Monthly Archives: August 2011

Creative cooking with the microwave with chicken, corn and a chili pepper

Face it, we’re sometimes just NOT in the mood to turn on the stove, heat up the kitchen, and get excited about dinner.  Even so, hunger may spur our kitchen adventure, or we may just simply have thawed chicken breasts … Continue reading

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Weddings and cupcakes

As part of our wedding fare, we were sampling cupcakes, specifically mini-cupcakes.  The two exotic flavored recipes we tried were the jalapeno and the chocolate bacon.  As far as I was concerned…the bacon idea was interesting only as a novelty. … Continue reading

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Tonight’s dinner-Greek style chicken breasts in poblano peppers

I have dinner in the oven as we speak, and in about 40 minutes, we’ll get to sample it and see what we think of it.  In the meantime, since I’m confident of what I’m doing and its success…I’m going … Continue reading

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Fair or unfair? Breasts and Walmart?

I bought some chicken breasts in Pascagoula, Mississippi today at Walmart.  They were on sale for $1.88, easily making them among the least expensive meat purchases for the week. That’s what I thought anyhow. Bringing the chicken breasts home, for … Continue reading

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Family stuff and cupcake sampling

I’ve been gone a few days, enjoying visiting family and doing family stuff.  It’s always nice to do that.  It also seemed like a very good time to sample some cupcake recipes. The two on the sample list? Jalapeno and … Continue reading

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Green chilies or peppers?

While I now call the Gulf Coast home, that was not the case for most of my life.  Most of my life was spent in the Southwest, where the beaches are plentiful, and the water is scarce. Okay, so it’s … Continue reading

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Summer colds with chicken and rice

Sometimes, one of those respiratory viruses that my mother would dub “creeping crud” will strike in summer.  I just call them colds, but there is no level of misery worse than a summer cold.  The heat and humidity, thunderstorms and … Continue reading

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