Denver Chocolate Pudding

¾ c sugar 1 c flour 2 t baking powder ⅛ t salt 2 T butter 1 oz unsweetened chocolate or 3 T cocoa ½ c milk ½ t vanilla ½ c brown sugar ½ c white sugar 4 T cocoa 1½ c cold water Preheat oven to 350°. Sift together first four ingredients. Melt…

Our Morning Surprise at Granite Lake

August 2002 One morning at Granite Lake, Harris (age 1) had just awoken.  His doting mother was up, getting his breakfast bottle ready.  All of a sudden, Mumma heard “quack, quack” off in the distance and thought, “Here are the ducks for the first time on our vacation!” So she grabbed a piece of bread…

Buckeyes

4 c confectioners sugar 2 sticks butter, softened 1 18-oz jar peanut butter 3 c chocolate chips, melted small amount of paraffin Mix confectioners sugar, butter, and peanut butter in mixer.  Chill until firm.  Roll the mixture into balls, put on cookie sheet and chill or freeze til very firm. Mix chocolate chips and paraffin…

Slow Cooker Turkey Enchilada Quinoa Bake

1 lb ground turkey 1½ c uncooked quinoa 1 can (15 ounces) black beans 1 c frozen corn 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies ½ c salsa 1 t minced garlic ½ c onion ½ c sweet bell peppers 1 c water 1 can (19 ounces) red enchilada sauce* (See recipe below to make your own) 1 T chili powder 1 t…

Peach Kuchen

1 (¼-ounce) package active dry yeast ¼ c warm water (105–110°F) 2 c plus 2 T all-purpose flour, divided 1 c sugar, divided ½ t salt ½ c plain whole-milk yogurt (preferably Greek-style) at room temperature 1 large egg, warmed in shell in warm water 5 minutes 1½ t grated lemon zest 1 t pure…

Sarah’s Mashed Potato Recipe

10 lbs russet potatoes 3 sticks butter (1½ c) 16 oz Tofutti or cream cheese 1 c (plus) half and half 1–2 t salt 1–2 t pepper Bookbinders hot horseradish mustard to taste Serves 16-20

Scalloped Potatoes

Preheat oven to 350°.  Butter a casserole dish (I use a round 1½ quart that’s about 5-6” deep).  Layer with thinly sliced potato, salt, pepper, flour, dots of butter, thinly sliced onion, thinly sliced ham, dollops of goat cheese.  Repeat until 1½” below top.  Pour milk or a combination of milk and half and half…

Shakshuka

Serves 4 (2 eggs each) 2 T olive oil 1 onion, chopped 2 yellow and 1 red peppers, cut into ¼-inch dice 2 t ground cumin 1 bay leaf ¼ t salt 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped 1 (28-ounce) can whole plum tomatoes with juices, hand crushed 2 t tomato paste 4 t harissa Chopped…

Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Originally published by David Leite in the New York Times 2 c minus 2 T (8½ ounces) cake flour 1⅔ c (8½ ounces) bread flour 1¼ t baking soda 1½ t baking powder 1½ t kosher salt 2½ sticks (1¼ cups) unsalted butter, at room temperature 1¼ c (10 ounces) light brown sugar 1 c plus…

Sarah’s Superior Sauced Chicken

8 bone-in chicken thighs, skin on In dutch oven 4–5 T butter, brown chicken thoroughly, both sides. Salt and pepper both sides. Add ¾–1 lemon, cut into wedges Add ¼–½c madeira Jar of mushroom slices Jar of pimentos 1 lg onion chopped Put covered dutch oven in oven at 350°. After 30 minutes, stir, remove…