Creamy Au Gratin Potatoes

Prep 30 m
Cook 1 h 30 m
Ready In 2 h


  • 4 russet potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch slices
  • 1 onion, sliced into rings
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese


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Cranberry Walnut Stuffin’ Muffins

1 Loaf of Bread
10 Tbsp of Butter
2 Onions – chopped
4 Celery Stalks - chopped
2 Fennel Bulbs – chopped
1 Tbsp Dried Sage
1 Tbsp Dried Thyme
1 Tbsp Bell’s Seasoning
3/4 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 Cup Walnuts - chopped
2 Cups Low Salt Chicken Broth or Vegetable Broth
3 Eggs – beaten
Salt & Pepper
Cooking Oil Spray

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Corned Beef Recipe


2 quarts water
1 cup kosher salt
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons saltpeter
1 cinnamon stick, broken into several pieces
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1 teaspoon black peppercorns
8 whole cloves
8 whole allspice berries
12 whole juniper berries
2 bay leaves, crumbled
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
2 pounds ice
1 (4 to 5 pound) beef brisket, trimmed
1 small onion, quartered
1 large carrot, coarsely chopped
1 stalk celery, coarsely chopped

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Colonial Minced Meat (real) Pie

Recipe by Denise Warren,

1 1/4 pounds of beef round or leftover roast
1/4 pound suet
1 1/2 pounds apples
1 cup raisins or currants
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon clove
2 teaspoons nutmeg
1/4 cup brandy
2 cups cider or apple juice

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Citrus-Ginger Roasted Beets and Carrots

4 beets, peeled and sliced
3 large carrots, peeled and quartered
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon soy sauce

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Carrot Cake with Maple Cream Cheese Icing

For the cake:
2 cups all purpose flour 
2 teaspoons baking soda 
1 teaspoon salt 
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
2 cups sugar 
1 1/4 cups canola oil 
4 large eggs 
3 cups grated peeled carrots 
1 1/4 cups coarsely chopped walnuts 
2 tablespoons minced peeled ginger

For the icing:
10 ounces cream cheese, room temperature 
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature 
2 1/2 cups powdered sugar 
1/4 cup pure maple syrup

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Cantaloupe and Lime Granita

Serves four to six.

6 cups pureed fresh cantaloupe, from about one medium melon
2 tablespoons lime juice, from about one lime
Zest from one lime

Remove the rind from the cantaloupe. (You can cut off each end and then around the outside, like at the start of supreming citrus.) Cut the melon in half and scoop out the seeds. Roughly cut the fruit into about one inch pieces.

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Butternut Squash Soup with Coconut

2 Butternut Squash 
1 Tbsp Olive Oil 
2 Tbsp Butter 
1 Onion – if you can find a sweet onion use that, otherwise a yellow or white onion is fine 
2 Cups Vegetable or Chicken Broth 
1/2 tsp Freshly Ground Nutmeg 
1 14 oz Can of Coconut Milk - Thai Kitchen makes one that is widely available 
Salt and Pepper

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Broccoli Rabe with Sundried Tomato and Fresh Pasta

6 Tbsp Olive Oil 
8 Cloves of Garlic – thinly sliced 
1 Shallot – thinly sliced 
1 Head of Broccoli Rabe - chopped 
6 Fillets of Sundried Tomato – thinly sliced 
1 lb Fresh Pasta (Tagliatelle or Fettuccini)
Salt & Pepper 
6 oz Hard Cheese for grating over the pasta

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Basil Infused Olive Oil

You could also try it drizzled over these Smash Roasted Fingerling Potatoes. A little bit on a plate with a pinch of sea salt and a grind of fresh black pepper is perfect for dipping some crusty bread into. Splash a little on a piece of grilled fish or chicken to add a nice burst of bright summer flavor. Or, you can use it as the oil for making basil vinaigrette. 

1 Cup Fresh Basil Leaves 
1 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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