Monthly Archives: July 2011

Chorizo and Black Bean Chili

3/4 pound chorizo 1/2 pound lean ground beef left over meat from your refrigerator 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 small onion, chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 15 ounce cans black beans, rinsed and drained 1 14 oz can diced … Continue reading

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Very Cherry Vanilla Jelly

Very Cherry Cherry Vanilla Jelly Cherries – Pitted, Chopped – 4 to 6 cups 2 Cups White Wine or Water Juice from one orange and 1 lemon 2 vanilla beans, sliced to release the beans 1 tsp salt 1 tsp … Continue reading

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Vanilla Fig Preserves

24 figs sliced into 6-8 segments 2 Cups White Wine or Water Juice from one orange and 1 lemon 2 vanilla beans, sliced to release the beans 1 tsp salt 1 tsp Ground Cinnamon 3 Cups Brown Sugar 1 Cup … Continue reading

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Black Walnut Liqueur – Nocino

Since I have the trees, I picked about 100 black walnuts and set about to make the infusion of Black Walnut Liqueur. Don’t be too eager, it won’t be ready for about 12 months! 100 Black Walnuts quartered – You … Continue reading

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Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Chipolte Mayonnaise

Pulled Pork Your favorite buns or my Brioche Buns Chipolte Mayonnaise Oh so good! For you pulled pork, add BBQ sauce. My favorite other than homemade is ______________. Top with Coleslaw, or Bread and Butter Pickles and Chipolte Mayonnaise. You’re … Continue reading

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Chipolte Mayonnaise – Reduced Fat Style with all the flavor

Ingredients: 1/2 cup lowfat mayonnaise 1/2 cup greek style yogurt or nonfat sour cream 2 chipotles in adobo sauce 1 tablespoon adobo sauce 1/2 lime, juice Salt and freshly ground black pepper This is a staple in my kitchen pantry. … Continue reading

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