Braised Short Ribs with Red Wine Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef Short Ribs
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) double-strength beef broth or beef consommé
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 2 small onions, quartered
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 1-1/2 cups sliced mushrooms
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1/2 cup dry red wine
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Chicken Breasts with Tomatoes and Olives

Ingredients

  • 4 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup multicolored cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 3 tablespoons oil and vinegar dressing, divided
  • 20 olives, halved
  • 1/2 cup (2 ounces) crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat. Sprinkle chicken evenly with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper.
  2. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 6 minutes on each side or until chicken is done. Keep warm. Combine tomatoes, 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing, and olives in a medium skillet over medium heat, and cook for 2 minutes or until tomatoes soften slightly and mixture is thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
  3. Brush chicken with remaining 1 1/2 tablespoons dressing.
  4. Cut each chicken breast half into 3/4-inch slices.
  5. Top each chicken breast half with 1/4 cup tomato mixture. Sprinkle each serving with 2 tablespoons cheese and torn basil leaves, if desired.

Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

Ingredients

  • 200g (about 14 tablespoons) cold unsalted butter, chopped
  • 1 cup (175g) brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup (165g) white (granulated) sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 egg
  • 2 cups (300g) plain (all-purpose) flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 300g dark chocolate, chopped

Beef Bolognese with Fresh Egg Pappardelle Pasta

Ingredients

Sauce:
  • 1 pound 93% Lean Ground Beef
Fresh Pasta:
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup minced onion
  • 1/2 cup diced carrot (1/4 inch)
  • 1/2 cup diced celery (1/4 inch)
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 10 fresh thyme sprigs
  • 3 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 2 cans (15 ounces) no-salt-added tomato sauce
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) no-salt-added diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup Parmegiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 2 large eggs, slightly beaten

Chicken and Cashews

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce, divided
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch, divided
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast, cut into bite-sized piece
  • s 1/2 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 2 tablespoons oyster sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1 tablespoon grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup chopped green onions (about 3 green onions)
  • 1/4 cup chopped unsalted dry-roasted cashews