The Only Marinade You’ll Ever Need

The official start of summer in the US – Memorial Day – is upon us this weekend.  In the UK it’s a holiday weekend as well, though it’s a generic “bank” holiday…don’t exactly know the significance, but I’ll take the holiday nonetheless.  Plus kids are off school next week for half-term break.  Yeah!!!! To kick-off the summer, I’m sharing with…

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Sticky Glazed Chicken Wings

I would be remiss if this week’s entry didn’t involve Super Bowl-appropriate nibbles for the big game this Sunday.  So here it is, America’s favorite bar food:  chicken wings. Though I’ve partaken of my fair share of wings, I’d never attempted fixing them myself.  I looked through recipe after recipe with endless variations – baked, fried, slow cooker, buffalo, Korean, etc. –…

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Chicken Dijonnaise

Recently a friend requested my go-to, weeknight chicken recipe.  I told her about Slow-Roasted Chicken in Sweet Soy Braising Sauce, but she wanted to use chicken “pieces”, preferably boneless, skinless chicken breasts (not a whole roaster chicken).  Like most of you home cooks, I’ve prepared my share of dinners with chicken breasts, drumsticks, thighs, etc. but haven’t latched onto that one that’s made me want to keep…

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Avgolemono Soup

Just got back into town from a wonderful holiday in Prague and Vienna.  A post about what/where I ate will soon follow, but first things first.  I have hungry (actually hangry….you know when hungry becomes angry) people in the house and the pantry is pretty bare bones.  Despite not having cooked in over a week, I don’t have an overwhelming urge to create…

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