If you’re celebrating something this is the dish for you! Yet it’s so easy to make you could go for it on a weekday as well. Scallops and Herbed Risotto For the Herbed Risotto: 1 1/2 cups Risotto/Arborio rice 6 cups Chicken or Vegetable stock 3 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 Small Onion (finely chopped) 1 …

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Guess who’s cookbook is being published for iBooks by Apple? Yep, that’s right! It should be available Sept 6th! And here’s the best part, it’s only $1.99. You can get it now as eBook from Blurb if you don’t have iBooks While we’re on the subject, my first book The Family Table is already available! …

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Have a few minutes? Why not try this simple chocolate syrup? View this post on Instagram Bubble bubble A post shared by Kathleen Rear (@kathleenrear) on Jul 17, 2014 at 7:31pm PDT Chocolate Syrup 1/2 cup Granulated Sugar 1/2 cup Water 2 heaping tablespoons Unsweetened Cocoa Powder Place all ingredients into a small sauce pan …

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I love my herb garden! Every year I look forward to the convenience of simply waddling out to the yard and plucking the start of something delicious. The Boneless skinless chicken breast (BSCB), a cooks delight or worst nightmare? For much of my cooking life they’ve been a disappointment. Rubbery and dry. Gross. Happily, I …

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There’s nothing more romantic, (and dare I say it? Sexy.) than making your Valentine a lovely, juicy steak dinner. With all the traditional sides, of course! Let’s break the meal down by what to get started on first. Compound Butter This can be made days ahead. 1 stick (1/2 cup) Unsalted Butter (room temp) 1 …

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Very refreshing and all together lovely beverage for a warm night or, a romantic celebration. Fleur de Lys 4-6 oz Champagne or Prosecco In a cocktail shaker combine: Ice (half full) 2 1/2 oz. Pear Brandy or (Pear Cognac, if you can find it) 2 teaspoons Granulated Sugar Juice of 1 large Lemon Shake well …

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It’s hard to take a good picture of a stew or braised dish. Everything looks just like a bowl of brown! Having said that, there is nothing so tasty, comforting and beautiful on a dark Winter night than classic braised shortribs served on a heaping mound of polenta. Beef Shortribs With Polenta 2 tablespoons Olive …

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