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Trying this again

Stuff.  Just Stuff. Print Recipe Trying this again Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Main Dish Servings MetricUS Imperial Course Main Dish Servings MetricUS Imperial Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe!

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Test recipe

Testing this recipe.  So this is what I’m going to say – try this recipe.  It’s good stuff.  If you don’t like it, too bad.  I like it.  So there.  Testing this recipe.  So this is what I’m going to say – try this recipe.  It’s good stuff.  If you don’t like it, too bad.  I like it.  So there. Testing this recipe.  So this is what I’m going to say – try this recipe.  It’s good stuff.  If you don’t like it, too bad.  I like it.  So there.  Enough said. Print Recipe Good Cake Stuff Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Course Dessert Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Passive Time 20 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients 1 store-bought cake Course Dessert Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Passive Time 20 minutes Servings people MetricUS Imperial Ingredients 1 store-bought cake Votes: 0 Rating: 0 You: Rate this recipe! Instructions Slice cake. Eat it

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Beet Carpaccio Salad

If you are a regular follower of ForkNDine, you know that we love beets.  You can find various varieties of beets almost all year round – red, yellow, Chioggia (candy cane), and others.  They’re a very nice, healthy winter root vegetable for hearty meals – but also are excellent in refreshing summer salads. Our “Beautiful Beets” blog provided five our of favorite recipes (click HERE), and now we add one more very cool version.   Beet Carpaccio Salad Author: Mr. Serious Foodie Prep time: 1 hour Cook time: 1 hour Total time: 2 hours Serves: 6 servings Thinly sliced beets, either raw or roasted, are the basis of this appetizer that we first tried in Northern Italy. Use any assortment of small beets — red, golden, purple, or candy-striped. A local farmers’ market will have the best selection. The beets can be roasted and peeled one day before serving. Ingredients 10 to 12 2-inch beets, trimmed and peeled One large orange, peeled and sectioned 1 cup crumbled soft fresh goat cheese (about 5 ounces) 1 cup fresh arugula ½ cup of the Serious Foodie Blood Orange/Aji Panca Sauce ¼ cup rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar) 1 tablespoon light […]

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Orange/Fig Marinated Grilled Chicken

Here we reproduce one of the most popular recipes for the Fig/Orange Serious Foodie Sauce (click HERE to see the Serious Foodie products).  This recipe uses a simple modification of Fig/Orange Sauce to provide a perfect – and delicious – marinade. Orange/Fig Marinated Grilled Chicken Author: Mr. Serious Foodie Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 15 mins Total time: 30 mins Serves: 4 servings You can try this recipe with the Serious Foodie Blood Orange/Aji Panca Sauce, or the Pomegranate Sauce – just replace the Fig/Orange Sauce in this recipe. You can also use this marinade as a salad dressing. Ingredients 1 full chicken breast (both halves) About ½ cup Spice rub (the Serious Foodie gourmet rubs will be available soon!) 1/2 cup of the Serious Foodie Orange & Calimyrna Fig Sauce 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar (or apple cider vinegar) 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 1/4 tsp salt 1/4 cup olive oil Instructions Prepare the marinade: Whisk together Orange & Calimyrna Fig Sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, and salt. While whisking, slowly pour in the oil. Save about 1/4 cup of marinade for dressing some greens. Cut the chicken breast into four cutlets (see picture a top of recipe, and […]

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Cool DIY Brunch Menus

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Saturday, Sunday – or playing hooky midweek – having an at-home brunch means no waiting in line, as many mimosas as your heart desires, and, best of all, eating in your pajamas. We pulled together some really cool recipes that will help you tackle a leisurely weekend brunch in style. Easy like Sunday morning, baby! Quinoa Breakfast Bowls The brilliant blog site – Iamafoodblog.com – has a wealth of wonderful breakfast/brunch recipes.  The best & most creative of the lot are the quinoa breakfast bowls that are delicious and healthy.  We particularly liked the Asian-inspired version with miso mustard dressing.  READ MORE… [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Eggs Benedict   Want to make perfect poached eggs?  Then raise the bar to eggs Benedict?  No doubt the queen of DIY is Martha Stewart, and her website gives us a beautiful collection of poached egg recipes, including the classic eggs Benedict.  READ MORE…   [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Duck Hash We love hash – all sorts of hash – from the classic corned beef version to the more exotic.  Our own test kitchen replicated a duck hash from 39 Rue de Jean in Charleston, SC – which was the best we ever tasted.  This is also […]

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Five Sexy Meals Ideas

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] There is nothing sexier than making a great meal for your sweetheart.  Why battle the hungry hoards on Valentine’s Day, and putting up with dumbed-down menus to accommodate the folks who venture out only on Valentine’s Day.  Besides, this is THE DAY for the Serious Foodie to impress with a hand-crafted meal for the significant other(s) in our life, with matching wines, candle light, flowers, and other romantic touches.  Before you dive into the recipe details, you should also take a look at the Serious Foodie 10 Steps for Sexy Meals (click HERE to see the article now).   While doing our research, we came a across some fun websites that talk about sexy meals: Bon Appetit poles 11 celebrity chefs on their sexiest meals ever (click HERE). There’s a website call Seduction Meals – the title says it all   (click HERE). Food & Wine gives a very broad selection of menus (click HERE). We really liked the meals selected by Delish for Valentine’s Day (click HERE). What about the vegetarian in your life?  Take a look at this great Buzzfeed article (click HERE). Here’s five of the Serious Foodie favorite suggestions on what to serve that special […]

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The Serious Foodie 10 Steps for Sexy Meals

We have a saying at the Serious Foodie – there is nothing sexier than good food and good wine.  This is especially true for Valentine’s Day, which is our second least-favorite day to dine out (next to New Year’s Eve).  Why?  The good to great restaurants are packed, the kitchens are stressed, the prices are higher, and many places will dumbed-down the menus to accommodate the folks who venture out only on Valentine’s Day.  Besides, this is THE DAY for the Serious Foodie to impress with a hand-crafted meal for the significant other(s) in our life, with matching wines, candle light, flowers, and other romantic touches. Besides recipes and ingredients, you should also consider certain DO’s and DON’Ts.  Here is our Serious Foodie 10 steps for sexy meals which will help you to impress your date, get another date, and who knows what else? [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”black”][vc_column_text] 10 Steps for Sexy Meals [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text] Not all great food is date food! Make sure you find out likes/dislikes before you start getting your ingredients together (“Didn’t you know that I’m allergic to shellfish??!!!) Don’t just buy the most expensive ingredients, especially if you haven’t had experience with them.  For instance, do you really […]

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5 Super Phoenix Valley Restaurants

There is a lot to love in the Phoenix Valley for the Serious Foodie: an active nightlife, a large selection of eclectic restaurants, and a growing population of young professionals who want fun & diversity & quality.  Add Super Bowl Sunday, and you have a weekend party atmosphere that has lasted for more than two weeks. If you live in the area, or just visiting, we offer you our 5 favorite restaurants – unique, fun, and not to be missed. [/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”black”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_single_image border_color=”grey” img_link_target=”_self” image=”1504″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Little Miss Barbeque Address: 4301 East University Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85034 Phone: (602) 437-1177 Hours: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm Tues-Sat The BBQ scene in Phoenix received a hefty boost from this fairly new restaurant – and it’s quickly become insanely popular. The smokers run all day to slow-cook the meat to perfection. Like many traditional southern BBQ joints, once they run out of food, that’s it! Be sure to stop here as soon as it opens, and even then you can wait as long as 2 hours at peak times – but it is surely worth the wait. Be sure to try the brisket, pulled pork, and beef ribs, […]

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A Serious Foodie Holiday Gift Guide: Sparkling Wines

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1418574121202{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.12) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”] French [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3666″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” border_color=”black” img_link_target=”_self” img_link_large=””][vc_column_text]Real champagne is a rare delight, produced only in the Champagne region of France – limited supply and availability usually means high prices, and that’s mostly the case for good champagne. But champagne is universally hailed as the greatest sparkling wine in the world. There is a wide range of styles tastes, running from dry (brut) to mildly sweet (demi-sec) to very sweet (doux). Forget the bargain champagnes – go to the other parts of the world for cheaper sparkles.  There are  reasonably priced versions:  look for Bollinger Special Cuvee ($45) and NV Nicolas Feuillatte Brut Réserve Particulière ($36).  If you want to splurge, go for Salon Blanc de Blanc ($230 to $400, depending on the vintage), Louis Roderer Cristal (the hip-hop generation wine, but still excellent; $220 to $260, depending on vintage), and Moët & Chandon Dom Perignon ($160 to $250, depending on vintage).  Gayot.com has a nice article on high-end wines, listing their top ten.  [/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”32px”][vc_column_text css=”.vc_custom_1418680973860{background-color: rgba(0,0,0,0.14) !important;*background-color: rgb(0,0,0) !important;}”] USA [/vc_column_text][vc_single_image image=”3911″ alignment=”center” style=”vc_box_border” border_color=”black” img_link_target=”_self” img_link_large=””][vc_column_text]The United States has some very nice Champagne alternatives in which the sparkling wines are made […]

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The Turkey Leftover Chronicles – Turkey Ravioli

We give our guests goodie bags; we make turkey club sandwiches on Black Friday; we make turkey pot pies.  And there still seems to be an endless supply of turkey leftovers. Luckily, we have a great supply of turkey leftover recipes.  Here we are sharing one of our favorite use of Thanksgiving leftovers – turkey ravioli.  We’re giving you three variations:  turkey club (sandwich) ravioli, turkey dinner ravioli (with cranberry sauce and stuffing), and a one with turkey and cranberry sauce.  Using store-bought wonton wrappers makes this recipe quick, easy, and elegant. Serves 2 to 4 Recipe #1: Turkey Club Ravioli      Ingredients 1/4 pound shredded leftover cooked turkey 2 slices cooked bacon, crumbled 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley leaves 1 egg, beaten with 1 tablespoon milk 1/4 cup mascapone cheese (you can use creme fraiche, or whipped cream cheese) 1/4 teaspoon salt A pinch of freshly ground nutmeg Freshly ground pepper to taste Leftover turkey gravy (click HERE for The Serious Foodie Turkey Gravy with Beer recipe) 6 fresh sage leaves, chiffonade cut      Directions In a medium bowl, stir together the turkey, bacon, parsley, egg, mascapone, nutmeg, salt, and pepper. Place 10 wonton wrappers on a work surface.  […]

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