George Hirsch Lifestyle TV Series DVD Set

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George Hirsch Lifestyle TV Series 4 Disk HD-DVD Set

A perfect gift or stocking stuffer for any family member & friend in your group!

The 4 Disk HD DVD set contains the Entire 13 part TV Series with all of George’s kitchen dishes including such viewer favorites: Cheddar Jack-n-Mac, Double Chocolate Brownies, Oven Fried Garlic Chicken, Apple Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, White Bean Casserole, Bacon Wrapped Meatloaf, Eggplant & Squash Gratin, Nana’s Meatballs, Aunt Connie’s Biscotti, Tarte Tatin among many others.

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Brooklyn Crafted

The butcher block is crafted from Brooklyn, not the brownies. 

George's Double Chocolate Brownies on Brooklyn Butcher Block

Nils is is the craftsman or artisan “maker” behind his custom woodwork from Brooklyn Butcher Blocks. I have been proud to use his wood butcher blocks on George Hirsch Lifestyle and carry them with me on other appearances such as The Today Show and Fox and Friends. Visit Nils’s website and order your custom block today. His passion shows is in every project, tell him George sent you!

An often requested recipe from George Hirsch Lifestyle, it is ideal for every occasion. Enjoy as is or upgrade by topping with your favorite ice cream. The brownie derives its character from a deep rich cocoa base for the chocolate flavor.

George’s Double Chocolate Brownies

Makes 12-18 Brownies

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 pound (2 sticks) sweet butter, softened at room temperature

2 cups granulated sugar

4 eggs, beaten

1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1 1/2 cups chopped pecans or walnuts

1 1/2 cups semisweet chopped chocolate pieces; or chocolate, or butterscotch chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Grease and flour an 8 x 12 x 2 inch-baking pan.

In a small bowl, mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt well. Set aside.

Cream butter in a mixing bowl until light and fluffy. Add granulated sugar, cream on high speed for 2 minutes, until light and fluffy. 

On a low speed add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, stopping machine to scrape down the bowl well after each addition. On a low speed add flour and cocoa powder to the butter mixture and mix just until flour is absorbed. Do not over mix. 

By hand, fold the pecans and chocolate in with a rubber spatula.

Optional: if using coconut; mix 3/4 of coconut with pecans and chocolate. 

Using a spatula, spread the batter into baking pan making sure the batter is spread evenly and smooth. 

Bake for 25-30 minutes. Caution to not over bake. Brownies are baked when pressed cakes springs back when pressed lightly with your finger or a toothpick comes out clean. Cool in the pan for 2 hours and cut the brownies into rectangle or square pieces.

George’s Homemade kitchen Christmas Pick 5

inspirations are opportunities to try something new...

Taste-fully giving gifts and warming recipes for entertaining this holiday!

Enjoy my Bologna Inspired  Tortellini Basil Soup with warm Biscuits and a crisp Fennel & Green Bean Salad.

Pampered Cows

It's no secret how much fondness I hold for my friends in Ireland as they are truly one of the most friendly and hospitable people on earth. I actually think the phrase tender loving care was born there. Here's proof, in this TV ad from KerryGold.

Kerrygold's  slogan is "The Best By A Country Kilometer", and they are spot on. 

Dubliner Cheese: Once you try it, you'll be hooked. I am. It was first described to me as a mixture between Cheddar and Parmigiano Reggiano. This description is quite accurate. Dubliner tastes of a mature Cheddar with the sweet aftertaste of Reggiano. Created by the Irish company Kerrygold and named after Ireland’s capital city, this cheese shares traits with several well-known cheeses but the combination creates a flavor that is completely unique. 

Note: Serve alongside a full-bodied Cabernet, a freshly pulled pint of Guinness, or simply melted between a few slices of crusty brown bread. 

The Baconian Method

Great Scott! It's a combination that only Sir Francis himself could have concocted—bacon (yes, bacon), peanuts, butter and sugar—making a memorable, distinct, decadent confectionary sensation—called Sir Francis Peanut Brittle. It's a whole different kind of Georgian peanut brittle and a must try. The peanuts are of the Spanish variety, which has a tinge of sweetness, an ideal quality for sweets. The Bacon comes from the lgendary Benton's smokeshouse. No expanation needed there. Just the best Tennessee smoker. 

Why called Sir Francis Bacon? It only makes sense. He's the only scientific pioneer whose dedication to scientific methods and undying dedication to his work ended by him experimenting with the preservation of meats. Could he actually have invented bacon?

Sir Francis Bacon Peanut Brittle