Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Wenonah Elementary School Fundraiser- Gertrude Hawkins Sale

Help support Wenonah Elementary School of Lake Grove, NY by placing an order through Gertrude Hawkins. You  can help support our students without ever leaving your home by opting to have the goodies delivered directly to your doorstep! Goodies for a good cause!


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Valentine's Day Desserts- Chocolate Dipped Rice Krispy Treats

Here's the perfect Valentine's Day sweet treat for your Valentine. Easy, Sweet and almost too cute to eat- Almost!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Frank & Beans with a Twist

Well Nemo hit NY last night and I am snowed, cooking up a storm! I was looking for a satisfying belly filling meal when I dreamed up this beauty. I was set to make pasta fagioli but peering into my fridge I saw a pack of hot dogs & knew they were meant to be so much more. My husband loves hot dogs so I always keep a pack on hand and he loves pasta. I conjured up the perfect meal garlic, olive oil, capers, beans & frankfurters. It's a tasty tastebud pleasing meal. Perfect for a snowy day like today

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Calorie Saver Coleslaw

Not sure if you folks know this about me, I don't do creamy. No creamy dressings, no creamy salads no creamy spreads until now. I love using greek yogurt to remake classic creamy faves and today I'm serving up my Calorie Saver Coleslaw. Crispy crunchy coleslaw mix dresses with a creamy ranch dressing. it's fabulous! Only 3 ingredients, non fat greek yougurt, 1 packet of ranch seasoning and 1 bag of coleslaw. Mix ranch seasoning with yogurt, pour over coleslaw, mix and serve! pair wit grilled shrimp for a healthful and satisfying meal!

National Pancake Day

Serious Sticky Situation

Monday, February 4, 2013

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

I'm tacking the Monday Blues with my Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies. These fudgy flavorful brownies will sure to have you humming your way through this Monday! Follow me on Twitter @chefjendepalma for more great recipe ideas!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Twice Baked Potatoes- Super Bowl Snacks

Whether you're rooting for the Ravens or 49'ers everyone sure to pick my Twice Baked Potatoes as the MVP. These potatoes are filled with creamy roasted garlic mash potatoes then topped with loads of bacon and cheddar cheese! Like what you see? Email me at couturechefs@yahoo.com for the recipe.

RW Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar- Resorts World Casino

It's Saturday Night and I'm feeling Right! Trying my Luck at the new Resorts World Casino tonight and all that hard playing worked up an appetite. My brother in law and I decided to stop in for dinner at the RW Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar. Dinner was quite good. I wouldn't say I would make a trip to the casino just for the steakhouse but I would say if I'm at the casino I would stop in at the steakhouse. The plating was pleasant but to be truthful Rob  (my brother in law) ordered the surf and turf and we did have to send back the surf, the lobster was so overcooked it could have been mistaken for AstroTurf! The portion sizes are lean.Although,my dessert was fabulous and worth every sinful bite- Chocolate Ganache cake with fresh pistachio ice cream (a must try). I would go back just for dessert. All in all it's been a good Saturday night, the slots were kind to me, the company was great and the dinner was good !
Tuna Tartar- Pretty but not Palatable

Filet Mignon

Friday, February 1, 2013

Garden Salad with Green Goddess Dressing- The Couture Lunchbox

Everyone has their favorite version of Green Goddess Dressing. Green Goddess dressing is a creamy dressing typically blended with mayonnaise,citrus and fresh herbs. Which to me means nothing but a fat laden monstrosity of a dressing that will not leave you looking anything like a goddess.
My Version, is rich, creamy and loaded with those good for you omega 3's sure to have you gleaming like a goddess. Here's my super simple recipe:
1 avocado
1 cup of Fage non fat plain yogurt
2 tbsp of lemon juice
salt & pepper
Blend and Enjoy