About arbpen

As an award-winning and serious home cook, I seriously believe there is no reason why you can't have a restaurant quality meal at home. One of the good things about eating at home is to save money, so armed with a good menu plan, a shopping list, and an appreciation of good food, we can all have gourmet food on a budget.

Pizza Fried Chicken

Pizza Fried Chicken

Recipes in this post Pizza Fried Chicken Even if a child does not like spicy food, presented with the prospect of pepperoni pizza (or pep-e-on-i as the toddler set says), a child happily stuffs his or her face with it. I like pizza, too, but some time ago, I decided that I did not like meat on pizza anymore.  Margarita pizza is the one for me.  I like to make my own, with a little help from Trader Joe’s (more on this later). So, I wanted pizza, and I also wanted chicken, but I don’t want meat on my pizza.  What to do, what to do?  I know!  Create Pizza Chicken! This is basically fried chicken fingers with sauce, but I must say, it really fulfilled my desire for pizza.

Chicken Liver Pâté with Cornichons and Blue Cheese Butter

Chicken Liver Pâté with Cornichons and Blue Cheese Butter

French chicken liver pâté, little pickles, and blue cheese butter with crunchy French baguettes won the Best Appetizer Award. Continue reading