Category Archives: Poultry

We eat a lot of chicken – only organic – and not our own which are more like pets – even though we do eat their eggs. There are literally thousands of recipes with chicken – I will share with you our family’s favorites – most of which are quick, easy and healthy.Most of the time we remove the skin – which, although delicious – is the part with the most fat on it. With great seasonings and sauces, fresh ingredients and good organic chickens, we don’t miss it at all.

Claire Finkel’s Cranberry Chicken

The amazing mom ( now in her nineties) of one of our dear friends makes this chicken and her kids do too. Yummy and so easy! Claire Finkel’s Cranberry Chicken   Ingredients 4 chicken breasts ( I mixed thighs and … Continue reading

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Getting cooler – time to bring out the Slow Cooker! And making bread with the grandsons!

I LOVE making bread with my grandsons –  such fun kneading it just a few Fridays ago! Lucky me! Fortunately throwing the dough around to pick up the pieces helps it taste even better! Clean hands for all little boys … Continue reading

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And finally in California it is cooling down – just a little – time for great recipes!

It has been a very long summer and I look longingly at my fall and winter clothes. Thank goodness I can wear some of them now! East coast travel is looking like lots of fun! Spent a few days in … Continue reading

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Great new chicken recipe for the slow cooker – here it is!

Paprika Chicken in the Slow Cooker Ingredients 1 red bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced 1 onion, sliced 1 (28 oz.) can whole plum tomatoes, drained and coarsely chopped, with 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Slow cooker heaven – and cooking with kids!

This time of year is great for the Slow Cooker. Mine is used at least twice a week if not more as I have been making desserts in it too – some of which were on earlier blogs. Here is … Continue reading

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Great easy recipe – for cooking with kids! Chicken and Pretzels!

Its always fun to find a way to make boring chicken a little less boring. Here is a great and easy recipe that the kids absolutely  loved! Try it and let me know how your family enjoys it? Pretzel Chicken … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup – easy and filling

Chicken Tortilla Soup in the Slow Cooker ( from All Recipes with some changes) INGREDIENTS 1 pound shredded, cooked chicken 1 (15 ounce) can whole peeled tomatoes,mashed 1 (10 ounce) can enchilada sauce 1 medium onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, … Continue reading

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Turkey eggs are soooo delicious – try them some time! We grow our own

Turkey eggs are much larger than chicken eggs – and much more delicious. They are a more intense flavor and the yolk is more yellow – we love them. I love making egg salad – generally low fat mayo, salt … Continue reading

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Bok Choy Lemon Chicken Noodle Soup – a good way to use cooked chicken – comfort food!

Chicken Noodle Soup does seem to have medicinal qualities for me – and for many others – although I am not sure that is scientific but it sure comforts me. This recipe takes a slightly different angle on it – … Continue reading

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Leftover Casserole – easy when cooking with kids

Trying to create a fun dinner every night is a challenge. So as I opened the fridge and took a look I decided to put a lot of leftovers together – and it really tasted wonderful! Here it is! Ingredients: … Continue reading

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Chinese Dinner – and our Chinese ‘adopted’ son Wang Xuezong – a successful entrepreneur in China

In 1987 I was fortunate to be invited by the Head of Science and Technology of the People’s Republic of China to Beijing to lecture on the Role of Technology in Entrepreneurial Companies. It was an amazing trip – and … Continue reading

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Chicken Nuggets – the low cal way – kids love them and so do adults! Cook them with your kids!

I love Chicken Nuggets but they are always deep fried. Here is a great tip from a Food Channel Show called Calorie Commando. http://bit.ly/LowCalRecipes Chicken Nuggets – Low Cal and Delicious: Ingredients: 3 Chicken breasts skinless and boneless cut into … Continue reading

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Thai Slow Cooker Chicken – cooking with kids – great tastes, easy recipe!

Thailand is called the land of smiles – perhaps its because the food is so delicious! Thai cooking combines sweet and hot, sour and creamy – and a common ingredient is coconut milk, another is peanuts and of course the … Continue reading

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Tried a new recipe – tasted really good although a bit bland – so needed dressing up so I added more lemons -MUCH better! SO simple the kids can do it!

Slow Cooker Chicken This was sooo easy – the grandkids could have cooked it. So next time  I will make it with them! It needed some more kick – so I added a bit to it – you may wish … Continue reading

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Easy dinner – cooking with kids!

I love cooking for guests but some days it seems like a chore. That is when I throw together the ‘easy’ meal. Here it is! And the kids can mix the marinade, also place the chicken in the bundt pan … Continue reading

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Gluten free Chicken Casserole with Rice – oh my ! We could not stop eating it!

This is one of the easiest and most delicious dishes I have ever made. I know that you will LOVE it. It is juicy, tasty and gluten free! Amazing! My son is gluten intolerant-and we are having a dinner party … Continue reading

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The Kids Cook Monday Campaign – a project of The Monday Campaigns – and all about Cooking with Kids!

The Kids Cook Monday is a project of The Monday Campaigns. The Monday Campaigns is in association with the Columbia Mailman School of Public Health, the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Syracuse Newhouse School of Public Communications. I found this site … Continue reading

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Chicken Pot Pie with a difference – not the white sauce kind, but the tomato sauce kind!

I love pastry of all kinds – and this is an easy way to make a pot pie. I do not like the creamy white sauce that goes with most pot pies – so this one uses a rich darker … Continue reading

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Are you tired of turkey yet? Here is a different way to cook it – could almost be veal ( almost)

By this time of year I am getting tired of turkey. So I found this way to cook them. Ok so who are we fooling? This is not veal – but it is low in calories and quite tasty. Give … Continue reading

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A great Slow Cooker Thanksgiving recipe – as we give thanks for so many blessings in our lives

Health and family togetherness with the love of good friends – what could be more important! We wish your family the most grateful of thanksgivings – as we are with ours. We feel so very blessed to live in the … Continue reading

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