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Dapper: neat; trim; smart.- Curtis Stone April 7, 2010

He’s called “The Take Home Chef” and he just might melt you with his Australian accent. Mr Curtis Stone is, in my opinion, one of the cutest celebrity chefs around. I’m sure you’ve seen him scouting out grocery store customers and offering to help shop, buy, and cook a wonderful meal on TLC. Lately I’ve also see him on Biggest Loser, Today Show, and The Celebrity Apprentice. Stone has his own line of kitchen utensils “Kitchen Solutions by Curtis Stone” and a really cute smile. He has a few cookbooks under his belt along with a number of TV appearances. My mom had a magnet on our fridge when I was growing up and I have really found it’s motto to be true, “I love a man with dish pan hands!”. Links afer the jump!

Curtis Stone’s Official Website
Curtis Stone’s Facebook

P.S.
Speaking of my mom, she has a cute photoblog here. You should check it out.

 

Supper: A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal. February 26, 2010

Filed under: Bacon,Chicken,Cooking,Garlic,Italian,Mushrooms,Pasta,Pioneer Woman,Recipes,Supper — thesiscochick @ 12:39 am

PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! (read: CARBS! CARBS! CARBS!) I saw an amazing recipe for pasta on The Pioneer Woman. It inspired me to take my own pasta adventure. I don’t think I’ve seen my guy have that many helpings of dinner in all the time we’ve been together. I’m going to be honest, I did cheat a little and buy a loaf of bread from Homeland that already had garlic butter smeared inside. One of those, stick it the oven for 5 minutes, cheats. It was well worth it! I saved myself time and frustration and was rewarded with the perfect addition to my pasta dinner. This dish doesn’t have a name as far as I know. I think I will call it Chicken Bacon Mushroom Linguine.

Things You Will Need

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Small Onion Chopped
5 Strips Bacon
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Sliced Red Bell Pepper
1 Container Sliced Mushrooms
1 Cup Green Beans
3/4 Cup Half & Half
1/4 Cup White Cooking Wine
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1 Package Linguine

Boil water for pasta. Dice slices of bacon, onion, and mince garlic and combine into a skillet with olive oil. Let the bacon get crispy and the onions carmelized. I put two frozen bonless skinless chicken breasts on my indoor grill for about 8 minutes. After fully cooked cut into bite sized cubes. ( The chicken is a matter of preference. There are so many ways to cook a chicken breast and no matter how you do it, it will be covered in creamy goodness in the end.)
Add enitre container of mushrooms, sliced red bell pepper, and green beans (I used a handfull of the fresh green beans, the ones that you snap) to skillet along with the white cooking wine. (Don’t for get to add the pasta to your boiling pot of water.) Let simmer until mushrooms are golden and glazed.
Stir in half & half and Parmesan, stirring frequently until sauce thickens to desired consistency. (Once pasta is tender, drain water!) Pour contents of skillet into pot of pasta and toss together. Garnish with more shredded Parmesan and enjoy!

*Disclaimer* I never once said this was healthy!

 

Supper: A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.

Filed under: Bacon,Chicken,Cooking,Garlic,Italian,Mushrooms,Pasta,Pioneer Woman,Recipes,Supper — thesiscochick @ 12:39 am

PASTA! PASTA! PASTA! (read: CARBS! CARBS! CARBS!) I saw an amazing recipe for pasta on The Pioneer Woman. It inspired me to take my own pasta adventure. I don’t think I’ve seen my city boy have that many helpings of dinner in all the time we’ve been together. I’m going to be honest, I did cheat a little and buy a loaf of bread from Homeland that already had garlic butter smeared inside. One of those, stick it the oven for 5 minutes, cheats. It was well worth it! I saved myself time and frustration and was rewarded with the perfect addition to my pasta dinner. This dish doesn’t have a name as far as I know. I think I will call it Chicken Bacon Mushroom Linguine.

Things You Will Need

2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts
1 Small Onion Chopped
5 Strips Bacon
2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 Sliced Red Bell Pepper
1 Container Sliced Mushrooms
1 Cup Green Beans
3/4 Cup Half & Half
1/4 Cup White Cooking Wine
1/2 Cup Shredded Parmesan
1 Package Linguine

Boil water for pasta. Dice slices of bacon, onion, and mince garlic and combine into a skillet with olive oil. Let the bacon get crispy and the onions carmelized. I put two frozen bonless skinless chicken breasts on my indoor grill for about 8 minutes. After fully cooked cut into bite sized cubes. ( The chicken is a matter of preference. There are so many ways to cook a chicken breast and no matter how you do it, it will be covered in creamy goodness in the end.)
Add enitre container of mushrooms, sliced red bell pepper, and green beans (I used a handfull of the fresh green beans, the ones that you snap) to skillet along with the white cooking wine. (Don’t for get to add the pasta to your boiling pot of water.) Let simmer until mushrooms are golden and glazed.
Stir in half & half and Parmesan, stirring frequently until sauce thickens to desired consistency. (Once pasta is tender, drain water!) Pour contents of skillet into pot of pasta and toss together. Garnish with more shredded Parmesan and enjoy!

*Disclaimer* I never once said this was healthy!

 

Supper: A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal. February 9, 2010

Filed under: comfort food,Cooking,hamburger soup,Recipes,Supper — thesiscochick @ 1:37 am

Today was cold, snowy, and wet. The kind of weather that gets rush hour drivers frustrated. What better supper to come home to than a delicious bowl of steaming hamburger soup? Tonight that’s what I made! This recipe has been passed down and somewhat edited each time it’s been prepared. It’s an “eyeball it” type of recipe that you can tailor to your liking.

Things You Will Need
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz frozen peas
  • 8 oz frozen sliced carrots
  • 1 can whole kernal corn (drained)
  • 28-32 oz tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper (grill seasoning as substitute)
Peel, rince, and cube potatoes. Place potatoes in stock pot and add water (just enough to cover potatoes completely) and boil until tender. While potatoes are boiling brown and drain ground beef, season with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Chop onion uniformly.
Once potatoes are tender, leaving water in stock pot, add chopped onion, peas, carrot, corn, and ground beef. Stir in tomato sauce and add water for desired consistency ( I added about 8 oz). Once all ingredients are mixed in well, cover and let simmer on medium/low for 45-60 minutes.

Stir occasionally to avoid scorching. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with crumbled saltine crackers and enjoy!

 

Supper: A meal taken at the close of the day; the evening meal.

Filed under: comfort food,Cooking,hamburger soup,Recipes,Supper — thesiscochick @ 1:37 am

Today was cold, snowy, and wet. The kind of weather that gets rush hour drivers frustrated. What better supper to come home to than a delicious bowl of steaming hamburger soup? Tonight that’s what I made! This recipe has been passed down and somewhat edited each time it’s been prepared. It’s an “eyeball it” type of recipe that you can tailor to your liking.

Things You Will Need
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 3 medium potatoes
  • 1 medium onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 8 oz frozen peas
  • 8 oz frozen sliced carrots
  • 1 can whole kernal corn (drained)
  • 28-32 oz tomato sauce
  • salt and pepper (grill seasoning as substitute)
Peel, rince, and cube potatoes. Place potatoes in stock pot and add water (just enough to cover potatoes completely) and boil until tender. While potatoes are boiling brown and drain ground beef, season with salt, pepper, and minced garlic. Chop onion uniformly.
Once potatoes are tender, leaving water in stock pot, add chopped onion, peas, carrot, corn, and ground beef. Stir in tomato sauce and add water for desired consistency ( I added about 8 oz). Once all ingredients are mixed in well, cover and let simmer on medium/low for 45-60 minutes.

Stir occasionally to avoid scorching. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve hot with crumbled saltine crackers and enjoy!

 

Superbowl Sunday February 7, 2010

Filed under: Appetizers,Cooking,Men,Recipes,Superbowl — thesiscochick @ 8:44 pm

Who’s coming to your house tonight? Do you even know yet? Are you expected to cook? Well, let me just say that I have answers to MOST of these questions when it comes to my Superbowl plans.The man of the house has invited friends, the number I don’t know, and is expecting me to pull off some sort of domestic goddess miracle in a few hours. Thinking back, I know that I asked several times what our plans would be. I went as far as suggesting we host a Superbowl party. Unfortunately I didn’t get a response to my inquiries until the day of the big game. With only hours to prepare I find myslef on my couch stalking my friends on Facebook and watching HGTV. Why do I do this to myself? I’m going to pay for it later when I am tempted to choke the slow moving old woman I am destined to be stuck behind in the check out line at the supermarket! Well if you end up scrambling like myself, I know of a few delicious recipes that I will be making that are simple and undoubtedly hungry man pleasers! Follow the link! http://www.oneshetwoshe.com/2010/01/appetizers-my-favorite-artichokespinach.html