Ricotta Pie

A savory ricotta “pie” with eggs, sour cream and parmesan cheese topped with roasted Roma tomatoes.

Calling this a pie is kind of deceptive. It’s more casserole than pie. There’s no crust. And it’s not sweet – the first thing I think when I hear the word pie…. 

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Manchurian Roasted Cauliflower

Roasted cauliflower tossed in a spicy, savory tomato sauce with a hint of vinegary sweetness.

Typically the cauliflower would be battered and deep-fried first but given my recent obsession with roasting and knowing how messy and fussy frying is I went the easier route. The timing works out perfect because while the florets are roasting you can get busy making the sauce…. 

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Oven-Fried Parmesan Bruschetta Chicken

This is a classic chicken recipe inspired by bruschetta. Using chicken breasts or cutlets, a mixture of mayonnaise and parmesan is smeared over top and dusted with seasoned bread crumbs. It bakes up crispy and crusty on the outside and traps all the juices inside making for a tender piece of chicken…. 

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Swiss Steaks

Swiss steaks are tough cuts of beef slowly braised in tomatoes until they are fork tender and melt in your mouth. Round steaks are traditionally used or cube steaks; a round steak run through a tenderizing machine (“swissed”) by the butcher. Here I used round steaks that I tenderized myself by piercing deeply all over with a fork…. 

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