Category: Recipes

Death By Brownie

Death by Brownie

Serves 10


¾ cup flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
5 Tablespoons Valrhona Cocoa Powder
½ cup butter or shortening….

black bean salsa chili

Cherith Valley Black Bean Salsa Chili

1 lb. ground turkey or beef
32 oz. jar of Cherith Valley Black Bean Salsa
28 oz. can of diced tomatoes
1 Tablespoon Brian’s Medium Chili Powder

Cardamom Sugar Cookies

Cardamom Sugar Cookies

2¾ cups all purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1½ cups granulated white sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon Nielsen Massey Vanilla Extract
Dash of Ground Nutmeg

buffalo chicken dip

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Serves 6-8

2 Cups cooked diced chicken
2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup ranch dressing
1/2 cup Ring of Fire Habanero Hotsauce (to taste)
2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Broiled Asparagus With Grains Of Paradise

Broiled Asparagus with Grains of Paradise

Ingredients: Asparagus spears (trim bottoms) Olive oil Grains of Paradise Fleur de Sel (or other sea salt) Instructions: Line a baking pan with foil. Arrange asparagus in a single layer on the pan. Drizzle olive oil on asparagus, then sprinkle with Fleur de Sel and ground Grains of Paradise. Broil for 3-4 minutes. Serve warm […]

Brine For Pork Chicken Or Turkey

Brine for pork, chicken or turkey

This one comes from Alice Waters and her crew at Chez Panisse via the Food and Wine Forum. Makes enough brine for a large turkey. If brining only one chicken or a pork roast, cut the recipe in half. Ingredients: 2-1/2 gallons cold water 2 cups kosher salt 1 cup sugar 2 bay leaves, […]

Easy Ribs With Rub

Brian’s Easy Ribs with Rub

Ingredients: Your favorite barbeque dry rub Your favorite BBQ sauce Rack of ribs Instructions: Sprinkle 0.1 lb. (about 1.5 oz.) of barbeque dry rub on the meat side of a rack of ribs. Place into a large baking pan into which you’ve poured 1/4 can of beer (whatever you’re drinking that day) Cover tightly with […]

Black Bean Garlic Chili

Brian’s Black Bean Garlic Chili

Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons Brian’s Medium Chili Powder 2 lbs ground beef 1 jar Cherith Valley Garlic Salsa (this is a mild garlic, tomatillo salsa) 1 bottle Oaxacan Hot Sauce (a mild, Mexican-style hot sauce) 4 cans black beans 1 Teaspoon salt (if you use a different salsa or hot sauce, you may not need the […]