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Chocolate Cheesecake with Coffee Mousse

Coffee Mousse – Chocolate cheesecake ***Makes two cakes*** 10  Cream Cheese — softened 2 2/3 cup Sugar 1.5 cup Whipping cream 10 Eggs — room Temperature ½ cup Captain morgans rum Praline/Pecan liqueur – works best  2 dashes of Vanilla extract 2 cup Ghirardelli chocolate chips – melted 2 cups pecans Salt Springform pans ***Coffee […]

BBQ Smoked Brisket & Sauce Recipe

The Gist of it: Smoke for 6 hours –  until brisket temp is 135-150F Oven for 2-3 hours – until brisket temp is 205-210F for at least 30 minutes Smoke 1-2 hour – until bark is solidified on outside. Let brisket rest for AT LEAST 30 minutes in foil before serving The Process: Meat  Prep (24 hours […]

Chicken Pot Pie with Crust Recipe

  CHICKEN POT PIE AND HOMEMADE  CRUST (makes two pies) Chicken: 1.5 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves – cubed 1/3 cup oil (olive or vegetable) 1/2 tsp garlic powder 1/2 tsp onion salt 1/2 tsp black pepper Crust: 2 cup flour 4 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp. ground sage 4 tbsp. butter (separate) 1 […]

Eggs Benedict

Eggs Benedict   Bacon  English muffins or bread 1 teaspoon white vinegar 1 tblspn Caldo de pollo in water used to poach eggs 6 tblspn stick of butter 4 egg yolks ½ cup of milk (or cream) 1 dash of cayenne pepper (seriously 1) Tiny pinch of caldo de pollo – butter is salty!!! 1 […]

Pork Loin Wrapped in Filo Pastry Dough

Pork Loin Filo 1 pound. pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver-skin Soak in teriyaki and soy sauce for a couple hours Rub in: Salt & Pepper 1 teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon paprika About a box of sliced mushrooms (eat a few) Sliced Onions Parmesan cheese High temperature oil (Safflower) 6-7 sheets phyllo dough for each pork piece 6 tblspoons […]

Healthy Cheesecake Recipe

I’m the cheesecake addict of the family. Every Christmas I make my Ghiradelli chocolate cake (with spiced rum for a super rich finish) and coffee mousse.. It makes me sad, though… my wife says it’s just “too much”.. The rest of the family loves it, but always asks for “something with less calories”.. I know.. […]

Eggs in Avocado – Breakfast Recipe

Breakfast Recipe:  Eggs in an Avocado Pit  avocados and spoon out a little extra to fit more egg in – eat extra out of spoon Add egg, salt, pepper, cheese, paprika Heat small convection oven to 400F – one I used – Cook for 10 minutes or until (slightly solid)  

Homemade Wine – The Quick and Easy

Homemade Wine Making Process This is  tried, tested and efficient way to make six or so gallons of awesome wine. My favorites with this recipe are green apple, pomegranate, blueberry and iced tea. Grape is good, too. Have fun with this! You will need: 7 gallon fermentation bucket with lid, airlock mechanism (picture at bottom […]

Gyro and Sauce Recipe for Beginners

Gyros  (double this recipe to feed 6)   Obtain pita bread 1/2 onion, cut into chunks 1 pound ground lamb 1 pound ground beef 1 tablespoon minced garlic (1st time did 1.5 ground, .5 breakfast sausage) 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1 teaspoon dried marjoram 1 teaspoon ground dried rosemary 1 teaspoon […]