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Tasteful Tuesday: Spicy Hermit Cookies

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

No matter the holiday, whenever we begin to gather with friends and family to celebrate traditions and each other, classic family and regional recipes are what makes every celebration more personal.

Because of this, we thought it would be fun to share a historic New England cookie recipe: the Hermit Cookie recipe originally featured in Yankee Magazine’s August 1952 issue. You can see that original submission here, and keep reading for the recipe.

What You’ll Need:

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups brown sugarTasteful Tuesday
  • 2 tablespoons buttermilk or milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup currants
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line two baking sheets with parchment.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the eggs, one at a time, stopping to scrape the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as necessary. Add the buttermilk (or milk).
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together 1 cup of the flour, baking soda, spices, and salt. In another, place the chopped raisins and currants with the final cup of flour. Toss to coat.
  5. Combine the flour mixture with the fruit mixture, then slowly add into the butter mixture and beat until combined.
  6. Drop by the spoonful onto the prepared cookie sheet, allowing 2 inches between each cookie for spreading.
  7. Bake 13-15 minutes or until puffed and lightly golden. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

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Tasteful Tuesday: Chorizo Nachos

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

Serve these spicy nachos during the next game, your next party, or for an easy weeknight family dinner. The best part about them? You can alter the ingredients based on your own taste buds.

What You’ll Need:

Homemade Tortilla Chips

  • 9 ounces ground pork chorizo
  • 7 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
  • tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup guacamole
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line one baking sheet, jelly roll pan or large cake pan with parchment paper.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir pork chorizo until browned and crumbly, about 7-9 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and place in the refrigerator to cool.
  3. Layer tortilla chips, chorizo, cheddar cheese and jalapeno slices in the prepared pan.
  4. Bake in preheated oven until cheese is melted, about 20 minutes. Top with guacamole, sour cream, cilantro and green onions. Serve hot and enjoy!

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Tasteful Tuesday: Bacon Cheddar Deviled Eggs

Tuesday, October 30th, 2018

Kitchen Egg TimerDeviled eggs – a staple of holiday parties and family gatherings. This variation includes bacon and cheddar, a perfect combination if there ever was one.

What You’ll Need:

  • 12 medium to large eggs
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 cup bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons finely shredded
    cheddar cheese
  • 2 tsp yellow mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • ground black pepper
    and/or paprika for garnish

Directions:

  1. Place eggs in a large saucepan (or two) and cover with water until there’s approximately 1 1/2 inches of water above the single layer of eggs. Turn heat on high until water begins to boil,
    cover and turn heat to low, and cook for 1 minute.
  2. Remove from heat and leave covered for approximately 15 minutes (or, use an Egg Timer to keep track of hard boiling). Test one egg by peeling under cold running water to ensure thorough cooking.
  3. Crack egg shells one egg at a time and peel under cold running water. Slice the eggs in half lengthwise and remove yolks to a medium mixing bowl, placing the whites on a serving platter.
  4. Mash yolks into a crumble using a fork. Add mayonnaise, bacon and cheese then stir in mustard.
  5. Evenly disperse teaspoons of the yolk mixture into the egg whites. Sprinkle with garnishes and serve.

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