Chicken Thighs with Mushroom Sauce

While most varieties of mushrooms are available year-round, many reach their peek season in the fall and winter. That means now. It explains why I yearn for mushrooms more this time of year. While we might not be aware of it, I think our internal “desires” are very much season driven.

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National Poultry Day and Game Hens Coq au Vin

Depending upon which of the various “National” Calendars you subscribe to, today is National Oatmeal Cookie Day, National Chocolate Caramel Day, National Let’s Laugh Day, Certified Nurses Day and World Social Work Day. Considering today is cradled neatly mid-way into the Lenten Season, the idea of Social Work Day appeals to me. But that’s a subject for another time.

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Italian Mushroom Asiago Chicken over Simple Garlic Linguine

I love all things Italian, especially the foods. The herbs, the mushrooms, the aromas of garlic filling the kitchen. I adore warm breads dipped in olive oil, pastas with little or no sauce and the clean beauty of a colorful Caprese Salad.  When I saw this recipe at, I knew I had to give it a try.  It just seemed to go perfectly over a bed of simple garlic linguine. This is a wonderful meal for the whole family. Add a Caprese Salad and a bottle or two of Chianti and it’s perfect for a leisurely summer supper to share with friends.

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