September 19th, 2011

Who doesn’t love hummus? It goes with everything… on sandwiches…with veggies… pizza… the possibilities are endless.

When Sabra sent me a free tub, I was excited and thought of what to make… However, after talking to my mom and sister, they had some better ideas… Here are those recipes…

Mom’s Hummus Pizza

Pita bread, drizzle 1 tsp olive oil. Crush or mince garlic over top. Then layer hummus, fresh spinach leaves, fresh tomatoes (from my garden!) then feta cheese. Bake at 375 for 8-10 min. Pour nice red wine and enjoy.

Resa’s Hummus Sandwich

3 oz. Chicken breast
2 tbsp hummus (asmar’s scallion pictured- a local VA brand)
1 (2 oz) whole wheat pita
Spinach to taste
Red onion to taste

Grill chicken with a little bit of pepper. Place pita under broiler until toasted as desired. Spread hummus on pita. Top with chicken, spinach, and red onion. Fold and enjoy.

P.S. Sabra gave me a tub of free hummus (It was gone quickly. Juan loves that stuff!).

Cucina D’amore/Kitchen of Love!

February 8th, 2011

Have you ever played Kings? No, not that one… the one where middle school girls use a pack of cards to ask questions about four different crushes (“the Kings”)… well, once when my sister and I were playing it, we asked if any of the four kings liked Hungarian Chicken…

You see… Hungarian Chicken is really good… A mixture of paprika, parsley and onions in a creamy sauce served with egg noodles…  at the time, it was one my favorite dinners… and the man of my dreams was required to like it… Obviously…

I still love making it… It turns out that  Parsley and Paprika are aphrodisiacs…. So, I would like to enter this dish in Chris’s Cucina d’amore…. last year, I made this delicious creation

Hungarian Chicken

2 tablespoon flour
8 Chicken, mixture of thighs and bones, without skin
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 Cup of Onions, finely chopped
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1 cup chicken broth
1 1/2 Tablespoons of Hungarian Paprika
1 1/2 teaspoons Dill (I like to use a lot more!)
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1/2 cup light sour cream
1/2 cup Parsley, chopped

Dredge the chicken in the flour and reserve any excess flour. Heat oil in a skillet over moderate heat until hot. Cook the chicken on each side for a few minutes. Remove and set aside.

Saute the onions and garlic in the oil for about 5 minutes. Stir in the paprika, dill, pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Stir for one minute. Add the chicken broth. Mix the remaining flour with about 2 tablespoons of water and whisk into the broth.

Add the chicken and bring to a boil. Simmer for about 30 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through.

Remove the chicken. Mix the sour cream with a few tablespoons of the sauce. Whisk into the rest of the sauce and season with more paprika or dill as needed.

Serve with egg noodles.

Wings and Siblings!

February 1st, 2011

Swing Sets for Kids… that is the latest link that CSN asked me to post for a $85 giveaway (coming soon!)… I like the challenge of working the links into my posts seamlessly but when I thought of this one… I only thought of playing on the swing set with my brother and sister…

I would be the princess perched on the top of the monkey bars-dancing around! Resa was the captain- she would steer us around giant octopi and fuel the swing set by swinging.  Joe was the scientist- he fixed and made things.  Fun Sibling Memories…

Joe and I made these Chicken Wings with Ginger and Caramel to complement my sister’s cocktail entry… They were good but you should double the sauce and cook it for half the time (as long as the chicken is cooked through).  These burned really quickly.

Stayed tuned for information on how to vote for Resa’s entry!