Kathryn and her friend, Marty, prepare some favorite Irish dishes. 

I love holiday cooking and so enjoy cooking with my friend and fellow chef, Marty Schultz. Join us and we prepare a meal for St. Patrick’s Day.

Colcannon Potatoes

Colcannon Potatoes is an Irish peasant dish assembled from leftovers, It is traditionally served on St. Patrick's Day and Halloween but are also enjoyed throughout the year. The name Colcannon comes from the Gaelic word for white-headed cabbage, an essential ingredient in the tasty mash along with potatoes, cream, butter, and sautéed leeks or onions.
Servings: 8

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 lbs red potatoes unpeeled, quartered
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 Stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 4 bacon slices cut into 1/2-inch dice
  • 4 large shallots thinly sliced
  • 1 large leek Halved and sliced
  • 1 bunch curly kale (about 3/4 lb) stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 1 small head cabbage about 1 lb., cored and coarsely chopped

Instructions

Leeks Preparation

  • Leeks must be thoroughly washed. Best way I've found is to cut legthwise and in half moons. Put this all in a bowl of water, swish, and drain in a colender. Repeat this until no sand is visible.
  • Put the potatoes in a large pot, add water to cover the potatoes by 2 inches and generously salt the water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce the heat to medium and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 12 minutes. Drain well in a colander.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan over low heat, combine the butter and milk and heat until the butter melts and the mixture is hot, 6 to 8 minutes. Use a Potato Masher and smash potatoes down. Fold in the milk mixture in two additions. Season with salt and pepper. Cover the bowl with aluminum foil and set over a large saucepan of barely simmering water to keep warm.
  • In a skillet or Dutch oven add the bacon and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned and crisp, about 5 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the bacon to a paper towel-lined plate. Set aside. Pour off all but 3 Tbs. of the fat from the pot. Return the pot to medium heat, add the shallots and leek and cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the kale and toss just until wilted but still bright green, about 3 minutes. Add the cabbage and toss until tender-crisp, 6 to 7minutes. Crumble the bacon, and season with salt and pepper. Stir the potatoes into the cabbage, kale, leeks and shallot mixture and serve warm.

Notes

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St Patrick Day Cake The Chef You and I
Finishing off our meal with a simple Bundt cake with green sprinkles.

Showcasing products from Mountain Waffles and SkipKenny BBQ, Kathryn makes some sandwiches sure to please most palettes. 

Chicken Avocado Wafflewich

This recipe comes from Mountain Waffle Company and they get a lot of “thank you’s” with this Wafflewich because it is simple and simply delicious. Between two warm Mountain Waffle Co., Liege Butter Waffles is a breaded chicken cutlet with lettuce and tomato. A spread of honey mustard is the perfect condiment. Get a bit healthy and add some slices of avocado or add some cheddar cheese (or make it even bolder with a schmear of Pimiento cheese.

Ingredients

  • Butter Liege Mountain Waffles Heat up before assembly
  • 1 Firm Avocado
  • 1 Tomato
  • Green Leaf Lettuce
  • 1 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Strips
  • Flour
  • 1 Egg whisked
  • Italian or Panko Breadcrumbs
  • Canola or Vegetable Oil
  • Cheddar or Pimiento Cheese Optional
  • Honey Mustard Optional

Instructions

Chicken Cutlet Preparation

  • Pound a couple of chicken strips to about 1/4 inch. Dredge in flour, then into an egg bath of beaded eggs, and finally into either Italian bread crumbs or Panko bread crumbs. Heat two tablespoons of canola or vegetable oil to medium-high heat. Fry the cutlets in the oil (be sure to cook through, no pink!) and place on paper towel to remove excess oil. If you are going to use cheese we like to put it on the cutlet once you turn it over, so the cheese softens and melts. Then just put it together and enjoy!

Kathryn’s Favorite Chicken Salad

Ingredients

Chicken Salad

  • 2 cups cooked chicken (diced, I used a Roasted Chicken from the store
  • 2 small Gala apples peeled and diced
  • 3 stems celery Diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • 1 dash salt, pepper, Dried Parsley, onion powder Season to taste
  • ¼ Sweet onion small diced
  • 6 leaves Romaine or Leaf Lettuce for serving

Salad Dressing

  • ¼ cup Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 cup water
  • 1 ½ tsp honey
  • ½ tsp Dijon Mustard

Chicken Salad Sandwich

  • 2 cups cooked chicken diced (I used a rotisserie Chicken)
  • 2 small Gala apples Peeled and diced
  • 3 celery stems diced
  • 1/4 cup raisins
  • ¼ cup pecans chopped
  • ¼ tsp season salt
  • ¼ sweet onion finely diced

Chicken Salad Dressing (Sandwich)

  • 3 Tbsp Mayonaise or Miricle Whip
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Sweet Pickle Relish

Instructions

Chicken Salad (Over Lettuce)

  • Combine chicken, apples, celery, raisings, pecans, and onion. Mix well. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, and onion powder. Plate on the lettuce leaves and drizzle with the dressing.

Chicken Salad Dressing

  • In a mason jar or blender, combine the vinegar, oil, water, honey, and Dijon mustard.

Chicken Salad (For Sandwiches)

  • Combine chicken, apples, celery, raisings, pecans, and onion. Mix well. Season with salt, pepper, parsley, and onion powder. Mix in the dressing (below) and serve on your favorite bread, rolls, or Mountain Waffles.

Chicken Salad Dressing (For Sandwiches)

  • Combine Miracle Whip or Mayonnaise, Sweet Pickle Relish and mix until smooth. Pour over chicken mixture.

This year, I’m bringing you a Texas-style Valentine’s Day show using products from some of my sponsors. Recipes from JD Chili Parlor, prepared in 360 Cookware and finishing off the meal with chocolates from Fames Chocolates. Fasten your seatbelts because we have a full show for you this month. 

Kathryn Raaker’s Chicken Tortilla Soup

Ingredients

  • 6 Fresh corn tortillas cut into 1" strips
  • ¼ cup Virgin Olive oil
  • 3/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 Medium Poblano Pepper chopped (or half Jalapeno Pepper)
  • 4 to 5 cups Chicken Broth Homemade or low salt Chicken broth
  • ¼ cup JD’s Prickly Pear Tequila Enchilada Sauce
  • 14 oz can No salt added diced tomatoes
  • Pinch of kosher salt

Garnish Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado ripe
  • ¾ cup Mild cheddar cheese Shredded
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Cilantro Chopped
  • 1 lime cut into wedges

Instructions

  • Bake the tortillas in Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes to dry them out. Important not to have moisture in the tortilla. I used a Kitchen shear to cut out the strips. I cut them in half then into ¼ inch strips. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a 3-quart pot I use 360 pans. Working in 3 batches, fry the tortilla strips in the oil, until lightly browned and crisp. Remove the Tortilla strips from the pan and let drain on a paper-towel-lined plate. Sauté the chopped onions cook for about one minute or two stirring frequently. Add chopped chili and cook for 2 minutes more. Add the broth, tomatoes, and pinch of salt. Increase the heat until it boils, then reduce the heat to a low simmer for 15 minutes. Add the cooked chicken and cook until heated through about 5 to 7 minutes more. Peel and cut the avocado into 1-inch pieces. Ladle your soup into the bowls Top with avocado strips and cheese Divide half the Tortilla strips among the 4 individual bowls and add to the top of the bowls and add cilantro serve with lime wedges. Delicious!!!!!

JD’s Frito Big Bites

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex-Mex

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 lbs Ground beef browned
  • 1 Jar JD’s Chili Fixin’s I used Prickly Pear
  • ¼ cup onion chopped
  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeños chopped
  • ½ cup shredded cheese
  • Frito’s Big Scoops

Instructions

  • First, in a large pan, brown the ground beef and the onions. Add one jar of JD’s Chili Fixin’s and jalapeños. Let it cook until the liquid is reduced (about 10 min on medium heat). Just before serving: On a serving dish, lay smear of Avocado Lime Crema. Line up the Scoops on the crema. Put about 1 serving teaspoon of the chili into each scoop. Top with cheese and a little dollop of crema.

JD’s Avocado Lime Crema

Ingredients

  • 2 cups plain yogurt Greek Yogurt will make it thicker
  • 1 Avocado
  • 1-2 jalapeños seeds removed
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in a blender and add sea salt to taste.

JD’s Prickly Pear Chicken Enchiladas

Ingredients

  • 1/2 onion Chopped
  • 1/4 cup : ¼ cup tequila
  • 1 tsp avocado oil
  • 1 ½ cups shredded chicken cooked (Rotisseri chicken is great for this)
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp butter
  • 2 cups Mexican blend cheese (1 cup each of cheddar and pepper jack cheese)
  • 10-12 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Mexican crema Optional but recommended (link provided)

Instructions

  • To assemble:
  • Set oven to 350ºF (Or see below for microwave instructions)
  • Spread 1/4 cup sauce in the bottom of a 9×11″ pan. Warm tortillas on a dry skillet over medium heat until pliable. (I use a little spray avocado here.)
  • Dip a tortilla into the sauce on both sides. Fill with Shredded or ground cooked Chicken and Mexican blend cheese. Roll up and put into pan seam-side-down. Roll all enchiladas that way. Spread remaining sauce over the top and more cheese.
  • Bake 10 to 12 minutes until cheese is melted. Or microwave on medium power for 7 minutes.
  • Top with JD’s Creama before serving.

JD’s Texas Red Shooter

Ingredients

  • Salt or Chili Powder to rim glasses
  • ¾ cup Silver Tequila or Vodka
  • ¾ cup JD’s Chili Mary
  • Green olives

Instructions

  • Rim shot glass with chili powder or Kosher salt
  • Pour ¾ silver tequila, (or vodka if you prefer) and 3’4 chilled JD’s Chili Mary
  • Add one stuffed olive on a toothpick.
  • After the shot, have fun!

Today, I am preparing a couple of my recipes using my homemade Limoncello, Paprika Parmesan Chicken, and Vanilla Limoncello Bundt cake. For the second half of the show, Father Umberg joins me again to prepare a couple of favorites from a previous show, Lebanese Green Beans and Red Cabbage.

Vanilla Bundt Cake with Homemade Limoncello

Equipment

  • Bundt pan

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup butter softened (3 sticks)
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract optional
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp Crisco shortening
  • 2 Tbsp Limoncello Homemade (optional)
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar for dusting on top of the cake
  • 1 Pint of Raspberries to put into the round hole of the Bundt cake

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F
    Grease a 12-cup Bundt pan with Crisco shortening. In a large bowl using a hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), beat together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add vanilla and almond extracts and mix until combined.
  • In another large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Add half of the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, beating until just combined. Pour in milk and mix until fully incorporated, then add remaining dry ingredients and stir until just combined.
  • Pour batter into greased Bundt pan and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the middle of the cake comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Let cool in pan 10 minutes, then invert onto a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • In a shaker shake the powdered sugar, over the whole cake. Finally, add the berries into the center of the cake

Kathryn’s Paprika Parmesan Chicken

Equipment

  • 13 x 9 pan

Ingredients

  • 4 skinless boneless chicken breasts trimmed, Sliced in Half
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 cup Original Panko
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp Limoncello I used homemade
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 1/4 cup butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Beat 2 eggs in a small dish.
  • Mix Original Panko, parmesan, paprika, salt, and pepper on a flat plate.
  • Spray a 13 x 9 pan. I used the 360 baking pan.
  • Dip chicken, 1 breast at a time, in egg mixture, then in parmesan/paprika mixture, turning to evenly coat both sides of each breast with each ingredient.
  • Place in the prepared baking pan, in a single layer. Spread the Parmesan cheese on top of the Chicken Breasts then pour the melted butter evenly over the chicken.
  • Bake for about 40-45 minutes or until the cheese has browned, and the chicken has cooked.

Father Andrew’s Lebanese Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 can 28 oz Green Beans
  • 1 can 15 oz Tomato Sauce or Diced Tomatoes if you would prefer
  • 3 Tbsp Oil Olive
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 cloves (or 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp Cardamom
  • ¾ Tbsp Fines Herbs
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat Oil in Saucepan add onion s once onions are soft add Green Beans, and Tomato Sauce then add-in
  • Spices and stir well and then heat thoroughly and serve. Serves 4

Father Andrew’s Red Cabbage

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German Foods

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Ground Black Pepper
  • 1 medium head Red Cabbage Slice cabbage 2-inch strips and 1/4-inch width
  • 1 medium apple peeled and chopped
  • 1/3 cup Dark Malt Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 7 cloves
  • 1/3 cup Blackberry Jelly, Jam, or Preserves

Instructions

  • 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.
Thankgiving Dinner 2020

This year is an unusual year because of Covid-19. Many families won’t be gathering because of restrictions or quarantining so this year, I’ve decided to share some recipes with that in mind. 

Kathryn’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Ingredients

  • 20 oz can Yams or Sweet Potatoes (I use Bruce’s Yams)
  • ½ cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 red apple chopped into small cubes
  • 8 oz can crushed pineapple drained and reserve liquid
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Pumpkin Pie spice*
  • 2 Tbsp Honey
  • ¼ cup dried dates chopped
  • ½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 6 Tbsp Butter melted (Reserve 2 Tbsp for topping)
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans optional

Instructions

  • Drain the Canned Yams pour into a bowl and Mash with Potato Masher add melted butter and spices add the juice from the crushed pineapple blend into the potatoes. Then add chopped apple and crushed pineapple and dried dates fold into the mashed potatoes. Spray a Casserole dish I used an 8” square dish. Add Mashed Potatoes to Casserole Dish smooth the top and then pour graham croaker crumbs over the top of the Potatoes sprinkle the nuts on top and then add melted butter. Put in the Microwave Heat on high for 7 to 8 minutes and serve.

Notes

*Note: You can make your own pumpkin spice by combining the following ingredients and putting them in a small mason jar. Use ONLY 1 tsp of this mixture.
4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
1 tsp ground cloves
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg

Kathryn’s Pork in the Pumpkin or Pig in the Pumpkin

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 lbs. Pork Butt or shoulder boneless, cut pork into 1 ½ inch pieces
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher salt
  • ½ to ¾ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp Fresh Thyme
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds crushed
  • 1 ¼ cup shallots thinly sliced-divided
  • 3 to 4 Tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • ½ cup white wine
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 volleyball-sized pumpkin (Type to make Pumpkin Pies)

Instructions

  • Pre Heat oven to 350° F
  • To prepare the Pumpkin, insert the tip of a knife at a 45-degree angle into the top half of the pumpkin. Slowly cut all the way around to remove the ‘lid’. Scrape seeds and fibers off the bottom of the lid and inside of the pumpkin using a large spoon or ice cream scoop.
  • Cut pork into large chunks. Place in a bowl. Add salt, pepper, cayenne, thyme, fennel seeds, rosemary, Lemon and Pepper and shallots. Mix thoroughly then Add Flour and mix thoroughly to coat the meat.
  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Cook pork in 2 batches until browned, about 3 minutes to 4 minutes per side. Gradually put the Meat inside the Pumpkin until it fills the Pumpkin. Then pour the Wine and Apple Cider into the Pumpkin then add the additional sliced shallots to the top of the meat and then put the top on the Pumpkin. I used a 9X13 Baking pan which I had sprayed with Pam.
  • Place the Pumpkin in the Center of the Pan and Bake for 3 ½ Hours. Meat will be very tender.
  • Once the Meat is out of the Pumpkin, slice the Pumpkin and serve with the Meat.
  • Serve with Vegetables such as Brussel Sprouts or Peas.

Father Umberg’s Carmel Apple Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 to 3 Granny Smith Apples chopped in cubes
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
  • 3 Tbsp craisins
  • 3 Tbsp Carmel Syrup

Instructions

  • Chop up the apples add to a bowl add chopped pecans and then add the craisins
  • mix together and add the Carmel Syrup and mix and serve.

Fr Umberg’s Scorched Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients

  • ½ large bag Brussel Sprouts
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic
  • Pinch Cayenne Pepper
  • ¼ cup chopped onion
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 6 oz water

Instructions

  • Cut the knobs off Brussel Sprouts and quarter them.
  • In a frying pan add butter and oil heat on low heat add garlic and onions
  • Sauté the onions and garlic for one minute
  • Add the Brussel Sprouts you want to scorch the Brussel Sprouts (they turn a little Brown)
  • Add flavor to the Roasted Brussel Sprouts by adding Hoisin Sauce and 6 oz. of water to the pan.
  • Pour contents of Pan in a Serving Bowl.

Father Umberg’s Sautéed Kale with Garlic

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches Fresh Kale remove stems & chop
  • 2 Tbsp Virgin Olive oil
  • 1 tsp Crushed Red Pepper
  • 2 ½ tsp salt Divided
  • ½ tsp pepper
  • 2 Cloves garlic minced
  • 2 qts Water for blanching

Instructions

  • 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.

Father Umberg’s Coin Sweet Carrots

Ingredients

  • 5 Carrots peeled and sliced into 1/8 inch “coins”
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 Tbsp Butter
  • 1 to 1 1/2 Tbsp Molasses
  • 2 Tbsp fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the oil and butter in med to low until the butter melts then add carrots & salt. Sauté carrots until they turn a brighter range about 3 or 4 minutes. Add Molasses and heat for a minute until the carrots are covered and molasses becomes liquid. Turn off the Stove and Add the Parsley leaves pour into a serving bowl.

Father Umberg joins Kathryn in the kitchen again, this time to prepare his version of a Hungarian Goulash to serve alongside Orange Arugala Salad made on a previous episode of The Chef, You, and I.

Father Umberg’s Hungarian Goulash

Ingredients

  • 2 medium onions chopped
  • 2 Tbsp Unsalted Butter
  • 1 1/2 pounds stewing beef trimmed and cut into 1" cubes
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 3 Tbsp oil
  • Salt
  • Black Pepper
  • 1 cup Red Wine something you would drink
  • 4 ¼ cups water divided
  • 2-3 carrots or about 12 baby carrots cut in ¼ inch rounds
  • 1 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2-3 Tbsp Hungarian paprika
  • 3 Tbsp regular paprika
  • 2 tsp Caraway seeds
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • ¼ tsp cayenne pepper optional
  • 3 Tbsp corn starch if needed to thicken
  • 1 cup rotini pasta optional
  • 1/2 16 oz pkg Italian Gnocchi optional
  • 1 can large biscuits (4 count) cut into small pieces, optional

Instructions

  • In a large pot over medium-high heat, melt the butter adding a little Olive oil. When the butter is melted, add onions. Cook till translucent. Remove the onions and set aside.
  • Next, add flour to the meat on a plate or bowl. Add 2-3 Tbsp olive into the pot, letting it heat up before adding the floured meat. Season with salt and pepper and add extra flour onto of beef in the pan. Brown the meat on all sides.
  • Add wine to deglaze the pan, scraping all the browned bits. Once this comes to a boil, add 4 cups of water. Add tablespoon salt to the mixture. Add carrots and cooked onions to the pot. Add the can of Tomato paste and stir into the mixture, add 3 tablespoons of Paprika. Stir the mixture thoroughly. Add Cayenne Pepper, oregano, and Caraway seeds. Turn down heat low and simmer covered for 2 hours. Later, remove the grease that forms at the top.
  • At this stage, increase the heat and bring the goulash back to a boil and add the pasta for 5-6 minutes. Next to the Gnocchi and cook for about 3 min. While that is cooking, open the package of biscuits, cutting each biscuit into about 6-8 pieces, and add to the goulash.
  • If needed, make a slurry out of the corn starch and about ¼ cup water and mix until smooth. Add to the goulash and stir until combined. Once it is thickened, remove from heat and serve with Father Umberg’s Arugula Salad.
    biscuits/dumplings

Notes

Note: The pasta, gnocchi, or dumplings can be left out, used in any combination, or by themselves. 
 

Fr Umberg’s Orange Glazed Arugula Salad

Course: Main Dish, Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 Medium Navel Orange
  • 1/4 cup Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Sugar
  • Pinch of Salt
  • 15 oz box Baby Arugula
  • 1/4 cup pecans
  • 2 Tbsp (1/8 cup) craisins

Instructions

  • 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.
Kathryn Raaker and Father Umber

In this show, Kathryn and her pastor and fellow chef, Rev Andrew Umberg prepare a couple of dishes. First, Father Umberg prepares his Lebanese Green Bean dish. Next, he makes one of his favorites, his Seafood Delight with Creamy White Sauce.

Father Andrew’s Lebanese Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 can 28 oz Green Beans
  • 1 can 15 oz Tomato Sauce or Diced Tomatoes if you would prefer
  • 3 Tbsp Oil Olive
  • 1 Tbsp Cumin
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ½ tsp Cinnamon
  • 3 cloves (or 1/4 tsp ground cloves)
  • ¼ to ½ tsp Cardamom
  • ¾ Tbsp Fines Herbs
  • 1 small onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic minced (optional)

Instructions

  • Heat Oil in Saucepan add onion s once onions are soft add Green Beans, and Tomato Sauce then add-in
  • Spices and stir well and then heat thoroughly and serve. Serves 4

Duchess Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 8 Golden Potatoes – peeled and quartered
  • ½ cup half & half or milk
  • 1 Stick of Butter
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 6 Scallions sliced thin (only use the white part of the onion)
  • 6 quarts water

Instructions

  • Peel potatoes and put them in cold water
  • Then when ready cut them into quarters and then put them into the pot with water and boil for about 20 25 minutes or when you can poke then with a fork and they are not hard but not too soft.
  • Then strain the boiled potatoes using a colander till no water is left then put them into a bowl and start mashing them add butter and cream add chopped green onions and mix. Put aside. Then take individual bowls and spread mashed potatoes around the bottom of the bowl and up the sides. As you will use these as a base for the Seafood Entrée.

Father Andrew’s Seafood Delight with White Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 4 oz lobster tails
  • 1 lb Bay Scallops
  • 1 cup Half and Half
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp Fines Herb
  • 2 heaping Tbsp Flour
  • ¾ cup white wine
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth

Instructions

  • Clean and chop up leeks, boil water for Lobster tails, then prepare one pan to sauté chopped mushrooms.
  • Rinse scallops, in a colander. Pull lobster out of the shells and chop into small pieces
  • In a small pan heat 2 tablespoons of oil and heat the pan then add 1/3 stick butter and heat then add the sliced mushroom cook a little then add scallops, then add lobster pieces add wine.
  • In the other pan heat the oil and butter add leeks then add flour and move around until you see no more white then slowly add cream and stir then add chicken broth keep stirring until thickened you want to boil the starch out of sauce once that is done add chopped parsley and stir into the white sauce. Pour the white sauce over the seafood mixture and stir.
  • Serve in large bowls that have the Duchess Potatoes that you have spread on the bottom and up the sides. Add about 1 cup of the seafood on top of the Duchess Potatoes.
Kathryn Raaker and Father Umber

This epidsode of The Chef, You and I, Kathryn is joined by her pastor, Father Andrew Umberg. Together they make four of Father Umbergs favorite recipes that are quick and full of flavor.

Father Andrew’s Berry and Peach Pie

Course: Appetizer, Dessert, Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Keyword: Guacamole, Berry Peach Pie,

Ingredients

  • 2 pie crusts (you can use your favorite recipe or store prepared pie crusts)
  • 1 peach Peeled and chopped into small cubes
  • 1 qt Fresh Blueberries (If using frozen, bring to room temperature)
  • 2 4 oz packages of Blackberries (If using frozen, bring to room temperature)
  • 1 cup Sugar If making sugar free, reduce to 3/4 cup
  • 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 3 Tbsp butter cut up in small cubes

Instructions

  • Pre-Heat oven to 375 degrees
  • Using a sharp knife or pizza cutter, cut one pie crust into strips. Put the other Pie crust into your pie dish forming it to the pan and bringing the edges up over the pie pan.
  • In a large Mixing bowl, add Blueberries, blackberries, and peaches. Fold in sugar, corn starch, and cinnamon.
  • In a small bowl add cornstarch and cold water sir until there are no lumps add to fruit mixture and stir well. Pour ingredients into pie shell then top with small cut pieces of butter. Then lay strips onto pie in a lattice style. Put the pie into the oven. Fr 15 minutes bake at 375 then turn down to 350 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes.

Father Andrew’s Tabbouleh Recipe

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup Bulgur Wheat
  • 1 ½ cups Boiling Water
  • teaspoon Cumin divided
  • 5 Roma tomatoes Chopped into small pieces
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 2 English cucumber seeded and chopped into small pieces
  • ¾ medium onion – chopped fine
  • 1 bunch green onions only use the top part of onion –not the green stems-sliced and chopped fine.
  • 3 mint stems – we used peppermint -tear top part of the leaf into five small pieces
  • 3 bunches English Parsley only use the tops
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 2 lemons, juiced or 4 tablespoons of lemon juice

Instructions

Bulgar Directions

  • Pour Bulgur wheat into a small bowl add the water, 1/2 tsp cumin and stir well cover the bowl and set aside. Takes about 20 to 25 minutes to absorb water.

Dressing Instructions

  • In a small jar or mixing bowl, combine the rest of the oil, lemon juice, cumin, mint, parsley, and salt.

Vegetable Instruction

  • In another bowl, combine tomatoes, cucumber, onions, then mix with Bulgur mixture.
  • Add dressing and mix well. Refrigerate for at least an hour and then serve

Father Umberg’s Guacamole

Ingredients

  • 4 Ripe Avocados
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper – Grilled
  • 5 Medium Tomatoes diced
  • 2 English Cucumbers
  • ½ c white or red onions diced
  • 2 tsp Garlic optional
  • 1/2 lime
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1 cup sour cream

Instructions

  • Peel Avocados and cut into quarters and then slice lengthwise and the chop into small pieces. Add to glass Bowl (Father uses a method by smashing them with saran wrap until mushy, I prefer to mash mine with potato masher.)
  • Grill the Jalapeno on top Gas stove or Grill on outdoor Grill until it turns almost black. Turn with tongs (if you don’t have a grill or gas stove, you can roast them in the oven). Once the pepper is blackened remove from heat and place in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. After it has cooled slightly, peel the skin and remove the seeds. Next slice lengthwise into strips then chop up and put into the glass bowl.
  • Dice tomatoes, peel the cucumbers and cut lengthwise and then chop up into small pieces. Add the diced cucumber into the bowl add tomatoes and cucumbers into the glass bowl. Squeeze half of lemon juice/ lime juice over the Avocado’s. Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Serve with Pita chips or tostado chips and sour cream.

Father Andrew’s Black Bean Soup

Ingredients

  • 4 15 oz. cans of black beans
  • 2 Tbsp minced Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Bacon Grease
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 1 ½ cups Chicken broth
  • ¾ tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • ¾ Cup Mild Taco Sauce

Instructions

  • In a 6 quart pan on medium heat add the olive oil, then add bacon grease and stir add about 1 to ½ cups of chicken broth and stir then add 2 12 cans of beans and stir, turn down heat, meanwhile put 2 ½ cans of beans in food processor add ½ cup of chicken broth and emulsify then add the emulsified beans to the soup mixture and stir. Add the Cayenne pepper and taco sauce heat till boiling. Serve soup with a dollop of Sour Cream.
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Kathryn and her friend, fellow chef, Terry Young, explore some interesting recipes using Bruce’s Yams

Sweet Potato Chocolate Cake

Ingredients

Cake Ingredients

  • 1 16.5 oz box Devil’s Food Cake Mix
  • 3 whole eggs
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes Drained and pureed
  • 1/4 cup Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes syrup (reserve from the can)
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 Tbsp mayonnaise

Glaze Ingredients

  • 1 14 oz can Sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp butter
  • 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions

Cake Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F.
  • Grease and flour a 12 cup bundt cake pan; set aside.
  • Blend cake mix, eggs, water, Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes syrup and oil in a large bowl until moistened. Mix in yams and mayonnaise and beat for 2 minutes until well combined.
  • Pour batter into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes.
  • Allow cake to sit for 5 minutes then invert onto a wire rack.

Glaze Instructions

  • In a saucepan over medium heat, combine the sweetened condensed milk, chocolate chips and butter.
  • Cook, stirring constantly, until the chips are just melted and the mixture is smooth.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.
  • Cool slightly before drizzling over a cake.

Notes

Recipe courtesy Bruce’s Yams

Sweet Potato Hummus

Bruce's Yams is a great way to start our Sweet Potato Hummus. It is as easy as 1, 2, 3, and is the perfect combination of sweet and savory. Nine delicious ingredients, and everything is blended in a food processor!

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Bruce’s Yams Cut sweet Potatoes drained
  • 1 15 oz can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice Fresh is best
  • 1/4 cup Tahini sesame paste
  • 5 garlic cloves roasted or raw
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • water

Instructions

  • Transfer Bruce’s Yams Cut Sweet Potatoes into a food processor. Add garbanzo beans, lemon juice, Tahini, garlic, olive oil, cumin, salt and about 2 tbs. of water to start with.
  • Pulse the mixture until smooth, scraping down the sides of bowl and adding water to thin mixture if it seems too thick.
  • Adjust seasoning and serve with a drizzle of olive oil. Add a sprinkle of paprika if desired.

Sweet Potato Cheese Ball

Spice up your next party with Bruce’s Sweet Potato Cheese Ball. Our cheese ball combines Bruce’s Sweet Potatoes, cream cheese, and apricot jam for an out of this world flavor combination that is sure to be the highlight of your next tailgate or party.

Ingredients

  • 3 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • 1 15 oz can Bruce’s Yam Cut Sweet Potatoes; drained well
  • 1/2 cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 Tbsp Apricot jam
  • 1 Tbsp dried parsley or 2 tablespoons fresh
  • 1-1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon

Instructions

  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the cream cheese, sweet potatoes, Parmesan cheese, apricot jam, and parsley until just combined.
  • Form mixture into a ball, wrap in waxed paper or cling film and refrigerate overnight.
  • Stir together the pecans, cinnamon and sugar and transfer to a plate. Roll the cheese ball into the mixture to completely cover.
  • Refrigerate until ready to serve with crackers.

KATHRYN’S MINI CHICKEN APPETIZERS

This is a quick and simple appetizer for any party or potluck. You can either cook the chicken or use a rotisserie chicken.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rotisserie chicken, quick appetizer, puff pastry, crescent dough, party foods

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups chopped cooked chicken
  • 8 oz light cream cheese
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon pepper
  • 1 tsp parsley or chopped chives
  • 2 8 count cans Refrigerator crescent rolls (you can use Mini Pastry Puffs)

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line a baking sheet with aluminum foil sprayed with cooking spray or use parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl mix cream cheese, cooked chicken, lemon pepper, parsley or chives until well blended.
  • Unroll crescent rolls and cut each triangle into 2 triangles (when you unroll the crescent rolls, 2 triangles are attached making a big square, I just cut from there following the perforation for one cut and made another cut from the other corners giving you 4 little triangles)
  • Place one teaspoon of chicken mixture in the center of each crescent triangle. Fold the corners over the chicken mixture and place on prepared pan.
  • Bake for 10- 13 minutes

Chili Cheese Dip

Ingredients

  • 12 oz Philadelphia Light Cream Cheese
  • 15 oz Jar Mild Salsa
  • 12 oz Chili with Beans

Instructions

  • On the stove top add all ingredients or you can use a slow cooker
  • Heat all ingredients until Cream cheese is totally melted and all the ingredients are combined.
  • Serve with tortilla chips or vegetables.

Kathryn and her friend Terry Young prepare some German-style recipes getting ready for fall.

German Cheese Spread

Ingredients

  • 1 pound sharp cheddar cheese cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2/3 cup German beer or nonalcoholic beer
  • Assorted crackers or vegetables

Instructions

  • Place cheese in a food processor; pulse until finely chopped, about 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce, mustard, salt and pepper. Gradually add beer while continuing to process until mixture is smooth and spreadable, about 1-1/2 minutes.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl. Refrigerate, covered, up to 1 week. Serve with crackers or vegetables.

Notes

2 tablespoons: 95 calories, 8g fat (5g saturated fat), 24mg cholesterol, 187mg sodium, 1g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 6g protein.

Kathryn’s German Jägerschnitzel

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Panko crumbs
  • 1 Tbsp flour
  • Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp Vegetable oil or Virgin Olive oil
  • 4 Pork Cutlet Steaks pounded thin
  • 1 to 2 eggs beaten
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 1 cup fresh mushroom sliced
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cube beef bouillon
  • 1 Tbsp cornstarch
  • ½ cup sour cream or yogurt

Instructions

  • In a shallow dish, mix together the Panko crumbs and flour. Season with salt and pepper. Place the eggs in a separate dish. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Dip pork steaks in eggs, then coat with the Panko Crumb mixture. Fry in the hot oil until browned on both sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes per side.
  • Remove the pork to a platter and keep warm. Add onion and mushrooms to the skillet and cook until lightly browned. Pour in water and dissolve the bouillon cube. Simmer for about 20 minutes. Stir together the cornstarch and sour cream; stir into the skillet. Cook over low heat until thickened but do not boil. Spoon over the pork cutlets and serve immediately.

German Potato and Beer Soup

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Author: Susan Vu

Ingredients

  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 3 large russet potatoes peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes (about 4 cups)
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 8 ounces sliced smoked bacon
  • 2 carrots 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 stalks celery 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
  • 1 small bundle fresh thyme tied together with kitchen twine
  • 1 leek green top trimmed, 1/2-inch dice (about 1 cup)
  • 1 cup light German beer such as Pilsner 1/4 cup sliced fresh chives
  • 1/4 cup sliced fresh chives

Instructions

  • Combine 2 cups of the chicken stock and one-third of the potatoes in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil, and then reduce to a simmer until fork-tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Stir in the mustard to combine, and then blend to a smooth puree using an immersion or regular blender.
  • Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a large Dutch oven or stock pot over medium heat until crispy and most of the fat has been rendered, 12 to 15 minutes, and then transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate to drain. Pour out the bacon fat, reserving 3 tablespoons in the pot.
  • Turn the heat up to medium-high and add the carrots. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook for 3 minutes, and then add the remaining potatoes, celery, bay leaves, leeks and thyme and season with salt and pepper. Cook until the leeks are soft, 4 minutes, and then pour in the beer and bring to a boil until the beer has cooked down to about 2 tablespoons, 2 to 4 minutes. Pour in the remaining chicken stock and the reserved potato puree. Stir to combine and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered until the vegetables are just tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • To serve, ladle the soup into bowls. Crumble the reserved bacon on top and garnish with the chives.

German Apple Cake

Ingredients

  • 4 small apples
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla sugar or vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • Powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease the bottom of a 9- or 10-inch springform or use parchment paper.
  • Peel, quarter, and core the apples. Thinly slice each quarter lengthwise for thin slices
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter until creamy, about 1 minute. Add sugar and mix until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add eggs one at a time and beat for 30 seconds on high speed after each addition.
  • Add vanilla sugar (or extract), salt, and lemon juice. Beat until combined.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. With the mixer running on low speed add half of the flour, then 1 tbsp milk, followed by the remaining flour, and then the remaining milk. Beat until just combined. Don't overmix!
  • Transfer batter into prepared pan and smooth the top with a spatula. Distribute the apples all around the cake and then put next apples into inner circle on top of the batter in a circular pattern until all the slices are gone. Bake in the lower third of the oven for 45 minutes, until lightly browned and a skewer comes out clean.
  • Transfer to a cooling rack and remove the springform ring. Let cake cool on the bottom of the springform pan to room temperature.
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over the cooled cake and serve with sweetened whipped cream.

Notes

Calories: 208kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.5mg