Chicken Rubens with Saffron Rice

Recipes in this post Chicken Rubens Saffron Rice Russian Dressing A very long time ago, I lived with the chef at the Hollywood location of Gorky’s Russian Cafe. My roommate also happened to be Ukrainian, maybe that was why they hired him. He used to make a dish with pastrami, swiss cheese and Russian dressing. I have asked him how to make it, and he says he doesn’t remember.

Great Northern White Chicken Chili

Great Northern White Bean Chili

On my birthday, I wanted something special. Since it was cold, I wanted chili, but not any chili. I wanted a bowl of white – Great Northern White Chili, that is. Continue reading

New Years Eve Asian Chicken Wings

These Asian style chicken wings are always a popular appetizer. They’ll feed 8 regular people, or 4 people who are crazy about chicken wings. Continue reading

Southern Barbeque

Here is my theory of why and how man invented fire – a forest fire grilled some poor animal, and it smelled and tasted so good that early man said “Hey, this is great! Let us make fire again so we can eat like this all the time!” I was at the supermarket the other day and picked up a copy of America’s Test Kitchen Best Ever Recipes Special Collector’s Edition, and there was a really interesting recipe for Alabama BBQ Chicken, with white sauce. It was so intriguing that I just had to try it. It smelled amazingly good as it grilled on the barbecue. I’m a charcoal gal, and I always will be. There is no substitute for the smoke that charcoal generates, I don’t care how many lava rocks you put in. I mean, you might as well put your food in an oven for Pete’s sake! … Continue reading

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.