Aug 19

It’s hard to look at my blog, something I nurtured, loved and developed a following only to realize I’ve abandoned it for two years.  Do I have a list of excuses?  Of course, but none of them matter.  The blog is sadly a metaphor for most aspects of my life for the last two years. […]

Sep 14
Mexican Fiesta!
posted by: dawn in Beef, Chicken, Comfort Food, Mexican, Uncategorized on 09 14th, 2010 | | No Comments »

Bill’s son Tyler turned 18 last month.  To celebrate I asked him what he wanted for dinner — Mexican!!!! I invited his girlfriend & my parents over and cooked up a storm.  I got so darn excited about eating dinner that I forgot to take any pictures.  The Menu: Jalepeno Roasted Chicken Chili and Cheese […]

Jul 26
Chicken Tortilla Soup
posted by: dawn in Chicken, Mexican, Sauce, Soups and Stews on 07 26th, 2010 | | 2 Comments »

I have a confession to make.  I am a soup-a-holic.  I could eat soup every single day.  And the best thing about soup is that you can make it out of pretty much anything you have on hand.  I had some left-over enchilada sauce I had made, some fresh salsa and chicken thighs.  Then I […]

May 12

I’m back!!!!!!!!!! I’ve been on hiatus for a few weeks as I took a cooking class and my work world changed a lot requiring more of my attention, but this dish was so tasty and I was so impressed with myself I had to post. First let me come clean, I’m NOT a fan of […]

Jan 12

This photo landed me my first number 1 slot on FoodBuzz — thanks to my loving husband.  The first attempt at this recipe was the most photogenic.  But I needed to make it a few times and tweak the recipe before I was ready to post it.  My family are troopers (or they just like […]

Oct 5

This dinner started with chicken that I had to cook because it had been hanging out in the fridge for a couple days.  I had some spinach I wanted to use and I had bought Fava Beans which I’ve never cooked before.  I poked around looking for an exciting Chicken recipe (and yes! There is […]

Jul 2

This time of year my herb garden goes crazy thanks to lots of rain and lots of sun.  My Basil plants become a small forest if I don’t stay on top of them.  It seems like a terrible waste to  grow the herbs but not use them.  So — I decided to make pesto. What […]

Jun 28

I made this almost a week ago and am just now able to sit down and write about it.  I only get around to making Chicken and Dumplings 2 – 3 times a year and I don’t know why, it’s easy and it tastes so good that writing about it is making me want to […]

Jun 18

:Sigh: I am writing tonight with a stunning lack of inspiration.  Had I not committed to cooking my way through the Paris  Bistro cookbook I wouldn’t even write this entry.  But I did commit — and if my first post was about a ruined dinner then I can certainly write about an uninspiring meal. This […]

Jun 12

Paris Bistro Cooking – Mission #1 – Coq au Vin As I prepared dinner and plated it; I realized why I haven’t seen a lot of pictures of coq au vin in cookbooks; the entire dish turns the same shade of purple.  For what it’s worth, I promise it tasted much much better than it photographed.  […]

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