Feeds:
Posts
Comments

Archive for the ‘TV Chef Inspired’ Category

Grilled Birds, Smashed Potatoes and Burgundy Mushrooms

A few weeks ago I posted this to my Facebook page and neglected to share it with you.  So here goes…

The weather was still in the 3 digits and using the oven to heat the house didn’t sound too good but I had come across a recipe that I couldn’t ignore.

I follow The Pioneer Woman Cooks who had posted a recipe for Burgundy Mushrooms.  Now if you like mushrooms you have to admit these sound more than tempting.

Off the the grocer I went to pick up 2lbs of button mushrooms, pulled 2 gamebirds from the freezer and dug around in the pantry for some potatoes.

We grilled the gamebirds and smashed the potatoes with lots of garlic and olive oil.  The resulting dinner was amazing and thanks to The Pioneer Woman Cooks, Chef Michael Chiarello and Hunter Angler Gardener Cook it was a feast worthy of a blog post!

The internet is truly amazing!  I can find any recipe to fit any desired result.  There’s such an abundance of free information and so many great chefs and cooks out there that are gracious enough to share their secrets with us.  No wonder we are on perpetual diets.

Now my daughter has requested that I post something original the next time I get a chance.  As I think about it… is there anything new under the sun?  Maybe.  I’ve been working on perfecting some javelina recipes.. could be our next adventure.

Pr 25:21 If your enemy is hungry, give him bread to eat; And if he is thirsty, give him water to drink;

Advertisements

Read Full Post »

 

no-knead-pizza-dough1

I told you I was gonna post the results of the “no-knead pizza dough” recipe and, well, Chef John, you were right!  This was the best pizza dough that ever came out of my oven.  I’m converted forever.  I’m never going back to kneaded dough, never… 

If you’re looking for a good pizza dough you really can’t pass this recipe up….. REALLY! It’s simple, refrigerates well, (I refrigerated half the dough for several days with great success) and has a professional, crusty ~ chewy texture and tastes great.

I did do a little altering to the recipe and used a tomato and basil infused olive oil instead of regular olive oil, also a success.

Once again, I’m convinced that no-knead dough is the way to go!  Next I’m getting me one of those pizza stones and see if it makes it even better.

no-knead-pizza-dough2

 

John 6:50-51 
This is the bread which comes down from heaven, that one may eat of it and not die.  I am the living bread which came down from heaven. If anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread that I shall give is My flesh, which I shall give for the life of the world.” 

Read Full Post »

picture-8

So I get this RSS Feed the other day from one of my favorite food blogs.  Chef John is telling me I can use a no-knead recipe to make pizza dough.  I love no-knead doughs and the thought just kept going round and round in my head, “no-knead pizza dough”…. “no-knead pizza dough”….  over and over and over and I fell victim around 12 noon today.  That’s really bad timing if you want pizza for dinner since the dough needs 12 hours to proof.

But, I got busy and put the ingredients together any how.  Now I gotta wait till midnight to make pizza!   My plan is to make the pizzas (recipe make 4 9-10 inch pizzas) let them cool and put one in my hunny’s lunch box for tomorrow.  

Good plan if all works out.  

Check out Chef Johns site and his No-Knead Pizza Dough video.  I’ll let you know how things turned out.  And post some pics.

BTW… Thanks Chef John for all your inspiration!!!

 

Luke 6:26
Jesus answered them and said, “Most assuredly, I say to you, you seek Me, not because you saw the signs, but because you ate of the loaves and were filled.

Read Full Post »