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Mushroom Risotto and Important Dates

I hope everyone had a fantastic holiday season and is settling in to the New Year. We prolonged our holidays by taking our extended family on a trip to Walt Disney World. If you follow me on Twitter, you probably know that it didn’t quite go as planned....

Recipe: Red Beans and Rice

Given that I’ve been busy with a certain book release, it’s been a while since I posted a recipe here, and I’m feeling the urge to share. I’ve cobbled this recipe together from a combination of places that include Pinterest, somebody...

Home Sweet Home: Perfect Roast Chicken

The first meal I cook in any new kitchen is roast chicken. It’s a genetic thing, I can’t escape it. A house is not a home until a roast chicken has been made and consumed therein. Which is to say, we have moved. And I have made roast chicken. So we live...

Vietnamese Chicken Salad

This is one of my favorite light summer lunches. It’s really easy – particularly if you have leftover cooked chicken around (or if you are lazy like yours truly and buy the big bag of rotisserie chicken meat from Costco…). It’s also a fantastic...

Hunter’s Chicken

Chicken cacciatore translates basically to ‘chicken the hunter’s way.’ It’s a recipe that comes from the Italian countryside, where hunters and farm wives would use provisions that didn’t require refrigeration to turn the day’s...

Easy Roasted Salmon

Here’s a confession: for all the cooking I do, I’m still sometimes a little leery of cooking seafood. I grew up in a landlocked area, so the wealth of seafood we have here on the coast still sometimes astonishes me. Here’s what we did have where I...

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