Chicken Fried Rice

If I ask my son Jake what he wants for dinner, often he will ask for Benihana Fried Rice (before Covid-19 of course).  This kid could eat three bowls at the restaurant and then order one or two more to take home.  I always love watching the waiter/waitress’ expression when he orders five bowls ofContinue reading “Chicken Fried Rice”

Taco Tuesday – Shredded Chicken

I feel like I could write an entire book about #tacotuesday.  A Tuesday doesn’t go by in our home without tacos and if it does, it’s got to be a monumental event to derail Jake from eating tacos.  Over the years, traditional ground beef and hard-shell taco shells have given way to lots of variationsContinue reading “Taco Tuesday – Shredded Chicken”

Roasted Chipotle Carrots

I’m sure I’m not the only who gets tired of cooking, serving and eating the same thing over and over again. Don’t get me wrong, I want to make things my family likes but I need to shake things up once in a while. These roasted chipotle carrots are a great vegetable dish to slipContinue reading “Roasted Chipotle Carrots”

Chicken Stock

So many of the things I make have chicken stock in the recipe.  I use it for soups, sauces, braising liquid, gravy and when some recipes call for water (like grits), I always use stock for added flavor.  There are some good store-bought stocks out there (Swanson is always in my pantry). (Note: regardless ofContinue reading “Chicken Stock”

Sweet & Spicy Pickled Onions & Jalapenos

I love spicy foods and spicy condiments on anything and everything. I got the savory gene instead of the sweet tooth and as a result, I’ve got about a dozen hot sauces and pepper mixes since certain ones go with certain food. My refrigerator is always full in part because of all the condiments, hotContinue reading “Sweet & Spicy Pickled Onions & Jalapenos”

BBQ Baby Back Ribs

These ribs are a staple for our summer BBQs and throughout the year.  Paired with some crisp Cole slaw and mac n’ cheese and you would think you were in the South.  BBQ is one of my husband’s favorite.  Every year we pile into the car and head to South Carolina to visit my momContinue reading “BBQ Baby Back Ribs”