Basil Pesto

During the Summer and early Fall, there is an abundance of fresh basil and I am unable to walk past the giant bunches at our local farmers market.  Basil is an herb I prefer to use fresh rather than dried and I use it often.  At the top of the list for ways to useContinue reading “Basil Pesto”

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”