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Food Friday Recipe: Cheesecake with Granola Crust

Apr 10, 2015

Hear Sandro Gerbini, founder of Gatherer's Granola, on Food Friday!

Cheesecake with Squirrel Bait® Crust

You can serve this warm…..or can refrigerate and serve later….both methods are equally delicious.

Ingredients

Cake

4 (8oz) Package cream cheese

1 cup sugar

1 Tbs. Vanilla flavor

1 pint sour cream

4 eggs

Crust

1 ¼ cup finely ground Squirrel Bait®

Food Friday Recipe: Chicken Satay with Granola

Apr 10, 2015

Hear Sandro Gerbini, founder of Gatherer's Granola, on Food Friday!

Chipmunk's Choice® Chicken Satay

Ingredients:

1 cup plain yogurt

1 tablespoon curry powder

(1/3 t cayenne pepper powder, optional)

1 teaspoon minced garlic

1 ½ lbs skinless boneless chicken breast, cut into strips

1 ¼ cups Chipmunk’s Choice® granola, crushed

1 teaspoon salt

Food Friday Recipe: Buttermilk Panna Cotta

Apr 3, 2015
Buttermilk Panna Cotta
Marianne Comella / Mezze Bistro + Bar

  Since Spring is technically here, we're starting to think about lighter desserts and one of my favorite treats during warmer weather is buttermilk panna cotta.  I try to use buttermilk from a local farm since the flavor tends to be richer and more balanced than most nationally distributed products.  These can be topped with almost anything but you really can't go wrong by keeping it simple with fresh, in season, fruit. 

Ingredients

Gelatin 10 grams

Heavy cream 315 grams

Sugar 70 grams

Buttermilk 455 grams

Catch baker and Schenectady County Community College Professor Paul Krebs on Food Friday!

This is a rustic free-form tart. 

Ingredients 

Cranberry Apple Filling (recipe follows)
Streusel (recipe follows)
Butter Pastry (recipe follows)

Directions

1. Roll out each piece of butter pastry into a 14-inch circle of tart dough.

Food Friday Recipe: Fruit-Infused Honey Vinegar

Jan 30, 2015

Whether served with French bread for dipping or drizzled over mixed greens, these sweet vinegars are sure to be a hit.

Ingredients

2/3 cup honey

2 cups white wine vinegar

Directions

Combine vinegar and honey in medium saucepan, then stir in one of the flavor additions below: Apricot: 2/3 cup apricot jam (Makes 2-1/2 cups) Pear: 2 (15 oz.) cans pears, drained and diced (Makes 2 cups) Raspberry: 1 (6 oz.) basket fresh raspberries, mashed (Makes 1-3/4 cups) Fig: 2 cups quartered, dried Mission figs (Makes 1 cup).

Food Friday Recipe: Honey Energy Bars

Jan 30, 2015

Ingredients

2/3 cup honey

¾ cup chunky peanut butter

4 cups granola mix

Directions

In 4-cup microwave-safe container, microwave honey on HIGH (100 percent) 2 to 3 minutes or until honey boils. Stir in peanut butter; mix until thoroughly blended. Place granola in large bowl. Pour honey mixture over granola and combine thoroughly. Press firmly into 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Let stand until firm. Cut into bars. Makes 36 bars.

Food Friday Recipe: Honey Chocolate Chippers

Jan 30, 2015

Ingredients

1 cup honey

1 cup butter or margarine, softened

1 egg yolk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup rolled oats

½ teaspoon baking soda

½ teaspoon salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips (6oz.)

1 cup chopped, toasted pecans (optional)

Directions

Food Friday Recipe: Honey Chai Iced Tea

Jan 30, 2015

This recipe can be doubled or tripled easily. Chai Tea Base may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 1 week. (Source: The National Honey Board)

Ingredients

2 cups water
2 black tea bags
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 cup honey
2 cups milk 

Directions

    Tim Federle was a dancer on Broadway until a few years ago. Now he’s an author who has has - so far - released 4 books. (His fifth - a picture book, is due out later this year.) Two of his books, Better Nate Than Ever! and Five, Six, Seven, Nate!, are about Nate Foster - a small-town boy with big Broadway dreams. The books are aimed at middle school theater-geeks trying to find their footing. Better Nate Than Ever! was named a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, a Publishers' Weekly Best Book of the Year, and a Slate Favorite Book of the Year.

  Federle's other two books are Tequila Mockingbird: Cocktails with a Literary Twist and Hickory Daiquiri Dock: Cocktails with a Nursery Rhyme Twist. The former containing instruction for boozy-bevs with names like Love in the Time of Kahlúa, Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margarita, and Vermouth the Bell Tolls; and the latter sharing shaker-ready recipes for Old MacDonald Had a Flask, Baa, Baa, Black Russian, Jack and Coke (and Jill).

On Thursday, February 5th, the Campaign for the New Hudson Area Library will be hosting Federle at Café Le Perche in Hudson, NY from 6 – 8pm. The restaurant will offer a selection of Federle’s drink recipes for sale to guests and The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, will be selling Federle’s books. 

Food Friday Recipe: Balsalmic Glazed Short Ribs

Sep 19, 2014
The Italian Slow Cooker
Michele Scicolone

  Listen to cookbook author Michele Scicolone on Food Friday!

A handful of ingredients in the slow cooker turns a tough cut of beef luscious and falling-off-the-bone tender.  Serve the ribs with creamy polenta. 

Serves 6

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil

4 to 5 pounds beef short ribs, well trimmed

Salt and freshly ground pepper

2 large garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 cup dry red wine

1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

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