Homemade Hummus

1 (15-oz) can chickpeas or 1 1/2 cups cooked chickpeas 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice (1 large lemon) 1/4 cup well-stirred tahini 1 small garlic clove, minced 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin Salt to taste 2 to 3 tablespoons juice from canned chickpeas or water form cooked chickpeas Dash of ground…

Pecan Pie

(2 Shell Recipe) 1 cup dark Karo syrup 1 cup light Karo syrup 6 eggs 1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 2 oz. melted butter 2 tsp vanilla extract Blend all ingredients in a bowl. add 4 oz of pecan halves or pieces in each pie shell Fill unbaked shells with mixture…

Pumpkin Biscotti

1 cup dark brown sugar 1 cup granulated sugar 8 oz margarine or butter 3 eggs 4 c flour 3 tsp baking powder 1  c toasted  pecan pieces 4 tsp pumpkin spice 4 tsp maple extract Cream sugar and butter Add eggs  mix well Add baking powder and flour sift or mix with a fork…

Flavors

Today Chef Jackson would like to talk about flavor. “As I reworked my biscotti recipe to create a new pumpkin biscotti, I was pleasantly surprised by the aromas and flavors that ran through the kitchen. Not only do we have to have an enticing visual presentation of our finished recipe, but flavor has to be the main…

Pumpkin Bread

Ingredients: Whisk together: 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 4 tsp pumpkin spice ½ tsp salt In separate bowl mix together: 2 eggs room temperature ¾ cup brown sugar Add: ½ cup pumpkin puree 2 tsp maple syrup ¼ cup vegetable or coconut oil Directions: Preheat over to…

Seasonal Eating

It’s better for your health.    Foods that are grown and consumed during their appropriate seasons are more nutritionally dense. In a study monitoring the vitamin C content of broccoli, it was found that broccoli grown during its peak season (hint: fall) had a higher vitamin C content than broccoli grown during the spring.  When foods…