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Cooking with ‘Friends’: Shannon Bream’s Easy Chicken Pot Pie & Cobbler

Frozen pie crust
1 large can mixed vegetables (green beans, carrots, corn, potatoes), drained
1 can white chunk chicken, drained
2 cans cream of potato soup
Splash of milk
Dash of oregano
Salt and pepper, to taste

Thaw the pie crusts.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix together canned ingredients, milk, and spices in a bowl.
Place layer of pie crust in bottom of pie pan. Pour soup mixture into pan. Place second layer of pie crust on top and use fingers to press together and seal crusts. Crinkle the edges.
Bake in oven for 45 minutes, or until pie crust turns golden brown.
1 can pie filling
1 box yellow cake mix, Jiffy recommended
1 stick of butter

Preheat oven to 400F.
In medium casserole dish, pour in pie filling. Spread cake mix evenly over the top. Cover entire top of cake mix with small pats of butter.
Bake for 45-60 minutes, keeping an eye on the crust.

Cooking with 'Friends': Martha Stewart's chicken paillards

Recipe from Martha & Marley Spoon meal-kit delivery service featuring Martha Stewart's award winning recipes. Available for order at

Cooking time: 25 minutes

What we send:
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (12 oz total)
5 oz shallots
1 green bell pepper (8 oz)
1 ear corn (10-12 oz, unshucked)
1 cup frozen okra (4 oz)
1 cup frozen lima beans (5 oz)
2 Tbsp red wine vinegar (1 oz)
1/2 oz fresh basil

What you need:
coarse salt
Freshly ground black pepper
olive oil

large skillet

Dr. Sebastian Gorka Looks Back at a 'Summer of Terror'

July 1
Dhaka, Bangladesh
6-7 terrorists take hostages at a restaurant and reportedly execute those that cannot quote from the Koran. 22 are killed.
July 3
Baghdad, Iraq
A truck bombing, carried out by ISIS, leaves 292 dead. It was reported as being the deadliest terror attack in Iraq since the US-led invasion in 2003.
July 12
Baghdad, Iraq
At least 11 people are killed in a suicide bombing at an outdoor market in Baghdad, up to 32 others injured.
July 14
Nice, France
84 killed and over 300 wounded, when a terrorist drives a cargo truck into a crowd. The killer is believed to have been inspired by ISIS.
July 18
Wuerzburg, Germany
A teenage Afghan refugee hack at passengers on a train with an axe and knife, wounding five. He is shot dead by police.
July 23
Kabul, Afghanistan
Islamic State claims responsibility for twin explosions that rip through a demonstration by members Afghanistan's Shiite minority -- 80 dead, 230 injured.
July 24
Reutlingen, Germany
A 21-year-old Syrian refugee kills a woman with a machete and wounded five other people as he fled before being arrested.
July 24
Ansbach, Germany
Later that day, a 27-year-old Syrian whose refugee application had been refused blows himself up outside a bar. Fifteen people were wounded.
July 26
Normandy, France
Two armed men storm a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, a suburb of Rouen in northern France. The attackers slit the throat of elderly priest Father Jacques Hamel and take four other people hostage. Police shoot the attackers dead. ISIS has claimed that the men were "soldiers."
July 29
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Taliban attacks the southern province of Helmand -- 17 police officers are killed in one day; over the course of two days 24 police officers are killed.
August 2
Benghazi, Libya
A suicide car bomb attack targeting Libyan troops kills 23 people and wounds dozens.
August 5
London, England
A 19-year-old Norwegian-Somali man knifes an American woman to death and injures several other people, before being subdued and arrested by the police. No link has been found to radicalization but terror has not been completely ruled out. A "mental health" excuse has been panned by some.
August 6
Charleroi, Belgium
Two female police officers are wounded, one of them seriously, in a machete attack in front of the police headquarters in the Belgian city of Charleroi. The assailant is killed by police. A Twitter message on the Charleroi police department's official account said the officers were attacked by a person shouting "Allahu akbar," which is Arabic for "God is Great."
August 8
Quetta, Pakistan
Pakistani militants strike at the heart of the country's legal profession, killing a prominent attorney and then bombing the hospital where dozens of other lawyers had gathered to mourn. The bomb, packed with ball bearings, tears through a crowded state-run hospital. The twin attacks kill at least 70 people, most of them lawyers, authorities said. Another 100 are injured.

Cooking with 'Friends': Haylie Duff's Grilled Pound Cake


Juice from ½ large orange
1 tbsp. sugar
3 large peaches, cut in half
1 pkg. (1 lb.) frozen prepared pound cake, thawed, each cut into 8 slices
½ c. PHILADELPHIA Peach Cream Cheese Spread
8 fresh mint sprigs

Heat grill to medium heat.
Combine orange juice and sugar. Set to the side. Grill peach halves for 5 minutes, brushing with orange juice mixture for the last minute. Cut each half into 4 wedges. Grill cake slices 2 minutes on each side or until evenly toasted on both sides.
Top cake slices with cream cheese spread, peach wedges and mint sprigs. Serve warm.

Don't want to heat up the grill? Prepare this recipe inside instead. To toast the cake slices under the broiler, just heat the broiler. Place cake slices in single layer on baking sheet. Broil, 4 to 6 inches from heat for 2 to 3 minutes on each side, or until toasted on both sides. Meanwhile, cook peaches in large skillet on medium-high heat for 6 minutes, stirring occasionally and adding orange juice mixture to skillet after 5 minutes. Assemble desserts as directed above.

Cooking with 'Friends': City Tavern's Escalopes of Veal

Thomas Jefferson was undoubtedly one of the greatest proponents of French cuisine, and, after his term in Paris as Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of Louis XVI from 1784 to 1788, Americans became more familiar with it than ever before. Before and after the Revolution, they were exposed to many French foods, from wine to cheese to ice cream.

By Chef Walter Staib
Serves 4

8 veal cutlets, pounded thinly
5 tbsp. unsalted butter
1 c. plus 3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
3 large eggs
Salt & pepper
3 shallots, peeled and finely chopped
1 small white onion, finely chopped
12 white button mushrooms, sliced
3 tbsp. Cognac
1 lb. asparagus, blanched al dente
½ c. Demi-Glace or prepared brown sauce, heated
2 c. Béarnaise sauce, heated

In a shallow bowl, beat eggs with 2 tablespoons of water creating an egg wash.
Season the flour with salt & pepper.
Dip each cutlet in the flour, shaking off any excess.  Then dip in the egg wash.
Melt 2 tablespoons of the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Place two to three cutlets a time in the pan, cooking on each side. Remove the browned medallions from the heat, and cover loosely with foil to keep warm while finishing the rest. Repeat until all cutlets have been browned.
Continue to heat the sauté pan over medium heat and add the shallots & onion, sautéing until softened and translucent. Add the mushrooms to the pan, and sauté until any liquid they release has evaporated.
Add the Cognac, and simmer, flambéing it, if desired. Continue to cook until liquid has evaporated
To serve, spoon one tablespoon of Demi-Glace on the bottom of the plate, add the veal medallions & top with ¼ of the mushroom mixture.  Top with ¼ of the asparagus & top with Béarnaise sauce.
NOTE: Flambéing is a wonderful way to add flavor and intensity to a dish, but it must be done with care. First, pour the amount of liquor required into a separate measuring cup or container. Next, remove the pan from the heat and stir in the liquor. Finally, return the pan to the heat and carefully set flame to it, allowing the fire to extinguish naturally or covering the pan to extinguish it.