Archive for January 17th, 2010

Taj. Forever.
Makes me hoot out loud like I’m in the front row and then get up and shake it all over this room!

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Best Chicken Saltimbocca EVER.
Serves/Makes: 4 | Difficulty Level: 3 | Ready In: 1-2 hrs

4 chicken breasts (5 oz size)
4 thin slices Prosciutto ham
1 tablespoon fresh sage
3 ounces olive oil
1 ounce all-purpose flour
5 ounces artichoke hearts, quartered
1/2 ounce capers
4 ounces white wine
2 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces heavy cream
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon salt

Lightly salt chicken breasts. Sprinkle evenly with chopped sage. Place sliced Prosciutto on top the chicken and pound it into the breast until the thickness of the chicken measures 3/8-inch.

Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a saute pan. Lightly flour chicken pressed with prosciutto. Place in heated oil, Prosciutto side down. Brown one side, turn and brown the other side. Drain off excess oil, and deglaze with white wine.

Add artichokes, fresh lemon juice, cream and butter and cook until sauce is thickened.

On a large platter, place chicken breasts topped with reduced sauce and garnish with capers.

Recipe Location: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/567/Buca-Di-Beppo-Chicken-Saltimbo100527.shtml
Recipe ID: 71400

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“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain and most fools do.”

– Benjamin Franklin

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Let’s get with the program! I’ve signed the City of Amsterdam up and will promote this initiative as part of our downtown revitalization strategy.

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fascinating factoid

Eighth-grade achievement (measured by the four EXPLORE scores in English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science) displays a stronger relationship with eleventh- or twelfth-grade ACT scores, and therefore with college and career readiness, than does any other factor—more than students’ family background, high school coursework, or high school grade point average. The predictive power of eighth-grade academic achievement ranged from more than two-and-a-half times as strong as the next strongest factor (in English) to three-and-a-half times the strength of the next strongest factor (in Science).”

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How do the practices of higher performing schools differ from those in average performing schools?

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