Comfort Food

Chai Tea

March 11, 2011

Chai Tea Chai is the word for tea in many parts of the world.  It is a centuries old beverage which has played an important role in many cultures.  Chia from India is a spiced milk tea that has become increasingly popular throughout the world.  The spices used vary from...

Veal Parmigiana

March 10, 2011

Veal Parmigiana INGREDIENTS 2 Cups Marinara Sauce 1 Cup Plain Dried Bread Crumbs ½ Teaspoon Salt ½ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper 1 Large Egg 2 Tablespoons Water 6 Veal Cutlets (1 ½ Pounds) 3 Tablespoons Butter ¼ Cup Freshly Grated Parmesan Cheese 1 Cup Part-Skim Mozzarella Cheese – Shredded Prepare...

Tiramisu

March 9, 2011

Tiramisu INGREDIENTS 7 Egg Yolks 1 Cup Sugar For Egg Yolks 3 Cups Mascarpone Cheese 4 ½ Tablespoons Water 1 ½ Tablespoons Powdered Gelatin 3 Egg Whites ¼ Cup Sugar For Egg Whites 1 Cup Heavy Cream – Whipped 2 ½ Cups Cooled Espresso Coffee ½ Cup Kalhua 20 t0...

Curried Cauliflower Soup

March 8, 2011

Curried Cauliflower Soup INGREDIENTS 1 Chopped Onion 1 Tablespoon Minced Ginger 2 Cups Cauliflower Florets 1 Tablespoon Curry Powder 1 Teaspoon Sea Salt 1 Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper 1 Cup Coconut Milk Chopped Cilantro For Garnish Place onion, ginger, salt & pepper in a medium sized pot along with 3...

Steak Fajitas

March 7, 2011

Steak Fajitas Steak fajitas came before any other type of fajita.  Mexican laborers created this dish out of necessity while working along the Texas & Mexico border.  Laborers were partially paid with the less desirable cuts of beef and eventually came up with a good way to use their “non-cash...

Creamy Potato Gratin

March 5, 2011

Creamy Potato Gratin INGREDIENTS 3 Garlic Cloves Cut In Half 4 Tablespoons Butter 3 Pounds (Peeled & Scrubbed) Yukon Gold Potatoes 3 Cups Milk 1/8 Teaspoon Ground Nutmeg 1 Teaspoon Salt ½ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper Preheat the oven to 425° F.  Rub half of 1 garlic clove all over...

Victoria’s Naughty Naughty Mashed Potatoes

November 26, 2010

Naughty Naughty Mashed Potatoes! Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 5 Pounds Peeled & Cubed Russet Potatoes 2 Sticks Butter ¾ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream 2 Teaspoons Kosher Salt ¼ Teaspoon Garlic Powder ½ Teaspoon Fresh Ground Pepper Place potatoes in a large pot and cover with cold water.  Cook potatoes in boiling...

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