poultry

gluten-free pasta primavera

Half soup, half pasta — all hearty and fill­ing. I love one pot meals espe­cially when it’s cold, and believe it or not, it’s COLD in San Diego. Hail greeted me in the back­yard when I came home from errands … more




mexican bowls

This is a per­fect lunch or din­ner with left­over pot roast. In fact, I make a pot roast just for this pur­pose. Inspired from my favorite “fast” food restau­rant, Chipo­tle, this was my once a week treat. Now that night­shades … more




chicken and mushrooms

My Hun­gar­ian hus­band is always ask­ing me to make him a good “szaft-y” dish — that’s Hun­gar­ian for a dish in a good sauce. When I watched Ina Garten take a Napa, CA vaca­tion where she show­cased this won­der­ful recipe, … more




chicken caesar salad

The tuna indus­try will tell you that tuna salad is America’s favorite salad. I even found a coleslaw blog, also “America’s favorite salad”. The point is, we like our sal­ads. Chef, 3-bean, jello (if you want to go way back), … more




simply roasted chicken breasts

I love to roast chicken. Whole or in pieces, but always with the bone in, which makes for much moister meat. I like to roast four breasts at a time so that I have it at my dis­posal for a … more




turkey shortcake

I can’t, for the life me, think why my dad called this dish “turkey short­cake.” It’s got to be a weird south­ern thing. Nev­er­the­less, the Thanks­giv­ing left­over I remem­ber most fondly from my child­hood is this oddly named dish con­sist­ing … more




bbq chicken

Sum­mer is just around the bend and for my fam­ily that means bar­be­cu­ing. This is a quick recipe that requires few ingre­di­ents and a hot grill. Using ready made, gluten-free BBQ sauce makes it a snap and it tastes great … more




butterflied roast chicken

I love roast­ing chick­ens for a num­ber of rea­sons — the smell for one will make your fam­ily rav­en­ous, and when you do two at a time, you get great left­overs. Not to men­tion car­casses for stock. But I don’t … more




chicken strips

Who knew that a whole gen­er­a­tion of chil­dren would best iden­tify chicken as a strip or nugget? If they’re gonna eat ‘em, best to make them home­made. When I do make these, I dou­ble the recipe because the kids love … more




chicken souvlaki

I love this Greek word for skew­ered meat. I like just about any Greek food, for that mat­ter. This is a nutri­tious, yet fun meal for your kids, after all, who doesn’t like meat on a stick? For us with … more




pork wienerschnitzel

So you can prob­a­bly tell by now that there are some Euro­pean roots in our fam­ily. My Hun­gar­ian husband’s fam­ily tree extends to the for­mer Czecho­slo­va­kia and Aus­tria, which is where this dish hails from. Orig­i­nally made from veal, pork … more




bbq chicken pizza

A word about “pizza”. You know those things that your mom made you eat as a child that were just short of a scar­ring expe­ri­ence? In our house it was Mon­tana Stew which was com­prised of ground beef, kid­ney beans, … more




holiday roast turkey with gravy

Thanks­giv­ing is my favorite meal of the entire year — so much so that I repli­cate it for Christ­mas with a few changes. Maybe you can too. As for me, when the house smells like roast­ing turkey and bacon, I … more




easy risotto

I would never have thought that risotto could be this easy. I’ve stood patiently in front of the stove, stir­ring reli­giously, after each half cup addi­tion of stock, but this recipe from Ina Garten’s new cook­book How Easy Is That? … more




chicken wrap

This also works great with deli turkey. This is my kid’s sec­ond lunch after school. Total time: 5 min­utes Yield: 1 wrap 1 brown rice tor­tilla (I buy Trader Joe’s brand) lots of may­on­naise (Best Foods is GFCF) or hum­mus 1/2 … more




indian chicken pilaf

I per­son­ally like to spice my Indian food until my nose runs and I require three glasses of water just to get through the meal. But my kids are a dif­fer­ent mat­ter. This is a recipe I’ve adapted to their … more




roasted turkey breast & gravy

Thanks­giv­ing din­ner is my favorite meal of the year.  It’s not just that I love roast turkey or the smell of apple pie and the the long table my daugh­ter and I set every year. I love Thanks­giv­ing because is … more




garlic rosemary chicken

One of the great things about liv­ing in south­ern Cal­i­for­nia is that you have access to the out­door grill pretty much all year around. If you don’t how­ever, a grill pan (and a good over­head vent) will do the trick. … more




turkey on the grill

You can also use chicken breasts or thighs. Prep time: 5 min­utes Total time: 25 min­utes Yield: Serves 4 2 turkey ten­ders (about 1 lb. total) 1 recipe Cilantro Pesto Coat thighs with cilantro pesto and mar­i­nate for sev­eral hours or … more




no fail roasted chicken

Noth­ing smells like home more than a roast­ing chicken. I usu­ally roast two at a time. One for din­ner and one for any num­ber of other dishes, like Chi­nese Chicken Salad, Chicken Tor­tilla Soup, Chicken Wraps… This is from Ina … more




chinese chicken salad

This is my most requested recipe. It’s changed lots over the years, but I’m pretty sure it came from the source of many great recipes — the church potluck. There is a ton of chicken in here and we eat … more