Category Archives: Chicken

Mom’s Roast Chicken, Potatoes and Onions


There are certain things that my mom, Joanne, can do better than anyone. As a friend, she makes you laugh. Makes you smile. Makes you comfortable. As a Nana, she makes her grandchildren feel important. Makes them feel included. Makes them feel loved. As a Mom, she makes us feel safe. Makes us feel calm. Makes us feel whole. Continue Reading


Chicken Kebabs and Peach Salsa


      I LOVE peach salsa. But everytime I say “peach salsa” I think of that Geico commercial…you know, the one with the cavemen? It’s actually mango salsa. But whatever – they are forever linked in my head. “I’ll have the roast duck…with the mango salsa.”   This was 2004. Only 8 years ago! Continue Reading


Chicken and Vegetable Patties


When I was a little girl, I loved to cross-stitch with my Grandma. I still remember the simple patterns I would try…an owl, a rabbit, a cloud. It would take me weeks to get through one, my little hands just not living up to my attempt at a big-person skill. My Grandma on the other Continue Reading


Creamy Chicken Salad with Almonds and Cranberries


Us New Yorkers – we don’t even know Winter anymore. Last year, we waited. Eyes to the sky. But Winter never touched down. His priorities changed. He skipped town. Nope, we don’t know Winter at all. I was expecting the same from Summer … high hopes, eyes to the sky and a bizarre let down Continue Reading


Sesame Chicken


It must be tough. You are subjected to all of my over-enthusiastic over-sharing. My gushing and romanticizing. Singing and caroling. Please eye roll at will. I won’t be offended. It’s just – when I love something, someone, or somewhere – I want everyone around me to feel the love too. Likewise with food. When I Continue Reading


Chicken Spinach Rice Soup


        Everyone is sick. Everyone. Everywhere I go. Every day of the week. Every. One. Is. Sick. Allergies, cold, sinuses, flu, ear infections (as Daniel quite aptly calls them: “Boo-Boos in your ears”). Despite my feeble attempts to escape, I too have been inducted into the misery of the Cold & Sinus Gang. I Continue Reading


Almond Boneless Chicken


Oh, how I miss Detroit. I miss the ease of my hometown, Rochester. I miss the comfort of the streets I grew up on. I miss the radio stations. I miss Tigers baseball. I miss the food! My brain is programmed with some very memorable dishes from the restaurants of my adolescence. I can remember how Continue Reading


Baked Chicken and Pastina


Pastina has saved my life on several occasions. Alright, that might be a tad bit dramatic. But if you’ve ever had a bowl of hot, buttery, salty and perfectly-mushy pastina, then you understand what I mean. The early days of living on my own, when I was too broke to buy groceries – all I Continue Reading


Chicken Noodle Soup


I am not sick. Ugh. Yes I am. Being sick as an adult is the pits. Life is so busy and fast-paced, it’s tempting to simply ignore the symptoms, deny them and just blame the weather. “Maybe if I just look the other way, this cold will pass right by me!” But that inevitably backfires Continue Reading


Crispy Cheddar Chicken Nuggets


        I love watching Daniel eat. Not in a creepy, stare-down way but in a side-glance, pretend I’m not looking, divert my eyes when he catches me, way. He is just so cute when he eats. It’s irresistible. I especially get a kick out of watching him use his utensils. He’s so Continue Reading