Turkey Avocado Salsa Panini

Remember that Avocado Salsa I told you about the other day? Well, we had a little leftover that first night. And while avocado doesn’t normally “keep” well, I saved it. It was too good to go to waste and I was already stuffed full of taquitos! I covered it and store it in the fridge […]

Chicken and Wild Rice Bake

Dinner comes together quickly and easily with this one-dish dinner of chicken, vegetables, and rice. Your family will gobble down this Chicken and Wild Rice Bake. I love being able to throw ingredients in a pan, slide it in the oven and walk away. There are so many other things I’d rather do than stand […]

Chicken Parmesan: Our First Date Dinner

Chicken Parmesan is the ultimate date night dinner. In fact, it was what I served my husband on our very first date. Give this Chicken Parmesan recipe a try: succulent, breaded chicken served aside pasta and a simple red sauce.¬† Many, many moons ago… in fact, about 26 years ago, I made dinner for the […]

Bratwurst with Sauteed Peppers and Onions

Football never tasted so good. Celebrate game day with Bratwurst¬†with Sauteed Peppers and Onions. Score a touchdown with this quick and easy dish! As far as football season is concerned, I’m really just here for the food. My husband and boys, however, they love to watch a good game. And if I’m honest, I do […]

Summer Rolls

One of my favorite treats is the Vietnamese Chicken Salad Rolls at Pei Wei. They are an occasional indulgence. When I saw that Katie had made some summer rolls, I decided to try making them myself. I was amazed at how easy it was to do. And how delicious! Years ago I had seen this […]

An Easy Way to Roast Chicken At Home

Preparing a Roast Chicken at home doesn’t have to complicated or require fancy tools. Enjoy this traditional comfort food every week with this simple method. Whole Roast Chicken can be one of the most economical — and delicious — ways to serve chicken. Here in Southern California, I regularly find whole chickens on sale for […]

Chicken Smothered in Onions

For about a dozen years I subscribed to Bon Appetit magazine. It was within the pages of that publication that I learned the bulk of my newlywed food knowledge. My recipe collection is peppered with little gems that I found, tried, and have saved over the years. They are some of my husband’s and my […]

Grilled Chicken in Buttermilk Yogurt Marinade

Buttermilk and yogurt do magical things to marinades. Mix up a batch of this Grilled Chicken with Buttermilk Yogurt Marinade, full of spices and tang, and see if you’re not a believer. Over the years I’ve developed a great affection for buttermilk. Not only is it the basis for delicious Ranch dressing, but it gives […]