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Herb-Roasted Turkey Breast

Who said turkey is just for Thanksgiving?  Soon after the holidays, I found turkey breast on sale at my local grocery store.  I remember serving turkey breast years ago (pre-kid days) for company and I had forgotten just how easy it was!  I find turkey breast to be more manageable than the whole bird and […]

Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken

So I got myself this cookbook for my birthday recently and thought I’d cook through it over Christmas break.  It ended up being a busy time so I didn’t get too far into it but I did have a chance to try this recipe.  We eat a lot of whole chickens in our home.  It tends […]

My New Favorite Roast Chicken

I make roast chicken.  A lot.  It’s a weekly menu fare around our house, usually on Friday nights.  Some think it’s daunting to put a whole bird into the oven but I love that after it’s prepped, you can stick it in the oven and walk away.  I’ve made Ina’s roast chicken and Lucinda’s roast […]

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

I realize it’s been eons since I’ve last posted a recipe.  Truth is life with three kids has turned my world topsy turvy.  Between chauffeuring kids to and from places, an almost 6 month old that requires her mother around the clock, buckets of laundry, keeping house, etc, blogging has taken a backseat.  But that doesn’t […]

Sagaponack Corn Pudding

Summer is my favorite season to entertain.  The kids are usually healthy (usually), the weather is warm and you can grill your main entree leaving the hostess to just have to prepare a few sides.  We had some friends over last weekend and I needed a gluten-free menu.  I wanted a side dish that was […]

Pesto Chicken Burgers

I found this recipe in my latest edition of Everyday Food. It looked easy enough and I had a few of the ingredients already on hand…love when that happens!  I was able to use fresh basil from my garden (love summertime!), the fresh mozzarella was on sale at Whole Foods and I swapped the focaccia […]

Baked Chicken Fingers

Who doesn’t love chicken fingers?  I realize it’s a very kid friendly food but secretly, we adults love them too.  I’ve done different variations of chicken fingers in the past but when I ran across this recipe where the panko crumbs were already toasted, I knew I had a winner.  My kids enjoyed it although […]

Homemade Chicken Stock

I don’t throw a lot of food out.  It probably has much to do with how I was raised.  I feel terrible when I throw out a moldy piece of cheese (especially if I paid quite a bit for it) or produce that is looking less than prime.  This recipe is my best attempt to […]

Flaky Buttery Biscuits

We had a Southern supper recently complete with fried chicken, mashed potatoes and a vegetable.  I had a hankering for homemade biscuits.  I am not very confident in my bread making abilities but these turned out better than I expected!  We had the leftover biscuits the next morning for breakfast with butter and honey alongside […]