Cooking with GiGi & Designer Nina Sarin: Mussels

Designer Nina Sarin of Arias makes the most delicious mussels- it is her specialty!!! The best thing- they are super easy and fast to cook!

For this delicious and easy recipe you

You will need:

Clean debearded mussels, shallots, chopped garlic, olive oil, white wine, and salt & pepper.

Sauté the garlic and shallots in the olive oil - add the mussels and some white wine and steam until they open. Discard any unopened mussels - serve!

video by @katyaobrien

Cooking with GiGi : Marigay McKee's Christmas Stew

This is one of Marigay’s favorite dishes she prepares for her family - especially during the holidays! It is very hearty and a one pot dish that is simply delicious!

This delicious stew is super easy but just needs time to cook so the meat becomes really tender! We did not show you the magic ingredient but you put a dollop of honey in it right before serving!! It is her secret ingredient!

For this recipe you will need the following ingredients:

Diced beef ,Potatoes, Onions, Carrots ,Salt & Pepper, Red wine & Honey.

Sauté all these together and then place a lid on your pan and cook for 30-45 minutes over low heat.

Put a dollop of honey on it right before serving!

ENJOY

XOXO

Happy Cooking!

Cooking with GiGi: Chocolate Bourbon Pecan Pie ( featuring Robert Fowler as guest chef)

This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan pie is rich and heavenly. It will become a tradition to serve this dessert during the holidays!

This Chocolate Bourbon Pecan pie is rich and heavenly.

To bake this you will need:

  • pre-made pie crust

  • 3 eggs

  • 1/2 cup karo syrup

  • I/2 cup brown sugar

  • 2 cups of pecans

  • 2 tbs of Bourbon

  • 1 tsp vanilla

  • dash of cinnamon

  • pinch of salt

  • 2 tsps molasses ( optional)

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

    Pre heat the oven to 375 degrees and bake until the center seems firm.

XOXO HAPPY COOKING!

Cooking with GiGi: Curried Coconut Spaghetti Squash

This is so easy and delicious and can be served as a main dish or as a side - and it is very HEALTHY!!!!!!!

This coconut curried spaghetti squash is an easy to make dish that will not disappoint you nor your guests!

Here is what you need to cook this fast dish ( the roasting of the squash is what takes the longest time but you can roast it even a day before).

Ingredients: Spaghetti squash- sliced long and deseeded, olive oil, curry powder, coconut milk, salt and pepper, diced onions, fresh minced garlic, fresh grated ginger & cilantro. ( save the seeds to roast with olive oil salt and pepper for the top)

Season the squash and place face up covered with foil on a baking tray. Heat the oven to 375 degrees and roast the squash until very tender (probably 30-45 minutes depending on size) . When it is nice and soft, heat a pan with the olive oil, onions and garlic - then scoop all the yummy squash into this mixture, add all the other ingredients to the pan, stir and cook 5- 8 minutes. Place in your serving dish and top with cilantro and roasted pumpkin seeds!!! ( This dish can easily be made ahead and reheated).

ENJOY!!!!!! XO GIGI AND HAPPY COOKING!!!



Cooking with Gigi: Green Bean Casserole

Enjoy this tradition of our family- it is so delicious and creamy! I love it during the holidays with turkey and stuffing especially.

The ingredients you will need for this yummy recipe are:

Green Beans ( I used fresh but frozen will work well too), fresh mushrooms chopped, cream of mushroom soup, water chestnuts chopped, toasted slivered almonds (optional) garlic, olive oil (just to sauté garlic), milk, store bought crispy French onions, salt, pepper, a pinch of cayenne pepper ( and sometimes I throw in a splash of Worchestershire sauce!)

Bake at 375 degrees until nice and bubbly - remove and top with the other half of the crispy French onions and brown the top.

SERVE Hot!!!!

Yummy Good!

Happy Cooking