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Buffalo Chicken Soup

2 Apr

Buffalo Chicken Soup

I love buffalo chicken.

So when I saw a recipe on Pinterest for the soup I had to try it.

After testing a few recipes I simplified the one I like.

One tablespoon butter

One tablespoon oil

One large diced onion

3 cloves chopped garlic

2 diced potatoes

3 diced carrots

3 stalks diced celery

1/2 head diced cauliflower

4 cups chicken stock

3 cups cooked diced chicken or pork

1/2 cup Franks Red Hot Sauce

1/4 cup Blue cheese dressing

Toppings

Diced cilantro

Diced scallions

Crumbled blue cheese

Optional add ins; corn, chopped red peppers, chips

Melt the butter in the oil.

Add the onion and garlic for two minutes

Add all the vegetables and cook slowly till they are soft

Add the chicken, soup, hot sauce and blue cheese salad dressing.

Let everything  simmer for 15 minutes.

Use your immersion blender to a chunky pureed state.

A little rough consistency is great.

Simmer for another ten minutes.

Serve in a bowl with any of the toppings

I also serve it with carrot and celery sticks.

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Buffalo Chicken Calzone

10 Mar

Buffalo Calzone

One pound of pizza dough

4 cups of leftover shredded chicken

1/2 bottle Franks Wing sauce

Two ounces of crumbled blue cheese

Four slices of Provolone cheese

1/2 thin sliced red onion

Roll out the dough to a rectangle about 9 x 13. I like mine a little smaller so the dough is not too thin.

Place the onion slices on the dough.

Add four slices of provolone cheese.

Mix the chicken with the Franks Wing Sauce.

Place the chicken on the dough with the cheese.

Place the blue cheese on top.

Start rolling the dough and try to keep all the mixture inside so tuck in the ends every so often. It should look like a log.

Place on a greased piece of aluminum foil or a sikpac.

Bake at 450 degrees  on the bottom shelf for about 20 minutes or until it is dark brown.

Remember to spread everything all over the rectangular rolled dough.

Serve with celery and carrot sticks.

 

Blue Cheese salad

15 Jan

Caesar Salad

Saveur Magazine has so many fabulous recipes .

I started reading it years ago and always find  something special.

Treat yourself and get a subscription this year.

This is a salad I tried, loved it and had to post it.

I did make some changes.

1/3 cup white wine vinegar

1/4  cup chopped parsley

1 tablespoon oregano

3 cloves chopped garlic

salt and pepper

1 1/3 cup olive oil

3/4 cup  crumbled blue cheese

1/4 cup half and half

1/4 cup mayonnaise

3/4 cup sour cream

1 tablespoons lemon juice

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1/2 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon celery seeds

One large head of iceberg lettuce, sliced into strips

One medium large head of Romaine lettuce, cut into bite size pieces

20 grape tomatoes

One large sliced cucumber

One medium thin sliced red onion

6 slices of cooked, crisp, crumbled bacon

One cup of homemade croutons

Mix the vinegar, parsley, oregano, garlic, salt and pepper

Slowly drizzle in the oil and whisk well. Set aside.

Mix the blue cheese, half and half, mayonnaise, sour cream, lemon juice, garlic powder, onion powder and celery seeds. This looks like the traditional blue cheese dressing.

Toss all your greens, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions together with the vinaigrette then add the blue cheese dressing on top.

Finish with the bacon bits and croutons.

Anchovies are optional

This is the exact basic recipe from Saveur Magazine but I just added a couple of extras.