Thursday, November 14, 2013
This Thanksgiving is the very first time I will be hosting this holiday of thanks...and abundant FOOD! I am extremely excited and also a little nervous at the same time. I hope everything turns out deliciously and that I don't mess anything up :) So I have been looking up recipes and tips non-stop.
That's why I thought it would be a great idea to start a Thanksgiving Recipe Linky, so everyone can share their favorite Thanksgiving recipes all in one place! My very first link party!
It's easy to share your favorite Thanksgiving recipe using the blue "add your link" button below! Please feel free to share ANY recipe you love on Thanksgiving: A special side dish, an appetizer, Turkey tips and desserts, of course. Even if it's "non-traditional." Anything goes!
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Favorite Chicken Marsala Recipe How-to VideoSo here it is, the YouTube video that started it all! This is how the hubz found and made my very favorite dinner! I hope you enjoy it as much as I do - which is A LOT!
In case you can't see the video, here is the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S08wCZ9-Bxw
Thanks Chef Tips!
A cute little background story...
We had only been living together for a few weeks when I came home to him in the kitchen, watching his iPad and hitting chicken on the counter with a hammer. Yes, a hammer. I quickly figured out he had turned to a YouTube video to help him make me dinner and that he didn't have the proper chicken pounding tool so resorted to using a hammer (pretty creative if you ask me!). What a guy! He poured me a glass of wine, pushed play on the iPad and finished cooking me one of the best dinners I had ever had.
Whenever he makes this recipe, he still uses that hammer to this day. haha. It's just part of the perfection now!
Thursday, October 31, 2013
Free Food Deals for Halloween 2013
Chipotle: Free $3 burrito when you wear your costume after 4pm. No coupon necessary.
Chili's: Free Chips and Sala platter with purchase of another on to-go orders only. Expires Sunday.
Boston Market: Free Kid's meal with the purchase of any individual meal when you bring in coupon.
Denny's: Free cup of coffee with coupon (until Nov 4)
Participating IHOPs: Children under 12 get a free Scary Face Pancake. 7am - 10pm
Jamba Juice: Free Jamba kid's smoothie for kids. 2-7pm. No coupon necessary
Krispy Kreme: Wear your Halloween costume and receive a free donut!
Longhorn Steakhouse: Free kid's meal with purchase of an adult entree. Coupon.
Olive Garden: Subscribe to newsletter and get a free kid's meal with purchase of an adult entree.
Outback Steakhouse: Gree kid's meal with purchase of adult entree today.
Red Lobster: Free kid's meal with purchase of an adult entree today.
Papa Johns: Buy a large pizza and get a second free with code TREAT13.
This is a list of mostly national food restaurants. Please Share Any of Your Own LOCAL free food finds in the comments below!
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
It's not even that I completely ruined it, I just didn't make it WOW. The thing with me is, I don't like following recipes exactly. I kind of do what I feel and I have a feeling that is why soup just isn't working for me. I just don't know it enough to play with it like I play with other things. I could definitely use a soup cooking class if anyone has any recommendations online or in CT or MA.
Here's the recipe as it is in the William-Sonoma Cookbook Soup (there's over 100 more pages of delicious soup ideas that I can't wait to try - I will succeed!).
1/2 cup (2 1/2 oz/75g) drained oil packed sun dried tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh basil, finely chopped
2 tablespoons pine nuts
Salt and Pepper to taste
FINAL STEP: Ladle the soup into warmed bowls and add 1 tablespoon of the pesto to each bowl, serve immediately and enjoy!
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Great wine. Laid back atmosphere. And live animals. See for yourself! Here's our experience in pics:
The Old Field Winery
Here is a complete list of North Fork wineries! Enjoy :)
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Great NY State Fair was a
Deep Fried Food Frenzy!You could get ANYTHING deep fried.... pickles, potatoes, buffalo chicken wing dip, cookie dough, alligator, BUBBLE GUM....
I think this is best explained through pictures. My deep fried food feast at the Fair:
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Fall is in the air! Restaurant are even starting to introduce their fall menus! Hellooo fall food!
Terramia Ristorante in the North End of Boston (aka Little Italy) debuts their fall menu TONIGHT and they sent me a sneak peek!
If you are in Boston and in the mood for some Autumn flavors, you should definitely check them out!
If you are not in Boston these are some great Fall dinner ideas! Who couldn't use some extra autumn recipe ideas?!
The Ravioli Autunnali al Burro Fuso sounds the perfect Fall dinner! But there's even more...
Terramia's Fall Menu Highlights:
Melanzane Pomodoro con Polpette Vegetali
Layered eggplant and mozzarella, basil, roasted eggplant and garbanzo bean meatballs, San Marzano tomato sauce.
Pomodori Verdi Fritti Caprese
Sliced fresh mozzarella, fried green tomato, roasted plum tomato, basil.
Cozze e Porchetta alla Salsa Piccante
Mussels, smoked pancetta, garlic, chili, shallots, garlic rubbed crostini, tomato fume.
Tagliatelle con Funghi
Wild Mushrroms, tagliatelle pasta, fontina creme, garlic, thyme, truffle essence, pecorino romano.
Gnocchi Sorrentina con Polpettine
House-made gnocchi, tiny meatballs, mozzarella, cherry tomato, garlic, chili, basil, tomato sauce.
Ravioli Autunnali al Burro Fuso
Sweet potato & Butternut squash filled ravioli, sweet mascarpone, and sage, toasted hazelnut brown butter sauce.
Mezzo Pollo Arrosto
Bell & Evans ½ roasted chicken, garlicky spinach, pancetta & white bean ragout, pan jus.
Lightly breaded veal, prosciutto, herbs, wild mushroom, rabe, baby potatos, fontina crème, veal demi.