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…

Chocolate Truffles

10 oz semi-sweet chocolate ¼ c butter 2 T coffee (instant) 1 c powdered sugar 1 t brandy/rum 1 T whipping cream ½ c cocoa Melt 6 oz chocolate and butter in top of double boiler. Stir in coffee, powdered sugar, brandy and cream. Refrigerate 30-40 minutes, until firm. Spoon teaspoons onto waxed paper. Shape…

Winslow Homer’s Couscous Chicken Salad

This recipe was created by Sarah and Jo for their trip to the Winslow Homer exhibit at the MFA with Noni and Janet; being a Sarah recipe, all amounts are approximate and subject to any variation/substitution that comes to mind. Jo Suggests omitting the green peppers, adding peas and more couscous. 1 c uncooked couscous 1…

Toll House Brownies

2¼ c unsifted flour 1 t baking soda 1 t salt 1 c butter, softened ¾ c sugar ¾ c brown sugar, packed 1 t vanilla extract 2 eggs 12 oz (2 c) chocolate chips 1 c chopped nuts Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside….

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…

Garlic Spaghetti Squash with Herbs

1 medium spaghetti squash, halved and seeded olive oil kosher salt 2 cloves garlic, minced 2 t white wine vinegar ¼ c minced fresh parsley 2 T minced fresh basil ¾ c shredded Gruyère cheese ½ c pine nuts, toasted black pepper Preheat the oven to 375°. Rub squash with a little bit of olive…

Sour Cherry Tartlets

1¼ c flour ⅓ c sugar ¾ t grated lemon peel ¼ t salt 6T unsalted butter, room temp 1 lg egg, beaten ½ c sour cherry jam powdered sugar pastry cream (recipe below) creme anglaise (recipe below) Mix first 4 ingredients in medium bowl. Add butter. Rub in with fingers until butter is the…

Apple Crisp

4 c sliced tart apples (4–5) ⅔–¾ c packed light brown sugar ½ c oats ⅓ c butter, softened ¾ t cinnamon ¾ t nutmeg Heat oven to 350°. Arrange apples in greased square pan (8×8). Mix remaining ingredients and sprinkle over the apples. Bake until the topping is golden and apples are tender, about…

Jo’s BEST Banana Bread

1 c sugar ⅓ c butter 2 eggs 3-4 ripe bananas, mashed ⅓ c water 1⅔ c flour 1 t baking soda ½ t salt ¼ t baking powder Add ins of your choice: ½ c. chopped walnuts and/or chocolate chips; 1 t cinnamon, nutmeg and/or vanilla. (highly recommend the vanilla at minimum). Heat oven…