30 Days to a Food Revolution: Experiment with New Flavors

This post is part of a series called “30 Days to a Food Revolution” hosted by Diane Eblin over at The Whole Gang. You can check out my guest post, as well as other posts in the series, by following this link. As you know, I keep a pretty tight food budget, so I limit […]

Fire-Roasted Tomato Chicken w/ Capers & Onions

As you may have noticed, I’m a big fan of fire-roasted tomatoes (see previous recipe). They provide this chicken dish with a wonderful depth of flavor, and the capers a nice vinegary bite. At the last minute I also threw in some mustard seed because I really like the texture it adds. One thing to […]

Smoky Rosemary & Fire-Roasted Tomato Beef Stew

The 2010 April Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Wolf of Wolf’s Den. She chose to challenge Daring Cooks to make Brunswick Stew. Wolf chose recipes for her challenge from The Lee Bros. Southern Cookbook by Matt Lee and Ted Lee, and from the Callaway, Virginia Ruritan Club. This month’s challenge didn’t really appeal to […]

Creamy Scalloped Potatoes (Vegan)

When I went dairy free, I really missed scalloped potatoes. The kind where you make a thick, cheesy sauce, pour it over thinly sliced potatoes, and then bake it in the oven until the cheese is bubbling and the potatoes are crispy-edged. Mmmmm. Instead of trying to create something very cheese-like to replace this dish […]

Dinner Partying for Penny Pinchers: St. Patrick’s Day!

I love throwing dinner parties, and themed dinner parties are even better! In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, I decided the throw a party where all of the food was either Irish-inspired or green. It wasn’t as challenging as I thought it would be (imagine having to do a blue party…), and it was really […]

Daring Cooks Challenge: Risotto (w/ Homemade Vegetable Stock)

I may just have a new favorite comfort food. It used to be baked macaroni & cheese before I had to become gluten & dairy free. I hadn’t been able to find something to replace it…until now! The host of this month’s Daring Cooks Challenge called it a comfort food but I was skeptical. I […]

Onion Smothered Chicken w/ White Wine Braised Baby Bok Choy

Earlier today, one of my Twitter buds tweeted a photo of his caramelized onion steak. It really put me in the mood for something smothered in sweet, slow cooked onions. I decided on chicken since I didn’t have any steak; originally, I planned to use broccolini (baby broccoli) for this recipe but they were out, […]

Dinner Party Main Dish: Crock Pot Spice-Rubbed Chicken w/ Garlic, Onions & Blood Oranges

I don’t use my crock pot nearly enough, so I decided to make a crock pot chicken for my main dish. I layered the bottom of the crock pot with sliced onions and baby potatoes (red bliss, purple & yukon), stuffed the chicken (under the skin and inside the cavity) with sliced blood oranges, onions […]