1. 2 cups juice
  2. 2 Tbs gelatin
  3. honey or sugar
  1. Add gelatin to cold juice
  2. stir, let sit a minute or two, stir (until gelatin is completely dissolved)
  3. simmer medium heat 10 minutes
  4. taste for sweetness, add sweetener
  5. pour into container(s)
  6. refrigerate 3 to 4 hours

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lemon Meringue Pie
  1. Filling
  2. 1 cup white sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  4. 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  5. ¼ teaspoon salt
  6. 1 ½ cups water
  7. 2 lemons, juiced and zested (use large, not jumbo)
  8. 2 tablespoons butter
  9. 4 egg yolks, beaten
  10. Meringue
  11. 5 large egg whites
  12. 3/4 cup sugar
  13. 1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
  14. Pinch fine salt
  15. 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  16. 1 pie crust
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. To make the filling: Whisk 1 cup sugar, flour, cornstarch, and salt together in a medium saucepan; stir in water, lemon juice, and lemon zest. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring frequently, until mixture comes to a boil. Stir in butter.
  3. Place egg yolks in a small bowl and gradually whisk in 1/2 cup of hot sugar mixture. Whisk egg yolk mixture back into remaining sugar mixture. Bring to a boil and continue to cook while stirring constantly until thick. Remove from heat; pour filling into baked pastry shell.
  4. To make the meringue: Beat egg whites in a glass, metal, or ceramic bowl until foamy. Gradually add sugar, continuing to beat until stiff peaks form. Spread meringue over pie filling, sealing the edges at the crust.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until meringue is golden brown, about 10 minutes.
  1. pre-bake the lard crust 20 minutes
  2. do not over beat the meringue or it will shrink

Lobster Mac and Cheese

Lobster Mac and Cheese
  1. 8 ounces lobster meat cooked, chopped, about 2 cups *see note
  2. 16 ounces dry pasta cavatappi, penne or shells
  3. ⅓ cup butter
  4. ⅓ cup flour
  5. 1 teaspoon onion powder
  6. ½ teaspoon dry mustard powder
  7. ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  8. ¼ teaspoon Old Bay Seasoning
  9. ¼ teaspoon black pepper to taste
  10. 2 ¾ cups milk
  11. ½ cup light cream
  12. 2 cups sharp cheddar shredded
  13. 1 ¼ cups Gruyere cheese shredded, or swiss cheese, mozzarella, or havarti
  14. ½ cup fresh parmesan cheese shredded
  15. Topping
  16. ½ cup bread crumbs
  17. 2 tablespoons butter melted
  18. 2 tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  19. 1 teaspoon parsley chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a 9x13 pan.
  2. Combine topping ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Cook pasta al dente according to package directions. Drain and run under cold water and set aside.
  4. While pasta is cooking, melt butter over medium heat in a saucepan. Stir in flour and seasonings and cook 2 minutes.
  5. Combine milk and cream. Add to the flour mixture a little bit at a time whisking in after each addition. The mixture will be very thick at first but will smooth out as you continue adding liquid.
  6. Once all of the liquid is added, bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1-2 minutes or until thickened while whisking.
  7. Remove from heat and stir in the cheeses whisking until the sauce is smooth and melted.
  8. Combine the sauce and the pasta. Gently stir in half of the lobster meat and spread into the prepared pan.
  9. Add remaining lobster meat on top and sprinkle with the topping mixture.
  10. Bake 20-25 minutes or until bubbly and topping is browned. Do not overcook.

meat loaf

Meat Loaf
  1. 1 beaten egg
  2. 3/4 cup soft bread crumbs (1 slice) or 1/4 cup fine dry bread crumbs
  3. 1/4 cup milk, beer, apple juice or wated
  4. 1/4 cup chopped onion
  5. 1/4 cup celery, green pepper, or shredded carrot
  6. 1 pound ground beef
  7. 2 Tbs catsup
  1. mix it all up, form a loaf with a divot in the top
  2. put catsup in divot
  3. bake 350 45 to 50 minutes

Broccoli Cauliflower Salad


Broccoli Cauliflower Salad
  1. 1 bunch of broccoli, separated into small pieces
  2. 1 head of cauliflower, separated into small pieces
  3. 1 small red onion
  4. dried cranberries
  5. 1/2 pkg bacon, cooked and crumbled
  6. 6 oz sharp cheddar cheese, grated
  7. 1/2 C sugar
  8. 4 T cider vinegar
  9. 1 C mayonnaise

Cauliflower Casserole

Cauliflower Casserole
  1. Cauliflower
  2. Chicken broth
  3. Butter
  4. Cream cheese
  5. Sour cream
  6. Cheddar cheese
  7. Garlic
  8. Garlic powder, salt, pepper
  9. Parmesan
  10. Green onion
  11. Cooked bacon
  1. Cook the cauliflower: This recipe starts by steaming or boiling a head of cauliflower. If you are buying cauliflower florets this is about 6 cups. Personally, I boil mine in 2 cups of chicken broth until they are fork tender. I think this adds a richness that this recipe would otherwise lack. However, you can use water in a pinch.
  2. Mash the cauliflower: Once the cauliflower is tender, drain the liquid and transfer to a mixing bowl. Then it’s time to add all the good stuff, cream cheese, butter, cheese, garlic, and spices. Mash or blend (using an immersion blender) until it reaches the consistency you like.
  3. Bake the casserole: Once the cauliflower reaches consistency you like, transfer it to a baking dish (I use my 12-inch cast iron skillet), then top with shredded cheddar and parmesan. Bake for 25-30 minutes until gold and bubbly.
  4. Add the toppings: Top with cooked chopped bacon, green onions, sour cream and freshly cracked pepper!

Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters

Fresh Sweet Corn Fritters
  1. 1 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 3 ears fresh corn, kernels cut from cob
  4. 2 eggs, separated
  5. ½ cup heavy whipping cream
  6. salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  7. 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed
  8. 2 tablespoons cane syrup, or as desired
  1. Whisk flour and baking powder into a bowl and mix in corn kernels. Whisk egg yolks with cream in a small bowl and stir into the corn mixture; season with salt and black pepper. Beat egg whites with an electric mixer until fluffy and stiff peaks form in a separate bowl. Gently fold egg whites into the batter, retaining as much volume as possible.
  2. Pour vegetable oil into a deep heavy skillet to a depth of 3 inches. Heat to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. Drop fritters into the hot oil, 2 to 3 tablespoons at a time, and cook until golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Drain fritters on paper towels and serve drizzled with cane syrup.

Crispy Pata (air fryer)

Crispy Pata (air fryer)
  1. pork hock (I used the fat from a pork butt that I used for pork & sauerkraut)
  2. salt
  3. spices
  1. place pork hock in a pot. cover with water. add salt & desired spices (I added black pepper & 2021 hot pepper sauce). Simmer for 1.5 hours.
  2. dehydrate in air fryer for 10 minutes
  3. season with desired spices (I used powdered onion & garlic)
  4. dehydrate in air fryer for 3 hours
  5. rub with 3 Tbs oil
  6. air fry at 450 °F for 15 minutes
  7. air fry again at 350 °F for 10 minutes
  8. serve with spicy vinegar (vinegar & Siling labuyo)

Baked Ham

Baked Ham
  1. 1 can Guinness
  2. 3/4 cup brown sugar
  3. ham
  1. preheat oven 350
  2. add beer & sugar to roasting pan. Heat on stove until boiling.
  3. add ham, simmer 10 minutes turning often
  4. cook covered about 1.5 hours turning every 20 minutes (ham should be 110 degrees)
  5. cook another 30 minutes uncovered without turning basting every 10 minutes (ham should be 145 degrees)
  6. put ham on a serving plate, keep warm
  7. cook glaze until thick.
  8. brush ham with 1/4 cup glaze, serve with the rest of the glaze on the side