Monday, March 30, 2015

Punch Bowl Strawberry Lush Angel Cake

Punch Bowl Strawberry Lush Angel Cake

Punch Bowl Strawberry Lush Angel Cake

Punch bowls have a long history in the South and this dessert is a perfect one to ring in spring. Back in the day before hiring a caterer was the norm, families provided all of the food and labor for big parties and family events, and every family had a treasured punch bowl, almost always one that had been passed down a few times.


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Monday, March 23, 2015

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole with a filling made of pre-cooked chicken, cream soup and chicken broth, canned veggies and a few herbs and seasonings.

Chicken Pot Pie Casserole

Those of y'all who've been around here awhile know that I love my homemade, from scratch two-crust, chicken pot pie. It's classic, the way a pot pie should be, and it quickly became both a fan and family favorite. This batter topped recipe is just a tad bit quicker version for when time is running short.

The topping bakes up like a biscuit, the filling is made with already cooked chicken that you've hopefully put up, cream soup and chicken broth, canned or frozen veggies and a few herbs and seasonings. It's a quicker, but delicious, alternative for those lazy busy days like the ones I'm having lately!


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Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Cajun Sticky Chicken

Cajun style sticky chicken, made with boneless, skinless thighs, seared in butter and oil, then caramelized with brown sugar and finished with a rich, trinity enhanced roux.

Cajun Sticky Chicken

Rouse's Market is my favorite grocery store here, hands down, and they often have the large bags of chicken thighs or leg quarters at a great sale price. Recently, it was the large packages of boneless, skinless chicken thighs, so I picked them up with this recipe in mind.

You've likely heard of all sorts of "sticky chicken" recipes around the net ranging from the rubbed and roasted, rotissiere style like I have here on the blog, or the ketchup, honey and soy sauce version, and there's even a version with pineapple, something akin to my slow cooker version, along with a wide range of variations.


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Friday, March 6, 2015

Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

Homemade chicken noodle soup, made from a whole chicken in an electronic pressure cooker.

Pressure Cooker Chicken Noodle Soup

If you've been a friend of this blog for any amount of time, you already know that I love my food cooked the old-fashioned way - in the oven or on the top of the stove, low and slow. It's part of the whole process that birthed this recipe website to begin with - connecting to my Mama and Grandma through cooking, after Hurricane Katrina changed my entire career path overnight. There's just something magical that happens with that low and slow process that makes you understand the whole emotional connection to our past while cooking for someone in the present, and how it literally explodes the flavor in a dish that just doesn't happen any other way.


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