Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 23

Can it get any better – Salted Caramel Pots Recipe by Curtis Stone


  Need something sweet to make ahead for a dinner party. Sick of Chocolate – Is that possible? OK looking for something a bit different. This recipe is easy and amazing. Lady ChowChow highly approves! SALTED CARAMEL POTS DE CRÈME from Curtis Stones new cookbook What’s for Dinner Pots de crème are little baked custards …

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Apr 19

Drop Dead Kick Ass Lemon Curd Bread

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This recipe will make you weep with joy! braided lemon bread sponge 3/4 cup warm water 2 teaspoons sugar 1 tablespoon instant yeast 1/2 cup King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour dough all of the sponge 3/4 cup plain or vanilla yogurt 1/2 cup ( 1 stick) unsalted butter, softened 2 large eggs, beaten 1/2 cup sugar 2 …

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Apr 18

Grandma’s Cookies – Colin McKnight

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When I was  a kid, my grandparents lived about 5 blocks away.  They had an old-fashioned house with an unheated mud-room entry off the kitchen, that they always called the storm-house.  There were a couple of cupboards out there that my grandfather had built, along with his boots on the floor, and a big can …

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Apr 16

Peppers – male and female?


 Never knew this! Flip the bell peppers over to check their gender. The ones with four bumps are female and those with three bumps are male. The female peppers are full of seeds, but sweeter and better for eating raw and the males are better for cooking. From Linda Mitman

Apr 03

1, 2, 3 Easy – Chicken Francaise

Michael Symon Chicken Franciase

The Best and Easiest Recipe out there for Chicken Francaise  from Michael Symon- Never fails and restaurant good! 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil Flour for dredging Salt and Pepper to taste 3 Chicken Breasts (boneless skinless; pounded to 1/4-inch) 2 Eggs plus 2 tablespoons Water (whisked) 2 Garlic cloves (sliced) 1/2 cup White Wine …

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Apr 02

Colin’s Spinach Cabbage Almond Dish


From our Food Editor Colin I took a flier yesterday on an epicurious recipe for warm spinach and red cabbage salad. And I’m just downright glad that I did. I didn’t have any red cabbage, but had 3/4 head of savoy cabbage on the verge of going south in my crisper drawer.  Didn’t have some …

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Apr 01

Is a Chicken ever worth 80 bucks?


It was time for a Lady Chow Chow adventure- The Holidays are over! The Christmas Tree had been dragged to the curb leaving most of the needles in the house. That is always a happy moment.  The window lights were stashed in the attic. The real indicator  that the season  was past was that the Xmas cookies …

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