Monthly Archives: September 2012

Grilled Chicken, Basil and Sun-dried Tomato Pizza

Prepared pizza dough (most stores carry it in the refrigerated or freezer¬†section, you can also make your own if you feel motivated ūüôā 2 T. olive oil 1 grilled chicken breast half, shredded handful of fresh basil leaves, julienned 1/4- … Continue reading

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Basil

Cooking with fresh herbs is always a good choice.¬† It looks better and it tastes better.¬† But it’s also more expensive and you typically have to buy way more than you need and the rest goes to waste.¬† I try … Continue reading

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Easy Alfredo Sauce

1 c. heavy cream 3 T. butter 1 c. parmigiano-reggiano or other good parmesan cheese, shredded pinch of ground nutmeg Salt to taste Heat heavy cream and butter in a medium sauce pan.¬† Just before it comes to a boil, … Continue reading

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Penne Pasta with Grilled Chicken and Sun-dried Tomatoes

1 lb. penne pasta, cooked and drained 1 batch Easy Alfredo Sauce 5-6 sun-dried tomatoes, chopped 2 half grilled chicken breasts, shredded or thinly sliced 1 handful fresh basil, chopped Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, shredded Cook pasta according to package directions.¬† Immediately, … Continue reading

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Babaganoush

1 large eggplant (about 1 lb.) 1 t.¬†crushed garlic 1/4 c. flat-leaf parsley 1/4 t. salt 2 T. tahini 2 T. lemon juice Preheat over to 450 degrees F.¬†¬†Prick eggplant with a fork and place on a foil lined cookie … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Soup

2 T. butter 1 onion, diced 2 carrots, peeled and diced 1 apple, peeled, cored and diced 2 c. fresh sugar pumpkin, roasted and diced (tip:to roast a pumpkin…) 1 T. sage leaves 3 c. chicken stock 1 t. brown … Continue reading

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Roasting a Pumpkin

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.¬† Cut the whole pumpkin in half, discard seeds or reserve to toast later.¬† Cut pumpkin into several smaller pieces and place on a foil lined baking sheet.¬† Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt … Continue reading

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Microplane

This tool, the microplane,¬† is essential in all kitchens.¬† It allows you to zest citrus fruits easily and without getting the pith.¬† You can buy it at most kitchen stores and even hardware stores.  

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Zesting a Lemon

To zest a lemon or any other citrus you need the right tool for the job.¬† That tool is a microplane.¬† You can buy them anyplace that sells kitchen items or even at the hardware store. Start zesting the lemon, … Continue reading

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Dressing Bottle

For years I would take a salad to someones house and would be fumbling for something to carry the dressing in.¬† I tried plastic containers but they always seemed to leak.¬† Then I tried glass jars, which worked better but … Continue reading

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