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Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken

ingredients Brine 1 small onion, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, smashed with the flat side of a knife 1 teaspoon olive oil Kosher salt 5 or 6 branches rosemary, each 4 to 5 inches/10 to 12 centimeters long 4 1/2 cups water 1 lemon, quartered 8 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, flattened 3 cups all-purpose/plain flour […]

Dark Chocolate Cake

ingredients 3 cups cake flour 2 cup sugar 1 cup unsweetened ghirardelli cocoa powder 2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon kosher salt 2 cup cold water 1 1/4 cup vegetable oil 2 tablespoon distilled white vinegar 2 teaspoon vanilla extract preparation Preheat oven to 350°F. Place first 5 ingredients in 9×13-inch nonstick metal pan. Using […]

Classic Rolls

Dissolve in bowl: 1 cup warm water 2 tablespoons yeast Beat 3 eggs,add yeast mixture after it has bubbled Add: 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt Add 4 1/2 cups flour, knead 10 min. in mixer Let Raise ’til double in greased bowl. Punch down. Roll out or form desired shape, let […]

Tomatoe Basil Soup with Parmesan

2 (14 oz) cans diced tomatoes, with juice 1 cup finely diced celery 1 cup finely diced carrots 1 cup finely diced onions 1 tsp dried oregano or 1 T fresh oregano 1 T dried basil or 1/4 cup fresh basil 4 cups chicken broth ½ bay leaf ½ cup flour 1 cup Parmesan cheese […]

Apple Snicker Salad

8 large granny smith apples, chunked 1 bag snack-sized snickers candy bars 1 – 16 oz cool whip, thawed Combine apples and cool whip.  Freeze candy bars then strike  with a hammer or blunt object, add ‘shards’ to bowl, stir in.  To make a faux potato salad, make 1 small package of instant vanilla pudding […]

Grapes and Gravy

Mix with electric beater til smooth, than stir in 4 lbs grapes: 8 oz sour cream 8 oz cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 1 tsp vanilla

Corn and Sausage Chowder

Brown, Drain in stock pot: 1 lb pork sausage 1 cup onion, chopped Add, Bring to boil, simmer until potatoes are tender 4 cups potatoes, diced 2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp marjoram 2 cups water 1/2 tsp pepper Add, heat until almost boiling: 2 cups fresh corn, cooked on the cob (about 2 cobs) 1 […]