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Big batch cooking: food for the freezer

penne and cheese; chicken green curry

One of the difficulties with being a home cook is that it takes time, and on weeknights especially, time is at a premium. I often don’t get home until 7:30 or later; some nights the prospect of then chopping food, cooking and dishing up can be daunting enough to make [...]

Christmas dinner: chicken, candles and company

roast chicken with herb butter

For Christmas we had a friend come over, and I wanted to make a meal that would be nice but not overly demanding. I settled on roast chicken, along with roasted potatoes and roasted Brussels sprouts (our friend brought some cold appetizers plus truffles for dessert and some vodka), and leafed [...]

Off-Book Post: Chicken Soup, Breadsticks and Cookies

chicken soup with stars, garlic breadsticks, chocolate chip cookies
I’ve had a pretty hectic few weeks. Months. I lose track. Work has been reasonably busy, plus I’m volunteering, I’m writing, I’m trying to get any number of other things done. And I have been slacking off on the blog. Last Sunday on Oscar night, I knew [...]

CIA One Dish Meals: Not Technically One Dish, But Still Good

sauteed chicken with Moroccan hot and sweet tomato sauce
April has kind of gotten away from me, and this project with it. I’m still figuring out what I need to do to complete the remaining cookbooks by the end of June; I think I have a lot of work ahead of me. I’m on vacation this [...]

Pure Poultry: Hot Soup for a Chilly Evening

chicken chili soup with fresh lime
I can’t believe how long it’s been since I had a chance to cook for and post to this blog. Things have been a little hectic. And it’s going to be all the more challenging to meet my goal of cooking from every book by the end of June, but [...]

Best Recipes From the Backs of Boxes, Bottles, Cans and Jars: If This Is “Best,” What Didn’t Make the Cut?

tangy chicken
It’s time for another Recipes of the Damned offering, this one a cookbook extolling the virtues of processed food. More specifically, this book is a compilation of recipes found on product labels. The premises of the book seem to be that a) People use a lot of processed foods, b) People who use a [...]

Pepper Springs Cookbook: Unstable Enchiladas

sour cream chicken enchiladas
Pepper Springs Cookbook barely makes it into the list of my holdings that qualify as cookbooks. It’s a little wirebound booklet with a rigid back that stands up to display the recipe of choice, and all the recipes rely on sauce or flavor mixes sold by the company. We got it in [...]

Twofer: How to Cook Everything and The Chicken Parts Cookbook

rice with fresh herbs, How to Cook Everything
drumsticks gremolata, The Chicken Parts Cookbook
Still careening around my life without managing to quite get back on track with the blog, I’m afraid. In theory the weekend would have been a fine time to get caught up, but on Friday night I was out, on Saturday I was [...]

Cooking Essentials: Beautifully Rendered Basics

Cajun-style chicken
Cooking Essentials is a beautifully designed book from a cookbook club I used to be in. It presents what it promises: fundamental techniques and principles of cooking.
I wanted something easy and undemanding. It’s been a long week, and my energy was low. So I opted for Cajun-style chicken, which is about as simple as [...]

The Irreverent Flavor of Nike: A Blast From My Past

Julie’s parmesan chicken
If you live in the Pacific Northwest for any period of time and are willing to entertain the pursuit of corporate work, odds are strong that you will put in some time at either Nike or Microsoft, or both. If not at the company itself, one of its vendors. If not as a [...]