Are you Ready for Easter?

Posted on Apr 14th, 2014

It is Spring! Once again I am wondering where the time went? Wasn't it just Christmas? Oh well, spring is my favorite season, because the flowers…

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken Nugget Recipe

Posted on May 18th, 2010

Chicken nuggets.  Every kid loves chicken nuggets, right?  But does every parent like to serve processed, frozen and fried chicken nuggets?  Where…

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Baked Mexi-Cal Turkey Roll

Posted on Feb 5th, 2010

When I lived in New York, occasionally (OK, at least once a week) I would stop by my favorite pizza joint for a sausage roll.  Inside the dough…

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Bondage Birdy or Spread Eagle? Roast Chicken 101

Posted on Aug 21st, 2009

Yes, I know. That title was very provocative, but it got your attention, didn't it?!  I can go either way, bondage birdy or spread eagle. My rule…

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Braised Antipasto Chicken and Linguine

Posted on Oct 13th, 2011

There is just something about a chicken thigh that gets me. Such a humble piece of poultry, the hard working muscles that propel the chicken around…

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Braised Chicken Thighs

Posted on Jul 19th, 2012

Braising is a superb cooking method used to tenderize tougher cuts of meat, such as brisket, pork shoulder or lamb shanks. While chicken thighs are…

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Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey Meatballs

Posted on Jan 24th, 2014

Cherry Chipotle Glazed Turkey Meatballs is a rather fancy name for these easy to put together appetizers. What makes them so easy is Cherry Chipotle…

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Chicken-Apple Sausage and Red Chard Frittata

Posted on Jun 13th, 2012

I have a confession. A few people already know of my secret shame, but I feel I must now lift the heavy burden that is on my chest. (no I am not…

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Comfort Food Recipe: Black and White Chili

Posted on Aug 15th, 2010

This is and has been my go-to comfort food for as long as I have been cooking.  I have made many variations of  this turkey chili, using different…

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Fennel and Onion Baked Chicken

Posted on Apr 15th, 2011

As I get older I realize how much I like simple things. Sure, I can appreciate an over the top elaborate 10 course meal. But you just won't find me…

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Herb Brined Roast Chicken

Posted on Sep 19th, 2013

  She may not be the prettiest girl in the room, but she sure does taste good. She's bursting with flavor, moist and tender to the…

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Indian Spiced Chicken

Posted on Sep 2nd, 2010

Using a variety of herbs and spices in your cooking is an excellent way to bring new flavors and textures to your food.  Once upon a time, the most…

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Last Minute 4th of July Recipe Ideas

Posted on Jul 3rd, 2014

Sometimes it takes a long time to get organized for a holiday weekend. A holiday weekend which is meant to be about relaxation and enjoyment, and is…

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Mini Brie Stuffed Turkey Burger Recipe

Posted on Jun 30th, 2010

Summertime, and the living is easy.  Well, I honestly don't know how easy it is, but at least the weather is nice!  Summer means days at the beach,…

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Rotisserie Chicken Makeover

Posted on Jun 17th, 2015

Rotisserie chicken makeover? A little blush, a new outfit? What? Store made rotisserie chicken is everywhere, and a very convenient way to serve a…

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Rotisserie Chicken Makeover, Part 2

Posted on Jun 20th, 2015

Recipe 2 in my series Rotisserie Chicken Makeovers is one of my favorites. It is so simple to make, can be made ahead, and is absolutely…

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Slow Cooker Chicken and Artichokes

Posted on Apr 13th, 2014

    I will make my confession now. . . I didn't take a picture of the finished dish. The picture above is a raw chicken and raw…

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Slow Cooker Roast Chicken with Potatoes

Posted on Oct 7th, 2014

    She's not the most beautiful chick(en), but she is succulent. Her skin is not bronzed like her oven roasted sisters, but she…

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Slow Cooker Thai Green Curry

Posted on Jun 16th, 2014

This is a big bowl of comfort. There are few things better than a stew of some sort, dense with vegetables and meat, warming you from the inside…

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Slow Cooker Tropical Chicken

Posted on Oct 28th, 2011

  While this dish may not knock your socks off with its beauty, the flavor will.  Cooking the chicken slowly with dried mango and pineapple…

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Spicy Turkey Stuffed Poblano Peppers

Posted on May 22nd, 2016

  Turkeys and I are good friends. Well, friends in the sense that I love to eat them up. So maybe frenemies is the better term, but either…

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Succulent Spiced Turkey Carnitas Recipe

Posted on Jul 13th, 2009

As you probably know, I love pork in all it's forms. Bacon, ribs, sausage, loin roast, chops, and especially carnitas. Carnitas are made from pork…

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Superbowl Eats

Posted on Feb 3rd, 2011

Superbowl is right around the corner, and it's time to get out the buffet table and load it up.  If the usual choices such as chicken wings and…

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The Secret to A Moist and Flavorful Turkey

Posted on Nov 16th, 2009

How many of you have stuffed and roasted a big, beautiful turkey only to have it come out dry and tasteless?  You know...when you ask how it is and…

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Turkey Chili Pasta

Posted on May 12th, 2011

Have you ever gotten a call from an out of town friend informing you they are now in your town and want to come over? Or your kid tells you they need…

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Wordless Wednesday | Free Range and Organic Chicken Eggs

Posted on Oct 2nd, 2013

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