New Website :)
I am still working on moving all the old recipes to the new site, but I've added a few new one that you might like. Let me know if you like or do not like the new format.
As an early Christmas present to myself, I've purchased a MacBook. Now, I know you are wondering how this has anything to do with food, but I assure you that you will benefit from it. Be prepared for some major website changes to Sushi & Chocolate!
I found this recipe on allrecipes.com and this was the description:
We love Indian food and this is a great 'at home' version for those nights when you are craving curry. Okay, I know Adam is the only one in the world who craves curry, but this is a good dish nonetheless.
Thanksgiving meal is sometimes a challenge. That's why I like to use the beginning of November to start experimenting with new recipes. I've never made a cheesecake so this was somewhat of a challenge to me. (I never knew how much equipment it takes to make a cheesecake!)
A classic chicken salad recipe with tangy twist. Enjoy this meal with a tall glass of iced cold lemonade.
For those of you who don't know I am an avid runner and this weekend I ran my third half-marathon. One of the great things about running is the weekend before races you are supposed to do nothing but sit around and rest your legs. It's a great excuse to get caught up on TV. And what better show to catch up on then Paula Deen's Home Cooking. If anyone knows how to make homestyle, mouth watering meals it is Paula.
This is a treasured recipe of mine that I feel needs to be passed down to my readers before the holiday season is upon us. I can't remember how I came across this recipe, but it is one of the few recipes that's managed to stay in my collection of special occasion cookies because it never disappoints.
Garlic. Cheddar. Chicken. How could I not make this recipe? I got this recipe from a wonderful set of girls who love to spend their days swapping recipes. With all the talk, this chicken recipe gave me high expectations for how delish this dish would be. I must admit that it did not disappoint. It's a great recipe to throw together in a flash and I bet everyone in your family will love it.
Do you love pasta but are sick and tired of the same boring sauce? Get ready to throw a curve ball to your tastebuds with this unique dish. As a side dish or a veggie meal, this recipe is perfect for the month of October.
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
4 cloves garlic, cracked and chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried sage (you can use fresh chopped sage too)
1 cup dry white wine
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup canned pumpkin
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Coarse salt and black pepper
1 pound pasta, cooked to al dente (I made whole wheat pasta)
Cheese of choice (I used sharp cheddar)
Heat a large, deep nonstick skillet over medium high heat. Add the tablespoon oil, and then the garlic and onion. Saute 3 to 5 minutes until the onions are tender. Add the mushrooms.
Next add sage and wine to the pan. Reduce wine by half, about 2 minutes. Add stock and pumpkin and stir to combine, stirring sauce until it comes to a bubble. Reduce heat and stir in cream. Season the sauce with the cinnamon and nutmeg, and salt and pepper, to taste. Simmer mixture 5 to 10 minutes to thicken sauce.
Return drained pasta to the pot you cooked it in. Combine sauce and pasta and toss over low heat for 1 minute. Garnish the pasta with lots of shaved cheese and fresh sage leaves if desired.