Niman Ranch Burgers

  Recipe of Ina Garten One of my favorites Chefs.  I love this burger Ingredients 2 pounds ground Niman Ranch beef or other grass-fed premium beef (80 percent lean and 20 percent fat) 1 tablespoon good Dijon mustard 3 tablespoons good olive oil, plus extra for brushing the grill 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1 teaspoon…

Super Stuffed Bourbon Potato Skins

Super Stuffed Potato Skins Ingredients: 6 baking potatoes 1 c. shredded extra-sharp cheddar cheese 1 c. sour cream 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper ¼ c. bacon bits (Use real bacon or sausage) 3 scallions, finely chopped ¼ c. sweet red pepper, finely chopped Paprika for garnish 2 shots of Bourbon cayenne pepper Directions:  Scrub…

Tequila Mojito

Tequila Mojito Ingredients: 1 c. water 3/4 c. sugar 1 c. fresh mint sprigs 2 c. 7-up, chilled 1 c. fresh lime juice 1/2 c. tequila Directions: In a small pan over medium heat, bring the water and sugar to a boil. Stir and continue to boil until sugar has dissolved. Remove from heat. Using…

Tex Mex Sliders

Tex Mex Sliders  Ingredients: 3 tbsp. salsa 1/3 c. bread crumbs 1 ½ lbs. lean ground beef 6 slices Pepper Jack cheese, halved 12 Pre-baked dinner rolls or mini buns Extra salsa as condiment Directions: In large bowl, combine beef, salsa and bread crumbs. Form into 12 small patties. Fry in a skillet, bake or…

White Bean Soup

White Bean Soup Ingredients (serves 8): 1 lb Great Northern beans 2 quarts of water 2 1/2 lbs of ham hocks or shanks 2 tsp. dried rosemary 1 cup yellow onions, diced 1 cup celery, chopped 2 carrots, chopped 3 cloves garlic, diced Fresh parsley for garnish Directions: Soak beans for 2 hours or overnight…

Raspberry Beer CocktailG

Raspberry Beer Cocktail Ingredients: 3/4 cup fresh or frozen raspberries 3 (12-oz.) bottles beer, chilled 1 (12-oz.) frozen raspberry lemonade concentrate, thawed 1/2 cup vodka 1 lime or lemon and ½ cup fresh raspberries (optional – for garnish) Directions: In a pitcher, combine the raspberry lemonade concentrate, frozen raspberries and vodka. Just before serving, stir…

Pina Colada Punch

by Chef Murph Pina Colada Punch  Ingredients: 1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple 2 (15 oz.) cans cream of coconut 1 (46 oz.) can pineapple juice, chilled 1 (32 oz.) bottle club soda, chilled 2 c. light rum (optional) Directions: In a pitcher, add pineapple juice, cream of coconut and crushed pineapple. Refrigerate until ready…

No-Fuss Rocky Road Brownies

by Chef Murph No-Fuss Rocky Road Brownies Ingredients:  1 family size box of brownie mix (try Betty Crocker Supremes) The ingredients listed on the box to make the brownies 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips 1 cup mini marshmallows 3/4 cup chopped pecans or walnuts Directions: Prepare the brownies according to package directions. When the brownies…

Mango Guacamole

by Chef Murph Mango Guacamole Ingredients 1/3 c. red onion, chopped 4 tbsp. lime juice 1 small jalapeno pepper (2 if you like it hot) 4 avocados, peeled and pitted 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped 1 large mango – peeled, seeded, and chopped ½ tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. black pepper Directions This is one…

Jalapeno Cornbread

by Chef Murph Jalapeno Cornbread  Ingredients 1 c. cornmeal 1 c. all-purpose flour 2 tbsp. sugar 4 tsp. baking powder 1/2 tsp. salt 1 egg 1 c. buttermilk 1/3 c. sour cream 1/4 c. vegetable oil 1 small can diced jalapenos 1/2 c. frozen corn, thawed 4 tbsp. minced scallion   Directions Preheat oven to 425…

Baked Honey-Pecan Chicken

by Chef Murph Baked Honey-Pecan Chicken Ingredients 6 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 eggs 1 c. honey, divided 1 c. pecans, finely chopped 1 c. bread crumbs Directions Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. You’ll need two small bowls for this recipe. Bowl #1 – Beat the eggs and ½ cup honey together. Bowl #2…

Hearty Three Bean Chili

by Chef Murph Hearty Three Bean Chili Ingredients: 2 large onions 4 garlic cloves 4 tomatoes 2 tsp. dried oregano leaves 3 tbsp. chili powder a2 (16 oz) can chili beans in sauce 2 (16 oz) can dark red kidney beans, drained 2 (16 oz) can garbanzo beans, drained 2 (14 oz) cans vegetable (or…

Ham and Pickle Pinwheel Appetizers

by Chef Murph Ham and Pickle Pinwheel Appetizers Ingredients: 1 package ham lunchmeat 1 jar dill pickles 1 (8oz) container whipped cream cheese Directions: Lay a piece of ham on a plate and spread the softened cream cheese in a thin layer over the ham. Next, place a pickle at one end of the meat…

Cran-Raspberry Vodka Spritzer

by Chef Murph Cran-Raspberry Vodka Spritzer Ingredients (makes 4) 1 cup raspberry vodka, chilled 4 cups cranberry juice, chilled 1 cup sugar 1 cup water 1 cup lime juice 8 cups club soda, chilled Directions: Start by making the lime syrup. To do this, simply add the sugar and water to a microwave safe bowl….

Chocolate Macaroons

by Chef Murph Chocolate Macaroons Ingredients: 1 ½ cups semisweet chocolate chips 2 egg whites ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup sugar ½ tsp. vanilla extract 1 ½ cups sweetened flaked coconut Parchment paper Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a microwave safe bowl, melt chocolate chips, stirring occasionally….

Cajun Lemonade Drink

by Chef Murph Cajun Lemonade Drink Ingredients (makes 1) 1 1/2 ounce vodka or light rum 1/2 ounce Pimm’s No. 1 1 ounce fresh lemon juice 1/2 ounce simple syrup 1 teaspoon Tabasco sauce 1 ounce 7-Up Directions: In a shaker with ice, combine all ingredients except the 7-up. Just before serving, add the 7-up…