Muscadine Chicken and Pasta

Muscadine Chicken and Pasta

Muscadines are sweet wild grapes that grow mainly in the southeastern United States during the Fall. They are a popular grape for making wine in North Carolina. This recipe is a take on Chicken Marsala. Muscadine juice is used in place of Marsala wine. Muscadine Chicken and Pasta

Italian Wedding Soup

Italian Wedding Soup

The term “wedding soup” is a mistranslation of the Italian language phrase minestra maritata (“married soup”) which is a reference to the fact that green vegetables and meats go well together. Basically, all the ingredients combine well like a simple happy love. Italian Wedding Soup

Citrus-Brined Roast Chicken

For the past two weeks I have been participating in the National Novel Writing Month (aka nanowrimo) challenge, which is writing a 50,000 word rough draft for a novel during the month of Novemeber. I’m always up for a good challenge so nanowrimo seemed right up my ally, even though I’ve never written a novel […]

Crispy Lemon Chicken with Potatoes and Baby Carrots

Like a lot of American families we eat chicken several times a week in my house. And I’m always looking for different ways to cook chicken.  When I came across this recipe I was excited because it was something different with familiar ingredients that I knew my family would enjoy and not just stare at and whine, “What’s […]