Portobello “Burgers”

Ingredients: 4 large Portobello mushroom caps 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 3 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar 2 tablespoons spicy mustard 1/2 cup low-fat mayonnaise Salt and pepper 4 rolls, toasted Lettuce, tomato, and red onion, sliced To Make: In a shallow dish combine the olive oil, vinegar, and mustard. Add a teaspoon each of […]

Chicken Marsala

Ingredients: 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, about 1/4 inch thick 1 cup sliced button mushrooms 3/4 cup Marsala wine 4 tablespoons butter 4 tablespoons olive oil 1/4 cup flour 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano 1/2 teaspoon dried parsley Salt and pepper To Make: Combine the flour, oregano, parsley, and salt and pepper in a shallow dish. […]

Stuffed Tomatoes

Ingredients: 6 medium tomatoes 4 slices crisp bacon, crumbled 1 small onion, chopped 1/4 cup celery, chopped 1 cup crumbled cornbread Salt and pepper 3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded To Make: Preheat oven to 350. Slice the tops of each tomato and carefully cut out the inside of each with a paring knife. Chop the […]

Prosciutto Stuffed Chicken Breasts

Ingredients: 4 boneless chicken breasts, butterflied 1/4 pound prosciutto, thinly sliced 4 large basil leaves All-purpose flour Salt and pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1/2 cup white wine To Make: Divide the prosciutto into four portions. Stuff each chicken breast with a basil leaf and a portion of the prosciutto. Fold the […]

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon

Ingredients: 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, quartered 8 slices thick cut bacon Fresh cracked pepper Salt To Make: Steam brussels sprouts for about 5 minutes, or until they just start to soften. Crack pepper directly on to the bacon and press in firmly, flip and repeat. Slowly cook the bacon in a large saute pan […]

Roast Goose

Ingredients: 1 whole goose, 8-10 pounds 1 pound mixed yellow and red onions, whole and unpeeled 2 tablespoons garlic, minced 4 cups breadcrumbs 3/4 cup milk 4 cups mixed dried apples, figs, and cherries 2 tablspoons fresh sage, minced 1/4 cup fresh parsley, minced 3/4 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup celery, chopped 1 pound Italian […]

Better-than-the-box Mac and Cheese

Ingredients: 1/2 pound rotini, fusili, or elbow macaroni 4 tablespoons butter 2 eggs 6 ounces evaporated milk 3/4 teaspoon dry mustard 10 ounces sharp cheddar, shredded Salt and pepper To Make: Cook the pasta according to package directions to just al dente. Drain the pasta and return to pot with the butter. Set pot over […]

Asparagus Casserole

Ingredients: 3 10 ounce packages frozen asparagus 3 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons flour 3/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese 1 1/2 cups milk 2/3 cup breadcrumbs 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1/4 teaspoon paprika Salt and pepper To Make: Preheat oven to 350. Thaw and drain the asparagus and arrange in a lightly greased baking dish. In […]

Homemade Tomato Sauce

Ingredients: 1 16-ounce can crushed tomatoes 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 2 cloves cloves, minced 4 fresh basil leaves, finely chopped Sugar, salt, and pepper To Make: Heat the olive oil in a heavy sauce pot, add the garlic and cook until soft. Add in the crushed tomatoes and a pinch of sugar. Season […]

Potato-Crusted Tilapia

Ingredients: 4 tilapia fillets, about 6 ounces each 3/4 cups potato flakes 1 cup tartar sauce 1/4 cup fresh chives, chopped 2 teaspoons fresh lemon zest, grated To Make: Preheat oven to 450. In a small bowl mix together tartar sauce, chives, and lemon zest. Spread 2 tablespoons of the mix on top of each […]