Tarragon Chicken with sherry-vinegar onions

This is pretty much a two step recipe– the only challenge required to get this on to your dinner table is to remember to marinate it a day ahead.  Just plop your chicken into a dish with tarragon and garlic and chill it until tomorrow.  Then it all goes onto a baking sheet with sliced onions and it roasts away, filling your house with delightfully comforting aromas. Serve it with mashed potatoes, rice, polenta– this chicken welcomes all accompaniments. Read More

Cherry almond muffins

“Expect problems and eat them for breakfast”

–Alfred A. Montapert

Well, okay, but how about something sugary and crumbly with that anger?  This sophisticated muffin with its tart cherries, orange peel and almond flavors will engage your all senses as you ponder which problem to consume first.   Read More

Chicken and vegetable stir fry

This recipe can’t begin to claim Chinese authenticity,  as it is a mish-mash of several tasty dishes.  It also lends itself to great improvisation and refrigerator clearing which definitely earns it a place on the quick-and-easy weeknight dinner honor roll.  (don’t let the long ingredient list deter you,  a lot of them are repeats or pantry staples)  The ginger-garlic-sesame sauce is child friendly and it all reheats and freezes well.  Serve over rice or noodles.



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Mango-ginger chicken lettuce wraps

Quick, easy, healthy and versatile– what’s not to love about that?  Diced and spiced chicken is cooked with garlic, ginger, onions and peppers, then tossed with mango and cilantro for a tasty lettuce wrap filling.  It is equally nice in a tortilla wrap, over rice or tossed in a salad.  Try it with coconut rice for an escapist Caribbean vibe… Read More