ATK · Beef · Dinner

Chinese Crispy Orange Beef

INGREDIENTS: 1-1/2 pounds beef flap meat1+2 tablespoons soy sauce6 tablespoons cornstarch10 x 3″ strips orange peel1/4 cup juice (2 oranges)3 tablespoons molasses2 tablespoons dry sherry1 tablespoon rice vinegar1-1/2 teaspoons toasted sesame oil3 cups vegetable oil1 jalapeño chile3 garlic cloves2 tablespoons grated fresh ginger1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes2 scallions DIRECTIONS: Slice beef with the grain into… Continue reading Chinese Crispy Orange Beef

ATK · Dinner · Seafood

Best Ever Shrimp Scampi

Ingredients: 3 tablespoons salt2 tablespoons sugar1 1/2 pounds shell-on jumbo shrimp (16 to 20 per pound), peeled, deveined, and tails removed, shells reserved2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil1 cup dry white wine4 sprigs fresh thyme3 tablespoons lemon juice, plus lemon wedges for serving1 teaspoon cornstarch8 garlic cloves, sliced thin1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes1/4 teaspoon pepper4 tablespoons… Continue reading Best Ever Shrimp Scampi

Holiday · Sweets

Christmas Nutella Churros

INGREDIENTS 2 sheets puff pastry, semi-frozen2 tablespoons 50g nutella1 egg yolk1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted1 tablespoon cinnamon sugar (or 1 tablespoon sugar mixed with 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon) INSTRUCTIONS Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat mat.Cut out both puff pastry sheets in the shape of a Christmas tree. Evenly spread Nutella… Continue reading Christmas Nutella Churros

Holiday · Italian · Sweets

Italian Rainbow Cookies

Thank you tasting table for the recipe! INGREDIENTS Nonstick cooking spray 1 cup sugar One 8-ounce can almond paste 3 sticks unsalted butter, softened and divided 4 eggs, separated ¼ cup milk 2 teaspoons almond extract 2 cups all-purpose flour ¼ teaspoon red food coloring ¼ teaspoon green food coloring ½ cup raspberry jam, divided… Continue reading Italian Rainbow Cookies

Alcoholic · Drinks · Holiday

Cranberry Rosemary Margaritas

Thank you theendlessmeal for the recipe!!! INGREDIENTS CRANBERRY MARGARITAS 2 parts white tequila1 part frozen cranberries, thawed1 part rosemary simple syrup (recipe below)1 part lime juice (save one of the squeezed limes for rimming the glasses)Salt, for rimming the glasses ROSEMARY SIMPLE SYRUP 2 cups water1 cup granulated sugar6 small stems of rosemary – about 1/2 ounce/ 14 grams SUGARED CRANBERRIES AND ROSEMARY Cranberries (3… Continue reading Cranberry Rosemary Margaritas

Alcoholic · Drinks · Holiday

Gingerbread Old Fashioned

GINGERBREAD OLD FASHIONED COCKTAIL 1 orange slice see notes1 candied cherry, maraschino or luxardo1 ounce gingerbread syrup2 ounces bourbon or whiskey GINGERBREAD SYRUP ¼ cup lightly packed brown sugar½ cup granulated sugar¾ cup water3 tablespoons molasses1 teaspoon ground ginger½ teaspoon ground cinnamon1 teaspoon vanilla extract INSTRUCTIONS Make the syrup: In a medium size saucepan, combine the ingredients. Heat over medium… Continue reading Gingerbread Old Fashioned

Cookies · Holiday · Sweets

Soft Gingerbread Cookies

Ingredients: 1 cup light brown sugar1 cup light molasses1 cup vegetable shortening1 tablespoon baking soda1 egg, lightly beaten¼ teaspoon salt2 teaspoons baking powder1 tablespoon ground ginger½ teaspoon ground cinnamon½ teaspoon ground cloves4 to 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour, more for rolling dough Royal icing and cinnamon Directions: Step 1: In a small saucepan, combine brown… Continue reading Soft Gingerbread Cookies