Mar 5, 2017

One Dish Chicken & Mushrooms

Where would I be without book club?  Just when I am low on blogging recipes, someone comes through with a great new recipe like this One Dish Chicken & Mushrooms.    This simple but elegant entree was one of the highlights of our annual book club Christmas party. And it gets extra points because it’s both super-easy and super-flavorful.  

Gold'n Plump Chicken Shakers served

Nov 23, 2016

Love and Gourmet Chicken Tenders

Tis the season to be… frantically busy.  Okay, most of us don’t even need holidays for that.  So, I was excited to receive a promotional shipment of a quick and tasty product like Gold’n Plump Chicken Shakers.  And so was my husband (more on that later).    Never heard of Chicken Shakers?  It is a new product that I would describe … Continue reading

Chicken & Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Sep 15, 2016

Chicken & Veggies in Spicy Peanut Sauce

Between the seasonal beauty and the bountiful harvest, you have to love autumn.  And eating local?  A snap.  Now the one downside to autumn is that sometimes that bounty part can get away from you.  I remember a CSA harvest party where one woman remarked, “I think I need to quit my job to cook all this food.”  

Cider Chicken & Noodles on table

Apr 24, 2016

Cider Chicken & Noodles

Dear Spring.  Can you come back—and stay?  April has been a month of highs and lows—70’s, then 30’s, radiant sun, insane snow. Yes, for the roller coaster of April, a body needs need comfort food.  So I decided to try a version of a dish I remember from childhood, Cider Chicken & Noodles.  Reliving childhood food = I can make … Continue reading

Spice Rack Filled

Apr 17, 2016

Spice Racks, Revisited (& Schwarma-Spiced Pita Sandwich)

Sometimes it takes a couple tries to get things right.  So when the spice rack company AllSpice offered to send me a lovely wooden spice rack for review, I jumped at the chance (then celebrated with a spice-rich schwarma sandwich).  Yes, this time I’ve got it!  I have always been a big spice user.  In my very first apartment, I … Continue reading

Chicken Pattie with All Natural Margarita

May 5, 2015

All Natural Margarita & Tex Mex Chicken Patties

Cinco de Mayo comes at the perfect time of year. Spring is out in force and after months of All Natural Margarita Deprivation, who doesn’t want to celebrate. Pitcher on the patio anyone?  I used to make Margaritas from bottled mixers bought at the liquor store. Then I read the label—how many unpronounceable chemical names can you add–not to mention … Continue reading

Apr 16, 2015

No Butter Chicken

Eating healthy is easier if you cook at home! But it can still have its challenges. What do you do when you want great, in your face, flavor without excess salt or heavy fats? Sometimes the answer is to load up with spices. Today’s recipe, for No Butter Chicken, leaves no doubt that spices can deliver an amazingly flavorful–and low … Continue reading

Chicken Divan out of oven

Feb 17, 2015

Chicken Divan Goes Local

Life is a balancing act. Sometime you cook a super healthy dinner from scratch using all local ingredients. Other times you open a couple cans of Cream of Chicken soup. Today I did the latter, but still made a dish that was tasty and healthy–and mostly local!  We ate Chicken Divan–chicken and broccoli (or green beans) covered in a creamy … Continue reading

Eating Southwest Chicken Burgers

Jun 4, 2014

5 Easy Ways to Dress Up a Chicken Burger

Don’t you love the summer grilling season?  Even if I am making burgers on the stove, I appreciate the casual atmosphere!  Yesterday, to make things even more fun, I experimented with some different ways to liven up a grilled chicken sandwich. This post was inspired by Gold ‘n Plump who just sent me samples of their new chicken patties.  In … Continue reading

May 13, 2014

How to Roast a Chicken (the Lazy Way)

Do you have days when you just want to make the easiest meal ever?  But something that still tastes  really, seriously, good.  Enter Lazy Roast Chicken. Yup, I almost feel guilty calling this a recipe. Now back when I made my very first roast chicken, I was actually scared.   I had always bought my chicken at the grocery store, … Continue reading