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Guinness Chocolate Pudding

Since St.Patty’s day is right around the corner I figured I would share this delicious recipe with you again.

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St. Patrick’s day is upon us. This recipe is great for the festivities. Guinness is a great stout beer with which to cook. The flavors of chocolate and beer really compliment each other in this pudding. Making pudding from scratch isn’t as complicated as some may make it seem. Get ready to enjoy some great flavors.

Ingredients:
1 cup sugar
6 eggs
14.9 oz Guinness Stout beer
3 cups heavy whipping cream
1 1/4 cups chocolate chips
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preparation

In a medium bowl whisk together eggs and sugar. Add half of beer to mixture and stir. Set aside.

Next in a medium saucepan on medium heat, add heavy cream and remaining beer. Whisk occasionally until it comes to a simmer.  Remove from heat and add chocolate chips, stir until chocolate melts. Now take the chocolate mixture and add to the eggs. Remember to keep rapidly whisking while…

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A Piece of History

Happy Presidents Day!! Figured I would share this with you guys again.

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As a chef, home cook and foodie,  I am honored that I had the opportunity to research Martha Washington, Hannah Penn and Ellen Emlen (19th century housewife) Cookbooks and notes.  Being at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania I felt like I could have stayed for hours researching all these treasures.  The staff there was super helpful, which made my visit a pleasure.  Okay let’s get to the fun part. 

imagesCAV9H008IMG_20130117_173613Hannah Penn: Second wife of William Penn, she was 24 and he a 52-year-old man.  They had 8 children together.  When searching for Hannah Penn’s cookbook I came across recipe pages instead and all these were with William Penn’s notes and paperwork.  I couldn’t hold back and looked through some of his notes to paperwork from 1605 highlights of Act of Taxes year, and so much more.  I then reached Hannah Penn’s recipe pages.  It was interesting to see how many Homemade Medicines she had in those pages from how to clear…

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Pumpkin Cheesecake with Pecan glaze

Another great option for dessert this Thanksgiving.

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Holidays are in full effect. I have been testing lots of recipes. This was a huge hit on my thanksgiving table this year. I love a good New York cheesecake but wanted to try creating a pumpkin cheesecake with a pecan glaze. If you’re planning on bringing anything special to a holiday party or even if you just want to have something sweet at home, this is the perfect dessert. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Filling:
3 (8oz) packages cream cheese
1 (15oz) can pumpkin purée
3 large eggs, room temperature
1 (14oz) can of sweetened condensed milk
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 1/2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
Pinch nutmeg
Pinch salt

Pecan glaze:

1 cup heavy cream
2/3 cups pecans, chopped and some whole
1/3 cup maple syrup

Crust preparation:

2 cups Keebler graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoons sugar

Crust preparation:

In a medium bowl toss together crumbs…

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Roasted Veggies

Just in time for thanksgiving.

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Roasting vegetables is probably one of my family’s favorite ways to enjoy eating vegetables. Thanksgiving is fast approaching so why not add a different kind of side to the table. You can get very creative on the medleys you would like to roast. I love tossing my veggies with olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper and of course some rosemary and thyme to the mix. Brussels sprouts are in season. I love roasting these guys with pretty much anything or alone. Roasting veggies are also great in making soup. Roasting is pretty simple and easy. Hope you enjoy.

Ingredients:

1 1/2 pounds of Brussels sprouts
1 small butternut squash, cubed
Salt & pepper, to taste
2-3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
3-4 garlic cloves, chopped
1-2 sprigs of rosemary or thyme, optional (both if desired)

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut off buttons of Brussels sprouts and…

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Giveaway with Anolon

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I partnered up with @anolon to giveaway this amazing 10 piece set. Perfect for all the holiday cooking. This is how you enter and get extra points. Head over to my social media and do the following.
1.Follow: @anolon and @homemadedelish
2. Post a photo on social media tagging @homemadedelish showing me ur pots and pans now and why you need these.
3. Tag a friend that needs these

Winner will be randomly chosen November 17th. Good luck! 👍

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Harvest Dinner at Jenkintown Whole Foods Market

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One of my favorite places to shop and grab food on the go is Whole Foods Market in Jenkintown.  They came up with a great idea. This Thursday September 24th Whole Foods will be hosting a 4 course Harvest dinner. This is the perfect way to begin the fall season.   A fresh and delectable tasting menu, curated by our talented chefs and inspired by the flavors of the late summer and early fall. $25 a person will include 4 courses, and 1 raffle ticket towards great prizes. All proceeds benefit the Whole Kids Foundation and their work to get fresh food into schools.

I’ll be giving away 2 tickets to tomorrow nights event. Visit me on either Facebook, Instagram or twitter to find out how to win. Good Luck! 

 

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Chile Rellenos

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Everyone in my house is a big fan of Mexican food. In fact my daughter could eat tacos every night if we would let her. But Mexican food isn’t just about tacos and quesadillas.  There are so many different dishes that people should try. Chile rellenos is one of them. The poblano is a mild chile pepper with delicious flavor when charred.  It’s traditionally stuffed with cheese but you can get creative and stuff it with whatever you may like.  It’s a super easy dish for any night of the week.  Give this a try and I promise you will fall in love.

Ingredients:

4 poblano chile peppers
Salt and pepper, to taste
1 jar Goya sofrito sauce
1 cup shredded aged cheddar cheese
1/2 shredded Monterey Jack cheese
2 large egg whites, plus 2 egg yolks, room temperate
1 tablespoon water
Vegetable oil, for frying
All purpose flour, for dredging

Preparation:

Char poblano chiles on top of the stove top or in broiler until blackened all around. Remove and place in a bowl and cover with plastic wrapper for 10 minutes (this will help with softening the peppers and easy to peel).

Do not rinse the peppers after removing skin. Using a knife make a slit on the side of the pepper length wise. Remove seeds and inner membrane. Repeat step with each pepper. Next add both cheeses to all of the peppers about 1/4 cup to each. Season with salt and pepper.  Take a tooth pick and close the pepper making an X. This is to secure the filling so it doesn’t leak out while frying. Dredge the poblanos in flour and set aside.

In a large bowl beat the egg whites and water with a pinch of salt until soft peaks. Next add the egg yolks and gently stir them into the egg whites. Batter is ready.

Heat about 1 1/2 inches of vegetable oil in a deep large skillet over medium to high heat.

Holding each chile by the stem gently dip them into the batter and place them in the skillet. Fry each side for about 2 minutes until golden brown. Place on to paper towel to drain.

Mean while add the sofrito to a pot and heat. Once heated add to a shallow bowl. Top with poblano chile and source cream. Serve immediate and enjoy.

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Cherry Cordial Cocktail

Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Here is a great cocktail to make for your sweetie.

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Valentine’s day is fast approaching. The hubby and I always do something fun at home.  We cook a nice dinner and enjoy it after the kiddies go to bed.  Usually we have some champagne or wine. But I think this year we will be enjoying some cherry cordial cocktails that the hubby made.  I went ahead and garnished with a cherry and some shaved dark chocolate. Perfect for a night of romance. Happy Valentines day!!

Ingredients (for 1 serving):

2 shot glasses of Chocolate Red Wine

1 shot glass of Cherry Vodka

Ice

Cherries,garnish

Shaved Dark chocolate, garnish

Preparation:

Place ice, vodka and chocolate wine in shaker. Pour into glass and garnish.

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