Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two

It’s time to vote for a Round 2 favorite in the Chopped at Home Challenge sponsored by Sargento Cheese.  The Round 2 category is MEXICAN…Ole’!  My close friends and family know that I’ve had a love affair with Mexico ever since I lived there during my college years.  That is true. However, the inspiration for my entry is actually a dish from El Azteco, an East Lansing eatery that any true MSU Spartan knows well.  My recipe, Chicken Enchiladas Suizas with Poblano Crema is an homage to one of my favorite dishes at El Azteco.  This layered, cheesy, creamy chicken … Continue reading Chopped at Home Challenge, Round Two

Pinpoint accuracy

Any day you find a fine, interesting hometown restaurant is a good day for a foodie.  Downtown Wilmington, in particular Market Street has such a place in Pinpoint Restaurant.  One year new on the night of our visit last Friday, the staff had reason to celebrate, and so they did.  Drink specials and one year old coozies were distributed with abandon, but it’s the food that carries this place.  We decided to graze our way through the menu that night, so I can’t speak to the main courses but if the plates to share are any indication of the chef’s … Continue reading Pinpoint accuracy

Chopped at Home Challenge

It’s time for the 2016 Chopped at Home Challenge sponsored by Foood Network and Sargento Cheeses.  There are 3 rounds, just like the TV show.     Round 1 is called Comfort Foods and the ingredients in the basket are: leeks, cremini mushrooms, cauliflower and Sargento Sharp Cheddar.  I modified a gluten-free pizza recipe I like to prepare for my hubby, who has Celiac Disease.  My entry is called: Gluten-free Crazy Cauliflower Pizza.  It is cheesy- gooey wonderfulness! I am asking all of my followers on WordPress who have loved reading my recipes at Betzabroad.com throughout the years, to vote for … Continue reading Chopped at Home Challenge

Holy Mackerel it’s good!

Hubby’s recent fishing expedition of the coast of Wilmington, NC netted 2 large Mackerel.  Now before you turn up your nose, just want to tell you what great success I’ve had with a couple of very simple recipes for preparing this much maligned fish.  While most of Europe is on board with Mackerel, the US hasn’t quite come around.  For the llife of me I don’t know why!  It is firm fleshed, full of good-for-you Omega oils, and takes on the flavor of many preparations easily. Day after catching the beauties, I stumbled on a fantastic recipe by Jamie Oliver … Continue reading Holy Mackerel it’s good!

Bounty of the season dinner

The early fall bounty of wonderful tomatoes and squash inspired me to create a rif on an old Italian standard for dinner tonight.  Gluten-free, low carb, and lowfat Turkey Zucchini Lasagna is a winner on a Friday night after a long day of yardwork. Turkey Zucchini Lasagna 2 medium zucchini squash 1T salt 1 1/2 C marinara sauce made from fresh tomatoes 1tsp pepper 1tsp oregano 1/2 tsp basil 1lb ground turkey (lean) 1/3 C diced white onion 1 clove garlic (diced) 1 T olive oil 1 C ricotta or small curd cottage cheese 1 egg, beaten 1 C grated … Continue reading Bounty of the season dinner