Category Archives: Recipes

Peppermint Bark

This bark makes a perfect home made gift for the holidays!   Ingredients: 12 ounce Dark chocolate chips 5 regular sized candy canes, or peppermint candies 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract Directions: Break up peppermint candy into little pieces. Melt the chocolate according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Once melted, add the peppermint extract and stir. Pour the melted chocolate out onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper and spread out with a spatula or wooden spoon. Sprinkle the peppermint candy chunks on to the chocolate and gently press them in with yours hands. Place in the freezer for 5 minutes…

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Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

You’ll love this lighter version of traditional pumpkin pie! Ingredients: 9″ graham cracker crust 1T gelatin 1/4c cold water 3/4c brown sugar 1/2t salt 2t cinnamon 1/2t ground ginger 1/2t allspice 1-1/3c pumpkin puree 3 eggs, separated 1/2c milk 1/4t cream of tartar 6T sugar Preparation: Stir gelatin into cold water. Let stand for a few minutes. Mix brown sugar, spices and pumpkin, egg yolks and milk in a saucepan.  Cook over low heat, stirring constantly. Boil for one minute. Remove from heat and stir in gelatin. Allow to cool until partially set.  Beat smooth or put through a sieve…

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Eggplant Parmigiana

This recipe is so worth the time it takes to prepare! Recipe courtesy of Alex Guarnaschelli Show: Alex’s Day Off | Episode: Vegetarian Delights Total: 2 hr 45 min Prep: 35 min Inactive: 1 hr Cook: 1 hr 10 min Yield:  4 & 6 servings  Level:  Inter Ingredients The Sauce:  1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 3 medium yellow onions, peeled, halved, and cut into thin slices 6 cloves garlic, peeled and grated Kosher salt 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 3 (28-ounce) cans San Marzano whole plum tomatoes The Eggplant: 2 medium eggplants, washed and cut…

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Zucchini Lasagna

Ingredients 2 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely chopped 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 pound ground turkey 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes 3 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano 2 teaspoons salt 2 medium zucchini 1 cup part-skim ricotta cheese 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (2 ounces) Preparation 1. Preheat the oven to 375°F. 2. In a large straight-sided skillet set over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil. Add the onion and red pepper flakes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion is tender, about 8 minutes. Add the…

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Strawberry Salad with Poppy Seed Dressing

I love the Strawberry Salad at Panera Bread, so I decided to make a version at home that’s been a big hit! Ingredients: Salad 2 heads romaine lettuce 1 cup sliced strawberries 1/2 cup blueberries 1 small can mandarin oranges, drained 1/2 cup chopped, roasted pecans Dressing 6T mayonnaise 1/4c milk 2T white wine vinegar 6T sugar 2T poppy seeds Instructions: Chop the romaine and heap into a salad bowl.  Top with the sliced strawberries, drained mandarin oranges, blueberries and pecans. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk well, or, combine in a mason jar and…

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Do You Love To Cook? Enter Our Recipe Contest

We’re Looking For A Few Good Recipes! At Wood Palace, we like food. We blog about it, have a weekly radio show about it called Food-A-Holick, enjoy preparing it and of course enjoy eating it. Each year we send our clients and friends some of our favorite recipes in a recipe card collection. This year we would like to give you a chance to submit a recipe for our 2017 collection. Enter Our Contest So, we are sponsoring a recipe contest beginning July 10th, 2017 and running through August 31, 2017. The grand prize winner will receive a $250 American…

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Grillable Veggie Burgers

Easy, grillable veggie burgers with just 10 ingredients (give or take a spice)! Flavorful, hearty and perfect for summertime grilling. Hearty enough to please meat-eaters and vegans alike! Author: Minimalist Baker Serves: 5 Ingredients 1 cup (155 g) cooked brown rice* 1 cup (120 g) raw walnuts (or sub bread crumbs) 1/2 Tbsp grape seed or avocado oil, plus more for cooking 1/2 white onion (~55 g | 3/4 cup), finely diced 1 Tbsp (~8 g) each chili powder, cumin powder, and smoked paprika 1/2 tsp each sea salt and black pepper, plus more for coating burgers 1 Tbsp (12…

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Spaghetti with Chianti and Fava Beans

When I saw Giada De Laurentiis do this recipe on Food Network, I thought it was very creative.  Try it! Ingredients One 750-milliliter bottle Chianti wine Kosher salt 1 pound spaghetti 2 tablespoons olive oil 12 ounces spicy Italian sausage, casings removed  1 shallot, chopped  1 clove garlic, minced  cup freshly grated Parmesan 1/4 cup mascarpone, at room temperature  2 pounds fava beans, shelled, blanched and peeled 1 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary    Directions Add the wine, 8 cups water and a handful of salt to a pasta pot. Bring to a boil over high heat. Add the spaghetti and cook…

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Spicy Cauliflower Hash

Ingredients 1/2 head cauliflower (grated) 1 medium carrot (finely diced) 2 jalapenos (finely diced) 2 shallots (finely diced) 2 garlic cloves (sliced) 1/2 tablespoon red pepper flakes 1/2 tablespoon dried rosemary 1/2 tablespoon dried thyme 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon parsley (to garnish) kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste) Directions: Heat oil in a large cast iron pan, until smoking. Add cauliflower in single, even layer and season with salt and pepper. Do not disturb by stirring until the cauliflower is charred, about 2 minutes. Add carrot, jalapeno, shallot, garlic, and…

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Irish Stew

Ingredients 3 pounds lamb shoulder cut in 2-inch chunks (or use thick shoulder chops) Salt and pepper 4 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 pounds onions (about 6 medium), cut in wedges 1 pound carrots (about 6 medium), cut in 3-inch lengths 4 cups chicken, veal or beef broth (or water) 1 large sprig thyme 3 pounds russet potatoes (about 12 small), peeled and halved, or cut in 2-inch thick slices Preparation 1. Pat lamb dry and season well with salt and pepper. Put oil in a heavy-bottomed soup pot over medium-high heat. Brown meat on all sides, working in batches. 2….

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