Picnic Chicken and a Walk in the Park

Life is always changing. Two years ago Walk in the Park Day had all sorts of strange restrictions. We were in lock down. People only went out when absolutely necessary. While walks were encouraged, local parks were closed.

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More than Just National Hearts of Artichoke Day

Today is National Hearts of Artichoke Day. Now I must admit, my original plan was to completely ignore Hearts of Artichoke Day. After all, I’ve done 3 postings since 2019 singing the praises of Artichoke Hearts. Just how much is left to say?

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Lemon Pepper Chicken Thigh Supper

Today is special on so many levels. It’s National Popcorn Day. I swear, this day was created just for my Pops, who happens to live on Popcorn. And today just happens to be his birthday. Hum, I wonder if the Powers that Be had a hand in National Popcorn Day and Pop’s birthday being one and the same.

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Fire Up That Grill!

I know, it’s the dead of winter in the Northern Hemisphere. Snow on the ground, rain falling, icy winds blowing. So bundle up, because this amazing marinated chicken cooks up quick!

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A Lemony Chicken Piccata Supper

Welcome to a typical Thursday in our home. One of the benefits of retirement is that we get to enjoy home cooked meals everyday, not just on the weekends.

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Oh Yeah, Bring on that Heat

Wow – what a difference a year can make! On this day last year I gave all my reasons for not following the National Calendar to celebrate Baklava Day (too dang early in the year) and why I wasn’t baking bread on National Home-baked Bread Day.

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The Perfect Midnight Meal

Today is National Chicken and Waffles Day. When it comes to Chicken and Waffles, most of those “in the know” have heard that we can thank Harlem’s bleary-eyed jazz musicians for this combination. As the story goes, these entertainers often frequented the after-hours clubs of Harlem. It was too late for dinner, but there was left-over fried chicken available. It was also too early for breakfast, yet the cooks had already begun to whip up waffle batter. The two just naturally found their way together.

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Celebrate the Beauty of South Carolina

Today we celebrate the unique landscapes, bold personalities and rich history of the Palmetto State, South Carolina. South Carolina was the 8th state to ratify the U.S. Constitution and the first to vote in favor of secession.

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Creamy Chicken Thighs Over Cheese Tortellini

Sunday Chicken doesn’t need to be Southern Fried or Roasted. Both are delicious, but sometimes we like to kick back with a creamy one-skillet supper. Easy, relaxed and delicious. This is one of those moments.

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Cooking Together is an Expression of Love

Hubby and I celebrated 34 years of marriage this month. While we’ve had more romantic anniversaries over the years, this year was by far the most intimate in the truest sense of the word.

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Tequila Kissed Marinated Grilled Chicken

As luck would have it, this year Hubby’s birthday fell on a Tuesday. For those of you who have been around a while, you know what that means. In our house the theme for Tuesday is Tijuana Tuesday and Hubby’s favorite cuisine is Mexican. Perfect for his special day.

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Smoked Paprika Spanish Chicken

I’ve picked this recipe to share today for two very good reasons. First, with the exception of some slices mushrooms and green onions, there isn’t much in the way of “dangerous” prep work involved. Secondly, Spain has a heavy influence in California cuisine.

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Barbecue Chicken with Golden Eagle Sauce

Hubby’s family came up with Golden Eagle Sauce. It’s been a family recipe for decades. If you want to learn the whole story of Joe and Nelda Goodwin and the Golden Eagle Tavern, be sure to check out my recipe for Country Ribs.

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Onion Baked Chicken Thighs

In 1993; Campbell’s Soup put out their Quick and Easy Recipe Cookbook. Now they may have published hard-sided cookbooks before this; and maybe they still do. All I know is that mine is from 1993. And now that we’re “stuck” inside more; I’m pulling out some recipes from the past to shake things up a bit. Gotta get creative since most of our meals are home-cooked these days. Think of it as going back to my roots if you will.

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Mushroom Chicken Thighs

Today is the Day of The Mushroom Day. This is not to be confused with National Mushroom Day, October 15 or National Stuffed Mushroom Day, February 4. How many days can fungi have? Looks like at least three to me. Now Stuffed Mushrooms, I get the distinction. But Mushroom Day and Day of the Mushroom – come on now. That’s really pushing it.

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