Main Dish

Christmas Beef Fillet - Directions for roasting a whole fillet: Preheat oven to 450  Allow the fillet to reach room temperature ( About 2 hours out of refrigeration) Lay out a piece of heavy plastic wrap or freezer paper on the counter and place  fillet on paper.  Season whole fillet with Herbes De Provence. Place fillet on a rack in […]
Dori’s Ribs - Ingredients: Baby Back Ribs – 1 or 2 racks onions salt and pepper, lots of garlic powder 1/4 cup water barbeque  sauce   Directions: Preheat oven to 425 degrees Using a knife, score meat at each rib – do not go all the way through. Season  both sides of ribs with salt and pepper and […]
Dolly’s Stuffed Cabbage - Directions for Ingredients: Cabbage: Each head of cabbage uses 1 pound of meat. 1.  1 medium cabbage – do not use dark green leaves 2.  Core cabbage – place core side down in 2 inches of water  and steam  to loosen leaves. 3.  Using a paring knife – take the vein  off  each cabbage leaf […]
Sheet Pan Pizza - Ingredients: 1 3/4 cup warm water ( 110 )degrees 1/2 cups plus 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 1 Tablespoon sugar 5 cups ( 25 ounces) all purpose flour 2 packages  ( 4 1/2 teaspoons) rapid rise yeast 2 teaspoon salt 1 jar pizza sauce 1 small can petite cut tomatoes 3 cups mozzarella cheese […]
Pierogi ( Polish Dumplings) Martha’s Dough -   DOUGH:   YIELD:  3 dozen – 4 dozen 5 cups flour plus  more for surface and dusting 2 Tablespoons sour cream 1 cup whole milk 1 cup water yellow cornmeal for dusting     Dough: 1.  In a large bowl, beat  egg and sour cream  until smooth. Whisk in milk and water. 2.  Slowly add […]
Pizza dough without yeast – St Louis Style - Yield: makes 2 – 12 inch pizzas Dough: 2 cups flour 2 tablespoons cornstarch 2 teaspoon sugar 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons olive oil   Directions: 1.  Combine flour, cornstarch,, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl. 2.  Combine water and oil in […]
Fresh Pasta without a machine - Ingredients: 2 cups flour  “oo”  see note 2 large eggs plus 6 large yolks 1 Tablespoon salt  2 Tablespoons olive oil       Directions: 1. Process flour eggs, yolks and oil together in a food processor until mixture forms a cohesive dough that feels soft and is barely tacky to the touch, ( about […]
Sesame Chicken - Glaze: 2/3 cup honey 2 Tablespoons bottled minced ginger 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic  or 2 cloves of garlic minced Zest of one lemon 2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice ( 1 lemon) 2 Tablespoons soy sauce 2 Tablespoons cider vinegar 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 4 chicken cutlets cut into bite […]
Faith’s Super Bowl Spinach Pie - 1 package puff pastry thawed 1  package sliced white mushrooms 1/2 sweet onion 1 clove garlic salt, pepper to taste 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large package  pre washed baby spinach leaves 1 package Athos Feta cheese flavored with basil and sun dried tomatoes  Preheat oven to 425 degree 1.  Fit  1 piece thawed puff […]
Chicken with Rosemary Sauce - 8 ounces angel hair pasta 1teaspoons olive oil 4  skinless, boneless chicken breast halves ¼ teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon pepper ½ cup chopped green onions 1/3 cup white cooking wine 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary ½ cup fat free chicken broth 1/3 cup heavy cream   1.Cook pasta according to package directions. 2.While pasta cooks, […]
Chickpea and Spinach Stew - ACTIVE TIME: 15 MIN  TOTAL TIME: 35 MIN SERVES: 4 INGREDIENTS 1 cup water 10 ounces baby spinach 2 large garlic cloves, crushed Kosher salt Pinch of saffron threads 2 teaspoons sweet paprika 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin Pinch of ground cloves Pinch of freshly ground pepper Two 15-ounce cans chickpeas with their liquid 1/4 cup […]
Stuffed Cabbage Casserole - ½ head cabbage ½ pound ground beef ¼ cup raw rice ½ large onion ½ teaspoon salt garlic to taste ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 egg 1 can pureed tomatoes 1 small can tomato sauce 1.Chop cabbage into small dice. 2.Melt 1 tablespoon butter and place it in the bottom of glass baking pan. 3.Layer ½ […]
Italian Meatballs - 2 pounds 80% ground beef 5 pieces  bread processed into crumbs in food processor 3 eggs beaten 4 hands grated cheese 1 teaspoon pepper 2 teaspoons salt 1 Tablespoon dried parsley 2 teaspoons garlic powder Dash season salt 1.Process breadcrumbs and add lightly to ground beef 2. Add seasonings and cheese 3. Mix in beaten […]
Greek Sausage and Pasta - 1 ½ pounds turkey sausage, casings removed 2-3 red peppers 1 nice sized block of feta cheese Kalamata olives Bow tie pasta Oregano 1. In large fry pan, break apart sausage with spatula and cook until browned. Reduce heat 2. While sausage is cooking, slice peppers into julienne pieces and add to fry pan. 3. […]
Christmas Eve Soup - 2 onions 4-5 stalks celery 5-6 carrots Half head of a small cabbage – sliced thin 1 large cans sauerkraut 1 small can diced tomatoes OR Ryan’s leftover tomato sauce 2-3 ounces porcini dried mushrooms 2 boxes chicken stock Water to fill pot ROUX – 1. Soak mushrooms in cool water overnight 2. Drain, rinse […]