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Celebrating Blog Day with “Duchess of Fork”

 

For our International Blog Day Celebrations, we are trying to feature a new foodie blog for you every day this week.  Let’s face it, the easiest way to a woman’s heart is through her stomach.  Oh wait, maybe that’s the easiest way to a man’s heart.  Regardless, I loves me some food. (Maybe a little too much at times.)

Today’s Foodie blogger is Molly from Duchess of Fork!

 

Molly from Duchess of Fork

 

Molly lives in a tiny beach town in Northwest Florida (sounds dreamy Molly!).  She lives there with her husband (The Duke of Pork) and her little fur babies.  Between a new house, and a new job (Molly is becoming a teacher) the Duchess stays rather busy.  However, amongst all the chaos, this little lady has found joy in cooking.

(Since y’all  are probably getting sick of my vegetarian recipes, I thought I would feature one of the Duchess’s meaty dishes {which only has 4 ingredients = super easy!})

 

INSIDE OUT CHICKEN PARMESAN

 

Duchess of Fork (Inside Out Chicken Parmesan)

 

Ingredients

  • 2 boneless and skinless chicken breasts
  • ½ cup marinara sauce
  • 2 slices mozzarella cheese
  • 4 leaves fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. While waiting for skillet to get hot, butterfly each of the chicken breasts, careful not to cut all the way through. Open up chicken breast and cover with wax paper. Using a rolling pin, mallet or pan, lightly beat chicken until the meat becomes thinner, about ½ inch thick.
  3. Sprinkle both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper. Spray skillet with cooking spray, then add chicken. Cook for about 3 minutes per side. Chicken should be lightly browned, but not cooked all the way.
  4. Remove chicken from pan and spread 1-2 tbsp. of marinara sauce over each breast, then top each with one slice of cheese and a few pieces of torn fresh basil.
  5. Fold breasts over and secure with a toothpick.
  6. Place chicken pieces on prepared baking dish and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until chicken is cooked through.
  7. Top with remaining marinara sauce and serve with crusty bread and whole wheat pasta.
  8. Serves 2

Click here for step by step pictures of this recipe.

 

And, since we all love a little sweet something after dinner.  Why don’t we venture on over to the dessert section on Duchess of Fork.  The following cookie recipe is perfect for the holidays.  I know it’s still HOT here, but September starts tomorrow!

 

PEANUT BUTTER SNICKERDOODLE SANDWICHES WITH SNOWY CENTER

 

Duchess of Fork (peanut butter snickerdoodle cookies)

 

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1 ½ cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. soda
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 2 tbsp. sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 12 oz. white chocolate, melted and cooled
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp. milk

Instructions

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl, beat butter, peanut butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, cream of tartar, soda and salt. Slowly incorporate dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
  4. In a small bowl combine sugar and cinnamon.
  5. Roll cookie dough into one-inch balls, and then roll balls in cinnamon sugar.
  6. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.
  7. While cookies cool, combine softened butter and melted white chocolate. Beat in powdered sugar until all ingredients are combined. Filling will be thick at this point, so add milk to thin.
  8. Pipe filling onto 25 cookies, then top with remaining 25 cookies.

Makes 25 sandwich cookies

Click here for the recipe on Duchess of Fork.

 

Dear Molly,

Keep doing what you’re doing.  We think you are simply amazing!

-C

 

Follow Duchess of Fork on her:

Blog: www.duchessoffork.com

Twitter: @duchessoffork

 

Recipes and Images courtesy of Duchess of Fork

 

  • August 31, 2010 - 10:00 pm

    Kimri L. - Wow the cookie recipe looks amazing. Thanks for sharing this blog! I can’t get enough of good recipe blogs. My family is going to love these.

  • September 1, 2010 - 5:27 pm

    Duchess of Fork - Thanks for highlighting Duchess of Fork!!

  • September 2, 2010 - 9:32 am

    Alexa - You’re not kidding, those do look amazing! Has anyone tried making these? I am having hard time trying to figure out how the peanut butter/snickerdoodle combination will turn out. I love them seperate, but together? HMM.. I guess I will just have to make them to find out! Darn it :)

  • September 2, 2010 - 8:04 pm

    Camille - I’ve bookmarked both recipes for future consumption! Thanks!

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