Recipes

Spicy Shrimp in Shells I have no idea where I got this recipe. Shrimp cooked in the shell is much tastier; it just means you have to clean your hands well after eating. Serves two to four. 1 lb. large shrimp in shells 3 Tbsp. ketchup 1...
Quinoa au Gratin This is an almost verbatim copy of a recipe by Paco Jimenez provided to students in my Culinary Institute of America Boot Camp in San Antonio. What doesn’t taste better with cheese? Serves 10. 1/2 lb. quinoa 2 garlic...
Moscow Mule How about a drink to start? Make this with our very own potato-based LIV vodka. Serves one. 2 oz. LIV vodka 1 oz. fresh lime juice Good ginger beer Lime wedge Combine vodka and lime juice in a highball glass with ice. Top...
Travel Snack This recipe is based on Union Square Cafe’s bar nuts, but I use a healthier, less fattening variety of nuts. I pack bags of this for long-distance travel and add dried cranberries or cherries and sometimes dark chocolate chips...
Butternut Squash With Ginger and Rosemary Here’s the recipe, again, for my oft-repeated butternut squash. I got it from my Korean stepmother-out-law. Figure that one out. Serves six. 6 cups cubed butternut squash 2 Tbsp. grated...
 Abraham Lincoln’s Favorite Chicken Fricasee This recipe is from one of my favorite books, “The First Ladies Cookbook,” which is “compiled and edited by outstanding culinary and historical Authorities.” It...
Mary’s Pie Crust This is Mary Schoenlein’s most excellent pie crust recipe. Makes one double-crust pie, enough for an eight or nine-inch pan. 2 cups flour 1 tsp. salt 1 Tbsp. sugar 10 Tbsp. butter, chilled and cut into small...
Contest-Winning Vegetarian Chili Everyone should have a vegetarian chili recipe in his or her repertoire. This recipe is fairly simple and comes from Marilyn Barilleaux of Bothell, Wash., via the Taste of Home website. I think some cooked...
Frito Pie Frito pie is common in Texas. It is served inside the small-size Fritos bag, slit open, with chili and condiments dumped on top. Serves one guilty person. 1 single-serving bag of Fritos 1/2 can Hormel chili (You could make your...