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Porcini Risotto

This is a wonderfully delicious recipe from Chef Adrian Giese of Mastro’s Restaurant in Los Angeles. He enjoys cooking on his Caliber Indoor Pro Range at home, and wanted to share this porcini risotto recipe with you.

Place the slices of porcini garnish on a cookie sheet and drizzle with one teaspoon of olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper. Bake in the oven at 350º F for ten minutes with the fan on. Heat the water to a boil in a separate pan and set aside. In a shallow sauté pan, add two tablespoons of butter and two tablespoons of olive oil. Add the onions and chopped porcini; sauté until the porcini are soft and the onions are translucent and sweet. Add the rice to the pan and sauté for about three minutes or until it takes on a light golden color. Prepare 2½ cups of hot water. Add the first ½ cup of hot water to the rice and stir constantly with a wooden spoon until the water is mostly soaked up. Keep adding a ½ cup of water at a time until it is completely absorbed by the rice while you stir. Check the texture of the rice. If you prefer softer risotto, then add the last ½ cup of water. Once the desired texture and consistency is achieved, add the cheese and butter then salt to taste. Plate and drizzle with the remaining olive oil and garnish with the whole porcini slices. Risotto is best enjoyed as soon as it is finished. Bon appétit!

Ingredients:
1 medium onion, 1/8” diced 
6 oz. porcini mushrooms chopped into 1/3” cubes (reserve a couple whole mushroom slices for garnish)
4 Tbsp butter 
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
1 cup Arborio rice 
2 ½ – 3 cups of water 
¾ cup finely grated parmesan
Kosher salt to taste – about 2 tsp 
Fresh cracked black pepper 

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Zucchini Muffins

Zucchini muffins are a great way to sneak some veggies in while satisfying your sweet tooth. Preheat your Caliber oven to 350º F. Mix together dry ingredients (flour, cinnamon, salt, baking soda and baking powder) and set aside. Beat eggs. Mix in the oil, sugar, zucchini and vanilla. Add mixed dry ingredients and stir well. Put baking cups in cupcake baking tins and fill with mix to about 3/4 high. Bake for 25-30 minutes. Place a toothpick in the center of the cupcake to check doneness. If the toothpick comes out clean with no batter, then the muffins are definitely done. Enjoy!

Ingredients for 24-28 muffins:
3 eggs
1 cup vegetable oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 cups grated fresh zucchini
1 tablespoon vanilla
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
24-28 baking cups

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Crispy Chocolate Chip Cookies

These cookies are perfect to bring to holiday parties or give as presents for family and friends. They are also easy to make. Preheat the oven to 350ºF and grease the baking sheets. Cream butter and both sugars. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl, then add to the creamed mixture. Mix well. Stir in crushed crispy rice cereal and chocolate chips. Drop level tablespoons two inches apart onto the baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Let cool for one minute before removing them from the baking sheet. If you love crispy cookies, these are to die for!

Ingredients for 3 dozen cookies:
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal, crushed to 1 1/2 cups
1 cup chocolate chips

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Pumpkin Pie Muffins

These sweet treats are perfect for a Halloween party or leading up to Thanksgiving. Beat 2 sticks softened butter and 1 and 1/2 cups of sugar with a mixer until fluffy. Next, beat in 4 eggs, a 15 ounce can of pumpkin, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix 2 cups of sifted flour, 2 teaspoons pumpkin spice, 1 teaspoon each of baking powder and baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir the dry ingredients into the pumpkin mixture. Bake in 18-20 lined muffin cups for 25 minutes on 350 degrees F.

Once muffins are cool, you can eat them plain or add this delicious and easy cream cheese frosting recipe: beat 8 ounces of cream cheese, 1/2 stick of butter, 1 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar, and 1 teaspoon of vanilla until it thickens. Enjoy this great fall recipe!

Ingredients for 18-20 Pumpkin Pie Muffins:
2 sticks softened butter (1 cup)
1 and 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
15 ounce can of pumpkin
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups sifted flour
2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
1 teaspoon baking powder and baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt

Ingredients for Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 ounces of cream cheese
1/2 stick of butter
1 and 1/2 cups confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

The Caliber Indoor Professional Range is outfitted with a true chef-sized oven that provides even baking results thanks to its proprietary “Tri-flow   ” convection technology and ultra-efficient flue design. Making the perfect cookie is now easy with this revolutionary new design of our gas range.  Enjoy this delicious cookie pie just in time as a Valentine’s Day sweet treat!

Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla and beat well.  Add flour and stir well.  Fold in chocolate chips and nuts.  Pour into a well-greased baking pan, or for a true cookie pie pour in a pie shell.  Smooth out batter, and bake at 350ºF for 45-60 minutes depending on how crisp you prefer your cookie to be.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 Cup margarine or butter (softened)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla or bourbon
  • 3/4 Cup sugar
  • 1 Cup all purpose flour
  • 1 Cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Cup walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • 9” Pastry pie shell (optional)

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Stuffed Mushrooms on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill

This is actually the perfect hors d’oeuvre to grill on the Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill because of the nice crisp you are able to get due to the smaller heat area then most grills. In addition to the social nature of grilling these mushrooms, which makes this a fun recipe to make while entertaining. And, you can also bake these in your Caliber Indoor Pro Range, too.

Rinse and dry your baby bellas.  Remove stems and put good stems into food processor or finely chop.  Combine mushroom pieces with sour cream, mayo, drained spinach and artichokes, 1 cup of Parmesan and salt, pepper and garlic powder to taste.  Brush inside and outside of mushrooms with olive oil and stuff with dip.  Melt butter and add breadcrumbs and 1/2 cup of Parmesan, then top mushrooms.  Extra dip can be grilled in a foil pan for 25-30 minutes as another hot dip appetizer. Heat your Rockwell by Caliber Grill to 300ºF and place mushrooms directly on the grill.  Cover the grill and let cook for 15-20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and crisp on top. Once cooked, delicately place on a serving tray, but let cool for a few minutes so you don’t burn yourself while taking a bite.  You can also keep mushrooms warm on the Rockwell as a serving area or focal point when entertaining.  Keep burner close to the appetizer on low, but not the one directly below the food.  Enjoy this amazing Caliber crowd-pleaser appetizer!

Ingredients for 20-25 stuffed baby bellas:

  • 24 oz Baby bellas cleaned – use stems finely chopped for inside of stuffing dip
  • 1 1/2 Cups sour cream
  • 1 1/4 Cups mayonnaise
  • 1 Pkg. (10 oz.) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained
  • 1 Can (13.75 oz.) artichoke hearts, drained, mashed
  • 1 1/2 Cups grated Parmesan cheese (1 cup in mix and 1/2 as topping)
  • Salt, pepper, & garlic powder (add to taste)
  • Olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon of butter
  • 3 Tablespoons of bread crumbs

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