Anna’s Orange Marmalade

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I successfully made my own jam for the first time today. Naval  oranges were on sale and I've been wanting to make and can my own jam for awhile now. There were some learning experiences to go a long with making this recipe. Some, I'm not very proud of. 1. It takes almost an hour to get the jam to it's proper temperature. The recipe called for 30 minutes but mine took twice as long. 2. Even though I started processing the jars a little bit to early, the temperature was around 210 degrees ...

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Tequila Lime Chicken

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Ingredients 1/2 cup gold tequila 1 cup freshly squeezed lime juice (5 to 6 limes) 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (2 oranges) 1 tablespoon chili powder 1 tablespoon minced fresh jalapeno pepper (1 pepper seeded) 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic (3 cloves) 2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 whole (6 split) boneless chicken breasts, skin-on Directions Combine the tequila, lime juice, orange juice, chili powder, jalapeno pepper, garlic, salt, and ...

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Ina Garten’s Hummus

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  I'm addicted to hummus now. I've been finding lots of different hummus recipes to try too. There's a black bean hummus recipe in the last issue of Cooking Light's magazine and I want to try making hummus made with edamame. I bought a big frozen bag of it last week at Sam's Club. Hummus is good with pita chips and any kind of veggie. I like carrots. It's a good way of getting more veggies in and I've been meaning to eat more veggies lately. I'm not a big fan of veggies. I think during ...

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Ina Garten’s Croque Monsieur

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Ingredients 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 cups hot milk 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper Pinch nutmeg 12 ounces Gruyere, grated (5 cups) 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan 16 slices white sandwich bread, crusts removed Dijon mustard 8 ounces baked Virginia ham, sliced but not paper thin Directions Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Melt the butter over low heat in a small saucepan and add the flour all at once, ...

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Ina’s Rum Raisin Truffles

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Ingredients 125 grams heavy cream (about 1/2 cup) 750 grams (about 26 ounces) milk chocolate, divided 15 grams butter (about 1 tablespoon) 40 grams raisins (about 1/8 cup) 60 grams dark rum, such as Mount Gay (about 1/4 cup) Directions In a heatproof bowl set over simmering water, heat the cream until hot to the touch and turn off the heat. Meanwhile, chop 350 grams of the milk chocolate into small pieces. Add the chocolate and butter to the hot cream, and stir until the chocolate ...

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Ina’s Linguine with Shrimp Scampi

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Ingredients Vegetable oil 1 tablespoon kosher salt plus 1 1/2 teaspoons 3/4 pound linguine 3 tablespoons unsalted butter 2 1/2 tablespoons good olive oil 1 1/2 tablespoons minced garlic (4 cloves) 1 pound large shrimp (about 16 shrimp), peeled and deveined 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup chopped fresh parsley leaves 1/2 lemon, zest grated 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) 1/4 lemon, thinly sliced in half-rounds 1/8 teaspoon hot red pepper ...

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Weeknight Bolognese: Ina Garten

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Barefoot Contessa How Easy is That? Ina Garten serves 4-5 2 TB good olive oil, plus extra to cook pasta 1 pound lean ground sirloin 4 tsp minced garlic (4 cloves) 1 TB dried oregano ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes (I will use 1/8 tsp next time for the kids) 1 ¼ cups dry red wine, divided 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, preferably San Marzano 2 TB tomato paste Kosher salt & black pepper ¾ pound dried pasta, such as orecchiette or small shells (I used 1 pound) ¼ tsp ground nut ...

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Ina Garten’s Lobster Mac and Cheese

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Ina Garten's lobster mac and cheese is a fancy mac and cheese that will have your taste buds in delight. Lobster takes this dish over the top.   Kosher salt Vegetable oil 1 pound cavatappi or elbow macaroni 1 quart milk 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, divided 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 12 ounces Gruyere cheese, grated (4 cups) 8 ounces extra-sharp Cheddar, grated (2 cups) 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg 1 1/2 pounds cooked lobster ...

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