Crock-Pot Chicken Chili

It’s cold. It’s dark. And I don’t want to do anything when I get home from work besides put on my pjs and enjoy some Parks & Recreation and chips and salsa (Stacy’s Hint of Salt Chips and Green Mountain Gringo…mmmm). Is that too much to ask?

Slow Cooker Jambalaya

“shrimp is the fruit of the sea. You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it, saute it. Dey’s uh, shrimp-kabobs, shrimp creole, shrimp gumbo. Pan fried, deep fried, stir-fried. There’s pineapple shrimp, lemon shrimp, coconut shrimp, pepper shrimp, shrimp soup, shrimp stew, shrimp salad, shrimp and potatoes, shrimp burger, shrimp sandwich. That- that’s…

Cast Iron Chicken Thighs

My culinary world is improving dramatically with my new skillet. I love fish. I love shellfish. I love steak. I love pork. And then… there’s chicken. Meh. At least, that is how I usually feel about it. Don’t get me wrong, I truly enjoy some good wings (mmmm Fat Cat), but when it comes to chicken…

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

I distinctly remember the first time I ate chicken pot pie. My sister’s best friend’s mother (thanks Jane!) dropped off some chicken pot pie and I fell in love with the comforting combo of warm bread, gooey chicken, and even those unfamiliar (at the time) items called vegetables. With the cold weather and busy days…

Sticky Orange Chicken Drumsticks

I made these on Saturday and they were finger lickin’ good. We wanted to have an early dinner because we were going to ride the Staten Island Ferry for fun (bucket list!). We ate this with some fresh corn and it tasted like a great summer meal (pun intended).

Chicken on a Spinach Bed with a few Hot Dates

Nice title, huh? This is a quick dinner I whipped up tonight that is really healthy and flavorful. I was inspired by a meal I had at Park Slope’s Thistle Hill Tavern. Check out their entree Duck Leg Confit. It was delicious, but also expensive. I wanted to cook chicken tonight for some protein and…

Roast Chicken with Root Vegetables

While my palate has evolved to the point one might consider “adventurous”, I still suffer from insecurity as a cook. There are certain kitchen tasks that have intimidated me, and that I’ve avoided at all costs. But no longer.

Myriad Pasta

With Christmas vacation travels and Nikki’s wedding fast approaching, it had been sometime since I cooked a good meal in my tiny apartment. However, hubby and I are back to the grind and I realized it was time to get my groove back too. My recent reads of Michael Pollan’s Omnivore’s Dilemma and Kristin Kimball’s…

Guac and Chicken Panini

When I’m feeling lazy I go to the store and buy a rotisserie chicken. Typically my laziness lasts several days and the chicken will last that too-how convenient!. Tonight I made this delicious panini from some leftover chicken.

Earthy and Wholesome Pasta

I know this title probably sounds strange, but it’s all I could think of for this creation I gave birth to last night (too much?). Two nights ago we had a pasta dish, and me being the waste-not want-not person that I am, I had leftover pasta that simply could not be trashed. Actually it…

Summer’s Cyclone Pasta

Before a horrendous food poisoning incident prior to a Bruce Springsteen concert, I used to occasionally frequent The Outback Steakhouse. They had this dish called Cyclone Pasta that was out of this world. It was probably my daily allotment of calories, but man, was that stuff good. In fact, the night I was horribly poisoned…

Roast Chicken and Red Pepper Panini

I don’t know about the rest of you, but hubby and I were ready to face World War III when Irene struck. The same man who made teachers skate to work during last year’s ice-storm (and lost the city tons of money on injuries and call-outs) shut down the subways? I thought the world was…

Not-so-Blasé Salad

Miracles happen every day. Today I had salad. I have really been inspired since eating at http://www.thistlehillbrooklyn.com/ Of course, I’m not a completely changed woman. I ate the salad with some chicken. Below is an easy throw together meal that packs a flavorful and refreshing punch. If you ask me, the cheese and the pecans…

Easy Chicken Parmesan

Another foot of snow is barreling towards us, and I once again retreat to my kitchen and my comfort food. Here is a quick and easy chicken parmesan recipe if you’re looking for a satisfying crowd pleaser. (I apologize for the horrible quality of these photographs, but it was a dark and gloomy night, and…

Southwestern Chicken

 Who wants chicken tonight?  I like chicken, but let’s face it, chicken can be kind of boring sometimes. It’s good for me, I especially appreciate the protein after a strenuous workout, but some nights…zzzzz. Over the holiday my future in-laws got me this great book by Lisa Lamme. I found this recipe there and it was…