Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Grand Prize Winner!! Deborah Puette - Chicken Parmesan Roll-ups with Marinara Sauce


Serves 6


4 ounces reduced fat cream cheese

1⁄4 cup finely chopped sweet red peppers

2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

2 teaspoons minced garlic

3⁄4 cup finely crushed Grain Berry Bran Flakes

1⁄2 cup grated parmesan cheese

1 1⁄2 pounds chicken breast cutlets, thinly sliced

2/3 cup buttermilk

25 ounce jar Silver Palate San Marzano Blend Marinara Whole Tomato Pasta Sauce
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese

12 ounces Grain Berry Penne Pasta

1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese

Garnish of small peppers and parsley, optional


Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a 13 x 9 x 2 baking pan with non-stick foil and set aside.

In a small bowl, stir together the cream cheese, chopped peppers, chopped basil, and garlic till mixed.

In a small bowl, stir together the crushed crackers and grated parmesan. Pour the buttermilk in a small bowl.

Lay the chicken pieces flat on a large sheet of waxed paper. Put equal portions of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each. Roll the chicken up in a jelly roll fashion.
Dip in buttermilk and then roll in cracker crumbs. Place on baking pan lined with foil. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven and drizzle with 1 cup of the marinara sauce.

Sprinkle with the mozzarella. Return to the oven for 10 to 15 minutes more or until chicken has reached an internal temperature of 165 degrees Fahrenheit.

Meanwhile, prepare pasta according to package directions and drain. Heat remaining marinara sauce.

Individual servings should have the cooked pasta drizzled with remaining marinara sauce, topped with the cooked chicken and sprinkled with the shredded parmesan.

Garnish with parsley and small peppers if desired.

Who’s behind the apron?

Deborah Puette was born in Atlanta, GA and currently lives in a small suburb of Atlanta: Lilburn, Georgia She is retired from AT&T Finance and is currently working for a small city outside of Atlanta in Snellville, Georgia.

Deborah is married and has two sons. She loves cooking and gardening.
As an avid cook she tries to cook at least one new dish a week.  She absolutely loves finding new items in the grocery store and trying them. That is how she found Silver Palate. She was visiting relatives in Spartanburg, SC and stopped into a Fresh Market and found Silver Palate Marinara Sauce and Cherries.
She returned home and found the Grain Berry Pasta at Kroger and the Grain Berry crackers at Ingles.  One of her favorite things to do is to go to Ingles at lunch and pick up some chicken salad and a box of Grain Berry crackers.

When Deborah brought home the marinara sauce from, she started using it at least twice a week.  It can be used in so many ways.  Chicken Parmesan is her youngest son's favorite, so she decided to do it as rollups.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Nancy Diana - Hungry Holidays Recipe Contest - Movie Night Popcorn Bites



Serves 4

This combination of savory and sweet, combine to create an amazing tasty full of anti-oxidant treat.


2 cups Grain Berry Toasted Oats
4 cups low sodium popped popcorn
1/2 cup roasted peanuts
1/2 cup chocolate covered raisins
1/2 cup caramel sauce

Microwave the caramel sauce until it is pourable. Drizzle over all of the ingredients. Mix with a spatula. Bake at 350F for 10-15min until caramel is bubbly.
Remove and stir.
As is cools large clumps will form making delicious bites of treats.


Who's behind the apron?

Nancy Diana is originally from Rome, Italy.  She immigrated to Toronto, Ontario almost 55 years ago.  She is a homemaker and has 5 children and 5 grandchildren.

Nancy loves to cook! She has taught her children and grandchildren the basics of cooking.

Her granddaughter was a huge influence and taught her to experiment and showed her new ingredients, that she would normally not be familiar with.
Her daughter and granddaughter help her to experiment with Silver Palate and Grain Berry products, which they purchase when they travel to the U.S.

Nancy eats and cooks a Mediterranean diet, and is always happy to cook and feed her 2 grandsons.  They are always looking for snacks and are always hungry! Her grandson always asks her to make “epic” recipes.

She enjoys eating the Silver Palate Thick & Rough Cut Oatmeal, as she needs to keep her sugar levels down as a diabetic.