Side Dishes

Mornay Sauce

Mornay Sauce

For the Lasagna click here For the Tomato Meat Sauce click here Mornay Sauce 4 ounces Sweet (not salted Butter)1 cup Onion½ cup Flour3 cups hot Milk (or as much as you need to get the sauce to your consistency)¼ teaspoon Grated Nutmeg½ cup grated Swiss Cheese or...

Thyme & Port Wine Sauce

Thyme & Port Wine Sauce

  Thyme & Port Wine Sauce 1 tablespoon Butter (or Extra-Virgin Olive Oil)1 or 2 tablespoons of sweet Butter2 Shallots (minced (if you have no shallots use onion))2 tablespoons freshly Chopped Thyme (tarragon, sage would also works great!)2 tablespoons Black...

Mashed Potatoes

Mashed Potatoes

  Mashed Potatoes 3 to 4 pounds peeled Yukon Gold (peeled and chopped in large pieces)4 cloves peeled Garlic2 to 3 tablespoons soft Sweet ButterSalt & Pepper to taste½ cup hot Milk (only if needed) Boil the potatoes and the garlic until potatoes are...

Vinaigrette

Vinaigrette

  Vinaigrette ¼ cup White Sicilian Lemon Balsamic Vinegar¾ cup Extra Virgin Lemon Olive Oil2 tablespoons of Lemon juice1 teaspoon Dijon MustardSalt and Pepper to taste Using an immersion blender, mix all the ingredients together and adjust the salt and pepper to...

Gratin Potatoes

Gratin Potatoes

  Gratin Potatoes 3 ounces grated Cheddar Cheese3 ounces grated Reggiano Parmesan3 ounces Goat Cheese4 Baking Potatoes1 Sweet Potato2 generous tablespoons Sweet Butter (or non-stick spray)2 cups Heavy Whipping Cream3 Egg YolksSalt & pepper¼ teaspoon ground...

Corn Muffins & Sausage Stuffing

Corn Muffins & Sausage Stuffing

  Corn Muffins & Sausage Stuffing 1 cup Dark Raisins½ cup Dark Spiced Rum2 pounds Pork (Turkey or Chicken Sausage, casings removed)2 cups Yellow Onions (diced small)1 ½ cups Celery Hearts (diced small)1 ½ cups Carrots (diced small)2 tablespoons fresh Sage...

Cranberry and Citrus Sauce

Cranberry and Citrus Sauce

  Cranberry and Citrus Sauce 2 cups Orange Juice¼ cup Orange Liquor (Curacao, Triple Sec or Grand Marnier)1 ½ cup Sugar2 @ 12 ounces bags Cranberries1 or 2 dash of Hot Sauce (optional)Zest of an OrangeSalt & Pepper to taste In a heavy saucepan simmer the...

Turkey Giblets and Cognac Gravy

Turkey Giblets and Cognac Gravy

  Turkey Giblets and Cognac Gravy Turkey Stock:1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil2 or 3 Turkey necks and giblets (legs, wings or any part of the turkey)The Gravy:1 cup diced Onions½ cup diced Shallots2 or 3 springs of Sage (roughly chopped)2 or 3 springs of...

Potatoes Au Gratin

  Potatoes Au Gratin 3 pounds Sweet Potatoes3 pounds Baking Potatoes1 large clove Garlic1 generous tablespoon Sweet Butter3 cups Heavy Whipping Cream1 cup freshly grated great quality Swiss Cheese1 cup freshly grated aged Gouda1 cup grated Reggiano Parmesan6 Egg...

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