Cola Cake

Yield:  12-16 servings   Ingredients: Cake 1 cup butter 1 cup cola beverage 2 Tablespoons cocoa 1 cup mini marshmallows 2 cups flour 2 cups sugar 2 eggs 1/2 cup buttermilk 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon vanilla   Directions for cake: Preheat oven to 350. Lightly spray a 9×13 baking pan with  cooking spray. […]

Faith’s Soy Ginger Fried Shrimp

Yield: 4-6 servings                                                              Ingredients: Vegetable oil for frying 1 1/2 pounds uncooked shrimp (peeled and deveined) 1 cup flour 1 cup dark beer 1 cup sugar 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/4 cup white vinegar 2 Tablespoons dry sherry 4 Tablespoons peeled and minced fresh ginger Sliced scallions, sesame seeds for garnish   Directions […]

Traditional Potato Gnocchi

Yield:  4 servings                                                                                                         […]

Ricotta Gnocchi

Yield:  4 servings Ingredients: 15 ounces whole milk ricotta cheese 1 large egg 4 Tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil 1 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 6 Tablespoons Flour 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese 1/2 cup Panko breadcrumbs   Directions for making dough:: 1.  Line a colander set over a large mixing bowl with cheesecloth.  Place ricotta […]

Toffee Bars

Ingredients:                                                                                                                                 1 1/2 sticks ( 12 Tablespoons ) Butter 2 1/4 cup light brown sugar 2 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking powder pinch of salt 3/4 cups chopped pecans 2 large eggs 2 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup toffee pieces   Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Spray an 8 inch square baking pan […]

Cold Doughs

Ingredients: 6 cups flour 3  sticks butter ( room temperature ) 1/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt rind of lemon ( optional) 1/4 cup warm milk 1 package dry yeast ( not Quick Rise ) 6 egg yolks 1 cup sour cream Sugar for rolling dough   DOUGH: Cream butter, flour, salt, and sugar, (lemon […]

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 […]

Russian Tea Cakes

Ingredients                                                                                              2 cups ( 10 ounces ) all purpose […]