Community Spotlight: In The Kitchen With Anne Dalton

There’s a lot to love about the Brava community and today we’re excited to highlight Anne Dalton. 20 Clove Garlic Chicken, French Toast Muffins, Spatchcocked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash?! Yep, it’s all cookin’ up in Anne’s Brava. Get the scoop on her favorite Brava recipes and hacks, and check our the Brava Glass in her beautiful remodeled kitchen below.

Q.  What was your background in cooking before Brava?

A: An Italian raised me.  I watched Nana cook every day.  I got married and raised four children.  Both my husband and I worked, but due to my background, I cooked mostly Italian.  I went back to school when the kids were older and therefore my husband took over evening meal preparation, except for the Italian cooking.  He loves Brava and may even use it more than I do. He gets so excited after trying a new recipe, so fun to watch.  

Q.  What’s your favorite Brava recipe, cooking mode, or accessory?

There are so many, how can one choose?  So, let’s start with the caramelized onion recipe only because I made a double batch just yesterday.  We use them in just about everything.  On top of a burger, it impresses everyone.  I use them in my sauce, which I might add Nana would have loved what it does for the flavor of lasagna and eggplant parmigiana.  Onion soup, oh my heart be still.  I could go on.

20 Clove Garlic Chicken. This recipe is delicious, but it is also very versatile. Yes, of course, you can serve it with vegetables, but take that amazing sauce and pour it over pasta, and then use the roasted garlic cloves instead of butter and spread them on Italian bread and you are in heaven.   

Brava Spatchcocked Chicken with Brussels Sprouts and Butternut Squash is another recipe I truly enjoy.

French Toast Muffins are a must-have in your recipe collection for not only the kids but for adults too. 

Speaking of the kids, my grandkids love Roasted Carrots made in Brava.  It is a great snack too.

Oh, and I can’t forget the Roasted Peach Bourbon Smash or the Spiked Strawberry Lemonade.  I usually make two containers of the latter.  One for the kids and one for the adults.  The adults use blueberry vodka in theirs. YUM!

I could go on and on.  I have all the pans and have been using the Brava for three years every day. We rarely use the oven. Since we have all the accessories we use all the different modes.  It truly depends on what we are making. 

Q.  How has your cooking and lifestyle changed with Brava?

A: There is a big difference between the way my family eats today compared to before Brava came into our lives.  There is less work and time needed before sitting down to dinner.   Cooking no longer dominates our time and energy.  We read the Tuesday updates that Brava sends to not only our email but also to our Brava.  I love the fact that Brava sends seasonal suggestions for poultry, beef, pork, fish, and vegetables.  What’s even better,  they send adult beverage recipes, too.  They are so much fun to enjoy!  Brava also covers dietary issues.  So, when guests join us, we just look up Keto, Paleo, Whole 30, etc., and we are heroes in their minds.  In my opinion, Brava is an “Easy-Bake Oven” for adults. 

Brava has decluttered my kitchen. We don’t need all those small appliances, as Brava does it all.  And the days of using lots of pans, bowls, and dishes are over.  It’s no longer double the work to get them out, wash them, use them, and then wash and dry them before putting them back into the cabinet.  With Brava, it’s one or two pans for the entire meal, wipe clean and you’re done.  And never in three years have I been disappointed with our meal choice.

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