Tuesday, April 22, 2014

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Broccoli, Grape, and Pasta Salad

  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 (16-oz.) package farfalle (bow-tie) pasta
  • 1 pound fresh broccoli
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups seedless red grapes, halved
  • cooked bacon slices, crumbled
  • 1. Preheat oven to 350°. Bake pecans in a single layer in a shallow pan 5 to 7 minutes or until lightly toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway through.
  • 2. Prepare pasta according to package directions.
  • 3. Meanwhile, cut broccoli florets from stems, and separate florets into small pieces using tip of a paring knife. Peel away tough outer layer of stems, and finely chop stems.
  • 4. Whisk together mayonnaise and next 4 ingredients in a large bowl; add broccoli, hot cooked pasta, and grapes, and stir to coat. Cover and chill 3 hours. Stir bacon and pecans into salad just before serving.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pan-Seared Chicken Breast w/Apples

Oil, as needed
Butter, as needed
2 each Boneless chicken breasts, skin on
Salt, to taste
Ground black pepper, to taste
2 oz. Onion, minced
1  Fuji apple, peeled, 1/4 diced
1 oz. Brown sugar
2 oz. Brandy
1 oz. Glace
1 oz. Butter, cubed
1 Tablespoon Chives, thinly sliced

Melt chicken fat in a medium saute pan over medium high heat. Brown chicken breasts on both sides evenly. Remove to a platter to keep warm. (Larger chicken breasts must be finished in oven). Pour off any excess fat in the pan. Add the minced onion and diced apple, saute. (Bringing out sugars.) Add brown sugar to sauteed onions and apples. Remove pan from heat. Add the brandy. Flambe by tilting the pan towards the heat. When flames subsides, add glace. Stir up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce to desired consistency, swirl in whole butter to finish the sauce. Adjust the seasoning and add chives. Add chicken to sauce to warm. Serve immediately.

This dish is amazing. The aroma is out of this world.

Friday, April 11, 2014

The Kitchen

I think I need to print this out and put it on my fridge. :)

Happy Weekend My Bloggy Friends!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Apples - Yum

Easter is sweeter than ever with this scrumptious assortment of caramel apples and confections. Two individually sized caramel apples are covered in milk chocolate chips and Butterfinger pieces, while two more caramel apples are delightfully decorated with multicolored chocolate drops. And, for those who love the sweet-and-salty combination, the chocolate- and confection-covered pretzel twists and bites are tasty treats. From Mrs. Prindable's Handmade Confections.
  • Includes two individually sized caramel apples with milk chocolate chips and Butterfinger pieces, two individually sized caramel apples with multicolored chocolate drops, two milk chocolate pretzel twists, two white confection pretzel twists, two 4.5-oz bags of white confection pretzel bites with nonpareils, two 4.5-oz bags of milk chocolate pretzel bites with nonpareils, and four Easter gift boxes
  • Net weight 2 lbs, 14.4 oz
  • Arrives within two days of shipment
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