Something on a Stick

Let’s face it, dogs know a thing or two about the value of a stick. As does a child. Simple pleasures in life are often the most rewarding. That said; Something on a Stick Day isn’t so much the stick as it is foods that are served on a stick.

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Perfectly Fried Chicken without Frying

Growing up, without a doubt my favorite Sunday tradition had to be when Dad made fried chicken. It was the crispness of the skin, the amazing gravy and all the trimmings that made a down-home staple such a hit.

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The History of Columbus Day

The first Columbus Day celebration in America took place on October 12, 1792, when the Columbian Order of New York held an event to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the historic landing. Ironically enough, Columbus never “discovered” North America. His first landing was probably in the Bahamas.

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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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