Archive for July, 2011

pistachichickn_2a

I’ve had this idea of a pistachio chicken with a POM sauce for awhile now but every time I made it home with pomegranate juice it quickly disappeared leaving me with a plain old chicken. It wasn’t until the other day that I had all the ingredients to test this idea and opened the fridge to find that the bottle of POM had been abducted by pomegranate loving aliens or at least that was the story I was told. Figuring I was never going to be able to make the dish that I wanted, I searched the kitchen for a

capicola_peaches

A couple of weeks ago we had a little dinner party over here and my mother-in-law brought these amazingly beautiful appetizers. They are so amazing that I had to share them with you. I seriously could have forgotten the dinner and just stuck to these. The combination of spicy capicola and sweet peaches along with the bright and fresh finish of  basil is the perfect amuse bouche for any dinner party or just to snack on around the house. {Yes I have done that before. If  you knock on the door after Mia is asleep and the husband is working late

sausage and kale

Do you know what I have discovered lately? Kids love sausages! Yeah, that’s a no-brainer, huh? Inspired by Debi Mazar and Gabriele Corcos’ Sausages with Fagioli All’uccelletta from Extra Virgin, this meal is super delicious and a little more kid friendly. Not to mention when reduced fat chicken sausages are involved a traditionally high calorie meal becomes a healthy and figure pleasing one. Chicken Sausages with Cannellini and Kale is one of those simple 20 minute family meals that is highly recommended by the resident 2 year old, Mia. Chicken Sausages with Cannellini and Kale serves 4 to 6 1/2 Tbs olive

breadmain

Oh my holy love handles! Who doesn’t love hot crusty artisan bread!? Of course, those who are gluten intolerant will disagree with me and for that a shed tears for you. No, really I do but I know that y’all have tricks up your sleeve that would make a grown baker cry so I know you are going to be ok. Give me a fresh baked loaf of bread (sourdough especially) and it will not last 5 minutes. I think if I were stranded on a desert island and had access to one thing it wouldn’t be a life raft,