Grown-Up Mac and Cheese

As a kid, J and I both loved macaroni and cheese. How were we to know that it wasn't made with real cheese? Thankfully, we've come to see how much more amazing this childhood favorite can be. I've made a number of takes off macaroni and cheese before, but this is probably my favorite. We... Continue Reading →


Crock Pot Chicken Masala

Back in 2007 I spent a month in India for a "HIV/AIDS and public health challenges" volunteer experience. It was absolutely amazing. We were completely immersed in the culture, which scared the crap out of me at first. I flew alone - for the first time alone and the first time ever on a plane... Continue Reading →

Chile-Lime Chicken

Grilled Chicken with Chile-Lime Rub by Ingredients 3 tablespoon(s) chile powder, preferably New Mexico chile, or Hungarian paprika 2 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil 2 teaspoon(s) freshly grated lime zest 3 tablespoon(s) lime juice 1 tablespoon(s) minced garlic 1 teaspoon(s) ground coriander 1 teaspoon(s) ground cumin 1 teaspoon(s) dried oregano, preferably Mexican 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) kosher salt 1 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper 1 pinch(s) ground cinnamon 1 whole(s) 3 1/2- to 4-pound chicken Directions Combine chile powder (or paprika)... Continue Reading →

Grilled Chicken with Cherry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce

Grilled Chicken with Cherry-Chipotle BBQ Sauce by Ingredients 1 1/2 cup(s) fresh or frozen (thawed) dark sweet cherries 1/2 cup(s) reduced-sodium chicken broth 2 tbsp brown sugar 1/3 cup(s) ketchup 2 tablespoon(s) cider vinegar 1 1/2 teaspoon(s) minced canned chipotle peppers in adobo sauce 1 1/4 teaspoon(s) dried thyme 1/2 teaspoon(s) ground allspice 2 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breasts Directions Stir cherries, broth, sugar, ketchup, vinegar, chipotle peppers, thyme and allspice in a small... Continue Reading →

Jerk Chicken

Jacqui's Jerk Chicken by Ingredients 1 bunch(es) scallions, chopped 1 small white onion, chopped 1  Scotch bonnet chile peppers, stemmed and quartered 1/4 cup(s) lime juice 1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil 1 tablespoon(s) light brown sugar 1 tablespoon(s) whole allspice berries 1 teaspoon(s) ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon(s) freshly grated nutmeg 1 teaspoon(s) salt 1/2 teaspoon(s) fresh thyme leaves 24 ounces of chicken, skin removed (breasts or thighs) Directions To prepare jerk marinade: Place scallions, onion, chile... Continue Reading →

Chicken Shawarma on Pitas

Chicken Shawarma from Ingredients 1 cup(s) shredded English cucumber 1/4 cup(s) low-fat plain yogurt 3 tablespoon(s) tahini 2 tablespoon(s) lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt, divided 1 tablespoon(s) garlic powder 1 teaspoon(s) curry powder 1/2 teaspoon(s) freshly ground pepper 1 pound(s) boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed 1 tablespoon(s) canola oil 4  6-inch whole-wheat pita breads 1 medium tomato, chopped 2 cup(s) thinly sliced romaine lettuce Directions Preheat grill to medium. Stir cucumber, yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, and 1/4 teaspoon salt together... Continue Reading →

Herb Roasted Chicken

Herb Roasted Chicken with Summer Tomatoes by A Year of Slow Cooking Ingredients 4 pounds chicken, whole or parts, your choice 1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt 1 teaspoon black pepper 2 teaspoons herbes de provence 1 teaspoon smoked paprika 8 vine-ripened tomatoes 1/2 cup white wine Directions Use a 6-quart slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine dry... Continue Reading →

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