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
Have lots of leftover turkey? No problem! Turn that turkey into a hearty and healthy turkey soup that will warm you up from the Chicago cold. If you want to be really clever, you can freeze portions of the soup so you will have dinner ready on particularly busy nights. If you still have the turkey bones, you can easily make the stock from scratch. If you only have the meat, or if you want to save a step, you can use store bought turkey stock or broth. The secret ingredient in this recipe is leftover gravy; it adds lots of flavor to the soup. This soup recipe can be easily adjusted. … 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
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