Category: The Doctors of the Church

Blending family time in the kitchen with faith and flavor

Italian Wedding Cookies

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups unsalted butter ¾ cup confectioner’s sugar ¾ teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cup Almond Flour 4 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract 3 cups flour 1/3 cup confectioners’ sugar for rolling Directions: Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Cream butter in a bowl.  Gradually add confectioner’s sugar and salt.  Beat until light and fluffy.  Add…
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Cherry Cobbler

Filling: 6 cups frozen cherries 3/4 cup sugar 2 Tablespoons honey 1 1/2 Tablespoon cornstarch 1/8 teaspoon salt Topping: 1 1/2 cup flour 2 Tablespoons sugar 1/2 t soda 1/2 t baking powder 1/4 t salt 1/4 cup butter 2/3 cup buttermilk Note: if you don’t have buttermilk, add a small amount of lemon juice…
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Twice Cooked Coconut Shrimp with Orange Marmalade

(try an oven fry option) Ingredients: 1 ½ lbs large raw shrimp (peeled and deveined) ½ cup flour ½ cup cornstarch 1 Tablespoon salt ½ Tablespoon white pepper 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil 1 cup ice water 2 cups shredded coconut 1 qt oil for frying ½ cup orange marmalade ¼ cups Dijon mustard ¼ cup…
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Stained Glass Ornaments

Ingredients: Large holiday cookie cutters (at least 3 x 3 inches) Heavy-duty aluminum foil Cooking spray Hard candy, like Jolly Ranchers Colored sprinkles Chopstick 10 inch length ribbon Directions: For a mold, tightly wrap the bottom and outsides of a cookie cutter with foil.  Set it on a baking sheet and generously coat the cold’s…
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Dijon Salmon Bake

Ingredients: 6 ounce package baby spinach 1 ¾ cups cooked rice ½ teaspoon salt ¾ cup sour cream 1 egg 3 Tablespoons grated Parmesan and Romano cheese 1 Tablespoon Dijon mustard ¼ teaspoon pepper 1 lb salmon fillets (boneless and skinless) ½ teaspoon water Directions: Boil spinach, drain well and chop. Combine spinach, rice and…
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Key Lime Pie

Ingredients: 1 (9 inch) prepared graham cracker crust or individuals 3 cups sweetened condensed milk ½ cup sour cream ¾ cup lime juice Top with Whipped Cream (optional) Lime Zest for garnish (optional) Directions:  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, combine condensed milk, sour cream and lime juice.  Mix well and pour…
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Smores

Over Campfire: Ingredients: Hershey Chocolate Bars Large Marshmallows Graham Crackers Directions: Roast marshmallows with a long stick over campfire to toast.  Place one Hershey bar on graham cracker and top with toasted marshmallows.  Top with another graham cracker. In the oven: Preheat oven to 450 degrees. In a small cast iron skillet, sprinkle a layer…
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Braided Bread

Ingredients: 1 ½ cups warm water (95 to 110 degrees) 1 Tablespoon or 2 packages (1/2 oz.) active dry yeast ¼ cup butter, softened 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 teaspoon salt 4 cups bread flour Directions: In large bowl, mix water and yeast.  (Let sit???) Add butter, sugar and salt.  Stir.  Add 3 cups flour and…
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Alphabet Soup

Ingredients: 1 lb ground round beef 3 cubes beef bouillon 3 cups hot water 1 46 oz bottle spicy vegetable juice cocktail 1 lb frozen mixed vegetables, thawed 8 ozs uncooked alphabet pasta 6 cups water Salt and pepper to taste Directions: Place the meat in a large stockpot and cook over medium-high heat until…
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St. Peter Chrysologus

Alphabet Soup