Hot Fudge Brownie Sundaes

Photo & recipe credit: http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/hot-fudge-brownie-sundaes

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Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 1-oz. sqs. semi-sweet baking chocolate,chopped
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream, softened
  • Garnish: chocolate sauce, warmed

How to Make It

Combine butter and chocolate in a microwave safe stirring every minute. Stir; cool 10 minutes. Mix together egg, brown sugar, vanilla and salt in a small bowl. Stir into chocolate mixture. Add flour; mix well.

Spread batter in an 8″x8″ baking pan lined with aluminum foil and sprayed with nonstick vegetable spray. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack.

Cover; chill until firm. Cut brownies into8 squares. Spread 4 brownies with ice cream; top with remaining brownies. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze overnight. To serve, drizzle with warm chocolate sauce.

Perfect Lobster Rolls by Martha Stewart

Photo and recipe credit: https://www.marthastewart.com/1154809/perfect-lobster-roll

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INGREDIENTS

  • Two 2 1/2-pound or three 1 1/2-pound live lobsters
  • 1/3 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt4 top-split buns
  • Melted unsalted butter
  • Lemon wedges and potato chips, for serving

DIRECTIONS

  1. Steam Lobster: In a large pot lined with a steamer basket, bring 1 inch of water to a boil. Drop the lobsters headfirst into the pot and cover. Reduce heat to a simmer and steam until the shells just turn bright red, 12 to 14 minutes. To check for doneness, pull on an antenna; if it releases from the shell with little resistance, the lobster is properly cooked. (Many seafood markets will do the steaming for you — just ask.)
  2. Extract Meat: Hold the tail in one hand and the body in the other; twist and pull to separate. For claws and legs, twist and pull where they’re attached to the body. Use lobster- or nutcrackers or a mallet to crack the shells. To get all the meat out in one swift motion, insert a fork into the underside of the tail and push up. Then chop into bite-size pieces.
  3. Mix, Toast, and Fill: In a bowl, stir together mayonnaise, lemon juice, and salt. Fold in chopped lobster meat. Heat a large skillet (preferably cast-iron) over medium. Generously brush top and sides of buns with butter. (Top-split are narrower than side-split, so you get a greater ratio of lobster to bread.) Place buns, flat-side down, in skillet and toast, flipping halfway through, until crisp and golden on both sides, about 3 minutes. Divide lobster meat among buns and serve, with lemon wedges and potato chips.

Strawberry Shortcake

Recipe & photo credit: https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/strawberry-shortcake/?_cmp=TOP10&_ebid=TOP103/8/2017&_mid=140448&ehid=A426E0550A685187DB9024680A9754BEE1498399&pmcode=IVBJJU101

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Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup whole milk
  • Whipped cream
  • 1-1/2 quarts fresh or frozen strawberries, sliced

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream sugar and shortening. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Combine dry ingredients and add alternately with milk to the creamed mixture. Spread in a greased 9-in. square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes. Cool on wire rack.
  • Cut into nine servings. Split each serving horizontally and fill with whipped cream and strawberries. Replace top of cake; garnish with more berries and a dollop of whipped cream. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts

1 piece: 231 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 22mg cholesterol, 188mg sodium, 39g carbohydrate (20g sugars, 2g fiber), 4g protein.

Oatmeal With Blueberries, Sunflower Seeds, and Agave

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Recipe & Photo Credit: https://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/blueberry-agave-oatmeal

Ingredients

  • 1 serving quick-cooking or old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon agave nectar

How to Make It

Step 1: Prepare the oats according to the package directions.

Step 2:  Top with the blueberries and sunflower seeds. Drizzle with the agave nectar.

Honey-Bourbon Toddy

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Recipe and photo credit: https://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/honey-bourbon-toddy

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 6 tablespoons bourbon or Apple Bourbon (see below for recipe)
  • 2 3×1/2′ strips lemon peel
  • 2 cinnamon sticks

RECIPE PREPARATION

  • Stir honey and water in a 2-cup measuring cup until honey dissolves. Add bourbon (or better yet, Apple Bourbon, in which case you’ll use 1 Tbsp. honey). Divide between 2 Toddy glasses. Twist a strip of lemon peel over each drink, then add to glass. Stir each with a cinnamon stick and serve.

  • To make Apple Bourbon, combine a 750-ml bottle of bourbon, 4 cored, sliced Fuji apples, and 4 cinnamon sticks in a pitcher. Cover; chill for 3 days. Strain and sip of use in recipe above.

Strawberry and Apricot Crisp with Pine-Nut Crumble

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Recipe & Photo Credit: https://www.marthastewart.com/971790/strawberry-and-apricot-crisp-pine-nut-crumble#Apricot%20Recipes%7C/275304/apricot-recipes/@center/276955/seasonal-produce-recipe-guide%7C971790

INGREDIENTS

Crumble

  • 1/2 stick cold unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for baking dish
  • 1/2 cup packed light-brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 2 ounces pine nuts, toasted (1/3 cup)

Filling

  • 4 apricots, pitted and cut into sixths (about 2 cups)
  • 12 ounces strawberries (about 15), hulled and halved, or quartered if large (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • Pinch of salt

Serving

  • 1 pint strawberry ice cream

DIRECTIONS

  1. Combine all crumble ingredients in a medium bowl and massage together with your fingers until butter is incorporated and mixture forms small clumps. Refrigerate until mixture is cold, at least 30 minutes and up to overnight.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9 1/2-inch shallow round baking dish or pie plate. Combine all filling ingredients in another medium bowl. Transfer to baking dish and top with crumble. Bake until bubbling in center and crumble is browned, about 40 minutes. Let cool at least 20 minutes. Serve warm or at room temperature with ice cream.
 

Fresh Pea Soup with Ham

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Recipe & Photo Credit: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/fresh-pea-soup-with-ham

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 small fennel bulb—thick stalk discarded, bulb thinly sliced
  • 1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 quart whole milk
  • 4 cups fresh or frozen peas (1 pound), thawed
  • 1/2 cup diced smoked ham hock (from one 11-ounce ham hock) or smoky ham
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1/2 tablespoon chopped chives
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sherry vinegar
  • Pea tendrils or baby arugula, for garnish

How to Make It

Step 1

In a large pot, melt the butter. Add the fennel, onion and garlic and season with salt. Cook over moderate heat, stirring, until the vegetables are tender but not browned, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the milk and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the peas and simmer until tender, 7 to 8 minutes.

Step 2

Working in batches, puree the soup in a blender. Strain it through a fine sieve set over a large bowl. Season with salt.

Step 3

In a small bowl, combine the ham with the shallot, chives, olive oil and sherry vinegar. Spoon the ham salad into the center of 4 bowls. Ladle the warm soup into the bowls, garnish with the pea tendrils and serve immediately.