Lazy Texas Brisket
This is one of my favorite recipes for a crowd. Double the sauce recipe so you have extra.
Serves 10 to 12.
1 large clove garlic, minced
1 4-5 lb. beef brisket
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1 tsp. each paprika and salt
Papa Doble (the Wild Daquiri, circa 1947)
Let’s start with one of Ernest Hemingway’s favorite cocktails, the daquiri. This version is from Philip Greene’s book “To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion....
Chocolate Sponge Cake
This recipe for sponge cake comes from Real Simple magazine. You need a 9-by-13-inch jellyroll pan and some parchment paper.
Butter for the pan
1/3 cup flour
1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 tsp. salt
4 large eggs,...
I am not including a pumpkin pie recipe because they are a dime a dozen. Just follow your favorite recipe and try it this time with real Long Island cheese pumpkin instead of that canned stuff. I would suggest roasting or microwaving rather than boiling, because you need to control the moisture content. You don’t want it too watery.
Let’s start with the simplest recipe, applesauce. You can leave out the butter, but it does give it a nice, rich consistency.
2 lbs. tart apples, such as Granny Smith, peeled, cored, and chopped
1/4 cup or more...