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




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




turkey stock and soup

We have a post Thanks­giv­ing tra­di­tion that wouldn’t be the same with­out Turkey Soup. It started with my mother-in-law, Anka, and I’m happy to carry the tra­di­tion for­ward. As much a tra­di­tion as Thanks­giv­ing itself, the day after offers 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




white bean chicken chili

Every year, when I was a kid, my par­ents hosted a soup party. They found dozens and dozens of soup cups at a restau­rant sup­ply store and my mom would make a tra­di­tional chicken noo­dle, hearty Veg­etable Soup and a … 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




rice pilaf with noodles

When­ever we go to one of our favorite Greek restau­rants, my son and I can’t eat the rice because it has those threads of noo­dles in it. I saw Lucinda Scala Quinn demon­strate a sim­i­lar dish, so here’s my gluten-free … more




fajitas

Liv­ing in South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, I have an appar­ent fond­ness for Mex­i­can and Mexican-inspired food that bor­ders on obses­sive. Cilantro, onions, limes, gar­lic and pep­pers are sta­ples in my kitchen and the fam­ily knows that if they don’t like a par­tic­u­lar … 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




rolled tacos

When I want to use up left­over Pot Roast, this is a great, savory snack or din­ner. I don’t like to serve fried food very often, but when the fam­ily craves it, I fig­ure if they’re going to eat it, … more




chicken chili

Using thighs makes this chili rich and hearty. With a small side salad and a piece of Pamela’s lus­cious corn­bread, you have an amaz­ing meal that only gets bet­ter the next day. This recipe was inspired by the bril­liant Lucinda … more




greek salad

This is a great side salad with din­ner along­side Chicken Sou­vlaki and Saf­fron Rice. Or have it for lunch on it’s own or with left­over Chicken Sou­vlaki on top to make it heartier. If you can with­stand dairy, creamy feta … 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




curried zucchini soup

This is a great soup when it’s cool out­side or for a light spring sup­per as well. Lemon adds a sur­pris­ing fresh­ness. Prep time: 10 min­utes Total time: 30 min­utes Yield: 4–6 serv­ings (about 5 cups) Spe­cial tool: immer­sion blender … more




lentil soup

I adapted this from the Sil­ver Palate Cook­book by Julee Rosso & Sheila Lukins — fan­tas­tic cook­book. You can serve this as a light meal on its own or with a salad. To make it more sub­stan­tial, add sev­eral slices … more




hot wings & drummettes

Okay, once in a while, I think these are okay, espe­cially for the Super Bowl or Mon­day night foot­ball. At least if you make them home­made, you know what your fam­ily is eat­ing and it’s free of trans fat. I … more




homemade chicken stock

A few nights ago we had a won­der­ful rotis­serie chicken din­ner with our old­est friends, Dan and Deb­bie, and their three dar­ling girls. With Thanks­giv­ing around the cor­ner, I was eying their chicken car­casses. When they told me they were … 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




vegetable soup

This is the tasti­est fat free soup! In fact, I hate even lead­ing off with that, because “fat-free” is often times flavor-free. Not the case here. This is one of those recipes where you just throw all the ingre­di­ents into … 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




chicken salad

This is a really ver­sa­tile salad that can be used in a sand­wich, a green salad or wrapped in let­tuce leaves, as shown here. I send this to school with my kids with rice crack­ers for dip­ping. Prep time: 10 … 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




garlic mustard lemon chicken

Super easy and quick! This is great on the BBQ, which tames the acid­ity of the mus­tard. My kids love this and it’s great on pork, too. Prep time: 10 min­utes Total time: 25 min­utes Yield: Serves 4 8–10 bone­less, skin­less … more




chicken tortilla soup

This is my hus­bands favorite meal and a great way to eat up left over cooked chicken. If you don’t have any left­over, just roast two bone-in breasts at 375 degrees for 35 min­utes. Prep time: 15 min­utes Total time: … more




chicken and rice soup

This is a sta­ple — hearty and fresh. And it freezes beau­ti­fully. Use left­overs from Roasted Chicken. Prep time: 25 min­utes Total time: 1 hour Yield: 8–10 serv­ings 2 bone-in chicken breasts 3 T olive oil, divided 2 large car­rots, … more




jambalaya

This is one of my favorite things to make for a din­ner party because it’s a one pot dish that needs only a green salad to com­plete the entire meal. Plus, it’s great the next day, too. Don’t be over­whelmed … more