By: Arlene Bronstein
My mother, Esther Michlin, is well known for her delicious cooking. So many of my friends have learned the art of cooking and baking from being in my mother’s kitchen and watching her prepare wonderful meals. This recipe is everyone’s favorite when you are having people over for a casual summer dinner. It is simple to prepare and a hit at every barbecue!
Truly, you don’t want to have to do everything last minute. This dish can be prepared early in the day, or even the day before. As you can see, there aren’t many ingredients so you won’t need a lot of time. These beans are thick, sweet and a perfect side dish to BBQ chicken or ribs or any other meat right off the grill!
- 4 15 ounce Cans of Vegetarian Baked Beans
- 1Cup Sugar
- 1Cup Ketchup
- 1Cup Chili Sauce
- 1/2 Cup Burgundy Wine (choose inexpensive brand)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a large round casserole dish and cook for 1 hour in a pre-heated 350 degree oven. Stir occasionally. Serves 6 - 8 .
* If you want the beans to be even thicker, cook them longer and some of the liquid will burn off and your sauce will thicken.
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ARLENE BRONSTEIN - Recipes
In 1989, Arlene Bronstein wrote her first cookbook BEAUTIFUL BUFFETS, featuring many of the celebrated American Fashion designers. Her next cookbook, CARLOS: Contemporary French Cuisine was written for Carlos Restaurant, one of Zagut’s top Chicago restaurants, featured in Food and Wine Magazine and many other fine culinary publications. Arlene’s book, My Word Is My Bond, is a history of the Chicago Board of Trade told through 21 interviews of traders ages 40 -90. From that book, she took on the role of Executive Producer for the PBS documentary, “My Word is My Bond”, using clips from her book interviews to tell the story. In 2013, Arlene wrote her first children’s book, How Did Nonnie Get to Heaven? The Chicago Tribune said, Nonnie conveys through exquisite imagery and the pure expression of children, that death and loss are natural parts of life.” In the fall of 2014, BEAUTIFUL BUFFETS, II was published with 40 new recipes.
I have a cousin who has some dietary issues. He loves chocolate chip cookies, but he cannot have salt. This recipe satisfies his craving. They are so delicious, that when I make them for him, I double the recipe, so I can keep them in my freezer for whenever I have a craving for something sweet. I add dried cranberries or baking raisins, but they are delicious plain!
Cantaloupe is one of the most nutritious and low-calorie fruits available. When you tire of serving it plain or in salads, here is a different way to use it.
To celebrate my amazing children & Grands on National Kids Day I have found a delicious, quick & easy, kid-friendly recipe to try this summer! Guaranteed to impress any hungry Grands!
- Pizza base (one third of our homemade pizza base will make 24 mini pizza bites)
- Passata or tomato puree
- Cheese (we used grated mozzarella)
- Topping of your choice (mushrooms and pepperoni)
Happy National Tequila Day, darlings! I have a delicious dip recipe that would pair well with a margarita!
Darlings, this recipe has proven to be the most popular appetizer I serve. It is devoured by my guests! It is so delish and has ‘a flair of its own!’ When my guests feast their eyes on it they smile because of its multi colored design. My company always ooze and ahhs and then literally digs in and cannot stop! I guarantee you success. I promise you there will be nothing left on the platter and your guests will beg you for this recipe. Thanks to California Heritage Continues, I am able to share it with you.
Looking for a fun and fresh salad for this Fourth of July weekend? This salad is sure to be a hit! Looks beautiful on the plate & tastes amazing as well - sure to please any group gathering or family get-together! Great for the summer and also a great refresher for your body, with all healthy, fresh ingredients! Check out this innovative recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod!
"Here are the ingredients & the instructions to make the perfect burger! Although it may not be the healthiest, use medium ground beef for moistness & flavour. The leaner varieties produce burgers that are drier with a denser, tighter texture. Don't use previously frozen meat as juices are lost during defrosting. If making ahead, cover with plastic wrap & refrigerate for no more than a day. Enjoy!"
By: Honey Good
It's no secret that I absolutely love to entertain and play hostess-with-the-mostest! In fact, I keep our bar fridge stocked with the essentials as you never know when an impromptu happy hour will present itself. Today I'm sharing a recent find that will hit the spot with your female guests. I promise you!
By: Sheilah Kaufman
We are always looking for ways to mix up our weekly meals. For stir-fry night, try filling leaves of lettuce with your stir-fry mixture rather than cooking up a batch of fried rice.
By: Sheilah Kaufman
I am fortunate to belong to the women's organization, Les Dames d'Escoffier, the DC Chapter. At a "bring it night" committee meeting, Camilla brought this pizza. Camilla, is a fabulous cook, and works with the famous Nora Pouillon at her famous restaurant Nora.