Saturday, January 25, 2014

Chicken Rigatoni Fra Diavolo

I think Shakespeare said it best in Richard III when he said, "Now is the winter of our discontent" because it's freezing outside and I'm not feeling very content right now.  So in an effort to heat things up, I decided to spice things up in the kitchen.  I kicked around several ideas but ended up deciding on a dish I'm calling Chicken Rigatoni Fra Diavolo.  Originally I was going to use penne pasta but when I was at the store, I saw the rigatoni and couldn't resist it.  As far as the sauce, let's just say it's my take on a Fra Diavolo sauce. If it is not what you know as Fra Diavolo, arrest me already.

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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Cheesy Chicken Potato Soup

It's cold.  I don't just mean cool.  I'm talking ridiculously frigid-type cold.  I think the high today was 18.  I moved from Michigan to get away from all that.  It's not supposed to be that cold here in Tennessee.  But it is and I have no control over that so I guess I'll deal with it the best I can.  Being that it is so cold, I thought that I nice, steaming bowl of potato soup sounded awfully good. Now this isn't your ordinary potato soup.  This is my own interpretation of what potato soup should be.  This has chicken, corn, bacon and potatoes mixed into a cheesy base. But to me, the best part is that I can mix this wonderful soup up in a little over 30 minutes. Which is a big bonus when rushed for time and needing to get something on the table quickly.  Now I know it's just a personal opinion, but I will probably be arrested for assault because this soup just attacks the taste buds and assaults the palate. So make sure you give it a try and let me know what you think.  10-4?

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Welcome to Arrested Recipes

Welcome to Arrested Recipes, my own little corner of the webiverse. I'd like to take just a moment to tell you that I am a classically trained chef and I currently own three restaurants.  Well, I'd like to tell you that but it would be a lie. The truth is, I am just a man who loves to cook and loves experimenting in the kitchen. I decided to do this blog to share my love of food and all things cooking.  Here, I will share my own recipes, recipes that I have "arrested" from various locales and sites on the internet or found in obscure tomes of ancient literature scattered throughout the world.  

You may wonder why my blog is called Arrested Recipes.  Mainly because, when I'm not in the kitchen, I am at work as a police officer.  So it seemed logical to make the connection between the two and that's how Arrested Recipes was born.  So, I hope you visit often and that we have a fun ride together and that you enjoy this as much as I will.  

But remember:

You have the right to remain delicious.
You have the right to come back for seconds.
You have the right to change the recipe.
Anything you change or do to a recipe will be held against you at the dinner table.

Do you understand these rights? Good! Then let's get on with the show!!!!


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