The day I saw him make it, I kept waiting for chef Symon to add heavy cream to his dish while he was cooking his skillet chicken thighs (I think it was for a Five in Five), but he never did. I wanted to, so I did. I also omitted the mustard, added shallots, and didn’t shave my Brussels sprouts. I quartered them.
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This year (2018) I’ve decided to re-do this recipe and serve these Parmesan Onion Appetizer Squares (yet again) at our big game celebration. It seems whenever I’m planning an occasion when appetizers are served; these Parmesan Onion Appetizer Squares always make an appearance. And rightly so.
There is nothing quite like bringing the family around the #SundaySupper dinner table with something comforting and delicious. With only a few minutes of preparation, you can enjoy the wonderfully tempting aroma of this Best Ever Dutch Oven Braised Pot Roast for hours as it cooks in the oven with minimal ingredients. For me, that’s one of the best parts of an oven braised meal! The anticipation!!
This recipe for a Ground Pork Egg Roll Bowl is my take on a deconstructed egg roll. In place of the crispily fried eggroll wrapper, I’ve used chow mein noodles for crunch as a top garnish along with scallions, and chopped peanuts (which are completely optional). The other ingredients I’ve used are basic Chinese staple pantry ingredients. While there may be quite a few ingredients, they’re invaluable to have in your cupboards for cooking Asian cuisine throughout the year. Invest in them once and you’ll be all set for whenever you have a craving for Chinese food, but don’t want to do take-out.
In the open, I called this a dessert. But if truth be told I came up with this recipe idea for Eggnog Pastry Cream Filled Croissants last Christmas and served them for our annual Christmas brunch, not a dessert. However, this year when I made them again, I served them for dessert. Whichever way you decide to serve them is up to you. The important thing is that you do!
The secret to keeping these bacon wrapped chicken breasts so moist, tender, and flavorful (besides the bacon wrapping), is to bathe the chicken in a saltwater and sugar brine for 30 minutes before seasoning and wrapping the breasts in bacon. The difference the brine makes is unmistakable and is well worth the extra 30 minutes of basically hands-off time.
I’m sharing this recipe for Christmas Pasta with Red & Green Bell Peppers as a recipe re-do. The original post was one I’d published in December of 2012, but it’s now time for some updated pictures. Below is the original photo from the post back in 2012. As you can see, it was in dire need of an update! The recipe stayed the same, but the photos (thankfully), haven’t.
I love a good hearty rye bread that has a lot of body and flavor. This rustic onion rye bread with dill ticks all those boxes, and then some. If you’re a novice at making homemade yeast bread, this recipe is a good one to cut your teeth on (no pun intended). LOL
The inspiration for this recipe came to me because it was a play on the phrase “Spaghetti Western,” and I thought it would be fun. Once I had the idea in my head, the ingredient list for this Spaghetti Western Chili Casserole followed quickly.
As you’ll see in the photos and video, I made this Alfredo Ravioli Lasagna in a square-shaped springform pan. The reason I chose this pan is that I’ve had it in my cabinet, and have never (not once) used it. It’s not like I have a lot of unused pots and pans in my kitchen, but due to neglect and a fair bit of inorganization on my part (i.e., getting pushed to the back of the cabinet), my square springform pan was in need of some serious loving.