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Newsletter for That's My Home & Razzle Dazzle Recipes
Edition 13, May 15, 2002

**Overview of this Issue**

From the Editor
Newsletter Theme.... Kicking off Summer ... Recipes for the Grill
Shared Recipes from The Recipe Exchange
Actual Restaurant Recipes
Quick and Easy Recipes
Recipe Requests
Newsletters from Other Websites
Kitchen Tips ... BBQ Tips
Subscriber Information

Finally summer is on it's way so I thought a few barbecue recipes might come in handy. Some tips for BBQing are in the Kitchen Tips section. If you're looking for more BBQ Recipes you can try the BBQ Pit at That's My Home or the Memorial Day section at Razzle Dazzle Recipes.

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2 dozen chicken wings, cut in 2 pieces
1 T. vegetable oil
1 T. sesame oil
1/2 large red onion, peeled and diced
1/2 large red bell pepper, seeded and diced
2 T. garlic, minced
2 T. ginger root, minced
1 small chili pepper, minced
3 small limes, juiced
1/4 C. hoisin sauce
2 T. rice wine vinegar
salt and pepper to taste

Heat vegetable oil in a sauce pan until hot. Add the onion and bell pepper, and saut for six minutes. Add the garlic, ginger and the chili pepper, saut an additional two minutes. Stir in the Hoisin sauce and bring to a simmer for four minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and set aside.

Cut through both joints of the chicken wings into three sections. Save the wing tips in the freezer for the stock pot, if you wish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Place charcoal in a pyramid shape and light. Wait until coals are gray and spread in a single layer for the direct heat method. Spray grid with non-stick spray and let grid heat over the hot coals (the hotter the grid, the less chance the food will stick).

Place the wings on the grid over a medium-hot fire, turning occasionally until golden brown, for approximately five to six minutes. Before removing from the grid, cut into the thicker part of one of the wings to see if it is done all the way through. If so, remove from grid and place in a medium sized bowl. Add the lime juice, sesame seed oil and vinegar. Toss and serve right away, as finger food prior to the main course.


4 center cut pork chops

Barbecue rub:
2 T. garlic salt
1 1/2 T. white pepper
1/4 C. paprika
2 T. dried mustard
2 T. vinegar
2 T. Worcestershire sauce
2 oz. regular beer
Cherry Barbecue Sauce (recipe follows)

Prepare barbecue sauce. Place dry ingredients of the barbecue rub in a bowl and mix. Add vinegar, Worcestershire sauce, and beer and mix into a paste. Rub paste on pork and marinate for 15 minutes. Grill on both sides, about 7 minutes per side depending on thickness.

To plate: Spoon sauce on plate and top with pork chop.


1/4 C. onion, chopped
2 t. garlic, chopped
3 T. sesame oil
1/3 C. water
1/3 C. cider vinegar
2 T. ketchup
1/4 C. cherry preserves (may use raspberry preserves, but strain out seeds)
2 T. molasses (light)
2 t. Worcestershire sauce
2/3 C. cherries (tart), fresh or frozen, pits removed
1 t. red pepper flakes
1 t. ginger, ground
2 t. cumin seed (whole)
3 T. brown sugar
1 T. cornstarch dissolved in 1/4 C. water

Saute onions and garlic in sesame oil until tender. Add other ingredients and spices and simmer for 30 minutes. Thicken slightly with cornstarch and water.

Note: Try this Cherry Barbecue Sauce with your favorite chicken also.


1 bag petite baby red potatoes (about 20 potatoes)
2 T. salt for cooking
1 lb. finely shredded Cheddar cheese
1 bunch scallions or chives, finely chopped (1/2 C.)
1/2 small red onion, finely diced
16 oz. sour cream
Blackened seasoning, to taste (optional)
1 bunch fresh dill (about 1/4 C.)
Salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste
Diced tomatoes, for garnish (optional)
Fresh parsley, for garnish

Snip one end of a potato with a paring knife. With a melon baller, scoop out the outer end of the potato to form a bowl. Take the knife and level off the jagged end of the newly formed bowl. Repeat with the remaining potatoes. Place potatoes (bowls only) in a medium saucepan and cover with cold water and two tablespoons of salt. Cook over high heat until the water boils. Turn down to a simmer and cook for five more minutes, then drain potatoes and cool them in ice water for 3 to 5 minutes. Drain water and reserve the potato bowls for stuffing.

Combine the remaining ingredients together in a stainless steel bowl and toss lightly. Scoop stuffing into potatoes and garnish with diced tomatoes, chives, fresh dill or parsley.


8 small red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
4 ears of corn, shucked and cut into 4-inch mini-ears
2 C. pearl onions, peeled and trimmed
12 baby carrots
3 jalapeno peppers, sliced in half
1/2 C. melted butter
2 t. dried oregano
1/4 t. crushed red pepper
1 4-inch sprig of fresh rosemary
salt and pepper to taste

If you're in a hurry, put all vegetables except the onions in a large microwavable bowl. Add about 1/4 cup water, cover with a damp paper towel, and microwave about 5 minutes or until vegetables become tender. Meanwhile, mix butter oregano, red pepper, salt and black pepper in another bowl. Prepare a packet with two layers of aluminum foil. Mound drained vegetables on sheet; top with onions, jalapenos, rosemary and oregano mixture. Seal with other foil sheet and let stand about 10 minutes. Place packet on top level of grill and poke a few holes in the bottom and top. Grill about 12 minutes, turning once half-way through. If you're not in a hurry, skip the microwave step and prepare to cook vegetables about 25 minutes over low grill heat.


2 large red bell peppers, roasted
2 Jalapeno peppers, roasted
2 small zucchini, sliced lenghtwise 1/4 inch and roasted
1 large yellow onion, sliced in 1/4 inch rounds and roasted
1 head garlic, roasted
2 cups Swiss, Gruyere or white cheddar cheese, grated coarse
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1 T. butter
1/2 C. heavy cream
1 egg
Pizza dough (or pie dough) to fill a 9 inch tart or pie plate
1 t. salt
1 t. ground pepper

Roast the red peppers and jalapenos over high heat until blackened. Place in a paper bag for 15 - 30 minutes. Remove skins and slice into thin strips. Roast the remaining vegetables on your grill until tender. Set aside and cool.

Line a 9 1/2 x 2 inch tart pan or a pie plate with the Pizza dough or pie crust dough, which ever you prefer. Bake the single crust for 8 minutes in a 425F. oven, remove and cool.

Arrange the roasted vegetables (except the roasted garlic) on the pre-baked crust. When laying in the vegetables on the crust, make sure they are evenly distributed. You may have to cut them into strips to achieve this.

Mix the milk, egg, roasted garlic, butter and cheese together and pour over the roasted vegetables. Bake for 15 minutes in a 425F. oven, remove and let cool some before slicing and serving. You can reserve a little of the roasted pepper strips for garnishing the top of the tart.

Serves 6-8.


6 fresh ears of corn

For chili butter:
4 T. butter, at room temperature
1/2 t. chili powder
pinch of cayenne pepper
1/4 t. sugar
1/2 t. kosher salt
2 t. minced fresh cilantro
vegetable oil for brushing

Prepare hot fire in charcoal grill. Pull back husks from corn but don't remove them. Remove silk and recover corn with husks. Run water into ears of corn, drain excess and twist husks at the top to close. To make chili butter, combine all ingredients and set aside.

Brush grill grate with oil. Place corn directly over hot fire. Grill 20 minutes, turning several times. Remove from grill, pull back and discard husks. Generously brush corn with chili butter and serve hot.

Serves 6.



1 C. sugar
1/2 C. butter, softened
1 T. grated orange peel
2 large eggs
3 1/2 C. all-purpose flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
1/3 C. slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
Bittersweet chocolate, melted (optional)

Preheat the oven to 350F.

In a large bowl, beat the sugar, butter, orange peel and eggs. Stir in the flour, baking powder, salt and almonds.

Shape half of the dough at a time into 10 x 3 inch rectangles and set onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 20 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on the cookie sheet for 15 minutes.

Cut the dough crosswise into 1/2-inch slices and place each slice, cut sides down, on a cookie sheet. Bake for about 15 minutes longer or until golden brown and crispy. Cool on wire racks. Top with melted bittersweet chocolate, if desired.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.


4 (8 oz.) beef tenderloin filets
Steak-seasoning spice mixture of your choice, such as Spice Hunter's Steak & Chop, Grill & Broil
2 C. mixed mushrooms of your choice (such as shitakes, oyster, button)
2 C. Ancho/Anaheim Horseradish Sauce, recipe follows
2 T. butter
4 T. heavy cream

Season steaks with seasoning mixture. Grill steaks on both sides or broil to desired doneness.

While steak is grilling, in a skillet, heat the 2 tablespoons butter, the 2 cups of ancho sauce and the mushrooms until the mushrooms are softened.

Add cream to mushroom mix and simmer just until warmed. Pour mushroom sauce mixture over steaks and serve.


3 Anaheim chile peppers (you may use anchos or Poblanos, if available), split, de-veined and seeded
3 shallots, sliced
3 cloves garlic sliced
1/4 C. olive oil
3 C. red wine
3/4 C. beef stock
1 T. thyme, dried
2 bay leaves
1/2 C. horseradish
2 T. cornstarch mixed with 2 T. water
1 1/2 C. water

Put olive oil in pan and saute peppers, shallots and garlic over low heat, covered, until soft but not browned.

Add red wine and simmer for 30 minutes.

Add beef stock, thyme, bay leaves, horseradish and simmer 30 minutes.

In a small jar, mix 2 tablespoons cornstarch with 2 tablespoons cold water and shake. Add the cornstarch mixture and the remaining 1 1/2 cups of water to thicken the sauce. Strain mixture through a fine-sieved colander.

Serves 4.

Note: Use the sauce above with your favorite steaks on the grill!


1 1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. butter
3 eggs
1 1/2 C. cake flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 C. sour cream
1/2 t. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350F. Grease and flour a (8 x 4 inch) loaf pan or any other (6 cup) pan; set aside.

In a mixing bowl, combine sugar and butter, and beat with an electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating until each is incorporated before adding the next.

Sift together cake flour and baking powder, then add, a little at a time, to sugar and butter mixture, alternating with the sour cream. Add vanilla and beat to combine thoroughly.

Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake for 45 minutes to 1 hour, until a tester inserted into center of the cake comes out clean. Allow cake to cool in the pan on a rack for 10 minutes before inverting onto a greased wire rack.

Note: This is good with fresh fruit and topped with whipped cream.

For more Restaurant Recipes visit Eating Out .... In at http://www.razzledazzlerecipes.com/eatingout/index.htm  I'm going to be adding about 100 new recipes there in the next week, so check back if you don't find your favorite.



Everyone's heard of Death by Chocolate..this is my version...I love butterscotch..this is very rich...so cut into small servings...Enjoy!

1 C. sugar
2 T. dark corn syrup
1/4 C. water
2/3 C. heavy or whipping cream, heated till barely warm
1 C. chopped pecans
1 C. butterscotch morsels
Place the sugar, corn syrup and water in a medium pan...cook, stirring frequently, until the sugar is dissolved. Bring the mixture to a boil, and let it boil until it turns a deep amber color.
Remove the pan from the heat. Slowly add the cream, stirring as you do so....add the pecans and return the pan to the heat, cook, stirring for 1 minute.
Transfer the filling mixture to a bowl and let cool to room temperature. Stir in the butterscotch morsels.

Butterscotch Shortbread Crust:
3 C. flour
1/2 C. dark brown sugar
1/2 C. finely ground butterscotch candy
2 sticks (1 C.) butter, cut into small pieces
2 egg yolks
1/4 C. heavy whipping cream
for the crust....in a large bowl, stir together the flour, brown sugar and ground butterscotch. With a pastry cutter, two knives or your fingertips, work in the butter until the mixture is like coarse meal. In a small bowl, beat together the egg yolks and heavy cream. Add to the flour mixture and stir until the dry ingredients are moistened. knead the dough briefly until it forms a ball...

Assembly and Baking:
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease a 10 or 11" shallow pie plate
press a little more than half the dough into the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pie plate. Pour the filling over the crust. Roll out the remaining dough between two sheets of waxed paper to a 10 or 11" circle (depending on the size of your pie plate) and fit it over the filling...crimp the edges with the tines of a fork. Prick the top all over with a fork to let the steam escape...bake the dessert for 40 minutes, or until golden brown. About halfway through the baking, remove the dessert from the oven and reprick the top with a fork. (this is necessary because the original holes may close during baking, and the steam will not be able to escape. Transfer the dessert to a rack to cool. Serve slightly warm or at room temperature.

Yield 16 servings.
found this recipe in a cookbook entitled Butterscotch Lover's Cookbook...by Diana Dalsass...this is really good....
Posted By: Beverlie


1-1/2 pounds 85% lean ground beef
1 C. Quaker Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
1/4 C. finely chopped onion
1 egg, lightly beaten
1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
1/2 t. black pepper

Secret Sauce:
1/3 C. mayonnaise
2 T. catsup

8 large (about 4 x 6 each) slices cheddar cheese
8 strips thick-sliced bacon, crisp-cooked and halved
2 medium tomatoes, sliced
8 hamburger buns or other favorite roll or bread, split and toasted (optional)

Heat oven to 350F. Spray 13 x 9 metal baking pan with cooking spray.

For meatloaf, combine all meatloaf ingredients in large bowl; mix lightly but thoroughly. Press mixture into pan.

Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until meatloaf is to medium doneness (160F) and center is no longer pink. Drain off any juices. Heat broiler.

For secret sauce, combine ingredients in small bowl; mix well. Spread over hot meatloaf, completely covering; cut meatloaf into 8 rectangles. (Do not remove from pan.) Top each rectangle with cheese, 2 half pieces bacon and tomato slices.

Broil meatloaf 5 to 6 inches from heat source 2 to 3 minutes or until cheese melts. Serve, if desired, on bun or bread.

8 Servings.
Posted by Macklinda Source: Quakeroatmeal.com


2 C. milk
8 regular size Milky Way bars, cut up
6 eggs
1 1/2 C. granulated sugar
2 t. vanilla extract
2 large cans Pet evaporated milk

Mix in top of double boiler milk and Milky Way bars. When bars have melted, set aside from stove and let cool. Beat 6 eggs, add sugar and vanilla extract. Mix well and then add milk and Milky Way mixture. Stir together thoroughly. Pour into gallon ice cream maker. Fill to within two inches from top with milk and freeze.

Posted by Linda


24 oz. white chocolate, chopped, or 2 (12 oz.) bags white chocolate morsels
1 C. half-and-half
2 T. butter (not margarine)
1/4 C. granulated sugar
4 t. cornstarch
12 oz. frozen unsweetened raspberries, thawed or 1 lb. fresh mashed
5 T. water
3 T. raspberry liqueur, optional

In a large, microwave-safe measure, combine white chocolate, half-and-half and butter. Microwave on medium (50%) power until nearly melted, 2 to 3 minutes, stirring every minute; stir until smooth. Let cool to room temperature.

In a medium saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch. Place a fine sieve over pan. Pour in raspberries. With a wooden spoon, press juice and pulp through sieve; discard seeds. Whisk in water. Cook over medium heat, stirring frequently, until translucent and slightly thickened, about 5 minutes. Whisk in liqueur. Let cool to room temperature.

To assemble:
Spoon white chocolate and raspberry sauces alternately into clean, half-pint jars, using about 2/3 cup white chocolate and 4 to 5 tablespoons raspberry in each layer, starting and ending with white chocolate. Leave in layers, or swirl with a chopstick. Cover tightly and refrigerate. Soften slightly in microwave before serving.

Yield: 4 to 5 jars sauce.


Chicago dogs are definitely a two-fisted meal. If the condiments aren't oozing ominously toward your wrists, you haven't heaped them high enough.

8 all-beef wieners
8 poppyseed hot dog buns or other hot dog buns, preferably bakery-made
Yellow ballpark mustard
Chopped cucumber
Sport peppers or pepperoncini, chopped
Chopped onion
Chopped red-ripe tomato
Celery salt
Dill pickle spears, optional

Fire up the grill, bringing the temperature to high (1 to 2 seconds with the hand test).

Grill the wieners uncovered for 3 to 5 minutes over high heat until deeply browned, rolling to crisp all surfaces.

Toast the buns at the same time on the edge of the grill. Place the dogs on the toasted buns and top each with a good squiggle of mustard. Then pile on, in approximately equal portions, generous spoonfuls of cucumber, peppers, onion and tomato. Sprinkle celery salt over each bulging bun. Serve with dill pickle if desired.

Serves 8.
From "Born To Grill."


Four 6 oz. fresh salmon fillets
2 T. olive oil
1 T. barbecue rub
2/3 C. barbecue sauce
1 red onion, sliced 1/4 inch thick
1 large ripe tomato, sliced 1/4 inch thick
4 leaves Boston or leaf lettuce
4 kaiser rolls, toasted lightly

Lightly coat grill or broiler pan with nonstick cooking spray before putting fish on it. When you grill or broil salmon filets, start them out skin-side down on the grid or broiler pan. This reduces the likelihood the fillet will buckle or curl. For a more complex flavor, the sliced onions and tomatoes may be grilled. Just slice and season with salt and pepper and olive oil before grilling until lightly charred, about 4 to 5 minutes.

Brush salmon with the oil and season with barbecue rub. Sear fish on one side for 2 minutes directly over the fire (direct heat). Turn fish over and sear for 2 minutes. Move fish to the side of the fire (indirect heat), baste with your favorite barbecue sauce and cook until done, about 6 more minutes.

Makes 4 servings.

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I had another request for the "Miss Hullings Restaurant Lemon Split Cake." from Sandra. We had a request for this same cake a while back from Mariposa. It must be an awful good cake so if you have it, would you please share it?


Pecan crust:
1/2 C. flour
2 T. sugar
1/2 C. chopped pecans
1/4 C. butter, room temperature

Mix all together and press into a 9-inch pie pan. Bake at 350F. for 10 minutes, cool completely.

Strawberry Filling:
4 C. fresh strawberries, sliced
3/4 C. sugar
2 T. cornstarch
1 1/2 C. water
1 3 oz. package of strawberry Jell-O
Whipped cream for garnish, optional

Place sliced strawberries in baked and cooled pie shell.

Combine sugar and cornstarch, add water and bring to a boil. Boil gently for 2 minutes and add strawberry Jell-O. Stir until dissolved, cool slightly and pour over strawberries in pie shell. Refrigerate until chilled.

Serve with whipped cream or Cool Whip.

Serves 6.

Granny B. sent in a recipe for Cheesecake Factory Bakery Oreo Cheesecake. You can find it here.
http://www.copykat.com/asp/copykatrecipe.asp?recipe=863  Thanks Granny B!


KITCHEN TIPS ... Cooking on the Grill

Low heat is about 300F., medium heat about 350F., and high heat about 500 to 550F.

Assemble what you need on a tray before you start grilling. This saves time and prevents overcooking of food.

Citrus rinds added to coals provide a refreshing taste to food.

Your chicken will burn if it's basted too early, especially if there's a lot of sugar in the sauce. Use a rub before cooking, perhaps some combination of a little sugar, paprika, salt and pepper. By the way there all all kinds of recipes for Sauces, Rubs and Mops in the BBQ Pit at That's My Home.

Use soaked wood chips to give extra smokiness.

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