Hot Kitchen Greek Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe Demonstration

#71 Greek Lamb Kebabs with Stuffed Mushrooms and Greek Salad

Bright!  Bold!  Light!  Satisfying!  When I think of Greek food, those are the attributes that come to mind.  While designing this menu, I attempted to capture my favorite flavors of Greek family-style restaurants.  Creamy and salty feta cheese, smoky kalamata olives, loads of garlic, sweet and spicy pickled peppers, fresh oregano, fresh lemon, tender skewered […]

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Hot Kitchen Butternut Stuffed Manicotti with Hazelnut Buerre Noisette Recipe Demonstration

#70 Northwest Manicotti

So there I was the other night, looking in my pathetic empty cupboards and fridge.  So much for a hot kitchen, we had an empty kitchen and it was getting late.  I dug out what I could find and came up with half a box of manicotti, a butternut squash, and handful of hazelnuts, ground […]

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Hot Kitchen Game Hens in Chevre Dress Recipe Demonstration

#67 Game Hens, Chevre Cheese, Spaghetti Squash

Let’s make these three ingredients rock the house. A date night meal should be a departure from the norm, but it can’t break the bank, either. Game Hens are nice because each diner gets the full roasted bird experience of white meat, dark meat, and of course both of the very tender “oysters” off the […]

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The key to perfect toasted squash seeds…

It is common knowledge that squash seeds are yummy when they are seasoned and toasted, whether you make them sweet, spicy, salty, or fairly plain. The seeds are of course a great source of omega 6 fatty acids, as well as a good source of zinc, magnesium, and complex carbohydrates. For years, I have been […]

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#66-Pineapple Pork Loin

You’re going to love this collection!  Episode #66 is a menu of polynesian-asian fusion recipes.  The feature ingredients are a pork tenderloin, a can of sliced pineapple and wonton skins.  Together, this meal cost me about $20 bucks out of pocket, but really was about $13 all together.  The reason the out of pocket cost […]

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Sunday Morning Sourdough Waffles

Sunday mornings can be so lovely. After years of having to work Sunday mornings, I have finally been blessed with the chance to enjoy them in the privacy of my own home. Something about Sunday morning just calls for a delicious breakfast. My favorite breakfast to make is waffles. Nothing says love like fresh, crispy, […]

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Hot Kitchen Pumpkin Latte Cheesecake Recipe Demonstration

#65-Oh, the cheesecake!

You’re going to flip for the cheesecake recipe in this episode! A few weeks ago I posted a survey on our facebook page. I asked     “What is your favorite dessert?” I filled in no answers, wanting to see what was filled in.  Only two options were filled in by the participants, cheesecake and […]

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#64 Beef Crowns in Royale Sauce-Puff Pastry how-to

Introduction: Puff Pastry is truly a magic act. There’s only four ingredients that need to be involved: Flour Butter Salt Water The “magic” is the combination of the preparation technique, and the reaction of the butter to the heat of the oven. See, the way that the dough and butter are rolled together creates thousands […]

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There’s this charming little thing in the baking world called starter.  It is a wild yeast culture.  All that is needed to culture your very own wild yeasts (yeastie-beasties) is flour and water. You’ll need to seed your initial batch with a source of established yeast, like a dollop of somebody else’s starter, or commercial […]

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#63 Pear and Walnut stuffed Chops

As the weather turns to autumn in the great Pacific Northwest, I can’t help but be drawn into the cooler season by the allure of fall flavors.  This sentiment played big time into the recipes I chose to share with you in episode #63, Pear and Walnut Stuffed Chops.  It’ll be months again before I […]

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