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Summer Ceviche

Summer Ceviche Makes 8 – 10 servings 1 1/2 pounds seafood, diced small, such as shrimp, scallops, yellowtail or tilapia 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 3 medium tomatoes, diced 1 red onion, diced 2 English cucumbers, peeled and diced 1 ear fresh sweet corn, kernels only 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 jalapeno, seeded and minced 1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped, plus more for garnish 1/3 cup Sriracha 1 cup Clamato with Clam Juice…

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Aioli Deviled Eggs

Aioli Deviled Eggs   6 eggs, room temperature 1/4 cup Stonewall Kitchen Aioli Salt and pepper Crumbled bacon, cilantro leaf, parsley leaf, paprika, or dill sprig for garnish Mayonnaise (if needed)   Place eggs in a pot large enough for the eggs to be in a single layer. Cover eggs with cold water, enough to cover eggs by 1-inch. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook eggs. 14 minutes for large eggs, 12 minutes for…

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Early Summer Recipe

Late Spring and early Summer is the prime time to find green tomatoes at the Farmers Market. What exactly are green tomatoes? There are two types of green tomatoes, those that are green when fully ripe (generally heirloom varieties), and unripe tomatoes. Here are two recipes for a favorite dish using this seasonal fruit. Fried Green Tomatoes 1 cup stone-ground cornmeal 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon garlic powder 1 pinch cayenne 1 1⁄2 cups buttermilk kosher salt fresh ground black…

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Farmers Market

The Waco Downtown Farmers Market offers FREE cooking demonstrations using farm fresh ingredients from their vendors. Enjoy these recipes from our demonstration on March 4th using many ingredients available early spring. Pumpkin Bread French Toast half a loaf of pumpkin bread or zucchini bread, sliced thickly (about 6 pieces), The Wine Maker’s Pantry 3 eggs, Various Vendors ½ cup whole milk, Richardson Farms a splash of Nielsen Massey vanilla ** Cinnamon honey syrup, recipe follows Whisk the eggs, milk, and…

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Making Marshmallows

The Making of Marshmallows & Memories – Family Holiday Traditions By Karyn Miller Reprint from October 2013   The scents of the cool fall air always spark different emotions and trigger memories for me. As a child, once the Trick-or-Treat candy was consumed (or otherwise mysteriously disposed of), my family got to work on the next series of events. Football, Homecoming, a few fall birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day inspired us and gave us all something pleasing to…

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The Accidental Fried Chicken Salad

It all started with my trying to improve on the proven. Family gathering coming up, and I wanted to make the ULTIMATE fried chicken–being the matriarch and all. Surely the recipe from one of the top Food Network chefs would be the ticket! SO—I bought a large cast iron chicken fryer from “you know where,” bought just the right sizes of Organic Chickens to the tune of $3.00+ per pound along with a large amount of Crisco, buttermilk, and fresh…

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How About Pancakes?

by Jo Ann Miller (Karyn’s mom) Well, how about them? You’ve probably eaten some version of them most all of your life, and  have not given  a second thought to the fact that this quick bread has been around on this earth about as long as any food made with grain. Crushed grain mixed with a liquid and baked on a hot stone was probably the first pancake (or stonecake.) In the United States we call them flapjacks, pancakes, griddlecakes…

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Flat Irons and Red Cabooses

Fall Favorites – Flat Irons and Red Cabooses Gourmet Gallery is offering our first Flavors of Fall cooking class for 2010 on Saturday, September 18 Soups, Stews, and Chilies Class. Check out our website for more information at www.GourmetGalleryWaco.com. It takes so little for me to get excited about Autumn. The slightest change in weather stirs that expectant waiting of warming comfort foods, colorful leaves, football, fall picnics, red wine. To celebrate the harbingers of Fall, Jo Ann, Caryl, Molly,…

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Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart

Yesterday, Le Cordon Bleu trained Chef Megan Lasiter conducted a fun pre-Easter class for us, “Nothing Sweeter than a Little Tart.” What a refreshing breath of air for Spring! Although her recipes are tried and true, she added just a bit of pinache to keep her audience interested. Among her recipes in this demostration class were pate sucre ( translates, “sugar paste” but is actually a slightly sweetened pastry tart), whiskey pecan tart, lemon meringue tart with Italian meringue, pastry…

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Cold Weather Warm Soup

Once in awhile I run across a dish or a recipe that creates calm out of chaos. I guess this is what “comfort food” really is. Our chef, Rachel Solano, introduced me to Thai Cocanut Chicken Soup, a fabulous soup recipe that may rival Grandmom’s Chicken Soup. Here it is. Thanks, Rachel! Check out our website at www.GourmetGalleryWaco.com. We post new recipes regularly. Happy Cooking! Karyn MillerGourmet Gallery Thai Coconut Chicken Soup This Thai soup is so delicious and unique,…

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