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Italian Cream Pie Recipe

This cream pie, often served at Easter and Christmas is rich and, oh, so, good. The recipe has been handed down from my Nonna's family who came to the USA in the late 1800's The basic recipe is for a vanilla cream pie, but you can also sometimes made a half vanilla/half chocolate cream pie by melting a couple of chocolate squares into half of the Italian cream. Then, pour the chocolate and vanilla creams into the crust at the same time (easier with help) so that  they bump up against each other, but don’t mix. You can also pour the cream in two layers. 1 Quart/1 liter Milk 1 Cup/200g Sugar 3 Tablespoons/22.5g Cornstarch 8 Egg Yolks 1 Orange Peel (One Large Orange) Orange Flavouring ( we use the juice of 1/2 an orange and reduce until a thick syrup) Important: At no time should this mixture come to a boil. If it does, throw out and start over. Always stir slowly counter clockwise. From start to finish, the mixture must be stirred at all times. Combine milk, sugar, egg yolks,

Gluten Free Spicy Jalapeño Cashew “Cheese” Dip Recipe

It’s an easy, delicious, spicy, creamy and highly addictive jalapeño dip. The perfect appetizer to serve at gatherings. The hardest part of this recipe is not eating it all by yourself! Serves 4. 1 ½ cup raw (unsalted) cashews, soaked overnight, then drained 2 teaspoons lemon juice 4 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded and chopped 2 cloves garlic 1/3 cup nutritional yeast 1/2 tsp. sea salt (or more to taste) 1/2 tsp. ground black pepper 1/3 cup water (or more as necessary) Add soaked (and drained) cashews, lemon juice, jalapeños, garlic, nutritional yeast, sea salt, pepper and water to a food processor. Puree, scraping down the sides as necessary, until the cashew cheese is a smooth, creamy consistency. Pour mixture into a microwave safe serving dish, and microwave on High until hot, about 3 minutes. Serve with sliced sourdough baguettes, tortilla, pita or bagel chips. Tip: Be careful when cutting hot peppers; avoid touching your face- eyes. personal chefs and event catering Mia

Refreshing Orange Banana Smoothie Recipe

Ingredients: Bananas - 2 (really ripened with brown spots) Oranges - 4  Strawberry - 1/2 cup/83g or more Lime juice - 1 tablesoon/15ml Sweetener - Sugar / Honey Yogurt / curd (thick and not sour) - 1/2 cup/120ml (optional, but it does suppress the citrus punch) Procedure: Squeeze the oranges to extract orange juice. Now combine all the ingredients in a blender until smooth. Serve chilled or you may use ice-cubes while blending. Tip: Now if you don't want to add bananas, try substituting with watermelon juice... Its perfect! personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach | 954-367-YADA (9232)

Gluten Free Sopa Fría de Aguacate (Chilled Avocado Soup) Recipe

SERVES 6–8 2 serrano chiles, stemmed, seeded, and finely chopped 2-4 large ripe avocados, pitted, peeled, and roughly chopped 1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped 6 cups/1.4L chicken or vegetable stock 1 cup/250ml heavy cream ⅓ cup/78ml fresh lime juice Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 plum tomatoes, cored, seeded, and finely chopped -- Combine the serrano chiles, the avocados, and the onion in a food processor or blender, and process until a smooth paste forms. Add stock, cream, and lime juice, and purée until very smooth. Pour through a fine strainer into a bowl or pitcher, and season with salt and pepper; cover and refrigerate until chilled, at least 2 hours. Garnish with tomatoes. personal chefs and event catering Miami + Miami Beach + Fort Lauderdale + Palm Beach | 954-367-YADA (9232)

Blueberry Buckle Recipe

2 cups/199g and 1-2/6-12g Tbsp of sifted, all purpose flour separated 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/4 cup/57g (1/2 stick) unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup/144g sugar 1 large egg 1/2 cup/125ml milk 1 pint/450gblueberries Topping ingredients: 1/4 cup/57g unsalted butter, softened 1/2 cup/96g sugar 1/3 cup/33g sifted all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon Preheat the oven to 375F/190C/Gas 5 Grease an 8 inch/20cm spring form pan Sift together the 2 cups/199g of flour, the baking powder and the salt. Set aside. Cream the butter and sugar until fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in the egg. Add the flour mixture in 3 parts, alternating with the milk. Toss the berries with the remaining flour (to separate and scatter evenly throughout the batter) and fold in. Pour batter into the prepared pan. Set aside. Combine ingredients for topping with a fork to make crumbly mixture. Sprinkle this over the batter. Bake for one hour. Test for doneness by gently inserting a fork. If i

Soupe à l’Oeuf Provençale Recipe

Soupe à l’Oeuf Provençale The first time you have this you will be amazed at the sweet and subtle flavour. If you didn’t know there was garlic in it you would never know.  The poached egg gives it a creaminess that is unreal. Traditionally it is served with a “croute” and grated cheese. We omit that for a lighter version when serving as a soup course. 1 separated head of garlic, unpeeled (about 16 cloves) 2 quarts water 2 teaspoon/10ml sea salt Pinch of  white pepper 2 whole cloves 1/4 teaspoon/1ml sage 1/4 teaspoon/1ml thyme 1/2 bay leaf 4 parsley sprigs 1 tablespoon/15ml olive oil 6 eggs, room temperature 6 hard toasted rounds of French bread (croutes)* Optional Drop garlic cloves in boiling water and boil 30 seconds. Drain, run cold water over them, and peel. Place the garlic and the rest of the ingredients in the saucepan and boil slowly for 30 minutes. Correct seasoning. After the soup has been simmered for half an hour, strain it in

Lemon Meringue Rice Krispie Treats Recipe

Ingredients (24 squares) For the treats 3 tablespoons butter 1 bag (8 oz.) Campfire Lemon Meringue Mallow Bursts 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice 1 teaspoon lemon zest 5 cups Rice Krispie cereal For the meringue 2 egg whites 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions For the treats In a large sauce pan, melt butter and marshmallows over low heat. Stir until completely melted. Remove from heat and add lemon juice and zest. Stir until completely mixed. Then add the Rice Krispie cereal. Mix until all is well incorporated. Then pour the mixture into a greased 9 x 13 pan or a cookie sheet and spread it evenly with a piece of waxed paper. Place in fridge to cool and set. For the meringue Fill a medium saucepan with about 1 inch of water and bring to a simmer over medium heat. Place egg whites and sugar in a metal stand mixer bowl and clip on a candy thermometer. Place bowl over simmering pot of water. Whisk egg whites/sugar mixture constantly until