Fusilli with Chicken and Pesto

Ingredients 1 pound fisilli pasta2 teaspoons olive oil2 cloves garlic, crushed or chopped fine2 boneless skinless chicen breasts (about 608 ounces each), grilled or poached, cut into bite-size pieces (or use precooked chicken chunks)1 cup pesto sauce (see recipe below)1/2 cup toasted pine nutsGrated Parmesan Instructions Cook pasta in boiling salted water until al dente.More »

Pappardelle with Roasted Red Pepper Pesto

Ingredients Large red bell pepper, halved and trimmed 3 garlic cloves garlic, peeled ¾ cup walnuts, chopped ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes, drained ½ cup fresh basil, plus 4 leaves for garnish ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese (or Pecorino) Salt and pepper to taste ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil 1-pound box pappardelle noodles Instructions Place red-pepperMore »

Best Ever Onion Rings

Ingredients 3 large onions (about 9-11 ounces each), peeled and trimmed 1 cup flour 1 teaspoon paprika 3/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pepper 1 cup of beer Oil Instructions Cut onions crosswise into 1/2-inch slices; pull apart into rings. Combine flour, paprika, salt and pepper in large bowl. Stir in beer, beating with wire whipMore »

Dried Chiles

Ingredients Chiles Instructions Heat oven to 225 degrees. Spread chiles on a sheet pan, spacing just to keep them from touching one another. Place in oven and bake until leathery, but not hard or crisp. Depending on humidity and the size of your chiles, this could take from 2 to 4 hours.

Stuffed Artichokes

Ingredients 4 large artichokes 1/2 cup dry breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 clove garlic, minced 2 tablespoons chopped flat-keaf parsley 1/4 pound prosciutto, finely chopped 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons lemon juice Instructions Prepare artichokes for stuffing. In a bowl, combine breadcrumbs, Parmesan, garlic, parsley and prosciutto. Add 2 tablespoons ofMore »

Garlic Herb Popovers

Ingredients 3 eggs 1 cup milk 12-15 peeled and minced garlic cloves (a food processor is easiest) 2 teaspoons dried thyme 2 teaspoons fresh parsley 1 cup all purpose flour 1 teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking powder Instructions Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Spray the muffin tins with pan coating. In a standing mixer, beatMore »

Jerk Chicken Wings

Ingredients 24 chicken wings, wing tips cut off, halved at the joint ½ cup chopped onion 2 cloves garlic ½ teaspoon dried thyme 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground allspice ½ teaspoon cinnamon ¼ cup minced jalapeno peppers 1 teaspoon black pepper 8 drops Tabasco 3 tablespoons soy sauce ½ cup vegetable oil Instructions 1.More »

Parmesan Chicken Tenders

Ingredients 1 cup buttermilk 1-1/2 boneless, skinless chicken tenders 1 cup panko breadcrumbs 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese Salt & pepper to taste Pesto Mayonnaise for dipping* Instructions Place the buttermilk in a large bowl. Add the chicken tenders, turning to coat; let stand for 20 min. Mix the Parmesan, breadcrumbs, salt & pepper inMore »

Roasted Onion Slices

Ingredients 4 pounds red onions, peeled and cut into 1/2 –inch thick rings 2 cups olive oil 1 tablespoon red pepper flakes 2 tablespoon fennel seed 2 tablespoon sugar Salt and pepper to taste Instructions 1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees2. In a large bowl, toss the onions, olive oil, red pepper flakes, fennelMore »

Drunken Shredded Beef

Ingredients 15 pounds pot roast-chuck or bottom-round 2 pounds onions, peeled and thickly sliced 2 #10 cans ground tomatoes 1 cup garlic, finely chopped ½ cup red wine vinegar ½ cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon paprika 2 tablespoons salt 1 tablespoon pepper 2-12 ounces cans or bottle of beer at room temperatureMore »