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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19 January, 2017

A Hunting We Will Go….. And Make Chicken Cacciatore

A Hunting We Will Go….. And Make Chicken Cacciatore
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  Do you ever wonder how recipes evolve over the years? I found this History of Chicken Cacciatore from Days of the Year : “It’s probably best to start off by saying what cacciatore actually means, which will help shed some light on the dish’s origins. Cacciatore means “hunter” in Italian, and it is hunters who first ate this
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14 January, 2017

What The Chili Is Going On Here?

What The Chili Is Going On Here?
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So this is how my day started out: “Honey, will you bring me a beer?” Please note that when I said this it was not even 7:00 AM. Yes, I said AM.  So my puzzled hubby dutifully goes into the garage where our food surplus cupboard is and grabbed me a beer off the shelf.
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13 January, 2017

What The Fork Is For Dinner? It’s Chicken Fried Rice

What The Fork Is For Dinner? It’s Chicken Fried Rice
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One of our neighbors stopped by recently with homemade egg rolls. Wow, what a cool gift. Because I cook a lot, some people think we wouldn’t appreciate or value their food gifts. Believe me, we do! Chicken Fried Rice is one recipe that we have a few times a year to use up ingredients like rotisserie chicken, carrots,
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17 December, 2016

Chicken Stock For The Soul

Chicken Stock For The Soul
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So many recipes I make use chicken stock or broth somewhere in the mix of ingredients. People shy away from making it from scratch because they think it is too difficult, when it’s really just the opposite – very easy.  After we have eaten a whole chicken (usually from Costco – their rotisserie chickens have a
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8 November, 2016

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

Easy Chicken Pot Pie
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It’s day number three of eating a rotisserie chicken. Ever find yourself in this situation? You’ve served the chicken sliced with vegetables, in a sandwich with BBQ sauce, cut up in chicken fried rice, and now you’re trying to eat the last bits of chicken and don’t know what to do with it?  Chicken pot pie is
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3 November, 2016

Noodled Chicken Soup-er

Noodled Chicken Soup-er
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I’m not a sports fan AT ALL, but the last World Series Game hooked me last night. Today, I thought that the Cleveland Indians might need a big dose of chicken soup to comfort them with their loss.   There is a traditional method of making chicken soup that most of you might know. My version
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