Articles Tagged chicken


Brown Sugar Chipotle Wings

1 | November 20, 2015

Can we take a moment to divert our eyes away from the waterfall of Thanksgiving recipes that is presently being pushed in our faces and focus on another important food holiday, the weekend football party. Yes, I am fully aware that these weekends are not actually deemed holidays by the powers that be but it certainly feels like it in my house. When summer blasts out of Texas with vengeance and the winds bring cool air and football, things change around here. Lazy weekends are suddenly replaced with any excuse to throw a party and we all know Texas lives and


Buttermilk Brined Grilled Chicken

1 | September 14, 2015

There’s a tinge of coolness in the air on a hot summer night. A gentle breeze makes the hanging stream of lanterns dance to the music coming from my husband’s guitar while the backyard is full of laughter and kids chasing each other with water guns. These are the scenes of my favorite summer nights. Everyone gathered around, eating great food, sipping on a pitcher of ice-cold cocktails, and having a fabulous time are the main reasons I enjoy the summer months. Dinner parties are just more relaxed in the summer and I think a lot of that has to do


Let me paint you a picture. A young girl with shiny blond hair in a high side ponytail adorned with a neon pink scrunchee (it was the totally awesome 80’s) sits at the dinner table. Her eyes are big as saucers waiting in anticipation for the one thing she always craved — her grandmother’s goulash over egg noodles. That girl was me in all of my side ponytail glory and I loved my grandmother’s cooking. Just thinking about that tender beef goulash braised for hours in a red sauce and served over those silky thin noodles brings instant soul-satisfying comfort

Smoked Chicken Tacos with Salsa Verde

Summer is officially here and it’s time to turn off the ovens and crank up the grills. Yes, it’s blazing-flipping hot outside and the thought of poking at a fire in 1,000°F heat instead of using an oven in the air conditioned house seems like bats in the belfry to some people but to us it’s what summer is made of. Nothing beats a tender, juicy, smoked piece of meat or vegetable when you’re having party. Good food, music, friends, family, and cold drinks are the intoxicating ingredients for perfect summer memories. Speaking of good food and BBQ, this Texas girl

Grilled Chicken, Mozzarella, and Tomato Jam Sandwich

Last year, I was kidnapped by some ultra marathon runners and forced into the most horrible torture ever… crewing for the Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run. It was a phenomenal experience that included 8 hours of sleep in 3 days, more gray hairs then I’d like to mention, and lots of chafing cream. You can read all about What Running 100 Miles Looks Like while you’re eating this amazing sandwich I’m about to tell you about. Besides watching my husband run 100 consecutive miles, there was one other memorable moment and it came in the form of a breakfast

Roasted Lemon Chicken with Dill Radishes

Ok, I’m just going to say that spring is officially here. I know some of you are gritting your teeth because it’s still snowing where you are but in Texas it’s 60 degrees and the bluebonnets are out. There’s no turning back now. After the bone-rattling cold winter we just had, there’s cause for celebration. So, last weekend I trekked to the nursery, grabbed seeds and tomato transplants, and threw on a big floppy hat (because it’s required for you to look absolutely ridiculous when gardening) and enjoyed the hours of back-breaking work. I thought getting my 5-year-old to help

Chicken Milanese

St. Paddy’s day is this weekend and Dallas is prepping for their big parade that I live right next too. So, I’m preparing for traffic, a sea of green, and stepping over the occasional drunk leprechaun. I’m also seeing lots of cabbage and potato recipes floating around the web-a-verse and that’s just making me obscenely hungry. Being that I am not Irish (at least I don’t think I am—I’m adopted so who the heck knows where my ancestry lies) I’m not going to give you an “Irish” recipe because I would seriously not know what I was talking about. Now,

Orange Chicken

Orange Broccoli Chicken

X | March 2, 2014

Sometimes we need an easy and simple weeknight meal. Especially on those days that the dog has chewed up my favorite set of slippers, the child is in one of those moods that nothing will please her, laundry has miraculously and spontaneously exploded in every room of the house, I missed a deadline, and I think that might have been a hairball that I just stepped on. It’s days like today that I just go for a classic meal that everyone will enjoy or at least keep them quite for 15 minutes. Tender bites of chicken and broccoli coated with

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I don’t know about you but I’m utterly obsessed with the Olympics. I’ve been like this as long as I can remember. It’s like a two week long Super Bowl without the horrible halftime shows and that makes me beyond enthralled! Hockey, skiing, skeleton, speed skating, snowboarding, bobsled, biathlon — it’s all awesome (notice I didn’t say figure skating, it’s a little too bedazzled for my tastes). In honor of the Olympics, I’ve been making simple no fuss dinners so I don’t miss a second. The other night we threw a few chicken thighs and sweet potatoes in a pan

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Cold crisp days and bitter frosty nights are screaming for a warm rustic meal to comfort. If you ask the resident five-year-old what she wants for dinner, the answer will be roasted chicken 99% of the time. The other 1% of the time will certainly be something odd like swordfish sushi with pink sauce and sprinkles served in a boot. She’s a budding chef you know. I’m glad she loves roasted chicken so much because it’s my “go-to” meal when I’m clueless as to what to cook for dinner. Roasting a whole chicken is the most delicious a chicken can

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If you’ve stuck with me for a while, then you know I have a teeny tiny obsession with autumn. Ok, that’s understating it — it’s a pretty big obsession. Although I love fall, I do not love what comes with it: the colds and viruses. Yes, I’m that mom with a bottle of disinfectant in one hand and hand sanitizer in the other. I wasn’t always this way. I blame it fully on having a child, because it only takes once to witness a finger going straight from a snotty runny nose to a door handle to realize that it’s too


I’m a little rhubarb obsessed lately. It’s in season, finally at the farmers market, and cheap in the stores. The best thing about rhubarb other than watching my child’s face contort in the most hilarious pucker ever when she bites into it raw is using it as a natural flavoring tool in recipes. Rhubarb can easily bring a boring dish into a whole new level or put a twist on a classic.