I like change. So creating and changing recipes from cookbooks, magazines, traveling and eating out has become a staple in my life. I recently ran across this shrimp risotto recipe on the Food Network website. I made some changes that caused the flavor to explode. I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy! Ingredients: 5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil 2 tsp. kosher salt 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 1 pound extra-large shrimp, peeled and de-veined 1 small fennel bulb, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter 1 small onion, chopped (about 1 cup) 1 large clove garlic, smashed, peeled, chopped 1 cup Arborio rice (about 6 1/2 ounces) 1/4 cup dry white wine 3 cups roasted turkey stock, plus extra … Read more
Moto executive chef Richie Farina finds inspiration for his dishes in the aisles of Crate & Barrel. A vase of river rocks inspired his “river course,” where tiny smoked salmon bagels are served atop rocks. Steam wafts over them to resemble a misty riverbank. Farina, who took over as executive chef of the Michelin-starred restaurant this year, also has a different take on a seasonal menu. “I think about the smells and sights of the season rather than the tastes.” So when fall started, he introduced a campfire boar course meant to be reminiscent of warming up by a fire. It also contains the hearty flavors of wild boar jerky, braised … Read more
It’s the holidays. Who doesn’t love a pumpkin pie with a little bit of Cognac? Make this easy recipe for the holidays and impress everyone with your boozy dessert skills. Pie filling: 1 15oz can pure solid-packed pumpkin 2 large eggs at room temperature 1 large egg yolk at room temperature 1 cup heavy cream, keep cold 1 Tbsp. Cognac or brandy 3/4 cup lightly packed brown sugar 1 tsp. orange zest 1 tsp. freshly ground cinnamon stick or 1 1/2 tsp. pre-ground cinnamon 1/2 tsp. salt a pinch Freshly grated nutmeg a pinch of black pepper a pinch of ground cloves Chocolate whipped cream: 1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, keep cold 1/3 cup sugar 1 tsp. vanilla 2 tsp. unsweetened cocoa Pie crust: Use store bought deep dish crust Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Bake crust … Read more
She is fun, fabulous and fierce. She is chic, intelligent and in-the-know. But most of all, the Cheeky chick is the kind of woman who embraces, admires, respects, smiles at and opens her heart to other fabulous chicks. Now THAT'S Cheeky, darling!