Monday, 28 April 2014
Veal Scallops with basil butter and toasted pine nuts. When I explained to Wee Bear, what I was cooking, he was skeptical, but, he loves breaded veal and he loves butter....so he was "in"! Everything works here and the recipe is perfect for a quick Sunday dinner like we had last night, or a dinner party for eight. If you get all your prep stuff done ahead of time, everything comes together in less than 10 minutes. The veal is super tender, and very mild flavored and is the perfect vehicle for this wonderful basil butter! I love the flavor of basil and pine nuts, they complement each other perfectly. If you can’t find veal, or if it’s not your thing, the recipe works just as well with chicken or pork. I hope you enjoy it much as I do. I wish I would have recorded Wee Bear, he said, "This is the best veal I have ever eaten"! He loved the Basil butter in combo with the toasted pine nuts, and just couldn't quit saying, "Mmmmmmm, Ahhhhh, this is the best!"
Wednesday, 23 April 2014
This salad is so yummy and healthy!! Wheatberry salad is one of my favorite multipurpose dishes. You can serve for breakfast with fruit and yogurt or lunch with salsa and black beans. For dinner it is delicious with grilled salmon. Wheatberries are the backbone of this delicious salad.
Thursday, 17 April 2014
It is Spring! I am offering a veggie to get excited about .....asparagus! I have always loved these beautiful long slender stalks of goodness. It is definitely one of the signs of Spring for me! Today, I am offering a new take on my Asparagus with Pineapple buerre blanc, a healthier version, that is figure friendly!
Tuesday, 8 April 2014
It’s time to take things a little retro. Chicken cordon bleu (which translates to “blue ribbon”) may not have actually originated at the famed French cooking school, but it was nonetheless a winning dish for many American families in the 1960s and ’70s. The key components—breaded chicken breast, cheese, and ham. I love classic chicken cordon bleu in all its gloriousness. I really do! But, sometimes I want it done in a more elegant way....... here we go, just in time for Easter!
Wednesday, 2 April 2014
I had so much fun making this cute little bunny cake from the book Surprise-inside cakes by Amanda Rettke! I just wanted to squeeze this little bunny in my arms, it is so cute! I know there are a lot of bunny cakes out there, but, with this one, it's whats inside that counts! Imagine surprising your family and friends with this stunning, inventive cake! The delight on your children's faces as this "Bunny Cake" comes to life!