Author Archives: Allison Woods

Ramen Carbonara

Ken converted a regular recipe into this simple, grocery-store backpacking meal. Ramen Carbonara Serves: 1 Ingredients 1              Ramen Pack (Discard Seasoning Packet) 1 tbs      Olive Oil (1 packet) ¼ cup    Precooked Bacon Bits ½ tsp     Freeze Dried Garlic 2 tbs      … Continue reading

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Chinese Cucumber and Tuna Salad

This recipe is inspired by Lucky Peach’s Chineasy Cucumber Salad Serves 1 for the dressing: whisk together 1 tablespoon Chinkiang vinegar 1 teaspoon Sichuan chili oil or other hot pepper source to taste 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 teaspoon sugar … Continue reading

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Meatloaf w/ apples and stout

4 lbs of ground beef, 80/20 1 cup of fresh onion, chopped 6-8 cloves of fresh garlic, minced 2 sprigs of fresh rosemary 2 sprigs of fresh thyme 1/2 t of Salt 1 t of Pepper 1/2 cup ketchup 3/4 … Continue reading

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My basic turkey stuffing recipe

1  yellow onion, chopped 6 stalks celery, sliced optional 1 small head fennel, chopped 1-2 shallots. chopped 1 apple, chopped nuts dried cranberries     2 sticks unsalted butter 1-2 packages of stuffing mix or stale bread cubes (sourdough imparts … Continue reading

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Midnight Apricot Jam

A canning recipe of my own making. A batch yields about 8 half-pints. 2# apricots, pitted and roughly chopped 2# red plums, pitted and roughly chopped 4 1/2 c sugar 1 oz dry pectin 1/3 c kirsch or other cherry … Continue reading

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Salted Caramel Buttercream Frosting

INGREDIENTS 1/4 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons water 1/4 cup heavy cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon fine salt 1 cup powdered sugar INSTRUCTIONS Briefly stir together granulated sugar … Continue reading

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Cardamom Pear Upside Down Cake

  Courtesy of the very talented Robin Leventhal ½ cup + 2Tbls butter, melted 4 large eggs ½ cup olive oil 1/8th cup orange juice ¼ cup pomegranate molasses 1 ¼ cup sugar 3 each Bosc pears 1 cup AP … Continue reading

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