Winter Grapefruit Relish

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Just the topping you need to perk up your favorite fish, meat, or heck, even just an egg! The vitamin C in this will keep you feeling perky all winter long!   Yield: ~ 1 1/2 cups Time: less than 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 grapefruit 1 navel orange 1/2 shallot, shaved 2-3 tbsp extra virgin… Read more »

Cranberry Pepita Scones

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Half breakfast, half pastry, 100% delicious. Great to dunk in a coffee or tea, or with your favorite jam or butter!   Yield: 12 scones Time: 45 minutes Ingredients: 6 tbsp heavy cream, divided 7 tbsp orange juice 3 cups +2 tbsp all purpose flour 9 tablespoons sugar 3 1/4 tsp baking powder 3 teaspoons… Read more »

Chocolate Sauce

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It’s the perfect condiment for winter, and so easy to make. Enjoy over ice cream, drizzled over a brownie, or in a delicious mug of hot chocolate. You can alter the ratio of sugar to chocolate to suit your individual preferences … Ingredients 1 ½ cups dark brown sugar 1/3 cup water 2/3 cup cocoa powder  1 1/3… Read more »

Pecan Romesco

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Yield: 2 1/2 cups Ingredients 4 Roma tomatoes, halved 1/2 cup *garlic confit oil 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 Guajillo chili, stem removed and seeded 1/2 Thai chili, stem removed 1/2 yellow onion, rough chopped 2 oz pecans 1/4 cup white wine 1 tbsp tarragon leaves, picked from stem 1/4 cup parsley, with… Read more »

Sweet Potato Blue Cheese Filling for Pierogies 

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Yields: 12 cup filling, enough for about 8 pierogis Time: 30 minutes   Ingredients: 1/4 lb sweet potatoes, peeled and quartered 2.5 tablespoons *blue cheese cream cheese 1/4 oz butter, softened salt to taste   Put the peeled sweet potatoes in a medium pot with 2 tablespoons salt and bring to a boil.  Lower to a simmer… Read more »

Warm Winter Wassail

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Yield: 2 12 oz servings Time: 30 minutes Ingredients: 1 1/3 cups high quality apple cider 1/3 cup fresh squeezed grapefruit juice 1/3 cup fresh squeezed orange juice 1 2” cinnamon stick 1 dry Thai chili 2 whole star anise 2 whole cloves 1 teaspoon black peppercorns Bring everything to a boil, turn off heat… Read more »

Better butters!

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When it comes to a nice meal (or even just a great snack), good bread is only as good as the butter you smear on it. Here are a few quick butter recipes to jazz up your regular everyday butter! Cream Cheese Butter The best of both worlds, and so easy to make! Try adding… Read more »

Croissant Turkey Gravy

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At Little Goat Diner we thought our croissants were so tasty, we just hated wasting them! Instead of tossing day old croissants we started blending them into our turkey gravy for a bit more flavor and a whole bunch more richness. ½ C Onion, chopped ½ C Fennel, chopped ¼ C Carrot, chopped 1 t… Read more »

Thanksgiving Turkey Brine

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Nothing keeps a turkey from drying out quite like a flavorful brine. We use this one at the Little Goat Diner. If you don’t have enough space in your refrigerator, you can immerse the bird in a cooler, or even a large insulated drink dispenser (think those orange gatorade style ones!). Make sure to use… Read more »

Squish Squash Dinner Rolls

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With Thanksgiving just around the corner, my mind has been going to all things family dinner. Sure turkey is nice, and I love a good green bean casserole, but a tasty bread can make or break your Turkey Day feast. Adding squash puree to these dinner rolls gives extra moisture and flavor. We always recommend… Read more »