Who can argue that the first time a little one has “Happy Birthday” sung to them, or they have their first bite of birthday cake isn’t a sweet moment for everyone involved! And even if the party is a simple family affair, if it includes yummy cake, and cousins, the whole thing is sure to be a hit 🙂 Read more
Posts from the ‘Food Glorious Food’ Category
Though they sell any number of combinations and types of pizza, according to a number of sites, the most popular pizza at CPK is BBQ Chicken Pizza. They are responsible for introducing this pizza to the world. Almost every pizza outlet now offers some form of this iconic pizza, but you can make a delicious version at home and have it hot and fresh in minutes. Making this delicious pizza is much easier than you might think it would be. Read more
Tomorrow everyone will be Irish, as all over the country people will celebrate that most famous Irishman, St. Patrick. While a corned beef dinner is the norm on St. Patrick’s Day, we know that not everyone loves corned beef, especially perhaps, the little ones in your family. So we have a suggestion that can still allow the adults to celebrate the day and serve something your children can eat and enjoy too…a meal Dr. Seuss would happily approve of…. Read more
Whether you are having an Oscar party this weekend, or will be having an anniversary or birthday party soon, or just want to add some pizazz to drinks with friends before a night out, today we’ve got some simple and easy to prepare hors d’ouvres that you and your guests are sure to enjoy 🙂 Read more
As the season has brought rain, and in some cases snow, and colder weather just about everywhere, we can all need and enjoy something warm and comforting to eat. If it happens to be simple to make and only involves a few ingredients most of us have in the pantry and refrigerator…well, that’s all the better! Read more
The title of this post says it all. The flavor is apple and these are surely quick and very easy to make. Oh and did we say, they are really yummy too:-) Read more
It’s Fall and Halloween is just days away. So what better way to celebrate the season than with pumpkin for dinner? Much less something so easy and delicious as this is! This could honestly not be much easier or more delicious and satisfying. By substituting wonton wrappers for the pasta, and using canned pumpkin puree for the filling, and topping the whole thing off with a delicious nutty tasting browned butter sage sauce, you can have this elegant and really yummy dinner ready in a flash.
Pumpkin Ravioli with Browned Sage Butter
(adapted from blog.Williams-Sonoma.com)
For the filling:
1 can pumpkin puree* (you could also use cooked butternut squash or sweet potato )
1 shallot minced
1 tablespoon butter
1 egg, yolk and white separated
2 Tbs. grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
1 tablespoon sugar
1/4 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
1/4 tsp. fine sea salt
1 to 2 Tbs. dried bread crumbs
Place the pumpkin puree in a bowl. Melt the butter in a pan and lightly sauce the minced shallot until it is soft. Add the shallot to the pumpkin puree along with the egg yolk, parmesan cheese, sugar, nutmeg and salt. Stir well to combine. Add bread crumbs to bind the filling together if it seems a little runny.
Bring a large pot of generously salted water to a boil over high heat. Put the egg white in a bowl and beat it with a fork. Using a pastry brush, brush the edges of each wrapper with the beaten egg white. Place a heaping teaspoon of the pumpkin filling in the middle of each wrapper. Top each with another wrapper, pressing firmly to seal the edges and making sure to press out any air bubbles.
Lower the heat under the boiling water and bring it to a simmer. Place the ravioli, 6 at a time, into the simmering water and cook for about 4 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and place on a buttered baking dish in a warm oven (about 200 degrees) while you cook the remaining ravioli.
For the sauce:
1 stick of butter
a bunch of fresh sage leaves
Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese for serving
Melt the butter in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Once the butter has melted, add the sage leaves. Cook until the sage leaves are crispy and the butter is brown, this should take about about 3 – 5 minutes. Carefully add the ravioli to the pan, 6 at a time, and turn gently to coat with the brown butter. Transfer the ravioli to each dinner plate. Top with the remaining butter and sage leaves in the pan, sprinkle with the Parmesan and season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately. Add a fresh green salad and some crusty French bread and “dinner is served”!
Sunday fathers everywhere around this country will be celebrated. Most likely at lunch or dinner, families will gather together to honor “dear ol’ Dad”. We suspect your families are no different than ours in that. So whether you are still thinking about what to serve for dessert, or what you could give Dad that he doesn’t already have, we’ve got an idea for you….and it’s a yummy one at that! Everyone will love a piece of this classic Butter Cake. Read more
Come Monday, millions of Americans will gather with family and friends to celebrate (and hopefully honor) those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. These celebrations usually, if not always, involve food. Hot dogs are often the food of choice on this holiday. So we have a particularly yummy one to share with you today. Read more