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Best Big, Fat, Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookie

These cookies are the pinnacle of perfection! If you want a big, fat, chewy cookie like the kind you see at bakeries and specialty shops, then these are the cookies for you! Ingredients 2 cups all-purpose flour ½ teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup unsalted butter, melted 1 …

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Flourless Chocolate Cake I

A dense chocolate cake for those of us who can’t tolerate wheat or gluten. Ingredients ½ cup water ¼ teaspoon salt ¾ cup white sugar 18 (1 ounce) squares bittersweet chocolate 1 cup unsalted butter 6 eggs Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1 Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees …

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Chocolate Ganache

This is a rich, dark chocolate topping or decoration that has lots of uses. It can be whipped as filling or icing, or just poured over whatever cake you like. Ingredients 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped 1 cup heavy cream 1 tablespoon dark rum (Optional) Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1 …

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Chocolate Covered Strawberries

This is the simplest version of chocolate covered strawberries I know. Paraffin was originally used instead of shortening. Turn the strawberries upside down and insert by the toothpicks into a piece of styrofoam for easy cooling, or simply place them on a sheet of wax paper. White chocolate may be …

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Parchment Baked Salmon

Salmon baked in parchment paper is the best way to steam in great taste. Ingredients 1 (8 ounce) salmon fillet salt and ground black pepper to taste ¼ cup chopped basil leaves olive oil cooking spray 1 lemon, thinly sliced Directions Instructions Checklist Step 1 Place an oven rack in …

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Spaghetti Diablo with Shrimp

The sauce was tangy and sharp, mellow by my standards for spice, but just right for Nancy and Quinn. Topped with the shrimp, Pecorino cheese and some parsley, it was very satisfying. Ingredients 1 teaspoon olive oil 1 green bell pepper, chopped 1 yellow bell pepper, chopped 1 onion, chopped …

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Chana Masala (Savory Indian Chick Peas)

Indian food is not just curried sauces. It’s not too exotic either. Unless ‘exotic’ is code for ‘yummy and full of flavor.’ This dish features a healthy mixture of chickpeas, tomatoes, onion, and spices. Both carnivores and vegetarians will enjoy this meal. My kids love it. Leave out the green …

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Caribbean-Inspired Grilled Chicken Kabobs

Caribbean-inspired chicken kabobs. You can substitute green pepper for the red pepper, if desired. Ingredients 1 cup cream of coconut 1 cup lemon juice 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules 2 teaspoons dried marjoram 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cut …

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