Iced Jasmine Ginger Tea
Makes: 2 servings
Total Time: 10 minutes + steeping
Simmer; Strain and Cool:
Simmer water, sugar, ginger, tea bags, and lemon zest strips together in a saucepan over medium-high heat until sugar dissolves, about 5 minutes. Let stand off heat 10 minutes, then strain into a glass measuring cup. Cool tea base to room temperature.
To serve, divide tea base between two glasses filled with ice. Top each with 1 T. cream and 1 T. sweetened condensed milk. Stir briskly to blend and serve.
Per : cal; total fat ( sat); chol; sodium; carb; fiber; protein
Green Bean Casserole with Onion Rings
Total Time: 90
Melt; Whisk in:
Slowly Add; Stir in:
Coat a 1-qt. casserole dish with nonstick spray. Saute bacon in a saute pan over medium heat until nearly cooked. Add onion and cook until tender. Stir in mushrooms; cook until soft and onions are golden, about 5 minutes, then set aside. Pulse cream cheese, butter, Dijon, garlic, herbs, lemon juice, and orcestershire in a food processor until blended; chill. Melt butter in a large saucepan over low heat. Whisk in flour and cook for 1 minute. Slowly add warm milk, whisking until thick. Stir in herbed cheese, salt, and pepper until melted. Combine blanched beans, mushrooms, and cheese sauce in a large bowl. Transfer to prepared casserole dish and chill until ready to bake (up to 1 day ahead). Preheat oven to 400°. Bake casserole for 30 minutes, or until filling is bubbly. Before serving, top casserole with fried onion rings, see online recipe.
Per None: 483 cal; 35g total fat ( sat); chol; 175mg sodium; 36g carb; 4g fiber; 0g protein
Horseradish Mashed Potatoes
Process chopped horseradish root to fine shavings, in a food processor.
Add enough vinegar in a steady stream, with processor running, to form a spreadable paste. You may not need all of it. Transfer sauce to a bowl.
Stir in sugar and salt. Refrigerate in a jar with a tight lid. After a half hour the flavor is well balanced. To cook the potatoes, place them in a 6–8 qt. stockpot. Add cold water to cover the potatoes by 1–2". Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and simmer potatoes 15–20 min., or until they can be broken easily with a fork. Don’t overcook or they’ll absorb too much water.
Simmer milk and butter in a saucepan. Drain potatoes and return them to the pot. Over med. heat, briefly cook the potatoes to dry, stirring constantly. Fill ricer with some potatoes and push them through the ricer into a bowl. Repeat in batches with remaining potatoes. Gradually add the warm milk and butter to the potatoes, stirring to combine. Stir in Horseradish Sauce and season with salt to taste.
Per None: 283 cal; 10g total fat ( sat); chol; 268mg sodium; 44g carb; 0g fiber; 0g protein
Blue Cheese, Pear, and Pecan Salad with Warm Bacon Dressing
Total Time: 45
Combine; Toss with Pecans and Roast:
Add and Saute:
Preheat oven to 350°. Toast pecans on a baking sheet in oven until golden, about 10 minutes. Combine sugar, oil, salt, and spices in a small bowl while nuts toast. Toss hot pecans with sugar mixture until well coated. Return nuts to baking sheet and roast 8–10 more minutes, or until coating is dry. Do not overbake. Saute bacon for the dressing in a medium skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Spoon off excess fat; leave bacon in skillet. Add the shallots to the skillet; saute until softened, about 3 minutes. Stir in the mustard and cinnamon; cook another minute. Whisk in the apple juice concentrate, oil, and vinegar. Season with salt and pepper. Keep dressing warm over low heat until ready to toss the salad. Toss the greens, fennel, pear, blue cheese, and spiced pecans with some of the warm dressing (you may not use all the dressing). Serve salad immediately.
Per : 272 cal; 23g total fat ( sat); chol; 349mg sodium; 13g carb; 0g fiber; 0g protein
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28 BASIC RECIPES
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