Posted at 9:56 am , on September 25, 2015
My husband Joe is a cookie monster! He loves all cookies, but especially ones that have a contrast between sweet and salty. These snickerdoodles are very soft and gooey with melting caramel bits, rolled in cinnamon and sugar and lightly sprinkled with grey sea salt. Made with brown butter gives off a nutty aroma as well as a taste that is hard to describe other than heavenly. Beware the addiction that follows after taking your first bite. It’s hard to resist just one more!
Posted at 9:15 am , on September 18, 2015
This tasty Chicken Madeira is a popular dish served at the Cheesecake Factory. They have an extensive menu and I’ve tried several dishes but was unaware of this dish until my sweet friend Paula told me about it. She knows me well and thought I would find it delicious. She was right, I loved it at first bite! The chicken is smothered in melted fresh mozzarella and drips into the sauce which is flavored with Madeira wine and beef stock. The mushrooms are hearty and taste so good alongside a heaping dollop of mashed potatoes. It’s comfort at its best and very simple to make. There are many copykat recipes to choose from and I tried to take the basics and make it as close to the original as possible. I think I came pretty close. Hope you enjoy it!