I have some exciting news to announce! After making a promotional video for National Grilled Cheese Month (watch it if you haven’t!), I was contacted by Tablespoon.com (a website under the General Mills brand). They wanted to know if I had made the video (I did!), as they were interested in a video partnership to produce similar content for their website! After emailing back and forth, we decided a great topic for the first video/blog post would be “How to Roll a Spring Roll”.
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Healthy, How To, Lunch, Tablespoon.com, Video, Wrap
Tagged Chicken, cold roll, easy, food video, general mills, how to roll spring rolls, recipe, recipe video, spring roll, summer roll, tablespoon.com, video, Vietnamese
Having buttermilk and chicken in my fridge, and after seeing an episode of Michael Smith’s Chef at Home where he marinates chicken in buttermilk, I quickly scanned my surroundings… Surely I wasn’t just watching the Food Network, but it was watching ME…
Well, turns out it wasn’t. But I took it as a sign, and did the next logical thing – marinated my chicken in buttermilk.
Of course, given that I had a few other ingredients I was looking to use up (namely dill), I perused the internets and found an appropriate recipe to guide me.
I know buttermilk is supposed to help make things tender and juicy, but given that I used drumsticks, which are already pretty tender and juicy, I can’t really say how much of a difference it made. But what I can say, is they were DILL-icious (I went there…), they were slightly tangy from the buttermilk and lemon, with a plenty of dill flavour, all complimented by the always wonderful garlic!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs
Tagged buttermilk, Chicken, dill, drumsticks, easy, juicy, Lemon, marinade, marinate, moist, pan fried, pan fry, recipe, tender
I feel pretty lucky that I have some really great friends. The majority of us met in high school, some of us have even been friends since elementary school, and have been through thick and thin together. I’d say it’s pretty special to have friendships that have lasted so many years! With some of us being married, having busy careers and even a few of us having kids, we don’t get to see each other as much as we used to, but when we do, crying from laughing so much is a guarantee! We’re also all foodie junkies and love to get together for potlucks and drinks. Knowing that there are some spice addicts in our crew and the boys will pretty much eat anything, I knew these Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Potato Skins would please the crowd! Continue reading
Posted in Appetizer, Cheese, Chicken, Easy
Tagged appetizer, Blue, blue cheese, buffalo, Cheddar, cheese, Chicken, easy, Potato, recipe, skins, stuffed
I have been wanting to try making stuffed skin chicken breasts for several months now, and had purchased the chicken, put it in the freezer, but never gotten around to making it until now. Since I had just gotten back from Jamaica, my fridge was a void of empty space, and so began the raid of my freezer. After pulling out the chicken, I scavenged through my fridge and pantry, and was able to pull together some pretty wonderful ingredients, coming up with this tasty recipe! Not bad if I do say so myself!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Potato
Tagged Bacon, baked, Chicken, chicken breast, easy, Fancy, impressive, mushroom, oven, pine nut, Potato, roast chicken, skin-on chicken, stuffed, stuffed skin, stuffed skin chicken
It’s hard to believe we are already on week eight of the Julia Child celebration. This week’s French cooking assignment was a roasted chicken. Like Bob & I’s other posts, we wanted to jazz things up a bit so we did a lemon dill roasted chicken. Is it possible to ever go wrong with lemon and dill?! This chicken was moist, full of flavour and easy to make! Let’s get to the recipe so you can start cooking it too! Continue reading
Posted in Chicken, Easy, Fresh herbs, How To, JC100
Tagged 100, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, dill, dinner, easy, french, jc100, julia, Kitchen, Lemon, moist, Roast, Roasted, supper, tasty, wisdom, year
It is now week 3 of the 100 year celebration of Julia Child and they’ve hit us with a doozy! Well not really, but this one did certainly take more time than the Omelette Roulee of week 1 which was in and out of my HOT pan in a minute and a half! (That’s my kind of recipe). This week I was faced with Coq au Vin, which is essentially “Chicken in Wine”. I knew this would be more challenging for me, not because it was difficult to prepare, but because I don’t like following recipes, but I stuck it through and it was a success!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, JC100, Potato
Tagged 100, art, au, birthday, celebration, Chicken, child, chive, cooking, coq, french, in, julia, mashed, mastering, of, onion, Potato, ragout, red, the, to cook, vin, way, week 3, wine
I go through these phases in life where I can’t stop thinking about grilled sandwiches. My last serious episode was right around the same time BS’ In The Kitchen was born. There is just something extremely satisfying about a sandwich when you grill it. Take your bread and your ingredients and stack’em into a sandwich and you might have a tasty sandwich. But when you take all those things and fry it in a pan, or grill it in a panini press something magical happens! All those delicious ingredients just meld into this glorious irresistible super sandwich! Crispy bread, gooey cheese, all the toasty goodness that is inside…droool.
Posted in Cheese, Dinner, Easy, Grilled, grilled cheese, Panini, Sandwich
Tagged broccoli, Cheddar, cheese, Chicken, Garlic, Grilled, onion, Panini, Sandwich, soup
I’m working out of town this month and am fortunately not stuck in a dumpy motel, instead i’m in a townhouse at Waskesiu’s Elkridge Resort, so I have a full kitchen, pots, pans and all that good stuff! But being that i’m out of town and don’t have a fully stocked kitchen I am forced to keep my ingredients pretty simple (since the nearest grocery store is an hour away). With a few things I picked before taking off to work, i’ve been able to muster up some pretty tasty dishes. Here’s one of them!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, Easy, Fresh herbs
Tagged cheap, Chicken, dill, easy, Fried, Garlic, Lemon, oven, pan, Pepper, salt, simple, thigh
After making the Pan-Fried Dumplings and having more filling then wonton wrappers I needed to make something with the leftover filling, so I settled on vermicelli!
Posted in Chicken, Dinner, International Food, Pork, Rice
Tagged asian, bowl, Chicken, dumpling, leftovers, noodle, nuoc cham, peanut, Pork, rice noodle, vermicelli, Vietnamese, wok
Before trying to make these at home, I was always a bit confused why people would want to eat lettuce wraps – with no carbs, sauces or spices how could these things be tasty? Well, was I proved wrong. Lettuce wraps are not only uber healthy, but surprisingly packed with flavour and very easy to make. So let’s get to the recipe so we can all enjoy this healthy meal.
Posted in Easy, Fresh herbs, Healthy
Tagged cheese, chick, Chicken, cilantro, easy, goat, lettuce, peas, shrimp, wraps