I am not a very big chicken fan, so when I find a chicken recipe I actually like (like this one!!) it becomes a regular part of our routine as my kids LOVE chicken! They particularly like “chicken on the bone” (drumsticks). I personally dislike drumsticks because all the flavour ends up on the skin, and I don’t eat the skin, so it ends up being quite bland. These drumsticks, however, have no skin so the flavour goes straight through to the meat. They also marinate all day, so that doesn’t hurt things either. 😉
My friends over at Little Dish asked me to come up with some recipes to show off their new range of (low salt, no sugar/sweetner) sauces. We love Little Dish products around here, so of course we were happy to!
I came up with two fun recipes that the kids were able to make almost entirely by themselves using Little Dish’s “Classic Tomato Pasta Sauce” and “Mild Korma Cooking Sauce”. We were all quite pleased with how yummy the dishes turned out and will most definitely be making them again! Continue Reading…
Anyone else love Maurice Sendak books as a kid? There is one (later set to music by Carol King) called “Chicken Soup with Rice”* and it is basically a love song devoted to the meal. I never minded chicken soup with rice as a kid (my mom made it occasionally) but it wasn’t until a few months ago I really understood why this meal deserved its own love song. After trying out (and then adapting) a recipe for a creamy chicken soup with rice, I can now say that I completely understand the sentiment. (Also, the song is pretty catchy, so there is a lot to love here.) So do yourself and your kids a favour and put on this youtube video* while you whip up a batch of this outrageously delicious soup. I promise you won’t regret it!
By: Kate Davies
The flavors in this dish are so bright and fresh. Asparagus, cherry tomatoes, lemon zest, shallots, garlic, and rosemary accompany balsamic-marinated chicken on a single tray under high heat, and it all cooks in less than 25 minutes.
We are adding a new series to the blog called, “This Is How We Do It” or “Kate’s Cooking School”. The second name is definitely more descriptive, but the first one makes us laugh, so that’s what we’ve gone with. 🙂 Having gone to culinary school, Kate is full of all kinds of great food-related information. From how to best chop an onion, to how to do that flippy thing with the pan when you’re sautéing something, to how to make baller chicken stock (featured here). Please let us know if there are any techniques or basic recipes that you’d like to learn more about and Kate might write it up for you!
Chicken Stock-by Kate Davies
We have another beautiful meal from my lovely friend Nomi today! Her baked gnocchi recipe was super popular, and I have no doubt this one will be as well. Everything Nomi cooks, bakes, sews, etc. is so utterly wholesome and charming; I hope she keeps sending us posts to share!
(PS: Check out this mermaid outfit she threw together for her daughter last minute. So flipping cute!!)
Baked Enchiladas – by Nomi Olsthoorn
Kate and I have been friends for nearly 25 years. For nearly a quarter of a century, we have laughed together, cried together, traveled together, and even lived together. I more or less think of her as a sister.
When I started to think that I could use some help keeping up with the blog, Kate was an obvious choice. Not only is she one of the best cooks I know (she studied at the Culinary Institute of America), but she is also one of my most favourite people on the planet. Though she has never blogged before, she is a much better writer than I am, and I know she is going to be awesome. You guys will totally love her.
My superstar husband not only held down the fort while I was away, but he also managed to cook (and photograph) some delicious dinners! This chicken and rice dish is one of our favourite dishes that he makes: it is quick, easy, and uses very few ingredients which is always helpful!
With that, I’ll hand things over to Hungerpapa. (Sorry if that name is super duper cutesy, but it simply can’t be avoided.)
Time for another “Friends with Recipes” post! This one is from my IG friend Amy who is one of the most thoughtful and creative mamas out there. We’ve never met in person, but I can tell you from seeing her pictures every day for the last three (or so) years that she is incredibly crafty, an excellent braider (check out her #hairenvywithavery hashtag!), and she likes to eat well. She is also a very real and genuine mama who goes over and above to make life awesome for her kids. I find her account so inspiring. (Keep an eye out for their annual summer “to-do” list. I’m still trying to work up enough energy to make one of our own!).
All of that is to say that I knew Amy would come up with a great recipe for us, and indeed she did!
Greek Chicken Gyros with Avocado Dill Spread – Amy Holgerson
Hi. I am Amy, Mama to 2 kiddies, wifie to one dude, and all around wannabe domestic goddess. You can find me on IG over sharing under the handle @bugbeansmomma.
When Bethie asked if I would be into sharing a recipe, I was very excited. Then we started a two week flooring remodel project. Living without a stove for two weeks can really put a damper on my wannabe domestic goddess routine. But last night I got to cook my first meal since getting our stove back in. I decided to take my Greek chicken I already have on rotation and put a little twist on it. So with that said, here is my Greek chicken gyro with a creamy avocado dill spread.