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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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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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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Pork loin Tips Braised in Wine

Written by Chacha on Mar 24th, 2013 in Cream, Herbs, Pork, Pork Tenderloin, Recipe, Shallots, Wine | No Comments

  Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 1/2-pound pork loin tips Kosher salt, to taste Freshly ground black pepper, to taste 2 tablespoons each unsalted butter and extra-virgin olive oil 4 large cloves garlic, crushed and peeled 1 shallot, finely chopped 2 sprigs fresh rosemary 10 fresh sage leaves 1 cup good-quality dry white wine 1/3 cup heavy cream Directions Season pork […]

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Goat Cheese in Olive oil with Herbs

Written by Chacha on Jul 15th, 2012 in Appetizer, Baguette, Cheese, Herbs, Recipe | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 (8-ounces) log goat cheese 1 large garlic clove, finely minced and then worked into a puree with 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme leaves 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste Baguette slices Directions Place the cheese on a small serving platter. […]

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Feta Cheese in olive Oil with Lemon and Shallot

Written by Chacha on Jul 15th, 2012 in Appetizer, Baguette, Cheese, Herbs, Lemon, Recipe | No Comments

Recipe courtesy Cooks Illustrated Servings: 4 Ingredients 1 1/4 cups extra-virgin olive oil 1 medium shallot , sliced thin 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano leaves 1 teaspoon grated lemon zest 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes 1 (8-ounces) log feta cheese Pita bread or slices of baguette Directions Add 1 cup of the oil, shallots, oregano, lemon zest, and pepper flakes […]

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Lime-cilantro Rice Pilaf

Written by Chacha on Jun 23rd, 2012 in Cilantro, Gluten Free, Latin, Lime, Onions, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

Servings: 3 to 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 1/2 small onion, finely chopped 2 cloves garlic, smashed, peeled and finely chopped 1 cup raw long-grain white rice (preferably not converted) 1 1/2 cup chicken stock (preferably homemade) Zest of 1 lime Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice, for serving 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only, […]

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Pasta With Roasted Broccoli and Almond-Tomato sauce

Written by Chacha on Jun 8th, 2012 in Almonds, Broccoli, Cheese, Herbs, Meatless Main Dish, Meatless Sauces, Olive oil, Pasta, Recipe, Tomatoes | No Comments

Ingredients 1/2 cup blanched almonds 1 head broccoli, florets and peeled stems, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces Kosher salt Freshly ground black pepper 1 pound good-quality spaghetti 4 large cloves garlic 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2/3 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves 1/3 cup lightly packed fresh Italian flat-leaf parsley (leaves only) 1 (28-ounce) can whole good-quality tomatoes, drained, liquid […]

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Baked Fontina

Written by Chacha on May 23rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Cheese, Herbs, Olive oil, Recipe | No Comments

Ingredients ● 1 1/2 pounds Italian Fontina Val d’Aosta cheese, rind removed and cut into 1-inch cubes ● 1/4 cup good olive oil ● 6 garlic cloves, thinly sliced ● 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme leaves ● 1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves ● 1 teaspoon kosher salt ● 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ● 1 crusty French baguette, […]

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