butter chicken and other adventures

butter chicken

  Butter Chicken~ (n) : A savory, spicy concoction of Indian spices in a creamy coconut sauce, that makes me wonder why it’s called butter chicken since there really is not that much butter in it to merit a word in the title of the recipe. Mmmmm, Butter Chicken. It took me close to ten years to introduce this to my husband. However: I  have  had “Butter Chicken” on my weekly-monthly-want-to-make list forever. Well, about ten years, but: who’s counting? Oh wait. Me. I’m counting. I’m counting a lot these days. Now, I am down to a count down. But: […]

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chicken and yellow rice

Chicken and yellow rice~ sans the yellow dye A few months’ ago, my mother gave me stacks of old cookbooks. In the stack of dusty and tattered bindings were titles ranging from diet fads of the 70’s (grapefruit diet, anyone?) to more modern gems like Nigella. But.  the diamond in the bunch was an old navy blue cloth covered binder, it’s once pointed corners now frayed,  worn and rounded with time… bursting with handwritten recipes collected over a span of 70 years, small amber colored  clippings from newspapers and magazines, and assorted labels from wine bottles, that were carefully soaked […]

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spicy chicken dumplings

Years ago, I was blessed with the opportunity to visit Chicago, courtesy of Kenmore. And… with that trip I was able to take a culinary tour with two of my best food blogging friends, and we went to Chinatown and had Dim Sum. Ever since that trip, I crave those little tasty morsels on occasion pretty much every day.  So, when there is an occasion for bite sized foods (Superbowl, New Years Eve..) you can bet I’m making some sort of Dim Sum.   These were filled with a mixture of ground chicken breast, green onions, ginger, garlic and chilli […]

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grilled lemon thyme kabobs

Kabobs are the ultimate in traveling meals. You have your veggies and protein all in one convenient skewer, and you can eat it with one hand. I guess the only danger involved is that stick. Kabobs should have a warning label: Not intended for children under the age of 5. Because those sticks can quickly become swords when you’re a little kid. Just sayin’

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chicken divan

Wow… the wi fi is slower than molasses here.. but that’s what va ca is about, huh? I managed to post on mamakeith… slow on the pics here though! Oh well… I’m making meatloaf in the world’s smallest kitchen..and I can’t wait to post pics… ya gotta ALWAYS have something to look forward to, ya know?! Tomorrow we are headin out to the “humps”… mmm sushi!

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chicken divan

And the answer is… chicken divan! I have to admit, I never had this dish until fairly recently. I don’t know why either, because I love curry…. hmmm maybe it’s because my mom never made it growing up? Maybe because it’s one of those dishes you just don’t see on restaurant menus? I guess I will never know. Now for the recipe: Bear with me because the first recipe I had for this was made with mayo… and that after baking basically became an oil slick that resembled an oven version of the exx on-Valdez. No. ugh. Don’t want that! […]

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