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Chicken, Mushroom and Wild Rice Soup with Spinach

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I’m currently watching the Vice Presidential debate.

Clearly, I need comfort.

Or maybe a shot of whiskey. Perhaps some online shopping. At this point, I’ll take what I can get.

Whiskey and shopping aside, certain foods have the ability to take the edge off. For me, it’s the foods my mom made for us as a kid, a plate of pasta or this, a big bowl of warm, savory soup.

Lucky for me, Washington State is made for soup weather. Our months of gray cloudiness have started. It’s dark when I wake up, and well on its way to darkness when I get home from work.

The fall and winter are really the best seasons for soup not only because of the weather, but because of the produce that’s in season. Potatoes, sweet potatoes, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, kale and chard are plentiful. Let me tell you something, folks, these are the best building blocks for amazing soups. Read More »

Honey-Chile Chicken Wings

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I’ve noticed that there are chicken wing people and non-chicken wing people.

I’m a non-chicken wing person.  The typical wing in a restaurant is fried and covered in buffalo wing sauce, a texture and flavor I’ve just never quite gotten into.

My fiance, Casey, is definitely a chicken wing person.  Chicken wings on a menu in a restaurant?  Pretty sure he’s ordering them.  He’s ordering them and then devouring them like a mad man. Read More »

Spicy Yogurt Marinated Chicken Kabobs

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Hello, summer!

With the first mention of  “kabob”, you know what season it is.

Grilled chicken can incite groans from even the most die-hard grillers because of its reputation of bland flavor and dry texture.  But if done right, it can become your new favorite and quite the crowd pleaser. Read More »

Thai-Style Basil Chicken

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Yet another simple, quick and delicious recipe to exercise my love affair with the wok.

This one comes from Wok Every Day, an incredibly versatile cookbook that has recipes for all styles and genres of cooking, all using your wok. Read More »

Thai-style Chicken in Sweet Chili Sauce

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As soon as I ordered my new wok, I knew I had to add some great wok-cooking cookbooks to my repertoire.

I came across Jaden Hair’s The Steamy Kitchen Cookbook, and after glancing through some of the recipes, ordered it immediately.  I was not disappointed when it arrived.  There are so many dishes I want to cook!  But I had to make a choice for my first one, and here it is. Read More »