Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken - 8 Minute Prep Time.

Have you ever taken a scavenger hunt in your freezer?  Dan did last night and found some frozen chicken tenderloins.  He was nice enough to take them out and put them in the fridge.  However, I did not discover this until 10 minutes before I left for work this morning.  What could I make with chicken in less than 10 minutes before I left for work?  This sounded like a challenge and I was completely up for it.  Challenge on.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Chilled Blueberry Soup

Few edibles play a role in my summer like that of blueberries.  Here on Platter Talk, as is likely the case in your kitchen, we've used these sweet and luscious blue globes in salads, desserts, breads and so many other great tasting dishes.   As wonderfully summer as these all taste, there is yet another course that features our favorite berry of the season.  It's ideal for these hot days of mid-summer, suitable for a fancy dinner party, or simply as a special treat for you and the one(s) you love.   Please, do me this favor and in turn one for yourself:  dip your spoon into this Chilled Blueberry Soup.  Taste the summer.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Pies of Summer Series: Raspberry Custard Pie + Pie Crust Recipe

If you know anything about our site and food preferences, you know that we like our pies here on Platter Talk.   This past Sunday afternoon I found myself in the kitchen following a maiden voyage to Costco just up the road in Green Bay.   The scads of berries overwhelmed me and using a special dinner being planned at our church this week an an excuse, I loaded up my cart not knowing exactly what I would be making.   After a couple of short hours, along with nearly a dozen eggs and nine or ten cups of flour, the resulting five pies gave me a pretty sound answer.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Asian Shrimp with Mango & Peach Chutney


I have a love of just about any seafood.  To be more specific, it can be fresh lake or river food as well.  Being landlocked in the mid-west can sometimes present challenges to enjoying fresh fish and the like.  Although I don't have a complete tolerance for enjoying dishes prepared from frozen seafood, there are certain instances when I am happy to take what is available to us here in Wisconsin.  I put this together the other evening using some frozen shrimp from my favorite grocer and in all honesty, they were delicious, along with the rest of the meal.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Lemonade Pie

We've all had unexpected turns in our paths where for one reason or another it was necessary to put life on hold.  Illnesses, deaths, natural disasters and other accidents - no one likes any of these things but they are as much a part of life as the events that bring us joy.  In real life when calamity strikes, friends often pitch in.  Farmers help their neighbors with crops and chores, town folk might take care of their neighbor's pets or mow their yard.  Often times people will drop off food of for families experiencing a stressful event.   Strange as it may sound, the same thing happens in the virtual world of food blogging.  Whey my friend Brandi from Aunt Bee's Recipes returned from the hospital after a serious illness, I asked if there was anything I could do for her and I threw out the suggestion of doing a guest post for her as it was just a month or so ago when I made some Lemon Bars for her site.  Her reply was, "I'd love a guest post!"  Well, Brandi, I'm not sure if a slice of lemonade pie will help to speed your recovery or not but I figured that it sure can't hurt.

Please head over to Aunt Bee's, and read this post and recipe in its entirety.  This pie is super good!