Homemade Ricotta

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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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Hibiscus Tequila Cooler

Hibiscus Tequila Cooler

I came up with this recipe for a shoot in Territory Magazine. A fabulous new magazine that will launch soon here in Oklahoma City. It will come out quarterly and be the most darling little book people can get their hands on. I am so excited for my city to have such innovated people always striving to make the city, their city even better each day. Check it out here, it is going to be awesome. So, about the recipe. It is made with Strong Tonic‘s Hibiscus syrup, which is amazing. If you aren’t using hibiscus…start. Its all the rage
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Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam

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Maple Bourbon Bacon Jam. Maybe I should just end the commentary right there. Bacon by itself is usually enough, right? What else could it possibly need? How about… a little maple syrup….straight from Vermont. We just had the opportunity to take a lovely family vacation to one of my favorite spots in the country. Vermont. I might call it, America’s biggest little secret. It is a hidden gem. We used to live in Boston  and would take road trips up that way…and dream about how we wanted to spend every summer for the rest of our lives in Vermont. Its
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Summer Peach Ice-cream

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This ice cream will always remind me of my grandfather, Po-Po. He was a brilliant engineer and craftsman. He could work any kind of machine, and then beautifully hand paint a piece of furniture that would last for generations, and grow tomatoes with the best of them. He was very talented and regimented. Every summer he would get out his ice cream maker, the big barrel type. We would “help” get all of the necessities in order, ice, salt, ingredients….spoons for tasting. The peaches were always amazing, I remember, and know I know why. They lived in the heart of
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Cantaloupe + Goat Cheese Summer Salad

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This salad screams summer to me…I just love it. I first had a combination similar to this at a farm to table dinner a few years ago. I think I tried to re-create it the next day. That summer I had tons of cantaloupes and arugula growing in my garden and it was our go-to summer salad. Years later, I still love the fresh sweet and spicy combination. Try this salad this summer & I am sure you will love it as well. 1. Cut a thin slice off of the top and bottom of the cantaloupe. This will help
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Green Juicee

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This is my moms recipe. She is the master juicer. She is always juicing something and it tastes amazing…every…time. I guess that is how it goes when you are a master She feeds my little brothers chickens all of the leftover pulp from her juicing escapades. The eggs those chickens produce are delicious, it must be because they are getting plenty of kale! So, this juice. It is so simple and easy to make, and remember the ingredients at the store. It is also a perfect base to throw in a few more things if desired. Try this one out,
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Blackberry Basil Crush

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Blackberry Basil Crush 10 big blackberries 4 leaves basil, torn + more for garnish 4 oz vodka 1 oz lemon juice 2 tbsp agave nectar, or honey BIG splash of sparkling water   Directions: 1. Prepare two 10 oz glasses. Sugar the rims with lemon juice and sugar. Fill with ice. 2. In a cocktail shaker add blackberries, and torn basil. With the back of a spoon crush the blackberries. Add vodka, lemon juice, and agave nectar. Fill with crushed ice and shake vigorously. 3. Fill iced glass 1/3 with sparkling water,  and top with blackberry basil cocktail. Garnish with
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Pasta Pie

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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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