Decadent Desserts

**Allergens: Wheat, Dairy, Eggs, Tree Nuts Caramel Pear Crisp Ingredients Caramel Sauce:                                                                 Pear Filling: 1.5 stick butter                                                                  6 ripe pears, peeled, cored and cut into large chunks 2 ¼ cups packed brown sugar                                     2 TBSP lemon juice ½ tsp salt                                                                             3 TBSP flour 1 ½ cups heavy whipping cream                                ½ tsp cinnamon Crumble Topping:…

Curry in A Hurry

**Allergens: Dairy  Baked Chicken Breasts with Cilantro Mint Chutney Ingredients 4- 6oz boneless, skinless chicken breasts 3 TBSP onion, finely diced 10 garlic cloves, minced ½ tsp cayenne pepper 1 ½ tsp canola oil 1 ¾ tsp cumin ¼ tsp salt   Chutney: 1 cup fresh cilantro ½ cup fresh mint leaves 1/3 cup green…

Cooking with Quinoa

**Allergens: Dairy, Peanuts, Tree Nuts  Basic Quinoa Recipe  Ingredients 1 cup dry quinoa 2 cups water Instructions Rinse quinoa in a strainer until the water runs clear. Add into a medium sized pot with 2 cups of water. (**The basic idea is to have twice as much liquid as you do dry quinoa, no matter…

Comfort Foods, Redesigned

**Allergens: dairy, wheat, eggs Honey Cayenne Chicken Tenders Ingredients 1 package boneless skinless chicken breasts ¼ cup honey ¼ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tsp black pepper ½ tsp salt 3 cups crushed corn flakes Instructions Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with foil and place a cookie cooking rack on top of…

Clean Eating

**Allergens: Peanuts, Tree Nuts, Dairy Homemade Crunchy Peanut Butter Ingredients 1.5 cup roasted peanuts + 1/3 cup ¼ tsp salt, optional 2 TBSP honey, optional Bread and/or sliced fruit for serving Instructions Place 1.5C roasted peanuts in a small food processor and turn on. Whirl for about 4-5 minutes or until the peanut butter turns…

Breakfast of Champions

**Allergens: Dairy, Eggs, Wheat Apple Pancake Casserole Ingredients 4 cups peeled, sliced apples 6 TBSP margarine 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar + 2 TBSP 1 cup buttermilk (or sour milk= 1 cup milk + 1 tsp lemon juice or vinegar) 1 cup flour 3 eggs, beaten 1 ½ tsp vanilla extract or almond extract Instructions Preheat…

5 Ingredient Foods

**Allergens: Dairy Grilled Bruschetta Chicken Ingredients 4  thin, boneless chicken breast halves 1/2 cup park skim shredded mozzarella cheese ½ cup balsamic vinaigrette  dressing 2 tomatoes 2 TBSP olive oil 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil (or 1 tsp dried basil) Instructions Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium-high…

Bitterballen, Breweries, and the Best Fries You’ve Ever Had

Amsterdam. At just the mention of this infamous city, images of the Red Light District and decriminalized marijuana come to mind. While these two stereotypical things are parts of the city, this capital of the Netherlands has much more to offer in the form of my favorite way to experience culture: FOOD. After being here…

Blow off Some Steam: 30 Minute Fried Rice

  Fried rice in half an hour, eh? Think it’s impossible? I hear your cries. Fear not, we have the power of pressure on our side! This is a series I’ll be doing about pressure cooking, which is one of the coolest, well, actually one of the hottest, ways to cook in a flash. That’s…

Bailey’s French Toast

This one is going to be short, sweet, and to the point. Because that’s exactly how this recipe is. Ingredients 1/4 cup Bailey’s, any flavor 1/4 cup half & half 2 eggs A splash of vanilla 4 slices of bread Instructions Mix Bailey’s, half & half, and vanilla. Beat in eggs. Pour the wet mixture…

Tabbouleh: Mediterranean Cooking

    Now that the weather here has finally decided to warm up…knock on wood…I find myself craving cool, crisp greens. I enjoy consuming delectable kale, arugula, and fresh spinach from local farmers markets, but after a while sometimes I need to change it up and add some spice to my life. Introducing you next…

Cumberland Park Farmer’s Market

IT FINALLY FEELS LIKE SPRING!!! I swear, if it gets below 40 again I’m going loose my mind! But wait, this dramatic fluctuation in weather happens EVERY year… The perks of living here in Indiana! But, us Indiana natives tend to adjust for such things exactly because they are the norm, and one thing I…