Things I’ve Tried

My Creations

  • Chicken Street Tacos - I was thinking about what I wanted to make for dinner and realized I had cilantro and avocado that needed to be used before they went bad.  I have begun to really think about using all of the food that we buy and minimize waste so with these ingredients, I decided to make street tacos....
  • Shrimp Risotto - Shrimp Risotto Wow…I have only made risotto twice in my life.  And this was the second time.  Now, I am not saying it was easy, but, it helps to have mise en place before you start. I was driving home tonite and was thinking what I could make for dinner.  I knew I had just...
  • San Marzano! Oh My! - Its the time of year when I get overwhelmed by my garden.  Its time to harvest the tomatoes.  And they aren’t just tomatoes, they’re San Marzano tomatoes.  Flavor so sweet, you can’t make an awesome homemade italian sauce without ’em! I was going to take a couple dozen to work and let everyone take some...
  • Simple Salad - You can make any dinner a little more elegant with a simple salad like this.  This salad contains just a few ingredients: baby salad greens, shredded cheese (we used Gruyere here), sliced tomato moons, and croutons. Top with your favorite dressing and your golden.

 

Poultry Recipes

  • Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan - I tried this recipe this weekend and it turned out great!  Loved the crunch of the chicken and the sauce was easy to make.  Original recipe found on Epicurious.com Quick Baked Chicken Parmesan 2 large eggs 1 1/2 cups breadcrumbs or panko (Japanese breadcrumbs) 3/4 cup finely grated Parmesan (about 2 ounces) 5 tablespoons olive...
  • Chicken Street Tacos - I was thinking about what I wanted to make for dinner and realized I had cilantro and avocado that needed to be used before they went bad.  I have begun to really think about using all of the food that we buy and minimize waste so with these ingredients, I decided to make street tacos....
  • Chicken and Mushrooms - Ingredients 4 Servings 8 skin-on chicken pieces (any combination of drumsticks, thighs, boneless breasts, and wings) Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided 12 ounces mixed mushrooms (such as maitake, oyster, crimini), torn or sliced into 1-inch pieces 1 small onion, chopped 4 thyme sprigs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ½ cup dry...
  • Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Ricotta Cheese - Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Zucchini, Sun-Dried Tomato, and Ricotta Cheese I tried a new recipe today but made a couple of substitutions.  I didn’t have red peppers or goat cheese so I used sun-dried tomato and Ricotta cheese. I started with Epicurious’ recipe for: Chicken Breasts Stuffed with Zucchini, Roasted Red Pepper, and Goat Cheese...
  • Cider Brined and Glazed Turkey - Cider Brined and Glazed Turkey Everyone has a different opinion on how the best way to make your Thanksgiving turkey is.  I have heard of deep fried turkey, and it does sound amazing however, it is quite dangerous to deep fry a turkey if you have never done it before.  I have tried many, many...

 

Pork Recipes

  • Pork and Poblano Chili with Tomatillos and Chorizo - I tried this recipe from finecooking.com and thought it was really good.  It’s also quite easy to cook.  With the prep involved and cook time, it does take a bit of time but the taste is well worth the effort.  Just remember to have the ingredients ready (mise in place) before starting so you can concentrate...
  • Oven Roasted Rack of Pork - This recipe is good for a Sunday dinner.  It does take awhile to prepare but it is worth it.  The pork comes out really moist, tender and very flavorful. Pair this recipe with a creamy Chardonnay. 1 to 8 bone center cut rack of pork olive oil sea salt & black pepper or my fav-...
  • Ancho-Marinated Pork and Mango Skewers - 1/4 cup fresh orange juice 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice 2 Tbs. canola oil; more for the grill 2 tsp. dark brown sugar 2 tsp. pure ancho chile powder 2 medium cloves garlic, minced Pinch crushed red pepper flakes Kosher salt 1 lb. pork tenderloin, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes 2 medium ripe mangos,...

 

Beef Recipes

  • Summer Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables - Summer Skirt Steak and Grilled Vegetables Tried this recipe last night and it was delicious.  I have been on the Whole30 program since 8/1/16 and have done pretty well but it was nice to find a recipe that I could actually eat.  The steak was so tender and vegetables had so much flavor, I ate...

 

Seafood Recipes

  • Shrimp Risotto - Shrimp Risotto Wow…I have only made risotto twice in my life.  And this was the second time.  Now, I am not saying it was easy, but, it helps to have mise en place before you start. I was driving home tonite and was thinking what I could make for dinner.  I knew I had just...
  • Scallop and Corn Chowder - I made this recipe last night and was really surprised how easy it was to make.  You do need to cook the potatoes until they are very soft.  Smash some of the potatoes to help thicken the broth but not too many.  I chose to use baby red potatoes and left the skin on them....

 

Vegetable Recipes

  • Vegan Frittata with asparagus and tomatoes — HEALTHYFRENCHWIFE - Dinner last night was this delicious vegan frittata with local asparagus, cherry tomatoes and spinach. It was my second time making it and we all loved it as a family. My twins called it Pizza haha I got inspired by Making Thyme for Health recipe. It is vegan, gluten-free and high in protein- chickpea flour […]...
  • Making Pumpkin Puree - Fresh Pumpkin Puree This year, since I grew pumpkins in the garden, I decided to learn how to make my own pumpkin puree for the Pumpkin Mousse that I will be making for Thanksgiving.  Originally, the pumpkins were for the kids to carve but somehow they never got over to them.  I figured this was...
  • Vichyssoise au Pistou - Made Vichyssoise for 1st course at dinner last night. Delicious. This is a fabulous soup that is usually served cold.  With the pesto and sun dried tomato accent on top instead of chives, it really gives it a deep flavor.  I wasn’t brought up on high end dishes like this so I just had to...
  • Quick Cucumber, Cabbage, and Scallion Kimchi - This a really easy and quick kimchi without using whey.  The natural lactobacillus on the surface of the vegetables can be harvested by using salt to get the fermentation started. Just core a head of Napa cabbage by slicing it in half at the base of the head.  Cut out the core then cut cabbage...

 

Bread Recipes

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