Homemade Ricotta

Homemade Ricotta sharingthyme.com

1.  Bring milk, cream and salt to a boil in a large sauce pan. Remove form heat and add lemon juice. 2. Stir softly until the mixture starts to curdle then let stand with out moving for 5 minutes. 3. Pour mixture into a strainer  set over another bowl lined with 2 layers of cheese cloth. Hang on sink or hold above to let additional liquid drip out for about 30 minutes. The longer you strain the thicker your cheese with be. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, and up to overnight. Cheese lasts for about 5 days in the
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B&B Syrup

B&B Syrup Sharingthyme.com

When I lived in Boston my grandmother gave me several magazine clippings and copies of recipe cards. I loved the idea of passing down recipes from generation and making a beautiful book for all to enjoy.  I was working on our family cookbook with all of our favorite recipes…and let me tell you, it ended up being quite a job! But, I ended up trying out several new ones in the process and this was one, torn from an old magazine….a buttermilk syrup with baking soda. My grandmother said it was lovely and she liked to eat it on ice-cream
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Brown Sugar Crusted Pulled Pork

Brown Sugar Crusted Pulled Pork Sharingthyme.com

Brown. Sugar. That is really all you need to know here people. This recipe, our favorite go-to pulled pork recipe, has such a great balance of sweet and spicy. The sauce that you are left with at the end is so velvety delicious you will be dreaming pulled pork. Enjoy our family’s favorite pulled pork, and try it on just about everything! Enjoy! 1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees. In a heavy pot over medium high heat pour your oil. After heated, place your pork in the pot and brown on all sides. Remove from heat when finished and let
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Pearl Barley Porridge + Chicken & The Egg

Pearl Barley Porridge + Chicken & The Egg Sharingthyme.com

1. In a large pot heat butter and olive oil over medium heat. Slice onion into thin strips. Sauté for about 3 minutes and then add the mushrooms. Cook for another 3-5 minutes. Add about half of the salt and red pepper flakes. Slice the garlic into thing chips and toss in at the end for another 3 minutes. 2. Add the pearl barley to the onion mushroom mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the apple juice, stock, thyme, vinegar, and soy sauce. Turn up the heat and bring to a boil, then turn down to a simmer. Place
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Mother’s Biscuits

Mother's Biscuits

A good friend of mine, Caroline, brought these biscuits to me after I had my second baby. They were so heavenly I soon could not think about anything else. A home cooked meal is priceless at that time of such excitement and exhaustion in your life. These were simply amazing, and were not even the best part of the meal if that tells you anything of how wonderful of a cook and hostess sweet Caroline is. I texted her for the recipe, I am sure telling her it was a matter of life and death and she sent it right
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Toasted Croutons

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Toasted Croutons 1. Cut your bread into cubes. Put into large bowl. 2. Drizzle your oil over the bread and toss well. You may need a little more or less oil depending on the size of your baguette. You want your bread cubes to be about halfway coated with oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper and garlic powder over oiled bread cubes. Toss well and spread onto baking sheet.      3. Bake at 400 degrees for about 10-15 minutes, until golden brown.   Toasted Croutons: 1 baguette 1/3 cup canola oil 2-3 tsp salt 1 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp garlic
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Hot or Cold Broccolini Salad

Hot or Cold Broccolini Salad

I came up with this dish after visiting London this past summer. Almost everyday I would go to one of Ottolenghi’s shops for a quick lunch, long dinner, or just a quick snack. There are several throughout the city & there just always happened to be one close enough to pop in, it seemed like, where ever you were in the city. They have such simple, yet intricate dishes and are piled high as you walk in on big white dishes. You can sit down and eat or get a box for “take away” as they call it abroad. I
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New Year’s Gnocchi

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Gnocchi is one of my favorite dishes to prepare and of course to eat. It is a dish that requires you to go with your gut as it is hard to have an exact recipe. About 4 years ago we were preparing our black eyed peas for New Years and realized that we don’t really even like them that much! My Dad is allergic to peas, so we never embraced that tradition growing up. When I got married I decided I wanted to, and did each year…really only taking a few bites each time. So, about 4 years ago we
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Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken Noodle Soup sharingthyme.com

Several people have asked me how to make chicken noodle soup. It is so easy and one hundred times better homemade. I usually just toss it all in a pot quickly, as sick bellies are waiting patiently. I tried to write down as I was cooking recently and this is how I make mine. It is a hearty chicken noodle soup with lots of filling to broth ratio. Enjoy, it is a flash to prepare and you will never buy the canned kind again! 1. Stir together butter and oil in large pot over medium heat. Add onions. Cook for
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Pasta Pie

Pasta Pie sharingthyme.com

This dish is one of my husbands favorite meals. I have been making it since we were newlyweds, over 8 years now!  It is still a family favorite…and truly a delicious comfort food filled with pasta, sausage, veggies and cheese. It is perfect for dinner, and makes great leftovers as it really only seems to get better as the flavors marinate in the fridge. It holds up and slices beautifully the next day out of the cool fridge…making it perfect to take a slice to go. It is a dish with so many core elements in the actual pie that
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