Burgers are a favorite of mine because there are literally thousands of different versions you can easily make at home. Here is a Caramelized Onion and Gruyere Cheese Hamburger that is a pretty frequent player is my burger rotation. The onions are cooked until tender and golden brown and give off a sweetness that nothing like raw onion.
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This Burrata Crostini is a quick and easy recipe that I frequently turn to when I’m hosing a party. Crostini, is just a fancy word for toasted bread. The great thing is, that there are tons of things that taste great on top of good toasted bread! For this recipe we top the crostini with some Burrata cheese, which is a type of mozzerlla that is more creamy and very mild tasting.
We all think of Pesto as the green pasta sauce, made with basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, etc…but over the past several years, I’ve come to think of pesto as a technique as much as a specific recipe. If a pesto is simply a pureed, generally uncooked, pasta sauce…well, then you can make all kinds of pestos. And one of my favorites is walnut pesto.
Alfredo sauce is as simple as it is delicious. I mean cream and cheese…how you can go wrong? I keep this alfredo sauce recipe to just a few ingredients, but it’s actually a very easy sauce to modify with things like garlic, shallots, herbs, or other vegetables. And it has a ton of uses.
One way to jazz up a boring chicken breast is with a great sauce, which is exactly what I do with this Chicken Alfredo. Alfredo sauce is very simple to make, with just a few ingredients and it’s a perfect match for chicken. The cream in the sauce provides a bit of fat, that the lean chicken doesn’t have, and of course the flavor of alfredo sauce is almost magical. Just a little bit on the pl
Until recently, a Bolognese sauce has always meant a tomato and meat sauce. So I was blown away when I saw Lidia Bastianich take a totally different spin on the recipe, creating a White Bolognese. This sauce, still with meat, drops most of the tomato, adding a bit more cream and ricotta…which leaves it…well…white.
Goat Cheese is awesome just on it’s own. Imagine how great it is breaded and fried? That’s exactly what I’ll show you how to do in this recipe for a Warm Goat Cheese salad. The goat cheese is definitely the star of this salad, and brings enough body to the dish to make it a pretty substantial lunch, or starter course.
Potato Dauphinious is not an easy word to say…but it’s a damn tasty recipe to eat. I love to make them as a side dish for steak dinners, but they’ll go just as well with roast chicken, pork or even fish. Classically, potato dauphinious is a baked dish, where layered slices of potatoes, are baked along with some cream, and sometimes cheese.
Homemade pizza’s have become a favorite of mine. They are easy to make and the diversiy of ingredients you can use, means that you can please just about anyone’s tastes. For this recipe, I show you how to make what I’m calling my “Chunky Tomato Pizza”. It’s a take on a standard margarita pizza, but instead of a smooth tomato sauce, I keep large chunks of diced tomato in the sauce.
Really…is there anything you can’t do with chicken? Know some key cooking techniques and you can make a great chicken recipe with just about anything. Here, along with a couple boneless chicken breasts, I happen to have some fontina cheese, a tomota and a zucchini laying around, along with some hunger, and about 30 minutes later a recipe for Chicken Fontina was born. Fontina is a great chees