Margarita chicken with mango salsa

Ahhh, summertime.  Barbecues,  patio dining, fruity cocktails, smoky grilled food, and a recipe for you which can combine all of these delicious attributes.  This healthy and simple recipe requires marinating time, but after that, it comes together in a jiffy.   Chicken breasts are marinated in lime, tequila, garlic and spices,  glazed with honey and topped with a citrus mango salsa.  Serve it with a cilantro-lime rice pilaf, and a spinach salad and enjoy! Read More

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Korean chicken wrap

This loose adaptation of a NY Times recipe may not be authentically Korean, but it is still a quick, tasty, healthy and otherwise satisfactory summer meal!  Marinate your chicken early in the day, come home and grill it, chop it up and toss it into a tasty slaw.  Wrap it up taco style and sit out on your patio enjoying every spicy morsel…  Read More


Lemon chicken with mushrooms

Simple ingredients combine for big flavor in this simple chicken dish.  Marinate chicken breasts overnight in lemon, garlic, mustard and pepper and the next day, simply grill it or pan fry it, whichever catches your fancy!  Mushrooms, white wine and more lemon make a tasty sauce. Add a green vegetable,  crusty bread and more wine and dinner is served…
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Baked orange chicken

This baked orange chicken recipe has lost the fat and calories of the typical deep fried version, but it remains bursting with orange, garlic, honey and ginger and the panko breading helps keep it nice and moist. Even better, you don’t need to stand over a hot pan of oil! Read More


Not your mom’s meatloaf…

… unless she was ultra stealthy and determined to sneak fruit into your diet! This outlier of a meatloaf contains dried and diced fruit, mustard, sage and apricot preserves, as well as ground turkey instead of the typical red meat.  But despite the odd ingredient list, it is actually very tasty, not too sweet, not dry, and bonus– the calorie and fat count is low!  If you form the meat mixture into small or even individual loaves, it saves you cooking time. Read More


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