Tuesday, January 17, 2017

chicken kale pasta

Chicken Kale Pasta

2 tablespoons olive oil
2 pounds chicken, cubed
2 cups kale, de-stemmed and chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1-14 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
Cooked pasta

  1. Heat oil in pan until hot.
  2. Add chicken and sear on one side.
  3. Once chicken is cooked, add kale and sautee until tender (about 5 minutes)
  4. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  5. Add wine and scrap off the browned bits on the bottom of the pan.
  6. Add broth and tomatoes.
  7. Simmer 10 minutes.
  8. Add pasta and stir to coat.  Allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Serve with parmesan cheese

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Friday, January 13, 2017

fish with lemon caper sauce

Fish with Lemon Caper Sauce

1/2 cup dry white wine
4 tablespoons olive oil (use butter if making salmon)
Zest of 1 lemon
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons capers
2 tablespoons lemon juice
10-12 oz canned fish (tuna, sardines, salmon, etc)
Cooked pasta
1/2 bunch parsley, minced

  1. Heat pan on medium high until hot.
  2. Add wine and reduce by half.
  3. Add oil, zest, garlic, capers, lemon juice, and fish.  Heat through.
  4. Add pasta and parsley. 
  5. Stir to coat and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  6. Serve with parmesan cheese.
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Thursday, January 12, 2017


Basic Quiche

3 eggs
1 1/2 cup heavy cream (can use other milks, but this is best)
2 cups filling ingredients like meats, vegetables, cheeses, herbs, etc
1 pie crust (see recipe here)

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Sautee any meats and vegetables going into the quiche.
  3. Place the filling ingredients in pie crust.
  4. Whisk together eggs, heavy cream, salt, pepper, herbs, etc. and pour over filling ingredients.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes or until set.
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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

apple pie

Apple Pie
from Pam Atkins

3 pounds apples, peeled and sliced
1/2-3/4 cup sugar (depending on how sweet the apples are)
2-3 tablespoons flour
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
2 pie crusts (see recipe here)

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix apples, sugar, flour, and spices together in a bowl.  Let sit while making crusts.
  3. Add filling to crust.
  4. Bake 50-60 minutes.
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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

pie crust

Pie Crust
from Pam Atkins

1 crust:
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup vegetable oil (plus more if needed)
2 tablespoons cold water

2 crusts:
2 cups flour
1 teaspoons salt
1/2 cup vegetable oil (plus more if needed)
3 tablespoons cold water

  1. Whisk flour and salt together.
  2. Add oil and stir until combined.  Dough should just come together.  If it does not, add one tablespoon of oil at a time, completely combining.  Add more if need.
  3. Once dough just comes together, add water.
  4. Wet a counter top, and place one piece of wax paper on top of the wetness. 
  5. Place dough on wax paper, and cover with another sheet of wax paper.
  6. Roll dough out.
  7. Place dough in desired backing dish.
  8. Bake per recipe directions.
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