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Apple with Cardamom & Butter

3 Large Apples

2 Tbs Butter

2 Tbs Olive Oil

1 Medium Lemon, Juice & Zest

1/4 Teaspoon Cardamom

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

Salt, Dash of

1 Tsp Brown Sugar

1/4 Cup Fine Bread Crumbs


Cut the Apples in quarters, remove seeds and core. Slice each piece length wise into 3 slices. Put Apple along with the Lemon Zest & Juice into a large Mix Bowl, mix well.

Shake well in a Zip Bag the Bread Crumbs, Salt, Cinnamon, Cardamom and Sugar. Add the Apple/ Lemon Zest and shake to coat all Apple pieces.


In large heavy skillet

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Broccoli Gratin With Cumin Seeds & Labneh

4 Cups Broccoli, Cut/ Break in Bite Size Pieces

1 Medium White Onion, Medium Course Chopped

1 Tbs Garlic, Fine Chopped

1 Tsp Cumin Seeds

3 – 4 Tbs Butter

1 Lemon, Zest & Juice

1 Cup Labneh

1 Cup Gorgonzola, Crumbled

1/2 Cup Heavy Whipping Cream

Salt & Pepper to Taste

1/4 Tsp Cinnamon

1/4 Tsp Nutmeg


1/4 Cup Fine Bread Crumbs

1/2 Cup Parmesan, Shreds


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.


In a large heavy pan over medium low heat melt the Butter. Then add the Onion, Garlic and Cumin Seeds. Sauté until

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Pretzel Crusted Beer & Mustard Battered Pork Chops

5 Six Ounce Boneless Pork Chops

1 Cup Bitter Ale, (Beer)

1 Cup Flour

Salt & Pepper to Taste

Nutmeg, Dash of

1 Large Egg

3 – 4 Tbs Spicy Brown Mustard

3/4 Cup (more) Bitter Ale, (Beer)

1/2 Tsp Garlic, Fine Chopped

2 Cups Salted Pretzels, Medium Fine Crushed

2 – 3 Glugs Olive Oil


Pour 1 Cup of Beer in a medium mix bowl, set aside


In Big Zip Bag shake together the Flour, Salt, Pepper & Nutmeg, set aside


Whisk together in a large mix bow; Egg, Mustard, 3/4 Cup Beer & Garlic,

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