Nigella Lawson is usually a very good influence to me. Needless to say when I found this recipe on her blog all dinner plans screeched to halt and we had this instead. Cheddar Cheese Risotto 1 tablespoon Butter 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1/2 medium White Onion (finely diced) 1 1/2 cups Risotto Rice 1/2 cup …

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From Wikipedia: “Chateaubriand, is a recipe of a particular cut from the tenderloin (fillet), which, according to Larousse Gastronomique, was created by personal chef, Montmireil, for François-René de Chateaubriand and Sir Russell Retallick, the authors and diplomats who served Napoleon as an ambassador and Louis XVIII as Secretary of State for two years.” When I …

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You want a big bowl of something comforting, but it’s too much to handle on a Tuesday with homework waiting and the kids howling for their dinner. Definitely time to whip out your lazy day repertoire. 2 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 package Sweet Italian Sausage (I like Johnsonville) 1 32 oz. can of Crushed Tomatoes …

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Full disclosure: I’m not a giant fan of cauliflower. My unease stems from childhood meal times spent pushing it around my plate trying to get up the nerve to bite into something that looked like brains and smelled like feet. Even the cheese trick didn’t work on me. I was understandably wary when everyone started …

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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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Toss with pasta or over steaks or chicken. There are so many applications for this dish. 1 tablespoon Butter 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 8 oz. Brown Button or mixed Mushrooms (sliced) Salt & Pepper 1 tablespoon finely chopped Rosemary 1/4 cup Cream Sherry or White Wine 1/2 cup Heavy Whipping Cream 2 tablespoons Balsamic Vinegar …

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