Blackberry Cobbler

Ingredients: 1/2 stick butter, melted, plus more for greasing pan 1 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons sugar 1 cup self-rising flour 1 cup whole milk 2 cups fresh (or frozen) blackberries   Directions: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 3-quart baking dish with butter. In a medium bowl, whisk 1 cup sugar … Continue reading Blackberry Cobbler

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Ingredients: 4 heads broccoli, cut into 1-inch pieces, or small if possible 1 stick (4 ounces) unsalted butter 1 whole onion, diced finely 1/3 cup all-purpose flour 4 cups whole milk 2 cups half-and-half Pinch nutmeg 3 cups grated cheese (mild Cheddar, sharp Cheddar, Jack, etc.), plus more for garnish, optional Salt and freshly ground … Continue reading Broccoli Cheddar Soup

Potato Leek Soup

  Servings: 6 Ingredients 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 4 small leeks (or two large), white and light green parts only, roughly chopped 3 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, peeled and roughly chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 7 cups low sodium chicken or vegetable broth (best quality such as Swanson) 2 bay leaves 1 sprig fresh thyme, plus more for garnish if … Continue reading Potato Leek Soup

Cherry Hand Pies

Serves 12 Prep time: 20 minutes Baking time: 20 minutes   2 cups frozen, pitted cherries ⅓ cup sugar, plus extra for sprinkling crust at end 2 tablespoons cornstarch ¼ teaspoon almond  or vanilla extract 1 box frozen pie crust, thawed Flour, for rolling Egg wash (1 egg whisked with 1 tablespoon water, for egg … Continue reading Cherry Hand Pies

Italian Meatballs

Meatball Ingredients: 1 pound ground pork 1 pound ground chicken 2 large eggs, lightly beaten 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped and Sauteed 1/4 cup dry bread crumbs 1/4 cup finely chopped parsley   Salt and freshly ground pepper 3/4 cup pure olive oil   For the Meatballs: Combine all the … Continue reading Italian Meatballs