Recipes

Recipes

San Diego Mac ‘N Cheese Festival

San Diego Mac ‘N Cheese Festival

Had a successful event at the San Diego Mac 'N Cheese Festival being a Celebrity Judge. I got to taste the best Mac 'N Cheese San Diego had to offer. Some of the judges included Chef Pascal Olhats, Chef Katsuji Tanabe, Chef Lauren Lawless, Charlie and Michael Kalish -...

Las Vegas Fox 5 San Diego Morning News

Las Vegas Fox 5 San Diego Morning News

I had the pleasure of being on Fox News Las Vegas July 26th 2017. I made my go-to herb crusted rack of lamb with a pea purée and trio of veggies as well as my famous cream corn with grilled shrimp, heirloom tomato salad and basil oil. Here is some behind The scenes...

Tonight In San Diego TV Appearance

Tonight In San Diego TV Appearance

Had the pleasure of appearing on the Tonight In San Diego TV show. Was able to make my famous Sticky Spicey Ribs and my Asian Pear Slaw. I also got to work a cooking completion to make the best s'mores. I had a blast on TV and everyone loved my cooking recipe for my...

German Pancake Recipe

German Pancake Recipe

My daughter's name is Beverly; she is ten years old and my best friend. Beverly and I have a Sunday morning ritual. On Sundays, bright and early, we both jump out of bed and rush to the kitchen to make our famous German pancakes, otherwise know as Dutch babies....

Union Tribune Article

Union Tribune Article

Check out my article in Union Tribune Newspaper. https://www.google.com/amp/www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/columnists/diane-bell/sd-me-bell-20170610-story,amp.html

Breakfast Mac & Cheese

Breakfast Mac & Cheese

Ingredients: 1 1/2 lbs cavatappi pasta 3 tablespoons butter plus 1 tablespoon 3 tablespoons flour 2 3/4 cups milk {I used whole milk, but anything is fine} 1/2 lb mozzarella, grated 1/2 lb sharp white cheddar, grated 1/2 lb Havarti healthy pinch nutmeg {just under 1/8...

Fisherman’s Stew

Fisherman’s Stew

INGREDIENTS 4 large garlic cloves, minced 2 medium yellow onions, finely chopped 1 bay leaf 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crumbled 1 teaspoon dried hot red pepper flakes or more depending on preference 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1/4 cup olive oil 1...

Extra Cheesy French Onion Soup

Extra Cheesy French Onion Soup

INGREDIENTS 5 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided1 tablespoon olive oil 3 pounds Vidalia onions or yellow onions (about 4 medium), halved lengthwise, peeled, and thinly sliced 1 teaspoon kosher salt or more for tasting 1/2-1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper 1/2...

Green Coconut Curry Halibut

Green Coconut Curry Halibut

Ingredients 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can coconut milk (can substitute for light)¼ cup Olive oil 1 lime, freshly squeezed 1½ tablespoons green curry ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 red 1 green bell pepper, diced into strips 1 cup shredded carrots 1...

Fully Loaded Taco Salad

Fully Loaded Taco Salad

INGREDIENTS: 2 tablespoons olive oil 1 pound ground beef (I used 90% lean, can substitute for ground turkey) 1 packet taco seasoning (I used reduced sodium, medium heat)1/4 cup water 1 tablespoon ketchup  1 tablespoon hot sauce (I used tapatio) 1 half red cabbage...

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Thai Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Ingredients Chicken and Marinade: 1 cup Asian sesame dressing   2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut in half   Lettuce and Fillings: 8-10 butter lettuce leaves Handful torn cilantro 1 cup bean sprouts 1 cup thinly sliced red onion 1 cup...

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

Green Chili Chicken Enchiladas

INGREDIENTS 3 tablespoons vegetable oil 2 large skinless boneless chicken breast, cut in half Salt and pepper 1 tablespoon cumin powder 2 teaspoons onion powder 2 tablespoons chili powder  2 teaspoons garlic powder 2 teaspoons oregano 1/2 cup sour cream 1...

Braised Beef Short Ribs Over Pappardelle

Braised Beef Short Ribs Over Pappardelle

INGREDIENTS 6 pound bone-in beef short ribs, cut crosswise into 2" piecesKosher salt and freshly ground black pepper 3 tablespoons olive oil  2 medium onions, chopped 3 medium carrots, peeled, chopped 2 celery stalks, chopped 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour 3...

Chicken Madeira

Chicken Madeira

INGREDIENTS: 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts, trimmed (5 ounces) 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper 4 tablespoons butter, divided 2 cups portobello or white mushrooms, sliced 2 cups madeira wine 2 cups beef broth 1/2 pound asparagus,...

Mongolian Beef

Mongolian Beef

INGREDIENTS 2 teaspoons vegetable oil 1⁄2teaspoon  ginger, minced 1 tablespoon  garlic, chopped 1⁄2cup  soy sauce 1⁄2cup  water 3⁄4cup  dark brown sugar vegetable oil, for frying (about 1 cup)1 lb flank steak 1⁄4cup  cornstarch 2 large...