Many sweet and savory pie recipes require pre-baking or “blind baking” a crust. No one really knows where the term got its name, but “blind” baking a crust means baking it without a filling.Why blind bake a crust?Some pie and tart recipes have fillings that are not cooked at all, and need to be put into a fully cooked pie shell.
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Easy chicken liver pâté with shallots, garlic, brandy, capers and thyme, blended smooth to spread on bread or crackers.Photography Credit:Elise BauerChicken liver pâté—looks atrocious, tastes great!In fact, this is one of those instances where you pity the fool who refuses to eat something because it doesn’t look appetizing.
Method1 Prepare chicken cutlets, pound them thin: To make chicken cutlets, slice the chicken breast halves horizontally, butterflying them open. If the breast pieces you are working with are large, you may want to cut them each into two pieces.If the pieces are still thick after butterflying, put them between two pieces of plastic wrap and pound them with a meat hammer to 1/4-inch thickness.
Chicken paprikash with chicken pieces, browned in butter, cooked with onions and paprika, then served with a little sour cream mixed in.Photography Credit:Elise BauerChicken, onions, butter, stock, paprika, salt, sour cream. That’s about it, and all you need for one of the best dishes on the planet, chicken paprikash.
Chicken salad with arugula, goat cheese, and apple slices.Photography Credit:Elise BauerOnce, many years ago, my mother decided to plant some arugula in the garden. What she didn’t know at the time is that arugula will reseed itself, and if left untended, will take over any arable surface within range.
Mexican chicken pozole recipe, pozole blanco, traditional dish of Guerrero, Mexico, made with hominy, chicken, and several garnishes.Photography Credit:Elise BauerI’ve been begging my friend Arturo to teach me how to make pozole for months now.The problem is that it is sort of like asking someone to make you “taco night”!
Chicken and black beans work so well together, especially piled on these easy tostadas. This makes a fun and easy weeknight family meal.Photography Credit:Cheyenne CohenWhen I need a surefire hit for dinner I don’t have to look any further than tostadas topped with chicken and black beans.Everyone in my family is a big fan of Mexican and Tex Mex, and tostadas are always happily greeted by guests—it’s lively food that instantly turns dinner into a party.
1 Pound steaks to an even thinness: If you are using round steak instead of the pre-tenderized cube steak, you will need to pound the steaks thin or they will be way too chewy. (Already tenderized cube steaks can also use some meat mallet attention to get more thin.)Place each steak between two pieces of plastic wrap.
Featured in 13 Romantic Recipes for a Date Night InChicken cordon bleu is one of those meal-in-one dishes, which appeals to my family’s tastes in different ways.It has the crispy exterior from the breadcrumb mixture that the kids enjoy. The salty prosciutto appeals to my husband’s love of all things pork, and the creamy Gruyere center is the highlight for me.
Here& 39;s an easy chicken minestrone with basil pesto! It& 39;s easy to adapt with whatever beans, pasta, and fresh vegetables you have in the pantry. Feeds a crowd and freezes well.Photography Credit:Sally VargasYou don’t really need a recipe for minestrone, so think of this chicken version with pesto as more of a guideline.
Simple and quick chicken breast with apples cooked in broth, with a honey mustard sauce.Photography Credit:Elise BauerLooking for a quick and easy chicken breast recipe? This one is perfect for fall.You just dredge chicken breasts in a little flour, brown them and apple slices in a little olive oil, and pull everything together with a simple honey mustard sauce.
A cool twist on a simple chicken salad, with poached chicken breasts, roasted red bell peppers, toasted almonds, garlic and parsley.Photography Credit:Elise BauerFeatured in 13 Quick & Easy Weeknight Meals with Chicken BrothNow here’s a twist on a summer chicken salad! This one is inspired by the flavors of Spain, with roasted bell peppers, toasted almonds, garlic and parsley.
Pork tenderloin, marinated in orange juice, lemon juice, garlic, shallots, and chipotle chiles, then oven roasted.Photography Credit:Elise BauerWe picked this recipe up years ago in the Sacramento Bee, from an article about Bill Niman (formerly of Niman Ranch). They got the recipe from Gary Fuller of Laurier Cafe and Wine in Houston, Texas.
A flavorful marinade and a quick sear make for easy homemade chicken fajitas—onions and bell peppers help, too. This is a classic you can make yourself!Photography Credit:Elise BauerHomemade Chicken FajitasYay, chicken fajitas! So easy to make, and so quick. The method involves quickly searing the meat on a griddle or grill, and then slicing and serving with quickly seared peppers and onions.
Chicken marbella recipe, classic chicken party dish, chicken cooked with white wine, prunes, green olives. Adapted from the Silver Palate Cookbook.Photography Credit:Elise BauerOne of the finest dishes ever to come out of The Silver Palate Cookbook, Chicken Marbella is chicken first marinated in oil, vinegar, capers, olives, prunes, and herbs, then baked with added brown sugar and white wine.
Poblano chiles, stuffed with cotija cheese and chorizo sausage, baked in an egg and cheese casserole with tomato sauce.Photography Credit:Elise BauerClassic chiles rellenos are green chiles, blackened and outer skin removed, stuffed with either cheese or a pork sausage picadillo, dipped in batter, fried in oil, and often served with a thin tomato sauce.
Get the best of Chinese Orange Chicken takeout at home! This recipe is loaded with sweet citrus flavors, sesame seeds, and scallions. And don’t skip the orange zest in the sauce—it’s the most important piece!Photography Credit:Nick EvansFeatured in 11 Recipes to Make with Freezer IngredientsIf I’m ordering Chinese takeout, you better believe there will be at least one order of orange chicken in the bag!
Our “Cooking for Two” series is all about those of us who love good food but need smaller batches. Maybe you’re single or coupled but with no kids (no kids, before kids, after kids). Whatever the reason, you don’t necessarily want a lot of leftovers hanging around. We had you in mind when we developed these recipes.
For a vegan version, substitute 1 block cubed tofu for the chicken.Two poached chicken breasts will make enough for this recipe. See: How to Poach Chicken Breasts.Method1 Smash the cucumbers: Wash cucumbers well and pat dry. Use the flat edge of a large knife or cleaver to smash the cucumbers in several places along their length.
Chicken with Creamy Cassis Sauce! Chicken breasts lightly sautéed and served with a sauce made with cream, white wine, and creme de cassis, a liqueur made from blackcurrants.Photography Credit:Elise BauerIt’s amazing what elegant meals one can serve quickly when one has a well stocked pantry (or liquor cabinet).
This quick and easy orzo salad is a fresh Greek-inspired summer salad with cherry tomatoes, orzo pasta, cucumbers, feta cheese, oregano and green onions, and dressed with olive oil and lemon juice. Perfect for a summer BBQ!Photography Credit:Elise BauerI am not the most talented of gardeners. I over-water, under-water, over-fertilize, under-mulch.