Friday, April 10, 2015

Lemon Risotto with Mascarpone



  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 2 lemons (1 zested and juiced, and 1 peeled)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 lg shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 lg garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups arborio rice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tbsp marscarpone cheese
  • 1 up fresh grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • basil leaves
  1. In a medium pot, heat the stock and the peel of 1 lemon over medium- low. Cover and keep warm.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil, two turns of the pan, over medium-high heat. Add the shallots and garlic and stir until softened, about 5 minutes. Add the rice, stir until coated, about 1 minute. Season with salt and pepper. Add the wine, stir until evaporated, about 2 minutes.
  3. Add about 2 cups warm stock and cook, stirring frequently, until almost evaporated, about 6 minutes. Add 2 more cups stock and cook, stirring frequently, until almost evaporated, about another 6 minutes. Add 1 cup stock and the lemon zest, stir until almost evaporated, about 3 minutes. Taste the rice, if it's tender but still has a bite to it, stir in the lemon juice, mascarpone and 1 cups parm cheese. Season and stir in some of the remaining stock if the risotto isn't saucy enough. Divide among bowls and garnish with basil and more grated cheese.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Caprese Lasagna Roll Ups



I love these lasagna roll up recipes because they are quicker and easier than making a full lasagna. I love the fresh tomatoes in this recipe. Here's the link to the recipe
http://www.cookingclassy.com/2012/10/caprese-lasagna-roll-ups/

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Chocolate Chip Muffins

I used whole wheat flour in these and mini chocolate chips. I always make extra when I make muffins so I have some to freeze so when I'm hungry later they are ready to go. Here's the link to the recipe
http://mmskitchenbites.blogspot.in/2013/08/chocolate-chip-muffinsgetting-my-mojo.html

Monday, April 6, 2015

Morning Glory Muffins

I love muffins and when I saw this recipe that had carrots and apples I had to try it. These were delicious I made extra so I could freeze some for a later time. Here's the link to the recipe
http://sallysbakingaddiction.com/2015/04/05/simple-morning-glory-muffins/

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Scrapbook Pages

A trip to Brooklyn checking out some places on my must visit list thanks to Food Network

 Princess in her begging mode outside on our deck

Grilling season is on it's way

Summer favorites - grilled pizza, gelato and jello shots

 Documented some of my selfies for my scrapbook

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Carrot Cake Pie



This is a different take on regular carrot cake and I loved it with the pie crust. I added homemade whipped cream. Here's the link to the recipe
http://www.crazyforcrust.com/2015/03/carrot-cake-pie/