Friday, September 20, 2019

The New Fashioned Cocktail

By: The Food Hunter

Sometimes all it takes to transform a classic cocktail is a new spirit; like the D'USSE Cognac, a naturally aged bold, full-bodied blend Cognac. The taste is subtle yet  arouses the palate. Try it in the New Fashioned Cocktail


2 oz- D’USSÉ Cognac
.75 oz- Simple Syrup
4 Dashes- Angostura Bitters
Glassware: Old Fashioned
Garnish: Orange Peel
Garnish: Brandied Cherry
Add all ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.  Stir until cold.  Strain into an Old Fashioned glass with a large format ice cube.  Twist orange peel over the cocktail to release the oils.  Garnish with the Orange Peel and a brandied Cherry.

Sunday, September 8, 2019

Sagamore Pumpkin Flip

 By: The Food Hunter

Looking for a new way to enjoy Pumpkin Spice?
The Sagamore Pumpkin Flip, is an adult cocktail that blends amaretto with the brand’s Signature Rye Whiskey. Adding just a few pumps of pumpkin syrup will give you a tasty new way to savor your favorite fall spice.
Sagamore Pumpkin Flip
1 1/2 oz Sagamore Signature rye
1/2 oz pumpkin syrup
1/4 oz amaretto liqueur
1/4 oz heavy cream
2 dashes pecan bitters
1 whole egg
Add all ingredients to cocktail shaker without ice and shake for 10 seconds. Add ice, double strain into glass and garnish with nutmeg and cinnamon.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Veal Chops Parmesan Style

By: The Food Hunter

Although I love all things made Parmesan style, I also try to eat super healthy 90% of the time. For me that equates to avoiding deep fried foods. So when I came across the recipe below, that basically bakes veal chops Parmesan style, I knew I had to give it a try.  And I'm so glad I did!

If you aren't a veal worries you can easily substitute chicken or even pork and still get the same delicious results.

Veal Chops Parmesan Style
(adapted from A Cedar Spoon)

2 veal loin chops
4 Tablespoons olive oil, divided
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, finely chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, chopped
2 Tablespoons Italian parsley
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper {optional}
Mozzarella cheese

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In a small mixing bowl combine olive oil, rosemary, thyme, oregano, Italian parsley and crushed red pepper and stir. Add a dash of salt.

Place the veal chops on a large cutting board and brush the olive oil and herb mixture on both sides  of the chops.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F.

Heat 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in an oven safe large skillet over medium high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for two minutes. Add the veal chops and let them brown on one side for 2 minutes, flip and brown the other side for two minutes.

Place the skillet with the veal chops into the oven and bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until the internal temperature of the chops reaches 160 degree F.

During the last couple of minutes of cooking add the mozzarella cheese and let it melt.

Serve with your favorite side dish.

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Stuffed Fennel Bulbs

By: The Food Hunter

It's easy to impress dinner guests with tasty dishes like Stuffed Fennel. Although the recipe comes together easily the presentation is such that it will be seem you spent hours slaving in the kitchen.

What makes this healthy dish even easier is that the filling can  easily be in advance and put together last minute.

Stuffed Fennel Bulbs

4 Fennel Bulbs
2 oz Pancetta
1/2 cup minced carrot
1/2 cup minced celery
1/2 cup minced onion
3 large garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1 tsp salt
1 pound ground veal
1 sage sprig
1 parsley sprig
1 bay leaf
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 White Wine
One 15-ounce can diced tomatoes
1 1/2 cups low-sodium broth
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

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Boil fennel bulbs in salted water until tender.

In a large pan, cook the bacon in the oil over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until the bacon is crisp, about 5 minutes. Add the carrot, celery, onion, garlic and salt and cook over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until just starting to brown, about 5 minutes. Add the ground veal, sage, parsley, bay leaf, and oregano and cook, breaking up the meat with a wooden spoon, until no pink remains, about 8 minutes.

Add the wine to the casserole and cook, stirring, until nearly evaporated, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes with their juices and cook, stirring, about 4 minutes. Add the stock and bring to a simmer. Cook over moderately low heat, stirring occasionally, until slightly reduced, about 40 minutes. Season with salt and pepper

Cut the fennel bulbs in half and core out the center. Stuff each half with the fennel sauce. Top with the parmesan cheese and broil until the cheese is crisp.

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Bosch AutoAir™ 500 Series Dishwasher #ad

By: The Food Hunter

“This post is an #ad that was created for #boschdishwasher & Best Buy! I have an ongoing relationship as a Best Buy influencer & receive product or compensation for posts featuring their products. As always, all opinions are 100% my own."

When you enjoy cooking for family and friends as much as I do the 2nd most important large appliance in your kitchen, after the range, is the dishwasher. The new Bosch AutoAir™ 500 Series dishwasher, available at Best Buy, offers room for up to 16 place settings. How cool is that!!!

The dishwasher also has a flexible 3rd rack which adds space for cooking utensils and ramekins. And the FlexSpace™ Tines on the lower rack- fold down every other tine in one simple step to make room for larger, bulkier items while optimizing the rack space.


Maximum capacity is not its only virtue: The Bosch 500 Series dishwasher also delivers a sparkling clean and dry with advanced PrecisionWash technology and AutoAir. It's intelligent sensors continually scan and check the progress of dishes throughout the cycle, and powerful spray arms target every item of every load, for the ultimate clean. The all-new AutoAir option automatically releases the door at the end of the cycle to let moisture escape and fresh air in for drier dishes*

Bosch also incorporates 18 unique sound-reducing technologies such as multiple insulation layers, grindless food filtration, and a sound absorbing base; so after a long evening of company you can be assured that running your dishwasher will not disturb your quiet time.

I'm already thinking ahead to my next dinner party and how helpful the Bosch AutoAir™ 500 Series dishwasher will be for easy clean-up with its 5 wash cycles, including a five-level wash and an extra dry.

If you want a premium brand dishwasher because design, engineering and reliability are important to you, the new Bosch AutoAir™ 500 Series may just be the one for you.

*Compared to Bosch Dishwashers with PureDry.