Tom Jackson

Holiday Libations

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We’re sharing with you five of our favorite holiday beverages to warm your bones and help ring in the new year in good “spirits!” Happy Holidays!

Ultimate Eggnog
6 Servings

Ingredients

– 1 cup spiced rum
– 1/2 cup plus 2 Tbsp sugar, divided
– 6 eggs, separated
– 3/4 cup heavy cream
– 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
– 1/4 tsp fresh grated nutmeg
– 1/8 tsp ground allspice
– pinch ground cloves
– 1 cup milk

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Recipe: Chicken Meatballs Two Ways

The holiday (party) season is upon us, and as our gift to you we’d like to stuff your recipe box full of new classics. So, if you’re looking to step up your appetizer game, please read on!

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Buffalo Blue Cheese Chicken Meatballs
Makes about 20 (1 oz) meatballs

Ingredients

– 1 lb ground chicken
– 1 cup breadcrumbs
– 1 egg
– 1 Tbsp Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub
– 1/2 cup sliced green onions
Pain is Good Buffalo Blue Cheese Screamin’ Wing Sauce

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Recipe: Collard Green Gratin

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We continue to explore the uses of Béchamel sauces with this fantastic vegetable side dish that’s sure to warm your family on the coldest of winter days.

Collard Green Gratin
8 Servings

Ingredients
– 1 C breadcrumbs
– 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
– 1 tsp fresh thyme, minced
– 1 C parmesan, fine grated, divided
– 4 oz country ham, diced
– 2 bunches (~1 lb) collard greens, stems/ribs removed
– 1 large onion, thinly sliced
– 2 Tbsp butter
– 2 Tbsp flour
– 2 C whole milk
– ¼ tsp nutmeg
– 1 Tbsp Code 3 Spices Grunt Rub

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Tips and Techniques: Béchamel

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Macaroni and cheese. Hot cheese dips and sauces. Creamy baked vegetable or seafood dishes. Pasta with white sauce. These are a few of the places béchamel sauces can take you.

Béchamel is one of five mother sauces from which many other hot (or cooked) sauces are built. It’s ideal for improving pasta, vegetables and fish. We’ll lay out the basic recipe for making béchamel and where to go from there.

Béchamel
Yields 2 quarts

Ingredients

– Onion Piquet (optional, see below)
– 1/2 gallon whole milk
– 1/2 Cup flour
– 1/2 Cup butter
– Salt, white pepper and nutmeg, to taste

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