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Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

Braised Chicken

It seems like I hardly ever sit around on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon anymore and watch cooking shows. I used to do that all the time. Now, meh. I should really try to get back in the habit of doing that, as I feel like I’ve been in a little bit of a food rut lately.

Now this recipe…this is what happens when I actually see something on a cooking show and right then, go out and get what I need to make it. Except, in this case, I forgot limes. Thankfully, . . . → Read More: Braised Chicken with Tomatillos and Jalapenos

Thanksgiving 2011

Thanksgiving

Okay, lazy! Here’s this finally. The cooking officially starts tonight with the making of the cranberry sauce. Puddings, cookie dough, hen brine, cauliflower gratin and roasted veggies all happen tomorrow.

Appetizers: Wheat Blini w/ Smoked Salmon — recipe from Dorie Greenspan, a French Fridays with Dorie adventure from last month.

Veggies & Balsamic Hummus Dip — pretty easy here. Using a store-bought, local hummus that I like. May thin it a bit with yogurt for easier delicate-vegetables dipping.

Rosemary Marcona Almonds – from Trader Joe’s. But I may try candy-ing some. For fun.

Dinner: Yeah, . . . → Read More: Thanksgiving 2011

FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb

lamb cardamom curry

Oh geez, I have been so lazy. I’ve made a couple of really nice meals lately and been out to dinner twice and I’ve blogged about none of these things. I need to get my act together here. Let’s kick that off with this week’s French Fridays with Dorie, shall we?

I am a huge fan of lamb but almost every lamb stew I’ve attempted I’ve been disappointed with…until now. I loved this! I’m not sure even why this is the one lamb stew to rule them all, but it was. It just . . . → Read More: FFwD: Braised Cardamon Curry Lamb

Cooking with Pinterest: Spinach Lasagna Soup

Spinach Lasagna Soup

This was one of the first food images that I came across on pinterest.com (follow me here!) that I pinned and yes, it’s now the first recipe I’ve made from my Savory Snacks board. Not a bad choice. I changed it up a bit and made it a spinach lasagna soup and also decreased the meat a bit (using chicken sausage for the regular pork).

Cooking the noodles separately will let you easily save some of it for lunch the next day (I hate it when pasta sits in soup overnight and . . . → Read More: Cooking with Pinterest: Spinach Lasagna Soup

FFwD: Twenty Minute Honey-Glazed Duck Breasts

Duck Breasts

I have really been looking forward to this week’s French Fridays with Dorie as I love duck and I hardly ever cook it at home. I had no idea it could come together so quickly. Although, I think the reason I never make duck at home is that a). it seems expensive — my frozen duck breast was about 1lb and $14 and b.) jwa’s not crazy about duck. But, I made this anyway (haha!) and he liked it and so did I.

Notes: 1. I sliced the breast in half before cooking, . . . → Read More: FFwD: Twenty Minute Honey-Glazed Duck Breasts