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Spanish Tortilla for the Boston Globe. Spanish Tortilla for the Boston Globe Ok.

Spanish Tortilla for the Boston Globe

I am a few days behind. It seems to be happening a lot lately. But better late than not at all. I still have an email to send to all of you who kindly offered to help with the testing of my recipes. In the meantime, since it is fairly quick, I meant to let you know about a fun recipe that I wrote for the Boston Globe Seasons Column last week. That makes a perfect breakfast, light dinner or lunch idea, and a great picnic for the summer. The recipe can be found here. 47 Things I Wish My Mom Taught Me About Cooking. Growing up I loved to eat.

47 Things I Wish My Mom Taught Me About Cooking

My mom usually did all the cooking. I never watched her but she did make a mean marinara sauce. I then joined the food industry as a chef and general manager. There is so much information on food and cooking that I did not know before entering the food industry. I put together some points that would help you in your kitchen just to shed some light on various cooking terms and standards that can help you out. Different types of cooking techniques: To bake: This one is easy. Cooking Rice: What is Pilaf? Cooking Pasta: Cooking Pasta: Pasta should be cooked 1 part pasta to 10 parts water salted water. Stocks and soup making: How do you make a stock? Sauces: What are mother sauces? Thickening Agents: How do you thicken soups and sauces: I have written a popular article on just that: Time and Temperature: How long does it take for bacteria to grow? Types Of smoking meats: Fast: Fast or hot smoking the product is cooked at the same time as being smoked.

Spices: Equivalents and Measures. – Vinuri & Lifestyle. Gourmandine - Retete - Recipes by Iulia. Retete culinare - Romanesti si din Bucataria internationala. Cooking - Placinte cu crenvusti. Food Comparison. Broccoli Cheese Soup. *Update (10/2011): We continue to love this soup (and eat it often)!

Broccoli Cheese Soup

I’ve edited the recipe just a bit to enhance with a bit of salt and flesh out some of the details. Enjoy! I could sum up this post by the following statement from my husband while devouring this meal: “This is the ultimate perfect dinner.” Of course it could have been atmosphere since it had snowed all day and was the perfect night for soup, but still, when we were fighting over the last scoops in the pot, I knew this had to be a winner.

I received this recipe from a commenter, Liz, who has tried several recipes from here. Note: To make my life easier, while the soup is coming together, I put the chopped broccoli in a large glass bowl, cover with saran wrap and microwave for about 3-4 minutes. Ingredients Directions Simmer chicken broth and chopped onion for 15-20 minutes in a covered small saucepan, until onions are soft. Printed from Mel's Kitchen Cafe ( Reteta Tartă cu roşii, dovlecei şi caşcaval - Mancaruri de legume. Dovlecei, vinete, rosii, mozzarella si cascaval, toate la cuptor. Retete culinare - Dovlecei cu rosii si branza. Arhiva categoriei. Food Pyramid Submissions (Raw Image) - StumbleUpon.

Chicken Parmigiana. This is one of the go-to dishes I make for my family of six.

Chicken Parmigiana

Rich, flavorful, and totally satisfying, we all love it, including my big, strapping cowboy of a husband. And that’s a very, very good thing. Break out the good Parmesan for this one, my friends. It’s the right thing to do. Begin with four to six boneless, skinless, trimmed chicken breasts. I’m actually beginning to believe fear of raw chicken is a diagnosable phobia. Place the chicken breasts inside of a Ziploc bag—either one at a time or, if the bag is gigantic like this one, all at once. I put them inside Ziplocs so that when I pound the heck out of them here in a second, microscopic particles of raw chicken will not end up across the room on my computer’s keyboard. Now THAT would gross me out the door. Pound the chicken with the smooth side of a mallet.

You want them to be very thin–about 1/8 to 1/4″ thick. Add the flour to a large plate. And pepper. Then season the other side. The raw chicken is almost over. And butter. Mmmm. Baked Egg Boat recipe. Breakfast is my favorite meal.

Baked Egg Boat recipe

I like to drink iced coffee and watch the cream climb its way down the chunky ice cubes in a dazy before the caffeine hits. I like to order bacon with whatever I’m eating. I like eating potatoes with ketchup. I like eggs over easy, and fluffy scrambled eggs. I pretty much like everything there is to like about breakfast. Baked Egg BoatsMakes 4 Ingredients: 4 demi sourdough baguettes 5 eggs 1/3 cup heavy cream 4 ounces pancetta, finely chopped and fried until crisp 3 ounces gruyere cheese, grated 2 green onions, thinly slicedsalt and pepper to tasteDirections: 1. Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella. Grilled chicken doesn't have to be boring, top it with sauteed spinach with garlic, mozzarella cheese and roasted peppers and you have a quick and easy chicken dish your family will love!

Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella

This is perfect for any busy weeknight; serve with pasta or a simple salad for a low carb meal. On hot days, no need to turn your oven on, you can do this all on the gas grill, put the chicken back in the bbq with indirect heat until the cheese melts. I used homemade roasted peppers for this but jarred peppers would work perfectly fine. This makes great leftovers for lunch the next day! Grilled Chicken with Spinach and Melted Mozzarella Gina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 6 • S Size: 1 cutlet, spinach, cheese • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 4 ptsCalories: 153.3 • Fat: 4.2 g • Protein: 24.5 g • Carb: 4.0 g • Fiber: 1.3 g • Sugar: .7 g Ingredients: Preheat oven to 400°. ) or grill outside on a gas grill.

Meanwhile, heat a sauté pan on medium heat. Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic White Wine Sauce. Here's a great tasting, quick and easy chicken dish; perfect for busy weeknights and great for those on a budget!

Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic White Wine Sauce

I made this in about 20 minutes or less and served this over some brown rice cooked in chicken broth. I would have taken a photo of my dish, but we were all so eager to eat this while it was hot, that there was nothing left to photograph. This recipe was lightened up from Julia's Healthy Italian. She has twice as many family members in her household so I halved her recipe and cut back on the butter and olive oil. I then substituted half of the wine for fat free chicken broth and the results were fantastic. If you prefer to use chicken breasts, slice them into large strips before you cook them. Chicken and Mushrooms in a Garlic White Wine SauceGina's Weight Watcher Recipes Servings: 4 • Serving Size: divide between 4 • Old Points: 4 pts • Points+: 6 ptsCalories: 169 • Fat: 5.5 g • Protein: 22.8 g • Carb: 4.9 g • Fiber: 1.2 g • Sugar: 1.7 g Ingredients:

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