Pecan Pie Caramel Cheesecake

INGREDIENTS FOR THE CRUST: 3 cups Graham Cracker Crumbs ½ cups Butter, Melted ½ cups Granulated Sugar FOR THE FILLING: 3 packages (8 Oz. Package) Cream Cheese, Softened ¾ cups Granulated Sugar 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract 2 whole Large Eggs ½ cups All-purpose Flour ¾ teaspoons Cinnamon ¼ teaspoons Nutmeg FOR THE TOPPING: 1-½ cup Pecan, Halves, Lightly Toasted* 2 cups Good …

THE BEST MUSHROOM SOUP

INGREDIENTS 2 Tbsp butter ½ lb portobello mushrooms ¼ lb shiitake mushrooms ¼ lb oyster mushrooms 1 med. Vidalia onion 3 Tbsp flour 5 cups vegetable stock (or chicken stock) 1½ Tbsp minced sage 1 bay leaf Salt Fresh cracked black pepper ½ cup heavy whipping cream DIRECTIONS Preheat a …

Southwestern Chopped Chicken Salad

INGREDIENTS 6 cups chopped romaine lettuce 6 cups cubed cooked chicken1 1 and 1/2 cups corn 1 and 1/2 cups black beans 2 tomatoes, diced 1 avocado, diced 1/2 red onion, diced 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese 1 cup crushed tortilla chips handful chopped cilantro DRESSING 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I …

Italian Bread Dipping (Oil) Sauce

INGREDIENTS A pinch of dried or fresh Basil, or more to taste (for each bowl) A pinch of dried or fresh Oregano, or more to taste (for each bowl) A pinch of red chili flakes (optional) 3 Garlic cloves, peeled and crushed, divided (OPTIONAL) 1/2 cup Extra Virgin (good quality) …

English Muffin Breakfast Pizza

INGREDIENTS 1 Package of English Muffins 8 Eggs 1 lb Breakfast Sausage 8 oz Mild Cheddar Cheese thin sliced Sawmill Gravy 2 cups Milk 1/4 cup sausage drippings add butter if you don’t have enough drippings 1/4 flour 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste …

Grilled California Club Sandwich

INGREDIENTS 3 slices Sara Lee® Artesano™ Bread 4 slices Munster Cheese 3 slices Ham 3 slices Turkey 3 slices Bacon, cooked ½ Avocado, sliced ½ Tomato, sliced Alfalfa Sprouts Mayonnaise Butter DIRECTIONS Heat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Butter the first slice of bread on both sides and place …

Croque Madame Toast

INGREDIENTS mornay sauce: 1 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons whole milk 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/3 cup shredded gruyere cheese 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese Salt and cracked black pepper to taste 3 slices sourdough bread, lightly buttered and …

Creamy Polenta Bowl with Roasted Root Vegetables

INGREDIENTS 12 radishes, trimmed and halved lengthwise 1 sweet potato, peeled and diced 2 parsnips, peeled and diced 1 red onion, thinly sliced 6 baby beets, trimmed, peeled and halved lengthwise 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon minced thyme creamy polenta: 3 cups milk 1 cup dry polenta …

Red Grapefruit and Rum Spritzers

INGREDIENTS 2 red grapefruits, freshly squeezed 3 ounces Brugal Extra Dry Rum splash of seltzer water lemon wedges DIRECTIONS 1. Place grapefruit juice and rum in a cocktail shaker, filled with ice. 2. Shake for 1 minute. 3. Pour mixture into two glasses, filled with ice. 4. Top each cocktail …

Grilled Nectarine, Blackberry and Halloumi Salad

INGREDIENTS 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil 2 nectarines pitted and cut into wedges 8 ounces halloumi, (preferably about ½”inch thick) 8 ounces blackberries 1/8 small red onion, thinly sliced 1 lb. baby kale or arugula simple balsamic vinaigrette: 1 tablespoon minced shallots 2 garlic cloves, minced 2 1/2 teaspoons …