Have you ever tried pesto? I saw it for the first time about a year ago….Standing there in the noodle aisle, doing what I always do; trying to get some inspiration from the food in front of me. I saw this little jar that struck my fancy. Skip forward, the pesto is still here. The stores version. Not so much.
So anytime I try something new, I immediately start thinking of ways I can make it different; make it my own. I love cooking. I love making food taste gooooooood! I LOVE seeing the smiles on peoples faces when they are trying a new food and the moment it hits their system, when the flavors come together and it all reaches their brain…THAT moment, is the moment that I cook for.
Pesto, it has many purposes, each one good in their own right. It can be an appetizer dip, spread on a bread or used with noodles; the possibilities are endless! And lucky for us, it’s easy to make. (more…)
Posts Tagged ‘Chicken’
I’m still working my way through lemons. Everything has to happen in the morning around here, because the afternoon is reserved for family and school.
Which means – hello, I NEED a plan. Bobby Flay to the rescue. Well, kinda. It’s really rare that I follow anyone’s recipe exactly. Even my own (after the first time I write it down). Anyway… Bobby. The King of the Grill has inspired me with a marinade. I’m not grilling (I could, I suppose, although it’s supposed to rain this afternoon). Instead, I’m marinating a beautiful pork tenderloin, which I will throw in the oven around the time we start math (along with some lemony rosemary roasted potatoes). It should be done just in time for dinner.
Admit it you love a crunchy, salty, sweet, and spicy snack. Guess what? ME TOO!! And one of my all time faves is the fabulous NACHO. A crisp corn tortilla chip topped with all the sassy southwest flavors it can handle has been my answer to many a Saturday night junk food craving. I’ve felt that my culinary creativity comes through as I mix up the toppings, and trade out salsas and sauces. But, when my Super Asian Pack box arrived I realized my creativity has been limited. Why keep the nacho stuck in the America’s? I gave that dish a face lift that sent it to the Far East. And the results were completely irresistible. (more…)
I love the bright and fresh citrus that we get in the wintertime from Bountiful Baskets but sometimes my counter fills up faster than I get them used. I was inspired to use the citrus to make a flavorful marinade for the fajitas on my meal plan for this week. The resulting chicken is moist and flavorful and it comes together super easily. (more…)
As we’re coming out of the produce wasteland that’s been happening during Bountiful Basket’s annual break, I had to take stock of what was actually in my refrigerator and come up with something for dinner. I managed to find some tomatillos (from the Mexican pack that was offered the last distribution before Christmas), and a lonely jalapeno. (more…)
Anyone who has received butter lettuce in their Bountiful Basket knows that it can be a little unsettling to put something that claims to be “alive” and comes with a dirty root ball into your refrigerator. We also know that it’s delicious. Both times I’ve gotten it, I knew I could’ve probably just made a salad, but the perfectly cupped-shaped leaves made my mind automatically think lettuce wraps. (more…)
“Of all the items on the menu, soup is that which exacts the most delicate perfection and the strictest attention.”—Auguste Escoffier
What to do with the leftover turkey from the holidays? What to do with the leftover veggies in the fridge? Soup! This is my go-to recipe whenever anyone is sick in my family. Soup fills you with warmth and good vitamins. I hope you will enjoy this simple, but enjoyable soup recipe.
This is the best sesame chicken I have ever eaten! I got the recipe from a friend and made few changes. When I make this, I feel like I’m eating at a Chinese restaurant, only this is healthy fresh ingredients and I am saving money by eating at home! I made it with the Bountiful Baskets chicken and it was so juicy! We make this in our house on a regular basis.
I have done many days of cooking and freezing…but never all chicken, and with the chicken options from Bountiful Baskets I decided it was time to try. I adjusted a few recipes that seemed to be a hit with my family and decided to share the process with you.
If you love fried chicken but don’t want the grease, then try baked chicken tenders. Baked chicken tenders are a huge hit with kids and adults of all ages! Baking the chicken instead of frying is just as tasty, healthier and easier to clean up! To simplify the process I used an egg wash mixture to coat the chicken and then Panko bread crumbs which are healthier than the regular store bought bread crumbs. This is a great weeknight dinner with sweet potato fries and a salad. Enjoy!