• Foundation Recipe,  Recipes,  Sides

    Baked Risotto

    I’ve taught cooking classes on risotto – and I would never cook it on the stovetop now. Once you have baked it, you will never go back – it is so much easier and you get a terrific result each time! And you don’t have to stand at the stove constantly stirring! Baked Risotto Recipe Type: Side Cuisine: Italian Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons Olive oil 3 Shallots or 1 medium onion 1 cup Arborio rice ½ cup White wine or Dry vermouth 2 cups Chicken stock 1 tablespoon Dried herbs (chose one: thyme, oregano, or Herbs de Provence) 2 teaspoons lemon zest ¾ cup freshly grated…

  • Cooking for a Crowd,  Foundation Recipe,  Recipes,  Sides,  Starches

    Brown Rice

    Once you have baked rice, you will never go back to the stovetop! It’s healthy, flavorful and requires little work for a consistent and perfect result. Brown Rice Recipe Type: Side Cuisine: American Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 8-10 Why is this rice so good? The secret to baking the rice is the consistent temp – unlike the stovetop where you can never achieve the same result. Make sure you have boiling water and chicken broth (by the way, the combination of the two makes the rice so much tastier). The boiling liquid to kick start the cooking process. Did you know that rice freezes really well? So, yes this recipe…

  • Chicken,  Dinner,  Foundation Recipe,  Recipes

    Dijon Chicken with Potatoes

    A terrific one-dish dinner! Once you understand the sequence of how ingredients are added to the oven you can customize this meal for your family – change the flavors and create a completely new meal! Roast Chicken with Potatoes Recipe Type: Entree Cuisine: American Author: Kate Wagner Serves: 6-8 Ingredients 2 ½ pounds Red skin potatoes ¼ cup + 3 tablespoons Olive Oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 3 – 4 pounds of cut-up chicken, skin on (Could be the whole chicken cut-up or bone-in breasts only – your choice) Make sure to cut large breast pieces in half to ensure even cooking ¾ cup Dijon mustard ¼ cup White wine…