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Thursday, November 16, 2006 Chicken Breast Lombardy

I made this tonight. It was SO good. This recipe serves 8. Enjoy!

8 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
1/2 cup
1/2 cup
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup
marsala wine
1/3 cup
chicken broth
1/2 cup
fontina or mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated
parmesan cheese

Place chicken between 2 sheets wax paper. Flatten to 1/4 inch thickness using a meat mallet or rolling pin. Dredge chicken lightly in flour.

Place 4 pieces at a time in 2 tbsp of melted butter in a large skillet. Cook over low heat 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until golden brown.

Place chicken in a lightly greased 13x9 inch baking pan, overlapping edges. Repeat procedure with remaining chicken, adding 2 tbsp. butter, reserve remaining drippings.

Saute mushrooms in the remaining 1/4 cup butter. Sprinkle evenly over chicken.

Stir wine & chicken broth into pan drippings in skillet. Simmer 10 minutes stirring occassionally. Spoon sauce evenly over chicken.

Bake 400 degrees for 10 minutes.

Combine cheeses, and sprinkle over chicken. Bake an additional 5 minutes.

Service with rice.

* From Recipezaar, Just Cher

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Shrimp Fajitas

I made this last night and it was simply divine! I don't like green peppers so I used yellow and orange. I also didn't have scallion so I just sauteed the red onion with the peppers and served that way.

1 1/4 lbs. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1/2 tsp. chopped oregeno
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
Juice of 1 lime
Flour or soft corn tortillas
2 tbsp. vegetable oil
6 scallions, cut into thirds
2 green bell peppers, cored, seeded and sliced into strips

Combine the shimp, salt, cumin, chili powder, oregeno, garlic and lime juice in a large bowl. Toss until the spices are evenly distributed and the shrimp are well coated. Set aside to marinade for 10 minutes.

Heat the oil in a large heavy skillet. Add the scallions and peppers, cook, stirring occasionally utnil they sfoten slightly, 2 minutes.

Add the shrimp with their marinade and cook, stirring constantly, until the yare pink and firm, about 3 minutes.

Transfrr the shrimp and vegetable to a serving platter. Serve with warmed tortillas, sour cream, cilantro and red onion on the side.

* From The Ultimate Shrimp Cookbook

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Monday, November 13, 2006 Chocolate Chip Bar Cookies

2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 c. vegetable shortening
1 1/2 c. packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 tbsp. milk
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. swmi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9" square baking pan.

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. In a large bowl, cream the vegetable shortening and brown sugar. Beat in the eggs. Beat in the milk and vanilla extract. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Fold in the chocolate chips.

Spread the dough evenly in the prepared baking pan. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown on top. Cool in the pan on a wire rack before cutting into bars.

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Saturday, November 11, 2006 Banana Bread

Kaili has been hounding me for this recipe for quite some time. Not to toot my own horn or anything, but it's pretty much amazing. :)

1/2 cup shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/3 cup brown sugar
2 well beaten eggs
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp. baking soda
1/4 cup sour milk (just add 1 tsp vinegar to the milk to equal 1/4 cup total of liquid)
1 cup mushed bananas (about 3 bananas)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream shortening, sugar and vanilla. Add eggs and beat. Add dry ingredients alternately with bananas and milk. Mix until smooth. Bake in a wax-paper lined loaf pan for 1 1/4 hours.

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Apple Crisp With Toffee Sauce

This is officially my new favourite apple crisp recipe. Enjoy!

1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup light cream
1 tbsp. lemon juice

8 apples, peeled, cored and sliced in wedges

1 1/2 cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup cold butter

Toffee Sauce:
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup light cream


Preheat oven to 350 degres and grease a 9 x 13" baking dish. In large bpwl, mix together sugar, cinnamon and salt. Gradually add cream and lemon juice, stirring until combined.
Toss apples in cream mixture. Spoon into prepared pan.
Mix together flour, brown sugar, cinnamon and salt. Cut in butter with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly. Spread over apples and pat down lightly. Bake for 45 minutes.
To prepare toffee sauce, combine sauce ingredients in saucepan and stir over low heat until sugar is dissolved. Simmer until sauce thickens.

Serve with warm toffee sauce. Yum-diddly-um!

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