Homemade Butter

Ingredients: 1 cup fresh heavy cream1/2 teaspoon salt (optional) Directions: Prepare a screw top jar. It must be clean, dry, and not smell like it’s previous contents. (Peanut butter jars work great, as well as baby food jars for smaller portions).Pour the cream into the jar, and put the lid on. You will need...

Simple Spreadable Butter

Ingredients: 4 ounces butter, softened1/4 cup safflower oil ( or your choice of oil) Directions: In a bowl, use a whisk or a mixer to whip the butter.Gradually mix in the oil. Whisk until smooth.Transfer to an airtight container and store in the refrigerator.This recipe can easily be doubled or tripled. Any extra butter...

Citrus-Marinated Chuck Roast for the Grill

Ingredients: 3 -4 lbs chuck roast ( 2-1/2 to 3 inches thick)salt, to tastepepper, freshly-ground, to tastemeat tenderizer, to taste1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce1 cup orange juice, freshly-squeezed1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly-squeezed1 teaspoon sugar2 garlic cloves, minced1/2 teaspoon ginger Directions: Sprinkle roast generously on both sides with salt, pepper and meat tenderizer.Mix remaining...

Boiled Radishes

Ingredients: 1 (8 ounce) bags radishes ( or whatever size bag or bunch you want)2 cups water ( enough to cover radishes) Directions: Trim ends and bad spots off Radishes.Boil radishes in water until fork tender. Best served with butter and a little parsley. Servings: 2 Time preparation: 2 min. Time total: 22 min....

Peanut Butter Coffee

Ingredients: 6 cups brewed coffee1 tablespoon peanut butter Directions: Put the peanut butter and a cup or two of the coffee in a blender.Whomp until it’s well-blended, then stir back into the rest of the coffee. Servings: 6 Time preparation: 10 min. Time total: 10 min. Favorite...

Iced Tea With Grenadine

Ingredients: 4 cups iced tea ( homemade or store-bought)1/8 cup fresh lemon juice ( or more)1/4 cup grenadineice, for serving Directions: In a large container, mix together the tea, lemon juice, and grenadine. Pour over ice when ready to serve. Servings: 4 Time preparation: 5 min. Time total: 5 min. Favorite...

Braised Celery With Vermouth-Butter Glaze

Ingredients: 1/2 cup dry vermouth3 tablespoons unsalted butter, small pieces1/4 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon celery seeds1/8 teaspoon black pepper1 head celery2 tablespoons celery leaves, minced2 tablespoons fresh parsley, minced1/4 cup parmesan cheese (optional) Directions: Trim celery. Reserve leaves. Separate stalks, rinse, and remove outer fibers with a vegetable peeler. Halve each stalk lengthwise, cut on...

Grilled Zucchini With Garlic and Lemon Butter Baste

Ingredients: 8 medium zucchini, trimmed, halved lenghtwise1/2 cup butter2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning1 teaspoon garlic powder1 teaspoon dried oregano1/4 teaspoon curry powder1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese Directions: Score cut side of zucchini halves diagonally about 1/4 inch deep at 1 inch intervals.Melt butter with lemon juice, lemon-pepper seasoning. garlic powder, oregano,...

Spicy Southwestern Butter

Ingredients: 1/4 cup butter, softened1/8 teaspoon chili powder1/2 garlic cloves, crushed1 teaspoon lime juice1/4 teaspoon salt Directions: Mix all ingredients together.Can apply immediately to bread or could put it in the refrigerator/freezer to firm back up for use later. Servings: Serve Time preparation: 5 min. Time total: 5 min. Favorite...