Cornbread

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons bacon fat, lard, or butter 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 2½ cups fine cornmeal 2 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 tablespoon baking powder DIRECTIONS Preheat oven to 400°F. Melt fat in large cast-iron skillet; cool slightly. Beat eggs until light. Add buttermilk and cooled fat, leaving a little […]

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Herbed Calamari with Chive Blossom Garlic Aioli

Serves 6-8 Ingredients Vegetable oil for deep frying (about 2 cups) ¼ cup lemon juice ½ cup buttermilk 1 pound squid with tentacles, cleaned and sliced into thin rings ½ cup flour ½ cup cornmeal ½ cup breadcrumbs (fine) 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped superfine 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, […]

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Herbed Polenta

Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 6 cups water Salt 2 cups yellow or white cornmeal ½ cup parmesan, grated ½ cup milk ½ stick (4 tablespoons) butter 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves, chopped 2 tablespoons fresh parsley leaves, chopped Freshly cracked black pepper PREPARATION Bring water and salt in a heavy […]

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Pear Rosemary Upside-Down Cake

Serves 8-10 INGREDIENTS 8 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 stick), separated 1 cup sugar, separated 3 medium pears, skins on, cored and cut into wedges 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary leaves ¾ cups cornmeal ¾ cups flour ½ teaspoon baking powder ¼ teaspoon baking soda 3 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, chopped fine 1½ teaspoons coarse salt 3 […]

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Roasted Jalapeno Poppers with Cilanrto

These faux poppers allow you to concentrate on the party and not on the difficult job of stuffing jalapeños while yielding greater taste satisfaction!

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