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!
Posted at 9:51 am , on January 13, 2015
There’s nothing more comforting to this native New Mexican than a bowl of Green Chile and Cheddar Mashed Potatoes. Especially like today when the temp will be no higher than 10 degrees for the day. It’s frigid outside and I’m all about staying warm. A bowl of comforting potatoes with spicy Hatch green chile and cheese is the perfect side dish or in my case main dish to serve on a blustery day like today! These mashed potatoes with buttery creamy melting cheese and green chiles are something that I make quite often. I love them soooo much!! Ask any member of my family and they will vouch for me that I have an infinite love of potatoes that goes way back. I had a hard time coming up with a recipe because I don’t measure when I make mashed potatoes, I just make them. So this time I did my best to put together something on paper that would help recreate the bowl of comfort that I’ve enjoyed so many times. I hope you will enjoy them as much as I have!
Posted at 9:02 am , on December 13, 2013
It hit me this week how soon the holidays will be here. Time has quickly gotten away from me and I’ve had to rush around trying to get things done. With that in mind I haven’t had a lot of time to make dinner. When I’m crunched for time I sometimes pick up a rotisserie chicken which saves me the trouble and usually makes more than one meal. I picked off the leftovers and chopped it to make my tried and true recipe of chicken and dumplings that everyone loves. With the cold weather we’ve been having it sounded like the perfect time for a comforting bowl of stew with a dollop of mashed potatoes on the side. It’s like immersing the potatoes into a dumpling gravy that tastes oh so good. Stay warm everyone and have a great weekend!