This is my favorite Osso Buco. It seems like a lot of work, but it's well worth the effort. The classic garnish for osso buco is gremolata which is a mix of grated lemon zest, parsley and garlic. This recipe is in The Italian Collection cookbook from The Best of Food & Wine.
Begin by making this a day ahead. Serve with a platter of Oysters on the half shell. This recipe comes from the November 2008 issue of Bon Appetit, courtesy of Southpark Seafood Grill & Wine Bar in Portland, Oregon.
My mom used to make this for my brothers' birthday cake every year. I don't know where she got the recipe, she just bought the ingredients and made the cake. I make it for my husbands' birthday now. There are so many ways to tweak this, such as adding coconut or well drained chopped mandarin oranges, but this is our favorite.
Some people find yellow tomatoes milder and easier to digest than red tomatoes. Yellow is used in this recipe, but ripe red tomatoes will do just as well. This recipe is from the Hay Day Country Market Cookbook.
This comes from The Boston Cooking School Cook Book by Fannie Merritt Farmer. It is dated July 1932. There are some funky recipes in the book, like Tongue in Aspic and Stuffed Hearts with Vegetables. I had to share this, though. I hope someone actually makes it!
The coffee and toffee flavors of this crunchy dessert are heightened by the dark brown sugar and espresso powder. This recipe is from Bon Appetit's special feature magazine for February 2009. The recipe calls for 1 cup (2 sticks) plus 2 tablespoons butter. RecipeZaar had trouble recognizing the format, so it listed the measurements separately. The butter all goes in at the same time.
I got this from a friend. It's easy and delicious and fattening. Serve with cocktail bread. There will be a lot of oil at the top of the dish when it comes out of the oven, so be sure to spoon it all off before serving. Also, if you like more onion, dice a medium onion instead of a small onion.