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Grilled Creamery Potatoes

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  • Oct
  • 19

2 T Mayonnaise 1 T Dijon Mustard 1 T Whole Grain or Country Style Mustard 2 T Honey 1/2# Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes Fresh chopped Tarragon, Chives & Parsley for garnish Combine first 4 ingredients and set aside. Par cook potatoes whole in salted, boiling water. Strain and cut in half. Toss with mayonnaise mixture. […]

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2 T Mayonnaise
1 T Dijon Mustard
1 T Whole Grain or Country Style Mustard
2 T Honey
1/2# Baby Yukon Gold Potatoes
Fresh chopped Tarragon, Chives & Parsley for garnish

Combine first 4 ingredients and set aside.
Par cook potatoes whole in salted, boiling water.
Strain and cut in half.
Toss with mayonnaise mixture.
Grill about 5-7 minutes.
Garnish with herbs and serve.

 

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W2: Did You Know…….

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  • Apr
  • 1

… Dried tart cherries are full of flavonoids, which can help to reduce muscle pain? … The term “all day” in restaurant kitchens means all together? … German Chocolate Cake was named after Sam German? … Collard greens have three times the amount of  calcium & twice the amount of fiber than kale? … Half […]

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… Dried tart cherries are full of flavonoids, which can help to reduce muscle pain?

… The term “all day” in restaurant kitchens means all together?

… German Chocolate Cake was named after Sam German?

… Collard greens have three times the amount of  calcium & twice the amount of fiber than kale?

… Half an ounce daily of apple cider vinegar can help reduce weight & triglycerides?

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S2: Did You Know…….

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  • Jan
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… Peanuts aren’t a nut but a legume? … Chantilly cream is just a fancy term used for whipped cream with vanilla extract? … “Bacoun” was all of the pork in the 17th century and that “bacon” is only cured pork? … Plums, kiwi and banana’s are high in serotonin? … Freezing soup in Ziploc […]

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insert into post … Peanuts aren’t a nut but a legume?

… Chantilly cream is just a fancy term used for whipped cream with vanilla extract?

… “Bacoun” was all of the pork in the 17th century and that “bacon” is only cured pork?

… Plums, kiwi and banana’s are high in serotonin?

… Freezing soup in Ziploc bags saves space because they will store flat?

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R2: Did You Know…….

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  • Dec
  • 15

… Cape Cod Potato Chips produces 30,000# per day? … Yellow onions are grown in “muck” soil? … Frito Lay Company makes 40,000# of Cheetos’ an hour? … Churro’s were invented in the 1500’s? … Asparagus grows wild in Europe, Africa and Western Asia and has been cultivated as a vegetable for centuries?

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… Cape Cod Potato Chips produces 30,000# per day?

… Yellow onions are grown in “muck” soil?

… Frito Lay Company makes 40,000# of Cheetos’ an hour?

… Churro’s were invented in the 1500’s?

… Asparagus grows wild in Europe, Africa and Western Asia and has been cultivated as a vegetable for centuries?

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Q2: Did You Know…….

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  • Dec
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… In 1932, Charles Elmer Doolin bought the recipe for Frito’s corn chips in Huston Texas? … Doolin’s mother, Daisy, pawned her wedding ring for $100 to buy that recipe? … Kentucky Fried Chicken stared in the Heartland with Colonel Sanders cooking for his siblings? … Sanders was given title as Kentucky Governor in the […]

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… In 1932, Charles Elmer Doolin bought the recipe for Frito’s corn chips in Huston Texas?

… Doolin’s mother, Daisy, pawned her wedding ring for $100 to buy that recipe?

… Kentucky Fried Chicken stared in the Heartland with Colonel Sanders cooking for his siblings?

… Sanders was given title as Kentucky Governor in the mid 1930’s?

… Frito means “fried” in Spanish?

 

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O2: Did You Know…….

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  • Nov
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     … Banana pudding was served on Apollo 12? … Sour cherries are high in serotonin? … Vanillin (the substitute for vanilla extract), is actually made of ground up wood ie wood pulp? … You can cook Salmon in your dishwasher? Although it isn’t recommended; just that it can be done 🙂 If you’re […]

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insert into post      … Banana pudding was served on Apollo 12?

… Sour cherries are high in serotonin?

… Vanillin (the substitute for vanilla extract), is actually made of ground up wood ie wood pulp?

… You can cook Salmon in your dishwasher? Although it isn’t recommended; just that it can be done 🙂 If you’re interested here are the instructions. http://www.winexmagazine.com/index.php/wine/vieweat/dishwasher-salmon/

… Radishes come in white, yellow, black & purple colors? Red is the most common.

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N2: Did You Know…….

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  • Oct
  • 15

  … Bananas are the most popular fruit in the US? … SCROD isn’t actually a fish, but rather it stands for “Special Catch Right Off Dock?” … The first printed recipe for pastry cream was published in 1690 in France – “Le Patissere Francis.” … Banana’s first arrived in the US @ Port New Orleans […]

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… Bananas are the most popular fruit in the US?

… SCROD isn’t actually a fish, but rather it stands for “Special Catch Right Off Dock?”

… The first printed recipe for pastry cream was published in 1690 in France – “Le Patissere Francis.”

… Banana’s first arrived in the US @ Port New Orleans in 1900?”

… Tomatoes are high in Serotonin?

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H2: Did You Know…….

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  • Jul
  • 4

HOT TAMALE II: … In Guatemala, the word for Tamale is “Paches?” … At the turn of the last century, local immigrant Mexicans taught African-Americans how to make tamale’s in Delta, Mississippi? … Tamale’s are a Mesoamerican dish made from Masa (a corn-based dough)? … The Venezuelan word for Tamale is “Hollaca?” .. Just like […]

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HOT TAMALE II:

… In Guatemala, the word for Tamale is “Paches?”

… At the turn of the last century, local immigrant Mexicans taught African-Americans how to make tamale’s in Delta, Mississippi?

… Tamale’s are a Mesoamerican dish made from Masa (a corn-based dough)?

… The Venezuelan word for Tamale is “Hollaca?”

.. Just like the Appalachian trail, there is a “Delta Tamale” trail that runs from Tunica, MS to Vicksburg, MS?

 

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G2: Did You Know…….

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  • Jul
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HOT TAMALE I: … The Nicaraguan word for tamale is “Nacatamal?” … The word Tamale comes from the Nowatan language meaning “wrapped food?” … Ancient Mayan women invented the tamale? … Zacahuil is a legendary meter long tamale that can supposedly feed an entire village? … The Columbian word for Tamale is “Bollo?”

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HOT TAMALE I:

… The Nicaraguan word for tamale is “Nacatamal?”

… The word Tamale comes from the Nowatan language meaning “wrapped food?”

… Ancient Mayan women invented the tamale?

… Zacahuil is a legendary meter long tamale that can supposedly feed an entire village?

… The Columbian word for Tamale is “Bollo?”

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Baked Eggs with Canadian Bacon, Spinach, and Aged Cheddar

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  • Feb
  • 10

3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more to butter ramekins 2 tablespoons minced yellow onion Salt and freshly ground black pepper 6 ounces baby spinach 4 slices Canadian bacon 4 large eggs 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 ounce grated aged Cheddar, plus extra for serving Sourdough bread Heat oven to 350 degrees F and arrange rack […]

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3 tablespoons unsalted butter, plus more to butter ramekins
2 tablespoons minced yellow onion
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
6 ounces baby spinach
4 slices Canadian bacon
4 large eggs
1/4 cup heavy cream
1 ounce grated aged Cheddar, plus extra for serving
Sourdough bread

Heat oven to 350 degrees F and arrange rack in middle.
Butter 4 (6-ounce) ramekins and set aside.
Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large frying pan over medium heat.
When it foams, add onion, season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and cook until softened, about 1 minute.
Add spinach and cook until spinach is well wilted, about 2 minutes.
Place ham on bottom of ramekins and top with spinach.
Crack eggs into ramekins, place 1 tablespoon cream over each egg, and divide half of cheese evenly among ramekins.
Put ramekins on a baking sheet and bake, rotating pan halfway through baking, until whites are just set but yolks are still runny, about 15 to 18 minutes.
Meanwhile, spread remaining 2 tablespoons butter on 4 slices sourdough bread.
Top with grated cheese and toast until bubbly.

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