The Tastiest Chicken Tenders

My favorite comfort food Chicken tenders are my weak spot when it comes to food. I simply can’t resist them.  As a child, they were my favorite and even now as an adult, I still crave that long chunk of chicken heavily coated in crispy batter and dunked in a creamy ranch sauce. The only…

Fresh Herb Pesto

  Traditional Basil pestos are my jam!  Although, for some reason, it still annoys me when my husband uses it as a condiment on pasta dishes – I have no idea why, because obviously it is a sauce by itself!  Nevertheless, we always keep a jar on hand in the fridge for extra flavor on…

Salmon en Croute

      It may have a fancy French name, but this dish is all British.  Salmon en croute dates back to the 18th century when everywhere in Europe it was all the rage to cover things in dough and speak French.  Considering how much the British love things delivered in pastry, this makes perfect…

Spicy Seafood Linguine

        The devil is in the details     Nowhere does this idiom ring truer than in the cooking of spicy seafood linguine.  Although cooking seafood and pasta seem fairly simple and quick, one must really do their homework to excel with a tasty dish.  For example, boiling pasta is never as…

The Perfect Roast Chicken

        The perfect roasted chicken is a thing of beauty but very difficult to come by.  Up until 5 years ago, I avoided anything roasted, always fearful of the dry, squeaky meat. Then I started experimenting and researching just how to get the perfect roast and thankfully I’ve never looked back.  Now…

Take the time to brine

  A devoted convert The story goes that my grandmother had a little jet stream diner in NYC back in the day.  In that diner, she supposedly had the best chicken.  The taste of which, you simply couldn’t get at home. When asked what her secret to making her chicken so juicy and tender, she…

Indian Spiced Fish Cakes

      Bring environmental sustainability into your diet Indian spiced fish cakes are full of flavor but more importantly are why I desire most for my diet, sustainability.  I’m a big fan of buying less desirable but highly sustainable cuts of meat and fish.  Not only is it better for the environment, but also…