Archives for January 2014

Grilled Asian Chicken

Some nights you just need to throw together something simple and fast, yet still tastes great. This was one of those perfect recipes meeting that criteria. Marinating chicken breasts is so easy to do and takes almost no effort at all. The marinade helps to add flavor without a lot of calories, and the vinegar […]

Saffron Quinoa with Zucchini Ribbons

I’m just mad about saffron. Saffron’s mad about me. Anyone else remember that song? No, I was not around when it first came out, it was in a Mello Yellow soda commercial when I was growing up. Saffron is an interesting flavoring. I haven’t used it often but every time I do, I wonder why […]

Lemon Turmeric Chicken with Olives

After reading about some of the benefits to cooking with turmeric and using it on my chicken skewers, I decided to try another recipe. Hey, a little turmeric goes a long way and I’ve got a lifetime supply in a jar to get through. 😉 I love the color of it and it adds a […]

Raisin Chocolate Chip Scones

Maybe Marie Antoinette actually said “My throne for a scone!” Have you tried scones? They are kind of like the biscuits sweet cousin. They have the texture of a buttermilk biscuit but you usually find them in sweet flavors with dried fruits, chocolate bits, vanilla flavored, gingerbread, pumpkin. You get the idea. I haven’t made […]

Slow Cooker Drunken Beef Stew

Have you ever had those slow cooked baked beans called borracho beans or drunken beans? They are spicy beans simmered for hours in stout beer. I don’t know exactly what the beer does to the beans, but it’s wonderful! Since we’ve got the alcohol theme and the slow cooker theme going with recipes lately, I […]