Chocolate Frosting and Why Should Share IT

American Dessert CHOCOLATE FROSTING INGREDIENTS 1¾ cups heavy whipping cream1¾ cups (10 ounces) semi-sweet chocolate chips3¼ cups confectioners’ sugar Makes 4½ cups. Takes 1 hour 15 minutes. FROSTING NEEDED Dessert Type Needs Cups of Frosting—————– […]

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Red Velvet Cookies and the Soviet Flag

American Dessert RED VELVET COOKIES INGREDIENTS 1¼ teaspoons baking soda¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder2⅔ cups flour½ teaspoon salt1 cup butter, softened1½ cups sugar2 eggs, room temperature¾ teaspoon lemon juice3½ teaspoons red food coloring1¾ teaspoons vanilla […]

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Mastava Soup and the Tomatoes’ Space Program

Uzbek Soup MASTAVA INGREDIENTS 1 pound lamb or beef2 potatoes2 carrots½ green bell pepper3 tomatoes2 onions¼ cup olive oil or meat fat7 cups water1¼ cup short-grain rice1 teaspoon coriander1 teaspoon cumin¼ teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon salt2 […]

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Stop the Evil Eye With Fava Bean Soup

Moroccan Soup FAVA BEAN SOUP(Bessara) INGREDIENTS ½ pound dried fava beans3 cups water3 tablespoons olive oil1¼ teaspoons cumin1 tablespoon minced garlic1¾ teaspoons paprika½ teaspoon salt2 tablespoons lemon juice¼ teaspoon cayenne¼ teaspoon harissa* or paprika * […]

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The Yorkshire Pudding Landscape Revolution

British Entree ROAST BEEF WITH YORKSHIRE PUDDING INGREDIENTS – ROAST BEEF 3½ pounds top sirloin or rib roast1 teaspoon pepper1 teaspoon salt (¼ teaspoon more later)2 garlic cloves3 tablespoons olive oil½ tablespoon rosemary INGREDIENTS – […]

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Guava Shells and the Cure for Global Warming

Cuban Dessert CASCOS DE GUAYABA(Guava Shells With Cheese) INGREDIENTS 1 15-ounce can guava shells in syrup*8 ounces cream cheese * = Found in Hispanic supermarkets or online. Serves 4. Takes 15 minutes. PREPARATION Remove guava […]

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Strawberry Freezer Jams and Round Things and Not Round Things

American Breakfast STRAWBERRY FREEZER JAM INGREDIENTS 2 cups fresh, crushed strawberries (about 1 pound whole)2 tablespoons lemon juice4¼ cups sugar¾ cup water6 tablespoons (1 1.75 oz box) fruit pectin powder SPECIAL UTENSILS potato masher or […]

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Chicken Bakes and Submarine Warfare

American Entree COPYCAT COSTCO(TM) CHICKEN BAKE INGREDIENTS 6 ounces cooked bacon¾ pound cooked chicken breast2 tablespoons chives2 stalks green onions2 cups grated mozzarella½ cup grated provolone½ cup grated Parmesan cheese½ cup creamy Caesar dressing1 pound […]

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