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29 August, 2011

Recipe Test: Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese

Recipe Test:  Cook's Illustrated Chicken Canzanese
Comments : 3 Posted in : Food photography, Food TV Recipe Tests, Main Dishes, Recipes, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This weekend’s episode was Chicken Canzanese and it looked so good I had to give it a try.  I was not disappointed nor was the family!  The chicken skin was crisp, the interior was moist and the sauce was fantastic.    This is a chicken meal that you could definitely serve to company and was
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14 July, 2011

The Daring Cooks Challenge – handmade spätzle (with meatballs in cream sauce)

The Daring Cooks Challenge – handmade spätzle (with meatballs in cream sauce)
Comments : 3 Posted in : Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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This month’s challenge was to make noodles, with a suggestion for Spätzle.  A long (long) time ago I lived in Germany for several years and became very fond of them but although I’ve made lots of other types of noodles,  for some reason just never tried these.  I know my choice of meatballs in cream sauce
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2 July, 2011

Citrus cream parfaits

Citrus cream parfaits
Comments : 2 Posted in : Dessert, Food photography, gifts, Recipes, Sauces on by : salernos
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While I was visiting the LA Times test kitchen, Noelle Carter was gracious enough to share a great trick with me.  Instead of whipping cream with a whisk or mixer, try doing it in the food processor.  The cream has less air and is more substantial so it holds better and tastes amazing, a little
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1 May, 2011

White Five Cheese Pasta Shells with Ham

Comments : 5 Posted in : Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes on by : salernos
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Of course we had ham for Easter and with everyone gone home and just the two of us, there was a lot of leftover ham!  There is always freezing, but first I pretty much use it until we can’t stand anymore.  This week I’ve made ham and eggs of course, Ham and Lentil soup, which
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16 February, 2011

Iron Skillet Steak with Basil Cream Sauce – sometimes the old fashioned way really works

Comments : 3 Posted in : Main Dishes, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces on by : salernos
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As I have mentioned before, I love my cast iron skillet rediscovered a couple of years ago when husband unexpected brought one home.  Our weather is pretty much grill friendly all year, but I also really love gravies and sauces so I decided to go with the pan for some steaks this time.  I also
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20 January, 2011

Creamy Pesto and Sausage Penne

Comments : 4 Posted in : Food photography, Main Dishes, Pasta/Pizza, Photography, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces on by : salernos
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After making all that great Pesto for holiday gifts, I did sort of keep some for myself and found a great way to use it for a quick weekday meal.  It took about 15 minutes, just long enough to cook the pasta.  Considering all the basil, I’m counting this as healthy (ignoring the cream sauce
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16 January, 2011

Recipe test: Rachael Ray’s You Won’t be Single for Long Vodka Pasta Sauce

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I know I haven’t always been kind to some of Rachael’s recipes, but this is one of my favorites.   I make it quite often and even follow the recipe You Won’t Be Single for Long Vodka Pasta Sauce pretty faithfully, which is quite unusual for me.  The only change I make is to start with
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15 December, 2010

Holiday Gifts – David Rocco’s Pesto

Comments : 1 Posted in : Appetizers and Soups, Food TV Recipe Tests, gifts, Pasta/Pizza, Quick and Simple, Recipes, Sauces, Tested Recipes on by : salernos
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      Here’s a great, simple recipe for pesto from David Rocco.  Once you’ve made the recipe, place it in festive jars or plastic tubs for gifts (keeping a few for yourself of course).  In case you haven’t noticed, I like David Rocco and if you haven’t had the chance to watch his show
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