“In the style of porchetta” means to prepare like porchetta – a pork loin wrapped in pork belly with rosemary. Here, I finely chop or process pork and combine it with garlic, rosemary and lemon zest, which add a layer of flavor between the skin and meat of a whole chicken. I have my butcher spatchcock my chickens (remove the back bone). Roasting a chicken that is butterflied cuts down on roasting time and in easier to carve." –RRtags: dinner vegetables fruit poultry potatoes pork roast food processor or blender more
"Panzanella is great for using up stale bread. Traditionally, the stale bread is soaked in water, wrung out – literally – then tossed with vegetables, oil and vinegar. Here, the bread is charred like thick bruschetta and chopped before it’s combined with vegetables and grilled chicken. This stunning meal is perfect for summer entertaining." –RRtags: dinner fruit rice, grains and breads poultry vegetables barbecue or grill griddle more
"This is a favorite late-night dinner for my husband and me. John’s favorite meal is carbonara; he always asks for it on his birthday. We also make it when he plays with his rock band. John doesn’t like to eat dinner before a show, so this has become our favorite midnight supper after a gig. It’s really like an early breakfast, with pasta rather than potatoes or bread. It is, after all, bacon and eggs. The only trick to carbonara is tempering the egg yolks to ensure you do not end up with scrambled eggs. For the brightest color, I use Araucana eggs, which are widely available at Whole Foods and farmers' markets. The eggs have a greenish-blue tint to the shell and the hens that lay them are often fed marigolds, which make the egg yolks intensely bright yellow-orange.
Many recipes for carbonara include cream, but I never add cream. The creamy quality of the sauce should come from the tempered eggs emulsifying with the cheeses and pasta." –RR
Stuffing isn't just for stuffed peppers anymore! Try these stuffed tomatoes topped with a baby caprese salad for a delicious variation that can be served as a light meal or served warm or at room temperature for your next party or weekend potluck.tags: dinner sides lunch snacks appetizers cheese beef pork vegetables veal rice, grains and breads bake Yum-o! Family-Friendly more
You can use the pulled chicken and stock from Rach's Poached Chicken with Lemon and Garlic recipe for this meal, or grab a rotisserie chicken from the store to make this family-friendly dinner in short order.tags: dinner Budget-Friendly fruit pasta rice, grains and breads poultry vegetables sauté Yum-o! Family-Friendly simmer more