The Food Brie Cooked and Baked

A record of every food cooked or baked in my kitchen in 2010

111. Twenty-Minute Chicken

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Recipe source: Allrecipes.com

If you like mushrooms – and I mean really, really like mushrooms – you’ll like this. It also has a healthy topping of mozzarella cheese on top, and that always makes supper better.

It’s simple and quick to put together, and it tastes good. The name is a bit misleading, in my opinion. I buy big chickens, and it takes longer than 20 minutes for this dish to cook. But, it’s so easy, I don’t mind the extra time.

I served it with a made-from-a-box porcini risotto.

chicken and risotto

twenty-minute chicken

Written by louise914

December 22, 2010 at 3:48 pm

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110. pesto chicken and pickled beets

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Recipe source: Allrecipes.com for the chicken; SimplyRecipes.com for the beets

This was very good. We used pesto that I made this summer with basil from BP’s garden, and the beets also were from BP’s garden. It was the first jar we’ve used from our stash.

The chicken dish especially caught my eye because it not only used pesto but it also used pancetta, which is always delicious.

chicken and beets

pesto chicken and pickled beets

Written by louise914

December 19, 2010 at 8:27 pm

109. gingerbread layer dessert

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Recipe source: word-of-mouth from an aunt

When I need a quick, simple and impressive-looking dessert to take somewhere around Christmas time, this is my go-to choice. It always goes over really well.

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gingerbread layer dessert

Recipe:

Layer cubed pieces of gingerbread, French vanilla pudding and Cool Whip. Repeat.

Written by louise914

December 19, 2010 at 8:13 pm

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108. French bread pizza

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Recipe source: Rachael Ray magazine

Not your traditional red-sauce pizza, these pizzas have ham, Gruyere (or Swiss) and thyme on top of a honey mustard sauce. Pop them in the oven on a yummy slice of French bread, and you have a pretty good meal.

I served these with a salad and honey mustard dressing – the same salad in the recipe.

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French bread pizza

salad

mixed greens salad with honey mustard dressing

Written by louise914

December 7, 2010 at 6:49 pm

107. holiday tortellini soup

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Recipe source: Taste of Home

Mmmmm … This is a delicious soup recipe, and it’s super easy to throw together. I made this last year on Christmas Eve, and BP requested it again.

It tastes wonderful on a cold December evening. With pasta, cheese, tomatoes and bacon, you really can’t go wrong.

soup

holiday tortellini soup

Written by louise914

December 7, 2010 at 6:46 pm

106. sweet potato casserole

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Recipe source: Allrecipes.com

Go ahead and put this one on the dessert table. It was very good, but wow, it was sweet. I could have skipped the pumpkin pie (but I’d already baked it, so we ate it, too!).

sweet potato casserole

sweet potato casserole

Written by louise914

November 24, 2010 at 10:02 pm

105. corn casserole

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Recipe source: Allrecipes.com

This was a good, classic corn casserole. It had a nice corn bread consistency – not runny or soupy at all.

corn casserole

corn casserole

Written by louise914

November 24, 2010 at 9:58 pm

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