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Monday, September 10, 2012

Monday Night Meals: Week 1

Baltimore Ravens vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Skyline Chili


1 lb. ground beef
1 c white onion
2 c beef stock
½ c tomato sauce
2 T chili powder
1 T apple cider vinegar
1 t worchestershire sauce
1 ½ T cocoa (sweetened)
2 t minced garlic
½ t cinnamon
½ t cumin
1 bay leaf
1/8 t allspice
1/8 t cloves
hot sauce to taste
olive oil
½ c sharp cheddar cheese
spaghetti noodles

               Bring water to boil with salt for the noodles. Cook noodles according to directions, drain and set aside.

               Meanwhile, chop up the onion. In a large pot, add a dash of olive oil. When heated, add the onions. When they begin to brown, add the ground beef, cook fully. Drain the excess fat from pot. Add the beef broth, lower heat and allow to simmer ten minutes. Add the spices, tomato sauce, vinegar, worcestershire sauce and cocoa. Sprinkle in hot sauce to preference (we do a splash of ghost pepper sauce). Allow to cook on low heat for one hour.

               Serve over noodles, top with cheese and enjoy. GO BENGALS!

Berger Cookies



1 c semisweet chocolate chips
½ T corn syrup
½ t vanilla
3 oz heavy cream
¾ c powder sugar


2 ½ T butter
½ t vanilla
½ t baking powder
¼ c sugar
1 egg
¾ c flour
3 T milk


               For the icing, scald the heavy cream. Place the chocolate chips, corn syrup and vanilla in a bowl. Add the heavy cream to bowl, stir until melted. Add the powder sugar, beat until thick and well incorporated.

               For the batter, preheat the oven at 400. Cream the butter in a large mixing bowl. Add the salt, vanilla and baking powder. Mix well. Add the sugar and egg, mix well. Slowly add the flour and mix, alternating the two. Do not over mix. Place on baking sheets, flattening the cookie. Bake 10-12 minutes, when bottled are browned.

               When the cookies are cooled, dip the bottom of the cookie into the chocolate. Chill to harden chocolate and frosting. When the frosting is thicker, add to top of cookie, allowing large heaps of frosting to form. Enjoy! GO RAVENS!

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