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Giada’s chicken piccata

Oh Giada, you never fail me with your recipes. I have liked every single recipe from Giada de Laurentiis that I have tried making. She always makes it look so easy on TV but her recipes are actually easy! Well maybe I have been picking the easier ones.. 🙂 But even so, her recipes are always simple, understandable & delicious. I can always count on her & Ina Garten. Maybe I will try Ina’s chicken piccata next time for a little piccata battle. This recipe is fairly quick and good for a dinner for one or a dinner party. Make sure to cook with thin chicken breasts.. it cooks more evenly. I butterflied my chicken breasts but didn’t cut it in half so they were a bit thicker. The lemon caper sauce is so good.. the tangy sauce goes well with the slightly crispy chicken. I feel like if you put this sauce on anything, it will taste good! I think it would be good to serve with angel hair pasta or mashed potatoes. I …

new recipe: Giada’s ligurian fish stew

Sometimes I don’t understand my cravings but when I get one, I must eat it. The other day, I decided I randomly wanted some kind of fish stew so I looked up some recipes on Food Network. I cook alot of Giada’s recipes because they are simple, easy to make and don’t require long lists of ingredients. For this fish stew, I used halibut. The combination of the soft flaky fish with the slighty spicy tomato sauce was yummy especially when you eat it with the crunchy crostini. Try this recipe for a hearty meal! 🙂 Recipe courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de-laurentiis/ligurian-fish-stew-recipe/index.html Ligurian Fish Stew Prep Time: 35 min Cook Time: 40 min 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus extra for drizzling 1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 1 onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped Kosher salt 3/4 cup white wine, such as Pinot Grigio 1 (28-ounce) can crushed or pureed Italian tomatoes (recommended: San Marzano) 1 cup water 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes, plus extra for garnish 1 1/2 pounds whitefish fillets, halibut, …

new recipe: Giada’s rigatoni with creamy mushroom sauce

If you’re in the mood for some creamy pasta, this recipe is a good one. It’s Giada’s rigatoni with creamy mushroom sauce. It’s super easy to make. The mascarpone cheese makes it creamy & rich and I added more parmesan cheese to make it even cheesier. I want to make it again but next time, will add some grilled chicken. It was so good, I couldn’t stop eating it and ate 3 servings. Oops, oh well. Recipe courtesy of: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/everyday-italian/rigatoni-with-creamy-mushroom-sauce-recipe/index.html Rigatoni with Creamy Mushroom Sauce Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 12 min Ingredients 1 pound rigatoni pasta 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 shallots, minced 1 clove garlic, minced Salt and freshly ground black pepper 1 pound assorted mushrooms, (such as cremini, shiitake and button), cleaned and sliced 1/2 cup white wine 1/2 cup vegetable stock 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1/4 cup chopped fresh chives Directions Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the pasta and cook until tender …