Thursday, August 18, 2011

Linguini with shrimp, garlic and lemon p.172

This was very easy and very good.  A light sauce made it delicious. 

There isn't anything I'd change...It was a hit at our house :)

Skillet Baked Pastitsio p.149

Danny and Brayden are STILL talking about this dish!  It was DELICIOUS!

Very similar consistency to a chili mac, but the flavors were out of this world!  Make sure you use the ground lamb meat. 

This was very easy to make and a success!  The little bit of cinnamon in it really popped out!

Pasta Quattro Formaggi p.146

I was looking for a new kind of mac and cheese and thought I'd give this 30 minute one a try- it was VERY good!  I am not a fan of gorgonzola, so I'd probably leave that out next time- but the blend of cheeses, and the fact that the pasta really cooked well in the skillet made this a success for me. 

I wasn't a fan of doing the spaghetti and meatballs in a pan, but this one worked. 

You could do this one with any mix of cheeses! Enjoy!

Pan Roasted Chicken Breasts with Potatoes p. 113


I cooked this when we were having a friend over for dinner- she LOVED it as well!  Pretty easy to make- my oil splattered everywhere, making a mess- but the flavoring was delicious.  I used bone-in breasts and the chicken stayed very moist. 

The potatoes were good, once again- I really do like cooking them in the microwave to soften them up and then finishing them in the skillet for crisp outsides and flavoring.

I'll be making this more often :)

Chicken and Couscous wtih Fennel and Orange p.112

I think everytime I buy fennel at the store, someone asks me what I'm doing with it :)  This time it was the sacker and she was stunned you threw all the top part away and had to cook it to make it good.  It was cute!

This was good, but not great.  I would finely chop your fennel and red onion for the couscous.  I did buy the right kind this time, not the pearls, and I liked being able to cook my own instead of out of the box.  This gave me hope I can do it more often. 

I really liked the drizzling oil for the top of the chicken-

A nice, light summer chicken dinner.

Quick Pozole p.81

This had very good flavor- very easy to make, but since we don't like many soups around our house- I drained most of the liquid off at the end and served it in hot flour tortillas, like a pork taco- it was a huge hit! 

I could have tooped with with more cilantro and sour cream, but didn't have any :)

Saturday, August 6, 2011

PW Pizza Dough

Hey guys!

Sorry this isn't related to the new book but I just bought some whole wheat flour for a bread recipe I want to try and was wondering how else I could use it to make things a bit healthier.  We love PW pizza crust and was wondering if any of you had tried it with whole wheat flour and if so is it still as good?  If you sub the two are they equal measurements?  Just wondering and figured this might be quick and easy to find out with all you cookin' healthy ladies.

Thanks a million!