We’re always looking for fool-proof dishes that we can count on for a delicious and memorable meal. Have I got just the dish for you! It’s my Momma’s recipe for a very quick and easy Chicken Scaloppine. This is the dish that put her famous restaurant in Lake Tahoe on the map and once you taste it you’ll see why. At that time, back in 1955, she was preparing this dish with veal, but we have found that slices of chicken breast pounded into tender medallions are as flavorful as the veal. I’m so excited to share Momma’s Scaloppine with you because this is one of the gourmet dishes that you pay a lot of money for at Italian restaurants, and now you can make it at home anytime you want! It really only takes about five minutes to make once you have all of your items prepped, which is an absolute must for this recipe because it will sauté up so quickly. This was the first recipe we chose when creating our first cookbook, Momma & Me & You, and it was the first time Momma ever shared her recipe from D’Atri’s Italian Restaurant in Lake Tahoe. Buon Appetito!
Watch my How To Video for Chicken Scaloppine here!
It’s a shareable cheesy, pull-apart round of ridiculously delicious bread! Oh, and that’s just the beginning of the experience you’ll have making and devouring this tasty appetizer! It’s really so simple to make—maybe ten minutes of prep time, then into the oven it goes until its golden brown, and the cheese is melted to perfection so when you pull a chunk of bread apart , the mozzarella just stretches and pulls just like those pizza commercials! I love this recipe because it’s fun to make, the ingredients are readily available and I always really enjoy dishes that you plop in the middle of the table and share! You can make this with a round sour dough bread boule, an oblong French or Italian loaf or even mini sour dough rounds for individual servings. For the pesto, it can be store bought or homemade, the recipe of which I have included here. Once you see the reaction to this tasty treat, you’ll be making it time and time again!
Watch my How To Video for Cheesy, Pesto Crack Bread here!
Do you love a great steak? A juicy piece of chicken? Savory seafood? How about adding a ton of flavor to a baked potato or a slice of grilled French bread? I’ve got the flavor bomb you need for all of these dishes and so much more! It’s called Compound Butter and it just elevates the flavor of so many foods in a very simple way! Compound butter is a real restaurant secret! It’s used a lot in high-end steak houses and many other establishments, and now you have the recipes to make your own right at home. Compound butter is simply unsalted butter, extra virgin olive oil and fresh herbs and spices mixed together and refrigerated. You can make one basic all-purpose compound or create several compounds with ingredients that enhance certain foods. For my compounds I use unsalted butter so I can control the salt content, and besides, in my opinion, unsalted butter just tastes better. Then you will add chopped fresh herbs, some spices and salt and pepper. I love the idea of compound butters because once you make them, you just roll the butter combination into logs on parchment paper, keep them in your refrigerator and use them any time you want! Flavor bombs, for an explosion of flavor!
Watch My Video for Compound Butter here!