlow sodium
1Tbspfresh thyme leaves
3cupscooked chickenI used a store-bought rotisserie chicken.
1tsplemon and pepper spice
Fresh dill for garnish
1tspof Fresh Parsley minced
1lemonsliced for garnish
In a large Dutch oven or heavy pot, heat 1 tbsp. olive oil on medium-high. Add the carrots, celery, and green onions, toss together to sauté briefly then stir in the onion. Add the chicken broth and bay leaves then raise the heat to high. Once the liquid has come to a rolling boil, add the rice, salt, and pepper. Turn the heat to medium-low and simmer for 20 minutes or until the rice is tender. Now stir in the cooked chicken. To prepare the egg-lemon sauce, in a medium bowl, whisk together the lemon juice and eggs. While whisking add 3 ladles-full of the broth from the cooking pot (this helps temper the eggs so they won’t curdle when you add the sauce to the soup). Once fully combined, add the sauce to the chicken soup and stir. Remove from the heat immediately. Garnish with fresh parsley, if you like. Serve hot with your favorite crusty bread.
Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Add onion and cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Add fresh ginger, cinnamon, Pumpkin pie spice, cloves and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add carrots, apple, squash, and 3 cups broth. Bring to a boil; cover partially and reduce to a simmer. Season with salt and pepper. Cook until vegetables are tender, about 20 minutes. Let cool slightly slowly add into food Processor add cream slowly into each batch you are processing pour into bowls and serve hot.
4cupssweet cornabout 3 ears, kernels cut from the cob
1lbfresh lump crab meat
1cuphalf and half
fresh ground black pepper
In a large Dutch oven, heat oil and butter over medium heat. Add onion, celery, carrots, and sauté 5-7 minutes or until soft. Deglaze with the wine.
Add bay leaf, Old Bay seasoning, salt, black pepper, to taste, and chicken stock. Bring the mixture to a simmer and cook partially covered over medium heat for 10 minutes.
Discard bay leaf, transfer 2 cups of chowder to a food processor or blender, and purée until smooth. Stir the mixture back into the pot. Add corn, crab meat, half and half, and cook uncovered just until corn is tender, about 7-10 minutes. Make sure the chowder is not at a rapid boil at this point or the half and half will separate. If need to, reduce heat to medium/low.
Stir in chopped parsley and if desired, serve with sprinkle of Old Bay seasoning.
Over the past few months, I have enjoyed cooking with my 360 Cookware and for this show, I am going to showcase their Gourmet Slow Cooker Base –with the 6-quart pan. Now, if you don’t have this, please note that you can combine the ingredients in a roasting pan or even a slow cooker, but I have to say, this pot was so easy to use, and clean up was a breeze.
If you are interested in purchasing any of 360 cookware visit their website and use the Code KR-20, to get a special discount! Enjoy the show.
Please note: These instructions are for the 360 Gourmet Slow cooker with a 6-quart pan. Do NOT put your crockpot on a burner. If you are using a Dutch oven, you can follow these instructions but either finish in the crockpot or stovetop set to medium low for 45 min.
Preheat unit on range top heating unit over medium heat for two minutes. Melt butter.
Add onions and sauté for 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with flour. Add beef broth and water. Mix well
Place unit on base and simmer, covered at Setting #4 for 1 ½ to 2 hours. Keep warm at Setting @1. To serve, add croutons and sprinkle with Cheese.
Preheat oven to 350°. Grease and flour a 9 x 13 pan.
Place 1 ½ tablespoons lemon juice in a measuring cup. Top to 1 ½ cups with milk. Set aside.
Mix together mashed banana with 1 tablespoon lemon juice, set aside.
Beat together butter, brown, and granulated sugar until combined. Add in eggs one at a time and vanilla. Mix on high until light and fluffy. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl. Alternate adding flour mixture and milk to egg mixture stirring just until combined. (Do not overmix). Fold in mashed bananas. Pour into greased pan. Put into the oven and reduce heat to 300 degrees. Bake 60 – 70 minutes (see note below) or just until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean (do not overbake). Remove from oven and place in the freezer for 45 minutes to make the cake extra moist. Cool completely before frosting.
3 to 3 ½lbsbeef roast, chuck round or rumpMarinated in 1 cup of red wine
½ to 1lbmushrooms
½packet onion soup mix
Place roast in the 6-quart pan. Sprinkle with seasoned salt. Pepper and onion soup mix or sliced onion, if desired. Add all ingredients. (Do not add water).
Cover unit and place on the Slow cooker base. Simmer at Setting #4 for 2 1/2 to 3 hours or at Setting #2 for 7 to 10 hours or until roast is well-done and tender. Meat juices may be used for gravy Keep warm for serving at Setting #1.
In large bowl, combine ground chuck. Veal, pork, breadcrumbs, garlic, salt, pepper, eggs, milk, basil and parsley. Mix well. With moistened hands, shape mixture into meatballs, 1 1/2 inches in diameter. Reheat unit on range top, heating unit over medium heat for 2 minutes. Sauté meatballs Just enough to cover bottom of pot) until evenly browned Remove as they brown. To prepare spaghetti sauce, sauté onion and garlic in hot meat drippings in unit on range top over medium-low heat until golden (about 4 minutes). To onion mixture, add tomatoes, tomato paste, oregano, salt, pepper, basil, sugar, parsley and water. Stir and bring to a boil on range top over medium heat (about 10 minutes) Remove from heat Place browned meatballs in sauce on Gourmet Slow Cooker base. Simmer, covered, at Setting #3 for 5 to 6 hours. Stir occasionally; keep warm for serving at Setting #2. Serve over cooked spaghetti. Garnish with grated Parmesan cheese.
Once again I had a great time cooking with my pastor, Father Umberg. This time we are preparing an Italian Sausage with Broccolini and Pasta along with some grilled vegetables and a refreshing cucumber & onion salad. If you have trouble finding broccolini you can substitute broccoli. Enjoy.
Add two thinly Sliced Cucumbers to Bowl add chopped onion, add water and vinegar,
Sprinkle sugar or Splenda on the cucumber and onion salad add salt and pepper and sprinkle with dill weed. Use salad tong and mix the cucumber and onion mixture. Cover with Saran wrap and refrigerate for 2 hours.
Slice all the zucchini and Yellow Squash in ¼ inch slices, cut tomatoes in half and seed them, in a small bowl add olive oil and minced garlic then use a pastry brush the tomatoes and zucchini with olive oil and garlic mixture. Take them out to the grill or do on top of stove if you have a grill. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on both sides.
In a Large Mixing bowl whip together the half and half, milk sugar and vanilla until well blended.
The pour the mixture into 1 quart I used a one gallon bag Squeeze air out of bag and seal. Then in another bag add 1/3 full of ice add the other bag with liquid mixture then start adding salt and ice until the bag with ice and salt is filled I did not have to use all of the ice and salt . Seal and close.
Shake bag for ten minutes we had multiple people shake it. After 10 minutes it will no longer be a liquid.
Solid cream mixture rest covered with ice another 5 minutes. We put the ice cream bag in the freezer, while we made the microwaveable cakes to serve the ice cream.
In a large saucepan, cook beef green pepper and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, drain. Stir in tomato sauce and tomato juice, water, chili powder, oregano, paprika, cumin and salt.
Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, simmer uncovered for 45 minutes or to desired thickness. Yield 2 to 3 portions.
Grind this until this becomes a fine powder it will make about one cup of powder.
Add all wet ingredients and mix well, then add all dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix well until all lumps are out then pour mixture into a greased 9×13 pan. Bake at 375 for 35 to 40 minutes check after 30 minutes with a toothpick if it comes out clean take it out of the oven.
You are never to old to learn, which is what I was doing for some of the recipes for this show. Thankfully, I have many friends in the Hispanic community who helped me learn to make the Tamales. So, join me in learning how to make a Mexican dinner.
Place oil & rice in a skillet and stir until a golden brown. Drain off some of the excess oil. Add cumin, water, onions, and carrots. Cover & cook with a tight-fitting lid (about 15 minutes). Add English peas and cover and cook another 5 minutes or until all of water is consumed.
1Head Red and Green Lettuceoptional Mixed lettuce rinsed, dried and torn
3-4cocktail tomatoescut in quarters
1English cucumberseeded and chopped
¼large red onionthinly sliced- spread apart
1miniature red pepperchopped (optional)
1miniature Yellow pepperchopped (optional)
1/2cupblack olivescut in half
Zest of one limeoptional
Chop or tear lettuce and put into the salad bowl,
Slice tomatoes in quarters add to salad, slice onion in thin strips add to the bowl,
Chop cilantro finely and add to salad. Cut olives in half, add seed peppers finely chopped, and add to the salad. Save the Feta cheese until serving.
To make the dressing, zest, and juice one lime. Add to a small bowl or small jar. Add the olive oil, cumin, black pepper, and sea salt. Mix well or shake the jar to mix. Refrigerate both dressing and salad unless you are serving immediately.
Once you are ready to serve, pour salad dressing over the salad mix. Top with the Feta cheese and serve.
Soak Ancho’s in a pot of water for 6-8 hours. Drain remove seeds and stems but reserve the liquid. Process the drained peppers in a blender with some of the liquid. Using a seive pour the mixture through the strainer and set aside.
Step 2: Meat
For this recipe, we will be using a hotpot to save time, however, you can use a crockpot or large pan and roast in the oven.
Add the pork, onions, salt/pepper, and water/stock to your hotpot. Set your temperature according to the manufacturer’s instructions for cooking pork shoulder.
Once the pork is done, remove from the liquid and either shred or cut into small pieces.
Next, in a large skillet, add cumin, the oil, minced garlic, (please note that I didn’t use garlic because of my allergy.), and meat. Once the garlic has cooked a few minutes, pour half of the Ancho mixture over the meat. Set it aside.
Step 3: Corn Shucks
Soak shucks in hot water.
Step 4: Masa Dough
Mix masa & grits with enough the pepper liquid & meat juice to be like a pie dough.
Step 5: Assemble and Cook
Spread masa-grit mixture on corn shucks. Then spoon some meat mixture on shucks. Roll shucks, folding bottom. Then place in a steamer on the rack (you can use a colander). Put the plate upside down at the bottom of a large roasting pan. Cook 30 to 40 minutes, until shucks loosen easily from tamale.
1Lg onion – cut into 8 pieces but with root end intact.
2tspTabasco sauceor more to taste
Aluminum FoilAlt – 4 precut Aluminum foil
Lay the Aluminum foil on a flat surface and put one cabbage wedge sprinkle lightly with Tabasco, salt and pepper, a pat of butter, and drizzle lightly with olive oil. Repeat on the other side. Next, put two pieces of the onion and close the foil packet. Repeat three more times and place it on the grill. Ready in 25 minutes turning once. Serve with Chicken and Cooked Kale.
Put the chicken in a deep dish. In a small bowl or measuring cup add Soy Sauce, minced garlic, pepper, Olive Oil, and White Vinegar. Stir marinade and pour over chicken. Cover with Saran Wrap and refrigerate for 8 hours or overnight. Turn the Chicken Breast at least once during the process so the marinade is absorbed into the chicken breast.
Grill on outside grill or stovetop Grill if breast are medium size 5 minutes on each side check to make sure that they are thoroughly done by cutting into them and if red juice come out keep them on for another minute or so. Put on serving plate and serve with Cabbage Wedges and Sautéed Kale.
2bunchesFresh Kale – cut off stems –Chop KaleMay also use 1 large bag of baby kale
2Tbspof Virgin Olive oil
1tspof Crushed Red Pepper
2Clovesgarlic – mincedAbout 1 Tbsp
In a large pan, bring the water to a boil. Once it is at a boil, add 1 tsp salt and the chopped kale. Blanch the kale for about 3 minutes and drain. Kale should look bright Green.
Heat a Sauté pan on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and minced garlic until fragrant but not browned. Next, add kale and crushed red pepper. Add pepper and salt to taste. Sauté the kale for about 3 or 4 minutes moving it around turn the stove off. Put into a Serving Bowl.
1qtr pkgFresh Strawberries – cut in halfreserve two (2 strawberries for garnish)
1qtr pkgFresh Blueberries
16ozcontainer Light Cool Whip
Cut up cake into squares – Use large Trifle Container or glass bowl.
Place a layer of cake in the bottom of the dish, sprinkle sherry over the first layer, and then add strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries. Then add three large spoonsful of Cool whip on top of the berries and cake.
Repeat till you have at least three (3) or four (4) layers. Then at the top use one or two Strawberries on top of the top layer. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving.
On today’s show, I have a real treat for you. First I will be making Gazpacho soup. This is one of my favorite things to make on a hot summer’s day because it is fast, easy, and since there is no cooking, the kitchen stays cool.
Next, I get to make pineapple upside-down cake with my 360 saute pan. Lastly, we will be making Chocolate, Chocolate chip ice cream with my grandaughter, Cassie who is visiting from New Orleans.
2cucumbersseeded and chopped (I used English Cucumbers)
1yellow mini sweet Pepper – chopped
3red Mini sweet Peppers – chopped
½small red onion or ¼ of large red onion
¼cupWhite wine vinegar
Juice one lemon
2stalks celery chopped
2teaspoonsground black pepper
1 ½teaspoonof Kosher salt
If you have a large food processor add all your fresh ingredients and lemon juice and Tomato Juice If not do it in the processing it in stages. And Process them in the Food Processor until chunky if you like it that way but if not grind it longer to have a smoother consistency.
In a Mixing bowl, whisk together the milk, cocoa powder, and sugar. Whisk until the sugar and cocoa completely dissolve.
In another large bowl, beat the heavy cream until it forms stiff peaks then mix in the vanilla. Fold the cocoa powder mixture into the whipped cream until all cocoa mixture is incorporated. Store mixture in the in refrigerator for about 20 minutes. Then pour mixture into the cold canister follow the directions for your ice cream maker. Once the ice cream is complete, place the mixture in a covered container to chill in the freezer. Once it is set, enjoy!
*Directions for ice cream makers vary, so please follow the directions for your machine.
If you are using the old fashion type of ice cream maker, you will also need rock salt and lots of ice (3-4 gallons of ice). I froze my canister for 30 minutes to an hour before use.However, this recipe works well will most ice cream makers. Just remember to follow the instructions provided with your type of ice cream maker.
120 oz canPineapple Rings or can crushed pineappledrained, reserve juice
1box Yellow Cake mix
1cuppineapple juice plus water
Using a 360 Sauté pan or similar heavy pan, melt the butter over medium-high heat. Once the butter is melted, add the brown sugar, and let it dissolve completely. Next, add the pineapple rings or crushed pineapple and simmer until lightly caramelized.
While the pineapple is caramelizing, mix the cake mix with the eggs and liquid (Reserved juice and water).
Once the pineapple mixture is ready, poured the cake mix into the Sauté pan on low heat for 45 to 60 minutes. Let it cool and then take a plate put it on the top of the Pan and invert it.
Add Whip cream and maraschino cherries to the top of the Pineapple Upside Down Cake to complete it.