• DENIM DIVA

    After scrapping the idea of doing a coffee-based cocktail  in honor of one of the world’s greatest photographers, Yousuf Karsh, a Turkish Canadian immigrant, an old party favorite was remembered. Named in honor of Ben’s photographer friend who has a fondness for denim jumpsuits, July’s cocktail is nearly effortless. Don’t skimp on making your own honey lemon mix – it’s a small step that makes a big difference in this crushable summer beverage.

    1 oz          honey lemon mix*

    ½ oz        Giffard Passionfruit liqueur

  • Angel Food Cake by Jessica Jacobs

    Ingredients

    1 cup + 2 Tbls. cake flour

    1/4 tsp. salt

    1 3/4 cups white sugar

    12 large egg whites, room temperature

    1 1/2 tsp. cream of tartar

    1 tsp. vanilla extract

     

    Directions:

  • Cabbage and Meatballs by Jessica Jacobs

    Ingredients

    1 head of green cabbage, cored and cut into strips

    1 tsp paprika

    2 cloves fresh garlic, crushed

    3 tsp Worcestershire sauce

    1 large yellow onion, diced

    1 can (15 oz) diced tomatoes

    pinch of sugar

    2 bay leaves

    For Meatballs:

    1 lb lean ground beef

    1 lb ground pork

    1 clove minced garlic

    1 tsp onion powder

    1 egg

    1/2 cup Italian seasoned breadcrumbs

    2 tbsp minced fresh parsley

    1 can (15 oz) tomato sauce

  • Potato Salad Recipe

    Ingredients:

    4 potatoes

    1/2 onion

    5 slices bacon

    1 cup mayo

    2 boiled eggs
     

    Directions:

    Cook bacon, remove from grease add chopped onion sauté. Boil potatoes and eggs and peel both. Cut up potatoes and egg.  Add all ingredients together.

  • Red Beans and Rice

    Ingredients:

    4 cans kidney beans

    1 large yellow onion

    2 cloves garlic

    1 Tbsp. red wine vinegar

    1 tsp. red pepper

    1/2 tsp. white pepper

    1/2 tsp. black pepper

    1/2 tsp. Ground Cumin

    1/2 tsp. Ground mustard

    1/2 tsp. thyme

    2 bay leaves

    Cubed ham (or ham and ham bone from glazed ham)

    Sausage, as much as you can stand – Polks Smokes and Conecuh

    White rice, follow directions.

     

    Directions:

  • Black Bean Burgers by Evan Curry

    Ingredients

    2 20oz cans black beans
1 green bell pepper
1 white onion

    1 tbsp minced garlic

    1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds (ground)

    1 cup roasted sunflower seeds (ground)

    1/4 tsp cinnamon

    1/4 tsp chili powder

    1 tsp Italian seasoning

    Italian bread crumbs

     

    Directions

    Process all ingredients, mix in spices. Add bread crumbs until just dry enough to not stick to your hands. Form into 6oz patties. Cook ‘em.

  • Dirty Blondie by Evan Curry

    Ingredients

    1 lb of butter, melted

    4 cups of tightly packed dark brown sugar

    4 eggs, lightly beaten

    4 teaspoons of vanilla

    2 teaspoons baking powder

    1/2 teaspoons of baking soda

    Pinch of salt

    4 cups (128 g)  of all-purpose flour

    1 cup butterscotch chips

    1 cup Giradelli Milk Chocolate chips

     

    Directions

  • Italian Pulled Pork by Garrett Marlin

    Ingredients:

    5 lbs pork butt or shoulder
    5 oz fresh Italian parsley
    5 garlic cloves, whole

    2 Sprigs fresh rosemary
    2 Tablespoons Kosher Salt and Black Pepper

     

    Directions:

  • Italian Pastry Dessert by Garrett Marlin

    Cannoli Shell and Filling

    Ingredients:

    Shell:

    2 cups all purpose flour
    3 Tablespoons Crisco shortening
    2 Tablespoons sugar
    1⁄4 cup sweet vermouth / Marsala wine
    1 egg

    Pinch of cinnamon
    
Dash of Kosher Salt

    Filling:
    2 cups ricotta impasata or drained ricotta cheese
    1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    1⁄3 cup powdered sugar
    Chocolate chips

    Directions:

  • Mom's Smothered Pork Chops

    Ingredients:
    1 lb. pork chops
    1 pkg. brown gravy mix
    3 oz. julienned onion
    3 oz. julienned red bell pepper
    3 oz. julienned yellow bell pepper
    3 oz. julienned green bell pepper
    1 cup water

    Directions:
    Sauce onions and all bell peppers. Sear pork chops in sauteed vegetables for one minute each side. Add brown gravy mix and water. Simmer for 30 to 35 minutes. Serve over white rice.
    Season pork chops with desired seasoning before searing.

     

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