Peanut-Crusted Chicken Wings for Game Day

Are you a flat or a drum? I am a flat — I love the two-bone piece of wing. Whole chicken wings are composed of three parts. The flat, the drum, and the tip. Flats get their name because simply put, they’re flat with two small bones that run the length of the wing. They …

Get Your Game On with Tailgating Recipes

We’re about a month into college football season and things are just getting started. All the early supposedly easy games are over and we’re getting into the more serious match-ups. The air is getting crisper and the leaves are starting to change color. It’s tailgating season and you need tailgating recipes! At the bottom of …

Chicken Wings for the Dirty Birds

  Other than the recent reports concerning Georgia’s Fifth District, the big deal right now in The ATL is that the Falcons are playing the Green Bay Packers for the NFC Championship — and a ticket to the 51st Super Bowl. In honor of the Falcons, also known as the “Dirty Birds,” I thought I’d …

Rotisserie Chicken Means Quick Satisfying Soups

Please note that this post may contain affiliate links. (That means I make a commission if you use my affiliate link to buy the product.)  Snow, sleet, and freezing rain means that soups are on the menu in my kitchen. There’s nothing like a steaming hot bowl of soup in in the winter to take …

Turkey 101: All You Need to Know

The first time I ever brined a turkey was over 10 years ago. I had read about it in Cook’s Illustrated and was pretty curious, so we thought we’d give it a try. We made an overnight brine with salt, sugar, and spices. The result was a moist and tender bird with the most beautiful caramel-colored …

Peachy Keen Chicken Salad

I love chicken salad. What’s not to love? It’s a great summer lunch or supper, perfect for making ahead and it will a few days in the fridge. Chicken salad can be made with leftover chicken and a smart way to use up end bits of the Sunday bird or it can be made with …

Hunter’s Chicken with Mushrooms

You know the story. “Chicken Recipes” are the number one recipe-related search item on the internet. Well, not really. According to Google that worthy topic actually comes in at Number Four. (Who knew Pumpkin Seeds were so popular?!) Nonetheless, chicken is easy, quick, and inexpensive.  One of my all-time favorite recipes is the classic dish Hunter’s …

Cooking with Citrus: Spicy Chicken with Clementines

Earlier this week I was in the local co-op experiencing a bit of a conundrum regarding planning this week’s meals. After seemingly months of rich, holiday foods followed by a few days of delicious – but somewhat drab – field peas, winter greens, and cornbread, I felt ready for something bright, clean, and fresh. This …

How to Fry Chicken – Southern Fried Chicken

When my dear grandmother was alive and I would come home to visit, it did not matter if it was 2:00 in the morning or 2:00 in the afternoon—I would walk in the door and she would be standing at the stove frying chicken for me. Yes, clearly I was spoiled absolutely rotten. But also …

Atlanta Snow 2014: Heat Things Up with Curried Wings

Atlanta  Atlanta got hit with 2-inches of snow and the world stopped. Literally. For 18-hours. It’s been all over the national news and everyone is in disbelief. If you you think it’s as simple as Southerners not being able to drive in the snow – you’re wrong…. However, I am not here to talk about politics, …