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An Italian Polenta Supper Party Gatherings From The Kitchn. This week I've been sharing one of the most fun dinner parties I've ever hosted — we invited six friends over and threw an Italian polenta party anchored by a four-foot-long board in the middle of the table!

An Italian Polenta Supper Party Gatherings From The Kitchn

Today I want to share the whole party with you and show you how it all came together. From dramatic polenta pouring, to bottles of red wine, to my favorite tip for keeping polenta warm and creamy for hours before dinner, here's a peek inside this cozy supper. The Day Before The best dinner parties, in my opinion, are the ones where the food is made well in advance. I shared my recipe for shredded beef in red wine with you yesterday, and this is what I made the day before the party. I was actually more pressed for time the day before the dinner, or else I would have made the mushroom sauce and the braised kale then too. Setting up the Party The preparation for this party was relatively simple. Then I turned my attention to the food.

Making the Polenta (and Keeping it Warm) Cocktail Hour. Spicy Chicken Burgers Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Kana Okada yield Makes 4 servings Low-cal 'shrooms up the heartiness factor of these patties, for burgers that are backyard barbecue-worthy.

Spicy Chicken Burgers Recipe at Epicurious

Preparation Heat oven to 400°F. In a bowl, whisk together yogurt, vinegar and sugar. Per serving: 436 calories per serving, 20 g fat, 4 g saturated fat, 36 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 31 g protein Nutritional analysis provided by Self. Cook Once, Eat Twice! 15 Dinner Recipes to Double and Freeze Recipe Roundup. Repeat after me: The freezer is my friend .

Cook Once, Eat Twice! 15 Dinner Recipes to Double and Freeze Recipe Roundup

That's right — the freezer can be like the best friend of all, one who drops off a pot of soup on an evening you're not feeling well, or a dish of pasta after a busy day of work, when you really don't feel like cooking. Of course, that friend is really you , doing a little extra work now so you can have an easy meal later. There are so many recipes that can make a little extra to be squirreled away in the freezer for a later time. These little packages from the past are a huge gift to your future self, setting a nourishing table before you at times when you are busy, stressed, and in need of a quick fix.

I experienced this recently myself, in a very busy week when dinner was the last thing on my mind, I remembered a container of chicken stew in the freezer. Of course, the freezer's doesn't end with full meals. But there's really nothing to beat your very own frozen meal — hearty, homemade, and happy-making. Your turn! It's Pi Day! 10 Savory Pies, Quiches, and Pasties You Can Pack For Lunch Recipes from The Kitchn. Chicken and Biscuits Recipe at Epicurious. For soup: Preheat oven to 400°F.

Chicken and Biscuits Recipe at Epicurious

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Cook skin side down until skin is golden, 8-10 minutes; transfer to a plate. Carefully drain all but 2 tablespoons fat from pot. Add carrots, celery root, onion, and leek; stir frequently until softened and beginning to brown, 8-10 minutes. Add butter; stir until melted. Add chicken, broth, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. Return shredded chicken to soup. For biscuits: Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder in a large bowl. Transfer dough to a floured work surface and pat into a 3/4"- to 1"-thick round. Bake biscuits until golden brown, 25-30 minutes. Divide soup among bowls and top with biscuits. Spinach-Ricotta Calzone: pizza in principle. Calzone: the prim & proper pizza eater’s answer to the ooze and drip of melted cheese, hot sauce, and ungainly toppings.

Spinach-Ricotta Calzone: pizza in principle

Let’s just call it outside-in pizza. If you’re a lover of thin-crust pizza, you know that it can be a bit fragile, structurally speaking. Loading thin-crust pizza with anything more than the merest layer of sauce, perhaps pepperoni and paper-thin mushroom slices, plus a drizzle (not a blizzard) of cheese can result in the dreaded FLOP.

As in pick up pizza slice, move hand towards mouth, and FLOP: triangular end of pizza responds to gravity’s command, dipping downwards with its burden of hot sauce and oozy cheese, which in turn sliiiiiiiides off said crust into your lap. Or onto your shirt front. Been there, done that. The solution? A calzone is nothing so much as a thin-crust pizza topped on only half its surface, then folded over on itself. Visiting Vermont this summer? Did you know that by clicking anywhere on this block of pictures, you can enlarge them to full size? Scalloped Potatoes: LIKE! Scalloped potatoes – gotta love ’em.

Scalloped Potatoes: LIKE!

Potatoes, butter, and milk, baked into a bubbly, golden pan of “I’ll have some more of those potatoes, please” – what’s not to like? When’s the last time you made scalloped potatoes? Last week? Christmas? Never? With Easter on the way, now’s the time to brush up your scalloping skills. While most scalloped potato recipes have the potatoes baking in a simmering bath of milk or cream, I find that method sometimes results in a watery final product. Besides, that allows me to incorporate the flour and salt (often sprinkled on the potatoes, layer by layer); and some onion flavor, in the form of onion powder, right into the sauce. First job: use the right potatoes for the job. Preheat the oven to 350°F. I find 4 pounds of potatoes fills a 9″ x 13″ x 2″ pan nicely. Peel the potatoes, and slice them 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick; if you have a Cuisinart food processor, use disk #4. Place the sliced potatoes in a large saucepan with cold water to cover; add 1 teaspoon salt.

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets Recipe at Epicurious. Photo by Gentl & Hyers yield Makes 4 servings If you cut the chicken into smaller pieces before breading, they're nuggets—the guilt-free kind.

Parmesan Chicken Cutlets Recipe at Epicurious

Preparation Place flour in a shallow bowl. Beat eggs in a second shallow bowl. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then dredge in flour, shaking off any excess. Heat 6 tablespoons oil in a large heavy skillet or a cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat. Setting a Formal Table: A Visual Guide! 10 Easy Supper Side Dishes That Sing Kitchn Recipe Roundup.

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Crusted Pizza with Chili: bowls and spoons need not apply. We all love the efficiency and ease of the one-pot wonder: a meal that’s made in one vessel – thrown together and baked or cooked – ready for the after-skiing (or in my case, snowboarding) meal.

Gluten-Free Cornmeal Crusted Pizza with Chili: bowls and spoons need not apply

A steaming hot pot of spicy chili was always on the menu, waiting for my family when we got home from the mountain – the best thing to fill my hungry tummy after a long day of racing. Thawing out to a great comfort meal is an important part of life here in the Northeast, and we Vermonters certainly participate in plenty of bone-chilling cold-weather winter activities. Everything has been turned into pizza toppings these days: tacos, BBQ, breakfast, even dessert!

Heck, why not have something where the sauce and toppings are all in one? What if your favorite one-POT meal could be reused on a pizza? I challenged myself to make a one-PAN pizza wonder out of chili using the concept of its best table mate/friend: cornbread. In a large bowl, combine: 2 1/2 cups gluten-free multi-purpose flour. Chicken Mango Lettuce Wraps Recipe. Why the corn starch?

Chicken Mango Lettuce Wraps Recipe

It's a cooking trick that you often find in Chinese recipes. The corn starch helps the chicken hold in its moisture and keep it from drying out in the high heat of the stir frying. Recipe slightly modified from Chicken Mango Lettuce Cups in Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites by Jaden Hair. Method 1 Place the ground chicken, soy sauce, and corn starch in a large bowl. 2 Heat a wok or a large sauté pan on medium heat. 3 Increase the heat to high, and add the ground chicken, soy sauce, corn starch mixture.

Scoop spoonfuls into the cups formed by the lettuce leaves to serve. Options - stir in a small spoonful of chili sauce, or add a few chili pepper flakes to the oil as it is heating. 10 Ways to Eat Chicken Breast for Dinner Recipes from The Kitchn. Chicken Chili Stew to Warm You Up. Okay, friends.

Chicken Chili Stew to Warm You Up

I know it has been awhile. The truth is that I am meeting myself coming and going, but my people still want dinner. So in between teaching Zumba and dance classes, laundry and carpool, I try to get a good meal on the table. Don't know about your neck of the woods, but it's colder than a polar bear's toenails here and that means soup weather. I love the crock pot, but tonight I was able to cook during normal hours and have a nice warm, dinner for my peeps. The simple blend of flavors gives this hearty stew that something extra. Ingredients 1 T. Here's what to do: Heat oil in a large pot over medium high heat. Stir in the chicken broth, sweet potato and salsa verde and bring to a boil. Stir in the chicken and beans. Oven-Baked Salmon, Quicker Pot Roast, Shepherd's Pie, Beef and Bean Chili, Shortbread Toffee Bars, Hot Cocoa with Whiskey, and Tofu Kimchi Dumplings New Recipes from The Kitchn.

How To Bake Salmon Fillets in the Oven Cooking Lessons from The Kitchn. The fresh herb layer adds flavor, complementing the taste of the salmon without over powering it, as well as protecting the fish from harsh heat. It also means that you don't have to make a sauce since the herb layer provides plenty of flavor and texture. The herbs are up to you but I like to use parsley, basil, and dill. Tarragon is also nice. Using lemon zest is a great way to add lemon flavor to the salmon without using lemon juice which will also 'cook' the fish (think ceviche) with the majority of it just running off anyway. The lemon zest stays put and adds a necessary brightness to the rich salmon. Finally, I need to pay homage to chef Suzanne Goin, whose recipe for Wild Salmon Salad in her book Sunday Suppers at Lucques introduced me to the low and slow, herb crusted method for baking salmon. Oven Baked Salmon Fillets Serves two; can be easily multiplied for more people What You Need Instructions 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Additional Notes: • The herb layer isn't prescriptive. Mixing it Up: 5 Delicious Alternatives to Mashed Potatoes. Dumplings! 8 Warming Dishes with Soft Dumplings. More Bang for the Buck: 8 Dinner Party Dishes with Cheaper Cuts of Meat. Pork and Poblano Stew Recipe. Toasted shelled pumpkin seeds make a nice accent to this hearty stew. Use them if you have them, if not, don't worry, the stew will not suffer from their absence.

Method 1 Char the chile peppers on all sides, directly over a gas flame, or broil, turning every minute or so until the chiles are blackened on all sides. Place in a bowl and cover with a clean dish towel. Let sit for 10 minutes or so, then rub off the blackened charred skin. 2 Heat the vegetable oil in a large Dutch oven on medium high heat. 3 Remove the pork from the pan and set aside. 4 Add the chopped chipotle to the onions and garlic. To serve, spoon out the stew into bowls. Angela's Food Love - Food Blog - crispy cumin salmon and braised lentils with tomato-caper vinaigrette: a return to center. After a week of tight deadlines, doctors appointments, bills, and last minute travel preparations, I needed good food to restore me.

Even more: good wine, a nice steep pour. You know the kind of week? This is my go-to dish to return to center state. It’s healthy enough to make me feel virtuous and rich enough to serve as an indulgence. It’s also wine-friendly and pairs well with anything from pinot noir to Cotes du Rhone and Corbières. I use wild caught coho or sockeye cut from the tail, which has no discernible bones, eliminating extra work.

Broiling the salmon, skin up, produces a deliciously crispy skin that Paul and I call “salmon bacon” (it's THAT good). I’ve been making it for years, without variation, and am amazed every time how good it is and how it centers me after a long, stressful week. Crispy Cumin Salmon and Braised Lentils with Tomato-Caper Vinaigrette For 2 Score the salmon skin with a sharp knife, making diagonal cuts about an inch apart. Dutch Oven Recipe: White Bean & Chicken Sausage Stew Recipes from The Kitchn. This is the time of year when Dutch ovens come into their own.

Even if you use your big, heavy Dutch oven year-round, as I do, it still seems to come down off its shelf a little more often in the fall. Today I want to show you my favorite Dutch oven — and a soup to cook in it. This soup is one of those magical recipes with just a few ingredients, and all the usual suspects — carrot, onion, beans, chicken broth — that nevertheless turns out to have such a deep, wonderful flavor you don't mind that it makes enough to feed you for a week.

And a Dutch oven is really the best vessel for it, because this soup is cooked just a little differently. My favorite Dutch oven at the moment is this beauty from Staub. Here are a few reasons I especially like this Dutch oven, besides its obvious beauty, which lets me bring it straight to the table from the kitchen. Which brings me to the point of this recipe: the oven. . → Find it: Staub 5-Quart Oval Cocotte, $199.95 at Amazon Serves 6 to 8. . • Mrs. From Slow-Cooked Bolognese to No-Cream Wild Mushroom: 10 Sauces For Your Pasta Kitchn Recipe Roundup. DIY Recipe: Quick Red Pizza Sauce Recipes from The Kitchn. Basic Square Pan Pizza Dough Recipe (Sicilian-Style Dough) [Photographs: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt] Note: To make without a stand mixer, combine flour, salt, yeast, and olive oil in a large bowl. Whisk to combine, then add water. stir together vigorously with a wooden spoon until homogeneous, about 3 minutes. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and allow to rest at room temperature for at least 8 hours and up to 15.

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