Sunday Chat – Blogging, Cooking and Shopping

Boy did my post on Thursday touch a nerve for a lot of us. With over 50 comments in just a few hours, it is clear that most of you love blogs still. Several commenters asked me not to stop blogging, and I want to assure you that I fully intend to keep blogging. I …

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Japanese Style Chicken Meatballs

With the price of food rising almost daily, I've been looking for new recipes to use less expensive cuts and ground meats. Ground chicken is still economical, but I didn't have a good idea on how to use it. Then I got the Milk Street World in a Skillet book, and there was a great …

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Alfredo Chicken Corn Chowder

Remember that half bottle of Alfredo sauce? I hope you saved it because it will get used up in today's recipe. We are going to make a one-pot chicken chowder. The definition of a chowder means a soup with milk or cream. We'll get the creaminess from the Alfredo sauce without adding more dairy. So, …

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Pardon me, has anyone seen my marbles?

I was sure I still had them, but apparently I had lost them. They were certainly missing when I got a phone call from a dear friend in a bind. The person in charge of publicity for our guild's Garden of Quilts show called my friend and quit a few minutes before my friend called …

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Ginger Chicken with Yellow Squash

While we are at home and I am cooking more, finding something new is key to keeping us from getting bored or tired of the same old dishes. I do enjoy cooking, and developing new recipes.  I had this idea of making a stir fry style dish with chicken and yellow summer squash as a …

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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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