“Cacciatore” literally means “Hunter”. And while there have been a few hunters in the family, most of my hunting will be in the grocery aisle! But I think it’ll be cool, especially if I announce we’re having “Chicken Cacciatore” with an Italian accent!
Posts Categorized: 7. Dinners
Back in the day, The New Deli made one huge sheet of Pesto Pizza on Fridays. A few of us still remember those days. Once in awhile, we make this recipe again, for New Deli parties. Sssh–don’t tell anyone! (It’s just for employees and family, ha…) Now, the secret to a non-soggy crust: A first layer of thinly-sliced mozzarella cheese over the dough. (We also add an egg, plus extra spinach to the pesto). New Deli secrets revealed!
This chicken breast turned out so moist. We made it for our church’s annual Women’s Christmas Dinner, but- if you’re planning a wedding or other large event, check this out. A mix of butter and Dijon mustard, plus a mix of bread crumbs and Parmesan, helps the meat turn out perfect.
This is one of the first recipes my son wanted after moving into his own place. I don’t think it’s that it’s the most amazing recipe ever, but that we had a lot of good memories of meals shared, enjoying this dish. Chowing down on a hearty helping of this after soccer practices… that kind of stuff!
Rice-cooker, step aside. There is more than one way to skin a cat (ew- sorry, PITA). What I mean is, there’s more than one way to cook rice!
Paella is a Spanish rice dish, typically made in a “paella pan”. (My iron skillet works just fine.) I add a bit of turmeric to this too- it’s got many benefits, including being anti inflammatory. Plus, when turmeric is coupled with black pepper, its healthy effects are squared to the tenth power! (Or something like that…)
Back in the seventies, I soon discovered as a newlywed that my in-laws were classic meat-and-potato folk. So Tom’s dad looked pretty alarmed when I served the family an exotic ethnic dish with raisins and green olives in it. It was a Betty Crocker recipe , and perhaps not totally authentic. I’ve since discovered a Moroccan recipe we really enjoy. It’s exotic. It’s different. It’s delicious!
Use the mushrooms in place of hamburger patties, for a “meaty” vegetarian alternative at dinner. Or let the mushrooms cool off a bit, slicing into strips, and top a salad with ’em.
Old friends recorded “From the Land to the Table” for me, shown on local TV back in 2007 (+ re-runs on occasion). Make it easy-style by using a plastic bag over an oven mitt, to “mash” beans.
Lamb can be a welcome change from typical roasts; perfect for special occasions. This lamb recipe is big on flavor, presentation, and economy; Leg of Lamb is usually better-priced than other cuts. With some prep done ahead of time (like roasting the red peppers before-hand), it’s not too much work all at once. The whole…
I’m starting to plan for our annual Easter Egg Hunt on Palm Sunday, and think I’ll serve this, since it makes so much. Yes, it’s also nice to serve on a smaller scale (just reduce the recipe). But it’s ideal when you need a big batch of something, and don’t have a lot of time…