The following baked chicken with Turkish figs and walnuts recipe was inspired by a dish served at one of my favorite local restaurants, Flip Flops Grill and Chill. The owner is Danny Veltri, winner of the popular show, Hell's Kitchen and they serve some amazing food there!
The cheese and honey phyllo rounds make a great appetizer and a semi-guilt-free dessert. As with anything, moderation is the key. You can change the type of cheese, but it's best to use a semi-hard cheese for this recipe.
This recipe for brie cheese and bacon stuffed chicken in phyllo came to me after making my Greek Feast for Two Dinner Menu. I had plenty of leftover phyllo dough and wanted to try something besides dessert recipes. The process for making brie cheese and bacon stuffed chicken in phyllo is relatively simple, but does require extra organization. The chicken...
One of my favorite soups is roasted red bell pepper soup. Years ago, while working as a prep chef for a country club, we served this soup for special occasions. There rarely was ever any leftover and the Executive Chef refused to share his recipe so I could make it at home.
The long awaited recipe for pink champagne cake with whipped cream icing and chocolate covered strawberries has arrived! This recipe was intended to be featured in the Luxury Dinner round of the FoodBuzz Food Blog competition. While The Cheap Gourmet blog did not advance, this cake recipe is way too good not to share!
I discovered NutsOnline.com last year when looking for a place to buy 25 pounds of shelled peanuts. The peanuts were a gift for a friend's 60th birthday bash and Nuts Online offered the best price.
The following Nature's Pride pumpkin bread pudding with Kahlua-infused raisins is a recipe I am submitting for a FoodBuzz.com competition. If my recipe is selected, I will have the opportunity to present my dish to food bloggers during the Nature's Pride Festival food blogger conference hosted in San Francisco in November.
Sadly, The Cheap Gourmet blog did not advance into round three of the FoodBuzz Project Food Blog Challenge. However, I thank everyone who cast their vote for my Greek Feast for Two entry. I definitely had a lot of fun participating in the challenges and have learned how to become a better food blogger.