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A Yankee in a Southern Kitchen

Vote for us in Project Food Blog! (Especially if you are a FoodBuzz Featured Publisher, only their votes count, go figure) So we made it to the next round of Project Food Blog…yay! No time to bask in our victory though, we are on to the next challenge: Ready to tackle a classic dish from [...]
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Stir-Fried Chicken With Honey And Ginger

We have really been digging Kylie Kwong’s book, Simple Chinese Cooking. There are a lot of basic recipes that cover most of the flavors and ingredients in Chinese cooking. Previously we made the Cashew Chicken, which came out great. This time we tried the Chicken with Honey and Ginger. The sauce has a deeper, smokier [...]
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Simple Chinese Cooking – Cashew Chicken

During our recent tour of Portland we stopped by Powell’s Books. The number of books they have is crazy and their cookbook selection is to die for. They have books on every conceivable topic and trend. I managed to make it out without doing too much damage. I picked up a copy of Kylie Kwong’s [...]
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Jerk Chicken with Spinach, Corn Salad

If I told you that this meal is a combination of a recipe from Real Simple and Rachael Ray, you’d probably laugh. Well, it is…and it was delicious. There, I said it. Luke was away on a business trip and this combo was at “my” level of cooking. (In case you didn’t already know, Luke [...]
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Vietnamese Chicken Salad

We’ve been on a cabbage binge since making Okonomiyaki, a cabbage Japanese pancake (it was a lot better than it sounds). Cabbage is pretty cheap and is packed with nutrients. Once cabbage is cut, however, it begins to lose its vitamin C content. Luckily, there are a number of quick dishes that are so tasty [...]
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Wild Mushroom Soup

When you make more than a gallon of chicken stock, you have to start branching out and find unique ways to use it up. This recipe really wasn’t planned out, I really just threw together a bunch of stuff we had lying around. The soup end up tasting great though. I had a bag of [...]
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Shmaltz Makes Better Matzo Ball Soup

One of the best parts of making your own chicken stock is the layer of fat that settles to the top after it’s chilled. This yellow layer of fat is also known as Shmaltz and to quote Sienfeld, “Its gold, Jerry, Gold!” After the soup has chilled you can skim the fat and save it [...]
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Chicken Piccata with Prosciutto

Chicken piccata is one of my favorite dishes, but surprisingly we had never made it before. It was part of our Culinary Resolutions for 2009, and it didn’t take us long before we could cross it off the list. I like this dish because it’s nice and lemony and buttery. Pure simplicity and deliciousness! Adding [...]
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Quick Homemade Chicken Stock

Making homemade chicken stock can seem like more of a chore than it is actually is. There are tons of recipes and techniques out there, all trying to create a clear, strong stock. It is very easy to over think chicken soup making.