(Welcome to my focus on food blog This is an attempt to pull all my cooking, restaurant, recipe and food adventures off of my main blog, Kathieys World, and put them in one easy to find location. I am going to start by going to the beginning of my home blog and transferring all the food related info to its new home. Wish me luck, I have no idea how to do this but here goes.....
Hope you enjoy:-)

Friday, December 19, 2014

Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

I found this  recipe, Lemon Rosemary Chicken with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes, on Pinterest.

Lemon-Rosemary Chicken with Zucchini and Cherry Tomatoes

Ingredients Serves 2

2 tbsp oil
2 boneless, skinless chicken breast
12 lemon
2 clove garlic
1 sprig fresh rosemary
2 sprig thyme
8 oz zucchini
4 oz cherry tomato
14 cup chicken stock

Directions

  1. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned. Squeeze lemon juice into pan and add garlic and herbs. Cook for about 1 minute.
  2. Remove chicken, keep warm and add zucchini and tomatoes to pan. Saute just until heated through and slighly soft; remove from pan. Add chicken stock to pan and cook, scraping up any browned bits, until hot and slighly reduced. Add chicken, zucchini and tomatoes back to pan and just heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately.

It was a very tasty and easy recipe.  I suggest you give it a try
I think I will give it 9/10 on my cooking scale.
Try a new recipe.
Happy Cooking Everyone:-)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Recipe Review…Breakfast Casserole from Celebrate Magazine


4 slices wheat bread, (I used white bread)
6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
4 sausage links, cooked and chopped (I used link sausage the first time 
the second time I used bulk sausage instead and it was far better)
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
6 large eggs, beaten
2 cups whole milk
1 tsp dry mustard
Garnish:  freshly cracked black pepper, fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly grease the bottom of a 13×9 baking dish.  Place bread pieces in dish.  Sprinkle bacon and sausage over bread pieces.  Sprinkle cheese over bacon and sausage.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, milk, and mustard; pour over cheese.  Bake until set in center, about 35 to 40 minutes.  Let stand 5 minutes before serving.  Garnish if desired.
I gathered my ingredients…..
 Don't forget the milk….
 Put everything together….


I made this for a "Throw Away Women's" Brunch.  It was yummy and easy.  I would make its again.  So what do I give it on my cooking scale?  9/10 when I used the bulk sausage cooked and crumbled into the mix.  
Try a new recipe!
Enjoy Your World
Kathiey:-)

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Recipe Review…."Pick a Picnic" from Taste of Home Magazine



I love Taste of Home Magazine, it contains all sorts of recipes and ideas. 
 I remember having looked through the June/July issue and seeing a very nice picnic spread.  


It had been a really busy day and I had no time to cook so I decided to put together an indoor picnic tray.  I went to Harris Teeter to try to mimic the Taste of Home version of the picnic goodies.  Here is what I came up with…
Fruited Chicken Salad…Yum
Cherry Tomatoes
Pita Bread and Hummus
Cucumbers
Peaches
Poppy Seed Dressing….Next time I would go with Ranch Dressing.



It was extremely good and, to make it even better, extremely easy.  I made myself a plate, grabbed a glass of wine and settled in to watch a show my daughter Erica has me hooked on…"House of Cards" on Netflicks.   Warning about House of Cards….R rated.  The political leaders on this show are down right evil.
So if you don't have the time to cook just put together a picnic tray.  I nibbled on my for 3 days.
Try a new recipe!
Enjoy Your World!
Kathiey:-)

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Recipe Review….Grilled Maple Pork Chops from Taste of Home Magazine



I have been learning how to grill.  My soon to be Ex always did the grilling but now it is up to me.  I found out several weeks ago, with Erica, the real challenge was to get the gas grill turned on.  The first time I tried the flames leaped into the air.  This time the flames still leaped into the air but it was a much smaller flame, the learning curve:-)







I decided to try a Pork Chop recipe I found in Taste of Home Magazine.  "Grilled Maple Pork Chops"
I studied the recipe…

  •      6 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 4 boneless pork loin chops (1-1/2 inch thick and 12 ounces each)

    Directions

    1. In a small bowl, whisk syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper until blended. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.
    2. Drain pork chops, discarding marinade in bag. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
    3. Grill pork chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 13-17 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
    I found it very easy and quick to mix up the marinade during my lunch break….

    I put the marinade in a plastic bag, dropped in the pork chops, sealed the bag, and placed them in the fridge.  Then I went back to work and then off to Zumba class.  I made it back home hungry and ready to attempt to grill.  


    Dinner is served!  Believe me after an hour of Zumba I was starved…..



























    So how was it?  It was very good!  I would give it an 8.5/10 on my cooking scale.  I would do it again it was easy and tasty.  It would have been nice to have had some sauce on the side.  I think next time I will make extra marinade and put some on the side. I know you are asking "Kathy, where are your vegetables?"  Yes, I know I need them but I was just too tired.  I will have some today:-)
    Try a new recipe.  I suggest you try Grilled Maple Pork Chops from Taste of Home Magazine.
    Happy Cooking!
    Kathiey:-)
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Sunday, April 6, 2014

Speedy Spaghetti and Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil from Myrecipies.com

I was in the mood to try a new recipe.  This is something I used to do all the time but in my current state it is rare.  Well today I had the urge to cook and I went with it.  I went to one of my cooking resources, Pinterest, and made my selection.
I studied the recipe and gathered my ingredients….

SPEEDY SPAGHETTI WITH CHICKEN AND FRESH TOMATO FROM MYRECIPES.COM

To make this easy pasta recipe, simply combine cooked spaghetti noodles with chopped cooked chicken, fresh tomato, basil, and goat cheese and toss with olive oil.   Serve with garlic bread for a simple dinner.
All You AUGUST 2005
  • Yield: 4 Servings
  • Cook time:15 Minutes
  • Prep time:10 Minutes
  • Cost Per Serving:$2.93

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces uncooked spaghetti
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 6 ripe plum tomatoes, seeded and cut in 1/4-inch dice
  • 12 ounces cooked boneless chicken, torn in pieces (3 cups)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • 1 (4 to 5 oz.) log fresh goat cheese, crumbled

Preparation

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil, add spaghetti and cook according to package directions, stirring often, until al dente. Reserve 1 1/2 cups cooking liquid from pasta. Drain spaghetti in a colander and reserve.
Heat oil over medium heat in same pot. Add onion and cook, stirring, until softened, about 5 minutes. Return pasta to pot along with tomato, chicken and pasta liquid. Toss well and season with salt and pepper to taste.
Transfer pasta to plates. Sprinkle with basil, dot with crumbled goat cheese and serve immediately.
(Made a mistake below.  The lemon was not used in the recipe or the wine.  I got carried away:-)





Very good!  I would give it a 8/10 on my cooking scale and it was easy.
Now for dessert.  I took some pre-made tapioca then added a few blueberries.  A quick, easy and 
yummy way to complete the meal 

Try a new recipe.  May I suggest Speedy Spaghetti and Chicken with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil.  
You won't be disappointed.
Enjoy Your World
Kathiey:-)