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Chicken Piccata with Olives and Fried Capers

Oh! Oh! I totally forgot the “secret” ingredient! Based on the Fine Cooking recipe, I added about a tablespoon of honey in the sauce with the lemon, chicken stock & wine. I’ve amended the recipe below!

This was sort of one of those meals where I looked around at what we had and then […]

The Last Risotto of Winter 2007-08? Cauliflower Risotto with Saffron, Pancetta and Manchego

I cannot believe I’ve only made risotto a handful of times this winter! That is crazy because I luuurve risotto. Maybe the weather is turning all crappy again to inspire me to make more risotto?

Anyway, this is the latest risotto experiment — sort of a Spanish-inspired theme. I’ve just started eating cauliflower and […]

Kind of Like a Turkey Ruben…

This was the best sandwich. Personally (and I know I am probably crazy) but I’m not a huge fan of corned beef or pastrami. I’m much happier with turkey or in this case, turkey pastrami.

So, this is kind of like a Ruben in that there is tasty bread (pumpernickel instead of rye), […]

Halibut + Oranges + Avocado = Awesome

This was so good. It satisfies the hungry-hungry-not-easily-appeased Mexican food craving but also it’s fish so it’s healthy for you. Not a lot more to say. I will let the images do the talking.

Oh, here’s a good thing to know — you will need at least two oranges for this recipe (based […]

A Veritable Crockpot Extravaganza! Chicken Paprikash!

I had so much fun with the other day’s WCC meal, that I made another crockpot dish a couple of nights later. Really, any excuse to use my smoked paprika.

Chicken Paprikash w/ Sour Cream Adapted from a recipe on Epicurious.com 2 medium onions, thinly sliced 1 tsp kosher salt 1 tbsp sweet paprika […]