Showing posts from September, 2016

What in the world is Marsala Wine?

I found a recipe I wanted to try,  Chicken Marsala from All Recipes Magazine.  I love wine but have zero knowledge of Marsala Wine.  I consulted Google... Marsala is a wine, dry or sweet, produced in the region surrounding the Italian city of Marsala in Sicily.  While the city's natives sometimes drink "vintage" Marsala, the wine produced for export is universally fortified similar to Port, Madeira and Sherry. Originally, this addition of alcohol was to ensure that it would last on long ocean voyages, but now it is made that way because of its popularity in foreign markets.
Marsala wine is frequently used in cooking, and is especially prevalent in dishes served in Italian restaurants in the United States. A typical Marsala sauce, for example, involves reducing the wine almost to a syrup with onions or shallots, then adding mushrooms and herbs. One of the most popular Marsala recipes is chicken marsala, in which flour-coated pounded chicken breast halves are braised in a mi…

Recipe Review...Chicken Marsala ll from All Recipes Magazine

What is on the menu today?  Chicken Marsala from All Recipes Magazine.

Chicken Marsala II Prep 10 m Cook 50 m Ready In 1 h Recipe By:CMITCHEL97 "Flour coated chicken sauteed with a mushroom and Marsala wine sauce. Mmmm, rich Marsala sauce, tender chicken - this recipe is sure to please! Great served with rice and veggies, if desired." Ingredients1/4 cup butter, divided2 cups sliced fresh mushrooms1/4 cup all-purpose flour1/2 teaspoon garlic powder1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 pounds skinless, boneless chicken meat - cut into 12 pieces2 slices bacon, diced1/4 cup cold water1 teaspoon cornstarch1/2 cup dry Marsala wine
DirectionsMelt 1 tablespoon butter in a medium skillet. Saute mushrooms until soft, remove from skillet and place in a small, covered bowl.Mix flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper in a shallow dish or bowl. Dredge chicken in flour mixture. Place bacon in same skillet and cook over low heat until cooked but not crisp. Add 2 tablespoons butte…

Recipe Review....Jiffy Creamy Corn Muffins

I was making veggie recipes this week.  I made a tomato pie and stuffed peppers.  I wanted a side so I decided to make Corn Muffins from Jiffy.  I found the recipe online and it was made up of 3 simple ingredients.  Easy and yummy.  I would give them an 8/10 on my cooking scale.  I will make them again:-)

Creamy Corn Muffins (8 - 10 Muffins) 1 pkg. "JIFFY"Corn Muffin Mix 1 can (8.25 oz.) cream corn 1/4 cup sour cream 2 eggs Preheat oven to 400°F. Grease a muffin pan or use paper baking cups. Combine ingredients. Blend well. Fill muffin cups 2/3 full. Bake 15 - 20 minutes or until golden brown.
Happy Cooking Everyone! KathieyV:-)

Yes I joined a Wine Club....Winc/Club W.

I decided to join a wine club.  After all I had a wine rack to fill....:-)
I went online and studied my options. I decided on Club W.  I must admit I am a bit confused about their name because it appears they have changed it to Winc.  What ever the name I love it...
The first thing they will have you do is take a short quiz so that they can get a feel for your wine tastes.  The questions that are asked have to do with your preferences in salt, sweet, savory etc.  Some of the questions surprised me but they know what they are doing and I am a wine beginner.

Winc's story began in 2012 when we founded Club W: the world's first personalized wine club. We made the process of discovering and buying wine easier than ever — and as we expanded to other facets of the experience, we became so much more than a club. After the quiz you are given a list of wines based on what they feel you would enjoy the most.   You get free shipping if you choose 4 or more so I choose 4. I was so excited to…