Coconut Rice

Restaurant Style Coconut Rice (Coconut Milk) COCONUT RICE2 cups jasmin rice (Note 1)400 ml / 14 oz coconut milk (full fat or light (Note 2))1 cup water5 tsp white sugar (Note 3)1/2 tsp cooking / kosher salt Rinse rice in water until the water runs pretty clear. (Note...

Mexican Black Beans

  Mexican Black Beans 1 teaspoon olive oil1/2 cup chopped onions3 cloves garlic (minced)1 16 oz can black beans, do not drain1/4 cup chopped cilantro1 teaspoon cumin1/2 teaspoon salt In a small sauce pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the onions and...

Best Mashed Potatoes

THE BEST MASHED POTATOES! 5 pounds potatoes (I use half Yukon Gold, half Russet potatoes)2 large cloves garlic (minced)fine sea salt6 tablespoons butter1 cup whole milk4 ounces cream cheese (room temperature, optional)toppings: chopped fresh chives or green onions...

Fresh Cranberry Sauce

FRESH CRANBERRY SAUCE (Ocean Spray Recipe) 1 cup sugar1 cup water1 12- ounce package Ocean Spray® Fresh or Frozen Cranberries Combine sugar and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to boil; add cranberries, return to boil. Reduce heat and boil gently for 10 minutes,...

Mac and Cheese

Mac and Cheese ½ lb uncooked elbow macaroni (or other small pasta , about 1 ½ cups)3 tablespoons butter2 tablespoons all-purpose flour (or WondraFlour)1/2 teaspoon salt1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper1 1/2 cup milk (any kind)3/4 cup half and half2 1/2 cups shredded...

Baked Candied Yams

Baked Candied Yams – Soul Food Style Made by Grandma Wondracek on Thanksgiving 5 medium sized yams8 tbsp salted butter1 tsp ground cinnamon1/2 tsp ground nutmeg1/4 tsp ground clove1/4 tsp ground ginger1 cup granulated sugar1/4 cup brown sugar1 tbsp pure vanilla...