Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sausage Rolls

Preheat oven to 350F

Flour a baking sheet.

Combine all ingredients except the water,
egg, and puff pastry and mix until thoroughly incorporated, then set aside.

Unfold your puff pastry and cut into six
equal pieces approximately 5x3 inches onto a floured cutting board.

Whisk egg and water together to create the
egg wash.

Brush each piece of puff pastry with egg

Roll sausage mix in your hand until it is
about 1 inch thick and a length to fit in your pastry piece long ways.

Wrap pastry around the sausage stretching
if needed, it should be sufficiently moist with egg wash to seal easily when
pinched together.

Place seam side down on floured baking tray
and repeat until all puff pastry is used leaving about 1 inch gap between
sausage rolls.

Brush the tops of sausage rolls with egg
wash and bake in oven until golden brown, approximately 35 minutes.

Serve these savory treats hot or cooled!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Italian Style Potato Soup

We made a very large batch of this one a few weeks ago and shared it with our neighbors, who reported that the LOVED it and wanted the recipe. I will post a picture the next time we make it sometime this coming week.
Italian Potato Soup


1 pound sage or spicy pork sausage

1 onion coarsely diced

1 T. minced garlic

1 ½ T. olive oil

10 cups of water or chicken stock

2 T. Powder chicken base (omit if using stock and salt to taste)

1 ½ pounds petite red potatoes sliced

1 cup of cream

2 cups kale sliced

  1. Brown and crumble sausage in a large pot (do not drain fat) set aside in separate container.

  2. In same pot used to cook sausage, saute onion and garlic in olive oil until onions start to turn translucent and lightly browned.

  3. Add water and base powder or stock and bring to a boil.

  4. Add potatoes and bring back to a boil, reduce heat and simmer for about 30-40 minuted or until soft.

  5. Add cream and sausage and gently heat, stirring continuously until hot.

  6. Stir in kale and continue stirring on medium heat for about five minutes until kale is cooked. Serve with fresh garlic bread for a hearty meal.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Because we love to cook....

....and we love to share. I will be trying to post at least one of our recipes every week!