A simple recipe for a cauliflower side or main dish.
Dash of Pepper
½cupPine River Pepper Jack Cheese
Cook whole Cauliflower for 20 to 30 minutes or break up in large flower heads, drain
Put into greased casserole. Melt butter, stir in flower salt and pepper. Add milk slowly and cook until thicken, like gravy. Slowly stir in pepper cheese until melted. Pour over the top of the Cauliflower . Can add crushed cornflakes, dried onions or fresh sliced scallions for color and texture to the top. Bake 375 for 25 minutes
Brown bacon and sausage together until nicely browned. Add onion until translucent about two minutes, then add minced garlic. Stir in the chicken broth, pepper and sliced potatoes, bringing to boil. Cook until potatoes are soft, 10 to 15 minute. Gently add half and half, fold in Asiago cheese until melted. Stir in the kale or spinach cook until wilted. Serve in soup bowls.
Kathryn shares some favorite snacks and appetizers that are fun, simple, and light. Later she is joined by her friend, Marty Schultes who helps her prepare a couple more recipes for light party fare.
First up Kathryn starts with her pita rounds topped with ham, banana peppers, and shredded mozzarella. Next, Kathryn makes a Sundried Tomato Spread, great for serving with vegies or toasted baguettes. In this episode, she serves them with crackers. Lastly, Kathryn makes a spicy popcorn snack with pretzels and peanuts.
In the second half of the show, Kathryn is joined by her dear friend Marty Schultes and together they prepare some Honey Orange glazed Meatballs. Finally, Kathryn and Marty prepare some Sweet Pepper Bruschetta made from mini sweet peppers.
All the recipes from this episode are below the video. Enjoy!
2lbsground porkSubstitute, Ground meat of any kind
1cupPlain Bread crumbs or PankoOriginal, not seasoned
½tspground fresh Black PepperI prefer Lemon Pepper
2TbspVirgin Olive oil
½cupfresh orange juice
Garnish with green onions, chives, chopped parsley or basil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees
In large bowl, mix together meat, bread crumbs, egg, salt onion powder and pepper
Using a small (Tbsp) scoop, shape mixture into 24 to 30 Balls.
In a large skillet or brown over medium heat – we use an electric skillet to brown our meatballs
For this recipe cook half of the meatballs and then the remaining ones.
Cook for about 3 to 4 minutes until browned.
Using a slotted spoon transfer the meatballs onto a cookie sheet and place in oven for 8 minutes.
While meatballs are cooking in the same pan add honey and orange juice and cook over medium heat stirring frequently until thickened. About 3 to 4 minutes. Turn the skillet off if electric. Remove pan from heat if its on the stove Take meatballs out of oven and add the meatballs to skillet; stir until coated in glaze. Using a slotted spoon arrange on dish and garnish with Green onion, basil or parsley.
Saute onion, garlic and meat in pan, stirring frequently until browned. Add sugar, 1 tablespoon salt, basil, fennel, pepper, and half of parsley; mix well.
Add tomatoes, tomato paste, and ½ cup water mashing tomatoes with a wooden spoon. Bring to boiling; reduce heat; simmer, covered and stirring occasionally, until thick 1 ½ hours. In a kettle bring 3 quarts of water and l tablespoon salt to boiling. Add lasagna, 2 or 3 at a time. Return to boiling, boil uncovered and stirring occasionally about 10 minutes. Drain in a colander. Preheat oven to 3750. In a medium bowl, combine ricotta, egg, remaining parsley, and salt; mix well. In the bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish, spoon 1 ½ cups sauce. Layer with 6 lasagna noodles, lengthwise and overlapping, to cover. Spread with half of the ricotta mixture, top with a third of mozzarella. Spoon I ½ sauce over cheese; sprinkle with ¼ Parmesan. Repeat layering, starting with 6 lasagna noodles and ending with 1 1/2 cups sauce sprinkled with parmesan. Spread with remaining sauce; top with rest of mozzarella and parmesan. Cover with foil, tucking around the edge. Bake 25 minutes· remove foil· bake uncovered 25 minutes longer, or until bubbly. Cool 15 minutes before serving.
In a small skillet pour the olive oil and heat up till hot then add your orange zest
Spread the zest around the skillet let boil for a few seconds and turn off heat add sugar, salt, and Balsamic Vinegar. Let it cool to room temperature then add the pecans and craisins.
Put the Arugula in a bowl add dressing mix well and serve or refrigerate for 30 min.
1medium head Red CabbageSlice cabbage 2-inch strips and 1/4-inch width
1medium applepeeled and chopped
1/3cupDark Malt Vinegar
1/3cupBlackberry Jelly, Jam, or Preserves
Sauté chopped onions in Butter and olive oil.
Then add shredded cabbage stir with the sauté onions. Add vinegar, water, salt, pepper, and cloves. Mix in chopped apples. Cover and Simmer half an hour. After simmering whisk in jelly/preserves. Finally, Put in Serving Dish serve with Sauerbraten over noodles.
10-12 ozbagFresh Brussel SproutsCleaned and quartered
1TbspInstant Onion Flakes
In a large frying pan melt the butter and add oil and heat on low add the Brussel sprouts to the melted butter and oil and coat the sprouts. Add instant onion add Cayenne pepper to the mixture and simmer for 10 minutes then add ¼ cup of water then they will get a little brown and crunchy add salt and then Hoisin Sauce coat the Brussel Sprouts and cook for 1 minute on low.
2cupswhole-wheat breadFresh from the bakery section, remove crust, tear into bite size pieces
2cupsEnglish cucumberchopped seeded
4large tomatillos (About 1 lb)husks removed, rinsed and quartered
1lbMedium shrimppeeled and deveined
Combine yogurt, 3 tablespoons oil, and juice in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in poblano, green onions, and bread; let stand 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Place yogurt mixture in a blender with cucumber, sugar, salt, black pepper, and tomatillos; blend until smooth.
Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high. Add shrimp to pan; cook about 2-3 minutes per side. Place 1¾ cups cucumber mixture in each of 4 bowls; top evenly with shrimp. Add Parsley leaf to decorate.
Serve with Asian Salad and Brown Rice
375 Calories per serving
Course: Main Dish
4skinlessboneless chicken breasts
1/2cupTeriyaki SauceSee recipe below
1cupsoy sauce low sodium
2tbspwhite rice vinegarunsweetened
3tspminced garlic -optional
2Tbsp cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp. water
2Tbspolive oilfor grill/cast iron pan
2Tbsp cornstarch mix with 2 tbsp. water
Place chicken into a ziplock bag and pour marinade over it. Seal and distribute marinade until all chicken is coated. Marinade at least 30 min.
Next, add olive oil to pan on medium high heat. Heat oil until hot but not smoking. Pat chicken dry with a paper towel and place in hot pan. Cook chicken until 160 degrees and remove from heat. Cover and rest chicken until it reaches 165 degrees. When ready to serve, drizzle with remaining Teriakyi sauce and serve with brown rice or Quinoa.
Combine all ingredients (except cornstarch) in a blender and pulse until combined. Use 1/2 cup for the marinade. Pour remaining blended ingredients into a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Once the sauce begins to boil, immediately reduce to simmer. Mix cornstarch and water and add to sauce, stirring constantly until it thickens (about one minute).
375 Calories per servingServe with Brown Rice, cooked according to directions.
10ozfrozen mixed vegetables (carrotscorn, peas, green beans,) or use fresh
1cupfat-free beef broth
1tsprosemary(Dried or fresh)
1tspthyme leaves(Dried or fresh)
kosher salt and pepperSeason to Taste
kosher salt and pepper
Boil potatoes in a medium pot of salted water until cooked and soft.
Drain and mash with chicken broth, sour cream, 1/2 tsp salt, and pepper, set aside.
Preheat oven to 400°F.
In a large sauté pan brown meat over medium to high heat, breaking the meat up with a wooden spoon as it cooks. Season with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper to taste. I drained the liquid off and used a fork to break it up more.
When cooked, set aside on a plate.
Add the oil, onion, mushrooms, and celery and sauté on medium heat about 5 to 7 minutes, until the vegetables are tender.
Add the flour, frozen or fresh vegetables, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, thyme, cooked meat and mix well. Simmer on low about 8-10 minutes.
Spread the meat on the bottom of casserole dish. Top with mashed potatoes and sprinkle with paprika. ( I added a sprinkle of Cheese to the topping)
Bake 20 to 25 minutes, then place under the broiler 1 to 2 minutes until the potatoes turn golden.
Remove from oven and let it cool 5-10 minutes before serving.
Serving Size: 1/6th of pieAmount Per Serving:
Calories: 275 calories
Total Fat: 7g
2Tbspheavy cream(you may use a little more for consistency)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Cook sausages in medium saucepan or skillet until they are browned and cooked thoroughly.
In the same pan add butter, olive oil, and onions, cook for 3-5m minutes until their lucent.
Add Chicken stock and red wine and cook for another 3-4 minutes until reduced. Add Heavy Cream and cook another minute or two. Season with Salt and Pepper.
Cook cauliflower until tender. Mash* and add butter and cheese whip till you have the consistency of Mashed Potatoes. Fold in Cheese.
*Add hot cooked cauliflower to a food processor. Add butter and cream and pulse until the consistency of mashed potatoes. Pour into serving bowl and fold in cheese.
Plate the Sausage and onions and the gravy add ½ cups Mashed Cauliflower to the plate and serve. Garnish with Parsley.
Nutrition Per Serving
Fat 31 g
Protein 15 g
3.5ozIrish/Scottish steel cut/pinhead oats(Divided: 1/3 cup and 1/4 cup) Toasted
1/3cupScotch whisky (I used Glenfiddich (or use a top quality brand)
3Tbsporganic raw honeyDivided
2cupsorganic heavy whipping creamit’s important to use good quality whipping cream
4Whiskey Glasses or Dessert Glasses
The night before you want to make the dessert, toast 1/3 cup (2 oz) of the oats in a cast iron or very heavy pan until very lightly browned- this won’t take long, so keep a close eye, as you don’t want burnt oats. Next, put these oats in a bowl and cover with 1/3 cup (3 oz) of whiskey. Cover and let stand overnight to soak.
Oats and Berries
When you are ready to make the Cranachan, toast the second batch (1/4 cup) of oats, exactly the same as you did the first ones. Remove from heat and set aside to cool.
Now, choose a few choice raspberries to decorate the tops and set them aside.
Crush the rest of the raspberries in a bowl, with a spatula or fork, (just a bit, we’re not making jam) 🙂
This is the part that is different: sprinkle the raspberries with 2 teaspoons of sugar, 1 tablespoon of honey and 1 tablespoon of whisky. Mix well and set aside.
Whip the cream until it starts to thicken, then add the other 2 tablespoons of honey, and 2 tablespoons of the whiskey. Continue to whip until stiff peaks form. Next, gently fold in the whiskey-soaked oats.
At this point, we are ready to assemble the dessert. I would recommend doing this relatively close to serving time as the dessert will taste better fresh (if possible, don’t make it in the morning to serve for dinner).
1 1/2cupsEnglish Cucumberschopped and seeds removed
1lbGround Turkey or Ground Chicken
1cupmatchstick carrots(You can also coarse grate the carrots)
2Tbsp Fresh Mint, Parsley, or Cilantro
1/4cupchopped roasted peanuts(unsalted are best)
Combine 2 tablespoons oil, soy sauce, sugar, and vinegar in a bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Heat remaining 1 Tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Turkey or chicken and cook for 7 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring to crumble. Add 1/4 cup soy sauce mixture; cook 4 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.
Place about 3 Tablespoons Turkey or chicken mixture in each lettuce leaf; top evenly with cucumber, carrot. Drizzle evenly with remaining soy sauce mixture. Sprinkle with mint, parsley, or cilantro. Top with chopped peanuts.
Calories 426 Fat 20g Protein 32g Carb 24 g Fiber 7 g Sugars 13 g Potassium 45%DV Sodium 538mg
1/2tspDried BasilSubstitute: 1/2 cup fresh chopped basil
1/4tspdried Oreganoyou can use fresh oregano –chopped
1/4tspcoarsely ground pepper
In a large saucepan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add onion and celery; cook and stir 2-4 minutes or until tender. Add remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat; simmer, uncovered, 10 minutes to allow flavors to blend.
Puree the soup using an immersion blender. If you are using a regular blender, make sure the opening on top is open and cover with a dish towel.
Top with croutons, day-old bread cut up into cubes (French bread). Serve in small bowls.
You can freeze the soup, as well, just make sure it is completely cool before freezing.
Serving size, 1 1/4 cups, is 76 calories2g fat
627 mg sodium
13g carbs (9g sugars, 4 g fiber)
18 inch Rounded Rye or Wheat Bread – Cut off the top of the round bread and scoop out the Breadthe center as you are using this as a serving bowl for the soup.
Melt butter in a large pot or skillet set over medium heat. Add flour and whisk until smooth. Cook 2-3.
Add broth, beer and stir until thick. Next, add Cayenne and Black pepper, ground mustard, and Worchester sauce.
Once all is combined, stir in the cheeses. Continue cooking until cheese is melted.
Reduce heat and simmer 10 min.
Serve in a Bread Bowl. Will serve 2 to 5 people.
Rather than getting one round loaf, purchase smaller bread bowls and serve individually.
6ozbulk pork, turkey or Chicken SausageLinks can be used, just cut out of the skins.
1/2cuppanko bread crumbsJapanese
2 1/2Tbspthinly sliced green onionsdivided
32oz cartonreduced-sodium chicken broth
1Tbspreduced-sodium soy sauce
1bunchbaby bok choycoarsely chopped, (optional - 2 cups fresh spinach)
1cupuncooked extra-wide egg noodles
1/2cupFresh Basilcoarsely chopped
cup½coarsely chopped fresh basil
Combine sausage, bread crumbs, egg, and 2 Tbsp. green onion; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into ¾-inch balls.
In a large saucepan, bring the chicken broth and soy sauce to a boil. Carefully drop meatballs into soup. Stir in the bok choy (or spinach), celery, and noodles; return to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until the meatballs are cooked through and noodles are tender, 10-12 minutes. Stir in basil and remaining green onions; remove from heat and serve delicious!
Nutrition 1 cup:
13g fat ( 4g sat. fat)
15g carb. (2g sugars, l g fiber)
powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream
Optional garnish: powdered sugarfresh mint sprigs, and whipped cream
Preheat oven to 350° F.
In a large sauté pan on medium-high heat, sauté apples in butter for 6–8 minutes. Stir in cinnamon, nutmeg and brown sugar. Cook for an additional 3–4 minutes. In a small cup, mix cornstarch and vanilla extract until dissolved. Stir into apple mixture and cook for an additional two minutes on medium-high heat.
Turn off heat and set mixture aside.
Phyllo dough pastries:
Lightly grease a large 6-muffin tin pan.
Starting with the first sheet of phyllo dough, brush each side with melted butter then dust with the powdered sugar and cinnamon mix. Continue until all 6 sheets have been buttered and dusted with sugar and cinnamon mix, stacking one sheet on top of the other as you go.
Cut each stack into 6 squares. Line the bottom and sides of each muffin cup using one stack of squares, leaving some of the squares hanging over the edges of the muffin cups.
Fill each phyllo-lined muffin cup halfway to three-quarters full with the apple mixture (this will depend on how big the apples are cut), making sure each phyllo-lined muffin cup has equal amounts of apple mixture.
Fold excess phyllo dough over the apples in each muffin cup.
Bake in preheated oven at 350° F for 8–10 minutes or until golden brown.
Optional: Garnish with powdered sugar, fresh mint sprigs and/or whipped cream.
Dry Rubbed Turkey Wings – by Chef McCargo’s Receipe
7whole turkey wings
Chef McCargo’s Barbecue Spice Rub:
1cuppacked dark brown sugar
1teaspoonred pepper flakes
2teaspoonsdehydrated onion flakes
2teaspoonsdark chili powder
14tablespoonslow-sodium barbecue sauce2 Tbsp per wing
Preheat oven to 375° F.
Spice Rub Directions:
In a small bowl mix, brown sugar, black packed dark brown sugar, black pepper, red pepper flakes, smoked paprika, granulated garlic, dehydrated onion flakes, chili powder.
Pat wings dry and pierce with fork on both sides. Rub wings liberally with spice rub, saving 1 tablespoon for later. Place wings on baking sheet tray and bake wrapped in foil for 30 minutes. Remove wings from oven and discard foil, flip over and cook for an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle rest of seasoning on wings and flip back over. Turn off oven and let wings sit in oven for 15 minutes,
Roast Pork Loin With Sweet and Tart Apple Stuffing
Course: Main Dish
Cherry Marmalade Glaze:
½cupsugar-free orange marmalade
2cupspacked cubed Hawaiian rollsor any white bread
½cupfinely diced Granny SmithMacintosh or Honey Crisp apple
2tablespoonsfinely diced onions
2tablespoonsfinely diced celery
1tablespoonfresh thyme or ½ teaspoon dried thyme
½cuplow-sodium chicken stock
Roast Pork Loin:
1poundHormel® natural boneless pork loin
2 18-inch piecesbutcher twine
Cherry Marmalade Glaze:
Mix all glaze ingredients in a small saucepan over medium-high heat until marmalade is melted and starts to simmer. Turn off heat and set aside.
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Sauté all ingredients in canola oil except for chicken stock for 2–3 minutes in large sauté pan over medium-high heat. Slowly add chicken stock until moist, but not too wet. (You may not need it all, depending on how much juice is released from the apples during cooking.)
Remove from heat and chill to room temperature.
Pork Loin Directions:
Meanwhile, cut five slits about 1 inch apart along the length of the loin, forming several pockets. Stuff each pocket with about 2 tablespoons of stuffing (there should be a little left over). Tie one long piece of twine around the length of the loin and tie additional twine across the shorter length as needed to keep the stuffing in place.
Place remaining stuffing on a baking sheet tray, place tied stuffed pork on top and bake for 45 minutes at 400° F or until you reach an internal temperature of 160° F.
Spoon on the dried cherry marmalade glaze, shut oven heat off and let rest in oven for 10–15 minutes. Remove pork loin, slice into portions then serve.
Mix lemon juice, lemon zest, ¼ cup olive oil, cheese, rosemary, pepper, oregano and red pepper flakes in a large bowl.
Pasta and Vegetables
Cook orzo pasta according to box directions, drain and let sit. (Do not rinse.) Sauté peppers, onions, and zucchini on medium-high heat with 2 tablespoons of oil in large pan until translucent. Add sautéed vegetables and orzo pasta into the large bowl and fold gently until well mixed. Pour lemon mixture over pasta and vegetables. Mix gently.
Serve at room temperature or cold.
3tablespoonschives or any other herbfresh or dry to taste
nonstick cooking spray or parchment paper
Preheat oven to 400° F.
Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Then mix in mayonnaise with a fork until the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. In a small bowl, combine milk and herbs, and add to the flour mixture. Stir until combined.
Kathryn loves international cuisines and in this show, enjoys preparing Filipino delights with her friend and fellow chef, Marie Dunaway. Enjoy these episodes where they prepare Green Mango Salsa, Green Mango shakes, Beef bone marrow soup (Bulalo), and lastly, Buko Pandan.
2beef bones (or oxtail bone marrow)cut to expose marrow
1lbbeef shank with meat
1Vidalia or white onionQuartered
2corn cobscut into 2 inches
1pear squash (chayote)peeled and cubed
1bunchbok choy (baby or normal)separated
1Napa cabbagecut into bite sized pieces
2tablespoonsfish sauce (patis)
1. Boil bone marrow bones and beef shank in a pressure cooker for about 1-1/2 hours or less with a pressure cooker (until the meat is tender and bone marrow is no longer red)
2. Skim off the scum as it floats toward the top. Carefully take out the bones and meat with a wide strainer spoon.
3. Strain the broth for a clearer soup base. Some would discard the broth and start over with fresh water and add beef flavoring. Combine the strained broth with the bones and beef in a deep skillet and add onion, garlic, and peppercorns.
4. Bring back to a boil and skim off excess fat as it accumulates, however, leave some for the flavor.
5. Reduce heat to low. Add corn cobs and chayote. Simmer until corn is done and chayote is tender.
6. Add salt/pepper/fish sauce to taste. 7. Add the bok choy and napa cabbage last to keep it bright green but cooked enough for serving. 8. Serve over hot rice.
1 - 1/2cupbuko strips or coconut gel (nata de coco)
6drops pandan flavor
Vanilla ice cream
1. Dissolve gelatin powder in coconut juice. Add pandan flavoring and stir.
2. Heat saucepan and boil mixture, stirring continuously.
3. Transfer to a mold and chill in fridge till firm.
4. Combine condensed milk, table cream, tapioca pearls, and coconut gel/strips and mix well.
5. Thicken in the fridge.
6. Slice up gel into cubes then toss with cream mixture.
7. Serve in dessert cups/bowls and top each with vanilla ice cream.
Enjoy on a hot summer's day!
The Chef You and I show with host Kathryn Raaker as she welcomes two young chefs, Anabelle and Ady. They share their favorite recipes: Omelet Muffins, Spinach Balls, Strawberry Muffins, Kale chips and Berry Crisp with ice cream.
2 1/2cupsfresh strawberriessliced and slightly mashed
Preheat oven to 425°
Combine dry ingredients in large mixing bowl. In a small bowl, combine eggs and oil. Stir strawberries into egg mixture. Blend in flour mixture until thoroughly combined, but do not over beat. Spoon into greased muffin tins until nearly full.
Bake at 425° for 5 minutes then reduce heat to 350° and bake an additional 15-19 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.