Esther’s Chicken Fricassee
Esther Adler, my mother-in-law, gave birth to three sons in less than three years (yikes!) and a daughter three years later. All four kids had hearty appetites, and all four turned out to be fairly strapping individuals. I’ll confess that I’ve often wondered how in the world she managed to feed them. This recipe is one answer.
Esther’s wonderful chicken fricassee was a relatively rare treat. She served it only about once a month, because that’s how long it took… more »
Hope you caught me on Rachael Ray; here’s more about the show.
On Wednesday, February 19th, I was on the Rachael Ray show talking about new versions (clay pot, wonder bag, and smoker) of ancient cooking pots and helping to solve cooking issues for three of Rachael’s viewers, Jennifer, Sara (spelled the right way!) and Kiyo, pictured from left with me and Rachael. Here’s a link to more about the show.… more »
White Chicken Chili
There is one good reason—other than chicken and chilies—why I love the white chicken chili on the menu at the burrito palace in our neighborhood: sour cream. This quick-to-make home version is delicious unadorned. Add the accompaniments and some homemade or store-bought cornbread and it is over the top.
Makes 6 servings
Hands-on time: 15 minutes
Total Preparation time: 40 minutes
4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) unsalted butter
1 medium onion, chopped (about 1 cup)
3 garlic cloves, minced (about 1… more »
The Kitchen Shrink answers, “how can I get more flavor in my chicken soup?”
David recently e-mailed the Kitchen Shrink for help and said “I am making chicken soup for my picky eaters, and . . . . the soup has little chicken flavor and no yellow color. . . . how can I get more chicken flavor and a pleasing yellow color in my chicken soup?
My biggest advice regarding flavor would be to strain out all the solids at the end and reduce the broth by about one-third. Take a look at… more »
Warm Cabbage with Bacon and Gorgonzola
This is a wonderful wintertime side dish and a great way to glorify the humble cabbage. It would go well with lean grilled sausages (lean because this is a relatively heavy side dish), pork chops, or my Blasted Chicken (Sara Moulton Cooks at Home…
, page 66)
6 thick slices bacon, about 6 ounces
3/4 cup dry white wine
1 small shallot, minced
1 tablespoon drained bottled green peppercorns
Kosher salt to taste
3/4 cup heavy cream
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Chocolate Orange Lace Cookies
Here are my “Chocolate Orange Lace Cookies” cooling on the parchment paper on top of the rack. They were very easy to peel off the parchment after they had cooled and they held their shape just fine.… more »
Check out Rachael Ray’s “Great American Cookbook Competition”
My friend @RachaelRay is looking for the next great cookbook author! Could it be you? Rachael Ray and her Atria Publishing Group imprint, Rachael Ray Books, are launching “The Great American Cookbook Competition.” The Top 5 Finalists will come to New York City to compete in Rachael’s studio where the ultimate winner will be crowned. Prizes include a book contract, a culinary trip to Cancun, Mexico, and a suite of GE kitchen appliances. You’ll find all the details here.… more »
Check out my tips from the Rachael Ray Show.
Several weeks ago on the Rachael Ray show I did a countdown to Thanksgiving with a lot of organizational tips. Those tips will be just as useful for the upcoming holidays. If you would like to take a look, most of the segments are still up on Rachael’s web site. Here are the links.
Countdown to Thanksgiving Begins
Thawing Your Turkey
Make Ahead Day
Extra Tips: Ideas for Your Leftovers… more »
All About Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving dinner is America’s favorite feast and as cooks ranging from experienced to first-timers head for kitchens across the country questions are sure to arise. With that thought in mind, I included a whole episode in Season Two of my show about Thanksgiving. Here is the link to Thanksgiving 101. You will also find Thanksgiving Recipes and Turkey 101 on the site.… more »
Look for me on the Rachael Ray Show!
Starting Wednesday the 20th, I will be on the Rachael Ray Show every day leading up to Thanksgiving to give advice about what you can do each day so that you will have a stress-free holiday. Please tune in and keep an eye on rachelray.com for my holiday advice and recipes.… more »
Help me celebrate the Food Network’s 20th Anniversary!
I’ve been invited to be a part of the Food Network’s 20th Anniversary Special which will air on the Food Network channel. Hope you will tune in. For more information go to The Food Network.… more »
I’ll be in Bloomington, IN on Wednesday, November 6th.
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Bloomington, Indiana cookware store, Goods for Cooks, Chantal cookware and the store have invited me to give a book signing and cooking class on Wednesday, November 6. The book signing at the store runs from 4 to 5 pm and my class will be at the The Bloomington Cooking School from 6 to 8 pm. The sampling menu will include Chicken Cassoulet, Seared Beef in Autumn Broth, Sautéed Beer Battered Shrimp with Tartar… more »
Meet me in Poughkeepsie on November 16th!
On Saturday, November 16th at 6 pm, the Premier Cares Foundation will present their Third Annual Celebrity Chef Fundraising Dinner, “An Extraordinary Evening with Sara Moulton” at the Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, 135 South Hamilton Street, Poughkeepsie, NY. All proceeds will go to support Premier Cares Foundation, Inc, a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to provide support, education, awareness, and treatment to those individuals in the community lacking sufficient funds to address significant urologic and digestive disease issues including prostate and… more »
Ask the Kitchen Shrink!
With lots of holidays approaching I just wanted to remind you that over the years the Kitchen Shrink has answered many of the questions you might encounter in planning and preparing your holiday dinners–and the answers are all here on this site 24/7. Just select Kitchen Shrink in the menu at the top of the home page and click on a category or check out all the entries. If the answer to your question isn’t there, e-mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) and… more »
Cheese Sandwich Soufflé
This is a recipe from my grandmother Ruth that I love for its simplicity. It is nothing more than a ham and cheese sandwich over which you pour some beaten eggs and milk, let it soak, and then bake. (I confess that I dressed it up a bit by adding the ham, and that my son Sam insists I should have added even more.) Any flavorful sliced melting cheese and any flavorful pork product—cooked bacon, pancetta, prosciutto, or good old-fashioned… more »
Sara’s New Book
|In my newest book, I share more than 200 new family-tested, family-pleasing recipes. Whether you’re new to the kitchen or just looking for a way to spice up your recipe repertoire, my carefully tested quick and easy recipes will help you get dinner on the table every night of the week.