IllinoisTimes - Recipes by Julianne Fri, 27 Nov 15 00:00:00 -0600 en hourly 1 Pate Brisee Pate Brisee
Pate Brisee(aka pie pastry)For 2 crusts:• 2 1/2 c. unbleached all-purpose flour• 1 tsp. salt• 1 T. sugar• 1/2 c. EACH unsalted butter and unhydrogenated lard, preferred, or 1 c. un...]]>
Peanut pie Peanut pie
Peanut pieThis pie is as American as pumpkin or pecan. Peanuts (which are actually legumes, not truly nuts) originated in South America over 7,600 years ago. African-American trail-blazing scientis...]]>
Chicken purloo Chicken purloo
Chicken purloo•    1 approximately 4-pound chicken, cut into serving pieces•    Kosher salt•    3 T. bacon fat or peanut or other vegetable ...]]>
Spooky eyes Spooky eyes
I have called this riff on deviled eggs by various names over the years: Devil’s Eyes, Evil Eyes, Devilish Eggs, Spooky Eyes. But whatever they’re called, these eyes always do a disappeari...]]>
Bloody good gravy Bloody good gravy
Bloody good gravyto be served with roast beastSure, you can serve spaghetti with tomato sauce and give it a creepy name, maybe Guts and Gore. But let’s face it: everybody will know it’s ...]]>
Ratatouille Ratatouille
•    8 c. peeled, seeded and chopped tomatoes•    6 c. eggplant (remove any largely seeded areas), cut into 1-inch cubes•    6 c. onions, NO...]]>
Nona’s chicken tetrazzini Nona’s chicken tetrazzini
I love this dish, which combines Italian ingredients with a truly American retro topping: crushed potato chips. As a child that topping was my favorite part of my mom’s tuna noodle casserole. ...]]>
Savory pumpkin quiche Savory pumpkin quiche
This quiche is perfect for fall. Though I’ve used various herbs for it, sage is my favorite. If you’d rather make a vegetarian pumpkin quiche, eliminate the bacon and use olive oil for roa...]]>
Pumpkin soup baked in a pumpkin Pumpkin soup baked in a pumpkin
The pumpkin isn’t only in this soup, it’s also the soup tureen. It’s delicious, and a real showstopper at the dinner table. Kids love eating it and love helping make it even more &...]]>
Colcannon/Seeskraut Colcannon/Seeskraut
The ISA’s 6th annual Harvest Celebration will be at the Inn at 835 in Springfield 5-9p.m. Sept 16. Space is limited. It’s advisable to get tickets as soon as possible. Tickets are $65 fo...]]>
Paul Virant’s Sweet Pickled Cherry Tomatoes Paul Virant’s Sweet Pickled Cherry Tomatoes
Virant says this pickle is reminiscent of his childhood spent just north of St. Louis:  “My grandmother made this tomato salad that she canned; I reproduced those flavors with this pickl...]]>
Yucatan Pickled Red Onions Yucatan Pickled Red Onions
Pickled red onions are a common condiment throughout Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A jar of these easy-to-make, beautifully pink onions can often be found in my refrigerator to use in sandwiche...]]>
Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles Zucchini Bread and Butter Pickles
These zucchini pickles have many applications, but perhaps their best is as a condiment for Cubanos, a Cuban signature sandwich, made with ham, roast pork, Swiss-style cheese, mustard and pickles o...]]>
Jalpeño cheese cornbread Jalpeño cheese cornbread
Most southern cornbread is fairly sweet and has a cake-like crumb – too sweet and too cakey for my taste. The base recipe for this cornbread comes from the Betty Crocker 1950 Picture Cookbook...]]>
Honey vanilla caramel sauce Honey vanilla caramel sauce
Honey vanilla caramel drizzled over ice cream is decadently delicious. But in my opinion, its intense sweetness is even more delectable over a dish of plain Greek-style yogurt, with or without fruit...]]>
Honey nut bars Honey nut bars
The hazelnuts, almonds and pine nuts in these cookies testify to their Italian origin. But other kinds or combinations of lightly toasted nuts are equally good. Just be sure to use 1 1/2 c., no mat...]]>
Honey mustard glazed salmon Honey mustard glazed salmon
Honey and mustard are a common combination, and this simple marinade and glazing liquid makes it obvious why the combination is so popular. It’s equally good with other kinds of oily fish suc...]]>
Honey sherry vinaigrette Honey sherry vinaigrette
Honey and sherry is as equally felicitous a combination as honey and mustard, one found often in Spanish cooking. Sherry vinegar is such an important ingredient in my pantry that I always have a bo...]]>
Maldaner’s Cold Shrimp and Cucumber Soup Maldaner’s Cold Shrimp and Cucumber Soup
This wonderfully refreshing soup has been on Higgins’ summer menus at Maldaner’s for as long as I can remember. The Sweet Sour Syrup recipe makes much more than you’ll need, but i...]]>
Sweet Sour Syrup Sweet Sour Syrup
1 c. sugar 1 1/2 c. white wine vinegar 1/2 c. dry white wine or dry vermouth Place the ingredients in a heavy-bottomed saucepan and bring to a boil over medium high heat.  Stir until...]]>
5 Flavors’ spinach salad with candied walnuts and goat cheese dressing 5 Flavors’ spinach salad with candied walnuts and goat cheese dressing
For the 5 Flavors goat cheese dressing 4 ounces goat cheese 2 T. buttermilk 1 tsp. honey 1 T. fresh lemon juice 2 T. olive oil 1/4 tsp. white pepper Pinch of salt 1...]]>
Crab and sweet corn salad Crab and sweet corn salad
• 2 c. crabmeat (or substitute small cooked shrimp or larger shrimps cut into bite-sized pieces)• 2 c. cooked sweet corn kernels (4 ears should yield about 2 c.)• 1/2 c. chilli sauce, b...]]>
Hacked Chinese Chicken with Szechuan peppercorns Hacked Chinese Chicken with Szechuan peppercorns
• 1-2 lbs. boneless, skinless poached or grilled chicken, cooled• 1 T. minced garlic• 1/4 c. cilantro • 4 T. soy sauce• 6 T. smooth, natural peanut butter• 3 T. shao hsin...]]>
Saté peanut sauce Saté peanut sauce
• 8 T. natural crunchy peanut butter• 3/4 c. minced white onion• 1 tsp. minced garlic• 1 c. coconut milk, reserved from above• 2 T. light brown sugar• 1 tsp. cayenne or t...]]>
Thai cucumber salad Thai cucumber salad
• 2 T. fresh lime juice• 1 T. fish sauce• 1/4 c. light brown sugar• 4 thinly sliced fresh Thai hot chiles OR Serrano chiles, or to taste, optional• 1-2 “burpless” ...]]>
Pork or Chicken Satés Pork or Chicken Satés
• 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken or pork loin For the marinade• 1 tsp. coriander seeds• 1 tsp. cumin seeds• 1 T. fish sauce (Preferably the Vietnamese Three Crab Brand; it&rsquo...]]>
Ricotta Gnocchi Ricotta Gnocchi
Jordan and Aurora Coffey say that their Ricotta Gnocchi is an ongoing customer favorite, one so popular it’s become a staple that will always be on the menu in some form or other. It’s ...]]>
Nectarine and blueberry salsa Nectarine and blueberry salsa
This riff on Mexican fruit-based salsas is eye-catching and delicious. Serve with tortilla chips, or as a condiment for grilled fish or pork. • 2 c. unpeeled, ripe but firm nectarines, cut in...]]>
Peach Melba pie Peach Melba pie
The Belle Époque, known in America as the “Guilded Age,” lasted roughly between 1890 and the onset of WWI. Auguste Escoffier was its most renowned chef, and he paid homage to its...]]>
Peach ice cream with a blueberry swirl Peach ice cream with a blueberry swirl
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams (see my 10/22/12 IT column, “Ice cream art and science”) provided the techniques for this recipe; the flavor combination is my own. The blueberry swirl/...]]>