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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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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Poblano Rice

Written by Chacha on Mar 22nd, 2014 in Chicken stock, Cilantro, Gluten Free, Latin, Onions, Poblano pepper, Rice | No Comments

This rice is creamy, tasty and wonderful. Full of flavor, balanced and delicious. Servings: 4 Ingredients 3 tablespoons Canola oil, divided 1/2 white onion, finely chopped 2 Poblano peppers, roasted, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped 3 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely chopped ½ teaspoon freshly ground cumin Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper Good-quality hot chicken stock (preferably homemade) […]

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Mexican Style Rice

Written by Chacha on Mar 22nd, 2014 in Cheese, Chicken stock, Chilies, Corn, Gluten Free, Latin, Onions, Rice, Side Dishes, Tomatoes | No Comments

This is a lovely recipe and a perfect side dish for enchiladas. Your future Mexican meals won’t be complete without this rice. The flavors are exceptional and pair perfectly with just about anything; and it tasted just as good reheated the next day. Servings: 4 to 6 Ingredients 1 tablespoons butter 1 tablespoon canola oil 1 1/2 cups raw long-grain […]

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Yellow rice with Chicken and Pork

Written by Chacha on Mar 12th, 2014 in Casseroles & One-Dish Meals, Chicken, Main Dish, Onions, Peppers, Pork, Rice, Spices, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients A generous pinch of toasted saffron threads (Note: You can use 1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder or 1/2 teaspoon bijol if saffron is not available. The recipe will taste as good and you will get the yellow color called for. Bijol is a condiment found in stores catering to Hispanics.) 1/4 cup hot chicken broth (preferably homemade) ¼ […]

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Spaghettis with Simple Meatless tomato Sauce

Written by Chacha on Nov 3rd, 2013 in Carrots, Italian, Meatless Main Dish, Onions, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients •    10 to 12 large cloves garlic, minced •    1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil •    6 tablespoons butter •    1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes •    Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste •    Kosher Salt •    Freshly ground black pepper •    ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled •    3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley •    1 carrot, […]

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Spaghettis with Simple Marinara Sauce

Written by Chacha on Nov 3rd, 2013 in Carrots, Italian, Meatless Main Dish, Onions, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium onion, chopped 6 to 8 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and minced ½ cup good-quality red wine 1 (28-ounce) can crushed tomatoes 3 sprigs fresh flat-leaf parsley Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste ½ teaspoon Mexican or Greek dried oregano, crumbled 1 carrot, cut into 3 pieces 1 bay leaf Kosher […]

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Spaghettis Meat Sauce with Shrimp

Written by Chacha on Jul 21st, 2013 in Beef, Italian, Onions, Peppers, Sausage, Shrimp, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 1 pound ground sirloin ½ pound hot Italian sausage, removed from the casing and crumbled ½ pound large shrimp, deveined 2 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoon unsalted butter ½ pound white mushrooms, sliced 1 large onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped 1 poblano or banana pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped ½ […]

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Juiciest Cheese Burger

Written by Chacha on Sep 3rd, 2012 in Bacon, Beef, Bread, Cheese, Condiments, Onions, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 8 slices bacon 1 1/2 pounds ground beef (preferable 85 % lean ground beef) 3/4 cup water or good-quality beef broth (preferable homemade) 1/2 medium white onion, finely chopped Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Oil, for brushing grill’s grate 4 tablespoons good-quality mayonnaise 2 tablespoons good-quality ketchup 1 tablespoons good-quality yellow mustard 4 […]

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