Cooking with Chef Kathy

Recipes

Grilled Cheesy Buffalo Chicken

Grilled spicy chicken breast stuffed with mozzarella cheese.

Ingredients
1 lbs. boneless chicken breast
black pepper
¼ cup mozzarella cheese, shredded,divided
1 tsp. butter (I used Brummel & Brown)
¼ cup Franks Hot Sauce
¼ tsp. celery salt

Mini Lemon Meringue Cheesecakes

A fun recipe for mini lemon meringue cheesecakes, featuring lemon cheesecakes topped off with fresh lemon curd and meringue frosting.

Ingredients:
Crust
1-1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
1-1/2 tbsp sugar
¼ cup unsalted butter, melted

Cheesecake
2 8 oz packages cream cheese, room temperature
2/3 cup sugar
2 Tbsp cornstarch

Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls

Vietnamese Spring Rolls and Dipping Sauce by droolfactor: This is a fresh and easy dish that can be prepared ahead of time.

It’s a great entrée to serve at dinner parties, or as canapés or snacks. The good thing is that the rolls stay fresh covered with a damp cloth for a few hours, so it’s a great dish that can be prepared ahead of time.

Ingredients for rice paper roll:

Guinness Beef Stew

You can make it on the stove or in the slow cooker.  But either way, this stew is full of flavor (yes, you can taste the Guinness!) 

Easy Chicken Gyros & Tzatziki Sauce

Quick Greek-style chicken gyros you can whip up on busy nights in just 20 minutes, these are a family favorite!

If you’re not a red pepper fan, skip them, if you love feta cheese load it on. Perfect for dinner, but they also make a great on-the-go option for work lunch. Just sayin’.

Ingredients
    • 4 chicken breasts, pounded to ½ inch thickness

Baked Creamy Cheesy Chicken Flautas with Guacamole

Baked Creamy Cheesy Chicken Flautas with Guacamole – these chicken flautas are so delicious and are perfectly paired together with an easy guacamole.

Ingredients

Garlic Herb and Cheese Pull Apart Bread

The idea of throwing two good things together to make a new wonderful thing. Savoury and sweet pull apart breads have being winding their way around.  The idea of making a garlic herb and cheese pull apart bread … well YUM!

Mardi Gras – Time for a Muffaletta Recipe!

The muffuletta is the quintessential New Orleans sandwich of cured meats, cheese and tangy olive salad piled onto a sturdy Italian loaf.

Muffaletta Sandwich Recipe
1 large round Italian loaf (sourdough works)
1/2 lb thinly sliced mortadella
1/2 lb thinly sliced Genoa salami
1/2 lb thinly sliced ham
1/2 lb provalone cheese, sliced
1/2 lb mozzarella cheese, sliced

Shrimp, tomato, and spinach pasta in garlic butter sauce

Shrimp, fresh tomato, and spinach with fettuccine pasta in garlic butter sauce – a delicious Italian pasta dish and a great way to use up a bunch of fresh tomatoes you might have sitting around in your kitchen.

Ingredients

1 pound fresh shrimp, uncooked, shelled and deveined
5 medium tomatoes, fresh, chopped into large cubes
1 cup cooked spinach
5 garlic cloves, minced

Beer-Candied Bacon

It’s a quick and easy appetizer that’s so fun and different – a great start to the new year

1 lb thick-cut, high quality bacon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup + 2 tbsp beer 

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine brown sugar and beer in a small bowl, whisking well to form a thin syrup. Set aside.

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