Category Archives: chicken

Thanksgiving Dinner: Cornbread Sausage Dressing

Are you ready? Either you have a menu planned and are gearing up for a huge grocery store trip, or you have your bags packed with elastic-waist pants to go visit relatives. Either way, a case of wine is definitely in order. I’m still browsing magazines, cookbooks and Leite’s Culinaria for some knock-out recipes. My [...]

Whole Chicken in a Slow Cooker

  The aroma of roast chicken evokes Sunday dinners at Grandma’s. Crisp, golden skin, juicy meat, tender vegetables flavored with drippings, bones simmered into golden stock, and leftovers. The frugality of a whole chicken allows me to purchase a really good chicken. And with something so simple as roasted chicken, well-pedigreed poultry makes a difference.  If [...]

Matzo Ball Soup

I went to college far away from home, and while I enjoyed almost everything about the university I chose, there were some times when I would have traded it all to be back home. Getting sick was the worst. No one to bring you 7-up, put the television by your bed, or genuinely feel bad [...]

Chicken Chickpea Pasta

I’ve been inundating you with desserts lately – not that there’s anything wrong with that, but when I looked in my queue, there are several more desserts to come, so I though I should toss in a quick and healthy dinner. This dish is a breeze, and it’s kid-friendly (although it’s not very photogenic.) The [...]

Mango Curry Chicken

This is by no means authentic, but it comes together quickly and is a great way to introduce children to the taste of curry (if they haven’t had it before.) There are other familiar, sweet flavors (cinnamon, fruit) to ease them into this ‘exotic’ flavor. My two-year-old ate multiple servings. Hint: This dish is only [...]