March 2009

How to Poach Chicken

by Sara on March 22, 2009

Poaching Chicken

Poaching chicken is a very simple and healthful method to cooking chicken. The meat is moist and tender, and by adding aromatics to the poaching liquid, the chicken can take on some additional flavor. Poached chicken is great for chicken salads, shredded BBQ chicken, as a topper for salads, in a wrap…the list goes on.

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Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

by Sara on March 20, 2009

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

When I was in college, brownies were a favorite in our apartment. One of my roommates was a bit of a brownie purist, however. She did not appreciate my attempts to spice up the brownies, with one exception: adding mini-marshmallows was always okay, because while baking, they would melt into the batter, creating an ooey-gooey [...]

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

by Sara on March 19, 2009

Green Beans and Caramelized Shallots

I realize that my Bistro has been lacking in vegetable posts. It really wasn’t intentional, it’s just such a difficult time of year in the produce department. Wisconsin has such a short growing season, so when it comes to local produce, I’m pretty much stuck with fruits and vegetables that store well (winter squash, carrots, [...]

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Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

by Sara on March 17, 2009

Saffron Risotto with Butternut Squash

I have to admit, I was prepared to not like this dish. I’ve only recently started dabbling in the world of butternut squash, but I do love risotto and was very interested in trying this recipe. I did, however, have my usual bacon reservations. In this recipe, I was afraid the bacon would flavor the [...]

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