Making Turkey Stock: Recipe,Tips and Rules

November 25, 2010.   Categories By Holiday, Christmas, Poultry, Sauces / Gravy, Soups, Thanksgiving Dinner.

Making Turkey Stock: Recipe,Tips and Rules

Making Turkey Stock – Recipe, Tips and Cardinal Rules Today is Thanksgiving and at our house, the marathon cooking and baking began at 6:00 AM. One of the first things I do in the morning, is make turkey stock.  Because we tend to use a smoker to roast our bird, we can’t always count on those delicious drippings you find in an oven roasted pan.  So, when I pick up my fresh, organic turkey (yes, always fresh and always organic) I...

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Chicken Frangelico

October 18, 2010.   Categories Chicken, Comfort Food, Mushrooms, Crimini, Poultry, Sauces / Gravy.

Chicken Frangelico

Saveur Magazine has many tantalizing new recipes and sometimes some that aren’t new but may be forgotten.  Last week they shared a recipe for Chicken Galliano. It reminded me of several similar recipes I’ve made with chicken over the years.  I’m a big fan of pan sauteed chicken and integral reduced sauces.  I’m also a huge fan of goat cheese and prosciutto! So this recipe was right up my alley.  The only thing I...

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Wholearth Spice Tomato Coulis

August 13, 2010.   Categories Appetizers, Basil, Garlic, Olive Oil, Onion, yellow, Parsley, Sauces / Gravy, Spices, Italian, Tomato, Tomato Coulis, Vegetarian, Wine.

Wholearth Spice Tomato Coulis Recipe by Chef David Wells “Grandma Dave” www.grandmadave.com Yield: 3 cups Prep Time: 15 minutes Cooking Time: 40 minutes Ingredients: 1 TBSP olive oil 1 medium onion, finely chopped 1 TBSP garlic, minced 1 TBSP Wholearth Spice Italy Blend 2 lb tomatoes, fresh and diced 2 TBSP basil, chopped 1 TBSP parsley, chopped 1 cup wine of choice (red or white) salt and pepper to taste Method: Heat 4...

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Smoked Turkey Breast with Spiced Chutneys and Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

October 7, 2009.   Categories Chef David Wells, Contributing Chefs, Light / Healthy, Poultry, Sauces / Gravy, Smoking / Grilling.

Smoked Turkey Breast with Spiced Chutneys and Yogurt Cucumber Sauce

 Turkey Breast with Spiced Chutneys and Yogurt Sauce Recipe and Photo by Chef David Wells – Grandma Dave www.grandmadave.com Recently, Chef David Wells (Grandma Dave) prepared this dish for a benefit for several cancer organizations in California.  It was received with rave reviews. . . and it’s no wonder!  That day he slow smoked his turkey breast and served it with an interesting layer of flavors including two...

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Hollandaise Sauce

April 24, 2009.   Categories Breakfast / Brunch, Comfort Food, Sauces / Gravy.


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Hollandaise Sauce

Ingredients: 3 egg yolks (organic, natural raised) 5-6 Tablespoons butter (3/4 stick) per egg yolk juice of about 2 big fresh lemons, plus add some zest, pinch sugar (dont ask why, it just tastes better) salt to taste Few drops of Tabasco Few drops of Worcester Sauce In a bowl or top of a double broiler over simmering water (do not allow it to boil just hot and simmering), whisk all until very light and frothy, then start whisking in melted...

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Chicken Marsala

March 24, 2009.   Categories Italian, Poultry, Sauces / Gravy.

Chicken Marsala

This is one of my husband’s favorite dishes. The tenderness of the chicken and sweet Marsala wine flavor is irresistible. This is an easy chicken marsala recipe but takes a little time. It’s worth it! Ingredients: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 4-5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 4 tablespoons of good quality extra-virgin olive oil 3 ounces pancetta, diced very small 8-10 ounces white button mushrooms (you can use crimini but I think...

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