Sunday, September 13, 2015

Turkey Sausage & Spinach Stuffed Shells w/ Arrabiatta Sauce

Turkey & Artichoke Stuffed Shells w/ Arrabbiata Sauce

I revisited this recipe and made it again with tweaks I suggested the first time I made. This time I made this as lasagna roll ups, because I had lasagna noodles to use up. I used spinach instead of artichoke and cottage cheese instead of ricotta. I also used store-bought spaghetti sauce (Gia Russa Hot Sicilian). I also put a little cheddar in the  mix as I didn't have mozzarella and it sounded good. Over all these came out great again, though I think the best format would to use the stuffed shells-  not as lasagna roll ups. I will definitely make this again. 

Chicken Rollatini

Chicken Rollatini

Yet another recipe I only loosely followed. I used bacon, not pancetta, and I used cheddar-jack sticks because I didn't have provolone on hand. I also sprinkled the bacon wrapped chicken with a little seasoned salt. I didn't do the escarole/cannellini beans side dish either.This was pretty great and I would make it again. Next time I'd like to try stuffed green beans or asparagus inside as well, and maybe more bread than called for.

Crispy Parmesan Pork

Tony Danza's Crispy Parmesan Pork

I only loosely followed this recipe. I used pecans, not almonds, and I didn't make the spinach salad side dish. So basically I ground the pecans together with the parmesan, added garlic salt, pepper and a little seasoned salt. Dipped pork chops in the egg wash and then in the pecan mixture, then fried in olive oil. This was very good and I would probably make it again. 

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Outback Copycat Seasoning aka Magic Dust

Outback Copycat Seasoning

I am not sure if this is exactly like Outback's bold seasoning, but this is crazy good as it is. Next time I might cut down the coriander a little bit and increase the salt (I used sea salt.) I can see why this is called "Magic Dust" by some people!

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Classic Cheeseecake with Sour Cream Topping

Classic Cheesecake with Sour Cream Topping

This was pretty good. I used 1 1/2 c graham cracker crumbs instead of 1 1/4. Next time I will use 1 1/4. Also the graham crackers I used were apparently stale so that effected the finished product. I would like to try this again with fresh graham crackers.