Chef Kathryn Raaker prepares a 2024 Valentine's Day dinner complete with her famous Strawberry Jello Cake.

Welcome to “The Chef, You, and I” – a culinary journey where chef Kathryn Raaker invites you into her kitchen to explore the artistry of cooking. Join us as we embark on a flavorful adventure filled with tantalizing aromas, mouthwatering dishes, and expert tips to elevate your culinary skills.

In today’s episode, Chef Raaker treats us to a feast for the senses, starting with her succulent Shrimp Linguine, a dish that perfectly balances the delicate flavors of fresh seafood with the pasta. As she prepares each ingredient with precision and care, viewers are invited to follow along, learning invaluable techniques that will transform their home cooking experience.

Chef Kathryn's Shrimp Linguine

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Linguine noodles -White
  • 4 Tbsp unsalted Butter
  • 3 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound large Shrimp I used cooked frozen shrimp, which is deveined. Remove tails.
  • ½-¾ cup fresh Parsley Chopped fine
  • 1-2 Lemons zested
  • Crushed Red Pepper Flakes This is optional
  • ¼-⅓ cup Fresh Lemon juice
  • ½-¾ cup Grated Parmesan cheese Fresh is best
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Basil chopped
  • ½ cup White wine

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add a little bit of oil and salt to the boiling water, and cook Linguine according to package instructions. Add the butter and olive oil to an extra large skillet. Once the butter has melted, add the shrimp and sauté for about a minute. Then, turn it off. Remove from heat and add parsley, lemon zest, lemon juice, and red pepper flakes. Toss to combine everything. Season with Salt and Pepper. When the Pasta is cooked, drain the water and add the noodles to the sauté pan. Top with Fresh Parmesan Cheese and toss everything gently to combine.

Next on the menu are Chef Raaker’s legendary Crab Cakes – a culinary masterpiece that showcases the sweet, delicate flavor of lump crab meat, enhanced with a medley of herbs and spices. With her expert guidance, viewers discover the secret to crafting the perfect crab cake, achieving a golden brown crust that gives way to a tender, flavorful interior.

Old Bay Crab Cakes (Baked or Fried)

Ingredients

  • 8 oz Lump Crab Meat I used Jumbo Lump
  • 2 Tbsp Panko Ritz Cracker Crumbs are Better
  • 1 extra large Egg beaten
  • 2 tsp Old Bay Seasoning
  • 2 Tbsp Mayonnaise I used Light Hellman’s Mayonnaise
  • ½-1 tsp Worcestershire sauce

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients except the Butter, and very carefully with a rubber spatula and fold ingredients together carefully making sure not to break up the pieces of lump crab. Form the mixture into 4 equally sized balls and place on a plate. Pre heat oven to 400 to 425 degrees for 10 to 13 minutes. (I do not fry them, I baked them in the oven.) Bake on Parchment paper lined baking sheet. Flipping them halfway until Golden Brown.
  • Serves 4

And every meal is complete with a delectable dessert, and Chef Kathryn delivers with her famous Strawberry Jello Cake. As she layers fluffy white cake with luscious strawberry gelatin and creamy frosting, viewers are treated to a symphony of sweetness that is as beautiful as it is irresistible.

Easy Strawberry Cake with Strawberry Jello

Recipe courtesy of thebestcakerecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 1 Box of White Cake Mix I Used White Cake Mix
  • 1 package of Strawberry Flavored Gelatin 3 ounces
  • ½ cup of 2% milk
  • ¾ cup of vegetable oil
  • 4 large eggs
  • 8 to 10 Large Fresh Strawberries I cut them in half and put them in my food processor to make 1 cup of fresh strawberry puree.

To Decorate the Cake

  • 2 cans White Frosting or make your own Frosting. Or make your own Frosting.
  • 12 Large Strawberry to Decorate around the Cake
  • 4 Small strawberries for the center of the cake+
  • Red Sprinkles for Decorating around the cake.

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees!
  • Grease two 8’ or 9” inch (I used Heart shaped Pans for Valentines Day Dinner) pans and I used parchment paper that I traced and cut into the shapes I needed. I sprayed the Pans with my Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray or use any baking spray. Then take 8 large Fresh Strawberries and cut them in half and put them in a food processor and puree them! In a large bowl combine the cake mix, gelatin, milk, oil eggs and fresh strawberry puree. Beat on low speed until mixed, about a minute then beat on medium for 2 minutes. Divide your batter into the two pans and bake for 29 or 30 minutes, or I use a toothpick into the cake and if it comes out clean, I know the cake is done. Allow the cakes to cool for about 10 minutes on a wire rack so that they cool completely.
  • Decorating the Cake
  • I used the store-bought White Icing instead of making my own. After the cakes are cool, turn the cake pan over, and the cake should easily come out. Place one cake layer on the cake plate and take the parchment paper off (if you are using it. Spread the frosting on the first layer, then place the other layer on top of the frosting. Use the remaining frosting to frost the top and sides of the cake. I used 1 ½ cans of White Frosting, and I swirled, and then I used red sprinkles on top and sides of the cake. I decorated the cake with fresh strawberries all around it and decorated three or four in the middle of it. Serves 12 to 14.

Sponsors

Throughout the show, Chef Kathryn Raaker proudly showcases the products of her sponsors, Cornhusker Kitchen’s Duck Fat Spray and 360 Cookware, demonstrating how these premium ingredients and tools elevate her culinary creations to new heights.

So grab your apron and join us for an unforgettable culinary experience on “The Chef, You, and I” with Chef Kathryn Raaker. Whether you’re a passionate foodie or a curious beginner, there’s something here for everyone to savor and enjoy.

Join Kathryn as she prepares Halloween treats using her 360 cookware as well as her favorite cooking spray Cornhusker Kitchens. 

Halloween Treats for the Whole Family

This year, Kathryn revisits treats made in the past but also tries some new treats. Of course, Kathryn uses her 360 cookware as well as her favorite cooking spray, Duck Fat from Cornhusker Kitchens. 

Halloween Spider Bread Dip

16 frozen Rhodes Yeast dinner rolls, or any frozen Yeast Dinner Roll Dough 1 egg white 1 tbsp water 3 tbsp grated parmesan cheese 2 olive slices

Ingredients

  • 16 frozen Rhodes Yeast dinner rolls or any frozen Yeast Dinner Roll Dough
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 olive slices

Instructions

  • Place frozen rolls on the board or counter and spray with nonstick spray. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and allow to thaw until soft but still cold, about 2 hours.
  • Use two rolls to make a small ball for the spider's head. Use ten rolls to make a larger ball for the spider's body.
  • Cut the remaining 4 rolls in half (with one half slightly larger than the other). Roll each half into a rope. Make 4 to 12-inch ropes and four to 10-inch ropes.
  • Arrange balls and ropes on a lined cookie sheet into a spider shape.
  • Spray with nonstick spray and cover loosely with plastic wrap. Allow to rise until quite puffed, about 1 hour. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • Whisk together egg white and water and brush all over the spider. Sprinkle legs with parmesan cheese if desired.
  • Bake spider for 28-30 minutes until quite brown. Cool completely.
  • Use a knife to make slits for the eyes and press an olive slice into each slit.
  • Use a knife to cut a circle out of the body, and then tear out the bread to make a bowl. Fill with cold dip. Surround with veggies and serve.

Notes

Credit goes to recipe online by Autumn – Always Autumn- Updated 1-7-2022.
Ingredients

 

Spider Bites

Nutrition Calories: 204kcal I Carbohydrates: 26g I Protein: 8g I Fat: 9g I Saturated Fat: 1g I Sodium: 487mg I Fiber: 1g I Sugar: 3g
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 oz pretzel sticks or twists
  • 4 piece Mini Babybel Original Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Have the kids stick pretzels into the sides of their cheese for legs. Then add chocolate chips on top for eyes; use a dab of nut butter if necessary to make them stick.
    Serve any extra ingredients on the side.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Super Healthy kids

 

Deviled Ham and Eyeball Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 20 Slices white bread Arnold Brick or Sourdough bread
  • 2 cups cooked ham chopped about 8 oz.
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp pickle relish
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce (I left out)
  • 3 dashes hot sauce I omitted the hot sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • 10 pimento-stuffed green olives sliced in half
  • Ketchup for squirting

Instructions

  • Punch out the rounds from the bread using the 2 ½ round cookie cutter.
  • Layout the rounds on a cookie sheet and set aside.
  • Add Ham, mayonnaise, honey, mustard, relish, Worcestershire sauce, in the bowl of a food processor. Sprinkle with salt and pulse until finely chopped, but still chunky. Spoon a tablespoon at a time of the ham mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll each spoonful into round balls. Stuff one olive in the center of each ball for eyes. Lay the balls in the center of the bread rounds. Squirt ketchup around the edges of the bread to mimic veins.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

 

Frankenstein Pasta

Nutrition Calories: 623kcal I Carbohydrates: 79g I Protein: 21 g I Fat: 26g I Saturated Fat: 6g I Cholesterol: 20mg I Sodium: 712mg I Fiber: 5g I Sugar: 6g

Equipment

  • Nutrition
  • Calories: 623kcal I Carbohydrates: 79g I Protein: 21 g I Fat: 26g I Saturated Fat: 6g I Cholesterol: 20mg I Sodium: 712mg I Fiber: 5g I Sugar: 6g
  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basil fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic (Optional we did not use)
  • 1/3 oz pinenuts dried
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 16 oz whole wheat pasta shells
  • 3 medium cucumber
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup black olives canned

Instructions

  • In a blender or food processor combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, salt (you can add pepper if you want as weland olive oil. Taste and add more salt, pepper or garlic if desired.
  • Bring a pot of water (about 5 cupto a boil and add whole wheat pasta. Cook according to box instructions. Drain and add pesto sauce. Stir well and let cool.
  • Peel and chop up 1 1 /2 of the cucumbers and stir into pasta.
  • Pour out onto a platter and make a rectangle out of the pasta. Cut two slices of mozzarella and make them into circles using a cookie cutter or knife. Use olives to create Frank's hair, pupils and mouth. Use the rest of the cucumber to make "bolts" in the side of his neck.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Super Healthy kids

 

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 16 oz of room temperature Cream Cheese
  • 1 ½ cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons of salsa
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • And 1 teaspoon of minced jalapeno. For little kids omit the jalapeno pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper stem

Instructions

  • With a mixer, blend the cream cheese then add 1 ½ cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese 3 tablespoons of minced onion, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, and 1 teaspoon of minced jalapeno. (For little kids, omit the jalapeno pepper). Scoop all onto plastic wrap, and use the wrap to form a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball, chill for at least two hours.
    Later, unwrap put the Green Bell Pepper stem in the middle of the ball, and serve with Black (or Blue) Nacho Tortilla Chips.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Buffardi from the Cooking Channel

 

Witches Hats

Ingredients

  • 1 box Oreo Chocolate Cones 12 to a box
  • 1 pkg Chocolate Pizzelles (instead of spraying with Black Food Spray)
  • 1 Container Chocolate Frosting (or you can make a stiff frosting)
  • 1 Tube Orange Frosting
  • Candies such as M & M's, Reeses Pieces, etc used to fill cones

Instructions

  • To assemble the hats, first fill the hats with candy.
    Next spread frosting on the edge of the cones.
    Place the Pizzelle on top of the cone.
    Trim the hat with the orange frosting.

Notes

If you are unable to find the oreo cookie cones, or chocolate Pizzelles, you can use chocolate melts and brush it on the hats, or you can spray with Color Mist Food Spray.

 

Summer Holiday Foods

In this episode of “The Chef, You and I Show,” Kathryn Raaker prepares some of her favorite summer holiday recipes. First, Chef Kathryn prepares two appetizers, Stuffed Campari Tomatoes, and Watermelon & Feta Cheese Bites. Next, Chef Kathryn prepares a refreshing Mixed Berry Salad with Sweet Vinaigrette. For the main course, she makes an Almond Encrusted Cod made with Corn Huskers Duck Fat Roasted Almonds and Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray. Lastly, Kathryn makes a yummy summer dessert, Strawberry Cream Cake. All this comes together for a wonderful meal for Memorial Day, the Fourth of July, or any summer holiday!

Stuffed Campari Tomatoes Appetizer

Ingredients

  • cups crumbled goat cheese or cream cheese.
  • 1 tsp of onion powder
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp minced fresh thyme.
  • ¼ Tbsp freshly ground black
  • 8 Campari Tomatoes -leave stems on
  • Keep additional sprigs of Thyme for the Garnish

Instructions

  • Mix goat cheese, onion powder honey, minced thyme, and ¼ tsp in a food processor. salt, process until smooth. Season with freshly ground pepper.
  • 8 Slice off and reserve tops of toma­toes; using a small spoon, scoop out seeds from centers. Transfer, cut side down, to a paper towel; let drain.
  • If desired, transfer the goat cheese mixture to a pastry bag fitted with to pastry bag fitted with the mixture (about 1 tsp. to 2 tsp.) into the bottom of each tomato. Transfer to serving platter. Top each tomato with the corresponding reserved top. Garnish with additional thyme sprigs. Cover and chill until ready to serve.

Watermelon and Feta Cheese Bites

Ingredients

  • 1 small Watermelon
  • 16 oz Feta Cheese
  • 1/4 cup Lemon Juice
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 12 basil leaves
  • 12 Toothpicks

Instructions

  • Cut 12 (l") cubes from one small watermelon. Cut feta into 12 cubes. Using a toothpick thread 1 basil leaf, 1 block of feta, Lemon juice, and watermelon cubes.
  • Transfer to a plate. Drizzle with extra-virgin olive oil; sprinkle with salt. Serves 12

Chef Kathryn’s Holiday Day Salad

Ingredients

Salad

  • ¾ cup Blueberries
  • 10 to 15 strawberries sliced
  • 1 head Leaf Lettuce You can also use mixed lettuce
  • 1-2 apples diced
  • 2 cups watermelon cuble
  • ½ cup Feta Cheese Crumbles

Dressing

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 Tbsp vinegar balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • ¼ tsp fine sea salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Tear apart the leaf lettuce. Combine with fruit, berries, and feta. Chill. In a small jar, mix the dressing ingredients. Put on the lid and shake. Just before serving, pour dressing over salads. Enjoy

Almond Encrusted Cod

Ingredients

  • 1 lb cod 4 fillets Cut up into cubes
  • ½ cup Corn Huskers Duck Fat Roasted Almonds
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs unseasoned plain
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • fresh cracked pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lemon juice (Approx. the Juice of one lemon)
  • Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray
  • Fresh parsley for garnish
  • 1 Lemon cut into 4 slices for garnish

Instructions

  • Preheat the Oven to 400° F.
  • Spray a Baking sheet with Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray.
  • In a small food processor, pulse the almonds and the panko together.
  • Add the Kosher salt, Fresh Cracked Pepper.
  • Pat the fillets dry and place them in the Sprayed baking dish.
  • Then top with breadcrumb mixture and squeeze the juice of the lemon on top of the fish.
  • Spray with Gourmet Duck Fat Spray and roast for 15 to 18 minutes then take out of the oven put on the Serving Plate and garnish with English Parsley and add Lemon slices.

 

Strawberries and Cream Cake

Ingredients

Cake

  • 1 French Vanilla Cake Mix
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup oil a neutral oil like Avocado oil
  • 2 tsp strawberry preserves

Frosting

  • 12 oz ream Cheese softened at room temperature.
  • 1 ½ cups confectionery sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups heavy cream or half and half
  • 1 lbs strawberries trimmed.

Instructions

Cake

  • Heat oven to 350° F.
    Coat 2 (9") round cake pans with cooking spray. Prepare cake mix according to pack­age directions with eggs, oil, and 1 cup water. Stir in strawberry preserves. Divide between pans.
    Bake until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 20 min.
    Cool 10 min. Transfer from pans to rack; cool.

Frosting

  • On medium speed, beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth. On low, beat in ½ cup cream. Gradually beat in remaining cream. On medium-high, beat until stiff.
  • Trim cake layers slightly if domed. Reserve 1 whole strawberry; slice the remaining strawberries. Place l cake layer on serving plate. Spread with 1 1 /3 cups cream mixture. Top with remaining cake layer. Spread top and side with remaining cream mixture. Chill until set, 1 hr. Press some of sliced strawberries onto side of cake along bottom edge. Arrange remain­ing sliced strawberries in flower pat­tern on top of cake; place reserved whole strawberry in center.

 

Mother's Day with Father Umberg
 

The Chef, You and I Show with Kathryn Raaker and her guest Chef Father Andrew Umberg, as they prepare some favorite items for Mother’s Day. Today’s menu is Healthy Blooming Onions, Roasted Brussel Sprouts, Shredded Pork BBQ, Arugula Date Salad, and Desserts. All combine Kathryn’s and Father Andrew’s favorite recipes. We want to thank our sponsors, Circle B Ranch Pork, 360 Cookware, and Corn Huskers Duck Fat Spray.

Shredded Pork BBQ

Chef Kathryn Raaker

Ingredients

  • 64 oz Chicken Broth
  • 2 Tbsp Parsley Flakes
  • ¾ Tbsp Celery Salt
  • 2 tsp Pepper and Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Dry Onion Flakes
  • 6 Shallots Finely Chopped
  • Corn Huskers Gourmet Duck Fat Spray

Instructions

  • Add all ingredients on top of the Pork roast pour chicken broth into the pan fill pan up over the Roast and then cook the Pork Butt or Pork Roast in a slow cooker for 3 to 4 hours or until the pork falls apart. Then let roast cool and then shred the pork spray Baking Pan I sued 360 Pan and spray with Duck Fat Spray and then put shredded meat into the Pan I then used a prepared Barbeque sauce and covered all the meat and then put in oven for about 20 minutes to heat at 350 and then served on Buns.

Blooming Onions

by Father Andrew Umberg

Ingredients

  • 4 to 6 White Onions- Peel them whole
  • ¼ cup Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup Tabasco Sauce
  • 1 tsp Pepper per onion

Instructions

  • Pre-Heat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Clean the Onions then cut diagonally till you have the onion
  • completely cut all the way around
  • do not cut them all the way thru.
  • Then place them in a flat dish – like a corning ware dish with a top
  • We sprayed the bottom of the dish with Cornhuskers Gourmet Duck Fat
  • Pour Olive oil into each Onion
  • Use 10 to 12 drops of Tabasco Sauce in each onion
  • About 1 teaspoon of black Pepper in each onion
  • 1 tablespoon of soft butter on the top of each onion
  • Cover onions with Aluminum Foil
  • Bake for 45 minutes 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.

Arugula Salad with Fresh Dates

Ingredients

Salad

  • 20 Green seedless grapes cut in half
  • ½ to ¾ cup chopped walnuts- optional if you are allergic to nuts or you could substitute Blueberries optional if you are allergic to nuts or you could substitute Blueberries
  • ¾ cup Dates
  • ¼ to ½ cup fresh goat cheese crumbled
  • 1 box Arugula about 5 cups
  • Directions
  • Add Arugula chopped grapes and walnuts, chopped dates, mix well the add crumbled goat cheese

Balsamic Dressing

  • 3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 /2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Himalayan Salt
  • 1 tsp Fresh Ground Pepper

Instructions

Salad

  • Add Arugula,chopped grapes and walnuts, chopped dates, mix well the add crumbled goatcheese  

Balsamic Dressing

  • In a small bowl or small Mason Jar, mix all the ingredients and pour over salad and serve.
ham dishes

Kathryn once again prepares Easter Bread from an old family recipe from Poland. Kathryn also prepares various dishes from ham provided by Circle B Ranch Pork.

Bochenek Easter Bread Recipe

From Chris & Mary August handed down from Chris’s Mother, Marianna Louska Bochenek. Permission to use. This recipe is so close to my Grandmother Stella Bochenek's Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 qt Milk
  • 1 lb Salted Butter
  • 5 lb All Purpose Flour
  • 12 Egg Yolks
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 heaping tsp salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla depends on taste, add less or more
  • 1 1/2 cups Golden Raisins
  • 2 Packets Fast Rising Yeast
  • ¾ cup hot tap water about 104° to 110°

Instructions

  • (For yeast Preparation) in a small bowl pour two packets of yeast an add water stir and let sit

Directions

  • Pour flour in a large Baking Pan – I used an Extra Large Pan and then make a hole in the center and add prepared yeast and sprinkle with a little flour. In a another bowl add softened butter and use mixer and cream butter add sugar and beat until smooth then add salt and vanilla and gradually add milk. Mix thoroughly and add golden raisins and fold into the mixture.
  • Pour wet ingredients into the flour and start kneading until the dough comes off your fingers easily and the sides of the pan. Cover and let rise in warm place until doubles about 1 1/2hour. The take-off cloth and punch down thoroughly all over the risen dough in the pan. Then cover and let rise again until it doubles. Grease and flour pans.
  • Meantime Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees, divide the dough equally into pans equally and then cover and let rise again until it doubles. Make and egg wash and then use a brush and brush wash on top of each individual bread. Place Pans in Oven I did three in the back of the shelf and two in the front. And midway through the baking time I moved the ones in the back to the front. I baked my bread for 45 to 50 minutes or until using a long wooden skewer comes out clean. Put bread on cooling racks for 10 minutes. Take out of pans and serve with butter or jam. Delicious!!!!
    Bochenek Easter Bread loaves

HAM SLIDERS WITH PIMENTO CHEESE SPREAD

Ingredients

  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 4 oz. jar pimento peppers, drained and chopped
  • ½ pound Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked sliced ham
  • 4 Tbsp. cream cheese softened
  • 2 Tbsp. poppy seeds
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. coarse salt
  • 12 mini rolls
  • 4 Tbsp. butter melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Make the pimento cheese spread. In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Cheddar, pimento peppers and cream cheese. Stir until evenly combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste. In a 9×13-inch baking dish, lay down the bottom halves of the mini-rolls. Spread the pimento cheese spread on top of the bread and evenly lay ham slices on top of the pimento layer. Top with more pimento spread, then place the other halves of the rolls on top. Brush the bread with melted butter. Sprinkle with poppy seeds, garlic powder and salt. Cover with foil and bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese begins to melt and rolls are golden. For a more toasted bun, uncover the pan during the last few minutes of baking.

Best Ham Salad Recipe

With permission to use from Circle B Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds of Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Ham
  • 1 Cup Sweet Pickle Relish I used bread and butter pickles I had made
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp Celery Seeds
  • 1 ½ tsp Yellow Mustard
  • 1 tsp Refrigerated Horseradish
  • ½ tsp PT Garden Lemon Pepper
  • 1 French loaf to Make Crostini optional

Instructions

  • Cut the ham into cubes, place in a food processor and process until coarsely ground. Stop occasionally to scrape the sides. Place ground ham in a bowl, stir in pickle relish and remaining ingredients. Serve on crostini or crackers.

THE BEST SPLIT PEA SOUP RECIPE WITH HAM

Course: Soup

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup diced carrot 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 cup diced celery 1/4-inch dice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp freshly-ground black pepper plus additional to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic* minced (*not in mine)
  • 1 pound dried split peas rinsed and sorted
  • 1 large bay leaf or 2 small
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 8 cups chicken stock Homemade is best
  • 1 cup leftover Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked ham

Instructions

  • In a large pot or Dutch oven, melt butter until foaming subsides. Add onion, carrot, celery, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Cook until vegetables are softened and just beginning to brown, 5-8 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute, until aromatic. Stir in split peas.
  • Add bay leaf, and 1 teaspoon oregano. Stir in chicken stock. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer uncovered for 60-90 minutes, stirring occasionally, until split peas are cooked down and soup is thickened to desired consistency. (Stir more frequently as the soup begins to thicken and add a little additional stock or water if it gets too thick for your tastes.)
  • Add diced ham during the last 15 minutes of cooking. When ready to serve, remove and discard bay leaf. Season to taste with salt, if needed.
Thankgiving Dinner 2020

Please enjoy this encoure of our 2020 Thanksgiving show. We are hoping that this year, 2021, you are able to gather with friends and family to celebrate another Thanksgiving holiday.  

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.
Waffle Breakfast Surprise

This year, I’m going all out to prepare a special meal for my family. It was a great opportunity to utilize my 360 slicer and enjoy a recipe from one of our new sponsors, Circle Branch Farms

The Best Bourbon Apricot Glazed Ham

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup Apricot Jam
  • 1/4 cup pure maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup whole-grain Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 2 Tbsp lemon juice fresh if possible
  • 1/2 tsp ground ginger
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1 4.5 lb boneless Circle B Ranch Hickory Smoked Ham

Instructions

  • 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.

Notes

By Marina’s Kitchen- Circle B Ranch
With Permission to use on the show and to give it out

Kathryn’s Scalloped Potatoes

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 3 to 4 pounds Yukon Potatoes Thinly sliced
  • 2 to 3 shallots Sliced or finely diced (depending on your preference
  • 2 Tbsp All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Lemon Pepper optional
  • 2 cup Mild Cheddar Cheese
  • ½ cup Parmesan shredded cheese
  • 1 stick butter cubed
  • 1 cup Milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • 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.
  • Delicious!!!!!

This Halloween, Kathryn invited young chef, Carter Eppley and his mother, Sheri, to help her prepare some ghoulish recipes that are kid-friendly as well as fun.

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Ingredients

  • 16 oz of room temperature Cream Cheese
  • 1 ½ cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 3 tablespoons of minced onion
  • 2 tablespoons of salsa
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cumin
  • And 1 teaspoon of minced jalapeno. For little kids omit the jalapeno pepper
  • 1 Green Bell Pepper stem

Instructions

  • With a mixer, blend the cream cheese then add 1 ½ cup of shredded Cheddar Cheese 3 tablespoons of minced onion, 2 tablespoons of salsa, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, and 1 teaspoon of minced jalapeno. (For little kids, omit the jalapeno pepper). Scoop all onto plastic wrap, and use the wrap to form a 5-inch pumpkin-shaped ball, chill for at least two hours.
    Later, unwrap put the Green Bell Pepper stem in the middle of the ball, and serve with Black (or Blue) Nacho Tortilla Chips.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Michelle Buffardi from the Cooking Channel

Frankenstein Pasta

Nutrition Calories: 623kcal I Carbohydrates: 79g I Protein: 21 g I Fat: 26g I Saturated Fat: 6g I Cholesterol: 20mg I Sodium: 712mg I Fiber: 5g I Sugar: 6g

Equipment

  • Nutrition
  • Calories: 623kcal I Carbohydrates: 79g I Protein: 21 g I Fat: 26g I Saturated Fat: 6g I Cholesterol: 20mg I Sodium: 712mg I Fiber: 5g I Sugar: 6g
  • Blender or Food Processor

Ingredients

  • 1 cup basil fresh
  • 2 cloves garlic (Optional we did not use)
  • 1/3 oz pinenuts dried
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 1 dash salt
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 16 oz whole wheat pasta shells
  • 3 medium cucumber
  • 4 oz mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup black olives canned

Instructions

  • In a blender or food processor combine basil, garlic, pine nuts, parmesan, salt (you can add pepper if you want as weland olive oil. Taste and add more salt, pepper or garlic if desired.
  • Bring a pot of water (about 5 cupto a boil and add whole wheat pasta. Cook according to box instructions. Drain and add pesto sauce. Stir well and let cool.
  • Peel and chop up 1 1 /2 of the cucumbers and stir into pasta.
  • Pour out onto a platter and make a rectangle out of the pasta. Cut two slices of mozzarella and make them into circles using a cookie cutter or knife. Use olives to create Frank's hair, pupils and mouth. Use the rest of the cucumber to make "bolts" in the side of his neck.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Super Healthy kids

Deviled Ham and Eyeball Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 20 Slices white bread Arnold Brick or Sourdough bread
  • 2 cups cooked ham chopped about 8 oz.
  • 1/3 cup Mayonnaise
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • 1 Tbsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp pickle relish
  • ½ tsp Worcestershire sauce (I left out)
  • 3 dashes hot sauce I omitted the hot sauce
  • Kosher salt
  • 10 pimento-stuffed green olives sliced in half
  • Ketchup for squirting

Instructions

  • Punch out the rounds from the bread using the 2 ½ round cookie cutter.
  • Layout the rounds on a cookie sheet and set aside.
  • Add Ham, mayonnaise, honey, mustard, relish, Worcestershire sauce, in the bowl of a food processor. Sprinkle with salt and pulse until finely chopped, but still chunky. Spoon a tablespoon at a time of the ham mixture onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roll each spoonful into round balls. Stuff one olive in the center of each ball for eyes. Lay the balls in the center of the bread rounds. Squirt ketchup around the edges of the bread to mimic veins.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Jeff Mauro

Spider Bites

Nutrition Calories: 204kcal I Carbohydrates: 26g I Protein: 8g I Fat: 9g I Saturated Fat: 1g I Sodium: 487mg I Fiber: 1g I Sugar: 3g
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Main Dish, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American

Ingredients

  • 4 oz pretzel sticks or twists
  • 4 piece Mini Babybel Original Cheese
  • 2 Tbsp mini chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Have the kids stick pretzels into the sides of their cheese for legs. Then add chocolate chips on top for eyes; use a dab of nut butter if necessary to make them stick.
    Serve any extra ingredients on the side.

Notes

Recipe courtesy of Super Healthy kids

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Kathryn and fellow chef and friend, Donna Griffin, prepare a Cinco de Mayo feast beginning with traditional Margaritas. Enjoy each recipe found below.

Traditional Margaritas

Course: Beverage
Cuisine: Alcoholic Drinks
Servings: 4 drinks

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Ice cubes
  • 3/4 cup tequila 3/4 cup tequila 3/4 cup tequila
  • 1/3 cup lime juice Fresh
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp egg white You can use Pasteurized egg whites or one small egg white
  • 1/2 oz Triple Sec
  • Lime slices Lime slices Lime slices

Instructions

  • In a blender container, combine the crushed ice, tequila, lime juice, powdered sugar, egg white, and Triple Sec. Cover and blend till very frothy.  Transfer to a pitcher; garnish with lime slices.  Serve in salt-rimmed cocktail glasses. Rub lime wedge on glass rim and invert glass into rim salt.

Cinco de Mayo Fruit Salad

Course: Side Dish

Ingredients

Salad Ingrediants

  • 1/2 honeydew melon cubed or make melon balls
  • 1/2 cantaloupe cubed or make melon balls
  • 1/2 large ripe papaya peeled, seeded, cubed
  • 1 pint strawberries stemmed, halved
  • 1 cup pineapple chunks Fresh is best but canned is okay.
  • Fresh Mint Garnish

Jalapeño-Citrus Dressing

  • 1/3 cup orange juice Fresh squeezed is best
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice
  • 3 Tbsp Fresh Mint minced
  • 1 Tbsp sugar or honey (may also use Agave)

Instructions

Salad

  • Scoop seeds from the melons. Remove fruit from rind with a peeler or knife and using a melon baller or cut into 3/4 inch wedges. Place in large bowl. Add papaya, strawberries, pineapple and Jalapeño-Citrus Dressing; gently toss to combine. Serve immediately or cover and refrigerate up to 3 hours. Garnish with mint leaves.

Jalapeño-Citrus Dressing

  • Combine orange juice, lime juice, mint, jalapeños and sugar in small bowl; mix well.

Spanish Chicken and Rice

In large stockpot or skillet melt 1/2 cup of butter and then add a little olive oil, then brown 1 chopped onion chopped garlic brown slightly then add 1 bunch of parsley chopped add the chopped peppers and cook until limp, and cooked chicken and spices. Chop 1 bunch parsley Chop 1 sweet onion Chop 1 red bell pepper Chop 1 orange bell pepper Chop 5 cloves garlic Mix the chicken and veggies all together in large bowl and turn out into a casserole dish. Garnish with chopped parsley
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Meats, Mexican
Servings: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Pkg Saffron Yellow Rice (Cook as directed)
  • 1 Packet Sazon Goya Seasoning (for rice)
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts cut into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1 Medium Sweet onion (Maya, Vidalia, etc.) Chopped
  • 1 Chop 1 red bell pepper Chop 1 red bell pepper Chopped
  • 1 Chop 1 orange bell pepper Chop 1 orange bell pepper Chopped
  • 5 Chop 5 cloves garlic Chop 5 cloves garlic Chopped
  • 1 Tbsp Paprika
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1/3 cup Mojo Sauce
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 4-5 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil Divided
  • 1 bunch Flat Leaf Parsley Chopped

Instructions

Saffron Rice

  • Cook Saffron Yellow Rice as directed but add 1 packet of Sazon Goya B

Chicken

  • Cut four chicken breast halves into approx 1/2 inch chunks. In a deep skillet with 3 to 4 tablespoons of olive oil brown the chicken. Cook till no longer pink inside and remove from skillet.

Vegetables

  • Sauté all until veggies are tender but still have a crunch. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and add Mojo and Sazon. Mix the chicken and veggies all together in large bowl and turn out into a casserole dish. Dress with Parsley for Presentation.

Sopapilla Cheesecake

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Author: Kathryn Raaker

Ingredients

Main Ingrediants

  • 16 oz Soft Philadelphia cream cheese (Two 8 oz packages)
  • 1 1/2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cans 8 ounce cans crescent roll dough sheets (if grocer doesn't have, use the crescent rolls but do NOT separate)
  • 1/2 cup Butter melted

Cinnamon Sugar Topping

  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 350º F (175º C). Beat the cream cheese with 1 1/2 cups of sugar, and the vanilla extract in a bowl until smooth. Unroll the cans of crescent roll dough and use a rolling pin to shape the each piece into 9x13 inch rectangles. Press one piece into the bottom of a 9x13 inch baking dish. Evenly spread the cream cheese mixture into the baking dish, then cover with the remaining piece of crescent dough. Drizzle the melted butter evenly over the top of the cheesecake. Stir the remaining 1/2 cup of sugar together with the cinnamon in a small bowl, and sprinkle over the cheesecake. Bake in the preheated oven until the crescent dough has puffed and turned golden brown about 45 minutes. Cool completely in the pan before cutting into 12 squares.

Notes

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Fried Sweet Plantains

Course: Side Dish

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Organic coconut oil
  • 6 Ripe Plantains (Skins will be black)
  • 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • Pinch freshly ground pepper (to taste)

Instructions

  • Remove skins and slice plantains on the diagonal. Heat organic coconut oil to in skillet to about 350º Fry in skillet until lightly browned on both sides. Do NOT crowd the skillet, fry in batches. Sprinkle with salt, pepper and sugar Drain on paper towel and sprinkle with remaining sugar Enjoy!

Notes

350º

In this episode, Kathryn enjoys preparing some recipes for Lent. Join Kathryn and Father Andrew as they prepare a Shrimp Ceviche, Scorched Brussel Sprouts, and Shrimp and Pasta.

Father Andrew’s Ceviche

This dish is prepared by "cooking" the shrimp in a marinade. 
Author: Fr Andrew Umberg

Ingredients

  • 1 lb raw large shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice about two lemons
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice about 3 limes
  • 1 jalapeno pepper seeds and vein removed, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely chopped
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper
  • 1/4 c Italian Parsley chopped
  • 1/16 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Virgin Olive Oil
  • ¼ tsp black Pepper

Instructions

  • First, blister the Jalapeno Pepper either over an open flame or in the oven using the broiler until the skin is blackened. Let it cool in a bowl that is covered with plastic wrap. Once cooled, remove skin and seeds and dice the pepper.
  • Next, dice the raw Shrimp into the small pieces (about 1/2 inch) and put them in the bowl and add both the lemon and lime juice. Stir in the Jalapeno, garlic, onion, and 1/4 c chopped parsley.
  • Add the Cayenne Pepper, olive oil, salt, and Black Pepper.
  • Lastly, chill for about 2-3 hours. Then plate and serve the Ceviche.

Chinese Wok Scorched Brussel Sprouts

These scorched Brussel Sprouts are an excellent side dish for meals during Lent or any other time of the year.
Author: Kathryn Raaker

Ingredients

  • ½ large bag Brussel Sprouts
  • 4 tablespoons Peanut oil
  • 2 Jalapeno Peppers (cut and seeded- quarter)
  • ½ Can of Pineapple –chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon of Garlic
  • 1/16 tablespoon Cayenne
  • ½ of the can of juice

Instructions

  • Cut the knobs off Brussel Sprouts and quarter them.
  • Next, scald the Jalapeno Peppers in a skillet and then add the Brussel Sprouts.
  • Add about 1/16 tablespoon of Cayenne Pepper and cook for 4 to 5 minutes
  • Finally, add Pineapple chunks to the mixture and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until the pineapple is heated through.
  • Put the mixture into a bowl.

Pasta and Shrimp-Fr Andrew

This is a twist on Father Andrew's Shrimp & Pasta dish.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lent, Shrimp, Pasta, garlic,
Servings: 6 people
Author: Father Andrew Umberg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 box Rotini pasta
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 Tbsp Garlic or dried onion Minced
  • 1 pound Fresh Shrimp (peeled and deveined)
  • ¼ tsp Black Pepper (Fresh Ground)
  • 20 Club Crackers Crushed
  • 1 bunch Italian Parsley
  • Romano Cheese or Parmesan for taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta until al dente
  • Add Olive oil and Butter to a skillet heat it up then add the Garlic, salt the garlic and the add shrimp
  • Cook the shrimp until it’s a light pink -Make sure the shrimp is done
  • Add cooked pasta to the shrimp mixture
  • Chop parsley and add to mixture
  • Add 20 Club Crackers- smash the crackers into the mixture.
  • Ready to serve it.
  • Put the Pasta onto a platter and then add Parmesan Romano Cheese