Za’Atar Chicken

I am always open to a new idea when it comes to cooking, and enjoy watching cooking shows on TV.  While watching Milk Street a couple of weekends ago, they demonstrated a new way of cooking chicken using a spice blend called za'atar.  I looked it up in my Milk Street cookbook, and was delighted …

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Bacon Wrapped Chicken with Artichoke Mushroom Stuffing

Having friends over for lunch is such a fun time, with lots of conversation and fun away from the pressure of a meeting.  I did an elegant yet reasonably easy entree for six that went together pretty quickly.  The big advantage is it can be made up a bit ahead, leaving me time to clean …

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Chicken Chili – Hot, Filling and Gluten-Free

Chicken chili was on the menu in September when we had a cold snap, and I was working on the recipe.  Sometimes you just want something hot and filling, thick and richly flavored, a stick to your ribs kind of meal.  The best news for my gluten-free readers is you can eat this!  I didn't …

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Spring Chicken Tablescape and some recipe ideas

I promised a chicken inspired tablescape using the neat chicken planter I got in Myrtle Beach, and here it is!  I did seriously look for some chicken plates, LOL, but not to be.  Still, the spring green placemats look good with the green on the planter. I do have some chicken napkin rings, so they …

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Sundried Tomato Stuffed Chicken

My husband would rather not eat chicken at home since he orders it out a lot. But, sometimes I want chicken, so I had to come up with a new recipe for him to enjoy.  He loves sundried tomatoes, so I decided to combine these two flavors into one dish.  Here is a stuffed chicken recipe. …

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Lightening Up a Comfort Food Dish – Chicken Mornay

When I was in high school, my mother worked as a manager at a local hotel.  She would frequently let me come and have dinner in the restaurant while she was on duty.  They had a dish on the menu I used to get all the time, and haven't made in years.  Of course, their …

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White Wine Chicken and Mushrooms

I'm not big on white wine to just drink, but I do like to cook with it. The subtle flavor it adds to chicken is just wonderful. One thing I do know, never cook with a wine that you wouldn't drink from a glass. The stuff they sell as cooking wine in the grocery store …

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Slow Cooker Bourbon Chicken with Mushrooms

Cooler days and nights, combined with busy schedules means the slow cooker is coming out of the pantry to take care of dinner.  While I usually think of this cooker as the best way to a hearty meal ready when I get home, I wanted to make a low fat dish.  Over the years of …

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Garlic Chipotle Lime Chicken

Recently some of my blogger friends have been complaining of being tired of their recipes and I have to admit, I am too.  I wanted to create a new chicken recipe that had some zest, a bit of a kick, something different.  This idea came to me in a moment of inspiration, and I tried …

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National Fried Chicken Day 2015

Ok, I’ll admit it. I am completely addicted to fried chicken. I could eat it everyday, if only my arteries could take it.  The combination of delicate crunchy exterior and tender juicy chicken is happiness on a plate.  Fried chicken was the comfort food of choice for my childhood years, and the very best was …

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Butterflied Baked Chicken

I like baked chicken a lot, and I fix chicken in a lot of different ways.  One thing I don't like about baking a whole chicken is the juices that collect inside the chicken that take so long to be cooked.  At times most of the chicken is done, but there are still just barely …

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Pan Roasted Chicken with Asparagus Dinner

Fast and easy recipes for a weeknight dinner for one or two are on my mind lately.  I shared the Fish with Spinach Dinner recently, and it got me thinking about using chicken.  Then, on Pinterest, I saw a pin for pan roasted asparagus.  Well, I knew that, but haven't done it in a long …

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