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Roast Potatoes

  • White potatoes (smallish ones would be best)
  • Olive oil
  1. Preheat oven to 375F.
  2. Peel potatoes and cut into rough 1 1/2″ chunks. If potatoes are small enough, just cut in half or quarters.
  3. Rinse potatoes in cold water. Put the potatoes in cold water if not using right away.
  4. In a pot, bring to boil enough water that will well cover potatoes when added in next step.
  5. Carefully add the potatoes when the water is boiling.
  6. Return water to boil and cook for 5 minutes.
  7. Drain potatoes in colander and shake up a bit to roughen surfaces.
  8. Coat a rimmed sheet pan with olive oil.
  9. Place in hot oven for 5 minutes to heat oil.
  10. Remove sheet pan from oven and carefully arrange potatoes coating in hot oil.
  11. Bake for about 30 minutes or until bottoms are golden brown.
  12. Remove sheet pan from oven and gently flatten each piece a bit with a potato masher.
  13. Turn potatoes over so golden brown side is up.
  14. Bake for another 30 minutes or until the bottoms are golden brown.
  15. Drain on paper towels and serve.

Pizza Dough

Enough for 2 medium pizzas.

  • 3 1/2 C bread flour, plus extra if the dough is too wet
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 envelope instant dry yeast (2 1/4 t)
  • 2 t kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 C water, 110 degrees F, or a bit more if dough is too dry
  • 2 T olive oil, plus extra to oil bowl
  1. Combine flour, sugar, yeast and salt in stand mixer with dough hook
  2. Slowly add water, then add 2 T olive oil
  3. Mix until dough pulls away from bowl, is not too sticky or too dry, and is well kneaded
  4. Form into a ball
  5. Transfer the dough to a large bowl well coated with olive oil and cover with plastic wrap
  6. Let rise until at least doubled in bulk, about 1 to 1 1/2 hours
  7. Punch down dough and divide in 2 equal portions
  8. Form each portion into a ball and refrigerate in sealed plastic bags coated with oil for about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. This refrigeration time can be much longer.
  9. Work each cold dough into a pizza shape

Pork Chili Verde

Serves 3-4.

  • 2 or 3 large poblano chile peppers
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 small jalapeño pepper (check for heat level first)
  • 1 lb fresh ripe tomatillos, husked
  • 1/4 C fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 T olive oil
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, cut into 1/2 inch dice
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t ground pepper
  • 3/4 t ground cumin
  • 4 C chicken broth
  1. Roast the 4 or 5 peppers in a pan, on the grill or under the broiler until the skin is a little charred. Place in a paper bag and set aside.
  2. Puree the husked tomatillos and cilantro in a blender until quite smooth.
  3. In a wide heavy pot, quickly brown the pork in 2 T olive oil until browned on most sides, should be a little crisped up and at least golden brown. Remove from pot.
  4. Saute the onions in the same pot. Once pretty soft, add the garlic, stir for one minute, add the salt, ground pepper and cumin, stir for an additional minute.
  5. Return the pork to the pot. Add the chicken broth and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, remove as much of the skin as you can, the membrane, and seeds from the peppers and coarsely chop.
  7. Add the chopped peppers and tomatillo puree to the pot.
  8. Stir thoroughly and simmer uncovered for 45 minutes or until the sauce is a bit thickened.
  9. Adjust seasonings if necessary.
Pizza

Pizza Sauce

Makes enough for 2 pizzas

  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 1 28 oz can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 T red wine vinegar
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1/2 t dried oregano
  • 1/2 t dried basil
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  • salt to taste, about 1/2 t
  1. Lightly saute garlic in olive oil in a pot on low heat until slightly softened, but not browned.
  2. Add and combine remaining ingredients.
  3. Heat covered over low heat for 1/2 hour or so stirring frequently.

Beef Stew

  • Olive oil for browning beef and onions
  • 2 lb cubed beef stew meat
  • 2 medium onions, halved and sliced
  • 3 large regular potatoes or equivalent, cut into good-size chunks
  • 4 large 6 medium carrots, cut into 3/4″ slices
  • 4 or 5 Celery stalks, cut into 1/2″ slices
  • 1 t dried Rosemary
  • 1/2 t Coarsely ground pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 qts beef broth
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Dry beef with paper towels.
  3. In a large heavy pot, brown beef on all sides in hot olive oil and remove from pot.
  4. Sauté onions in the same pot until  a little brown and translucent.
  5. Add celery and carrot, continue to sauté for a few minutes.
  6. Add garlic, sauté for another minute or so.
  7. Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil.
  8. When boiling, cover pot with tight fitting lid and bake in oven for 1-1/2 hours.
  9. Remove from oven and stir.
  10. Return to oven uncovered for about 1/2 hour. Check liquid level after 15 minutes.
  11. Continue baking uncovered until enough liquid has evaporated.

Rib Rub

  • 2 T Paprika
  • 1 T Ground black pepper
  • 1 T Brown Sugar
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 t celery salt
  • 1 t garlic powder
  • 1 t mustard powder
  • 1 t cumin powder
  • 1 t chili powder
  • 1/2 t onion powder
  1. Mix all together. Rub on ribs or other BBQ.

Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

This recipe makes crispy latkes with a soft inside. It’s based on a recipe from my grandmother’s 1951 edition of The New Settlement Cookbook. This recipe doubles the recipe in the book which calls for a lot of salt. I reduced it because it was way too salty. I also added the optional diced onion. Serves 6.

  • 4 C Raw grated potatoes (Russet or Yukon Gold)
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1/4 C Onion, 1/4″ dice (optional)
  • 1/4 t Baking powder
  • 1 t Salt
  • 4 T Matzo meal
  • Pepper to taste
  • Canola oil for shallow frying
  1. re-heat oven to 200°.
  2. Peel and grate the potatoes. A food processor is fine.
  3. Drain and squeeze the extra liquid from the potatoes.
  4. Beat the eggs in a large bowl.
  5. Add the onion, if using, and the rest of the ingredients except the potatoes. Mix well.
  6. Mix in the potatoes.
  7. Heat canola oil in large pan, preferably non-stick, over medium-high heat.
  8. Spoon potato mixture by 1/4 cup measures into pan, flatten a little.
  9. Cook pancakes until edges brown, flip when the bottoms are golden brown.
  10. Continue cooking until both sides are golden brown.
  11. Place cooked pancakes on a baking sheet lined with paper towels as they are finished. Keep warm in oven.
  12. Serve with applesauce and sour cream

Minerva’s Blueberry Kuchen

  • 1-1/2 C plus 2 T flour, divided
  • 1/8 t salt
  • 3 T plus 2/3 C sugar, divided
  • 3/4 C butter or margarine, slightly softened
  • 1 T white vinegar (I found that this is not necessary so I donít use it now)
  • 6 C blueberries, divided inito 3 C and 2 C plus extra for garnish
  • 1/8 t cinnamon
  1. In medium bowl mix 1-1/2 C flour, salt and 3 T sugar.
  2. Cut in butter until particles resemble coarse crumbs.
  3. Sprinkle with vinegar if using.
  4. Shape into dough and with lightly floured fingers press into loose bottom 9 inch layer cake pan about 1/4″ thick on bottom, less thick and 1″ high around sides.
  5. Mix remaining 2 T flour with remaining 2/3 C sugar and the cinnamon.
  6. Mix sugar, flour and cinnamon mixture with 3 C blueberries.
  7. Pour into pan with crust.
  8. Bake on lowest rack in preheated 400 degree oven 50 to 60 minutes, or until crust is well-browned and the filling bubbles. (Itís a good idea to put some foil on the oven floor for easy clean up if the berries drip out.)
  9. Remove from oven to rack.
  10. Sprinkle with remaining 2 C of berries. (I found that it is helpful to press down lightly on the top berries to make sure that they stay firm when you slice and eat later on.)
  11. Cool, remove rim of pan.

Grandma Hall’s Cinnamon Buns

  • 1/4 C warm water
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 package active dry yeast
  • 3/4 – 1 C warm milk
  • 1 T sugar
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1-1/2 T melted butter
  • 1 egg well beaten
  • 3 C all purpose flour
  • 3/4 C melted unsalted butter divided, 1/2 C + 1/4 C
  • 1-1/2 C brown sugar divided, 1 C + 1/2 C
  • 1 T ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 C raisins (not in Grandma Hall’s recipe)
  1. Dissolve 1 t sugar in water, sprinkle yeast on top and let proof 10 minutes.
  2. Combine milk, 1 T sugar, salt, 1-1/2 T melted butter and beaten egg in bowl of mixer. Add yeast mixture.
  3. Add flour a little at a time to make soft but not sticky dough. Use a bit more flour if necessary.
  4. Knead in mixer with dough hook about 5 minutes.
  5. Remove dough from bowl and let rest, loosely covered with plastic wrap for 20 minutes.
  6. Roll out dough to a 20″ x 14″ rectangle.
  7. Brush with 1/2 C melted butter.
  8. Combine 1 C brown sugar and the cinnamon. Sprinkle over dough.
  9. Sprinkle with raisins if desired.
  10. Roll dough starting on 20″ side.
  11. Pinch the long seam to seal edges.
  12. Cut into 9 2″ slices.
  13. Combine remaining 1/4 C butter and 1/2 C brown sugar. Spread over bottom of square 8″ pan.
  14. Place slices in 8″ square pan cut side up.
  15. Brush tops with melted butter or oil.
  16. Refrigerate 2-24 hours loosely covered with plastic wrap in refrigerator.
  17. Let stand at room room temperature at least 10 minutes before baking.
  18. Bake at about 375 for 30 minutes or until done.
  19. Invert on to platter and serve hot.

Red Enchiladas

Great tasting enchiladas with red sauce. Try other filling combinations like cooked potatoes or chicken.

  • Easy enchilada sauce
  • 9 corn tortillas
  • cheddar or jack cheese grated or sliced
  • queso fresco crumbled
  • 3 scallions chopped
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350.
  2. One at a time, heat tortillas in microwave or lightly oiled pan until soft and pliable. As each is done, remove to a plate to rest.
  3. To prepare enchiladas, one at a time, brush the top of each tortilla with a littl e sauce. Sprinkle on a generous portion of both cheeses. Roll and place in a baking pan. Try not to crowd them in the pan.
  4. Pour or brush on extra sauce. Sprinkle on more cheese and scallions.
  5. Bake until cheese is melted inside and out.
  6. Serve with salsa, sour cream, tomatoes, lettuce, extra sauce.

Achiote Grilled Chicken

This is fantastic grilled chicken. Cook until deep golden reddish brown. Works well with wings too.

  • 1/3 C achiote paste (see Achiote Paste)
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 3 T olive oil
  • Juice of 1 juicy lime
  • 3.5 oz canned chipotle chile sauce
  • 3 large sprigs fresh oregano or 2 t Mexican dried oregano
  • 1/4 C orange juice
  • 2 t kosher salt
  • 2 t ground black pepper
  • 12 chicken thighs
  • 12 chicken legs
  1. Blend achiote paste through black pepper very well in food processor.
  2. Strain through sieve.
  3. Coat chicken to marinate at least a few hours, preferably overnight.
  4. Grill, charcol prefered, slowly until cooked through and skin is crispy but not burned.

Chili 1

Serve with cheese, chopped onion, saltines, tortilla chips, avocado, lettuce, fresh chopped tomato, etc.

  • 4 T chili powder
  • 1.5 t dried minced garlic
  • 1.5 t dried minced onion
  • 1 t sea salt
  • 1 t paprika
  • 1 t ground oregano
  • 1 t ground cumin
  • 2 lb lean beef cubes or lean ground beef
  • 1 smallish yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 small can diced tomatoes with green chiles with juices
  • 2 small cans mild green chiles, chopped with juices
  • 1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes with juices
  • 2 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 qt. beef broth
  • 2 T masa harina (Mexican corn flour)
  1. Brown beef in a large heavy pot.
  2. Remove beef and set aside.
  3. Discard any liquid from beef.
  4. Saute chopped onion until soft in the same pot.
  5. Add beef, canned tomatoes, chiles and spice mix reserving masa packet for later.
  6. Stir well.
  7. Add beans.
  8. Add beef broth to almost cover and stir well.
  9. Bring boil then simmer covered for at least two hours.
  10. minutes before serving spoon a little liquid into a small bowl. Blend in masa. Stir in masa liquid to chili.
  11. Simmer 15 minutes.

Achiote Paste

This marinating paste, known as recado colorado in the Yucatan, where it originated, is used on chicken, pork or fish.

  • 1/2 cup annatto (achiote) seeds
  • 10 large garlic cloves, roasted on a comal or griddle until charred, then peeled
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 4 whole allspice
  • 1 tablespoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tablespoon coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 cup bitter (Seville) orange juice, or use half sweet orange juice and half vinegar
  1. Grind all of the ingredients except the orange juice in a spice mill or food processor.
  2. Add the orange juice, a little at a time, until a thick paste is formed.