Christmas Morning Hot Chocolate

Ingredients: 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup water6 cups scalding hot milk1 teaspoon ground cinnamon8 cinnamon sticks (optional) Directions: In top of double boiler, combine the cocoa, sugar and water; mixing until you have a smooth paste.Place over low heat and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.Put top of double boiler...

Jicama Coleslaw

Ingredients: 3 cups green cabbage, shredded1 1/2 cups jicama, julienned1 1/2 oranges, peeled and segamented1/2 cup red peppers, julienned1/2 cup green peppers, julienned1/4 red onions, sliced in thin rings1/4 cup cilantro1/8 cup salad oil1 tablespoon sugar2 tablespoons rice vinegar1/2 tablespoon sesame oil1 teaspoon soy sauce1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard1/4 cup peanuts, as garnish Directions: mix...

Maple Pork Chops

Ingredients: 6 pork chops, thick-cut1/2 cup onions, chopped1/2 cup maple syrup2 tablespoons cider vinegar2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce1 teaspoon chili powdersalt & pepper Directions: Preheat oven to 350?.Place pork chops in a baking pan.Combine chopped onion, maple syrup, cider vinegar, worcestershire sauce, chili powder, salt & pepper.Pour mixture over pork chops.Bake 1 hour. Servings: 6...

California Orange Granola (Make Ahead)

Ingredients: nonstick cooking spray2 1/2 cups oats ( regular)1 1/3 cups all-bran cereal ( crushed)1/3 cup walnuts, chopped1/3 cup orange juice2 tablespoons honey1/4 teaspoon ground allspice (optional)1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon Directions: Coat a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.In a large bowl stir together oats, cereal and nuts.In a small saucepan...

Chicken Marinara

Ingredients: 2 (28 ounce) cans crushed tomatoes14 ounces water5 garlic cloves3 tablespoons tomato paste1 tablespoon dried basil1 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts2 tablespoons olive oilsalt and pepper1 large yellow onions, sliced (optional)1 cup sliced mushrooms (optional)parmesan cheese (optional)1/4 cup red wine (optional)16 ounces pasta ( spaghetti, angel hair, penne, etc) Directions: Saute garlic in...

Lemon Icebox Pie

Ingredients: 1 (14 ounce) cans sweetened condensed milk3 teaspoons lemon juice3 egg yolksvanilla wafers, to line a pie plate Directions: Preheat oven to 350.Combine condensed milk with egg yolks.Slowly pour lemon juice in to the mixture. Stir until thickened.Top with meringue.Bake for 12-15 minutes.Refrigerate 3 to 4 hours before serving. Servings: 6 Time preparation:...

Matzoh Brei

Ingredients: 1 sheet matzohs 1 eggs butter 1 teaspoon brown sugar 1 pinch cinnamon hot water Directions: Break matzos in a large bowl. Pour hot water over them. After a couple of minutes, pour and squeeze out the surplus water. Add cinnamon and egg and mix well. Melt a little butter in a frying...

One Pot Creamy Noodles With Chicken and Broccoli

Ingredients: 2 tablespoons vegetable oil4 small boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces1 small onions, chopped1 large garlic, minced3 cups chicken stock3 cups medium egg noodles2 cups broccoli florets1 cup sour cream1/2 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (optional)salt and pepperfresh parsley Directions: In large stock pot, heat oil over medium high heat. Add chicken pieces,...

Chile-Corn Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients: 2 idaho potatoes, peeled and cubed ( 22-24 ozs.)2 1/2 ounces unsalted butter1/2 cup milk4 garlic cloves, minced3/4 cup fresh corn kernels2 teaspoons pure chile powder1 teaspoon honey1 teaspoon cilantro, choppedsalt Directions: Cover potatoes with water in saucepan. Boil and the reduce to a simmer. Cook 15-20 minutes or until tender. Drain well.In...