Apricot Almond Chicken

¼ cup apple cider vinegar ½ cup all-fruit apricot jam ½ teaspoon salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground pepper 4 (4 oz.) boneless, skinless chicken breasts 2 tablespoons sliced almonds 1 cup dried apricots 1 cup boiling water 1 tablespoon…

Father Leo’s Cola Pork Skewers

    1 (12-ounce) can or bottle cola soda     1/2 cup soy sauce     6 tablespoons ketchup     3 bay leaves     5 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped     3 pounds pork butt, cut into 1-inch cubes     salt and pepper     olive oil At…

Salade Niçoise

This dish has its origins in the city of Nice, on the French Riviera, where I've read that to be considered truly "à la Niçoise" ("as prepared in Nice"), a dish must contain tomatoes, black olives, garlic, and anchovies. This salad fits the…

Nun Better Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sister Assumpta's famous cookies 2¼ cups sifted, all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened ¾ cup granulated sugar ¾ cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 large eggs 2…

Simple Fish Soup

This uncomplicated soup showcases the ingredients without an overwhelming "fishy" flavor. 2 tablespoons olive oil or unsalted butter 1 onion, peeled and chopped 2 stalks celery, trimmed and chopped 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped 1…

Queen’s Biscuits

2 cups all-purpose flour ½ cup sugar 1½ teaspoons baking powder ¼ teaspoon salt ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cut into small pieces 1 large egg 4-5 tablespoons milk 6 tablespoons sesame seeds (see note) Preheat the oven to 375° F. Line…

Wrap it up!

Whether you need a quick lunch at home or something to brown-bag, this tasty wrap will delight you and your family. The combination of fresh veggies here is only a suggestion. Feel free to fill your wraps with any veggies you have on hand.…

Fried Plantains

4 ripe (yellow) plantains 1/3 cup vegetable oil To honey-roast the plaintains after frying them , you'll need: 1/3 cup honey 2 teaspoons cinnamon 2 tablespoons butter or margarine Peel the plantains and cut lengthwise in two. Heat…

Impostor Pasta & Mock Meatballs

Adapted from Hello, Cupcake! Irresistably Playful Creations Anyone Can Make 1 batch of cupcakes white frosting strawberry jam chocolate truffles, preferably Ferrero-Rocher hazelnut chocolates white chocolate for grating 1. Bake a batch of…