Favorite Chicken Piccata Recipe

chicken piccata recipe
This chicken piccata recipe is a favorite Italian dish. It creates an elegant menu that is simple to make. Serve with fresh grilled vegetables, garlic bread, and mashed potatoes for a flavorful meal.

Wine Pairing: You definitely want a dry white wine to complement the dry flavors of the meal. An exquisite pairing would the Dry Creek Vineyards Taylor’s Vineyard Musque. This single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a beautifully dry wine with complex tropical fruit flavors. Another great choice would be Astrolabe Province Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand. This is a medium-bodied wine with white peach, gooseberry and citrus flavors.

Ingredients for Chicken Piccata Recipe:

1 1/2 pounds of boneless chicken breasts
1 Tablespoon flour
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 Tablespoons virgin olive oil
1 Tablespoon butter
1/4 cup dry white wine
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup reduced sodium chicken stock
1 Tablespoon capers

Instructions for Chicken Piccata: Recipe

1. Saute the minced garlic in oil in frying pan.
2. Mix together: flour, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
3. Coat chicken breast pieces with the flour mixture.
4. Add the chicken to the pan and simmer for 5 minutes. Turn chicken over.
5. Add butter, wine, lemon juice, chicken stock, and capers. Simmer until chicken is not pink inside and the sauce has thickened. (approximately 5 minutes).
6. Pour sauce over the chicken to serve.
7. Garnish with lemon slices, if desired.

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Best Tiramisu Recipe

tiramisuAfter this delightful meal, treat yourself to the best Tiramisu This classic Italian dessert will quickly disappear. This recipe requires no baking and is best when prepared the day before you serve it.

Ingredients for Chocolate Mixture:
2 tablespoons whipping cream
1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips
4 egg yolks
1/3 cup sugar
1/4 cup Tawny Port
1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions for Chocolate Mixture:
1. Heat whipping cream and chocolate chips in a small saucepan until melted. Leave on a lightly warm burner to keep warm.
2. Mix together the egg yolks, sugar, Port, and salt. Cook in the top of a double boiler until the mixture becomes thick and creamy. This will take approximately 18 minutes.
3. Fold the chocolate into the egg mixture. Refrigerate until chilled.

Ingredients for the best Tiramisu Recipe:
6 ounces mascarpone cheese
2/3 cup whipping cream
1/2 cup sugar
2 1/2 cups warm strong coffee
32 ladyfinger cookies

Instructions for Tiramisu Dessert:
1. In a very large bowl, whisk together the mascarpone and 2 tablespoons of the whipping cream. Set aside.
2. In a medium bowl, beat the remainder of the whipping cream with 1/4 cup of the sugar. Beat until soft peaks form. Then fold into the mascarpone and chilled chocolate mixtures.
Cover and refrigerate until chilled.
3. Mix the warm coffee with the remaining sugar until blended. Dip 1 ladyfinger at a time very quickly into the coffee. Do not let the ladyfingers soak in the coffee or they will break.
4. Place the ladyfingers in a single layer on the bottom of a loaf pan (9 1/2 X 5 X 2 3/4 inches).
5. Spread 1/3 of the Tiramisu mixture evenly over the ladyfingers. Continue with 2 more layers. Top with a layer of ladyfingers. Refrigerate overnight before serving.

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Best Appetizer Recipes for Your Next Gathering

Quick and Easy Appetizers

Find the best appetizer recipes. These quick and easy appetizers are perfect to serve as a first course or as a special hors d’oeuvre at a party or other gathering. Most are make ahead appetizer recipes that will make your preparations that much easier. Impress your guests with these delicious dishes.

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Stuffed Mushrooms - best appetizer recipes

Crab Stuffed Mushrooms
This easy appetizer will disappear quickly from the table. These crab stuffed mushrooms are real crowd pleasers. This elegant dish goes well with your favorite Sparkling wine or a glass of elegant Pinot Noir.

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Sauteed Mushrooms
This quick and easy appetizer is a personal favorite. We make these mushrooms often as a side dish or to top grilled steak or chicken.

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Steak Teriyaki Strips
These tasty teriyaki strips are easy to make ahead and grill as your guests are arriving. Beef strips are woven onto skewers and marinated in a sauce before grilling. Watch them quickly disappear. Be prepared to share the recipe…people are always asking me for copies of this recipe. This sauce is also wonderful served on chicken or pork.

mushrooms stuffedStuffed Mushrooms
A personal favorite, these mushrooms are perfect for the buffet table at parties and gatherings. You’ll find instructions on how to prepare the mushrooms in advance so you can relax and enjoy yourself during the get-together. Either a Sparkling Wine or Pinot Noir would be great choices, but serve with a wine you love.


Best Tri-Tip Barbecue This tri-tip tastes delicious. The recipe will work for an entree or cut into smaller servings and serve as an appetizer. Everyone will love this dish!

Sweet & Tangy Meatballs
If you are in a hurry, this is the perfect appetizer to bring to a party when appetizers are requested. Not only is it quick and easy to make, but people will love it! It’s delicious. Purchase a bag of frozen meatballs at Costco. Cook the meatballs according to the directions on the bag. Top with this delicious homemade barbecue sauce. It is sure to be a hit!

Recommended Desserts for Parties

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Chocolate Mousse Cake

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    Chocolate Covered Strawberries

  • Fun Beverages

    If you’re in the mood for a unique beverage, consider these fun choices. Click on the links below to learn more about each beverage and to get the recipes.

    Tiramusu Martini

    Tiramisu Martini

    Summer Mimosa

    Best Sangria Recipe

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    Osso Bucco Recipe

    Osso Buco

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  • Best Beef Stew Recipe ~ Serve With Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

    best beef stew recipe

    This is the best beef stew recipe. Have this stew waiting for you in the crock pot when you get home from work! The addition of a cup of Cabernet Sauvignon adds to the flavor of this comfort food. Nothing beats a bowl of hearty stew on a cold winter evening.

    You can prepare this stew the evening before and have it simmering in a crock pot while you are at work the next day. You’ll be greeted by a delicious smell as you walk in the door.

    Which Wine to Pair With This Best Beef Stew Recipe

    : Serve this dish with the same Cabernet Sauvignon you used in the stew. Great Cabernet Sauvignons can be found at a price that fits your budget. Louis Martini makes a well-priced Cabernet Sauvignon that would be perfect in this stew.

    Ingredients for the best beef stew:
    2 pounds stew meat
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    3 tablespoons olive oil
    4 medium carrots, sliced
    1 large onion, diced
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 (14 1/2-ounce) cans chicken broth
    1 cup Cabernet Sauvignon
    1 cup water
    1 cup canned crushed tomatoes
    3 sprigs fresh rosemary
    2 medium russet potatoes, cubed
    2 handfuls fresh green beans

    Instructions for the best beef stew:
    1. Saute onions in olive oil in a 6-quart pot over medium heat until soft.
    2. Add stew meat, flour, salt, and pepper. Brown the meat on all sides.
    3. Add carrots, chicken broth, wine, water, tomatoes, and rosemary. Bring to a boil.
    4. Reduce heat and simmer for 50 minutes on low heat. Stir occasionally.
    5. Add potatoes. Cover and cook another 45 minutes. Stir occasionally.
    6. Add beans and cook for 5 minutes longer.

    This really is the best beef stew recipe. Beef stew with cabernet sauvignon is full of flavor.

    Chocolate Mayonnaise Cake

    Chocolate Mayonnaise CakeYou will love this chocolate mayonnaise cake. The mayonnaise in this cake creates a deliciously rich moist cake.

    This easy to make chocolate cake begins with a chocolate cake mix. The mayonnaise replaces the butter, which results in a wonderful fluffy chocolate bundt cake. Delicious!

    1 box chocolate cake mix
    2 eggs
    1 1/3 cups water
    1 cup mayonnaise
    1 cup chocolate chips
    powdered sugar


    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Grease and flour a bundt cake pan.
    3. Empty the cake mix into a large mixing bowl. Add eggs, water, and mayonnaise. Mix well.
    4. Stir in the chocolate chips. Pour mixture into the bundt pan.
    5. Bake for approximately 35 minutes until cake is done.
    Bake for 35 minutes or until cake is done.
    6. Cool cake. Remove cake from pan and dust with powdered sugar.

    Easy Soup Recipes

    You’ll love these easy soup recipes. All will work well in your crock pot. They’re especially great in the winter months with a hot bowl of homemade soup really hits the spot. Click on the link above to find more great recipes.

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    The Secret of Cooking with Wine

    Cooking with WineThese cooking with wine recipes use wine to enhance and intensify the flavors of the food and help create an unforgettable meal. This is a wonderful ingredient to add flavor to our meals. Cooking food with wine means using it for marinating, in reduction sauces, or as a flavoring.You will find that all types of be used in cooking.

    If you try one of our recipes, please come back and leave us a comment. We’d love to hear how it turned out.

    Appetizer Recipes

    Food and Wine Recipes
    Appetizers are often served before the main course of a meal. Cocktail parties and receptions may serve a wide variety of appetizers in the place of a meal. Whatever event you are planning, these hors-d-oeuvres are sure to be a hit! They’re perfect for potlucks and picnics as well.
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  • * Stuffed Mushrooms
    * Steak Teriyaki Strips
    * Stuffed Mushrooms (Cheese)
    * Best Tri-Tip Barbecue
    * Sweet & Tangy Meatballs
    * Sautéed Mushrooms

  • Soups and Stews

    Soup recipes
    You’ll love these easy soup recipes. Serve the soup or stew as a first course or make it your main dish. Nothing beats the aromas of home made soup simmering on the stove. Serve with crusty garlic bread, rolls, or freshly baked corn bread for a “feel good” meal.

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  • * Black Bean Soup
    * Cabernet Stew
    * Fishermen’s Copping
    * Fish Soup
    * French Onion Soup
    * Fabulous Lamb Stew
    * Easy Zinfandel Minestrone
    * White Chicken Chili Soup

  • Meats

    Meat Recipes With Wine

    Check out this collection of favorite recipes for beef. Find the best ground beef, steak, pork, and veal recipes from Cheers2Wine.

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  • * Beef Stroganoff
    * Company Pork Chops
    * Extraordinary Hamburger Patties
    * Barbecued Tri Tip
    * Authentic Lasagna Recipe
    * Osso Bucco
    * Zinfandel Manicotti
    * Pork Tenderloin With Merlot Sauce
    * Zinfandel Burgers
    * Gourmet Sloppy Joes
    * Ultimate Spaghetti Sauce
    * Ultimate Meat Loaf

  • Chicken Recipes

    Chicken Recipes With WineFind recipes for the best chicken dishes. They all have wine as an ingredient. Enjoy easy and delicious meals both casual and more elegant. There’s so much you can do with chicken and these recipes prove it. Some of our most requested recipes are in this popular section!

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  • * Chicken Alfredo
    * Chicken Spaghetti
    * Chicken Breasts With Capers
    * Slow Cooker Chicken
    * Chicken Cacciatore
    * Chicken and Rice
    * Chicken Marsala
    * Easy Chicken Piccata
    * Tasty Turkey Legs
    * Chicken Parmesan

  • Seafood Recipes

    seafoodIt’s easy to follow your doctor’s advice and eat more seafood with these tasty recipes. Cooking with wine creates scrumptious meals that look wonderful, taste great, and are good for you as well.

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  • * Linguini With Clam Sauce
    * Baked Trout
    * Filet of Sole a la Gewürztraminer
    * Shrimp Alfredo Pasta
    * Fisherman’s Copping

  • Dessert Recipes

    dessert recipesEveryone loves dessert. Check out the dessert recipes from Cheers2Wine. These recipes for dessert are favorites that are sure to please. If you love chocolate, this is the place to come!

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  • * Warm Raspberry Muscat Sauce
    * Chocolate Pecan Pie
    * Chocolate Butterfingers
    * Chocolate Covered Strawberries
    * Chocolate Mousse Cake
    * Tuberone Fondue

  • Beverages

    beverage recipes

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  • * Summer Mimosas
  • * The Best Sangria Recipe
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    Gravy Boat with Hot gravy
    Try a delicious sauce or gravy.

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  • * Best Homemade Barbecue Sauce
  • * Giblet Gravy
  • * Cabernet Steak Marinade
  • * White Wine Sauce Recipe

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    Valentine Dinner Recipes – Have an Unforgettable Evening

    valentine dinner recipesNot sure what to get him or her for Valentine’s Day? These valentine dinner recipes are perfect for celebrating in style.

    Set the stage by . . .
    * lighting candles
    * chilling your favorite sparkling wine
    * preparing a special meal for two

    Set the mood for romance with these “Must Try” Valentine Dinner recipes: Oysters for Two, Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate, Filet Mignon for Two, and Decadent Creme Brulee.

    Valentine Dinner Recipes for Two

    Oysters for Two

    oystersOysters have long been considered an aphrodisiac. It’s believed they are rich in amino acids that result in an increase in the levels of sex hormones.
    24 unopened fresh oysters
    1/2 cup dry white wine
    1 clove garlic, minced
    seasoned salt to taste
    1/4 cup butter
    1 small onion, chopped
    1 clove garlic, crushed
    1/2 of a (10 ounce) package frozen chopped spinach, thawed and drained
    3 slices cooked bacon, crumbled
    4 ounces Monterey Jack cheese, shredded
    4 ounces fontina cheese, shredded
    1/4 cup milk
    freshly ground black pepper, to taste
    2 tablespoons fine bread crumbs
    To Drizzle Over the Top: 4 Tablespoons melted butter 4 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice

    Instructions for this Valentine Dinners Recipe:
    1. Clean oysters and place in a large pot. Add wine, clove of garlic, seasoned salt and peppercorns. Pour in enough water to cover the oysters. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat, drain, and cool.
    2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a pan. Simmer onion and garlic in the butter until they are soft and translucent. Stir in spinach, bacon, and the cheeses. Stir frequently until cheese melts. Add milk. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste.
    3 Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
    4. Remove the top shell from each oyster. Place oysters on a baking sheet.
    5. Spoon mixture over each oyster, just filling the shell. Sprinkle with bread crumbs.
    Bake until golden and bubbly, approximately 8 to 10 minutes.
    6. While baking, melt 4 Tablespoons butter. Add 4 Tablespoons lemon juice. When oysters are done baking drizzle with this butter sauce and serve.

    Filet Mignon for Two

    Filet Mignon for TwoThis delicious sauce is sure to please.
    1/3 cup half-and-half
    2 6-8 oz. filet mignon
    salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
    2 tablespoons butter
    1 cup mushrooms, sliced
    1 tablespoon shallots, minced
    1/3 cup beef broth
    1 tablespoon brandy
    1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    1 lemon, cut into wedges
    Italian parsley, chopped

    1. Whisk half-and-half and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.
    2. Season filets with salt and pepper. Add a tablespoon of the butter to a skillet. Cook filets for approximately 5 minutes on each side. Set aside.
    3. Add another tablespoon of butter to the skillet, mushrooms, and shallots. Simmer until softened. Add beef broth, brandy, and the half-and-half and cornstarch mixture. Simmer until thickened. Remove from heat and add mustard and Worcestershire sauce.
    4. Top filets with sauce. Garnish with lemon wedges and parsley. Serve with a favorite vegetable.

    Strawberries Dipped in Chocolate

    chocolate dipped strawberriesChocolate is often associated with love; making it a necessity for Valentine’s Day. Since chocolate contains serotonin, it creates a a sense of well-being; putting people into a “good” mood.

    1 pound strawberries
    6 ounces semisweet chocolate

    1. Strawberries need to be at room temperature. Wash and dry strawberries. It is important that strawberries are totally dry.
    2. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
    3. Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave.
    4. Hold onto stem of a strawberry. Dip strawberry into the melted chocolate. Swirl to coat all sides of the strawberry. Hold strawberry above melted chocolate. Swirl and shake to remove excess chocolate.
    5. Lay strawberry on the waxed paper. Repeat with all of the strawberries. Keep at room temperature and serve within 8 hours.

    Decadent Creme Brulee

    Decadent Creme Brulee
    1 pint heavy cream
    4 egg yolks
    1/4 cup granulated sugar
    1 vanilla bean, split lengthwise and scraped
    1/8 teaspoon salt
    4 cups water, approximately
    4-8 teaspoons superfine sugar

    1. Lightly simmer heavy cream in a saucepan for approximate 10 minutes. Stir often and do not let it boil.
    2. In a large bowl mix egg yolks and granulated sugar, and whisk vigorously for 3 to 4 minutes until the mixture is fluffy.
    3. Gradually pour a little of the cream into the eggs and whisk. Continue adding cream a little at a time until it’s all been combined.
    4. Add vanilla bean and salt. Whisk again.
    5. Spray four ramekins with cooking oil. Divide the mixture into the ramekins. Place ramekins inside a 9×13 pan.
    6. Carefully pour hot water into the pan until it is 3/4 of an inch or so from the top of the ramekins. Be careful that water does not flow into the ramekins.
    7. Bake at 300 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes until the the mixture is set. Remove from pan and cool.
    8. Cover and chill in the refrigerator.
    9. When ready to serve, pour 1 to 2 teaspoons of sugar on the top of each ramekin. Use a torch to caramelize the sugar. This will take 2 to 3 minutes for the sugar to turn brown.

    Tip for these Valentine Dinner Recipes: Do Steps 1-8 a day or two in advance so you don’t have lots of last minute preparation. Torch prior to serving for an elegant and decadent dessert. Top with berries if desired.

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