Chicken and Dumplings

chicken and dumplings

Growing up, I had the good fortune to have a mother that liked to try all kinds of different dishes.  There was no boring repeated spaghetti night or casserole night (at least not that I remember).  The only constant was leftovers-Sunday.  Occasionally my mom would ask my siblings and me what we would want for… 

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Sausage Paprika Skillet

sausage-paprika skillet

Ever get stuck in a hotel room for the day nursing a case of altitude sickness? No? Just me? This recipe came about after this Floridian flew from sea level to Denver and drove up to 8,000 feet in the span of 24 hours. Apparently you’re not supposed to do that because some people (me)… 

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Savory Sage Chicken Stir Fry

sage chicken stir fry

Ever take a spin through your kitchen spice rack for inspiration? It’s amazing the herbs and spices you can amass (which reminds me — check those expiration dates!). My spicy roulette wheel landed on sage, which only gets used around Thanksgiving time. But I love sage’s earthy, savory flavor and should really use it more… 

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Turkey Zucchini Burgers

turkey zucchini burgers

Turkey is a great, lean choice for burgers but if you’re not careful they can come out dry and tough. I’m always looking for ways to add moisture and variety to my turkey burgers and added zucchini — a lot of zucchini, so squirrel this recipe away for when your garden produces a bounty and… 

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Lightened Up Chicken Fricassee

chicken fricassee

  Five years ago I was intrigued by a recipe I saw Martha Stewart prepare on the Today Show.  It was Chicken Fricassee.  The thing that intrigued me the most was something called a “liaison” which is a mixture of egg yolks and heavy cream that is used to thicken a sauce.  I immediately prepared… 

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Lightened Up Tuna Noodle Casserole

tuna noodle casserole

I wouldn’t say that my mom was obsessed with making tuna noodle casserole, but she made it at least once a month when I was growing up and more frequently during Lent especially on Fridays when we didn’t eat any meat. Trust me, our family never complained. I was always fascinated that she made this… 

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