My Favorite Swiss Steak

Written by Chacha on Jul 2nd, 2017 in Beef, Garlic, Main Dish, Meat, Onions, Peppers, Potatoes, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 pounds ¾ to 1 inch thick Top Round, Chuck or Sirloin Steak 1 (28 oz.) can Roma tomatoes, whole or diced 1 green bell pepper, sliced 1 large onion, sliced 2 stalks celery, chopped 1 fresh serrano pepper, finely chopped 3 cloves garlic, chopped 1/3 cup flour Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1/3 cup extra-virgin […]

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Chicken Spaghetti Casserole

Written by Chacha on May 21st, 2016 in Butter, Canned Soup, Cheese, Chicken, Main Dish, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Onions, Pasta, Peppers, Spaghetti | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients For the casserole: 4 cups cooked, shredded, chicken, recipe follows 1 pound spaghetti, broken into 2-inch pieces 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, plus more, for greasing the baking dish 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1/2 red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and finely chopped 1 small onion, finely […]

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Linguine with a Creamy shrimp-mushroom Sauce

Written by Chacha on May 21st, 2016 in Lemon, Main Dish, Mushrooms, Olive oil, Onions, Pasta, Seafood, Shrimp, Uncategorized | No Comments

Servings: 6 Ingredients 1 pound linguine 2 tablespoons of table salt, for cooking the pasta For the Shrimp: 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined 4 tablespoons unsalted butter The zest and juice of 1 lemon 4 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced, Freshly ground black pepper, to taste Kosher salt, to taste Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste 3 […]

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Pork Chops in a Mushroom, Sour Cream Red Wine Sauce

Written by Chacha on Feb 6th, 2016 in Main Dish, Mushrooms, Onions, Pork, Pork Chops, Sour Cream | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 6 pork chops 1 tablespoon unsalted butter 1 large yellow onion, thinly sliced 8-ounces white mushrooms, sliced 4 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced Kosher Salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 cup cabernet, Shiraz, or any good-quality red wine 1 cup sour cream Cooked pasta, for serving Directions Season pork chops well on both side […]

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Smoky Pork and White Bean Stew

Written by Chacha on Jan 17th, 2016 in Main Dish, Onions, Pork Tenderloin, Recipe, Rice, Stew, Tomatoes | No Comments

This is a quick stew that is rich in flavor and features a few main ingredients: Pork, onions, garlic, crushed tomatoes, smoke Spanish paprika, and yes, canned white beans and chicken broth. To make this quick delicious stew, I use quick-cooking pork tenderloin; a particularly tender cut that cooks in just under 20 minutes. The smoked paprika lends a sweet-spicy smokiness […]

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Sausage Apple Stuffing

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Apple, Apple Cider, Bread, Celery, Chicken stock, Dressing, Herbs, Nuts, Onions, Sausage, Stuffing, Thanksgiving | No Comments

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts Extra-virgin olive oil 1 large onion, finely diced 3 ribs celery, finely diced Kosher salt 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely diced 1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed, broken up into bite-size chunks 3 granny smith apples, peeled, cored, and chopped 1 cup apple cider 10 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 3 tablespoons chopped […]

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Turkey with Giblets Gravy

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Carrots, Celery, Giblets Gravy, Main Dish, Meat, Onions, Poultry, Thanksgiving, Turkey | No Comments

Ingredients The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. One of the secrets to a moist, delicious turkey is to by a frozen turkey and brushing it with butter all over. You can season the butter any way you want; the possibilities are […]

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Steaks with Confit garlic and Potatoes

Written by Chacha on Oct 10th, 2015 in Beef, Main Dish, Potatoes, Steak | No Comments

Nothing beats the rich flavor of a gorgeous bone-in rib eye. The rib eye is my all-time favorite. Rib eyes have the highest marbled fat ratio. They just taste better. But you’ve got to know how to handle it. First, let the steaks sit out and temper for 20 to 30 minutes before cooking. It’s important that the temperature inside […]

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Pork Braised in a Pepper Sauce with Port

Written by Chacha on Sep 12th, 2015 in Dairy, Gluten-Free, Herbs, Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork | No Comments

Good-quality paprika Freshly ground cumin Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 4 loin pork chops 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 small onion, finely sliced 4 large cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely chopped 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced 1 orange or yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced 1 bay leaf 1/3 cup chicken stock (preferably […]

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Pork Chops in a Pepper Sauce

Written by Chacha on Apr 11th, 2015 in Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Pork Chops, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 6 pork sirloin chops Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, sliced 1 each red and yellow bell pepper, sliced into strips 8 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely minced 12 fresh sage leaves ½ cup crushed tomatoes 4 pickled pepperoncini, sliced, plus 1 tablespoon liquid from the jar 1/2 cup dry […]

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