Get to know pan rolls over the long haul. I have been making All-Purpose Pan Rolls for almost 35 years of family meals and celebrations. Like a good partner, these rolls always make me (and others) smile!
As luck would have it, the forecast calls for temperatures to take a downward dip. Cold enough to warrant warm soup for supper. Golden Onion Soup is a tawny version of the classic French onion soup. Lighter in color, but not lighter in taste! Served with Jarlsberg Swiss cheese toast and garnished with chives, this soup promises that Spring is just around the corner…
Occasional, as well as occupational, Quartermasters will appreciate this easy to prepare, palate pleasing Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing. Buttermilk Blue is the creamy, mellow cousin of some of the more assertive members of the blue cheese family. This versatile dressing is piquant yet not overwhelming. Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing will transform game day takeout wings and elevate weeknight burgers and salads to first string status. Take it to your next pot luck with cut vegetables. Try a dollop or three of dressing on your steak and potatoes. Buttermilk Blue Cheese Dressing is a great provision to have on hand the next time you are in charge of feeding your “troops!”
Do you have something to celebrate? Try serving a soufflés for your special occasion. Soufflés have an almost magical quality about them. What starts as a batter in a ramekin will quickly climb and rise high above the dish. This light, fluffy, and cheesy dish will impress your guests and make a delicious entrée at any celebratory breakfast, brunch, or dinner. Once they are done, serve immediately to guests.
Have you ever wondered, “What doesn’t taste good covered in chocolate?” If you are a chocolate lover, the answer is EVERYTHING tastes better coated in chocolate! Thinking is one thing, but the only way to know for sure is to experiment. If you are looking for a fun and interactive dessert for your next dinner party, try this chocolate fondue. You and your guests will have a blast figuring out what the perfect pair to chocolate is!
The fondue takes only a few minutes to make and is a great ending to any meal. Serve with an assortment of cakes, cookies, fruits, or anything else that you would like to try covered in delicious chocolate!
The slider is the perfect dish for your Super Bowl menu. It’s small enough to classify as an appetizer, but with several on a plate, they make the perfect entree. Most importantly, you can easily eat a slider with one hand while standing up. Looking for a slider that will easily feed your Super Bowl crowd and not leave you in the kitchen all game? Try this slow cooker pulled pork slider topped with Blood Orange Bourbon Barbecue Sauce and Weekend Slaw with bacon.
Its cold outside. With the majority of the country experiencing record breaking lows, this is the perfect time of year for a warm comforting bowl of soup. How about a soup that takes a spin on your traditional pot pie?
This Turkey Pot Pie Soup has all the flavors of a traditional pot pie, but in a soup form! If your favorite part of the pies is the crust, you will love the crispy crusts that top this soup. A bowl will satisfy your hunger without leaving you with that too full feeling.
Turkey Pot Pie Soup
by Sally James Mathis
For crispy crusts:
2 1/4 cups flour
12 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
4-5 tablespoons ice water
1 large egg (mixed with 2 tablespoons water)
For turkey soup:
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/2 cups yellow onions, chopped
1 teaspoon garlic
1 1/2 cup celery, chopped
1 1/4 cup carrot, chopped
1/4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon thyme
1/4 teaspoon rubbed sage leaves
2 (32-ounce) boxes turkey stock
5 cups cooked turkey, chopped
1 pound baby potatoes, washed, cut into quarters( yellow or red)
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1 pint heavy whipping cream
To make crispy crust dough, place flour, salt and baking powder into work bowl of food processor. Pulse to blend. Cut cold butter into bite-sized pieces. Add butter to flour mixture. Pulse until flour and butter mixture is blended and butter chunks are size of small peas. Add vinegar and 3 tablespoons water. Pulse to blend. Add more water as needed, pulsing until dough just comes together. Remove dough from food processor. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes. While dough is chilling, begin soup.
In large heavy-bottomed pot, melt butter over medium heat. Add onions and cook, stirring frequently, for 10 minutes. Add garlic, celery and carrots. Increase heat to medium high and continue to cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add flour, salt, paprika, pepper, thyme and sage. Reduce heat to medium and stir constantly for 3 minutes. Add half of turkey stock and stir until mixed together. Add remainder of the turkey stock, turkey and potatoes. Stir. Bring soup to simmer and cover. Cook until potatoes are fork tender. Add Worcestershire, vinegar and heavy cream. Stir. Keep soup warm over low heat and reserve.
Finish crispy crusts. Preheat oven to 425°F. Remove chilled dough from plastic wrap and place on floured surface. With rolling pin, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness, adding flour as needed to prevent sticking. Cut dough into strips or desired shapes with a cookie cutter. Place dough on a silicone or parchment lined baking sheet. Brush dough pieces with the egg wash (the egg and water mixed together). Sprinkle dough pieces with salt, pepper and fresh thyme if desired. Bake for about 12 minutes. Remove crispy crusts from oven. Place on rack to cool. To serve, garnish each bowl of soup with pie crusts and serve the remainder on side for dipping.
Sally and I were hired to create this recipe and image for REAL Butter’s Go Bold With Butter blog. For more great recipes using REAL Butter check out Go Bold With Butter!
Bratwurst and other sausages are staples on grills. Whether it is a noon, 3pm, or evening kickoff, there is really no wrong time for a bratwurst. After a few games of eating sausage sandwiches on their own, you may be wondering how you can add some color and flavor to this tailgating classic. The solution is to serve them with this sweet onion and red bell pepper jam! The jam will not only add great flavor to your sausage sandwich, but its bold red and orange color could complement your team’s color scheme! The jam can be made the day before, refrigerated over night and then brought to room temperature at your tailgate.
- ½ cup (1 stick) unsalted butter
- 5 cups yellow onions, chopped
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
- 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
- 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 cups chopped red bell pepper
- 1 cup chicken stock
- In a large sauce pan melt the butter over medium heat. Add the onions, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes. Stir frequently and cook for 5 minutes. Add the sugar, vinegar and lemon juice. Cook, stirring frequently, for 15 minutes.
- Add the red bell pepper and cook, stirring frequently, over medium heat for 20 minutes. Add the chicken stock and cook , stirring occasionally, for 20 minutes.
- Remove pan from heat. Using an immersion blender, blend ⅓ of the onion pepper mixture. Stir jam to blend.
- Return jam to heat and cook over medium high heat for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove jam from heat. Let cool to room temperature. Refrigerate over night and transport in a cooler to your tailgate. Bring to room temperature before serving.
With school beginning and college football about to begin, summer is rapidly coming to a close. This sassy peach salsa is full of bright flavors and designed to take advantage of late summer peaches and plums. Like all salsas, it shows great versatility. It can be served as an appetizer with chips, or as a condiment on fish tacos. If you want to have it sit on a bun, try adding goat or cheddar cheese to your salsa topped chicken sandwich. When serving this to friends at a late summer BBQ or tailgate, you can’t go wrong!