recipes by design A Collection of Favorite Recipes By the creative minds of Typography III
Winter Quarter 2014 Instructor: Charmaine Martinez Department of Art and Design California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Recipes by Design
recipes by design A Collection of Favorite Recipes By the creative minds of Typography III
Winter Quarter 2014 Instructor: Charmaine Martinez Department of Art and Design California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
Recipes by Design
TABLES OF CONTENTS 01 SAVORY Cajun Shrimp Alfredo 8 Spam Musubi 10 Hamachi Poke with Pineapple Poi & Taro Chips 12 Bertolucci’s Gourmet Grilled Cheese 14 Tostada Crisp 16 Really Good Guac 18 Green Grilled Avocados 20 Mixed Grilled Kabobs with Guava BBQ Sauce 22 Babi Kecap 24 Avocado Mango Shrimp Stacks 26 Mexican Two Bean Chili 28 Mushroom Risotto 30 Now That’s a Taco Salad 32 California Roll 34 Ahi Tuna Tartare 36 Korean Barbeque Short Ribs 38 Moroccan Chickpea Soup 40 Oriental Cold Noodle Salad 42 Taco Soup 44 Shepherd’s Pie 46 Shepherd’s Pie with an Accent 48 Caprese Stack 50 Joong: Chinese Tamale 52
02 SWEET Almond Paste Cookies 56 Chocolate Banana BonBons with Toasted Almonds 58 Italian Sesame Cookies 60 Mor Mor’s Pineapple Upside Down Cake 62 World’s Best Chocolate Chip Cookies 64 Halo Halo 66 Buckeye Brownie Cookies 68 Browned Butter Spoon Cookies 70 Nana’s Banana Bread 72 Grandma’s Swedish Pancakes 74 Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread 76 Nana’s Coconut Cream Pie 78 Oat Nut Bars with Lemon Coconut Icing 80 Black Russian Cake 82 Fear of the Black Planet Cake 84
03 REFRESHING Moscow Mule 88 Pimm’s No. 1Traditional Cocktail 90 Black Berry Meye Lemon Gin & Tonic 92 Black Flower Fizz 94 Cucumber Sangria 96
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- Savory â€œThere is no sincerer love than the love of food.â€? -George Bernard Shaw
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Cajun Shrimp Alfredo 8
Get all of your ingredients ready, tomatoes diced, onion diced and so forth because the recipe goes together fast once the shrimp is cooked.
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined 2 tablespoons creole seasoning 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil 1 ½ tablespoons butter 8 ounces sliced mushrooms 2 teaspoons garlic powder 1 cup tomato, diced, fresh or canned 1 cup heavy cream 1 cup parmesan cheese, grated 1 egg yolk 1 cup onion, diced, divided 8 ounces linguine ½-1 tablespoon tony’s creole seasoning
Toss the shrimp in 1 tablespoon of the Creole Seasoning, set aside. Fill a pan with water adding salt to season the pasta. When water boils add pasta and cook until al dente. While pasta is cooking, heat olive oil and butter in a skillet. Add the mushrooms and garlic powder when the butter has melted, cook for about 1 to 2 minutes, next add 1/2 cup of the onions and cook for another minute then add the shrimp. Cook for about 3 to 5 minutes or until the shrimp turns pink. When the shrimp has cooked add the cream and the other addition of creole seasoning (the 1/2 to 1 T). Bring this to a simmer then turn the heat down to medium low. Add the cheese, egg yolk, and the tomatoes. Heat until the sauce thickens. The heat needs to be low to keep the egg from curdling. When the sauce has thickened add the other 1/2 cup of onions and the drained pasta. Toss until the pasta is coated. Garnish with extra diced tomatoes and cheese if desired.
Recipe submitted by: Nicole Bergmann Recipes by Design
spam musubi 10
Cut Spam into 10 slices. Fry until slightly crispy. Remove and drain on plate lined with paper towels.
5 cups cooked rice, room temperature 5 sheets nori (seaweed) 1 (12 oz.) can Spam Â˝ cup Teriyaki Sauce Furikake, to taste (Japanese rice seasoning) (requires spam musubi maker)
In another pan, add Teriyaki Sauce. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then reduce to low. Add Spam slices, coating them in the mixture. When mixture has thickened, remove spam from pan. Lay a sheet of nori lengthwise on a clean surface. Moisten lower half of musubi maker, and place on lower third of nori. Fill musubi maker with rice and press flat until the rice is 1 Â˝ inch high. Sprinkle rice with Furikake. Top with slice of Spam. Remove musubi maker. Starting at the end towards you, fold nori over Spam and rice stack, and keep rolling until completely wrapped in the nori. Slightly dampen the end of the nori to seal it. Repeat with the other nine Spam slices, making sure to rinse off musubi maker after each use to prevent it from getting too sticky.
Recipe submitted by: Ashley Andrews Recipes by Design
Hamachi Poke with
Pineapple Poi & Taro Chips 12
Directions: Ingredients: Hamachi Poke: 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons sake 2 tablespoons mirin 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger 1 tablespoon finely chopped Maui onion Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound sashimi-grade hamachi (cut into ½ inch cubes) ¼ cup chopped sea beans Sea Salt Pineapple Poi: 2 teaspoons xanthan gum 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks Taro Chips: 1 small taro root Vegetable oil for frying Salt
Recipe Credit of Chef Marcel Vigneron
In a medium nonreactive bowl, combine the oil, sake, mirin, lemon juice, ginger, and onion. Whisk together. Season with salt and pepper to taste (keep in mind the sea beans will also be salty). Add the hamachi and sea beans. Gently toss with a rubber spatula to completely coat the fish and sea beans with the marinade. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour for the flavors to combine while you make the pineapple poi and taro chips. Place ¼ cup water in a blender, followed by the xanthan gum. Add the pineapple chunks and blend on high speed until the pineapple is pureed and the mixture is smooth with a sticky consistency. Transfer to a container, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use. Peel the taro root and slice very thinly with a sharp knife or mandoline. Place the slices in large bowl of cold water to keep them from discoloring. In a large heavy pot, heat about 3 inches of oil to 350 degrees F. Drain the taro slices and pat dry completely. Add the slices to the hot oil in batches, being careful not to overcrowd the pot. Fry until crisp and lightly golden, about 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and transfer to paper towels to paper towels to drain. Sprinkle with salt. Cool completely before serving. Place large spoonfuls of the pineapple poi on serving dishes. Using a slotted spoon, ladle the hamachi poke over the pineapple and sprinkle with sea salt. Place a couple of taro chips alongside.
Recipe submitted by: James Butler Recipes by Design
Gourmet Grilled Cheese
Directions: Ingredients: 2 pieces sliced sourdough Â˝ fresh ripe tomato 1 slice Jarlsberg cheese 1 slice Provolone cheese 1 slice Colombus Peppered Turkey Breast 2 tablespoons of butter
Preheat skillet over medium heat. Lather both sides of bread with butter (1 tbsp on each side) and place one slice of bread on skillet butter-side-down. Add slice of Jarlsberg cheese on non-buttered side. Slice half tomato into thin slices and place on top of cheese. Gently place slice of turkey breast on top of tomato slices. Add slice of Provolone cheese on top of turkey. Place second slice of bread on top of sandwich butter-side-up. Grill until lightly browned and flip over; repeat process until cheese is melted. When cheese has melted, remove from skillet using spatula and cut in half diagonally.
Recipe submitted by: Albert Chang Recipes by Design
ostada Crisp by Kathy Choi
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Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of feta cheese evenly over entire Tostada Crisp, then sprinkle Tapatío Sauce lightly over tostada.
Recipe submitted by: Kathy Choi Recipes by Design
REALLY GOOD GUAC 18
Directions: Ingredients: 2 Large Avocados ¼ cup sweet yellow onion ¼ cup chopped cilantro Juice of one lime Chopped up pickled jalapeño slices 1 teaspoon of jalapeño juice Salt and pepper to taste
Slice open those ripe avocados and mush out the innards into a bowl. Remove the pits and discard. Chop up some onions, cilantro, and jalapeños. Add them to the bowl along with the juice of one lime. Now mush it all up! No special mushing technique required, but feel free to make one up. Add 1 tsp. of jalapeño juice for added spiciness if desired. Salt and pepper to taste. Mix everything together, and enjoy some good guac that will be sure to make your ancestors proud.
Recipe submitted by: Kelsey Dodge Recipes by Design
Directions: Ingredients: Avocado Olive Oil Artichoke Hearts Sun dried tomatoes Kalamata Olives Feta Cheese
Cut avocados in half and remove pit. Slice the avocado into chunks, maintaining the structure of the avocado skin, so the olive oil and ingredients can spread all over the avocado. Drizzle the avocado with olive oil, sundried tomato infused olive oil is a great for this recipe. Top your avocado with artichoke hearts, sun dried tomatoes, kalamata olives and feta cheese. Place on barbecue for 5-10 minutes depending on the heat of your barbecue.
Recipe submitted by: Samantha Gee Recipe by: Tammilee Tips Recipes by Design
Mixed Grill Kebabs with Guava BBQ
Directions: Ingredients: BBQ Sauce 1 tablespoon coconut oil or vegetable oil 1 small yellow onion, finely chopped 2 garlic cloves, minced ½ cup guava nectar 8 ounces guava paste or jelly ¼ cup molasses ¼ cup cider vinegar 2 tablespoons tomato paste 1 teaspoon ground allspice 1 teaspoon smoked paprika ½ teaspoon curry powder ¼ teaspoon salt
For the BBQ sauce, heat oil in a saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; saute 3 to 5 minutes or until tender. Stir in guava nectar and remaining ingredients. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until mixture is slightly thickened. For the kabobs, prepare Guava BBQ Sauce. Thread fish, shrimp, and vegetables on skewers. Brush with olive oil; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 minutes. Turn skewers over, and brush with 1/4 cup sauce. Cook 5 minutes or until fish flakes with a fork. Serve skewers with sauce on the side.
Kabobs 1 pound boneless fish fillets, cut into bite-size pieces 1 pound peeled and deveined shrimp 1 yellow bell pepper, cut into pieces 1 orange bell pepper, cut into pieces 1 red onion, cut into wedges 1 pint cherry tomatoes Freshly ground black pepper Olive oil Salt
Recipe submitted by: Katelyn Burgin Recipes by Design
BABI KECAP PORK WITH SWEET SOY SAUCE 24
In a food processor grind the spices (2 shallot, 1 inch ginger, 2 cloves garlic)
2 lbs Pork Butt or Shoulder or Spare ribs 1 teaspoons of salt Â˝ teaspoons white pepper 1 teaspoons Chinese Five Spices 2 tablespoons rice wine 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 Star Anise 2 tablespoons Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecap Manis) 3 tablespoons of oil
Rub the pork with salt, white pepper, garlic powder, Chinese Five Spices
Spices 2 shallots 1 inch ginger 2 cloves garlic
Cut the pork into about 2 inch cubes
Let the pork mixture sit in the rice wine and soy sauce for at least 10 minutes Put oil in a pot and stir fry the spices on medium heat for about 3 minutes. Add the pork mixture and star anise into the pot, then stir occasionally and cook until it changes to a deep brown color Add 1 cup of water and Sweet Soy Sauce (Kecap Manis) to the pot Cook until done (about 45 minutes to an 1 hour, depending on desired tenderness) and oil comes out. Serve with rice and vegetables for a balanced meal
Recipe submitted by: Kelby Hertanu Recipe from Mrs. Lusiana Hertanu
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AVOCADO MANG0 SHRIMP STACKS
To prepare the dressing, whisk together balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt & pepper. Cover and place in fridge while preparing stacks.
Stacks 1 cup broccoli salad sprouts 1 cup tomatoes, diced ¼ cucumber, thinly sliced ½ cup corn 1 mango, cubed ½ red onion, diced (~½ cup) 1 avocado, cubed 8 ounces cooked shrimp (I recommend grilling on the BBQ) 3 sprigs cilantro (optional) Tools: 3 inch diameter x 3 inch high metal cylinder (an empty soup can with ends removed will also work)
Place the metal cylinder on the plate you will serve the avocado, mango & shrimp stack on. Now add the ingredients one at a time. First add in the broccoli salad sprouts. Next add tomatoes. Add cucumbers on one side, and corn on the other. Add mango on top of the cucumber side, and red onion on top of the corn side. Completely top with avocado. Place a piece of parchment or wax paper over the top and firmly press down the avocados so that they take the shape of the mold. Continue to apply pressure as you carefully slide off the mold. Top with shrimp, drizzle with dressing, and garnish with a sprig of cilantro.
Dressing 6 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 3 tablespoon olive oil ¼ teaspoon pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt
Recipe submitted by: Alyssa Hornby Recipes by Design
MEXICAN TWO BEAN CHICKEN CHILI 28
Directions: Ingredients: 2 cups chicken broth 1 jar (16 oz) thick and chunky mild salsa 1 cup tomato sauce 1 medium zucchini, coarsely chopped (about 1¼ cups/300 mL) 1½ cups rinsed and drained canned black beans 1½ cups rinsed and drained canned pinto beans 1 cup drained canned whole kernel corn 3 cups shredded cooked chicken 1 garlic clove, pressed 1½ - 2 tbsp chili powder 1 tsp ground cumin
Combine broth, salsa and tomato sauce in (4-qt.) Casserole. Add zucchini, beans, corn, chicken, pressed garlic, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer 30 minutes, stirring occasionally with Spoon. Ladle chili into soup bowls. Top with desired toppings. *Optional toppings such as shredded cheese, sour cream, crushed corn chips or tortilla chips, sliced green onions or fresh cilantro leaves
Recipe submitted by: Sara Ingram Recipe by The Pampered Chef Recipes by Design
Directions: Ingredients: 6 cups chicken broth, divided 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided 1 pound portobello mushrooms, thinly sliced 1 pound white mushrooms, thinly sliced 2 shallots, diced 1Â˝ cups Arborio rice 1Â˝ cup dry white wine sea salt to taste freshly ground black pepper to taste 3 tablespoons finely chopped chives 4 tablespoons butter 1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
In a saucepan, warm the broth over low heat. Warm 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the mushrooms, and cook until soft, about 3 minutes. Remove mushrooms and their liquid, and set aside. Add olive oil to skillet, and stir in the shallots. Cook 1 minute. Add rice, stirring to coat with oil, about 2 minutes. When the rice has taken on a pale, golden color, pour in wine, stirring constantly until the wine is fully absorbed. Add 1/2 cup broth to the rice, and stir until the broth is absorbed. Continue adding broth 1/2 cup at a time, stirring continuously, until the liquid is absorbed and the rice is al dente, about 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from heat, and stir in mushrooms with their liquid, butter, chives, and parmesan. Season with salt and pepper to taste Add the cheese, egg yolk, and the tomatoes. Heat until the sauce thickens. The heat needs to be low to keep the egg from curdling. When the sauce has thickened add the other 1/2 cup of onions and the drained pasta. Toss until the pasta is coated. Garnish with extra diced tomatoes and cheese if desired.
Recipe submitted by: Florence Lui Recipes by Design
NOW THAT’S A TACO SALAD
Directions: Ingredients: 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 limes, juiced 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 teaspoons ground cumin 2 teaspoons smoked paprika ½ teaspoon chili powder ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 2 oz monterey jack cheese, freshly grated 4 cups butter lettuce, chopped 1 avocado, chopped 2/3 cup sweet corn ½ pint grape tomatoes, quartered ¼ red onion, diced ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ teaspoon red wine vinegar 1 lime, juiced a few tortilla chips, crushed
The night before (or a few hours before) combine cumin, paprika, chili powder, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add chicken to a large ziplock bag or baking dish and cover with olive oil and lime juice, then add in garlic. Sprinkle seasoning over top and marinate in the fridge for 2-24 hours. When ready to make the salads, heat a large skillet over medium-heat heat and add a little olive oil. Sear chicken both sides then reduce heat to medium-low, cover and cook until chicken is cooked through. Additionally you can bake or grill the chicken - whichever you prefer! Once chicken is finished, let cool for a few minutes and then cut into chunks. To make the salads, combine lettuce, tomatoes, avocado,cheese, corn and onion in a large bowl, then toss with the salt and pepper. Add olive oil, red wine vinegar and lime juice, tossing well to coat. Add in chicken and toss well, then separate on to two plates or bowls. Add crushed tortilla chips on top and it’s fiesta time!
Recipe submitted by: Alyx Mackler Recipes by Design
Prepare sushi rice first. When the rice is done from the cooker, place the rice into the mixing bowl and combine it with rice vinegar.
2 tablespoons rice vinegar 1 medium avocado, peeled, pitted, and sliced into 1/4-inch thick pieces 4 sheets nori (seaweed) ½ batch sushi rice, recipe follows 1/3 cup sesame seeds, toasted 1 small cucumber, peeled and cut into matchstick-size pieces 1 small carrot cut into matchstick-size pieces 4 imitation crabsticks, torn into pieces Wasabi and Soy Sauce for serving
Allow the rice mixture to cool to room temperature before making the roll. Cover a sushi roll rolling mat with plastic wrap. Cut nori (seaweed) sheets in half crosswise. Lay 1 sheet of nori, shiny side down, on the plastic covered mat. Wet your fingers with water and spread about 1/2 cup of the rice evenly onto the nori. Sprinkle the rice with sesame seeds. Turn the sheet of nori over so that the rice side is down. Place 1/8 of the cucumber, carrot, avocado and crab sticks in the center of the sheet. Grab the edge of the mat closest to you, keeping the fillings in place with your fingers, and roll it into a tight cylinder, using the mat to shape the cylinder. Cut the roll.
Recipe submitted by: Hyung-Min Park Recipes by Design
AHI TUNA TARTARE
ON SESAME WONTON CHIPS 36
For the sesame wonton crisps, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sesame Wonton Crisps 12 wonton wrappers (can substitute egg roll wrappers) 2 tablespoons olive oil (will probably need more) 3 tablespoons sesame seeds
Cut the wonton squares on an angle to make two triangles. Arrange the wonton triangles on the baking sheet. Spray with olive oil on one side (or brush lightly). Sprinkle lightly with sesame seeds. Bake until golden, about 6 minutes. (Can burn easily so watch carefully). Let cool. (Alternatively, if you want cups, put the oiled whole wrappers in mini muffin tins). Remove triangles from the pan and let cook on a cooling rack.
Tuna Tartare 6 ounces sushi-grade tuna, cut into ¼-inch dice 2 tablespoons green onions, green parts only, finely chopped 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced ¾ teaspoon orange zest 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro, finely chopped ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 avocado, cut into ¼-inch dice 2 teaspoons lime juice Cilantro sprigs, for garnish
For the tuna tartar, mix tuna, green onions, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, orange zest, cilantro and salt together in a medium bowl. Mix well. Right before ready to serve, add the avocado and lime juice. (Do not mix in advance.) Place a heaping teaspoon of the tuna mixture on each wonton triangle. Garnish with a sprig of cilantro. Serve immediately. It is important that the tuna is not left at room temperature for more than 1 hour.
Recipe submitted by: Jenna Verbryke Recipes by Design
KOREAN BARBEQUE SHORT RIBS
Combine all ingredients except for ribs in a large bowl or plastic bag, make sure the bag is big enough that it can fit the ribs in later.
4 pounds Korean-style short ribs (LA style cut ribs also works) ¾ cup soy Sauce 2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons brown Sugar ½ onion yellow onion; chopped 2 stalks green onion; chopped 2 tsp ginger; minced 3-6 cloves garlic; minced 1 tbsp honey 2-3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon oil ½ teaspoon cayenne 2 tablespoon mirin aka rice wine (or white vinegar)
Mix all ingredients until sugar has dissolved. Submerge ribs in the marinade making sure they are completely covered. Meat can be touching but make sure to mix it so that the marinade gets in between the ribs. Cover the bowl or close the bag with no air so that the marinade is always touching the ribs. Refrigerate for 4 hours, but the longer the better, letting it marinate overnight is highly recommended. Half way through resting, or in the morning if doing overnight, make sure to turn the meat or flip and mix around the plastic bag so that all parts are getting an even marinade. Remove from marinade, wipe or shake off excess marinade on meat, too much excess soy sauce, sesame seeds, or sugar on the outside of meat can burn and give a different flavored than desired. Cook on a preheated grill for about 4 to 6 minutes, or until meat is at desired doneness. Finish up by garnishing with toasted sesame seeds and chopped green onions, though not required.
Recipe submitted by: Paul Washington Recipe by: Joyce Washington Recipes by Design
MOROCCAN CHICKPEA SOUP 40
Directions: Ingredients: 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 onion, minced 1 tablespoon sugar 4 garlic cloves, minced ½ tablespoon hot paprika ¼ tablespoon saffron threads, crumbled ¼ teaspoon ground ginger ¼ teaspoon ground cumin 2 (15-oz) cans chickpeas, rinsed 1 pound red potatoes (about 3 medium) scrubbed and cut into ½-inch pieces 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes 4 cups low sodium chicken broth 1 zucchini, seeded and cut into ½ inch pieces ¼ cup minced fresh parsley salt and pepper lemon wedges
Heat the oil in a large dutch oven over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the onion and sugar and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic, paprika, saffron, ginger, and cumin and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Stir in the chickpeas, potatoes, tomatoes with their juice, and broth. Bring to a simmer, partially cover, and cook until the potatoes are tender, about 20 minutes. Stir in the zucchini and continue to simmer until tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Mash some of the potatoes against the side of the pot with a spoon to thicken the soup slightly. Stir in the parsley and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve with lemon wedges.
Recipe submitted by: Kat Whalen Recipe by: America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Cookbook Recipes by Design
oriental cold noodle SALAD 42
Directions: Ingredients: 1 (16 ounce) package Capellini 2 red bell peppers, diced 1 cup chopped green onion Â˝ cup cilantro Dressing 2 tablespoons soy sauce 2 tablespoons rice vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 tablespoons sesame seed oil 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 tablespoon chili paste 1 tablespoon salt and pepper
Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in pasta, and return to a boil. Cook the pasta uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the pasta has cooked through, but is still firm to the bite, 4 to 5 minutes. Drain well in a colander set in the sink. For the dressing, whisk together the soy sauce, rice vinegar, olive oil, sesame seed oil, brown sugar, chili paste, salt, and pepper. Add bell peppers, cilantro, green onions to the pasta in a large bowl and toss in the dressing. Garnish with sesame seeds. Serve warm, or cover and refrigerate for a cold salad.
Recipe submitted by: Amanda Yam Recipe Adapted From: Oriental Cold Noodle Salad Dish found at Los Altos Bakery and CafeÂŠ in Los Altos, CA Recipes by Design
TACO SOUP! 44
Directions: Ingredients: One pound ground sirloin Âž yellow onion 1 packet dried ranch dressing 1 packet Schilling taco seasoning 8 oz can of Rotel diced chili 14 oz can of corn 14 oz can of pinto beans 14 oz can of kidney beans 24 oz can of hominy 24 oz can of diced tomatoes Small bag of Fritos Cilantro 2 cups of Mexican shredded cheese
The night before (or a few hours before) combine Chop and saute yellow onion in a large skillet Add ground sirloin and continue sauteing until meat is a light brown color. If your meat is under 90% fat free, drain and remove fat. Note: Meat does not need to be thoroughly cooked as it will be boiled in the steps below Remove from heat and pour into a large pot Add corn, pinto beans, kidney beans, hominy, diced tomatoes, Rotel diced chili, taco seasoning, and ranch dressing to the pot Bring to a boil.Â Once boiling, change heat to low and simmer for three hours. Remove from heat and serve Add crushed Fritos, cilantro, and Mexican shredded cheese to the top of each bowl
Recipe submitted by: Zachary Zulch Recipe by: Zulch Family Recipe Recipes by Design
Directions: Ingredients: 2 lbs ground beef 2 cans cut green beans (drained) 2 cans corn (drained) 2 cans condensed tomato soup (do not add water) 4 cups mashed potatoes (made from instant potatoes, enough to cover dish) Shredded cheese (to melt on top)
This recipe has been passed down in the Hopps family for generations. Great for a cold winterâ€™s night or simply an easy-to-cook family dinner, this meal is kid friendly, hearty and delicious. Preheat oven to 350Â°F Brown the ground beef in a skillet Make instant mashed potatoes in a bowl according to package instructions and set aside Spray casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray Open canned veggies; drain, dump in casserole dish Strain off any fat from ground beef, then add on top of veggies Mix/stir ground beef and all cans of veggies together in casserole dish and spread evenly along the bottom of the dish Open tomato soup cans (do NOT add water), dump on top of veggie/beef mix. Stir in with the veggie/beef mix so that veggies/ beef are evenly coated in tomato soup Spread mashed potatoes to even cover all other ingredients (do NOT mix in) Cook for 25 minutes, uncovered Cover with shredded cheese and let cook for another 5 minutes in the oven. Let cool and enjoy!!
Recipe submitted by: Meagan Haneke-Hopps Recipe by: Recipe from Grandma Judith Hopps. Recipes by Design
SHEPHERD’S PIE WITH AN ACCENT 48
Directions: Ingredients: Filling 2 Tbsp olive oil 1 ½ lbs ground lamb or beef 1 large carrot 1 large onion Fresh rosemary Fresh thyme 4 cloves minced garlic Salt Pepper Worcestershire sauce Tomato puree or paste Red wine ¼ cup chicken stock Mashed Potatoes 1 ½ lbs golden potatoes ¼ cup heavy cream 3 ½ Tbsp butter Salt Pepper 2 Egg yolks ¼ cup parmesan cheese
Recipe submitted by: Joseph Hewison
Dice the garlic Separate herbs from the stems Separate egg yolks Peel and slice potatoes into even pieces For the filling, pour Olive Oil into a hot, large pan, then add meat. Stir meat for a few minutes until brown, and broken into very small pieces. Add rosemary, thyme, and garlic, then stir some more. Add carrot, and onion, stir a little longer. Add Worcestershire Sauce, stir. Add Tomato Puree, stir. Add Red Wine and sweat down for a minute or two. Add chicken stock and cook for 3 more minutes. For the potatoes, boil water, add salt and potatoes, and set a timer for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, take potatoes out and strain the water off. Put potatoes back into the pan, or into a medium mixing bowl. Mash the potatoes with their ingredients from above and keep warm Scoop meat mixture into a deep casserole or other oven safe dish and then spoon the mashed potatoes over the top. Spread the mashed potatoes over the top of the mix with the bottom of a spoon and then sprinkle parmesan cheese over the top. Poke the top with a fork several times to give the pie a peaked look and place in the oven at 400 degrees for 18-20 minutes to brown the potatoes and set the pie.
Recipe adapted from Gordon Ramsay Recipes by Design
CAPRESE STACK 50
Directions: Ingredients: 1 medium to large tomato Âź cup basil leaves 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese 4 teaspoons Balsamic vinegar 1 tablespoon olive oil salt and pepper, to taste
Slice the tomato in approximately 1/4 inch thick slices. Do the same for the mozzarella. Alternate layers between the tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil. (i.e. tomato slice, mozzarella slice, couple leaves of basil, beginning and ending with tomatoes). Drizzle with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper, if desired.
Recipe submitted by: Christy Pak Recipes by Design
JOONG: CHINESE TAMALE 52
Directions: Ingredients: 1 (12 oz.) package dried bamboo leaves Â˝ pound pork belly 2 Â˝ pounds glutinous rice [loh mai]* 2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil 4 teaspoons kosher salt 1 (14-ounce) package dried split hulled mung bean* 8 raw salted duck egg yolks 3 links (6 oz. total) of Chinese sausage [lap cheong] Âź cup dried baby shrimp (1 oz. total) [ha mai] 4 dried scallops [1 oz. total] [ghown bhoy]
Soak the bamboo leaves overnight to remove any impurities that can spoil the joong, the glutinous rice overnight, the mung beans overnight in water (make sure there is plenty of water as they will expand), and the dried scallops overnight For the bamboo leaves: Place at least half of the package of joong leaves in a large container and cover completely with cool water. Soak leaves for twenty-four hours, changing water twice. Place joong leaves in large stockpot or Dutch oven. Cover with water and place on stove over high heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to medium and cook for 30 minutes. Drain leaves and rinse with cold water. Using a vegetable brush, take one leaf and scrub each side and rinse again under running water. Trim off stem using kitchen shears and discard. Repeat until all the leaves are scrubbed, rinsed and trimmed. Put leaves in colander and set aside. For the lap cheong: Rinse lap cheong under cold running water and drain. Cut each lap cheong in half crosswise. Split each half lengthwise twice into quarters (you should get 8 pieces out of each lap cheong). Set aside. For the the pork belly: Rinse pork belly under cold running water to remove excess salt. Pat dry with paper towels and slice into 1/2-inch wide strips lengthwise. Cut each strip into 1-inch pieces. Set aside. For the salted duck egg yolks: If using cooked salted duck egg yolks: Cut each yolk in half and set aside. For the dried shrimp and dried scallops: Place shrimp and scallops in separate small bowls. Wash three times in cold water drain. Cover completely with water and let soak for fifteen minutes. drain Recipes by Design
and set aside. Shred scallops into strips and set aside. For the rice: Place rice in fine meshed strainer. Rinse under cold running water until water runs clear. Transfer to large bowl and cover completely with cold water. Allow to soak 15 minutes. Drain well and transfer to large bowl. For the mung bean: Place beans in fine meshed strainer. Rinse under cold running water until water runs clear. Add vegetable oil and salt and mix well. Add mung beans to rice and toss to combine. To Assemble: Take two whole joong leaves of approximately the same size. Make sure there are no tears or rips in leaves. Leaves should curve in same direction. Take one joong leaf in each hand holding it horizontally in front of you while making sure the ends match each other. Overlap edge of one leaf onto center spine of other leaf. Hold overlapping leaves together with your thumb in the center of the leaves and fold in half. Fold bottom half inch of leaf upwards and tuck under thumb to create pocket inside leaves for joong. Hold the folded leaves in one hand and then use the other hand to open the leaves to make the pocket inside. Holding leaves firmly, place 3 tablespoons rice mixture in pocket. Add once piece cured pork belly, half an egg yolk, three shrimp, three strands scallops and one piece lap cheong to center of rice. Cover filling with another 3 tablespoons rice.
Add third joong leaf by wrapping it around top of the two leaves in order to extend the height of the joong.You will be using this leaf to close everything up.Take outer edge of third leaf and fold it towards the center, sealing the joong. The joong should now be sealed at one end and open at the other. Smooth out leaves towards open end and then gather all the ends, fold them towards the center and hold down with your thumb. Be firm, but do not rip or tear leaves. If leaves tear, start over. Secure the with kitchen twine by making several loops around joong and securing with knot. Pat finished joong with hands on both sides to compact. Repeat until joong leaves and filling are finished. Excess joong leaves can be dried at room temperature on a wire cooling rack and reused Layer finished joong in a large stockpot and cover with water. Place on stove over high heat, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium. Cook for 2 1/2 hours, topping up pot with boiling water to keep joong submerged and rotating joong every hour to promote even cooking. Remove joong and drain in colander set in sink. Allow to rest for ten minutes. Cut open parcels and serve immediately with soy sauce. Extra joong can be stored in refrigerator for up to one week or in freezer for several months. To reheat, place in simmering water until heated through.
Recipe submitted by: Darren Chan
â€œLife is uncertain. Eat dessert first.â€? -Ernestine Ulmer
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ALMOND PASTE COOKIES 56
Directions: Ingredients: ½ lb. very soft butter 1 c. sugar 1 c. grated almond paste 1 egg, beaten 1 ½ c. flour ½ tsp. baking powder ½ tsp. baking soda Pinch of salt ½ lb. bittersweet chocolate, melted (optional) slivered almonds (optional) Tools: Large bowl Standing or hand mixer Spatula Fork Cookie Sheet Cooling Rack Parchment Paper
Cream butter and sugar well. Add remaining ingredients. Form batter into small balls, press down with floured fork on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 9-10 minutes at 350 degrees. Place cookies on cooling rack and let cool for 1015 minutes. Dip cooled cookies into chocolate, covering about half the cookie. Let stand for a few seconds, placing cookies on parchment paper. Then, sprinkle with slivered almonds on chocolate surface. Press lightly to hold almonds. Repeat for each cookie as desired. Let cool for one hour on countertop or in refrigerator. Cookies can be stored for up to one week at room temperature or frozen, for longer periods.
Recipe submitted by: Heather Brown Recipe adapted from: Cooks.com Recipes by Design
CHOCOLATE BANANA BONBON WITH TOASTED ALMONDS 58
Directions: Ingredients: Â˝ oz. semisweet chocolate 2/3 cup toasted and chopped almonds or pecans 2 bananas
In a heatproof bowl set over a pan of barely simmering water, melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Remove the pan from the heat by leave the bowl of chocolate on top of the pan to keep warm. Place the nuts in a shallow bowl. Line a baking sheeting with wax paper. Peel the bananas and cut into Â˝-in rounds. Drop 1 banana slice at a time into the chocolate and turn to coat. Lift out with a fork, tapping the fork gently on the bowl edge to allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl. Place the banana slice on the prepared sheet and sprinkle with some of the nuts. Repeat to drop and coat the remaining banana slices. Freeze the bonbons until the chocolate is set, about 20 minutes, then transfer to an airtight container and store in the freezer for up to 1 week.
Recipe submitted by: Jaclyn Cruickshank Recipe adapted from: William-Sonoma Eat Well, by Charity Ferreira (Oxmoor House, 2008) Recipes by Design
ITALIAN SESAME COOKIES 60
Cream shortening and sugar, add beaten eggs, milk, vanilla & whiskey.
3 lbs flour 1 Â˝ lbs sugar 6-7 eggs 3-4 tbsp. milk 1 lb. shortening (half butter, half oleo) 4 tsp. baking powder 4 tsp. vanilla jigger of whiskey Â˝ cup sesame seeds
Mix thoroughly and let stand about an hour.
Gradually work in flour and baking powder. Roll small amounts in seeds and cut. Bake at 375 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown.
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MOR MOR’S PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE
Passed down from my great grandmother Mor Mor, this delicious recipe is very common in the Jacobsen family and my personal favorite.
Âź lb butter 1 cup brown sugar 1 can pineapple rings in juice 1 box yellow cake mix
In a 12in oven safe skillet (cast iron skillet works best) melt the butter. Add brown sugar until thick (but not caramelized). Arrange the pineapple rings on top of the brown sugar and butter mixture. Prepare the yellow cake mix according to package directions, except use the Â juice from the can of pineapple rings instead of water. Pour the yellow cake batter in the pan, over the top of the pineapple rings. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven when a toothpick comes out clean. Turn out onto a cake plate immediately and let cool.
Recipe submitted by: Kirsten Jacobsen Recipe by: Goody Jacobsen Recipes by Design
CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES
Directions: Ingredients: ¾ cup white sugar 1 cup brown sugar 1 cup butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 2 large eggs, slightly beaten 3 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking soda ¾ teaspoon salt 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 cup walnuts, chopped or 1 cup pecans
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugars and butter. Add vanilla and eggs and mix well. Combine dry ingredients together and gradually add to creamed mixture. Stir in chips and nuts. Roll into 1 1/4” balls and place on non-stick cookie sheets, about 2” apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Eat them all in one serving.
Recipe submitted by: Evan LaForce
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HALO HALO 66
Directions: Ingredients: 2 tbsp macapuno (preserved shredded young coconut) 2 tbsp kaong (sugar palm nuts) 2 tbsp nata de coco (coconut gel) 2 tbsp freshly grated cantaloupe 2 tbsp freshly shredded jackfruit 2 tbsp sliced caramelized plantains 1 cup shaved ice ½ cup evaporated milk 1 scoop of mango, vanilla, or ube (purple yam) ice cream 2 tbsp caramel custard
Halo-halo is a popular cold dessert from the Philippines. It’s perfect for beating the heat! You know summer’s approaching when you start seeing Halo-Halo vendors on the streets again. In a tall glass, layer the macapuno, kaong, nata de coco, cantaloupe, jackfruit, and caramelized plantains. Cover the mixture with enough shaved ice, depending on preference. Swirl evaporated milk on top of the ice. Top with a scoop of ice cream and some slabs of caramel custard. Mix it all together. Or not. Sit back. Relax. Enjoy. Refill.
*Most ingredients can be purchased at www.asianfoodgrocer.com
Recipe submitted by: Cristopher Lagmay
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BUCKEYE BROWNIE COOKIES 68
Directions: Ingredients: (24 cookies) 1 box (18-19 oz) brownie mix ¼ cup butter, melted ½ cup cream cheese, room temperature! 1 egg ¾ cup peanut butter ¾ cup powdered sugar ¾ cup chocolate frosting sea salt flakes Frosting 1 cup butter, room temperature 2/3 cup boiling water 1 cup Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, sifted (you can use regular cocoa powder if you prefer, that tastes great too.) 8 cups powdered sugar 1 tsp vanilla
For the cookies, preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheet with parchment paper. In a medium bowl combine brownie mix, butter, cream cheese and egg. Stir until dough comes together, it will be very thick and sticky. I used my hands. Form rounded tablespoons sized portions of dough into balls, placing on baking sheet about 2 inches apart, making an indentation with your thumb in the center of each. In another bowl stir together peanut butter and powdered sugar. Form peanut butter into teaspoon sized balls and press into the indentations in the brownie cookies. Press peanut butter down slightly because the peanut butter won’t spread and you don’t want the cookies to be too tall. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges are set, then let cool until they are room temperature. When cooled, top each cookie with about a tablespoon of chocolate frosting and a pinch of sea salt flakes. For the frosting, in a mixer combine all ingredients and over low speed for 30 seconds. Increase speed to medium and beat for 1 minute until smooth. Let frosting cool for 15-20 minutes before you frost cake or cupcakes. *You can also use canned frosting, as well. Recipe submitted by: Chelsea Lightfoot Recipes by Design
browned butter spoon cookies 70
Directions: Ingredients: (32 cookies) 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter 2 cups all-purpose flour ¾ teaspoon baking powder Pinch fine salt 1 large egg yolk ¾ cup sugar 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract ¼ cup raspberry jam Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Melt the butter in a small, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat. Continue to cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until the butter browns lightly and smells slightly nutty, about 15 minutes. Transfer the butter to a medium bowlâ€”be sure to get all the tasty brown bitsâ€”and cool slightly. Meanwhile, whisk the flour, baking powder and salt in another medium bowl. Whisk the egg yolk, sugar and vanilla into the cooled browned butter. Stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture to make a uniform but crumbly dough that looks like wet sand. Scoop out dough with a small teaspoon (the kind you set the table with, not the ones you measure with). Rock spoon gently back and forth against the side of the bowl, packing the dough into the spoon, then scrape/slide the spoon against the inside of the bowl to make spoon-shaped cookies. Trim excess dough with your fingers and slide out onto the prepared pans, preserving their shape. (Try to make sure you form an even number of cookies, since these sandwich together.) Bake cookies until just browned, about 12 to 15 minutes. Cool almost completely on the baking sheets, and then transfer cookies to a rack to cool. When cool, spread 1/2 teaspoon jam on the flat side of a cookie, and then sandwich together with a second cookie. Repeat until all cookies have met their match. Lightly dust the cookies with the confectioners’ sugar. Serve.
Recipe submitted by: Madison Mar Recipes by Design
NANA’S BANANA BREAD 72
Heat oven to 350 degrees and grease loaf pan
1 ¾ cups of flour 2 teaspoons of baking powder ¼ teaspoon of baking soda ½ teaspoon of salt 1/3 cup of Crisco 2/3 cup of sugar 2 eggs 1 cup of mashed bananas
Then add eggs and beat until very light (about 4 minutes).
At medium speed in electric mixer mix (cream) Crisco and sugar
Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt Slowly alternate adding small amounts of this dry mixture and the mashed bananas to the Crisco, sugar and egg mixture until just blended Pour into greased loaf pan Bake one hour Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then put on cooling rack. You can also add chocolate chips (about 1/2 cup) or chopped nuts (about 1/2 cup)
Recipe submitted by: Skyler Muench Recipes by Design
Directions: Ingredients: 3 eggs 1 ¼ cup of milk ¾ cup of flour ½ tsp salt 2 tbps of sugar 4 tbs of butter 1 lemon powdered sugar
This recipe was is a family heirloom passed down from my grandmother, to my mother, and then to me. This recipe is one of my favorites and reminds me of my grandmother’s homestyle cooking and is a perfect and sweet breakfast treat. Set a large non-stick saucepan on medium heat and coat with non-stick spray. Wisk together the eggs in a large bowl and then add milk. Then, in a separate bowl combine the sugar, flour, and salt. Whisk in this mixture little by little to the eggs and milk, until there are no clumps and the batter is creamy. Add a few tablespoons (depending on how large your pan is) to your heated saucepan and swivel the saucepan around so the batter covers the entire bottom portion of the pan. This should be a thin coating on the saucepan and should rise up to the edges a little bit. Flip the pancake when the thin edges start to brown by using a large spatula after delicately peeling the edges, and then the whole pancake from the pan. It should be a very light brown color on the side now facing up. After a little more time when the edges start to get crisp, roll the pancake up and place it on a warm plate. Serve with powdered sugar and melted butter and lemon juice mixture. Also add on any topping of your choice like fruit, nutella, peanut butter, syrup, jam, etc. Makes about 3 servings.
Recipe submitted by: Rebecca Reid Recipe by: Lavina DeNatale Recipes by Design
CHIP PUMPKIN BREAD
Directions: Ingredients: 1 ¾ cups unbleached all purpose flour 1 teaspoon nutmeg 1 teaspoon ginger 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon baking powder ¾ teaspoon salt ½ cup olive oil 1 cup sugar 3 large eggs ½ cup vanilla pudding 1 cup canned pure pumpkin 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/3 cup whole milk 1 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease and flour 9x5x2 1/2-inch metal loaf pan. Sift first 7 ingredients into medium bowl. Using electric mixer, add oil in large bowl until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar, then beat in eggs 1 at a time. Add vanilla pudding with egg mixture, pumpkin, and vanilla. Beat dry ingredients into pumpkin mixture alternately with milk. Stir in chocolate chips. Transfer batter to prepared pan. Bake loaf cake until tester inserted into center comes out clean, about 55 minutes. Cool in pan on rack 15 minutes. Turn cake out onto rack; cool completely.
Recipe submitted by: Emilee Rudd Recipes by Design
NANA’S COCONUT CREAM PIE 78
Cook crust at 450 for 12min or until golden brown.
Filling 1/3 cup flour 2/3 cup sugar Âź tsp salt 2 cups evaporated milk 4 beaten egg yolks Â˝ tsp vanilla
Heat up milk on low in sauce pan. Once hot slowly mix into dry ingredients.
Topping 4 beaten egg whites 3 tbsp powdered sugar Crust Store bought crust
Mix dry filling ingredients into a deep pot.
Put a mixture of dry ingredients and milk over medium heat. Stir constantly until thick. Once thick add in beaten egg yolks. Once mixed in add coconut (as much as you want. Pour ingredients into crust. Beat egg whites on high until light and fluffy. Add in powdered sugar and continue beating until it stands on its own. Spread meringue onto top of pie with a spatula. Sprinkle coconut on top. Place pie into oven at 350 for 16 min.
Recipe submitted by: Kerstin Segervall Recipe by: Dorothy Coombs
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OAT NUT BARS WITH
COCONUT ICING 80
Directions: Ingredients: ½ cup unbleached self raising flour ½ cup unbleached plain flour ½ cup rolled oats ½ cup shredded coconut ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds) ½ cup chopped walnuts 1 tbs linseeds (flax seeds) ¾ cup dairy-free or dairy butter 2 ½ tbs molasses (or treacle or golden syrup) ½ tsp baking soda ¼ cup hot water Lemon icing 1 cup icing sugar ½-1 lemon, juice & zest 1 tsp dairy-free or dairy butter ¼ cup shredded coconut Pre-heat the oven to 356°F
Sift the flours into a large bowl. Add the oats, coconut, seeds and nuts and stir to combine well. Combine the baking soda with the warm water and stir to dissolve. Heat the butter and molasses over a low heat in a small saucepan stirring until the butter is melted and combined with the molasses. Remove from the heat and add the baking soda mixture; stir through allowing it to foam. Combine the molasses and butter mixture with the dry ingredients, stirring well until combined. Transfer the mixture into a lightly greased 10 in. x 10 in. non-stick baking tray, smoothing it out to cover the base evenly. Bake in the pre-heated oven for 15-20 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool in the baking tray for 5 minutes before turning out onto a cake rack to cool completely. Meanwhile prepare the icing by combing the sugar, butter and enough lemon juice to bring the sugar together into a runny icing, over a very low heat in a small saucepan. Add enough zest to taste and add the lemon juice a little at a time until you reach the desired consistency. Drizzle the prepared icing evenly over the cooled bars and sprinkle with coconut before the icing sets. Once the icing is set cut evenly into bars. These oaty nut bars should keep well in an airtight container for 5 days or so. If the weather is overly hot keep them in the fridge to be sure the icing doesn’t melt. Recipe submitted by: Jason Shindler Recipes by Design
BLACK RUSSIAN CAKE 82
Combine all ingredients.
Cake 1 box of yellow cake mix 1 pack of instant chocolate pudding (4 serving size) 1 cup oil ¼ cup vodka ¾ cup water ½ cup sugar 4 eggs ¼ cup Kahlua
For glaze, combine ½ cup powdered sugar with ¼ cup of Kahlua.
Pour batter mixture into greased bundt pan Bake 350 degrees for 45-50 minutes.
Poke a few holes in cake with a toothpick before drizzling glaze over top of cake. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before serving!
Glaze ½ cup powdered sugar ¼ cup of Kahlua
Recipe submitted by: Sara Vetrovec Recipe by: Stacy Vetrovec Recipes by Design
FEAR OF A BLACK PLANET CAKE
For filling, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla in a medium-size bowl until fluffy. Fold in the chocolate chips and set aside.
Filling 16 ounces cream cheese ¼ cup sugar 1 egg 1 egg yolk 2 teaspoons vanilla 1 cup chocolate chips
For batter, combine the cocoa and hot water in a small bowl. Stir until thoroughly mixed and set aside.
Batter ¾ cup cocoa ½ cup hot water 2 2/3 cups cake flour 1 tablespoon and 1 teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup butter 1½ cups sugar 2 eggs 1 teaspoon vanilla 1 cup buttermilk
In a separate bowl, mix together the cake flour, baking soda, and salt and set aside. In a large bowl, cream the butter until smooth. Add sugar and then cream again. Add eggs and vanilla extract and beat until fluffy. Add the cocoa mixture and beat until combined. Fold in the buttermilk and the dry ingredients and blend until just mixed. Pour 2/3 of the batter into a greased 9 in by 13 in pan. Drop the filling onto the batter by tablespoonfuls, taking care to distribute it evenly. Pour the remaining batter over the top, and with a spoon or spatula, cover the filling completely. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
Recipe submitted by: Olivia Yu
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- REFRESHING“Everyone needs to believe in something and i believe i’ll have another drink” -Humphrey Boghart
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MOSCOW MULE 88
Directions: Ingredients: ¼ cup lime juice ¼ cup vodka ½ cup ginger beer
Pour vodka into glass. Pour lime juice into glass. Pour ginger beer into glass. If desired, garnish with a slice of lime and serve chilled. The story of the Moscow Mule begins in 1939 when a nearly broke Russian ex-pat, Rudolph Kunett, sold the Smirnoff brand to John Martin, head of G.F. Heublein & Bros. Eventually John Martin used the Moscow Mule to help promote vodka to bars across the US and this helped fuel the mainstream acceptance of vodka as the preferred white spirit, replacing gin. Martin set off to market the Moscow Mule in the bars around the country. He bought one of the first Polaroid cameras and asked barmen to pose with a Moscow Mule copper mug and a bottle of Smirnoff vodka. Then he would leave one copy of the photo at the bar and take a second copy to the bar next door to show them that their competitors were selling their concoction. Between 1947 and 1950, thanks to their invention, Smirnoff vodka case columns more than tripled and nearly doubled in 1951.
Recipe submitted by: Emma Dowling Recipes by Design
Directions: Ingredients: 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 2
cup Pimmâ€™s liquor cups lemonade slice lemon slice orange slice apple slice cucumber sprig fresh mint strawberries
Hall fill a large jug or tall glass with ice cubes Take one slice of lemon, orange, apple, cucumber, strawberry and one sprig of mint (per person) and add to jug or glass. Pour two parts lemonade to one part Pimms over the top of fruit. Mix and serve.
Recipe submitted by: Allison Gentes Recipes by Design
BLACKBERRY MEYER LEMON GIN & TONIC 92
Directions: Ingredients: 12 blackberries 20 fresh mint leaves 2 Meyer lemons (can sub. regular lemons) Âź cup simple syrup 12 ounces good quality gin Tonic water Ice
Set out four high ball glasses. Place 3 blackberries, 5 mint leaves, juice of Â˝ lemon, and 1 tablespoon simple syrup in each glass and muddle together. Fill each glass with ice, followed by 3 ounces of gin. Top off each drink with tonic water, stir and serve.
Recipe submitted by: Kelsey Lancaster Recipes by Design
BLACK FLOWER FIZZ 94
Directions: Ingredients: Absolut Citron Vodka St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur Perrier Jouet Brut Champagne Peaches Blackberries Mint Pomegranate Juice Sprite Dry Ice (optional for effect)
In a pint glass muddle: one slice of a fresh peach two fresh blackberries two fresh mint leaves two ice cubes Fill the glass with ice and add: 2oz Absolut Citron Vodka .75oz St. Germaine Elderflower Liqueur 1.5-2oz Pomegranate Juice splash of Sprite (can substitute club soda) Shake and strain into large chilled martini glass, then float: 1.5oz Perrier Jouet Brut Champagne For garnish, cut peach skin into flower shape and freeze. Use drink pick to thread the peach skin, mint leaves (as flower leaves), and blackberry (as flower center). Place entire “flower” garnish back into freezer. When ready to serve, prepare drinks, push the drink pick down (as a stem) and float the frozen “flower” garnish on top, finish with small piece of dry ice for dramatic smoking and fizzing effects, as well as colder drinks. 2011 Vodka Martini Shakedown: 1st Place Judges Choice Award Winner 1st Place Peoples Choice Award Winner
Recipe submitted by: Jared Moore Recipes by Design
Directions: Ingredients: 1 small honeydew melon 12 lime, thinly sliced Âź fresh mint leaves Âź cup lime juice 1 cup honey 1 750 milliliter bottle Sauvignon blanc or other semi-dry white wine, chilled 1 liter bottle carbonated water, chilled Fresh mint sprigs and/or leaves
Cut the melon in half; remove and discard seeds and rind. Cut melon into thin slices. In a large pitcher* combine melon, cucumber, lime slices, and the 12 mint leaves. In a small bowl stir together lime juice and honey until combined; pour over melon mixture. Add wine, stirring gently. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours. To serve, stir in carbonated water. Ladle or pour into glasses. If desired, garnish with additional mint. From the Test Kitchen *Tip: If a large pitcher will not fit into your refrigerator, divide the mixture in half and place in 2 smaller pitchers or covered containers.
Recipe submitted by: Viridiana Osio Recipes by Design
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Published on Mar 17, 2014