Tag Archive | Melanie Original

Roast Turkey

This recipe is credited mostly to Stephanie Graham – she is a true chef, as well as my best friend. Brine over night, in double clean kitchen sized trash bags, in the sink ( or a new 5 gallon bucket): Take out turkey neck and innards, rinse thawed turkey with cool water, place in the […]

Salted Caramel Buttercream

Stir together, stirring frequently till thick and bubbly over medium heat; Let sit and cool, then add the vanilla 1 cup salted butter 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup white sugar 1 TB vanilla 1 pound salted butter, softened – whipped in stand mixer until fluffy Add the following to whipped […]

Strawberry Cream Cheese Filling

In small bowl, stir together, then set aside to allow juices to form 1 cup cut cup strawberries, lightly mash with fork 1/4 cup granulated sugar With a mixer on medium speed, cream together: 24 oz cream cheese 1 3/4 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla Fold in the strawberries.  Today I’m using this to […]

Beef Stew

Cover with water in large stock pot, bring to boil, then boil 15 minutes, reduce heat to med-low to simmer: 3-4 lbs red potatoes, cubed 7 carrots, chopped 5 tsp beef bullion 1/4 cup santa maria seasoning (mixture of garlic salt, pepper and parsley) 3 sprigs of thyme, leaves only In large saute pan, in […]

Artichoke Spread Bread

My Artichoke recipe is: 1 cup mayo, 1 cup shredded jack cheese 1/2 cup shredded parmesean cheese 1 can drained artichoke hearts. Spread it on any bread and bake it til the cheese is bubbly. Or bake won ton wrappers in mini muffin pan, fill it and bake for 10 minutes until warm.

Tomato Ranch Squares

1 pizza crust 1 cup warm water, 1 TB yeast, 2 tsp sugar – mix all  let stand 2 TB olive oil, 2 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp salt – knead all 5 minutes Bake 11 min @425 1 cup mozzerella cheese – sprinkle over baked crust 4 Roma Tomatoes, sliced thin – lay on […]