Sides

Polenta with Chicken Broth

by ali

“What people and lumpy polenta have in common.” Imagine you were a cozy, dry particle of cornmeal, awakened from slumber with the brutal act of being thrown into a pot of unfamiliar boiling matter…you’d probably want to clump together with the other grains of cornmeal wouldn’t you? Food often reminds me of people. I had […]

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Tips: How to Roast and Peel Peppers

by ali

We use roasted peppers frequently in our cooking. If we are BBQing we do it on the grill, occasionally I do it on a burner turned on high or in the oven under the broiler. Recently we did it in our woodstove. Ingredients Tongs, Heat Source, Peppers, bowl, Water Instructions Step 1: Stick peppers in, […]

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How To Make A Souffle: Gorgonzola Souffle Recipe

by ali

A Souffle is an important dish to add to your culinary repetoire whether you are a beginner or a skilled cook. The wonderful thing about souffle’s is that they can be easily modified to be savory or sweet, for a whole range of different ingredients and flavors and the basic technique stays the same.  No, […]

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Orange Custard

by ali

For those who appreciate the sweet and the savory sides of dessert, this orange custard is a terrific light solution to ending a lovely meal. Ingredients 1 ½ cups sugar ¼ cup water 3 cups milk Grated zest of 2 oranges 5 large eggs Pinch kosher salt ½ teaspoon vanilla extract Instructions Combine ¾ cup […]

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Sauteed Brussel Sprouts with Bacon & Broth Recipe

by ali

This is a recipe we got from Scotts Dad Jack – an amazingly great cook who I am forever grateful to because he taught my sexy husband how to cook GREAT food and to be an adventurous eater. Its a tasty, rich and perfect side dish and we eat it all the time. We love […]

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Hot Buttered Cauliflower & Broth Puree Recipe

by ali

This is a recipe so freaking easy and delicious I can’t believe I never made it before. If you are like me, and occasionally like to skip the starchy stuff and eat more vegetables, and yet you are addicted to comfort food – this is a perfect recipe to trick your mind and body. HA! […]

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Chorizo Cheese Dip Recipe

by ali

If you are looking for a crowd pleasing, easy to make dip, this is the perfect recipe. We originally saw this recipe on a Rick Bayless TV show – we love his food and cook his recipes all the time. On this website, we also adapted two of his other recipes:  chicken with poblano cream […]

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Arancine “Rice Balls” Recipe

by ali

For anyone who loves food, and especially for anyone who loves the Italian cuisine flavor elements, this recipe is a must. I imagine it would also appeal to those who love Tapas of the Spanish Variety because of the flavor crossover provided by the saffron. This dish may seem challenging, but its actually very fun […]

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Chicken Liver Mousse

by ali

Not everyone is a fan of the liver. I, for one love the flavor of liver but don’t love the texture or look of it, until it is mixed with other delicious stuff. So this is a GREAT way to use the livers that you are pulling out of all these chickens you are using […]

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Zucchini Ricotta Fritters

by ali

Let me say right off the bat that these fritters have no chicken broth in the recipe…however these Fritters are SOOOO tasty that I wanted to include them as a side dish anyway!  My family of NON zucchini enthusiasts devoured these very fritters quickly. Plus, everyone I know with a garden always needs new ideas […]

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