My very dear friend, Peg is coming for dinner and I’m going to serve chicken. That may seem like a kind of cheap and commonplace dinner to serve to a close friend but I’m making this chicken in a way I know Peg will love. I usually call Peg my Guinea Peg because I like to try out recipes on that poor woman but I’ve already tested this recipe and all I can say is I have no problem serving it to people I care about! It’s simple but very tasty and since it’s the recipe of a world famous chef I call it Keller Whole Roasted Chicken.
Keller Whole Roast Chicken
When my boys were kids it seemed that nearly every day there was some activity we had to get to after school and on weekends. Even in summer there was softball, swimming, Scouts, and 4-H. I hated not being able to cook at home and even on nights I did cook at home it was sometimes something from a box. One meal that was quick and that the boys liked was Hamburger Helper. Then I realized I could do my own version and the kids declared it Better than Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni!
Better than Helper Cheeseburger Macaroni
Chicken is still an inexpensive option for a great dinner. It’s versatile and can be a delight but certain cooking methods can result in disappointment. If I leave the skin on chicken it’s because I want that nice, crisp skin. Braising chicken infuses it with the flavors in the liquid but can leave the skin soggy. But these Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs give me all the flavor I want and a nice crispy skin, too!
Crispy Braised Chicken Thighs
Back in April I posted my recipe for Bam’s Tuesday Casserole (which isn’t really a casserole). I’d been making it the same way since my sons were very little. I really like it, don’t get me wrong. But I thought it was time to make a couple of changes. Get ready for Bam’s Tuesday Casserole Updated.
Bam’s Tuesday Casserole Updated!
Everyone I know loves Buffalo chicken wings. They’re always perfect for parties and I’ve made them even when there isn’t a party. I think they’re great! But I don’t always want to have to stand over the fryer to make them. So, when I’m craving Buffalo chicken I make my Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread.
Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Bread
I saw a recipe for Salmon Pattie Sliders at This Happy Mommy and, since I’m trying to eat more fish I wanted to try it. Of course I had to add a couple of ingredients because
I didn’t really want to taste the salmon that’s the way I roll. This is my version: Bam’s Salmon Pattie Sliders with Lemon Aioli. If you like salmon I think you’d like either version!
Bam’s Salmon Pattie Sliders with Lemon Aioli
We’re due to get between 8 and 11 inches of snow by midnight with more snow overnight. This makes me long for summer and some fabulous grilled burgers. But firing up the grill in a snowstorm and high winds isn’t on my way up on my list of things I’m willing to do. Instead I’m making Southwest Burger Mac & Cheese.
Southwest Burger Mac & Cheese
I live in Michigan where two types of Michiganders reside. There are the Yoopers (U’pers) who live in the U.P. (Upper Peninsula) and the Trolls who live under the (Mackinac) Bridge. I’m a Troll but I love the U.P.! It’s a lovely part of our state and boasts some of the most spectacular scenery in the Midwest. The U.P. also has some unique foods. Pasties (pronounced “pass-tees”) are a favorite of mine since I was a little girl. But, since I’m a Troll I make Yooper Pasties Troll Version!
This way to Yooper Pasties Troll Version!
I admit I’m a total carnivore. Sometimes people suggest I become a vegetarian and I tell them I’m already a vegetarian once removed; I eat animals that eat a vegetarian diet. Still, every once in a while I have a craving for good old macaroni & cheese. But I don’t always make it with cheddar cheese. You know…the “normal” way. Tonight it’s Macaroni & Cheese with 4 Cheeses!
The recipe is right here!
I noticed a recipe for Swiss burgers a while back on (I believe) Recipes.com and thought it might be something Mr. Comfortable would enjoy. But naturally I had to kick up the flavor a bit so I came up with this version. Mr. C gave my Swiss Cheeseburgers with Tomato Gravy two thumbs up and he’s not a big burger lover! I love burgers. I’d eat them a lot but Mr. C is still having some trouble eating them. But by making these burgers with the tomato gravy I could make both of us happy. And, boy, did these make us happy! Seriously what’s better than a burger stuffed with cheese?
Get the recipe for this filling and delicious dish here!