There are some people who truly have a knack for writing and I found someone named Susan who wrote an article on Gather.com all about Picky Palate. I was so surprised and touched that this person, who I do not know, would write such wonderful things about my recipes. Susan, if you happen to read this, I want you to know that I really appreciate the time you took to write such a beautiful article about me and Picky Palate. If I’m ever having a bad day, I’ll just read your article and get cheered right up. Thank you, really.
This is kind of a hodge podge post, but some really tasty recipes that needed to get posted. Hope you’ll find some inspiration to cook something tasty and healthy!
Pancetta Sauteed Haricot Vert with Cherry Tomatoes and Feta½ lb washed and trimmed Haricot Vert
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 thin slices pancetta, diced
Salt and Pepper
1 ½ Cups Cherry tomatoes
¼ Cup Feta Cheese1. Heat olive oil into a large sauté pan. When hot, add pancetta; cook and stir until browned. Add haricot vert, pinch of salt and pepper, and cherry tomatoes. Cook for 3-5 minutes or until beans are crisp tender. Transfer to a serving plate and sprinkle with Feta Cheese.
Fresh Creamy Dill Cucumber Salad2 medium cucumbers, cut in half and sliced
5 oz container of greek plain yogurt
¼ Cup sour cream
¼ Cup fresh dill weed finely chopped
Pinch of salt, pepper and garlic salt
Squeeze of lemon juice1. Place cucumbers into a large bowl. Combine yogurt, sour cream, dill, salt, pepper, garlic salt and lemon juice into a bowl until combined. Pour over cucumbers and stir to coat. Serve or refrigerate until serving.
Parmesan Crusted Smoked Cheddar Potato Cakes2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
4 Cups cooked mashed potatoes, firm and cold
1 Cup smoked cheddar cheese, Tillamook preferred
¾ Cup Grated Parmesan Cheese
¼ Cup flour1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir together the mashed potatoes and smoked cheddar then scoop about ¼ Cup mashed potatoes and form into equal size small patties. Combine parmesan cheese and flour into a shallow dish and press potato patties into mixture. In batches, place patties into hot skillet and cook for 2-4 minutes per side or until golden brown. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate. Serve warm with ranch dressing if desired.
Thanks to Angela from Creative Homemakers for the Brilliante Weblog award!! She has an awesome site, do check it out. And to Aggie’s Kitchen for a music meme, I’ll have to think about that one, how do you pick just 5 songs!!?
Coming up next is a very special cookie recipe you won’t want to miss! Have a great weekend!