Italian Grain Pie

Ingredients: 1/2 cup wheat berries, whole Half a dozen large eggs 1 cup sugar, white 1-1/2 lbs ricotta cheese 8 ounces mixed candied fruit 1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 tsp grated lemon rind 2 teaspoons grated orange rind 1 TBSP shortening 1 tsp salt Pastry for two 9-inch pies with extra […]

strawberries chocolate

Filled Strawberries with Chocolate Topping

Ingredients: 1 pint strawberries, fresh 8-ounce package of cream cheese 1/2 TSP vanilla extract 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar 1/2 cup chocolate chips To Make: Leave cream cheese out of the refrigerator for half an hour or until softened. Remove the center and tops of the strawberries. Use an electric beater to mix the confectioners’ sugar, […]

crab cake

Crab Cakes – Easy Recipe

Ingredients: 2 cans crabmeat (6 ounces each, 12 oz total) 1/3 cup breadcrumbs, seasoned Additional 2/3 cup seasoned breadcrumbs for coating 2 green onions 1 TBSP fresh or bottled lemon juice 1/4 cup sweet red pepper 1 egg 1/4 cup mayo 1/8 TSP cayenne pepper pinch garlic powder 1 TBSP butter for frying To Make: […]

meatloaf

Traditional Meatloaf

Ingredients: 1-1/2 LBS ground beef 1 egg 3/4 cups dry oatmeal, quick 1/2 cup diced onion 3/4 cups milk 1-1/4 TSP salt 1/4 TSP pepper Topping: 1/3 cup ketchup 2 TBSP brown sugar 1 TBSP prepared yellow mustard To Make: Mix oatmeal, meat, egg, milk, onion, salt and pepper together. Press into loaf pan. Mix […]

broccoli leek soup

Leek Soup with Thyme and Broccoli

Ingredients: 3 large leeks, chopped (only use the white and pale green parts) 3 TBSP butter 4 TSP chopped fresh thyme, plus 2 TSP for garnish 8 heaping cups chopped broccoli crowns 4 cups chicken broth To Make: Sautee butter, leeks, and thyme until soft – do not brown. Set aside half a cup of […]

cinnamon applesauce

Cinnamon Applesauce

Ingredients 2 LBS apples. For a tart taste, use Pippin or Granny Smith. For a sweeter taste, choose Gala or Golden Delicious. 2 TBSP butter or vegetable oil 1 TSP freshly squeezed or bottled lemon juice 1 TSP ground cinnamon 1/4 TSP ground cloves 2 TBSP white or brown sugar To Make Wash, peel and […]

scalloped potatoes and ham

Scalloped Potatoes with Ham

Ingredients 1/4 cup finely chopped onion 3 TBSP butter 3 TBSP flour Pinch of black pepper 1 tsp salt 2-1/2 cups milk 1-1/2 cups cooked ham, cubed 6 medium potatoes 1 additional TBSP butter To Make Preheat oven to 350°F. On the stovetop, melt 3 TBSP of butter over medium heat. Add onion and cook, stirring, […]

thanksgiving catering

Is it OK to Order a Prepared Thanksgiving Meal?

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Yet another stressful day of cooking! Wouldn’t you prefer to spend the day with friends and family? Is it OK to order a prepared Thanksgiving meal? If you want to save time, order from Gersky’s Catering! Just choose your side dishes and order by November 17. Pick up the […]

Thanksgiving Day Heating and Cooling Tips

Your kitchen only has so many appliances for keeping hot food hot, and cold food cold. When company is coming, your kitchen will be stretched to the limits! Whether you cook or ordered prepared food from a caterer, check out these tips. Slow Cooker A standard slow cooker is perfect for keeping food hot. Guests […]

cranberry sauce with Ginger

Cranberry Sauce with Ginger

Ingredients 1 lb fresh or frozen cranberries 1/2 cup granulated sugar 1/3 cup brown sugar 1 TBSP finely grated fresh ginger 2 tsp orange zest 3/4 cup orange juice To Make: Combine all ingredients in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, approximately 20 minutes. Cranberries will burst open […]