Browsing Category FAMOUS CHEFS’ RECIPES I LOVE

Gordon Ramsey’s Scrambled Eggs

/ Have you tried this hugely popular recipe yet? Chef Gordon Ramsey’s masterful on/off technique is the key to getting soft, fluffly scrambled eggs with delicious flavor!  Over 50 to 60 million people have raved about it!   Looking at them, you might think these are undercooked; they are not!  Because of the calories, we don’t eat them all time this way, but when you feel…

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread Cookies

Wow, I am raving about this recipe from a favorite chef I love, Chef Rachel Farnsworth, the Stay-at-Home Chef!  If you like shortbread, these are OVER-THE-TOP!  I LOVE her EASY technique of rolling the dough in a plastic bag too.  NO rolling pin to wash, and it rolls perfectly!  You can leave them plain or dip the tips of the cookies in melted chocolate.  Decorate…

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Kielbasa Spinach Soup

A delicious, healthy soup based on Food Network’s recipe by Rachel Ray for Chourico and Kale Soup. It does not take long to make and the technique is the same. I substituted spinach for the kale and kielbasa for the chourico. Kielbasa in soups is usually pared with cabbage. This was a nice change to have kielbasa with spinach and beans instead of cabbage. It…

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Chocolate Walnut Biscotti

Based on Chef Mary Ann Esposito’s recipe, these Chocolate Walnut Biscotti are so delicious and a favorite of mine! Set aside some time to make them, but trust me, they are worth it! Enjoy the process! No need for a mixer to make these, they are made by hand. They are fun to make! Homemade biscotti taste a hundred times better than bought biscotti! I…

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Lydia’s Ravioli with Lemon Butter Sauce and Pistachios

CHEF LYDIA BASTIANICH is a favorite chef of mine! This is on her menu at her EATALY restaurants in downtown and midtown NYC.   I loved it so much that I ordered it whenever I visited! I had to learn to make it at home!   WOW!   Her recipe for it is so SIMPLE and EASY to make!  The delicious sauce takes just 5 MINUTES…

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Large Pearl Tapioca Pudding

CHEF ALTON BROWN has the BEST method for making Large Pearl Tapioca Pudding! If you are a tapioca fan and have never had the large pearls, try them! I like large pearls much better than small pearls. I first tasted creamy large pearl tapioca pudding in Lancaster, Pennsylvania at several famous restaurants there when I was about 13 years old.  I love tapioca pudding and…

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Potato Chip Cookies, Paula Deen’s

Potato Chip Cookies, specifically PAULA DEEN’S, are so-oo good, so buttery! I’ve tried a few recipes for this and hers is my favorite. They are SUPER-FAST to make! Mix the dough in UNDER 5 MINUTES! So few ingredients! You probably have them in your kitchen already. These are a BIG hit! I can’t get over how much people really, really love them! Hard to go…

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Popovers-The BEST!

Chef John of Allrecipes has a foolproof technique for making the BEST, airy, spongy, yet delicate popovers ever! He puts them in a COLD OVEN first, then turns up the heat. I love it! It’s genius! They turn out perfectly every time! No more soggy doughy results! My husband is a big fan of popovers, and I love them too! A Little Popover History: The…

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Barbara Bush’s Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

I like to try recipes from the White House chefs and favorite recipes of presidents and first ladies. They are usually great recipes! In honor of First Lady Barbara Bush, I tried this White House recipe at the time of her passing in April, 2018, and I am very glad I did! They are really delicious!  They are very buttery, crispy on the outside and…

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Polenta ~ Soft Boiled

Servings: 8      Makes:  4 cups       Cook Time:  10 minutes POLENTA , a yellow cornmeal made CHEF ALTON BROWN’S WAY is unusual and foolproof to get it soft and creamy the way I like it! I had never seen it done his way! It guarantees me a perfectly soft texture without any clumps!  Cornmeal tends to clump more than cream of…

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