Oven Fried Chicken

  • 2 lbs chicken pieces
  • 3 c puffed rice, like
  • 2 Tbsp onion salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp Italian seasoning
  • Olive oil spray
  • Combine all ingredients except chicken and oil in a food processor and pulse until well combined and rice puffs are finely ground.
  • Preheat oven to 400. Place a wire rack over a backing sheet and spray with olive oil.
  • Put rice puff mixture in a bag and place a chicken piece in and shake to coat, be sure to seal the bag. Repeat and lay on the wire rack with some room between pieces. Spray with a little olive oil.
  • Bake 35 – 45 min until crispy and juices run clear.
  • Serves 6 – 8.

Cold shrimp with tarragon cream sauce

This recipe is so easy and perfect to make ahead on a hot day! If you don’t like tarragon you could use dill.

1 lemon, halved

1 c white vinegar

6 cups water

3 tbsp sugar

3 tbsp of salt

1 lb raw wild shrimp

2 tsp celery seed

1/2 c – 3/4 c creme Fraiche

3 tbsp finely chopped tarragon

Lettuce for serving the shrimp

Combine vinegar, water, 1/2 lemon, salt, sugar and celery seed in a medium pot. Bring to a rolling boil, remove from heat and add shrimp. Let sit for 3 minutes then drain and chill in the freezer for 10 min.

Coming the juice of the lemon 1/2, shrimp, and tarragon, stir to combine. Chill until ready serve on salad greens.

Slow cooker Barbacoa

This recipe is amazing!! You can serve in tortillas instead of the rice. I served with avocado slices.

  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 3 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
  • 4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • 4 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 3 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 ln
  • 4 lbs boneless beef chuck roast
  • 3 bay leave
  • RICE:
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 cups uncooked jasmine rice, rinsed and drained
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 scallions, sliced thin

Directions

  • Place the first 9 ingredients in a blender; cover and process until smooth. Add broth; pulse to combine.
  • Place roast and bay leaves in a 4- or 5-qt. slow cooker; pour sauce over top. Cook, covered, on low until meat is tender, 7-9 hours.
  • Prepare rice about 30 minutes before serving. In a large saucepan, combine water, rice, butter and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed and rice is tender, 12-15 minutes. Remove from heat; gently stir in cilantro and lime juice.
  • Remove roast from slow cooker; cool slightly. Discard bay leaves and skim fat from cooking juices. Shred beef with 2 forks; return to slow cooker. Serve with rice.

Air Fried Cauliflower Gnocchi

This was so good!! And easy! Air frying is a game changer for frozen cauliflower gnocchi.

  • 2 (10 ounce) packages frozen cauliflower gnocchi, thawed, divided
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese, divided
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley or basil
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium marinara sauce, warmed
  • Preheat air fryer to 375 degrees F. Toss 1 package gnocchi, 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and 2 tablespoons Parmesan together in a large bowl.
  • Coat the basket of the air fryer with cooking spray. Transfer the gnocchi mixture to the basket; cook for 5 minutes, turning once halfway through. Transfer to a large bowl. Repeat the procedure with the remaining gnocchi and oil and 2 tablespoons Parmesan. Sprinkle the cooked gnocchi with parsley and the remaining 1/4 cup Parmesan. Serve with marinara.

Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Broccoli

This is so easy and so yummy! You could so two cauliflowers or two heads of broccoli.


2 large heads cauliflower

1 clove garlic, halved 

1/4 cup olive oil 

4 tablespoons Dijon mustard 

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 

1/2 cup fresh parsley leaves, roughly chopped 

1/4 cup grated Parmesan 

Lemon wedges, for serving

Position an oven rack in the bottom of the oven and preheat to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Remove the leaves from the cauliflower, then trim the stem flush with the bottom of the head so the cauliflower sits flat on the prepared baking sheet. Rub the outside of each head with the cut garlic.

Whisk together the oil, 3 tablespoons mustard, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of black pepper in a small bowl.

Put the cauliflower on the prepared baking sheet and brush the entire outside and inside with the mustard-oil mixture. Roast the cauliflower until nicely charred and tender (a long skewer inserted in the center of the cauliflower should pass through easily), 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the size. Let rest for a few minutes.

Meanwhile, combine the parsley and Parmesan in a small bowl. Brush the outside of the roasted cauliflower heads all over with the remaining 1 tablespoon mustard and generously sprinkle with the Parmesan mixture.Cut the cauliflower into thick wedges and serve on plates with a sprinkle of salt, lemon wedges and any extra Parmesan mixture.

Potato, Bacon and Cheese Casserole

This dish is perfect for a holiday gathering and you can assemble ahead of time abs pop in the oven when it’s time to bake it. Just let it sit on the counter at room temp for 30 minutes.

  • 2 lbs. potatoes, boiled
  • 1⁄2 lb. bacon, cut in 1⁄2-inch slices
  • 2 medium onions, peeled and sliced
  • 2⁄3 cup crème fraîche
  • 1 lb. Reblochon or raclette cheese
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. ground black pepper
  • Fill a large saucepan with cold water, add the potatoes, and bring to a boil over high heat. Boil for 20 minutes and drain.
  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. In a medium nonstick skillet, cook the bacon over medium-high heat. After 1 minute, add the slices of onions and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often with a wooden spatula.
  • Cut cooked potatoes in thin slices. Layer half of them at the bottom of a large baking dish. Add a layer of onion slices and bacon. Pour the cream on everything, then add a last layer of sliced potatoes on top.
  • If you have a whole Reblochon, slice it in two round, thinner cheeses. Put them on top of the dish, rind facing the top of the oven. If you’re cooking with slices of cheese, spread them all over the potatoes. Season with salt and pepper. Put in the oven and bake for 20 minutes.
  • Serve warm.

Gruyere and Greens Quiche

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 c chopped sweet onion
  • 1 1/2 tbsp water
  • 6 large eggs
  • 1 1/2 c ricotta cheese
  • 1 c finely shredded Gruyère cheese
  • ½ c pitted oil-cured olives, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp anchovy paste
  • ¾ tsp ground pepper
  • 1 lb leafy greens, such as spinach, chard and/or kale, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • Heat oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until starting to brown, about 10 minutes. Add water and reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until very tender and brown, about 15 minutes more. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Generously coat a 8 inch springform pan with cooking spray.
  • Whisk eggs in a very large bowl. Add ricotta, Gruyère, olives, garlic, anchovy paste (or anchovies), pepper and the cooled onion; mix well.
  • Finely chop greens in a food processor. Mix into the egg mixture to combine, pour into pan.
  • Bake until set, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool in the pans for 5 minutes. Loosen the edges with a knife and removed springform. Serve warm or at room temperature.
  • Severe 6 – 8.

Truffles Gnocchi

This is inspired by Eating Well! Love the crispy sage and proscuitto on top!

  • 3 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 16 fresh sage leaves
  • 2 slices prosciutto, coarsely chopped
  • 1 medium shallot, minced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ cup creme fraiche
  • ¼ c grated Parmesan
  • ½ tsp ground pepper
  • ⅛ tsp salt
  • 1 lb whole-wheat gnocchi
  • 1 tsp truffle oil
  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil.
  • Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add sage and cook until crispy, 2 to 4 seconds per side. Leaving the oil in the pan, transfer the sage to a paper-towel-lined plate. Add prosciutto to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, until crispy, 1 to 2 minutes. Leaving the oil in the pan, transfer the prosciutto to the plate with the sage. Set aside.
  • Add the remaining 1 tbsp olive oil to the pan. Add shallot and garlic and cook, stirring often, until translucent, 30 to 60 seconds. Add creme fraiche and bring to a boil. Adjust heat to maintain a simmer. Whisk in parmesan, pepper and salt. Remove from heat and cover to keep warm.
  • Cook gnocchi in the boiling water until they float to the surface, about 3 minutes. Using a slotted spoon or sieve, scoop out the gnocchi and add to the sauce, along with truffle oil. Stir to coat. Top the gnocchi with the reserved sage and pancetta and more cheese, if desired.
  • Serves 4.

French Onion Soup

What is better on a chilly day than French Onion Soup? This one is from Patricia Wells. It’s amazing! Use a stainless steel pan to roast the onions in for a quick clean up.

1 lb sweet white onion, sliced thi

2 c dry white wine

2 tbsp butter

6 c beef stock, preferably homemade

6 slices of sourdough

2 c shredded gruyere

Preheat oven to 425.

In a 12 inch stainless steal skillet, add onions, butter and wine. Cook for 45 minutes until moist of the moisture is absorbed, stirring several times.

Heat broiler.

Bring the stop to a simmer.

Distribute the onions amount 6 deep, oven proof bowls, pour in stock, top with slice of bread and cheese

Place soup bowls on a baking sheet and boil until cheese is melted.

Serves 6.

French Onion Chicken Thighs

This smelled so good I forgot to snap a picture! This is stup? It’s more than chicken and not quite a soup. The carmalized onions really take the flavor deep! Serves 4.

  • 1 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 of chicken thughs
  • 3 large yellow onions, sliced thin
  • 1/2 tsp salt and pepper
  • 1/2 c dry white wine
  • 1 1/2 c beef or chicken broth
  • 2 tsp thyme
  • 1 c grated Gruyere

In a slow cooker on sauté mode, heat the butter, then add the chicken and brown on each side. Remove to a plate.

Add onions, salt and pepper and cook continue to sauté until carmelized, stirring frequently. About 20 min.

Add remaining ingredients except cheese and cook on high for 2 hour or low for 4 hours.

When it’s done, shred chicken and serve topped with cheese.