This recipe is from "Forking Fantastic"; a hilarious cookbook by Zora O'Neill and Tamara Reynolds. Also known as Ham with Bourbon and Brown Sugar Glaze, it's quite addictive, hence the name!!!! Great, EASY way to class up a store-bought ham for the holidays. I have added 1/4 to 1/2 tsp. of cayenne pepper to the glaze with yummy results - gives it a sweet-spicy crust - mmmmmmmm :)
Can't go wrong with this one.....Thinly sliced sweet potatoes are layered in the baking dish (you can use one dish big enough for two rather than individual ones) with bechamel, crisped bacon, and raw onions and garlic, which infuse the gratin with their fragrance. A sprinkling of parmesan on top helps with browning, but if you want a little more color, pop the gratin under the broiler for a few minutes at the end. 20-25 minutes baking time is perfect for a two-person baking dish.
All the yumminess of chili rellenos without all the frying - and the added protein from chicken makes this a wonderful family pleasing dinner. I sometimes buy a rotisserie chicken from the supermarket just to make this :)
My sister-in-law brought these to my Super Bowl Party and they were the first thing to go.... absolutely simple, yet INCREDIBLY tasty and EASY. I dare anyone not to like this. Plus, you can freeze them. Pretty cool.
This recipe is adapted from "The Silver Palate" by Julee Rosso and Sheila Lukins. I have been making it for years and literally am not allowed to come to family holiday dinners without this bread pudding in tow.... or maybe just the sauce ;o) It is super easy to make and you will get rave reviews! Remember to purchase the french bread several days in advance so that it gets very dry and stale - this is very important to the texture of the bread pudding.
An aromatic herb used throughout Southeast Asia, lemongrass resembles a green onion in shape and has long, thin, gray-green leaves. Kaffir lime leaves, from the Kaffir lime tree, have a distinctive shape: They are attached in pairs, end to end. Both of these ingredients can be found in well-stocked supermarkets or Asian markets. From the kitchens of William & Sonoma.
This Asian-inspired curry, more sweet than hot, pairs nicely with a medium-bodied Australian Riesling that will balance its sweet, citrus and hot tones. An off-dry white or rose picks up on the nuance of the sweet coconut. Dependable: dry, unoaked Australian Riesling. Daring: off-dry Muscat such as Italian Muscato D'Asti.
Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Lifestyles Series, Food & Wine Pairing, by Joyce Goldstein (Time-Life Books, 1999).
Food TV's Bobby Flay gets this super-easy and company-worthy tenderloin cooked for him every year on his birthday by his wife, Kathy. You won't believe how easy it is! Note that this recipe is written for a gas oven; also note that prep time is 3 hours (at least) for marinating. You'll need the heavy-duty aluminum foil for this one.... no substitutions or it won't work!!