Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chicken with Prosciutto and Sage

Serves 4
· 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
· Coarse salt and ground pepper
· 4 fresh whole sage leaves, plus 4 minced leaves
· 4 (6 to 8 ounces each) chicken cutlets
· 4 slices (3 ounces) thinly sliced prosciutto
· 4 teaspoons olive oil
· 3/4 cup dry white wine
· 1/3 cup reduced-sodium canned chicken broth
· 1 tablespoon cold butter

1. In a shallow bowl, stir together flour, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Set aside.
2. Lay 1 sage leaf lengthwise on each cutlet, then wrap a prosciutto slice around middle of each cutlet, encasing sage. Flatten with the palm of your hand to help prosciutto adhere to the chicken. Dredge cutlets in seasoned flour; tap off excess.
3. In a large nonstick skillet, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Cook 2 cutlets until golden brown and cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side. Remove cutlets, and keep warm. Repeat with remaining 2 teaspoons oil and 2 cutlets.
4. Add wine and broth to skillet; cook over high heat until reduced by three-quarters, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; let cool 1 minute. Add butter and minced sage; stir until butter is melted, about 30 seconds. Spoon sauce onto plates; top with cutlets. Serve immediately.

Neiman-Marcus Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookie Recipe

(I usually only made half and it was great!)

2 cups sweet butter
24-oz. chocolate chips
4 cups flour
2 cups brown sugar
2 tsp. soda
1 tsp. salt
2 C. sugar
1 8 oz. Hershey Bar (grated)
5 C. blended oatmeal
4 eggs
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. vanilla
3 C. chopped nuts (your choice)

Measure oatmeal, and blend in a blender or food processor to a fine powder. Cream the butter and both sugars. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix together the flour, oatmeal, salt, baking powder, and soda and add to wet ingredients. Add chocolate chips, Hershey Bar, and nuts. Roll into balls and place two inches apart on a cookie sheet.

Bake for 12 minutes at 375 degrees.

Makes 110 cookies. Enjoy with milk or coffee and feel like a million bucks!

Sandy's Zucchini Bread

3 eggs
1 cup oil
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
3tsp vanilla
2 cup grated zucchini
2 ½ cup unsifted flower ( ½ wheat ½ regular)
2 tsp salt
2 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
½ cup wheat germ
1 cup chopped walnuts

Beat eggs, oil, sugar and vanilla until thick and foamy. Stir in zucchini. Combine dry ingredients stir into mixture. Divide into two loafs and cook at 350 for 1 hour.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coconut-Cumin Chicken Skewers


1 garlic clove, minced
1-1/2 Tablespoons cumin
1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
1-1/2 teaspoons coriander
3/4 teaspoons paprika
1/2 cup coconut milk
3/4 teaspoons brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 skinless, boneless chicken breasts (or pork loin)
Vegetable oil
Freshly ground black pepper

Combine garlic, cumin, chili powder, coriander, paprika, coconut mil, brown sugar, and salt in a bowl. Set aside.Slice chicken breasts into thin strips. Skewer chicken onto bamboo skewers (previously soaked, to prevent burning). Place skewers in a shallow dish and pour the marinade over the top. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours or overnight.Prepare grill. Grill skewers, turning until browned on all sides and cooked through, about 5 minutes.Remove from grill and sprinkle with freshly ground black pepper. Serve immediately.

Remember to soak bamboo skewers in water for at least 15 minutes prior to using. This will prevent them from burning.

Pumpkin Cookies or Muffins

· ¾ cup shortening or ¾ cup coconut oil or ¾ cup of butter
· 2 eggs or egg substitute – ½ cup apple sauce
· 1 cup canned pumpkin
· 1 tsp vanilla
· 1 cup sugar or ¾ cup honey or ¾ cup agave nectar or ¾ cup coconut sugar
· 1 ½ tsp baking soda
· 1 ½ tsp baking powder or (½ tsp soda and ¾ tsp cream of tartar)
· 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice or more to taste
· 1 ¼ cup buckwheat flour or “normal flour”
· ¾ cup potato starch or ¾ cup tapioca starch
· ¾ cup chocolate chips or raisins

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Cream together the shortening, eggs, pumpkin, vanilla and sugar. Add baking soda, baking powder, pumpkin pie spice, flour, starch and chocolate chips or raisins. Mix well.

Spoon out on cookie sheet (greased lightly) about the size of a walnut. Bake for about 15 minutes.

Or to make muffins place in muffin tins about 2/3 full and bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes