Archive for the ‘Chicken’ Category

Ciabatta Sammies (2 Ways)

March 25, 2017

What happens when you tweak one of your favorite Ina Garten sandwiches to make it vegetarian?

Good things. Good, good things. I actually LOVE pouring through vegetarian cookbooks and visiting vegetarian cafes, because despite what your kids may tell you, vegetables are delicious. Finding new ways to use them and bring out there surprising flavors is one of my favorite kitchen adventures.

So when I started to think about some of our favorite meals, and how we could make them meat-less, I turned to one of our favorite Ina Garten recipes. I saw her make these chicken tender sandwiches on her show years ago, with sweet peppers and onions, and goat cheese for a tangy kick. Since then it has become an easy quick week-night dinner that my husband loves, but it also makes a great go-to party food recipe, since it is easy to assemble and feeds …

Easy Chicken Parmesan

November 10, 2016

Anyone need some comfort food?

I know I do.

There is no doubt that this week has taken a psychological toll on everyone. I think it is good to go back to the simple things that help us care for ourselves and each other.

Somehow, despite the discord out there, and all the things we wish were different, I am finding so much deep peace in here. It might be because I really did find a deep gratitude after reading Present Over Perfect in my day to day. It might be because I am lost in another world as I try to finish my final edits of my first novel, which will be published soon. The people in that world are broken and trying to find love and peace, and I know how that story turns out, so it gives me …

Mediterranean Stuffed Chicken Breasts

July 20, 2016

You guys! These Mediterranean stuffed chicken breasts are amazing! I am seriously drooling looking at the picture because they were so yummy. I just made them last week and I think I need to make them again tomorrow.

I love stuffing anything – chicken breasts, pork chops, zucchini boats. It is just a great way to take something boring and make it sparkle a wee bit. (Sorry, I’ve been watching too much Outlander). The options are truly endless for what to stuff them with – gouda/bacon/breadcrumbs? (super good in pork chops), sautéd veggies/kale/parm?, olives/mushrooms/fontina? But I seriously love these Mediterranean flavors. I first made it for my husband who loves sun-dried tomatoes and spinach. And my love of feta knows no bounds. So it was pretty easy to combine them.

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Asian Lime Chicken with Braised Bok Choy

April 14, 2016

Do you ever grab an ingredient at the store that is totally off-list but you just know you need it and then you get home think, what am I going to do with this? My husband will tell you that I do this all the time. Well,this dish was born out of that scenario. Luckily for both of us, the results were delicious.

I love bok choy in restaurants, but hadn’t made it at home in ages. Of course, when I googled methods for cooking it, Martha Stewart’s braised bok chop came up, so I knew I was in good hands. And this ginger-sesame version looks delicious too, think I might have to try it next time.

Braising is such a great technique to give you lots of options in the kitchen – I recently did these same steps with fennel, chicken broth, …

Roast Chicken 2 Ways

April 8, 2016

I’m so excited to be back posting on THO again! It feels like catching up with an old friend. I have been working on my food memoir since October, and I am happy to share that I submitted half of my book to my agents and they liked it! After a few edits they are going to start sending it out. It is also SO nerve-wracking to send out a manuscript, but I have loved reading food memoirs lately so they really inspired me. So, here is to hoping that I can write the second half as fast as possible (or, at least before the kids are out of school!).

Writing about good food has made me miss blogging about it for sure. In honor of resurrecting this space, I am kicking it old school, and re-creating one of the dishes that absolutely made me fall in love with cooking: Roast Chicken. …

Delicious Chicken Taco Bowls with Lime and Cilantro

September 15, 2015

Do you love Chipotle as much as I do? 

Then you will love this chicken taco bowl with whole grain rice with lime and cilantro (which is exactly what makes Chipotle rice so good).

This week I’ve had four freelance writing deadlines I’ve been working on (3 down, 1 to go!). So multi-tasking takes on a whole new level. And you know who that means has to cook dinner.

The crock pot.

And the rice maker too.

And did I mention you start by throwing your frozen chicken breasts in? Let’s just say I made double for some nachos later this week.

I first heard about this dish from my friend Jen who has three of the cutest little boys and raved about how easy these chicken taco bowls were in the crock pot. We did the whole, …