Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Tasty Tuesday & Giveaway #2

Are you ready for my second giveaway? If you are a cook, you are going to love this one! It is for the cookbook "Let's Get Together" by DeeDee Stovel & Pam Wakefield and a Williams-Sonoma medium yellow silicone spatula. If you haven't noticed, look a little closer in my cooking pictures and you will see that I use my Williams-Sonoma spatulas all the time. This cookbook features lots of yummy and easy recipes.

The rules are simple:

1. For one entry--You must be a follower.

2. For one entry--Leave a comment letting me know your favorite dish to cook.

3. For three entries--Blog about this giveaway.

4. For three entries--Let me know a recipe you have not had a chance to try but would like to see me make and blog the outcome!

You can earn up to eight entries for this giveaway. Add them up and leave just one comment on this post. Sunday, April 10, 2011 I will announce the winner.


Shiitake & Sweet Pea Risotto

Prep Time: 40 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Calories: 324 per serving

4 cups fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 cup finely chopped onion
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic, divided
1 cup uncooked Arborio rice
1/2 cup dry white wine
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
4 cups thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme, divided
3/4 cup frozen green peas
6 tablespoons grated fresh Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1. Bring broth to a simmer in a medium saucepan; keep warm over low heat.

2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook 2 minutes. Add 1 teaspoon garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add rice; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add wine; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring frequently. Stir in 1/2 cup broth; cook 2 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring constantly. Add remaining broth, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring constantly until each portion of broth is absorbed before adding the next (about 20 minutes).

3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add mushrooms to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add remaining 1/2 teaspoon garlic and 1 teaspoon thyme; sauté 1 minute. Set aside.

4. Stir mushrooms, remaining 1 teaspoon thyme, peas, 1/4 cup cheese, and pepper into risotto; cook 3 minutes. Spoon about 1 1/4 cups risotto into each of 4 bowls; sprinkle each with 1 1/2 teaspoons cheese.

Verdict: Bryan declared it delish and announced that he would like to have it again. That makes me a happy wife!


  1. What a fun giveaway!! I LOVE those spatchulas!! I have a few like & similar. They are the best for Le Creuset!

    I am a follower, ofcourse:)

    Fav. dish to cook:hmmm I love to cook so this is hard. I'll go with my newest (which will be featured Friday on my recipe swap, be sure to link up!!) and it's called "LOt's of Peppers & Black Bean Chili"

    I'd like to see you make California Rolls! My son loves Sushi and I am not sure 1. if I CAN make it 2. if I WANT to even attempt to make it :) (kinda grosses me out)

    5 entries please!

    Have a great day!

  2. Yumm that risotto looks delish! My fav thing to cook is spinach lasagna! One of these days I'll have to post about it :)

  3. My favorite dish to cook is something that is easy, not too many ingredients and one that Cameron says he wants me to make again! :)

  4. I'm a follower! And obsessed with W&S spatulas too! :)

    My favorite dishes around this time of year are stir frys with premade sauces from Trader Joes - perfect for a quick 20 meal during the week.

    Hmmmm, it would be fun if you made a breakfast quiche!

    I suppose that's 5 entries! :)

  5. I'm a follower!

    My favorite dish to cook is Chicken Parmesan.

  6. This looks insanely delicious- what a great combo!!

  7. That looks DELICIOUS!!!! YUm, will def have to try! OK, maybe b/c sushi is on my mind, have you ever tried to make it? Or seaweed salad…I was just looking up the ingredients last night and it doesnt look so hard! My favorite dish…anything that's fairly easy but looks and tastes great. Probably some sort of fish (salmon usually, but cant wait to try this new trout recipe I found) and lots of veggies on teh side! You know I'm your follower! I guess that's 5 entries, right?! What a great giveaway! XOXO

  8. Follower of course! :-)
    Fave dish to cook would be my easy chicken cattiatore that my Husband LOVES! Here's the link to the recipe. http://www.slpreppystyle.com/2010/12/easy-chicken-cattiatore-recipe.html

  9. I love w-s spatulas! my fave thing to cook is lemon chicken w olives from a real simple recipe. truthfully though, I'd rather bake anyday!

    am a follower too!

  10. Great giveaway! This might just be my favorite! I follow you!
    My favorite dish to cook is Caramelized Chicken: http://www.foodandwine.com/recipes/caramelized-black-pepper-chicken
    One that I've been meaning to try is another risotto at cupcakes and cashmere: http://cupcakesandcashmere.com/summer-risotto/
    Thanks for the giveaways!
    Your risotto looks amazing! I'll have to try!

  11. Loving all your giveaways! That risotto looks delish. I will have to make it soon. I love to cook anything Mexican!

  12. I'm a follower and my favorite dish to cook is lasagna

  13. I follow via GFC, and loving that cookbook for my husband :) (he's the chef in the house) and the spatula for me as I do make a mean Chicken Noemi my own recipe which includes wine and some Cuban seasonings...
    ♥ Noemi
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