Chicken with White Beans and Tomatoes

My favorite kind of Saturday night is spent at home sharing a good meal and a good movie with my husband. That good meal last night was this, a recipe published by Real Simple magazine and available by clicking here. Please, go now and print it on paper, then tuck it into the fire-proof box…

Twenty-seven Hats (and Honey-Mustard Chicken)

After my mother died several years ago, there were 10,000 details to attend to. I’ll tell you right now, it ain’t easy figuring out how to stop an electronically-drafted pension issued from a foreign country through an unknown entity based on employment 55 years earlier by a company that had no record of my mother…

Chicken Tortilla Soup (In Case You Missed It)

Sometimes a bowl of soup is just a bowl of soup, and sometimes it bears the weight of a thousand prayers for protection and swift return. ♦ ♦ ♦ A soldier I know left for faraway lands last month, honoring his promise to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies….

Sauteed Boneless Chicken Breasts

A tender, tasty, boneless chicken breast is supposed to be easy to produce in a skillet, but as a novice cook, I often served my family ones that were either tough and overcooked or rubbery and not quite done. (Ignorance can be dangerous.) I followed instructions from a variety of cookbooks, but the outcomes were…

Stir-fried Chicken

Macy hopes gravity will prevail. ♦ ♦ ♦ You’re going to want to cook this on your next bad day. I did. I was glad this recipe was in my arsenal last week, because good food shared with loved ones can take the sting out of most bad days. This chicken dish is delicious and requires little thinking,…

Glorious Chicken And Squash Bake

A recent Sunday morning started with an abrupt end to a languorous, late sleep, the rare kind I would have killed for when my kids were small. Bo the cat was nestled in the crook of my arm. Without my thick glasses, I struggled to focus in the general vicinity of the person standing next…

Lemon-Ginger Chicken Salad …

… means summer to me. So does a blooming August Beauty gardenia bush, one of which happens to be putting on a show right now next to my deck stairs.* At various times through spring and summer, this former modest potted plant becomes a tarty six-foot-tall Vargas pin-up, exuding clouds of perfume from perfect spirals…