Diva Researching: More On Kudzu…

I continue to rant about the merits of Kudzu since we have so much available for free in the South. I just got my new Kudzu cookbook in and cannot wait to harvest and test the recipes.  Namaste, The Queen Cronista written by Katolen Yardley, MNIMH – Medical Herbalist The Kudzu (or Kuzu) plant is …

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Diva Tasting: Jalapeno Popper Mushrooms Appetizer…

Jalapeno Popper Mushrooms Appetizer Ingredients 3 Slices Bacon (optional) Cooking Spray 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil 1 Small Pkg Cremini Mushrooms, Stems Removed And Chopped And Caps Reserved 1 Clove Garlic, Minced 1 Jalapeno Pepper, Ribs And Seeds Removed, Finely Chopped 1 (8 Ounce) Package Cream Cheese, Softened 8 Tablespoons Shredded Cheddar Cheese 1/2 Teaspoon Garlic …

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Diva Tasting: Glazed Mushrooms…

Glazed Mushrooms Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Butter 1 (8 Ounce) Package Sliced Cremini Or Other Favorite Mushrooms 2 Cloves Garlic, Minced 3 Teaspoons Soy Sauce 1 Teaspoon Balsamic Vinegar Ground Black Pepper To Taste Directions Melt the butter in skillet over medium heat; add the mushrooms; cook and stir until the mushrooms have softened and released …

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Diva Tasting: Creamy Mushroom Pasta…

Creamy Mushroom Pasta Ingredients 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Large Pkg. Fresh Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced 1 Pound Fresh Shiitake Mushrooms, Stemmed And Sliced Salt And Ground Black Pepper To Taste 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 Fluid Ounces Balsamic 1 Cup Chicken Stock 1 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream 8 Ounces Fettuccine or Penne Pasta 2 Teaspoons …

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Diva Tasting: Braised Short Ribs and Mushrooms…

Braised Short Ribs and Mushrooms Ingredients 1 Small Package Cremini Mushrooms; Sliced 3 Pounds Beef Short Ribs Sea Salt And Freshly Ground Black Pepper To Taste 2 Tablespoons Vegetable Oil 1 White Onion, Chopped 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced 2 Cups Beef Broth 1 Cup Tomato Sauce 1 Teaspoon Dried Rosemary ½ Teaspoon Salt 1 Pinch …

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Diva Tasting:Braised Beef with Mushrooms…

Braised Beef with Mushrooms Ingredients 1 (3 Pound) Boneless Beef Chuck Roast, Cut Into Serving-Sized Pieces 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1/4 Teaspoon Ground Black Pepper 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Bunch Green Onions Diced 3 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1 (8 Ounce) Package Cremini Mushrooms, Sliced 3 Tablespoons All-Purpose Flour 1 (14.5 Ounce) Can Diced Tomatoes …

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Diva Tasting: Kreplach For Soup Or To Fry….

Kreplach For Soup Or To Fry Ingredients For The Dough: 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour 3/4 Tsp Salt 3 Large Eggs, Beaten 3 Tbsp Cold Water, Approximately For The Meat Filling: 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil 1 Medium Onion, Chopped 1 Medium Clove Garlic, Finely Chopped (optional) 3 Cups Chopped, Cooked Beef (about 12 Ounces – Can …

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Diva Tasting: Cast Iron Poato Kugel…

Cast Iron Poato Kugel Jewish Recipe Ingredients 6 Tbsp rendered Chicken Fat (schmaltz), Divided 2 Cups finely Chopped Onions ¾ Tsp Salt, Plus Salt For Tossing Potatoes 3 Lbs russet potatoes, Unpeeled 4 Large Eggs 1¼ Tsp Pepper 1 Tbsp Minced Fresh Chives Directions Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 425 degrees. Heat 2 tablespoons …

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Diva Tasting: Lemon Yogurt Bread…

Lemon Yogurt Bread For Bread: 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour 4 Teaspoons Baking Powder 1 Teaspoon Salt 2 Cups Granulated Sugar 3 Tablespoons Lemon Zest From About 3 Large Lemons 4 Large Eggs 2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract 1/2 Cup Vegetable Or Canola Oil 1/2 Cup Butter; Melted 1 1/2 Cups Plain Greek Yogurt, Regular For Glaze: …

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Diva Tasting: Shabbat Chicken With Dried Fruit…

Sabbat Chicken With Dried Fruit Ingredients 1/2 Cup Orange Juice 1 Cup Dried Apricots, Prunes, Or A Combination Of Any Dried Fruit 12 Cloves Garlic, Minced 1/2-Inch Piece Fresh Ginger, Peeled And Finely Chopped (about 1 1/2 Tbsp) 2 Tbsp Dried Oregano 1 Tbsp Dried Thyme 1 Tbsp Dried Tarragon 1/2 Cup Red Wine Vinegar 4 …

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