Holiday Favorites

  • Braided Easter Sweet Bread

    Braided Easter Sweet Bread

    Ingredients:  1 cup heavy cream (reserve 2 Tbsp for brushing)2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast4 cups all-purpose flour1/3 cup sugar1 tsp vanilla extract1 Tbsp lemon or orange zest3 large eggs (2 whole eggs and one separated with yolk reserved)...

  • Homemade Corned Beef - Curing and Cooking

    Homemade Corned Beef - Curing and Cooking

    Ingredients:  For Brine:4 quarts hot water1 ½ cups kosher sea salt¼ cup sugar2 tablespoons The Spice and Tea Shoppe Pickling Spices1 ½ teaspoons The Spice and Tea Shoppe Pink Curing Salt a.k.a. Prague Powder No. 2 1 5-pound beef...

  • Mediterranean Lamb Chops

    Mediterranean Lamb Chops

    Ingredients:  3 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil½ large lemon – juiced2 tablespoons Lamb Rub1 ½ pounds lamb chops – 4 to 6 chops Directions: Put olive oil and lemon juice in shallow pan and mix well. Brush the chops with...

  • Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

    Sausage, Apple and Cranberry Stuffing Recipe

    Ingredients: 1 - 1/2 loaves French bread, cut into 3/4-inch cubes (about 12 cups)1 pound sausage – I like to use a Maple and Sage 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter1 large yellow onion diced1 pound Granny Smith green apples, peeled, cored, chopped2 cups...

  • Turkey Brining & Roasting Guide

    Thanksgiving Turkey Brining & Roasting Guide

    So many of you have had questions about how I do my Thanksgiving turkey that I broke it down step by step at your requests. This is just what I do and have had excellent results every year. As with all things - do what makes you happy. Weekend...