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http://www.afamilyfeast.com/chicken-piccata/

Have you ever invented your own recipe? Tell us about it (or your favourite one).

I have not invented my own recipe. There is one entree, chicken piccata, that I make that people seem to like. I found a similar recipe for chicken piccata on pinterest. It is really easy to make. The boyfriend said it was good the two times that I made it about five years ago. I know, I know. I need to get myself back in the kitchen.
When my oldest daughter was about six, she did a homework assignment about how awesome her mother was. I believed it, until I read the part that said I make the best cookies. I thought maybe she was talking about someone else. Bless her for saying so anyway. 🙂

Here is the recipe from A Family Feast. They have a lovely website with recipes and menu ideas. I’m not a food blogger but I appreciate good food and also good food bloggers. If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be inspired to go into the kitchen at all. Oh, food bloggers, you give me hope. I have found some wonderful food blogs for everyone to visit. Thank you to the bloggers from The Blogging Collective for sharing their links with me. Most of the blogs can be followed on Pinterest, Google +, Facebook and Twitter.
Thank you food bloggers! You are appreciated by those of us that aren’t so adept at anything in the kitchen.

Links to food blogs:
A Savory Feast: http://www.asavoryfeast.com/
Home in High Heels: http://www.homeinhighheels.com/
Buns in My Oven: http://www.bunsinmyoven.com/
Carissa Shaw: http://www.carissashaw.com/
The Foodie Patootie: http://thefoodiepatootie.com/
Meet Me in the Kitchen: http://maresfoodandfun.blogspot.com/
The Chef Next Door: http://thechefnextdoorblog.blogspot.com/
Natural and Free: http://naturalandfree.blogspot.com/ – This blog has recipes for those of us with food allergies.
Joyful Abode: http://www.joyfulabode.com/ – This blog has a grain-free recipe section.
The Paleo Gyspy: http://poorpaleo.com/
Cooking with Luca: http://cookingwithluca.wordpress.com/
My Newlywed Cooking Adventures: http://www.mynewlywedcookingadventures.com/
Jo, My Gosh!: http://jomygosh.blogspot.com/
Mom Favorites: http://momfavorites.com/

Link to the Blogging Collective on Facebook:

Recipe from A Savory Feast:
Chicken Piccata
Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

2 large boneless chicken breasts, about 1 pound
½ cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 cloves chopped garlic
Juice from 1 lemon plus another 1/2 lemon sliced thin
1/3 cup dry vermouth (or dry white wine)
½ cup chicken stock
¼ cup capers, drained
2 tablespoons butter
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
Instructions

Pound out the chicken breasts to about ¼ inch thick and cut each breast half in half again so you end up with four servings. Place flour, salt and pepper in a flat dish or plate and dredge the chicken breasts until coated on both sides.
Over medium high heat in a large skillet, heat the olive oil and one tablespoon of butter until slightly brown and frothy. Place the chicken in the pan and cook about 2 minutes on each side, until golden. Then remove the chicken and set aside on a plate.
Reduce the heat under the skillet to medium. Add the garlic and sauté for another minute. Add the lemon juice to the pan to deglaze and scrape up any brown bits. Add the lemon slices, vermouth, chicken stock and capers. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the liquid is reduced by half.
Stir in the two tablespoons of butter and chopped parsley and check for taste. Add salt and pepper if needed.
Add the chicken back into the sauce and cook just until the chicken is back up to temperature and cooked through.
Serve immediately over your favorite pasta.

“Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.

23 Comments

  1. I’ve never created a recipe but I have some that my family has passed down that I’ve shared on my blog FamilyCentsability.com – it’s so fun being able to share recipes that I have never seen online before!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks for visiting! 🙂 I do make a pretty good smoothie. I like being able to save the recipes online, instead of having a pile to put in a recipe book.

  2. juliemnaturalfree – USA – I am the author of two blogs: 1) Natural and Free and 2) Fibro, Fit and Fab! Natural and Free provides recipes and information for those who suffer from or those who care for those who suffer from 1 to all of the top 8 allergens. Fibro, Fit and Fab! is my personal blog about my journey to becoming fit and fabulous despite having Fibromyalgia, though life in general slips into this blog, too. :)
    Julie Moore says:

    Thanks for the mention! 🙂 Have a great day!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      You’re welcome! 🙂 And thank you!

  3. inspiretheworld2day – I am a stay at home mom with two wonderful children and a fantastic husband. I enjoy trying new things, and recently discovered meditation and yoga. My newest love is blogging that helps me stay focused and grounded and most importantly find the humor in everyday occurrences. I am constantly evolving into the new person I'm becoming with each new day, and often stopping to pause for just a moment to take it all in while breathing and taking time to enjoy the ride.
    inspiretheworld2day says:

    Um yeah!

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      There are links to some really good ones! 🙂

      1. inspiretheworld2day – I am a stay at home mom with two wonderful children and a fantastic husband. I enjoy trying new things, and recently discovered meditation and yoga. My newest love is blogging that helps me stay focused and grounded and most importantly find the humor in everyday occurrences. I am constantly evolving into the new person I'm becoming with each new day, and often stopping to pause for just a moment to take it all in while breathing and taking time to enjoy the ride.
        inspiretheworld2day says:

        I will check them out!

    2. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      I just take good pictures of food. I don’t really make good food. 🙂 I did the top picture. 🙂

      1. inspiretheworld2day – I am a stay at home mom with two wonderful children and a fantastic husband. I enjoy trying new things, and recently discovered meditation and yoga. My newest love is blogging that helps me stay focused and grounded and most importantly find the humor in everyday occurrences. I am constantly evolving into the new person I'm becoming with each new day, and often stopping to pause for just a moment to take it all in while breathing and taking time to enjoy the ride.
        inspiretheworld2day says:

        I will take a picture of my burgers tonight 😉 I cook but it’s not pretty lol!

      2. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        🙂 that’s the spirit. It’s all in the presentation. Well, sometimes. 🙂

      3. inspiretheworld2day – I am a stay at home mom with two wonderful children and a fantastic husband. I enjoy trying new things, and recently discovered meditation and yoga. My newest love is blogging that helps me stay focused and grounded and most importantly find the humor in everyday occurrences. I am constantly evolving into the new person I'm becoming with each new day, and often stopping to pause for just a moment to take it all in while breathing and taking time to enjoy the ride.
        inspiretheworld2day says:

        That’s the part that’s not pretty…but they still eat it 🙂

      4. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
        holley4734 says:

        Sometimes my cooking looks pretty. Tastes bad. other times it looks ugly & tastes ok.

      5. inspiretheworld2day – I am a stay at home mom with two wonderful children and a fantastic husband. I enjoy trying new things, and recently discovered meditation and yoga. My newest love is blogging that helps me stay focused and grounded and most importantly find the humor in everyday occurrences. I am constantly evolving into the new person I'm becoming with each new day, and often stopping to pause for just a moment to take it all in while breathing and taking time to enjoy the ride.
        inspiretheworld2day says:

        Thank goodness for takeout!

  4. Well, I can’t share any awesomeness from my particular kitchen because I’m not particularly interested in cooking. I love food, but I just don’t love to make it. However, I can make a mean Shepherd’s Pie~ Thanks a lot for sharing !!

  5. Erika Mohssen-Beyk – Canada – My story in short I was born in Germany, married an Iranian now I live in Canada. I lived until 1980 in Iran; we experienced the Revolution with my husband and two kids. Two years after the Revolution, we decided to bring the kids to Germany because it was a similar situation as here now. Schools closed, and too many restrictions and rules, which we did not like for our kids. So I went to Germany to see what I can do. One week later, the war with Iraq started, and all borders were closed in Iran. So I could not get back. We had adventures to be together again, but this would fill a book. Anyways we started life five times over in our life, three times from zero. I did not feel home in Germany; too much had changed too long to tell here. Later my son wanted to immigrate to Canada, and we joined. We created the first off-grid organic farm in Ontario, or maybe even in Canada. All called us crazy; we were ahead of time. We had animals, growing vegetables, fruits, and crops, and a B&B and interested guests from all over the world. My son started an organic movement. And I started an exercise group near there and have had it for 18 years. I sold the farm to the next generation of organic farmers. I love Change Looking back, I realize that I never was scared; all was like an adventure for me. Challenges turn me on. I love change and am a gypsy. Anyways, at this time, around seven years ago, I thought it is time to learn to go online to be able maybe to help the three Grandkids. As I knew, it is essential in the future. So I looked for a program. By joining groups I got encouraged to write even though my English was poor.I love nature and explored natural healing, spirituality, and personal development. My blog is about sharing my knowledge and experiences of self-improvement, natural health, wellness, fitness, natural food. Flexibility is my strength, and I learned very early, always only to follow my heart and intuition, be me and look out for good. Because all has a reason.In 2020 will be my 70th birthday, contrary to most people; I always looked forward to being older. And I am grateful to say that I have no ailment and did not visit a doctor for more than 40 years, do exercise, meditate, always grow at least part of my food, and do not eat packaged food or fast food. That’s my story in short. Let’s realize the dream and build a better future 🙂
    erikabeyk says:

    Thank you for the recipes ,her one for you: 🙂
    Sweet Millet Casserole
    Ingredients
    750 ml almond milk
    500 g of fresh seasonal fruit
    200 g of millet
    50 g chopped almonds or hazelnuts
    3 tablespoons cinnamon
    3 tbsp coconut oil
    2 tablespoons almond flour
    1/2 teaspoon sea salt
    Whole wheat breadcrumbs
    Sunflower seeds

    Preparation Sweet Millet Casserole
    Under hot running water rinse the millet in a fine sieve.

    Soak 30 minutes with sea salt in the hot almond milk .

    Mix coconut oil, the cinnamon and nuts and lift the almond flour under the cooled porridge.

    Grease a baking dish and fill in layers of the millet and fruit. Complete with millet and sprinkle with whole wheat bread crumbs and sunflower seeds.

    Bake in the oven for about 30 minutes at 360 F(180 C ) and serve with vanilla sauce.

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Sounds like heaven on earth. 🙂

    2. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      Thanks! 🙂

    1. holley4734 – “Just a small town girl – living in a lonely world.” Concert tickets are practically essential. Musicals are the key to life. I like movies, music,books, and corny jokes.
      holley4734 says:

      You’re welcome! And thank you.
      I always enjoy her posts!

  6. Christina – Toronto, Ontario, Canada – Christina is a freelance writer based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. A child of the 80s, Christina is currently experiencing her own personal renaissance, while raising two young boys and a husband. Visit StoriesByChristina.com to read more about the trials and smiles of parenting or being married to a hockey lover, who would undoubtedly choose a “skate date” with Wayne Gretzky over a romantic dinner with his wife.
    Christina says:

    Very entertaining site! I like your stories, photos and the useful information – I’m always looking for good recipes…will be visiting again soon.

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