6 March, 2018

The Secret Life Of The Cornish Game Hen

The Secret Life Of The Cornish Game Hen
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It looks like a chicken and tastes like a chicken, but it’s not….. exactly, well maybe. I was fooled once by the fingerling potatoes that I mistook for small potatoes harvested from the ground before they grew big. I want to make sure I’m not fooled by these baby chickens called Cornish Game Hens so
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9 February, 2018

Crockpot Tonight – Chicken Delight – Enchilada Soup

Crockpot Tonight – Chicken Delight – Enchilada Soup
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Busy day? Want something warm and tasty to serve for dinner? This recipe might be just what you’re looking for and is relatively fuss-free.  Every once in a while we get a craving for Mexican food. Growing up in Southern California, Mexican food was abundant, Mexican restaurants were popular, and ingredients were easy to find
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12 December, 2017

Leftover Bloody Marys? Make Drunken Chicken And Tipsy Orzo

Leftover Bloody Marys? Make Drunken Chicken And Tipsy Orzo
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It’s the holiday season! Celebrations abound. In our household this time of year my husband breaks out his Bloody Mary recipe and starts making batches for everyone to enjoy. That being said, there are times when there is just a cup or so leftover after a day’s festivities. (I know, hard to believe, but occasionally
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5 December, 2017

The Many Faces of (Italian) Crockpot Chicken

The Many Faces of (Italian) Crockpot Chicken
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December is typically a month with a flurry of activities. Whatever holiday you celebrate or traditions you follow, there’s usually a need for a quick and easy meal for dinner one night. Here’s a fix it and forget it type of chicken dinner just for such an occasion.  The hardest part of this recipe is
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27 October, 2017

Chicken Potato Soup For Your Soul

Chicken Potato Soup For Your Soul
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The news program we watch in the morning for the weather and sports led off with a human interest story about comfort food. This time of year (Fall) it’s soup, stew, and chowder season ( depending on where in the country or world you live). And what is one of the most popular comfort foods?
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24 July, 2017

Happy Chopsticks With Crocked Cashew Chicken

Happy Chopsticks With Crocked Cashew Chicken
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Maneuvering a pair of chopsticks is a challenge I took and learned how to manage quite well. Sadly, not so for hubby. If he wants to get food close to his mouth, he uses a fork. We have several pairs of chopsticks in wood, plastic, and stainless steel from visits to South Korea over the
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5 July, 2017

It’s Grilled Chicken! To Marinate Or Not To Marinate?

It’s Grilled Chicken! To Marinate Or Not To Marinate?
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I might just have to sit down for a minute and pour myself a margarita while I ponder this question, “To marinate or not to marinate the chicken?” After all, it shouldn’t only be the chicken that gets marinated, right? Cooking chicken can be a bit tricky sometimes, it can be overcooked and dry, or undercooked
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21 April, 2017

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites

Take Five Italian Minutes (Cinque Minuti) For Five Favorites
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If you are Italian or know Italians, you may be familiar with an “Italian minute,” which typically is nothing that resembles a minute, it’s more like 20 minutes or maybe even up to an hour. I remember as a kid whenever we visited relatives the “goodbyes” could last an hour and that was only saying goodbye
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3 March, 2017

Stick A Fork In It – Caprese Stuffed Chicken

Stick A Fork In It – Caprese Stuffed Chicken
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This time of year (winter weather in most areas of the United States) it is difficult to find tasty garden-fresh tomatoes. Oh you can buy them in the grocery stores but they were probably picked green and traveled for days to get to their destination, and frankly some taste like a wearily traveled fruit.  So to
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23 February, 2017

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner With Dumplings

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner With Dumplings
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“Used in a wide array of dishes, chicken is one of the most ubiquitous ingredients across the globe. From chicken parmigiana and coq au vin to butter chicken with naan…” says Jessica Witt from the Food Network Canada. Since chicken is so mild and tender, you can use it in just about any cuisine and
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7 February, 2017

Crazy Chicken – Easy One-Pot Meal

Crazy Chicken – Easy One-Pot Meal
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The title of this recipe has nothing to do with the mental stability of the cook – at least I don’t think it does. But don’t ask my hubby his opinion as he thinks I run around without my lid on tight ANY day. I’ve been spring cleaning just in case spring shows up early.
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1 February, 2017

25 Cloves of Garlic…. In This Chicken and Wild Rice

25 Cloves of Garlic…. In This Chicken and Wild Rice
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When a recipe calls for 25 cloves of garlic I sit up and take notice. Now I love garlic, don’t get me wrong, but I really don’t want it to be seeping out my pores – although that may already be the case. You certainly knew that was the case when my Uncle Angelo walked
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