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Bacon-wrapped, rosemary apples

By Duane Pemberton ©2011 www.winefoot.com Fuji (or jonagold) apples, quartered Bacon Brown Sugar Crushed almonds Fresh Rosemary Cut apples into quarters and remove the core. Take a fresh rosemary sprig, place it into the apple quarter and wrap with bacon and then sprinkle a bit of brown sugar on top. Roast in the oven at […]

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Orange Chicken with roasted peppers and Couscous

By Duane Pemberton 2-3 large chicken breasts 3 orange or red bell peppers 8oz Israeli couscous 1/2lb of cramini mushrooms 2 tablespoons cinnamon 1 tablespoon of cumin 1 tablespoon corriander 1/2 clove of garlic 1 tablespoon of dried thyme 1 tablespoon of paprika 2-3 mandarin oranages A few pinches of koshar salt fresh cracked pepper […]

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Red Curry Chicken

By Duane Pemberton 2lbs of Chicken Breasts 2-3 Tablespoons of Red Curry Paste 3 Cans of Coconut Milk 1 Tablespoon Fish Sauce 1/2 Cup of Brown Sugar 4 Bell peppers 2 Medium Onions 1 bunch of Thai Basil Bean Sprouts Sesame Seeds (optional) Combine the coconut milk, curry paste, brown sugar and fish sauce into […]

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Pan-Seared Pork Chop with Apples and Onions

By Duane Pemberton Nothing screams fall like the wonderful foods that bring out the good, earthy flavors. And to me, pig and apples are two very fall-foods. In this dish, I used the following ingredients: 4 large chop cut 3/4-1″ thick  – salt and pepper each side 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 large sprigs of […]

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Bacon Wrapped Cone filled with Scrambled Eggs

Sometimes words just aren’t required:

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dp’s Spicy-Cool BBQ Chicken Wrap

Season Two Chicken Breasts – Salt, pepper Grill Chicken, 160-degrees – top w/ your fav bbq-sauce – I use our own, Pemberton Family Gourmet BBQ Sauce. Lightly-warm the pineapple chunks Squeeze and roll Lime Fresh Chives – chopped – mix lime juice and chives with 1.5 teaspoons of puree’d chipotle peppers with 1/2-cup of mayo Grate […]

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Sicilian Meatballs

I recently prepared these Sicilian Meatballs in a small bite-sized version then soaked them in a white wine (Pinot Grigio) heavy cream  sauce with sauteed shallots for a large wine tasting event I hosted – they literally flew out the door! I think these meatballs are actually better in the small form: More surface area […]

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Creamy Lemon Sauce with Smoked Salmon

By Traci Garrett I put together this recipe to pair with Mandolina 2007 Pinot Grigio: a lovely and bright California Pinot Grigio. I thought it would work well cleansing the palate and it proved rather successful.  The cream and “oily fish” sensation in the mouth combined with the crisp Pinot Grigio was perfect and everyone […]

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Harvest Ragu

Looking for a Sunday cooking project? This is your dish.  I get requests for this recipe all the time.  It is one of my all time favorites. You can do the shopping and even the chopping a few days before you cook the ragu to cut down on the prep time.  Make a big batch […]

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BBQ Chicken Pizza – WineFoot Style

This past weekend, we had a wonderful Pizza experience at Chef Traci’s place with our friends from Andrake Cellars and Lucas & Lewellen Vineyards (makers of the Pinot Noir from the movie, Sideways).  One of the pizzas I made was a BBQ chicken one which featured some home-made sauce, grilled chicken and other goodies. On […]

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Cedar Plank Salmon with Grilled Zuchinni and Lime-Zested Risotto

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of cedar-planked foods – namely salmon – I’ve featured before on WineFoot, cooked different ways. Looking to kick things up in a different direction, I was inspired by one of my recent trips to the grocery store when finding some Blackberry Blossom honey and a fine piece […]

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Zucchini Bread with Lemon and Ginger

Preheat oven to 375 Butter one 9 inch loaf pan or one 8X8 square glass pan and set aside. Bread batter: 1 1/2 cups white flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon dried ginger or 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger 2 eggs 1/2 cup olive […]

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Roasted Bell Peppers

My family and I cook and eat outside during the summer months and I have discovered I can do just about anything on my gas grill which also has a handy side burner or on my charcoal grill – I even have a fire pit for open fire desserts like s’mores. Breakfast, lunch and dinner; […]

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Peach Clafouti

This recipe is fast, easy – low fat, low sugar and yes it’s very good.  This summer dessert is not overly sweet and can be served at room temperature. And, as we discovered last night pairs very well with huckleberry ice cream. It is a great way to use fresh peaches, nectarines – even plums or […]

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Lemon-Basil Balsamic Vinaigrette

Hi gang, Chef Traci here, hope everyone is out enjoying the nice weather here around the greater Seattle area – I feel I have the perfect Vinaigrette dressing for a variety of uses: Great for salad, veggies or marinate for meat.  It’s the lemon zest that makes it so darn zesty and good.  I’d say […]

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Balsamic-molasses Chicken w/ Roasted peaches and Veggies

Posted by Duane The other night my wife came to me with that “dear in the headlights” look of her wanting me to fix dinner – this typically means she doesn’t have any thing planned or doesn’t want to mess with it. Either way, I love cooking, so here’s what I came up with given […]

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Braised Ribs served over Southwest Slaw

Posted by Duane Okay folks – this right here screams summertime to me – it’s my braised ribs with my home-made bbq sauce served over a southwest slaw. If this doesn’t scream for a Zinfandel then I don’t know what does: I get folks all the time who think they need a smoker or some […]

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Uses for nettles by Chef Traci

According to the Wikipedia a frittata is “a kind of Italian omelette that can contain cheese, vegetables, or even leftover pasta. Frittatas are cooked slowly. Most often, they are cooked on the stovetop on low heat until the eggs are set, then run under the broiler, but they can also be baked. Except for the […]

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Cedar Plank Brie?

Posted by Duane Here’s a great Ted Reader-inspired dish idea. We did a little going-away dinner at our place last night for my brother, Darin, who’s moving his family to Alabama (I don’t get it either) – I wanted to make an appetizer that was both savory and sweet at the same time, so I […]

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Ricotta – Nettles Filling for Ravioli

Ricotta – Nettles Filling for Ravioli Ingredients: 3 cups Ricotta 1 cup cooked nettles (or spinach) 1/2 cup grated Parmesan 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 Tablespoon minced garlic 1 Tablespoon Lemon Juice salt-pepper to taste PREPARATION: Plunge the nettles or spinach into boiling salted water; remove it 30 seconds later. Drain, cool and squeeze out […]

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