chicken

favor-“ette”: vermont maple sriracha (chicken)!

sriracha chicken

July 1st, 2014

I’ll admit: I was late to the sriracha game. Like, last-week-late. Up till now I’ve completely ignore this “do it all” condiment. Why? I have no idea. It’s trendy (I like trendy). It’s spicy (my big guys love spicy). And there seemed to be nothing you COULDN’T cook or bake with it (Pizza! Tacos! Chex […]

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101: breaded cutlets

milanese chicken with arugula salad

June 7th, 2013

I know what you’re thinking: “Breaded chicken cutlets? Do I REALLY need a tutorial on this?” Yes, you do. We ALL do. When I got my long-awaited copy of The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, I was so excited that I dropped what I was doing and immediately sat down to peruse all of the wonderful recipes. […]

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summer’s over, 2012 “saucy” edition: mango-sesame dressing

grilled chicken with mango sesame dressing

September 19th, 2012

I don’t know about you all, but I always cling to these last few weeks of summer. Yes, I’m still rocking my white jeans. Yes I’m still carrying my burlap tote bag. And yes, I am still grilling (and by “I”, I mean Mike). Now, truth be told, we are fortunate to have a grill […]

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mother’s little helper

mother's little helper

December 8th, 2011

I’m talking about my Dutch oven, you guys. Oh, and this recipe, too. Do you ever just want to throw a bunch of ingredients in a pot, stick it in the oven, and two hours later have dinner? But I mean, literally do just that? I do – all the time. The thing is, I […]

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bev

bev

May 7th, 2011

I’ve been trying all week to think of what to write for Mother’s Day, as I have a truly wonderful mom. The thing is, I write about cooking and baking, gardening and shopping – none of which interest her in the least. Don’t get me wrong. My mom served a tasty, well-balanced dinner every night (except for Saturday, when she […]

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technicolor

technicolor

April 23rd, 2011

One of my favorite movies of all time is “The Wizard of Oz”. And my hands-down favorite scene is that moment when Dorothy steps out of the black-and- white farmhouse into full color Oz. That scene has never grown old for me – to this day I still thrill to it as if I’m seeing it […]

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she’s leaving home

chelsea and sheri

March 29th, 2011

Sending your first child off to college is an experience unlike any other – one that you can’t really prepare for, or anticipate all the emotions of. Starting sometime in her junior year of high school you create “the list” – of potential schools she’ll apply to. Then later that year you begin the round of college […]

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a big hug

a big hug

February 24th, 2011

First day back home – it still feels surreal to me that we are back to our normal lives. We had planned, since it was a vacation week, to do a couple of fun things with Noah and I was determined to get at least one of them in before the week was up. So […]

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rosemary fried chicken

rosemary fried chicken

February 20th, 2011

I adore fried chicken but given my Brooklyn/Jewish DNA,  it seemed beyond my capabilities. I always imagined needing sturdy forearms, a Southern accent and proximity to county fairs to do a decent job. Which is why I love this recipe – it’s foolproof, with minimal ingredients and best of all it’s finished in the oven so […]

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