Archive | March 2016

Green Chile Lunch Burger

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A fun grilled lunch burger I just love. 4 ounces sirloin ground beef, round out into a nice size patty place on grill and cook to your desired doneness. One roll/bun optional to toast it. Two canned green chile’s chopped, chopped lettuce, add one tablespoon mayonnaise and one teaspoon of ketchup in a ramekin and stir, slather the top of your bun/roll, on the bottom of bun add grilled burger, chopped chile’s lettuce, top slathered bun, plate and serve with a side of dill pickles. A perfect lunch!

Enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.

Poached Pomegranate Pears & Cream

 

 

Several years ago we visited a famous Restaurant in Miami Beach. This dessert reminds me of one they served however, it is only slightly adapted from the one served to us.

2 Bosc Pears (peeled), 1 cup pure pomegranate juice, 2 tablespoons light cream. Place peeled pears into a sauce pan with the juices, saute together for 15 minutes on low heat with a lid on. Carefully remove poached pears into two serving bowls. Transfer juices to the plate, add 2 cups confectioner’s sugar, 1/4 cup heavy cream and let the mixer run on high several minutes until whipped cream appears! Voila. Dollop poached pears with the cream on the side and I promise you’ll be in heaven. Every bite is delicious! We just love this dessert.

Hope you enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.

Baked Egg-Broccoli-White Cheddar Pie

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Great dish for Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Supper-any time!!!

You’ll need one 9″ frozen pie shell, prick the bottom and place into a 400 F oven for 5 minutes-set aside.

In a mixing bowl add 6 large eggs, 2 tablespoons light cream, salt and black pepper, to taste and whisk well. You’ll need 1-1/2 cup fresh broccoli florets, 1-1/4 cup shredded white sharp cheddar cheese. Transfer eggs, broccoli florets and cheese into the pie shell (cheese should be throughout dish). Place into the oven and bake 18-20 minutes or until golden brown.

Cut into wedges and plate, serve. A side of fresh fruit is a favorite of ours with this!

Hope you enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.

Peaches and Raspberry Sauce

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My new favorite dessert. You can grill the peach halves or bake them (I chose to bake them until just tender). I added 1/4 cup fresh raspberries, one tablespoon granulated sugar, 1/4 teaspoon corn starch into a saucepan and whisk well, cook the fruit down once syrupy strained it through a mesh sieve (discard seeds) over a bowl. Add a dollop of whipped cream, if desired.

Plate and serve lots of sauce, and devour-Oh my scrumptious!!! (Dessert for One)

Hope you enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.

 

 

Southern Collard Greens & Pancetta

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A wonderful side dish and a Southern tradition loved by many. Serve with vinegar and savor the delicious flavors. You’ll need 32 ounces fresh collard greens (they cook down very easily), 2 slices pancetta cut into small dices, one half white Vidalia onion diced finely, salt and black pepper to taste. 2 cups vegetable stock (low sodium), 1/2  cup cold water.

Rinse collard greens well and drain, coarsely chop and set aside. In a small frying pan add pancetta pieces and brown them , drain on paper towels. Set aside.

In a large pot with a lid add water, low sodium vegetable stock, salt and black pepper, chopped collard greens on medium heat. Allow to cook down 30 minutes, reduce heat to low add cooked pancetta pieces, cover and simmer 30 more minutes. Serve with vinegar, if desired.

Delicious! Hope you will enjoy!

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.

 

 

 

Baked Sweet Potato Cubes with Honey & Cinnamon

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Great sweet potato dish to accompany Ham, Chicken, Pork, Fish any thing that you may like to pair it with.

4 whole sweet potatoes peeled, cubed, 3 tablespoons sweet cream butter (melted) 1/4 cup Pure Honey, 1-1/4 teaspoon cinnamon.

Pre Heat Oven to 375 F – add all ingredients into a mixing bowl stir well to combine and transfer to a non stick baking dish. Cover with aluminum foil and bake undisturbed 35 minutes.

Enjoy! We love this side dish.

Cheryl “Cheffie Cooks” Wiser.

The Wiser Cook.