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”