My Favorite Banana Bread

READY IN: 1hr 15minsYIELD: 1 loaf INGREDIENTS 2cupsall-purpose flour 1teaspoonbaking soda 1⁄4teaspoonsalt 1⁄2teaspoonground cinnamon 1⁄2cupunsalted butter, softened to room temperature 3⁄4cuplight brown sugar or 3/4cupdark brown sugar 2largeeggs, at room temperature 1⁄3cupplain yogurt or 1/3cupsour cream, at room temperature 2cupsmashed bananas (about 4 large ripe bananas) 1teaspoonpure vanilla extract 3⁄4cup chopped pecans or 3/4cup chopped […]


Tender Eye of Round Roast

READY IN: 2hrs 30mins INGREDIENTS 1tablespoonolive oil 2teaspoonskosher salt 1teaspoonblack pepper 1⁄2teaspoondried thyme 4garlic cloves, minced 3slicesonions 1tablespoondried parsley 3beef bouillon cubes 1 (3 lb)beef eye round 1⁄2cupdry red wine (merlot or Cab) 1⁄2cupbeef broth 2tablespoons cold butter, cut up aluminum foil optional for gravey- 2 tbs flour and warm water (I use water from […]


Mary’s Chocolate Balls

READY IN: 1hr 15minsYIELD: 48 balls INGREDIENTS 12ounceschocolate chips 12ouncesbutterscotch chips 8ouncescream cheese, softeened 8ouncescandied cherries, quartered 2cupsminiature marshmallows 8ouncesdesiccated coconut NUTRITION INFO Serving Size: 1 (1462) g Servings Per Recipe:1 Calories: 131.9 Calories from Fat 64 g 49 % Total Fat 7.1 g 10 % Saturated Fat 5.1 g 25 % Cholesterol 5.2 mg […]

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Traditional Pecan Pie Filling

READY IN: 1hr 25minsYIELD: 1 pie INGREDIENTS 1pie crust 6tablespoonsbutter 1cupdark brown sugar 1⁄2teaspoonsalt 3eggs 3⁄4cuplight corn syrup 1tablespoonvanilla 2cupspecans NUTRITION INFO Serving Size: 1 (1139) g Servings Per Recipe:1 Calories: 4838.8 Calories from Fat 2704 g 56 % Total Fat 300.5 g 462 % Saturated Fat 76.8 g 384 % Cholesterol 741.2 mg 247 […]


Pork Tenderloin With Bacon-Onion Jam

READY IN: 1hr 20minsYIELD: 1 tenderloin INGREDIENTS Bacon-Onion Jam 2tablespoonsolive oil 1largered onion, diced 8ounces thick-cut bacon, cut into large chunks 2sprigsfresh thyme 1⁄3cupbrown sugar 1⁄4cup strong brewed coffee 1tablespoonapple cider vinegar Pork Tenderloin 1pork tenderloin 1⁄2teaspoongarlic powder 1⁄2teaspoonkosher salt 1⁄2teaspoonblack pepper DIRECTIONS For the bacon-onion jam: Heat the oil in a cast-iron pan on […]

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Belgian Tomato Meatball Soup (Tomatensoep Met Ballekes)

READY IN: 1hr 30minsYIELD: 1 pot INGREDIENTS 1lb canned chopped tomato (450 g) 4cupschicken stock, warm(960 ml) 2largefresh tomatoes 1mediumfresh carrot 1smallonion, chopped 3mediumgarlic cloves, chopped 2tablespoonsunsalted butter 1teaspoontomato paste 24 tiny meatballs (raw) 2sprigsfresh rosemary 3tablespoonsfresh parsley, chopped pepper salt DIRECTIONS Add the butter to a large and high pan. Place it over medium […]

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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Chef’s Note “Strawberries…the smell of summer!  Not as difficult as it seems, plus some down time. From ATK.” READY IN: 1hr45mins SERVES: 8 UNITS: US IngredientsNutrition CRUST 9 graham crackers (whole crackers broken into pieces) 1⁄2 cupsugar 3⁄4 cupall-purpose flour 1⁄4 teaspoonsalt 8 tablespoonsunsalted butter, melted FILLING 1 1⁄2 lbscream cheese 1 cupsugar 3 largeeggs […]

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Chef’s Note “An exceptional cookie!” READY IN: 1hr5mins SERVES: 8-10 UNITS: US IngredientsNutrition 3⁄4 cupsalted butter 1 cup packed light brown sugar 1⁄2 cupgranulated sugar 2 largeeggs 2 teaspoonsvanilla extract 2 1⁄4 cups plus 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour (about 9 5/8 ounces) 1 teaspoonbaking soda 3⁄4 teaspoontable salt 1 (12ounce) package semi-sweet chocolate chips (or […]

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Crawfish Bisque (Crawfish Balls Instead of Heads)

Chef’s Note “This recipe for Crawfish Bisque (Crawfish Balls Instead of Heads), by Rose Martin – Administrative Services, is from A Taste of Geismar, one of the cookbooks created at” READY IN: 3hrs SERVES: 8-10 UNITS: US IngredientsNutrition Crawfish Balls 2 lbs of the ground crawfish tails (see NOTE below) 1 smallonion, very finely […]

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Duck and Andouille Gumbo

Chef’s Note “Roasting the duck is included in the prep time. ” READY IN: 4hrs SERVES: 8 UNITS: US IngredientsNutrition 4 -5 lbswhole duck salt & fresh ground pepper (to taste) 1⁄2 cup plus 2 tablespoons vegetable oil or 1⁄2 cup rendered duck fat, divided 3⁄4 cupall-purpose flour 2 mediumyellow onions, chopped 3 stalkscelery, chopped 1 […]