Autumn Chicken, Bacon and Vegetable Bake

Nobody is going to be surprised that I subscribe to many cooking magazines (good old fashioned paper ones that appear in my mailbox) plus a bunch of online blogs as well. In reading my fall issues, I kept coming across a variety of recipes for one pan chicken meals and decided that I should give it a try. [Read more…]

Chicken with Artichokes and Olives

This is the ideal one pot meal for me as it combines many flavors that I love. Artichokes, olives, lemon, mint and a bit of spice from red pepper flakes make everyday chicken thighs exciting enough for a special dinner. [Read more…]

Port Wine-Fig Sauce

This might just be my new favorite sauce. It’s rich (but not loaded with dairy) and has a depth of flavor that will make your taste buds dance. [Read more…]

Sunset Chicken with Yogurt and Herbs

Being on the New York side of Lake Champlain affords us gorgeous views of the sunrise. There’s something especially magical to me when you see it over water. Every now and then though it’s equally wonderful to see a sunset. [Read more…]

Chicken Shawarma

“I don’t know what it is but I want to try it.” So said Tony Stark AKA Iron Man in The Avengers (2012). I’d be lying if I said I was inspired by the post-credit scene in this movie to make chicken shawarma. The inspiration actually came from a New York Times recipe. [Read more…]

Chicken Burrito Bowl (Slow Cooker)

Slow cookers and I have not always seen eye to eye. While I like the concept that you can place a bunch of ingredients in the cooker, turn it on and come back hours later to a hot and tasty meal it rarely worked that way for me (a few family members can attest to that). [Read more…]

Fava Bean, Apricot and Pistachio Rice Salad

I’ve always loved rice salads and particularly so when they’re made with flavorful rices. This one starts with wild rice and brown rice as a base. I used rice from two separate packages but you could use a pre-made mix. Using different rices provides not only more flavor but also more texture. [Read more…]

Moroccan Spice Marinade

The unofficial end to summer may have come and gone but there’s still plenty of time left to grill before it gets too cold. This recipe packs a lot of flavor from its mix of spices paired with both citrus juice and zest. Add to it a bit of honey for some sweetness.  [Read more…]

Savory Summer Cherry Sauce

At this time of year I just can’t get enough of the Washington state sweet cherries. They have so much flavor and while I love them on their own, they also make a great savory sauce. This is the perfect summer sauce to accompany grilled meat (such as pork or chicken). [Read more…]

All Things Green Yogurt Sauce

Perhaps not all things green but close to it – six of 10 ingredients for this tasty sauce are green and fresh:  basil, mint, jalapeño, scallion and lime (zest and juice).  Throw in some yogurt, olive oil, ginger and garlic and you’ll have your new favorite sauce for the summer. [Read more…]