Made this one really impromptu the other night when I realized I didn't have the ingredients for the Baked Stuffed Chicken I was trying to make.  I took a look at what was in the fridge and made do and everyone loved it! Feta, Tomato & Basil Stuffed Chicken Ingredients: -Cherry or Grape Tomatoes -Feta Cheese (one tub) -Fresh Basil -3-4 … [Read more...]

Congrats to our food processor giveaway winner - Courtney! Thanks to all who entered and happy cooking! ----------------------------------------------------------------------- Mother's Day is just around the corner and I've been chatting with my cooking group about which gifts and gadgets for the kitchen we'd most likely to wake up to on … [Read more...]

CONTEST CLOSED - Congrats to DeNai who won our Vitamix giveaway! ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- What tools are to some guys, kitchen appliances are to me - and I imagine many of you can relate. There's something about a shiny new appliance in the kitchen that just … [Read more...]

While I'm not one for a weekly menu plan (I know, shame on me), I do have one thing that it's a staple in our weekly dinner menu - roast chicken.  Sometimes I cook them; often, I pick them up at the local grocery store. (Sometime I'll share with you all the secret of my roast chicken - it's easy and amazing!) And I also love already-cooked … [Read more...]

Heard of vapor technology?  I hadn't but it's what 360Cookware uses with all of their products and it's really pretty cool.  Using this vapor technology, you never need cook anything on higher than medium heat.  Because of the stainless steal and vapor seal on the cookware, the food cooks evenly on all sides, allowing it to cook it is own juices … [Read more...]

Yesterday I posted about the yummy Cheesy Artichoke Dip I made with the Philly Lawry's Cooking Team.  I wanted to share the rest of the recipes and pictures today!  Our theme was a "holiday" dinner so we went with a Labor Day couples party. Here's what we made, with recipes: Pineapple Salsa 1 pineapple, chopped 1 onion, chopped 1-2 tsp … [Read more...]

Recently I had an opportunity to attend a preview of Target's new grocery products, which included Giada De Laurentiis for Target Kitchen. Giada De Laurentiis did two cooking demos for us, using her food and culinary products. I am such a Target fan , plus I worked in production at the food network from 94 to 99 (3 years before she joined the … [Read more...]

A lot of people think of crockpots as a) something gathering dust in the back of a cupboard or b) an appliance mainly suited for fall and winter. But with spring in the air, warmer evenings and more daylight hours, I'm finding the crockpot is a handy way to get dinner on the table in any season. I recently had the chance to try out the … [Read more...]

Looking for a gift idea for your favorite baker this holiday season (or to put on your own wishlist?) The Bosch Universal Plus is not for lightweight bakers. In fact, it's not even called a mixer. It's called a Kitchen Machine. This baby has an 800 watt motor and a 6.5 quart mixing bowl - big enough and strong enough to mix up to 15 lbs of bread … [Read more...]

I've already written about my love affair with my Blendtec blender here - these things are amazing! Just in the last few days I've used mine to make smoothies, soup, hummus, margaritas, pancakes, zucchini bread and grind coffee. All their blenders are on sale right now for the holidays, but you can save an additional $50 on a Factory … [Read more...]