moroccan chicken stew

I’ve been making this Moroccan chicken stew for several years.  I stumbled upon it quite accidentally.  It was one of those nights when–at the last minute–I was scouring the pantry and the fridge, trying to come up with a meal idea.  I found a recipe online that I had all the ingredients for and went with it.  This chicken stew is the result.  With unexpected flavor from warm fall spices like cinnamon and cloves, it’s … Continue reading moroccan chicken stew

Mustard grilled chicken salad with avocado and herbs

A couple of months ago, I spotted a really good looking salad on the cover of a magazine.  But because I’m nothing if not frugal, I opted not to buy the magazine for the recipe, but rather just snap a quick picture of the photo on the cover and attempt to recreate it at home later.  Fast forward a couple of months and I can proudly report that our version of the magazine cover salad … Continue reading Mustard grilled chicken salad with avocado and herbs

Tacos Our Way

Ours is a household in which Mexican food is served at least once each week.  Usually more.  Among our favorite dishes: enchiladas, burritos, chicken tortilla soup, enchilada casserole, and tacos.  Honestly, in my book, tacos reign supreme. What’s that you say?  Tacos are boring.  ¡NO! Tu es loco en la cabeza. Our tacos are anything but boring.  They are not greasy or heavy.  Ours are light and do, in fact, burst with fresh flavors. I … Continue reading Tacos Our Way

Spicy Pot Pie

Has it really been six days since I last posted?  Oy.  Time sure flies when you’re not having fun. If you read the post below this one, you may have surmised that I’ve got my hands a bit full with kidlet issues.  If so, you’d have surmised correctly.  Lest I forget that my household is populated with two teenage girls, they’re always ready to dish up something new and exciting to kindly remind me not … Continue reading Spicy Pot Pie

Taco-fied Turkey Burgers

A couple of weeks ago, during our weekly trip to Whole Foods, Jeff spotted a taco’d up version of a hamburger on the cover of a foodie magazine.  In typical carnivorous fashion, he proceeded to drool over it before he remembered that, currently, ours isn’t so much a red-meat eating household.  {Read: I’m not a red meat eater and since I make up one-third of our current population my opinions weigh heavily}. If I’m being … Continue reading Taco-fied Turkey Burgers

Tequila lime grilled chicken

I’ve mentioned Jeff’s house specialty a time or two on the ol’ blog.  Each time that I bring up his grilled tequila lime chicken, my inbox floods (well maybe not floods, but you get the idea) with requests for the recipe.  This most recent time I promised a few friends on Facebook that I’d post the recipe.  I just so happen to be  a woman of my word (not counting the hasty bribes offered to … Continue reading Tequila lime grilled chicken