Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Fresh Asparagus & Poached Egg Salad with Browned Butter Sauce from Chat 'n Dish


This salad is a regular on French Provencal menus when asparagus is in season. The marriage of flavors when you serve eggs and asparagus together is fabulous and you’ll find it in many different dishes. From Italian Frittatas to French Quiches eggs and asparagus go hand in hand but my favorite is when they are served together in this salad! If you have never made a browned butter and toasted pecan dressing you are in for a treat! With the simple addition of a couple of tablespoons of lemon juice you also have a sauce that is perfect to serve with any white fish!
Printable Recipe:
http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/fresh-asparagus-poached-egg-salad-pecan-browned-bu/

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Chat 'n Dish Italian Lolli-Burgers


Is there anything more festive than finger foods?  Scallions, brandy and fresh oregano combine to create a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds sing! In Italy I’ve seen similar dishes served with roasted eggplant on the side but my family prefers a fresh arugula and tomato salad instead!  Give these a try; you’ll find the dinner table conversation kicked up a notch when everyone is holding an Italian Lolli-Burger in their hand!

Printable Recipe:
http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/italian-lolli-burgers/

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Chat 'n Dish Monte Cristo Casserole


So easy, super delicious, a real crowd pleaser and can be put together in the morning and baked when you get home from work! I get tons of requests for this dish, and it is perfect for pot luck get togethers. IF you have any leftovers, slice and freeze then just thaw and heat in a fry pan with a bit of butter! Monte Cristos are traditionally served with strawberry jam or maple syrup but my family prefers them plain.

Printable Recipe Link:
http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/monte-cristo-casserole/

Friday, May 25, 2012

Chat 'n Dish Rooster Burgers




Cock-a-doodle-doo these are amazing burgers and I know you will think so too!  The sun-dried tomatoes and fresh spinach mix in the burgers creates a flavor combination your family will love.  If ground chicken is not available at your market, Turkey works great too; then I add just a bit of fresh chopped sage as well.  Oh by the way, you certainly don’t have to tell your kids about the spinach; when mine were young I referred to it as fresh herbs!



Printable Recipe Link:
http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/rooster-burger/



Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Chat 'n Dish Fresh Corn Chowder



This is a delightful way to take advantage of fresh corn when it’s in season and every inexpensive! While lighter than most chowder it is still filling enough to satisfy your heartiest eater.  Fresh corn is naturally low in fat and using non fat half and half keeps it healthy and filled with vitamins B, C, and E!
PRINTABLE RECIPE LINK:
http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/fresh-corn-chowder/

The original inspiration for this recipe came from: http://pastrychefonline.com/2012/08/09/food52sday-recipe-inspiration-post-thursday-edition-summer-corn-chowder/   Which I found on a blog that I absolutely LOVE following!  Pastry Chef Online

Fresh Corn Chowder
This is a delightful way to take advantage of fresh corn when it’s in season and every inexpensive! While lighter than most chowder it is still filling enough to satisfy your heartiest eater.  Fresh corn is naturally low in fat and using non fat half and half keeps it healthy and filled with vitamins B, C, and E!
Ingredients:  Serves 4
4 Slices Bacon Chopped
1 Tablespoon Butter
1 Cup Chopped Onion
1 Tablespoon Fresh Thyme
½ Cup Chopped Celery
Sprinkling of Salt and Pepper
1 Quart Low Sodium Chicken Stalk
5 Ears Corn, kernels removed from the cob
1 Cup New or Fingerling potatoes thinly sliced
½ Cup Non Fat Half and Half
1/3 cup Green Onion thinly sliced

Method:
Sauté bacon over medium/high heat until crisp; remove from pan and set aside.
Pour off the bacon fat and add 1 Tablespoon butter to the pan.
Add the onion, thyme, celery, salt and pepper; cook over medium heat until the onions become translucent.
Add the chicken stock and bring to a boil over high heat.
Add the potatoes and corn; reduce heat to medium and simmer for 20 minutes.
Add the half and half and blend until chunky.
Top with sliced green onions and bacon when serving.










Chat 'n Dish Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Tomato Sauce



Angel Hair Pasta with Fresh Tomato Basil Sauce
This is such an incredibly easy and delicious way to serve fresh tomatoes! Not having to cook the sauce saves time and keeps you away from the stove on hot summer days. It can also be served cold as a pasta salad to accompany grilled chicken or fish. The sauce is also an excellent topping for brochette, cheese omelets and chicken cutlets. I usually double the recipe so I have it on hand in the fridge for the next couple of days.








PRINTABLE RECIPE LINK:
http://www.foodchannel.com/recipes/recipe/angel-hair-pasta-fresh-tomato-basil-sauce/