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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Simple and Delicious Oyster Stuffing

Written by Chacha on Nov 22nd, 2015 in Bread Stuffing Mix, Butter, Chicken stock, Dressing, Fresh Oysters, Stuffing, Thanksgiving | No Comments

Ingredients 1 pint small oysters, shucked and in their liquor (See Cook’s Note below) 1 stick unsalted butter One 14-ounce package bread stuffing mix (preferably Pepperidge Farm) 1 1/2 to 2 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade) Directions Put the oysters in a strainer over a medium bowl to catch their liquor. Reserve the oyster liquor. Melt the butter in a […]

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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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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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Coconut Rice

Written by Chacha on Jan 20th, 2014 in Chicken stock, Coconut Milk, Latin, Lime, Rice, Side Dishes | No Comments

Ingredients 2 cups chicken stock (preferably homemade) 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 cup unsweetened coconut milk Zest of 1 lime Kosher salt 2 cups raw long-grain white rice (preferably not converted) 1/3 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, leaves only, for serving Directions In a medium saucepan with a tight fitting lid, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the chicken […]

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