Lamb Chops with Herb Sauce

from: Heather Larson, Meet Chicago Northwest Servings: 2 Ingredients: 4 lamb shoulder chops or sirloin chops, 1/2 inch thick 1 Tbsp olive oil 1/4 cup celery, finely chopped 1/4 cup green onion, sliced 1 tsp instant beef bouillon granules, 1/4 inch dice 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup…

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Buddy Guy's Jambalaya

from: Heather Larson, Meet Chicago Northwest Servings: 6 Ingredients: 2 large boneless skinless chicken breast 12 ounces kielbasa 2 Tbsp peanut oil 1 medium onion 2 stalks celery, diced 1 Tbsp garlic, minced 1 small green pepper, diced 28 ounces tomatoes, diced 1/2 tsp Tabasco sauce 1 tsp…

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Higdon’s Pan Pizza Recipe

from: Tori Cimack, Sonesta ES Suites Chicago-Schaumburg Tools: Common Tools: • Strainer • Cutting board • Knife • Oven • Bowls • Common Sense “Uncommon” Tools: • 10 in cast iron pan (highly recommend you use a cast iron pan). If you do not have a cast iron, make sure the pan you are using is oven…

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Swedish meatballs with cream sauce

from: IKEA Makes 16 - 20 meatballs Ingredients for the meatballs: 500 grams (1.1 pounds) ground beef 250 grams (.55 pounds) ground pork 1 onion finely chopped 1 clove of garlic (crushed or minced) 100 grams (3.5 ounces) breadcrumbs 1 egg 5 tablespoons of whole milk Salt and pepper to taste…

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Banana Bread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting

from: Alyssa Ullo, Meet Chicago Northwest Serves: 15 Ingredients (Brownies): 1 1/2 cups sugar 1 cup sour cream 1/2 cup butter, softened 2 eggs 3-4 bananas, mashed 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 2 cups all-purpose flour 1 tsp baking soda 3/4 tsp salt 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional) Ingredients…

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Lemoncello Sangria

from: Michelle Grande, Wyndham Garden Elk Grove Village Ingredients: 1 Bottle of White Wine Sangria (Recommend De La Costa White Sangria by Glunz Family Winery) 1 Cup of Lemon Juice 1 Cup of Lemoncello 1 Liter of Club Soda Wedge or Sliced Lemons for Garnish Directions: Mix all ingredients…

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Buttery Potato Chip Cookies

from: Jennifer Welch, DoubleTree by Hilton Hotels Schaumburg and Wood Dale Ingredients: 2 cups butter, softened 1 cup sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour 2 cups crushed potato chips 3/4 cup chopped walnuts Directions: Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and…

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DoubleTree Signature Cookie

from: DoubleTree Hotels in Arlington Heights, Schaumburg and Wood Dale Makes 26 cookies Ingredients: ½ pound butter, softened (2 sticks) ¾ cup + 1 tablespoon granulated sugar ¾ cup packed light brown sugar 2 large eggs 1 ¼ teaspoons vanilla extract ¼ teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 ¼ cups…

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Chicken Pad Thai

from: Big Bowl Serving Size: 2 Ingredients: 5 ½ oz. dried pad Thai noodles (1/3 package) 6 – 8 oz. boneless, skinless chicken breast, cut in thin slices 1 tsp corn starch ¼ tsp salt 1 tsp sesame oil 3 Tbsp fresh lime juice 2 Tbsp fish sauce 3 Tbsp sweet thai chili sauce 1 Tbsp brown sugar ½ tsp…

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