Chicken Breasts with Prosciutto and Mushrooms

Plated with Timbale

Serves two

Ingredients:

1 thick (about 3/4-1 lb) boneless skinless chicken breast, sliced in half laterally to create two thinner pieces
2-4 slices provolone
2-4 slices prosciutto
1 T butter
1 T olive oil
4 large cremini mushrooms, rinsed, dried, and thickly sliced
1/3 cup sweet onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
4 large cloves garlic, sliced
1/4 t Mediterranean oregano
1/8 t ground black pepper
Pinch of salt
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup slightly sweet white wine Read More


Spicy Ropa Vieja

Ingredients:

1 T olive oil, preferably a fruity oil
1/2 of one large sweet onion, sliced into 3 inch lengths about 1/2 inch thick
1 green bell pepper stemmed, seeded, and sliced as you did the onion
4 cloves garlic, chopped or smashed
1 1/2 T tomato paste
3/4 t cumin
3/4 t Mexican oregano (please do not use Mediterranean oregano)
Ground black pepper, at least 1/4 teaspoon
1 good splash of white wine
1 T soy sauce
1 bay leaf
1 large whole jalapeno, rinsed and dried
1 lb flank steak cut across the grain into four pieces
Several red jalapenos, left whole, rinsed and dried
1/2 t white vinegar Read More


Pot Roast for a Small Family

Ingredients:

1 (small 1 1/2 lb) chuck roast
2 T all-purpose flour
Fresh ground black pepper to cover the roast
a little bit of salt to accompany the pepper
1 1/2 T vegetable oil (or your favorite high heat oil)
1 small sweet onion, cut into large pieces
3 slender carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal into 1 1/2” lengths
1 stalk celery, include some leaves, and cut into large diagonal pieces
1/2 green bell pepper, deseeded and cut into large pieces
3 garlic cloves
1 cup beef stock
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1/4 t dried thyme
1/4 t ground black pepper
1 bay leaf

Optional: 2 sprigs fresh thyme Read More


Pequeña Turkey and Bean Chili

Ingredients:

1 T olive oil
1 lb ground turkey, lean (not extra lean)
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper
1-2 red jalapenos
1 1/4 T Gebhardt Chili Powder
2 t dried garlic granules
1 1/2 t ground cumin
1/4 t dried Mexican oregano
1/4 t ground black pepper
1/8 t chipotle chili powder, optional
1 1/2 T all-purpose flour
1/ 1/2 T tomato paste
2 T canned chopped hot Hatch chiles
1 1/2 – 2 C chicken stock
1 (15 oz) cans beans – pinto, great northern, kidney, small red – use your favorite

Optional garnish: chopped cilantro, cheese, green onions, avocado, tomatoes, and jalapenos Read More


Cheesy Baked Shells and Cauliflower

Ingredients:

1 T butter
2 T vegetable oil
Scant 1/4 cup flour
2 1/4 cups milk
1/4 t white pepper
2 pinches of ground nutmeg
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
1/2 cup ricotta
1 T olive oil
1/2 small onion, chopped
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 t pepper
1/2 t oregano
1 small head cauliflower separated into florets
1 (12 oz) package of medium pasta shells, cooked just to al dente per package directions and drained.
1 cup reserved pasta water
8 oz fresh mozzarella, rough chopped
1/2 cup shredded parmesan
1/2 cup garlic panko for topping
To serve at the table: 6 Calabrian hot peppers, chopped Read More




Reasonably Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Ingredients:

2 T butter
1 lb boneless skinless chicken, white and/or dark meat
1 1/2 cup onion, chopped, either white or sweet
1 cup celery, chopped, include some delicious leaves
3 slender carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal into bite sized pieces
6 cups unsalted chicken stock
1 bay leaf
1 t thyme
1/4 t black ground pepper
1 pinch of ground cloves
1 goodly pinch of saffron
Salt to taste
1 T fresh parsley, or 1 t dried parsley
3 oz medium egg noodles (or 6 oz for thick stewy soup) Read More


Blackened Shrimp Tacos

Shrimp ingredients:

1 lb large fresh or thawed from frozen Gulf shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
2 T Cajun seasoning, or your favorite brand of blackening seasoning (I prefer Prudhomme’s Magic Seasoning)
1 T butter

Broccoli Slaw Ingredients:

1 (12 oz) package of broccoli slaw* (without dressing)
1 green onion, sliced
2 T mayonnaise
1/2 t rice or apple cider vinegar
1/2 t honey
1/4 t Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

Pico de Gallo Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes, quartered
1/4 cup red onion, chopped
2 serrano peppers, deseeded and chopped
1 T cilantro, chopped
1 lime, juiced

Serve with:

1 avocado, sliced
2 limes, quartered
8 corn tortillas or corn and wheat flour combo tortillas Read More


Meatloaf with Saltines

meatloaf Lindas

meatloaf in 9×5 inch pans

Ingredients:

1 T butter
1 large sweet onion, minced
1 large green bell pepper, minced
2 lbs ground chuck
1 lb ground pork
3/4 cup ketchup
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1/2 t ground black pepper
20 smashed Saltine crackers

Topping:

3/4 cup ketchup
1 1/2 T brown sugar
1/4 t dried mustard Read More