One of each ingredient (almost) makes this recipe easy to make. Perfect for any party or even to make a regular dinner a bit more special. These can be made ahead and kept in the freezer. When ready to serve, just pop in an oven or toaster oven for 5-10 minutes until heated through. (personally, I think these taste better when frozen and then reheated.)
Made for RSC Contest Numer 11, January 2008. This Spinach Quiche has an extra dimension to it... Wine ! It's a Grown Up sophisticated version that has oodles of flavour with simple ingredients and, allows the hostess to appear to have worked for hours, when in reality, it throws itself together so easily, that it could almost be embarrasing if anyone cottened on. With this recipe and it's French influences you can take your fork, close your eyes and imagine yourself in sunny Provence what ever the weather where you are today.
If you wish you may make this a day ahead and let it mellow in the fridge or just make and serve. It may be doubled. Personally I like spicy and would add an additional tsp of Cayenne. This recipe is not very spicy. Use your favorite pasta or if you prefer serve with rice. Tip: To cube the chicken have it half frozen before cutting. You may substitute regular vinegar but balsamic is best.
We love salads and are always looking for new ways to combine interesting ingredients. People have very personal preferences for dressings, so you can use the one noted here, or any dressing you prefer. Created for RSC #11.
Similar to one of my favorite selections at Panera Bread restaurant--this one will work for lunch as is with a few carrot-sticks on the side OR add a cup of soup or small salad for delicious dinner-time fare. I don't have a panini-maker--so my two large cast-iron frying pans get called into action.
Ambrosial Beef On Bed Of Mash Potatoes, Spinach And Pancetta, served with a Red Wine Sauce. This is a perfect main meal for every day consumption, special romantic dinner for two or for Valentines Day. Serving Size can change for a larger party. I chose to use filet of beef but you could use any tenderloin section of the beef. It would need a thick cut of about two inches/five cms thick and weights about 8.8 ounce /250 grams each. Made for RSC #11 Contest.
A creamy ricotta pizza, topped with artichoke hearts, sun-dried tomatoes, spinach, roasted red peppers, mushrooms, black olives, pancetta, shallots and pine nuts! Smothered with fontina and asiago cheese and presented on a beautiful white wine and honey crust! Makes 2 pizzas. Prep time does not include rising time.
Blonde pizza is made without tomato sauce. This makes two large (10 x 15 inch rectangular, or 14-inch round) thin and crispy crust pizza. If a thicker crust is desired, use smaller pans and roll dough thicker. Most of the time is spent waiting for the dough to rise. Made for RSC #11.
If you have ever had potato latkes, than this is a very similar recipe, partly because it has potatoes in the mixture. It actually turned out very good. I was surprised by the outcome because as I was cooking the patties I thought it might not turn out so good. But the taste is so good, it’s awesome.
This tasty soup is good either on a hot or cold day, depending on the season. Floating on top are three-coin shaped pieces of hard boiled egg, cucumber and squash. Then topped off with Hungarian paprika and Asiago Cheese. This recipe was especially created for the RSC # 11 contest.