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Mar15

5-Spice Roast Chicken

I love roast chicken, and I love Asian food.   I also love food that is easy to prepare and REALLY flavorful.  The chicken pictured above fits that bill.  Interested in the recipe?  Then head on over to How To: Simplify and check out my guest...

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Mar09

Pan Seared Chicken with Creamy Polenta and Bacon

I love one pot dishes.    Anything I can do to save washing up dishes after dinner is always welcome.  Aside from making the washing up easier, building the dish in one pan gives you a unique opportunity to develop some pretty robust flavors.  You never lose any fond, the caramelized bits that get stuck to the bottom of the pan, so all that flavor makes its way into the polenta.   This dish starts with some automatic flavor in the...

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Feb22

Sweet and Sour Chicken

 Sometimes it is all about the sauce.   The best part of this meal is really the sauce.  It is the right combination of tangy and sweet, unlike the neon red sauces served by most Chinese carry-out places. Not to say my mixture of chicken and vegetables in this dish are not fantastic, because they are, but it is the sauce that makes this dish such a superstar.     Aside from being really good, it is really easy and fairly quick to put...

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Jan25

Creamy Chicken and Orzo Salad

I know a lot of people are looking for clever ways to stretch a dollar while eating well.   It is a topic near to my heart.  Just because I am saving money, however, does not mean I want to stop entertaining or enjoying foods I love.  It just means I have to find clever ways to make the most of what I have.  Using pasta to stretch meals an excellent way to feed a crowd with out breaking the bank.  My Creamy Chicken Salad with Orzo...

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Nov16

Maple Thyme Chicken Legs

I don’t know about you but after a long day at work, or a busy day out and about, the last thing I want is dinner that takes any kind of effort to prepare.  This is about as easy as they come. That is why I love, and adore, chicken legs!  They make dinner so easy.  They require little attention, cook within 45 minutes, and they are admired and loved by young and old alike.  I also love that you can eat them with your hands! Of...

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