Chopped Italian Greased Pig Salad & The Essential James Beard Cookbook

greased pig salad

You might not think of salads for dinner much in the fall, but this hearty Chopped Italian Greased Pig Salad is perfect for this time of the year.  It’s quick and easy and perfect as a main dish.  It’s also great in small portions for a first course.  The recipe is adapted from The Essential James Beard Cookbook 450 Recipes That Shaped the Tradition of American Cooking.  My Italian version is full of hearty ingredients such as pancetta, cheese, croutons, and onions along with a tomato and basil dressing using California Olive Ranch Arbequina Extra Virgin Olive Oil.… [read more]

Italian Brown Paper Bag Popcorn

italian brown paper bag popcorn

Summer vacation is in full swing here and I’m already trying to think of more ideas to keep my kids busy.  When I told my kids we were going to do a kitchen “experiment” they were very excited.   I had heard from a few people that you could take regular popcorn and microwave it in a brown paper bag.  Sounded too good to be true but I was willing to give it a try!  My kids LOVE popcorn so this was a perfect activity for them along with letting them come up with their own list of toppings!

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Sundried Tomato Herb Chicken & Pasta

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Sundried Tomato Herb Chicken & Pasta is a quick and easy dinner for any night!  I recently asked my Snappy Gourmet FACEBOOK friends if they’d like my next recipe to be a cocktail or a chicken entrée, and chicken won by a landslide!  Guess we all like chicken?! But no worries if you’re a cocktail fan, I have a new FABULOUS cocktail coming soon!  Ever buy a package of boneless chicken breasts and wondered what to do with it?  Well, here you go!  Sundried Tomato Herb Chicken & Pasta is easy! I’ll give you some ideas for some variations to use what you have around your house and some ideas how to make this recipe healthier as well as ideas to make it creamier and more decadent.  Perfect for any family or diet!

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