Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Crispy Graduation Caps

It doesn't matter if someone is graduating from kindergarten or college, these graduation caps turn out CUTE. No real cooking involved....just melting white chocolate. I hope my idea wins a prize. Here is the link to the site:

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chicken Marsala: PLEASE don't pay $15+ a plate

Well, I'm in the mood for Chicken Marsala tonight, and I refuse to pay $15+ a plate for chicken in any restaurant. I've been making this version for years, but I'm not sure where I found it. I pay around $6-$7 a bottle for a dry Marsala wine.

Chicken Marsala

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 ounces prosciutto, diced (nice if you can afford it)
8-10 ounces sliced mushrooms
1 small onion, diced
1 cup dry Marsala wine
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley or 1 teaspoon chopped, fresh Italian parsley
1/2 stick (1/4 cup) cold butter
salt and pepper to taste


Butterfly and pound the chicken breasts under some Saran Wrap. Brush the chicken breasts with some olive oil.  Grill or pan fry until cooked through, about 7-8 minutes.  Remove to a plate and cover to keep warm.

In a saute pan, melt 1 tablespoon of  butter over medium-high heat.  Add the mushrooms, prosciutto, and onion and cook 4 minutes. Add the Marsala and stock, increase the heat and cook for about 5 minutes. Reduce the heat to low; add the parsley and butter. When the butter is melted, season to taste with salt and pepper.

Add the cooked chicken to the pan and swirl to coat with the sauce. Top the chicken with the sauce. Serve with pasta or rice.

Serves 4