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…

Chicken Fried Rice

My first attempt at Chinese food and I say…yes! It worked! Even though I almost forgot to make the rice ahead of time, which then kept me up until 11:30 at night. But it was worth the lost hour of sleep. I also used my wok for the first time and what a great piece…

Indian Spiced Chicken Sliders

I like to experiment in the kitchen — but these chicken sliders were completely new, different and surprisingly satisfying on a warm summer evening. The one thing missing was a side and James called it: sweet potato shoe string fries. Those will have to happen next time. The original recipe comes from Martha Stewart Living’s…

Chicken Sausage Spinach Panini’s

I improvised a lot with this recipe from Fine Cooking. Based on what I had and what we like to eat (I’m not a huge fan of prosciutto as the original recipe calls for). A bit of a change: the original recipe is in the link above, my improvisations and additions are in the ingredients…

Buttermilk Baked Chicken, Cumin-Coleslaw and Cottage Cheese Pasta

The chicken and coleslaw come from Everyday Food: Great Food Fast By Martha Stewart Living. This is an excellent cook book with quick, easy recipes based on foods that are in season. The pictures are beautiful and the recipes delicious. The cottage cheese part of this post is a family recipe that comes down from,…