Category Archives: Tips and Tricks

The Secret to Homemade Chicken Soup

Seems to me that the people who write recipes must have have some secrets up their sleeves, or a rabbit in their hat.  Because I can’t otherwise explain how they can possibly do things like caramelize onions in 30 minutes … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, Cooking, Recipe, Soup, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Thai Chicken Stew

Please excuse the above word play.  If I waited until I actually had a picture of what came out of my crock pot, it could be a while before I shared this recipe with you.  And that would be a … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, Cooking, Food, Main Course, Recipe, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

Bran Muffins

This is the tale of two muffins.  Two bran muffins.  On the surface, they are completely identical.  I used the exact same recipe for both batches of muffins.  So what could possibly be different about them?  I’ll give you a … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking, Food, Photo, Recipe, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , | 12 Comments

Pumpkin Bread

You may feel like you’re experiencing a bit of deja vu seeing that photo.  Yes, you saw it when I talked about the quick bread frosting I made with the new Kerrygold Premium Spreadable Butter.  You even got the recipe … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Breakfast/Brunch, Cooking, Food, Photo, Recipe, Sweets, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , | 13 Comments

Kerrygold Grilled Cheese

Today’s tip on using Kerrygold’s Premium Spreadable Butter solves a common problem.  It’s been a hectic day.  And at the end of it, your plan for a slow cooked meal has fallen apart and you can only muster enough energy … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Food, Photo, Recipe, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , | 17 Comments

Kerrygold Quick Bread Frosting

Since jumping into the world of the food blog, I have made wonderful discoveries.  Lentils.  Beets.  A virtual community of gifted storytellers.  These are all good things.  But maybe the one closest to my heart is Kerrygold and their line … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Food, Photo, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , | 22 Comments

Chicken and Lentils

Here is how I derail my South Beach experience.  I take a perfectly fine, SB friendly recipe, and I monkey with it.  The chicken and lentils recipe that you’ll find on page 284 of Supercharged has no mention of chicken … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, Cooking, Food, Main Course, Photo, Recipe, Tips and Tricks | Tagged | 17 Comments

Lemony Seafood Pasta Salad

This winter has been especially frightful.  I can’t even begin to image what it has been like for people living in the midwest or northeast who have been utterly beaten down with snow.  I survived Snomageddon 2010 and know the … Continue reading

Posted in Cooking, Food, Main Course, Pasta, Photo, Side Dishes, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , | 29 Comments

Pam Anderson’s Perfect One Dish Chicken Pot Pie

Today we’re going on a journey of the imagination.  Look at the photo above.  Now close your eyes and imagine quick and easy drop biscuits topping that bowl of appley, chickeny goodness.  That, my friends, is some simply delicious pot … Continue reading

Posted in Chicken, Cooking, Food, Main Course, Photo, Recipe, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , , | 20 Comments

Food Memories – Puffy Hearts and Rings

Today’s Food Memory comes from Jenny Yu of Use Real Butter.  URB was one of the very first blogs I started reading when I jumped onto these here interwebs, back when I could manage the blogs I read in my … Continue reading

Posted in Baking, Food, Food Memories, Photo, Recipe, Tips and Tricks | Tagged , , | 23 Comments