Buffalo Chicken Dumplings

You could put just about anything in a dumpling and I would be happy (the only non-negotiable exceptions are cilantro and mushrooms) so I’m always thinking about new fillings. Finger food is also important for my family as we plan what “snacks” we will have during football games and other sporting events. Chicken wings areContinue reading “Buffalo Chicken Dumplings”

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”