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  • Whoopee Cakes

    Whoopee Cakes Cream Cheese Icing: Equal Parts: Cream Cheese Sifted Powdered Sugar Unsalted Butter Vanilla to taste…   I used 8 oz of each and a few drops of vanilla.  Combine all until smooth…   Chocolate Devil’s Food Cake: 9oz Butter 15oz Sugar 1 teaspoon Salt 6 oz Unsweetened Chocolate, Melted 8 oz Eggs…4 eggs 12 oz Cake Flour .5 oz Baking Powder 14 oz Milk 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract   Mix butter, sugar, salt together until light and fluffy […]

  • Cincinnati 5-way Chili

    This is a wonderfully different chili BUT not too spicy.  I sometimes add additional chilies or hot peppers to increase the heat.  Lots of interesting ingredients including chocolate and honey give it an unusual aroma and taste.  While the recipe below is unusual, and interesting, making chili does not have to be a multi-step process.  Canned products and package products where beef, onion and peppers are added are also a great meal on a cold winder day.  What makes chili […]

  • Barbeque Spareribs

    1T. Garlic, minced 3T. soy sauce 3T. Sherry or rice wine 1t. fresh grated ginger 1T. Brown sugar 1T. Sesame oil 2t. 5 spice power 1/4 – 1/2 cup Hoisin Sauce 1t. Hot Sauce (Tabasco or Texas Pete) 2T. Ketchup 1-3 racks of Baby Back Ribs or St. Louis Pork Ribs (St. Louis are ticker)   1. Mix all ingredients for marinade and pour about 3/4 of it over the ribs.  Allow to marinate for at least a couple of […]

  • S’mores Cupcakes

    S’mores Cupcakes:  Oven 350  at least 2 cupcake pans lined Base: Graham cracker crumbs from 1 box 2 sticks of melted butter 4T of sugar Mix it all together until combined and  press 1T in each tin bake for 5 minutes let cool for 10 minutes.   Cupcake: 2c sugar 1 3/4 c flour 3/4c unsweetened cocoa powder 2t baking soda 1t baking powder 1t salt 2 eggs (room temp) 1c butter milk (room temp) 1c warm coffee 1t vanilla 1/2c […]

  • Pumpkin Pie

    Chef Joseph Ralph’s Pumpkin Pie 3/4 cup sugar 1 tsp. cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 tsp. ground ginger 1/4 tsp. ground cloves 2 eggs. beaten 1 cup of heavy cream (or milk for fewer calories) Preheat oven to 425, combine dry ingredients in a bowl.  Beat eggs, stir in pumpkin and then sugar mixture.  Gradually stir in milk and pour into unbaked pie shell.  Bake for 15 minutes at 425, reduce temperature to 350 and bake for an additional 40 […]

  • Brunswick Stew

    Chef Larry Alder’s Pork or Chicken Brunswick Stew 1 Chicken or 1 small pork shoulder 1 large onions, diced 1 28oz. can of diced or crushed tomatoes 2 pounds fresh Lima beans or 3 can Lima or butter beans 4 cups fresh corn or 2 can whole corn 2 cans creamed corn 3 medium potatoes, diced 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce To taste Tabasco or hot sauce 3 teaspoons salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 tablespoon sugar   Chicken: Place the chicken […]

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  • Cake Decorating

    Chocolate Ganache Ingredients 1 1/2 cups (12 fluid ounces or 360 mililiters) heavy cream 1 lb (454 grams) semisweet or bittersweet dark chocolate Preparation In a heavy saucepan, boil heavy cream. Turn off the heat. Add chopped chocolate pieces and let it rest until melted. Use a rubber spatula to stir the mixture until all the pieces are melted. Pour it into a room-temperature bowl and cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate the ganache until firm. Note: For White Chocolate Ganache, […]

  • Corporal Liam Flynn

    Today we proudly honor Corporal Liam Flynn.

  • First Lieutenant Jasmine Clay

    Today we proudly honor First Lieutenant Jasmine Nicole Clay.

  • Salad Dressing

    Quick Salad Dressings Blue Cheese Dressing 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/2 cup sour cream 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles Salt and Pepper 1/4 cub whole milk To a bowl add the mayo and sour cream.  Stir until combined.  Stir in the blue cheese and add salt and pepper to taste.  Adjust to desired thickness by adding milk.   Thousand Island Dressing 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon sweet pickle relish Add ingredients to a small bowl and mix well. […]

  • Pumpkin Corn Chowder

    Pumpkin Corn Soup By Nisa Burns   Ingredients 32 oz chicken broth 2 (15-oz) cans pumpkin puree 1½ cups heavy cream 1 can corn, drained 2 tsp garlic, minced 2 tsp thyme 2 tsp nutmeg 2 Tbsp brown sugar ½ onion, chopped Salt and pepper, to taste Pumpkin seeds, for topping (optional)   Directions   Place chicken broth in a large pot and add pumpkin purée, garlic, nutmeg, thyme and brown sugar. Cook on low to medium heat.   Chop […]


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