Easy Make-Ahead Brunch. Everyone knows brunch is a great way to celebrate anything…but especially around a holiday. Make these recipes as you have time and pop them in the fridge where they will be ready to go when YOU areRead More
I love traditional risotto. It's made with Arborio rice and is truly a labor of love. It takes 35-45 minutes and you need to stay near your stove the entire time to carefully stir in each cup of warm broth.
I’m not however a huge fan of restaurant risotto, which they par-boil the rice and finish later when it's ordered by you:). Although I LOVE risotto done right, I’m not a fan of thick, sticky par-cooked versions served at restaurants. SO I wanted something that had the creamy, cheesy rich flavor risotto is so known for, but wanted to create something more conducive to quick meals and of course entertaining.
Enter…Orzo “Risotto”. Orzo is a cute little rice shaped pasta. Replacing the rice with Orzo pasta, (Cervasi if you’re in KC:) made this dish way less labor intensive but still incredibly creamy, cheesy and oh so versatile. This is a perfect side-dish or paired with a salad it’s a meal on its own. It is also great when other ingredients are added to it, like roasted vegetables, chicken or really anything. This time of year I like to add a bit of butternut squash, omg…just.so.good.
So whip up a batch…and let me know what you think. I think you’re gonna love love love i
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My friends and family always ask...why is my turkey always so moist. I say...awe thx...then I tell them it's all in the brine. This one extra step makes all the difference in the world. It's not hard..but sometimes confusing on the ratio of the simple ingredients....soooo I've put together a brining guide...just in time for the Holidays....but you will use it ALLLLL year long!
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Perfect for the long holiday weekend!
This is great for a holiday gatherings because you can make it in advance and it's ready to serve when friends and family come over. In season, fresh and delicious! Note: if making it in advance, use wine instead of a bubbly...otherwise your bubbles will be not so bubbly after sitting in the fridge:)