Tasty Tuesday: Balsamic BBQ Sauce

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We’re normally year-round grillers, but with the high winds and bitter cold lately, we’ve held off for a few months. So this sunny, mild weather made me want to clear the cobwebs out of the grill and fire it up! One of my favorite things to grill is chicken drumsticks. They’re cheap, fairly quick to […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crock Pot Gumbo

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Next Tuesday just happens to be Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras! So for this week, we’re cooking it up Cajun style!  In doing my background research for this recipe, it occurred to me that there must be as many gumbo recipes as there are residents of Louisiana…and no one recipe is more “authentic” than another. […]

Tasty Tuesday: Crispy Fried Chicken Milanese

chicken milanese recipe

“Milanese” refers to a style of cooking meat cutlets by pounding them thin, dredging them in a crunchy coating, and frying. It is so much faster than fried chicken, and because the cutlets are very thin they cook quickly, which means less time to absorb oil.  You can use this technique with any boneless meats […]

Tasty Tuesday: Lemon Rosemary Chicken

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  You know those nights where you’ve pretty much run out of ideas, time, and ingredients? Yeah, that was me the other night. OK, lots of nights.   Luckily I have a few absolutely fail-safe recipes that the whole family loves, and the ingredients are part of my “stash” that I always keep on hand. […]

Easy Cheesy No Peek Chicken

This recipe was submitted by our own “Mommy the Maid”! Lissa has amazing recipes on her website. She also has great tips and shares her craftiness! I have seen many versions of No Peek Chicken. I have seen them in old cookbooks, new cookbooks, my grandmother’s recipe box, and my mother-in-law’s recipe box. Everyone has […]

Italian Gnocchi with Chicken

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Tired of pasta and don’t feel like making a risotto? This is my go-to for pasta night here. My kids LOVE Gnocchi! Gnocchi (pronounced nee-okkee) are an excellent alternative: They’re fantastic with all sorts of sauces, from a simple summer tomato sauce to the richest winter meat sauce. Florentines call them topini (field mice), because […]