Chicken Cacciatore

Even though it’s hot as hades outside, this slow cooked, one pot, perfect for a cold winter night meal, hit the spot. Sometimes a meal is perfect for a certain season, and sometimes a meal is perfect for a certain time your life. James and I recently made a couple big life decisions and I…

Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken

To the tune of Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice: All right stop collaborate and listen You’re ‘bout to try a new type of chicken Something grabs a hold of you tightly Garlic and onions cooked really slowly Is it too spicy? Yo, I don’t know Add some spice and give it a go. To…

Chicken in a Mustard Cream Sauce

I really should make this more often. It’s one of those recipes in my archives that I skip over repeatedly in pursuit of other, new dishes. But there’s something to be said for a good ol’ standby. It’s easy, it’s good and it is totally satisfying. What’s your favorite standby meal? Lesson learned: Photographing chicken…

Ginger Sesame Chicken with Bok Choy

With this recipe I begin a new goal of cooking more international cuisines. I also have a new found love of bok choy. I’m sure I’ve eaten it dozens of times in restaurants, but found myself somewhat hesitant to cook it myself. Why did I wait so long? Same goes for soba noodles. This one…

Chicken Chilaquiles

Whoa mama these are hot! Have you ever used chipotle peppers before? This was my first time and I only used one can (the original recipe called for two!). Chilaquiles is a chicken stew with tomatoes and peppers. You can find the canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce in the Mexican food area near the…

Roast Chicken Redemption

About a year and a half ago I tried to roast a chicken. Long story short: it took 4 hours to partially cook a 3 lb. chicken. I’ve since shied away from trying anything resembling a roast chicken. To this day I have no idea why it took so long to “cook” the chicken! But…

Walnut Cranberry Chicken Salad

I had a few chicken breast left over after making a chicken caesar salad last night. I needed to find a recipe with the following requirements: low hassle prep and clean-up, few ingredients and tasty (of course). Jackpot! Smitten Kitchen’s chicken salad recipe was just what I was looking for. I had all of ingredients…

Yom Kippur: Break the Fast Feast

From 6:00 Wednesday night to 6:00 Thursday night I fasted. I had a little bit of water throughout the day, but that’s it. It’s not easy to fast and cook at the same time! Talk about challenging my will power. I was making a video but mid way through my energy levels were low and…