The Wine List (Thanksgiving Edition Part 2)

Thanksgiving has to be one of my most favorite holidays.  Even though it was a week ago, I’m still dreaming of the sausage stuffing made by my friend, Holly.  The delicious smell of roasted fingerling potatoes and Brussels sprouts with garlic and rosemary still lingers in my kitchen.  The turkey…oh, the turkey!  Pieced out andContinue reading “The Wine List (Thanksgiving Edition Part 2)”

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Roast Chicken (Again, Because Why Not?)

Guys, for the last five weeks I have been involved in a practicum experience as part of my degree; I have been working with a wonderful English teacher and her 8th graders every morning and Friday was my last day.  I absolutely loved my experience and the conclusion was bittersweet.  I was sad to sayContinue reading “Roast Chicken (Again, Because Why Not?)”

White Chicken Chili

This semester has been absolutely hectic and my absence from blogging has been weighing on me.  I apologize to those of you who follow and read my musings and recipes; hopefully this delightful and hearty soup will make up for my inability to keep more than a few plates spinning at the same time. We’veContinue reading “White Chicken Chili”

Ginger-Basil Chicken Thighs with Green Tomato

I’ve professed my love for The Kitchn many times on this blog, but this time, it’s serious.  We have a tomato explosion in our garden this year, and as I was staring out my office window and all of the lovely green beauties hanging on their vines, I happened to stumble upon this delightful recipe. Continue reading “Ginger-Basil Chicken Thighs with Green Tomato”

Braised Oxtail Tacos with Red Cabbage, Cilantro, and Feta Slaw

We’ve had a package of oxtails in our freezer since my dad gave them to us at Christmas.  I wasn’t ignoring them; I knew they were there.  I just wasn’t sure what to do with them.  I did know that they were perfect for braising, but beyond that, I was unsure what to do withContinue reading “Braised Oxtail Tacos with Red Cabbage, Cilantro, and Feta Slaw”

Chicken Laksa (Southeast Asian Chicken Noodle Soup)

Last weekend it was really rainy and overcast here in Omaha.  Yes, it’s June, but because of the weather, I was craving chicken noodle soup.  I didn’t want to do the expected noodle soup; I wanted to do something spicy, tangy, something that took me to another place when I ate it. To the internetContinue reading “Chicken Laksa (Southeast Asian Chicken Noodle Soup)”

Too Busy To Cook??

Yes…it’s true.  The past two weeks have been two of the busiest weeks so far this year.  School is really throwing down and it seems like just when I have it all under control, my classes knock me down again.  Oh, and I should mention our furnace died earlier this week and it’s winter inContinue reading “Too Busy To Cook??”

Chicken Canzanese

Forgive me for my brief absence, dear readers.  My husband had an art opening in Wichita this weekend, so I was unable to experiment in the kitchen.  I did miss it, though, and got right to it on Sunday night.  However, that night was a simple dinner of pan seared chicken breasts with a lightContinue reading “Chicken Canzanese”

Moroccan-Style Braised Lamb Shanks

I realize, dear readers, that I can sometimes go a little nuts with the desserts on this blog.  I really have no excuse for why or how that happens.  It just does.  Perhaps I like the way desserts look when they’re finished.  Perhaps I make more desserts because I like the challenge or because IContinue reading “Moroccan-Style Braised Lamb Shanks”

Spicy Bacon Jam

“Now, just hold it right there,” you’re thinking.  “Bacon jam?  Jam, like the sweet spread one puts on their morning toast and eats for breakfast?” Well, not exactly.  But pretty darn close.  This…condiment…as I’ll call it, is TOTALLY DELICIOUS.  And totally worthy of being eaten with a crusty piece of bread, on pork chops orContinue reading “Spicy Bacon Jam”