Wednesday, January 21, 2009

New England Clam Chowder

4 6.5oz cans chopped clams
1 tbsp olive oil
2 cups chopped onion
2 cups chopped potatoes
2 chicken bouillon cubes
2 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/4 tsp pepper
4 cups milk
2 cups light cream
3 to 4 tbsp cornstarch

1. Drain clams, reserving the juice. In a large stockpot, saute the onion in olive oil until golden brown. Add the reserved clam juice, potatoes, bouillon cubes, Worcestershire sauce, thyme and pepper. Bring mixture to boiling and reduce heat. Cover and simmer for about 10 minutes or until potatoes are tender.

2. Using a spatula, mash the potatoes against the side of the pan until slightly mashed. Combine the milk, cream and cornstarch in a separate container until well blended. Add the potato mixture and stir until bubbly and thickened. Add the clams and cook until heated through.

Serves 8 to 12.

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Shepherd's Pie

12 medium potatoes
1.5 pounds ground beef
1 can of corn, drained
1 jar of beef gravy

1. Preheat oven to 350.

2. Peel potatoes and cut into chunks. Boil 15-20 minutes or until fork tender. Drain. Add 1/4 cup of milk and 1/4 cup of margarine or butter, salt and pepper to taste, and mash thoroughly. Set aside.

3. Cook ground beef in skillet breaking into small pieces until cooked thoroughly. Drain. Pour in gravy with ground beef and stir over heat until warmed through.

4. Spread ground beef mixture into the bottom of a baking dish. Top with corn, spread evenly over ground beef. Top with mashed potatoes, making sure corn is completely covered.

5. Bake uncovered for 30 minutes or until potatoes are golden brown.

Serves 4.

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I find recipes everywhere. Online. In magazines. In cookbooks. On the back of boxes. After a while, it got difficult to remember where I found (or stashed) a particular recipe when I wanted to make it a second time. With the goal of wrangling them all in one coherent location that was easy to find and navigate--along with multiple requests from friends for this recipe or that one--this blog was born.

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