Los Drowned Sliders

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  Yield: ~ 36 sliders Time: 8 hours Active Time: 1 1/2 hours Ingredients: For Beef: 1 4-5 lb chuck roast Kosher salt 1/4 c canola or grape seed oil, divided 1 poblano pepper, sliced 1 red peppers, sliced 1 red onion, sliced 1/4 c garlic cloves, peeled (about 1/2 head) 3 tsp fennel seeds… Read more »

The Onside Kick Batch Cocktail

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Serves: 12 (6 oz cocktails) Time: Less than 10 minutes Ingredients: 6 oz fresh squeezed lemon juice 12 oz Aperol or Campari (Campari will be a little more bitter) 12 oz gin 2 bottles brut champagne 12 orange slices Mix together lemon juice, Aperol, and gin; this can be done several days in advance. Right… Read more »

Spicy Pimiento Cheese Dip for a Crowd 

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Serves: 12-15 Time: 30 minutes 1 lb cream cheese, softened 2-4 tbsp Sriracha 2 lb finely shredded sharp cheddar, divided 3/4 c Mayo 11.5 oz can Pimientos, chopped   Paddle cream cheese and Sriracha in stand mixer until completly  smooth. Reserve 1 cup cheddar and add remaining ingredients until fully incorporated. Scrape bowl sides at… Read more »

The Lunchbox Batch Cocktail

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Serves: 12 (12 oz cocktails) Time: Less than 10 minutes Ingredients: 10 1/2 c orange juice 12 oz amaretto 7 12 oz Pilsners Mix together orange juice and amaretto, this can be done the day before. Right before serving, poor in beer. Mix well before pouring. Do not serve over ice.

Winter Grapefruit Relish

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Just the topping you need to perk up your favorite fish, meat, or heck, even just an egg! The vitamin C in this will keep you feeling perky all winter long!   Yield: ~ 1 1/2 cups Time: less than 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 grapefruit 1 navel orange 1/2 shallot, shaved 2-3 tbsp extra virgin… Read more »

Cranberry Pepita Scones

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Half breakfast, half pastry, 100% delicious. Great to dunk in a coffee or tea, or with your favorite jam or butter!   Yield: 12 scones Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 6 tbsp heavy cream, divided 7 tbsp orange juice 3 cups +2 tbsp all purpose flour 9 tablespoons sugar 3 1/4 tsp baking powder 3 teaspoons… Read more »

Chocolate Sauce

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It’s the perfect condiment for winter, and so easy to make. Enjoy over ice cream, drizzled over a brownie, or in a delicious mug of hot chocolate. You can alter the ratio of sugar to chocolate to suit your individual preferences … Ingredients 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar 1/3 cup water 2/3 cup cocoa powder  1 1/3… Read more »

Pecan Romesco

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Yield: 2 1/2 cups Ingredients 4 Roma tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup *garlic confit oil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Guajillo chili, stem removed and seeded 1/2 Thai chili, stem removed 1/2 yellow onion, rough chopped 2 oz pecans 1/4 cup white wine 1 tbsp tarragon leaves, picked from stem 1/4 cup parsley, with… Read more »

Sweet Potato Blue Cheese Filling for Pierogies 

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Yields: 12 cup filling, enough for about 8 pierogis Time: 30 minutes   Ingredients: 1/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered 2.5 tablespoons *blue cheese cream cheese 1/4 oz butter, softened salt to taste   Put the peeled sweet potatoes in a medium pot with 2 tablespoons salt and bring to a boil.  Lower to a simmer… Read more »

Warm Winter Wassail

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Yield: 2 12 oz servings Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups high quality apple cider 1/3 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1 2” cinnamon stick 1 dry Thai chili 2 whole star anise 2 whole cloves 1 teaspoon black peppercorns Bring everything to a boil, turn off heat… Read more »