• main course,  poultry

    Three-Cheese + Bruschetta Baked Chicken

    Just let me start by saying, THIS IS NOT JUST ANY OL’ CHICKEN RECIPE. This is some really good stuff right here! Imagine deliciously ripe tomatoes wading in an unctuous balsamic glaze, adorned with a garland of garden fresh basil ribbons. The perfect topping for bruschetta, right? Now imagine this embellishment atop a medley of three savory cheeses, atop a tender baked chicken breast. Okay, maybe four cheeses. I use grated Parm in the cheese mixture with which I coat the breast; then I sometimes add a layer of shaved Parm as an additional topping once the chicken comes out of the oven. Yum. If you aren’t about to eat…

  • beef,  holiday,  main course

    Guinness Braised Short Ribs

    Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day, a recipe using dark roasted Guinness to braise meat. While some of us will be swilling pints of Guinness, some of us will be cooking with it. It’s a win-win for everyone. I love bold flavors, so it’s a no-brainer that I would choose rich + earthy Guinness for this recipe. BEFORE YOU DECIDE to make this recipe, however, let me just say:  these ribs like it long and slow. You cannot be in a rush else you will not meet peak satisfaction. A little TLC goes a loooong way with this meat. The secret is braising. Braising is all about the low…