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The Best Thing I Ever Ate

I thought since I haven’t been in the kitchen much, or been online from my computer to post more recipes, why not have some fun and get to know you all better.

On Food Network there is a program called ” The Best Thing I Ever Ate”, where various Food Network Celebrity Chefs talk about a favorite dish they ate, the name of establishment, where it is located, and describe in details the flavors, and why it is the best thing they ever ate.

I’d like to know from you all is…

“What Is The Best Thing You Ever Ate”

It could be a breakfast at a diner, steak house, taco stand, even street food. Or a dish a relative made.

It doesn’t have to be an Entree`, it could be a dessert, or a pastrami sandwich.

I think this would be a fun way for us all to get to know each other.

Feel free to describe in detail, post a picture, link to a recipe, and why you love this one dish.

For me personally I the best thing I ever ate was from Olive Garden

“Stuffed Chicken Marsala”
The chicken breast was not only moist and juicy, but stuffed with four different cheeses, sun dried tomato,crushed red pepper flakes, garlic.

What made this stuffing of cheeses hold together was the addition of bread crumbs and sour cream.

So when you slice into the chicken breast the cheeses didn’t slide out of the breast in one big gloppy mess. Each bite had the taste of four cheeses.

Now add the wonderful Marsala sauce with cremini mushrooms, red onion, more garlic and cream.

The bonus ahh it is served with garlic mashed potatoes that puts this dish over the top.

Each bite taken you get the juicy chicken, the melted four cheeses, the marsala sauce with mushrooms, and the comfort of garlic mashed potatoes.

I have loved this dish for the last seven years and have the actual recipe from Olive Garden’s website, that I’ll post later.

In the mean time, I’d love to know from you….

“What is the best thing you ever ate”

Ciao~from my beloved BlackBerry, Clarissa 🙂

Stuffed Chicken Marsala

Stuffed Chicken Marsala

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About Dish With Clarissa

Clarissa Ellis grew up learning to cook with her mom. In a time where traditional home-cooked food was going out of style, Clarissa learned to love and make those simple 'comfort foods' and family favorites. As she grew - and her mom got busier with long work hours, Clarissa supported her mom by taking over most of the cooking duties around the home. By the time Clarissa started high school - she had absorbed her mother's approach to traditional, homestyle Italian dishes; and thanks to So Cal's great weather year round... a love of cooking on the grill. Fast forward 30 years and Clarissa has never stopped cooking. She continued to explore food, learning more from So Cal's amazing cultural variety, trying things out on her family and her friends... and always learning. Never content to merely cook a good meal, Clarissa developed the habit of talking sharing her ideas with family, friends and coworkers. After a lifetime of learning and experimenting, Clarissa's love affair with traditional Italian cooking, and 'comfort foods' has grown into a robust, creative and cross-cultural approach to cooking that still manages to remain 'accessible' to the rest of us. Now Clarissa brings her experience and her approach online through her blog - giving all of us a chance give ourselves, our friends and our family the benefits of a lifetime of passion and joy in cooking simply great meals.

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  1. While a necessity, eating and the kitchen are not my greatest loves. I play with my food using recipes as guide lines. And well after having family in the restaurant business…I just am not enamored with or am picky about where I do eat out. The best part about eating out is not having to clean up. Anyway the two best things I ever ate are 1) the home cannolli An Italian pastry, that I make, fried cinnamon and flour crusts filled with sugar and ricotta cheese – the last batch I made I actually dipped some of the shells into chocolate before I filled them. And the 2) home made potato pancakes my husband and I make for the holidays. How can you go wrong with shredded potatoes, onions, egg, salt and pepper and a few other things…and fry them up. We triple the batch and still there are never any left overs. The only two foods we deep fry. 🙂

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  2. I’d have to say, a super simple, fresh-parmesan-covered, vegetarian pasta dish that I had years ago when I was in New York city… The pasta was freshly made and it just tasted so real and good.. such a boring choice, but it was so memorable after all this time..

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  3. Last summer we were visiting a Big City for a wedding and found a restaurant called Original Pancake House for breakfast the next day. I ordered Eggs Benedict, which is always on the top of my list of Best Things I Ever Ate. But this time they came with a side order of potato pancakes that were so good I moaned all the way through them. In my mind, at least.

    The pancakes were so light and thin but dense with flavor. It was like mashed potatoes with bits of hash brown in them inside a pancake. I tried to copy it at home but I’m not worthy! They were the best pancakes, ever! And I’m not really even a pancake person usually. I know the restaurant is a chain but the nearest location is about 5 hours away from me. Sigh. So I still dream of those Best Pancakes I Ever Ate. And dream of them moving to a location near me.

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  4. Thanks for letting me camp out in your blog for a little while today. I had a great time and tried to leave my campsite as good as when I arrived. I’ll be back in a couple of weeks!

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