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 […]

Baked Chicken is a Good Cheap Eat

Baked chicken is one of the simplest, but one of the most comforting of meals. It’s also pretty economical when you buy bone-in chicken pieces. Baked ChickenĀ is quite possibly my kids’ favorite way for me to cook chicken. And it is probably the absolutely easiest method of preparation. It’s simple and tasty, and definitely not […]

Good. Cheap. Eat: Jalapeno Burn Pizza

The Jalapeno Burn Pizza may be something new to you, but it will soon become an old stand-by. This less than traditional pizza is super delicious. For the last 20 years, I’ve spent most Friday nights making pizza. There have been a few exceptions, but for the most part, it’s a given that we will […]

Spice Rub for Chicken or Beef

We’ve used a spice rub for grilling twice this week with great success. I love it because it doesn’t take the advance preparation that a marinade does, it’s lower in calories, and it is packed with flavor. The following mixture is really versatile. I made it with thyme for chicken and with cumin for tri-tip. […]

Soy-Ginger Meat Marinade

For birthdays at our house, we let the Birthday Boy or Girl choose the supper menu. Myself included. If it’s not in the budget to go out to eat, then I usually propose my favorite mode of cooking: grilling. That way I do a little prep in the kitchen, but my husband is responsible for […]