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      Baked Rigatoni

    This recipe was inspired by a restaurant over on the Oregon coast in Lincoln City called The Italian Rivera. Their food is hand made from three generations of Italians [if my memory serves] and is worth the stop. They even have a piano bar for some late night fun.

    In this recipe, I am going to show you two different sauces so that you can please everyone in you household – a modified alfredo and a tomato butter sauce.

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  • Salmon in Tomato Butter Sauce

    This weekend I ran across some wild Sockeye salmon and had to try out Chef Ramsey’s tomato butter sauce. I was able to make this meal in 20 minutes and I was taking my time.

    One of the key kitchen appliances is the food processor. You put most of the ingredients into the unit and spin away. Then you pass it through a sieve to take out all the seeds (from the tomatoes) and it makes your sauce smooth.

    The salmon was cooked very simply – olive oil, salt and pepper. Wow that was really hard. Then I broiled it for bout 8 minutes. The flavor was in the sauce so we did not want the salmon to compete for your taste buds.

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  • Chicken in butter sauce

    By Jeffrey Cameron

    Last night I got home and there was nothing thawed in the refrigerator; you know those nights where you just want to say crap! So rather than succumbing to laziness, I thought that I would thaw some chicken in hot water, and while not completely thawed, I would need to cook the chicken slower than normal.

    I put some basic ingredients together to braise the chicken: oil, garlic, shallots, wine, and this time butter. I had some butter left over from the holidays and this would be a good time to use it. Also I had some Sokol Blosser Pinot Gris left over from the night before and decided that would be good to glaze and the flavor is amazing as well.

    I used a little chicken broth to keep the sauce from becoming think, since I had to cook longer [chicken partially frozen].

    In the picture, notice how the butter really crisped up the chicken and made it a nice golden brown. Ok so here is what I did. This one is really easy.

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  • Waffle

    When you finally get tired of making waffles from a box, this recipe is for you. The difference between the box and this recipe is amazing.

    One morning I had two waffle irons going, and I decide to test this recipe out and compare it to box mix. My family is still raving about these new waffles I made – like it was me or something, it was the recipe. Read the rest of this entry »

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