Vince’s Tuscan Chicken
5-6 small chicken breasts or chicken thighs (boneless)
3-5 shallots, chopped
3 large tomatoes, chopped
2-3 T. oregano
1 tsp salt and
½ tsp pepper
½ cup vermouth
1. Brown chicken in olive oil for 15-20 minutes on medium heat (1/2 hour if frozen).
Remove from oil and set aside.
2. Add chopped shallots to the frying pan and cook until tender (3-5 minutes).
3. Add chopped tomatoes, oregano, vermouth and salt and pepper.
4. Replace chicken in mixture and cook for about 20 minutes more or until chicken done (no longer pink inside).
5. Serve over bed of white rice, brown rice or fettuccine.
PSST! Even though my recipe calls for boneless chicken, you can easily make it with the bone in version. You just need to adjust the cooking time a little longer. You want to test to make sure the juices run clear and that the meat is no longer pink.
Want to create a sweet treat for your Valentine? Try these. You can make them two different ways. I prefer the Ice Cream sandwich version but if you don’t have space in your freezer, the frosted kind are great too.
Homemade Oreos for your Valentine
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
To make the cookies:
I get so many inquiries about this colorful cocktail that’s both pretty and tasty too, that I am posting it again, just in time for your Valentines (or Galentines) celebration.
I love the sweetness and tartness of ruby red grapefruit juice. Combined with St-Germain (elderflower liqueur) and vodka, you have a winning cocktail sure to please. Some call this a Bichon Frise and others call it a French Greyhound. I call it delicious! You can serve it “martini style” or over ice. Both are refreshing and sure to be a hit. My recipe allows you to easily prepare it based on the size of your guest list -just you and your main squeeze, or a festive party.
1 part vodka (try Absolute Grapefruit with a twist of pink grapefruit)
1 part St-Germain elderflower liqueur
2 parts ruby red grapefruit juice (freshly squeezed if in season)
raspberries for garnish (optional)
mint leaves for garnish (optional)
Over Ice Method
Add vodka, St-Germain, and grapefruit juice in a glass pitcher.
Fill your favorite cocktail glass with ice cubes (to the top).
Pour mixture into the glass.
Add a raspberry and mint leave for garnish.
Serve and enjoy!
Fill a cocktail shaker to the rim with ice cubes.
Add vodka, St-Germain, and grapefruit juice.
Place the cap on the shaker and shake vigorously.
Pour into a martini glass and garnish with raspberry and mint leave.
Serve and enjoy!