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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Mushroom Rice Pilaf

Written by Chacha on Jan 18th, 2016 in Chicken broth, Mushrooms, Onions, Recipe, Rice, Side Dishes, Wine | No Comments

Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled, and finely minced 1 small yellow onion, finely minced 1/2 pound white mushrooms, sliced 2 cups white long-grain rice 1/2 cup good-quality white wine 2 1/2 cups chicken broth Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Chopped fresh parsley (leaves only), for garnishing Special equipment A medium saucepan […]

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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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Chilled Curried-Butternut Squash Soup

Written by Chacha on Nov 25th, 2015 in Appetizer, Butternut Squash, Chicken stock, Cloves, Cream, Curry, Onions, Soups, Thanksgiving | No Comments

This delicious soup blends chicken stock, butternut squash, onions, garlic, cloves, curry and cream for a perfect first course at your Thanksgiving table Ingredients 2 medium butternut squash, peeled, seeded and cut up (see Cook’s note below) 1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon butter 3 medium onions, finely chopped 3 garlic cloves, smashed, peeled, and finely chopped 4 cups […]

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Cranberry Chutney

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Apple, Celery, Cinnamon, Cloves, Cranberries, Ginger, Nuts, Onions, Orange, Raisins, Sugar, Thanksgiving | No Comments

If you have any left after Thanksgiving, try it in turkey sandwiches with a smear of cream cheese. “Oh, so Good." Ingredients 1 cup raisins (see cook’s note below) 1 cup pecans or walnuts 1 (12-ounce) bag fresh cranberries, cleaned 1/2 cup granulated white sugar 3/4 cup packed brown sugar 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger root […]

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Sausage Cornbread stuffing

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Celery, Chicken stock, Cornbread, Dressing, Dried Cranberries, Herbs, Nuts, Onions, Sausage, Stuffing, Thanksgiving | No Comments

Ingredients 1 cup walnuts Extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 2 ribs celery, finely chopped Kosher salt ½ pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed, broken into bite-size chunks 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely minced 10 fresh sage leaves, finely chopped 2 sprigs rosemary, leaves finely chopped One 14-ounce package cornbread stuffing mix (preferably Pepperidge Farm) 1 […]

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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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