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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Crunchy Baked Chicken with Orzo in White Wine Sauce
Sep23

Crunchy Baked Chicken with Orzo in White Wine Sauce

I love easy meals that look and taste like a million bucks. I can make this meal in thirty minutes or less, it tastes great, and it is nice enough for weeknight guests. Bonus! During the week I refuse to fry, so when I want something super crunchy I turn to my oven and panko bread crumbs. The Japanese deserve an award for creating these super-versatile crumbs.  Not only do they add terrific crunch, they brown beautifully and make the...

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Creamy Orzo and Mushroom Pasta
Jul13

Creamy Orzo and Mushroom Pasta

Ever since I was invited to the Mushroom Council lunch a few months ago I have been looking for new ways to add mushrooms into my everyday meals.   I have also been looking for new ways to use favorite ingredients because I can sometimes get into a cooking rut.  Orzo pasta is one of my pantry staples because it can be added to so many dishes to fill them out, but I almost always seem to use it in my chicken salad (recipe to come...

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