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Recipes tagged with: chef

Chicken Scallopini in Lemon- Caper Sauce
  • Time: 45 minues
  • Complexity: easy

Chicken Scallopini in Lemon- Caper Sauce

A simple dish can be the perfect romantic dinner for 2 or a quick dish for a family dinner.  Many Italian dishes are very simple yet extremely flavorful. 

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cookies
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Chocolate Chip Cannoli Cookies

I love cannoli's!  Let's just start there.  I remember when I was little my Nana and I would spoon out all of the ricotta filling from the shell of the cannoli and would laugh like little kids.  I really miss her especially around the holidays.  I just hope I am as good as a grandmother as she was to me!  

I came up with these cookies as it has the ingredients as a cannoli but in the form of a cookie. 

Please enjoy and Merry Christmas xo

 

Cinnamon Apple Ciafouti
  • Time: 50 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Cinnamon Apple Ciafouti

I had an extra Gluten Free pie crust in my freezer and this recipe was born!  My husband thinks I am bored in Massachusetts during the Christmas season but it really is too cold to be outside so cooking and baking has helped keep me warm.

This is really good!  You need to try it..  

Coffee Cake Banana Bread
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Coffee Cake Banana Bread

Everyone in my family loves banana bread.  My granddaughter Brooke asked me to add in chocolate chips but I didn't have any so I decided to take out a few square of my chocolate bars and add then a few other ingredients to make it a coffee cake too!  It was loved by everyone...   Enjoy this great Paleo bread recipe.

 

Creamy Cauliflower Rice Pudding
  • Time: 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Cauliflower Rice Pudding

We grew up enjoying warm rice pudding for dessert.  My Nana loved keeping it warm on the stove for us and for he too!  It was one of her favorites and my our family still gets excited over warm rice pudding.

I decided to try a Paleo version and was very surprised by the similar texture and flavor.  I use cauliflower in many of my recipes such as risotto, paella, arancini and even pizza crust.

I hope you enjoy this creamy dessert!

xo

Cindy

Creamy Salmon Piccata and Pasta
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Creamy Salmon Piccata and Pasta

We have been on the go for all of December and tonight I felt like a comfort salmon dish.  I am starting HEWfit in a few weeks and decided salmon and pasta was a perfect dinner for us.  As an Italian pasta was always a frequent visitor but over the past several years it makes a rare appearance.  When we do eat pasta it's a small amount.  Tonight the salmon will be the star but it will be yummy for us to enjoy!  

Go ahead and give this recipe a try!  I bet it would also be great with spaghetti squash too.  

 

Cuban Sweet Potato and Beef Picadilo
  • Time: 45 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Cuban Sweet Potato and Beef Picadilo

Perfect make ahead meal if you are meal planning.  This can be made then stored in a sealed container in the refrigerator.  To warm just put in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees F.  Enjoy xo

 

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper
  • Time: 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Easy Blackened Pan Seared Red Snapper

Seriously! This is the easiest blackened pan seared snapper you will ever make.  This is also amazing.  I served it with haricots vert topped with fried shallots.  I will share that now.

Take a sauté pan over medium heat.  Add in 2-3 tablespoons of oil.  Once the oil is very hot (how do you know it's very hot did you ask?  Great questions - when the oil starts to move to the side of the pan)  Toss in thinly sliced shallots and cook until crispy.  Remove from pan.  Keep oil in the pan.  When ready to make the haricots vert add them to the hot pan with some garlic, salt and pepper.  Cook until tender, remove from pan and top with shallots.  

Next tip! Did you know most seafood departments will provide the seasonings.  Yes, that is true.  We got this snapper at Whole Foods and they seasoned for us.  How easy was that... 

Enjoy xo

 

Easy falafel Recipe
  • Time: 1 day
  • Complexity: easy

Easy falafel Recipe

I have been making so many Greek salads for Brooke and I this summer.  My granddaughter loves salads, vegetables and chicken.  

My future daughter-in-law was over this past weekend with the kids and I knew she would enjoy falalfels with me in a pita pocket filled with a Greek salad then drizzled with EVOO.  YUMMY!

Enjoy xo

Cindy's Tip!  Keep dried seasonings handy.  Fresh herbs are easy to keep all year. Outside during the summer and bring inside and set near a sunny window for fresh herbs in the winter too!

 

EGG Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken
  • Time: 2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

EGG Rosemary, Lemon and Garlic Roasted Chicken

We love our Big Green Egg and be sure to check out our recipes!  I was excited to use my Vertical Chicken Roaster and this recipe came to me as we just love rosemary, lemon and garlic.  We hope you enjoy this recipe too!

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Eggplant and Sausage Caponata
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: medium

Eggplant and Sausage Caponata

Caponata is a Sicilian dish that was always served as an appetizer.  You can dice it very small and use a dip with endive leaves or prepare chunky.  It is a great accompaniment to many dishes such as a grilled swordfish or over roasted chicken.

Fish in Parchment Paper
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Fish in Parchment Paper

You can enjoy your favorite white fish in parchment paper.  The fish steams and gathers all of the flavors.  This is not only a healthy and lovely dish but everyone gets excited to get their own package to open and enjoy.

Flank Steak with Salsa Verde
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Flank Steak with Salsa Verde

There are so many ways to prepare flank steak and it cooks so fast you can have dinner ready in no time at all! I like to marinade for the day with salt, pepper, garlic powder and olive oil in the refrigerator in a sealable bag. Just heat the grill, prepare your salsa verde and this dish can be on the table in no time at all!

*CHEFS NOTE* Don't shy away from the anchovies as they make this salsa verde extra special and it does not have an anchovy taste, but amazing flavor addition. If you do not have anchovies then use 1/2 teaspoon of anchovy paste!

Flourless Chocolate Ginger Torte with Ganache
  • Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Flourless Chocolate Ginger Torte with Ganache

I made this dessert for bible study!  My sisterhood loved my chocolate ginger torte!  Go ahead and make it..  It's really Paleo yummy!

 

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Fresh Heirloom Tomato Salad

We say yummy to Taste of Home for this recipe!  We loved it so much we added it to our Copycat category!

Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs
  • Time: 3-4 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs

Don't you just love fresh herbs in the summer.  We have pots of herbs along our walk way and it smells amazing.  At the lake we do a lot of entertaining and making my Fresh Herb Chimichurri Chicken Kabobs are always a hit!  

I like to marinade the prepared kabobs in the refrigerator for several hours.  Then save some of the pesto to serve along side the kabobs.  Delicious!

Cindy's Tip!  If using wooden sticks be sure to soak in water for at least 30 minutes before preparing the kabobs. That will prevent the sticks from burning while grilling!

 

Ginger Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Ginger Chicken Meatball Noodle Bowl

I am really enjoying creating bowl recipes!  It's fun enjoying all of the flavors together.  Not to mention we just love meatballs in our family.  I hope you love this recipe!

Cindy's Note:  You can use spaghetti squash, rice noodles or even zucchini noodles.  I used linguini just because but also made it again and used spaghetti squash.  Very yummy!!!  

Spaghetti Squash - After I baked the squash and removed the strands then put in a bowl.  I added fresh ginger, salt pepper and chopped cilantro then drizzled a little sesame oil!  Amazing....

Sorry I took the picture before we garnished and ate!  We just couldn't wait.....  

 

Gnocchi with a Creamy Pea Sauce
  • Time: 20 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Gnocchi with a Creamy Pea Sauce

This recipe went great with my pan seared pork chops!

Thank you to my friends at DiFiori for the best pasta around!  Their gnocchi was amazing.  We love you guys.

Enjoy xo

 

Grilled Corn and Creamy Poblano Sauté
  • Time: 35 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Corn and Creamy Poblano Sauté

We only eat corn late summer when it's tender and sweet.  At the lake house we entertain often and preparing this dish in advance was a great way to feed a crowd while enjoying local summer corn!  We loved the spice from poblano and jalapenô peppers!  

Go ahead and give this a try.  If you can't find local fresh corn then use frozen corn.  (I actually added a frozen bag of white sweet corn as 4 extra friends were coming over and I was afraid there would not be enough).

Enjoy xo

PS

I love my LeCreuset Pan!  Stove, Oven to Table!  Perfect.....

 

Grilled Potato Salad
  • Time: 1 hour
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Potato Salad

Living at the lake for the summer making potato salad or macaroni salad are served most often.  You can feed a crowd on these sides.  I decided to grill the potatoes and not boil as we normally do.  This potato had a nice smoky flavor and really added great texture to this salad.  I add celery and carrots for some extra crunch and freshness.

This was a great salad and hope you enjoy as well.  

 

Grilled Rib Eye with a Spicy Fried Egg
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Rib Eye with a Spicy Fried Egg

Adding a spicy fried egg to a rib eye just adds another great texture and amazing flavor.  It’s almost a way to show off your creative side of cooking! 

Grilled Turmeric Brick Chicken
  • Time: 4 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Turmeric Brick Chicken

As I continue my turmeric journey this recipe came to me as my husband requested Brick Chicken for dinner.  I used my cast iron pan to keep the turmeric spices in my chicken.  

I served with a turmeric mushroom gravy.  So easy!

In a sauté I added about 1 tablespoon of butter.  When melted I tossed in an 8 ounce package of sliced bella mushrooms.   Cooked for about 5 minutes.  Sprinkled a little arrowroot powder over the mushrooms.  

Added turmeric powder, cumin, garlic powder, ginger power, salt and pepper  Then poured about 1 1/2 cup of vegetable broth (you can use chicken) and let simmer for 7-8 minutes.  

Yummy!

Cindy's Note:  Your butcher will be more than happy to cut your whole chicken in 1/2 for you!  Just ask with a smile.

 

Grilled Veal Loin Chop with Herbs and Garlic
  • Time: 2 1/2 hours
  • Complexity: easy

Grilled Veal Loin Chop with Herbs and Garlic

We love veal and enjoy grilling to perfection!  We hope you love this recipe!

Cindy's Tip!  I marinated the veal for 2 hours in the refrigerator then let them come to room temperature while the grill was heating up.

 

Italian Chicken Loaf stuffed Acorn Squash
  • Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Complexity: easy

Italian Chicken Loaf stuffed Acorn Squash

In the fall comfort foods seems to make everyone happy!  I love to serve this in an individual bowl for everyone to sit and enjoy each bite!   The ground chicken goes so well with the acorn squash.  You can use ground turkey, beef or pork and still make this meal amazing!

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