No Picture
Alcoholic

Mint Jules (a mint julep with a zing)

7/14/2004 meps 0

A nice twist on the Derby Day tradition. 3 lime slices 10 mint leaves 2-1/2 oz Maker’s Mark bourbon 1 oz simple syrup (equal parts sugar and water, boiled and cooled) Muddle lime slices with […]

No Picture
Alcoholic

Mrs. Rasmusson’s Glogg

7/14/2004 meps 0

(as per Margaret Swanson) 1 gallon white port 1 pint rum 1 pint brandy 1 pint vodka, grain alcohol, or aquavit Simmer 2 cups golden raisins in 1 cup water. Boil 2 cups sugar in […]

No Picture
Breakfast

Oven-baked pancakes (aka Dutch Baby)

7/14/2004 meps 0

From Inge Curtis, of the Williamsburg B&B Primrose Cottage. This is rich and satisfying, and it doesn’t have to be terribly sweet. 1/2 C milk 1/2 C all-purpose flour 1/2 t baking soda 3 eggs […]

No Picture
Baked

Pie Pastry

7/14/2004 meps 0

Sift 2 1/2 c. flour with 1 t. salt in a chilled mixing bowl. With a pastry blender cut in 6 T. shortening till the mixture resembles coarse cornmeal. Cut in another 6 T. to […]

No Picture
Baked

Food Processor Pie Crust

7/14/2004 meps 0

The “Mac” was our dear friend Barbie’s nickname for the food processor, named after a kitchen helper who was slower than molasses. Put the metal chopper blade into the Mac. Sift 1 cup of all-purpose […]

No Picture
Dips

Alice Fobes’ Pink Shrimp Dip

7/14/2004 meps 0

My family has a tradition of serving a buffet on Christmas eve. This dip is a nice, colorful choice, with crackers. 2 3-oz pkgs cream cheese 1/3 C mayonnaise 3 T chili sauce 2 t […]

No Picture
Holidays

Rich Mushroom Gravy – Vegetarian

7/14/2004 meps 0

I volunteered to cook Thanksgiving dinner one year, with a caveat. I was still a sorta-kinda vegetarian, so I served all the myriad side dishes but skipped the turkey. This gravy recipe was so successful, […]