Month: September 2007

Broccoli and Almond Risotto

Broccoli and Almond Risotto

For those that don’t really care for broccoli, (my husband being one) this is the perfect use of this delicious and oh so healthy veggie. I always add a handful of chopped almonds at the end, which gives the perfect crunch to the risotto. You […]

Mahi Mahi En Papillote

Mahi Mahi En Papillote

If you’re looking for a delicious and oh so healthy fish recipe… I got it here for ya! En Papillote is just a fancy French way of saying… cooking in paper. The fish steams inside the paper and the aromatics (veggies) impart wonderful flavor. Most […]

Got Mozz?

Got Mozz?

Insalata Caprese is my husband’s most favorite salad. I purchase the best possible tomatoes when I make this salad, and if I can’t find good, vine ripened tomatoes, I won’t make the salad. My favorite (other than out of someone’s garden… of course) are Campari Tomatoes. They always have great flavor, but sometimes are hard to find. Luckily, my local Costco usually carries them. The best part is the balsamic reduction…. its so delicious and really looks great on the plate.
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Artichoke Chicken Roulade

Artichoke Chicken Roulade

This is one of my most favorite chicken recipes. Its so decadent and delicious…. made with goat cheese, artichokes and sun-dried tomatoes. So quick to prepare, but when served looks very gourmet!

Anything Goes Pasta

Anything Goes Pasta

Last night was one of those nights when I had no fresh vegetables other than a lone zucchini, and absolutely no urge to go to the grocery store. I knew I had to get creative to make dinner. We also had little bit of Delallo […]

Captive Audience

Captive Audience

When we got to Captiva, we decided not to strayfar from the resort. That left just a handful of restaurants in Captiva. Our first night there, we ate at The Green Flash, a beautiful restaurant on the water. I had the Venetian Platter, which was very good. It had 2 giant prawns, two sea scallops, a small piece of both salmon and sword fish, and a decadent piece of pan fried polenta. Yes…. I ate like a linebacker that night…green_flash.jpg

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Bone Appetit

Bone Appetit

After all the tainted dog food nonsense, I’ve decided to stop feeding my dogs canned dog food. They are Chihuahuas and therefore the pickiest eaters on the earth. At first I was making a large enough batch to feed them for 10 days, and freezing […]

Uber Schnitzel

Uber Schnitzel

When I married Stephan who is from Germany, I finally perfected the art of schnitzel. Although it seems awfully simple, it took several tries before I was truly happy with it. Instead of just beating the bejesus out of the meat, I butterfly it first, […]

Apples + Almond Creme = YUM!

Apples + Almond Creme = YUM!

I’m not sure of the formal name for this dessert. I supposed its called an apple galette, but its not round… Anyway, its one of those desserts that look/taste completely fancy pants, but in all reality is quite easy to prepare. The most difficult part is the slicing of the apples. We made this dessert often at a Four Seasons Hotel I worked in, and after 100 or so apples, I got quite good at slicing them quickly and evenly.

Everyone assumes I use a mandolin to slice these, but no… it must be done by hand. If you use a mandolin, it would take you all day to piece the apples back together. LOL! I prefer Granny Smith apples for their tart flavor and firm texture, but any firm apple will do.
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