Grilled Chicken Drumsticks with Balsamic-chili Reduction

Grilling time can be a good time, and for this month the featured recipe is for drumsticks. If you are ready to grill something different with a little zing, this recipe is for you. Prep Time 1 Hour / Cook Time 35 Minutes Ingredients 4 Chicken drumsticks, skin on 1/3 cup Piri-piri oil (see recipe below) 1/2 cup Balsamic-chilli reduction sauce (see recipe below) 1-2 tsp Fine sea salt Recipe for Piri-piri Oil Equipment – One Mason or similar size jar Ingredients for Piri-piri Oil: 2 cups Neutral oil, such as Canola 1/2 cup Chilli flakes 1 Tbsp Fine sea …

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Filet Mignon and Lobster Nests

Steak and seafood is a great combination. Make plans to enjoy this tasty meal with your date, your family, or your friends. Using this recipe should provide satisfaction to all who partake. Time: 40 minutes Effort: Easy Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 1 lb. lobster, steamed, shelled and sliced 2 3 oz. filet mignon steaks 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce 1/2 cup Light soy sauce or Teriyaki sauce 1 ear of fresh corn (keep the husks) 2 bunches of Kataifi dough (shredded filo pastry) 1 tbsp canola oil 8 white mushrooms, sliced 1 tsp olive oil 2 cups water for boiling the …

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Grilled Sliders

Spring is now with us, and it is time to start grilling outside again (if you ever stopped). This month I will be sharing a couple of different delicious slider recipe options for you to enjoy. Dry-rub Chicken Sliders with Eggplant, Oyster Mushrooms and Gorgonzola Cheese Perfect little appetizer bites to please the whole family or your guests! Also great for parties or even as a main dish. Servings: 2 Ingredients 4 De-Boned Chicken Thighs (skin on) 2 tsp Smoked Sweet Paprika (or Plain Sweet Paprika) 1 tsp Ground Coriander 2 tsp Fine Sea Salt 1 Sprinkle of Ground Black Pepper 3 to 4 Oyster Mushrooms (shredded) 1 tsp Olive Oil 4 Slices Small Eggplant …

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Giant Shrimp and Scallops in Red Pepper and Tomato Sauce with Pasta

Are you ready to add some seafood to your diet? This dish, filled with shrimp and scallops mixed with pasta, red pepper and tomato sauce is scrumptious. Time: 35 minutes or less Effort: Easy Ingredients 8 giant shrimp peeled, raw 8 giant sea scallops, raw 1 large red pepper, diced 1 large tomato, diced 2 shallots, sliced thick 2 cloves garlic, chopped 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tsp balsamic vinegar salt & pepper 2 cups vegetable fusilli pasta 4 cups water 1 tbsp olive oil Grated Romano or parmesan cheese (optional) Directions In a medium saucepan sauté peppers, shallots and …

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Triple Layer Dark Chocolate Cake & Choco-coffee Ganache

When it comes to cakes, chocolate is often a favorite for many. This month we are sharing a recipe for a special cake that is sure to please you and your valentine. Cake Time: 45 minutes Effort: Easy Serves: 4   Ingredients 1/2 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 1/4 cup sugar 2 tbsp. cocoa powder 1/4 tsp. baking soda 1/3 cup water 1 tsp. vanilla essence 2 tbsp. unsalted butter, melted 1 tsp. white vinegar   Directions Preheat oven to 350F, making sure the rack is in the middle of the oven. Butter and flour a 5″ x 8 1/2″ oblong …

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Super Food for the Game

Food is always a big part of the game. This month we are giving you a few tasty ideas that should help you win with your friends whether you are feeding many, or a few. Shrimp & Spicy Guacamole Time: 15 minutes Effort: Easy Serves: 2 – 4 Ingredients 12-14 large shrimp, pre-cooked & peeled with the tail left on 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 tbsp. fresh lime juice 1 large, ripe avocado 1 medium hot red pepper, minced 1 tbsp. homemade mayonnaise or a good quality store bought kind Salt & freshly ground pepper to taste 1 tbsp. …

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Christmas Dinner

The thought of Christmas dinner is sure to inspire many people to think about the great food they have eaten. This month’s recipes will give you some ideas to help prepare your scrumptious feast this year. Baked Ham with Maple Mustard Sauce Time: 45 minutes Effort: Super-easy Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 – 3 pound Mesquite smoked ham 1 cup Yellow mustard 1/2 cup Dijon mustard 1/2 cup real maple syrup 1/2 cup orange juice Directions Heat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit. Place ham in a large baking casserole dish and cut slits on the skin creating a crisscross design. Place …

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Pan Fried Chops on Garlic Toast and Stir Fried Carrots

Pan fried chops on garlic toast and stir fried carrots should make for an interesting combination for this month. Choose your favorite type and cut of meat then get started on the meal. Pan Fried Chops on Garlic Toast Time: 20 mins Effort Easy Serves 4 Ingredients 4 pork chops, bone in or not (veal chops are great too!) 4 1/4 inch slices of country bread or Italian white bread (day old is even better) 1 cup plain breadcrumbs 1 tsp dried Oregano or Thyme 2 heaping tablespoons of Canola oil 1 teaspoon of softened butter 2 cloves garlic with …

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Cavatelli with Veal & Tomato Sauce, Grated Romano, Greek Basil Florets & Crispy Roast Tomato Slices

As summer turns to fall and the weather becomes cooler it is a good time to cook up a pasta dish. Cavatelli, veal and sauce combine for an enjoyable dish. Time:  45 minutes Effort: Easy but there are a few steps Serves: 2 Ingredients 1 large ripe tomato, sliced thin ⅓ cup olive oil 1 medium onion, minced ½ lb. ground Veal 2 Tbsp. Tomato paste 1 cup tomato passata 1 Tsp. Sugar Fine sea salt & ground pepper to taste ½ cup water plus 2  or more cups for the cavatelli 1 ½ cups cavatelli pasta ¾ cup grated …

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Sausage, Bacon and Red Pepper Hash Browns

Tailgating will start in earnest this month. For those who like a good breakfast to start the day this month’s recipe is one that is sure to thrill. Pair the dish with some biscuits and enjoy a winning meal. Time: 1 hour (approximately) Effort: Easy Serves: 8 Ingredients 1 large onion, diced 1 large red pepper, diced 3 tbsps olive oil 4 spicy Italian sausages – casing removed 8 strips of pre-cooked bacon, cut into pieces 8 potatoes: 3 each of Russet and Yukon Gold and 2 sweet potatoes, diced Crushed black pepper to taste Directions Heat two tablespoons of …

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