Stovetop Popcorn for 1 or 2

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 tablespoons butter 1/4 cup unpopped popcorn In a large soup kettle or deep skillet, combine the oil, butter and 3 kernels of corn. Set over high heat and constantly shake the kettle/skillet back and forth…

Shrimp Scampi

2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large cloves garlic, minced 1-1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/2 cup dry white wine 1/4 teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®) 1 pound large shrimp, shelled and deveined Heat butter and oil…

Crab Cakes

8 Ritz crackers, finely crushed 2 tablespoons mayonnaise ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay®) ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce 1 egg, beaten 1 pound fresh crabmeat, well drained ¼ cup dry bread crumbs or cracker…

Spinach Zucchini Soup

2 tablespoons vegetable oil 1 teaspoon curry powder 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric 1 medium potato, peeled and cubed 1 large zucchini, peeled and cubed 1 green chili, deseeded and finely diced 1 cup broth or vegetable…

Forgotten Mint Meringue Cookies

4 large egg whites, at room temperature 1 teaspoon cream of tartar 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt 1-1/2 cups granulated sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1/4 teaspoon pure peppermint extract green food coloring 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate (60% to 70%…

Honey Roasted Nuts

2 cups raw almonds 2 cups raw cashews 1/3 cup honey 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3/4 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 2 tablespoons brown sugar sprinkle of kosher salt Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with…

Eggnog Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

2 cups eggnog 2 cups heavy cream 3/4 cup sweetened condensed milk (about 9 ounces) 1 teaspoon vanilla extract pinch each of cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and allspice 4 ounces mini milk chocolate chips (or a finely chopped bar of milk…

Frozen Eggnog Pumpkin Pie

20 gingersnaps, crushed (1-1/2 cups) 2 tablespoons butter, melted 1 pint eggnog ice cream, softened 1 cup cooked pumpkin 3/4 cup sugar 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 cup whipping cream In a small bowl, combine gingersnap…
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