Scallops in White Wine Sauce

Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Servings: 6


1/4 cup white wine
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon shallots
1/2 cup heavy cream
3/4 cup butter
24 sea scallops
1 tablespoon olive oil


1. In a medium saucepan, combine white wine, wine vinegar, and shallots. Cook until liquid is almost evaporated, approximately 1 tablespoon left. Stir in heavy cream and let boil down until reduced by half. Stir in butter 1 tablespoon at a time, allowing each to melt before adding the next. Keep warm while preparing the scallops.
2. Preheat oven to broil.
3. Brush scallops with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Place under preheated broiler for 2 minutes on each side, until scallops are opaque, with a bit of brown around the edges. Place a spoonful of sauce on each plate, and top with 4 scallops

Chicken Divan

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Prep Time: 10 min
Inactive Prep Time:
Cook Time: 40 min
Level: Easy
Serves: 6 to 8 servings


2 (10-ounce) packages frozen broccoli, chopped
6 cups shredded chicken, cooked
2 (10 3/4-ounce) cans condensed cream of mushroom soup
1 cup mayonnaise
1 cup sour cream
1 cup grated sharp Cheddar
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon curry powder
Salt and pepper
1/2 cup dry white wine
1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan
1/2 cup soft bread crumbs
2 tablespoons butter, melted


Preheat oven to 350 F.

Remove the outer wrappers from the boxes of broccoli. Open 1 end of each box. Microwave on full power for 2 minutes, until thawed. Drain the broccoli and put into a casserole dish. Add the shredded chicken.

In a medium bowl, combine the soup, mayonnaise, sour cream, Cheddar, lemon juice, curry powder, salt and pepper, to taste, and wine. Whisk together to make a sauce. Pour the sauce over the broccoli and chicken. Mix well with a spatula.

Place the mixture into an 11 by 7-inch casserole dish or 2 (9-inch) square disposable aluminum foil pans that have been sprayed with vegetable oil cooking spray. Pat down evenly and smooth with a spatula. Combine the Parmesan, bread crumbs and butter and sprinkle over the top.

Bake for about 30 to 45 minutes.

Cook's Note: Try topping with Cheddar or Gruyere cheese.

Asparagus and Turkey Sausage Skillet

Recipe by BettyCrocker.com

Serve your family a one-dish skillet dinner in less than 30 minutes!

Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 25 min
Makes: 4 servings


1 tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 package (19.5 oz) lean Italian turkey sausages, casings removed, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 large onion, coarsely chopped (1 cup)
1 cup Progresso® chicken broth (from 32-oz carton)
1 cup water
1 cup uncooked orzo or rosamarina pasta (6 oz)
1 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons sliced pimientos (from 4-oz jar)

1.   In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add sausage and onion; cook 2 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2.  Stir in broth and water. Heat to boiling. Stir in orzo; boil 2 minutes. Add asparagus and pimientos.
Reduce heat to medium. Cover; return to boiling. Cook 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender.

Cavatelli with Gorgonzola and Toasted Walnut Cream Sauce


6 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
3 tbsp. butter
5 cloves of Garlic, chopped
3/4  tsp thyme
2 ½ cups half and half (fat free)
5 oz Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled
½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
2 lbs. Cavatelli pasta
1 cup crushed and toasted walnuts
(toast on a bake pan at 350 degrees for 10 mins)
Salt and pepper
1 tsp Parsley


Cook pasta in a large pot of salted water, drain, and return to pot. Drizzle a little EVOO in and give it a stir to keep from sticking.

In a large skillet, add butter and garlic, stir until browned. Add in half and half, parmesan and gorgonzola cheeses. Stir and simmer until cheese melts and sauce thickens.
Add in the bacon, toasted walnuts, thyme, parsley, salt, and black pepper to taste. Pour the sauce into the pot with the cooked pasta and stir until coated. Serve with a few toasted walnuts and some fresh thyme sprinkled over the top.