Archive for December 11, 2017


Mr. C.’s Holiday Salad

Ingredients:

2 cups mozzarella balls (bocconcini)

1 cup green olives

1 1/2 cups chick peas

1 bruschetta recipe (see my link)

https://cookingwithmrc.wordpress.com/2017/02/22/homemade-bruschetta-2/

Directions:

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Stir well. Refrigerate for about 3 hours before serving.
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Ingredients:

2 lbs. medium shrimp (tails removed)

1 small onion (chopped)

2 cloves of garlic (chopped)

4 tbsp. olive oil

1 lemon (juiced)

2 cups white wine (Riesling)

1 tbsp. lemon zest

1/2 cup mascarpone cheese

1/4 cup fresh parsley (chopped)

5 basil leaves (chopped)

1 tsp. sea salt

1 tsp. black pepper

Directions:

1. In a large skillet put olive oil. Sauté onion and garlic. (3 minutes)

2. Add shrimp. (Cook for a total of 3 minutes and turn over halfway through the 3 minutes.)

3. Sprinkle with lemon zest, sea salt and black pepper.

4. Add wine. (raise heat for about 2 minutes and then lower)

5. Add mascarpone cheese and stir gently.

6. Add fresh lemon juice.

7. Add fresh parsley and basil on top.  Let cook for an additional 2 minutes and serve.

*Serve over brown rice. (Optional, see picture below.)

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Ingredients:
4 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of butter
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 egg
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp. baking powder
Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
1. Cream together butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth.
2. Add flour and baking powder. Mix well.
3. Put dough in a cookie press or drop a well rounded tablespoon on an ungreased cookie sheet. Press down with a fork. You can sprinkle colored nonpareils on top. Brush each cookie with a little milk for nonpareils to stick.
Bake for about 15 minutes or until golden brown. Check after 12 minutes, as you don’t want the cookies to burn on the bottom.