Moroccan Chicken and Butternut Squash Tagine

moroccan chicken and butternut squash tagine

The struggle to find something new and interesting to serve for dinner is real. Chicken is a staple for so many of us, but what to do with it? A tagine is an excellent choice, especially for weeknight cooking. Get it started when you get home and let it cook away while you handle the […]

Slow Cooker Chicken: Asian Ginger Garlic

ginger garlic chicken

Winter warrants warm, comfort food. While I love hanging out in the kitchen, there is nothing like a slow cooker meal to lighten the load and fill your home with delicious scents. This Asian-inspired slow cooker meal makes great use of your slow cooker and solves another problem… what else can I make for dinner […]

Mediterranean Chicken and Quinoa Salad

mediterranean chicken and quinoa recipe

It is no wonder the Mediterranean Diet continues to grow in popularity. The fresh, wholesome ingredient approach to cooking provides flavor and nutrition. By using a combination of foods that bring out the best in each other, you can create a plate that is packed with goodness and tastes great, too. This Mediterranean Chicken and […]

Crock-tober Cooking: 40 Clove Garlic Chicken

40 clove garlic chicken recipe

37, 38, 39… 40. Forty, not thirty-nine, people. That’s what makes the difference. Well, it is possible that if you only had 39 cloves of garlic the absence would hardly be noticed. I wouldn’t know because in the many times I’ve made this dish, I’ve never used one more or less than 40. I’m not […]

Kitchen Basics: Roasting Chicken

roasted chicken basics

Another boring weekday meal…is that what you were thinking? Deciding on dinner can be tough. Despite our best planning efforts we, too, get in a rut. To make matters worse, throw chicken at it. Chicken winds up in lots of our meal planning as a source of protein. I am the only one who really likes seafood? I can sometimes get […]

Lola Cooks: Dragon Soup

dragon soup recipe

Soup month and the Chinese New Year collide here to bring us the inspiration for today’s post. While this might not be traditional Chinese fare, it incorporates some of our favorite things about fresh Asian soups. We like to call it Dragon Soup. Our soup is basic at its heart, but made better with ginger […]

Over the River & Through the Woods: The Meal

winter picnic recipes

Deciding what to take on your winter picnic can be tricky.  Outdoor temps are likely to quickly cool any hot foods, so you’ll want to take that into account when making your selection. Insert our choice for this winter picnic, fried chicken cutlets and cornmeal waffles. Both are tasty at room temperature or cooler and a […]

Lola Cooks: Tex Mex Chicken and Dumplings

tex mex chicken and dumplings recipe

Isn’t it interesting how food affects mood? Many of my childhood memories circle around meals or gatherings where food was part of the supporting cast. As an adult, I make plans and even consider vacation spots based on the cuisine involved. To relive our fond food feelings we often make dishes that are familiar. But […]

Lola Cooks: Stuffed Chili Peppers

stuffed chili peppers recipe

Spring has arrived and with it an urge to be outdoors. This past weekend we cleaned up the grill and got it ready for a long outdoor season. There is nothing quite like the smell of grilling. One of the things I love to do while I already have the grill fired up is grill up a […]

Lola Cooks: Roasted Chicken Tortilla Soup

best chicken tortilla soup recipe

January is National Soup Month and there couldn’t be a better time for it. I enjoy soup year round, but there is nothing like a warm bowl of soup to start your winter meal. Not only does it allow you to round out your meal, but many broth-based soups are lower in calories and filled with good […]