Atlantic Beach Pie

Makes 1 pie For the crust: 1 1/2sleeves of saltine crackers (about 6 ounces or 60 crackers) 1/2cup softened unsalted butter 3tablespoons sugar For the filling: One14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 4egg yolks 1/2cup lemon or lime juice or a mix of the two Fresh whipped cream, for garnish Coarse sea salt, for garnish Preheat oven…

Oatmeal Cookies

Coconut Oatmeal Drop Cookies Makes: 3 1/2 dozen cookies 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar 1/2 cup sugar 1 large egg, at room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1 1/2 cups…

Creamy garlic herb mushroom spaghetti

INGREDIENTS 8 ounces whole wheat pasta (spaghetti, linguine, etc.) – I like DeLallo brand 4 tablespoons butter, divided 3 cloves garlic, minced, divided 16 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced 2 tablespoons flour (or whole wheat flour) 1 teaspoon herbes de provence 1½ cups milk salt and pepper to taste 3 tablespoons olive oil additional ¼ cup…

Arachu Vitta Sambar

Mixed lentils with drumsticks, coconut, tamarind and spices. This sambar recipe is made with urad dal, tur dal and a little channa dal. Ingredients 2 tomatoes – chopped 1 cup yellow lentil (tur dal) 1/2 cup of drumsticks 1 onion – chopped 1/2 cup tamarind extract A pinch of turmeric powder Salt – to taste…

Tamarind Rice

A tangy rice dish made with channa and urad dals, infused with the flavor of tamarind pulp. Ingredients 1 cup rice-cooked ‘bite-like’ 2 Tbsp ghee 1 sprig curry leaves 2-3 whole red chillies 1 tsp asafoetida 1 tsp mustard seed 1 Tbsp channa daal 1 Tbsp urad daal,dhuli 2 tsp salt 40 gm tamarind-made into…

Aamras Ki Kadhi

Aditya Bal and his eager group of students get set to tackle Rajputana with a delicious Aamras ki Kadhi. A quick, easy and tangy curry. Ingredients For the Kadhi: 1 cup mango puree 1 cup kairi puree (raw mango) 1 cup thin buttermilk 1/4 cup besan mixed with some butteremilk, paste like 1/4 tsp turmeric…

Kalan Kerala Curry

Kalan is a traditional Kerala dish made during Onam Sadhya. It is a curry dish prepared using buttermilk, mustard seeds, coconut and raw bananas. Ingredients 3 cup thick butter milk 2 cups yam and raw bananas- cut into thin slices 1 tsp turmeric powder 1 tsp powdered fenugreek seeds 1 tsp black pepper powder 1/2…

Buttermilk Scones

Crisp outside, buttery and fluffy on the inside. These buttermilk scones are the perfect tea time option. Served with a delectable strawberry jam and whipped cream. Ingredients 500 grams of flour 2 tsp bicarbonate soda 2 tsp cream of tartar 75 grams of butter 2 tsp caster sugar 300 ml buttermilk 1 cookie cutter 1…

Buttermilk Chicken with Char Grilled Broccoli

This buttermilk chicken with char-grilled broccoli recipe is a lip smacking combination of flavors that will leave your guests wanting for more. Served with chilli and garlic sauce. Topped with almond flakes. Ingredients 3 chicken legs 2 cups buttermilk 1 Tbsp cumin powder 6 Tbsp vegetable oil 4 Tbsp olive oil 8 cloves of garlic…

Buttermilk Sambar

Sambar is one of the most loved dishes in the south Indian cuisine. Lady finger and brinjal cooked in a sambar paste and buttermilk base. A tempting tadka poured over the sambar and served piping hot! Ingredients For the vegetables: 2 Tbsp coconut oil 1/2 tsp turmeric powder 1/2 tsp red chilli powder 200 gms…

Fireball Jello Shot Cupcakes

yield: 30 JELLO SHOTS ingredients: for the fireball jello shots: 1-1/3 cup ginger ale 2 envelopes plain gelatin 2/3 cup Fireball whisky Few drops red food coloring for the fireball buttercream: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature 1 tbsp Fireball whisky 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar Pinch of salt directions: for the fireball jello shots:…

Cranberry Jell-O Shots

The sugar-coated cranberries are optional, but highly encouraged—they make for a great sweet-tart chaser after you’ve downed the shot. TOTAL TIME: 1:00 PREP: 0:20 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 20 INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRANBERRIES 1/2 c. water 1 1/2 c. sugar, divided 1 package fresh cranberries FOR THE JELL-O SHOTS 3 c. Water, Divided 2 packets cranberry-flavored…

Big-Batch Fireball Jell-o Shots

Regular or sugar-free Jell-o works with this recipe, and if you’re not a fan of cherry, feel free to substitute any flavor of your choice. (If you can’t find Fireball, an equal amount of whiskey, bourbon, or vodka also works.) TOTAL TIME: 4:10 PREP: 0:10 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 12-14 INGREDIENTS 5 c. Water, Divided 4…

Grinch Jell-o Shots

You can find sanding sugar in the baking section of many grocery and craft supplies stores, but if you can’t make the trip, you can always use regular granulated sugar. TOTAL TIME: 1:50 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 15 INGREDIENTS FOR THE LIME-SUGAR RIM 2 tbsp. lime juice 1/4 c. Red and green sanding sugar…

Caramel Apple Jello Shots

TOTAL TIME: 4:40 PREP: 0:30 COOK: 0:10 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 10 SERVES: 10 INGREDIENTS 4 Granny Smith apples 1/3 c. lemon juice 1 3/4 c. apple cider 2 packets gelatin 1/4 c. melted soft caramels 1 c. Salted Caramel vodka DIRECTIONS Carve the apples: Cut apples in half, down the stem. Pluck out the stem…

Easy Candy Corn Jello Shots

Don’t judge a jello shot by how you feel about the candy. TOTAL TIME: 4:30 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 50+ SHOTS INGREDIENTS 1 small box lemon Jell-O `1 small box orange Jell-O 1 small can sweetened condensed milk 4 envelopes Knox Gelatin (one small box) 3 c. Pinnacle Whipped Vodka 2 loaf pans Cooking spray WHITE…

Champagne Jello Shots

Like a regular Jello shot, but way classier. TOTAL TIME: 1:00 PREP: 0:10 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 12 INGREDIENTS 1 1/2 c. champagne (divided) 1 tbsp. lemon juice 1 tbsp. sugar 3 envelopes gelatin 1/4 c. vodka rainbow sprinkles DIRECTIONS Combine 1 1/4 cups champagne, lemon juice and sugar in a saucepan. Sprinkle gelatin on top….

Strawberry Champagne Jell-O Shots

No ‘pagne no gain. TOTAL TIME: 4:45 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: EASY YIELD: 24 INGREDIENTS 2 c. cold water 1 c. sugar 3 packages unflavored gelatin 1 1/2 c. prosecco, champagne, or cava (chilled) 1 1/2 c. sprite 2 c. sliced strawberries Cooking spray, for pan DIRECTIONS In a small saucepan, combine water and sugar. Sprinkle…

Apple Cranberry Moscow Mule

A Classic gingery Moscow Mule updated with the Autumnal flavors of apple and cranberry! Ingredients ice 4 ounces vodka ¼ cup cranberry juice ½ cup sparkling apple juice 2 ginger beers fresh cranberries for garnish Instructions Fill two large glasses with ice. Add the Vodka and cranberry juice. Add the sparkling apple juice and then…

vanilla cranberry mimosa

Ingredients: For the cocktail: 1 1/2 oz pumpkin pie spiced bourbon 1 1/2 oz pear syrup 1/4 oz lemon juice 2 oz sparkling water For the pumpkin pie spiced bourbon: 375ml bottle of bourbon 1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice blend For the pear syrup (makes ~6-8 oz):  1 cup chopped bartlett pear (~ 1 large…

Candy Cane-Kahlua Hot Chocolate

Take that, peppermint mocha. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 1 INGREDIENTS 1/2 c. whole milk 1/2 c. heavy cream 1 candy cane 3 tbsp. sipping chocolate 1/4 tsp. pure vanilla extract 1 1/2 oz. Kahlua whipped cream candy canes DIRECTIONS In a saucepan over low heat, warm whole milk and heavy cream. Add 1 candy cane and…

Mulled Wine Sangria

Give sangria a holiday twist by making a mulled wine studded with red and green fruit. It’s perfect hot or cold, so the choice is yours. Want to keep it warm during your holiday party? Pop the sangria in your slow cooker on the “keep warm” setting (or low). LEVEL: MODERATE YIELD: 6 TO 8…

Pear Mimosas

On its own, pear nectar can be a little, well, thick. But cut it with 2 parts dry champagne and you’re in business. TOTAL TIME: 0:05 PREP: 0:05 LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS 3/4 c. pear nectar 1 bottle champagne Pear slices, for garnish DIRECTIONS In champagne flutes, add pear nectar and top off with…

Pomegranate Moscow Mule

This festive twist on the classic cocktail will kill it at all your holiday parties.Moscow mules are even better with holiday flavors. LEVEL: EASY SERVES: 1 INGREDIENTS 2 oz. vodka 1 oz. pomegranate juice 1 tbsp. pomegranate seeds 1 tbsp. lime juice 1 tsp. honey 1/2 c. ice ginger beer Sprig of Rosemary DIRECTIONS In…

Grilled White House Pizza

“Sweet potatoes add welcome texture to pizza—and they’re delicious with tomato sauce!” — Cristeta Comerford and Sam Kass, executive chef and assistant chef of the White House TOTAL TIME: 1:15 PREP: 0:30 LEVEL: Easy SERVES: 8 Ingredients White Hamon sweet potatoes 2 Small Eggplants 2 tsp. red peppers ½ c. olive oil Salt and freshly…

Quick Sweet Pickles

“‘Beit Alpha’ isn’t your usual pickling cucumber, but it’s perfect for this eat-right-away snack.” — Deborah Madison, author of Seasonal Fruit Desserts TOTAL TIME: 0:15 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy SERVES: 8 Ingredients .6 c. white-wine vinegar or apple-cider vinegar .3 c. sugar .13 tsp. salt 2 c. thinly sliced ‘Beit Alpha’ cucumbers (about 2 cucumbers)…

English Pea Salad

Eggs, mayo, and Cheddar cheese lend extra creaminess to this decadent side. From: The B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery Cookbook: Recipes and Stories from a Southern Revival © 2013 by Alexe van Beuren. TOTAL TIME: 0:05 PREP: 0:05 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 8 Ingredients 2 large hard-boiled eggs 1 yellow bell pepper 2 oz. Cheddar cheese ½ c….

Asparagus, Peas, and Tomatoes with Herb Butter

These garden-fresh vegetables are full of flavor. Sauteed lightly in olive oil and garlic then served with homemade herb butter, they’re the perfect addition to any meal. TOTAL TIME: 0:25 PREP: 0:15 LEVEL: Easy YIELD: 8 Ingredients 4 tbsp. unsalted butter 1 tbsp. chopped fresh chives 1 tbsp. chopped fresh parsley 1 tsp. Freshly ground…

Grilled Artichokes with Harissa-Honey Dip

A little sweet, smoky, and spicy, these simple grilled artichokes make an unexpectedly delicious appetizer or party dish. TOTAL TIME: 1:00 PREP: 0:20 LEVEL: Moderate YIELD: 8 artichoke halves Ingredients 4 medium Artichokes 1 lemon ½ c. mayonnaise 1 tbsp. harissa 1 tbsp. Honey 1¼ tsp. Freshly ground pepper Cooking spray 1 tbsp. salt Directions…

Golden Gazpacho with Minted Cream

Fresh, mint-flecked cream is an elegant final touch to this summery soup of yellow tomatoes, peppers, and squash. From: The Beekman 1802 Heirloom Vegetable Cookbook © 2011 by Brent Ridge, Sandy Gluck, Josh Kilmer-Purcell Buy the book TOTAL TIME: 0:15 PREP: 0:10 LEVEL: Moderate YIELD: 4 servings Ingredients 1 lb. yellow tomatoes 1 yellow bell…