Chicken Pot Pie for Four or Forty, Seasoned to Taste

Chicken Pot Pie for Four or Forty, Seasoned to Taste

As one of the alternating lead cooks for my church’s monthly community dinners, I am always looking for relatively healthy and easy recipes to feed a crowd without breaking the budget. Usually I find and try a family-size recipe and multiply it up. However, in…

Easy Salsa Chicken Tortilla Casserole Featuring Pam’s Salsa

Easy Salsa Chicken Tortilla Casserole Featuring Pam’s Salsa

DISCLAIMER: Since posting this recipe, Pam retired, thus no more Pam’s Salsa. 🙁 I will come up with a product or recipe to replace it in this recipe. Feel free to remind me.  🙂 I started doing the cooking demos at the Wakefield Farmers Market…

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock  :)

And Then There Was Stock. Turkey Stock :)

Once you have gotten a few meals from your Herb Roasted Butterflied Turkey after first enjoying the bird during your Low Stress Turkey Dinner feast, the next step is to make a lovely stock from the bones and scraps, being sure to get as much meat…

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

Miso for a “Souper” Flavor Boost

There is nothing like a simple chicken soup made by simmering the carcass of a roasted or grilled chicken for an hour or so along with a few veggies to round out the flavor.  Along with pulling out the last bit of flavor and nutrition,…

Simply the Best Roast Chicken!

Simply the Best Roast Chicken!

Sometimes simple does it just fine.  Take chicken, for example.You can dress it up, cut it up, marinade it, grill it, and use it in innumerable recipes for soups, stir fry dishes, casseroles, pasta dishes, wraps, and more.  One of the most versatile of foods,…

Under Pressure: A Tough Old Bird Goes Tender

Under Pressure: A Tough Old Bird Goes Tender

Upon learning that I had never prepared a stewing hen, Jeff from Copicut Farms suggested I try one since he knows I like to experiment in the kitchen. Spoiler Alert: 15 minutes in a pressure cooker does the trick, although I know one can have…

Roasted Chicken Quarters with Fennel, Green Onions, and Potatoes

Roasted Chicken Quarters with Fennel, Green Onions, and Potatoes

Last Saturday, I could not resist getting a just-picked fennel bulb from Farmer Dave and some lovely big green onions from Flats Mentor Farm.  And, the week before, I had picked up a pack of two big chicken leg quarters from John Crow Farm and…

Spicy rub for chicken, grilled sweet potatoes, cabbage saute – all with no garlic or onion!?!

Spicy rub for chicken, grilled sweet potatoes, cabbage saute – all with no garlic or onion!?!

It was a hot day and I knew Steve would want to grill and I didn’t want to spend the money on pre-marinated chicken or the like. But, I didn’t have time to defrost AND marinate for long enough the 2 pounds of boneless, skinless…

Unbelievable Chicken “All-in-One” Casserole

Unbelievable Chicken “All-in-One” Casserole

Okay – this is REALLY GOOD.  Unbelievably good, in my opinion – with that opinion shared by my husband.  It is a WOW. It gets even better when leftover and it goes especially well with strongly-flavored vegetable such as fiddle heads (in the spring when…

Stone Soup with Chicken

Stone Soup with Chicken

Leftover chicken, leftover brown rice, leftover whole wheat spaghetti…well, the pasta will have to be used for something else, but I just made a great soup with a bunch of leftovers. From a chicken carcass to finished soup took just a bit more than an…