Cook: Simply Sexy Chicken Breasts

Boneless-skinless chicken breasts—they are healthy,convenient…and boring. A quick brine, some barbecue sauce, sautéed onions and mushrooms, bacon, and cheese and you have some sexy chicken! Bow-Chicka-wow-wow! Try this easy recipe. Let me know what you think in the comments below! Simply Sexy Chicken Breasts Ingredients Brine 4 cups warm water ¼ cup kosher salt 1 teaspoon black… Continue reading Cook: Simply Sexy Chicken Breasts

Cook: Bacon Buffalo Mac & Cheese

I saw a recipe for buffalo chicken macaroni and cheese on Pinterest. Sadly, like many things on Pinterest, it was only good in theory. Soooo, I retreated into my laboratory kitchen to come up with something better.  White on Rice Couple’s method of cooking the pasta directly in the milk intrigued me, so I incorporated that step… Continue reading Cook: Bacon Buffalo Mac & Cheese

Cook: Umami Kale Salad

  I wanted to like kale salads. I really did. They’re low calorie, low fat, and packed with vital nutrients. But whenever I tried them, they were tough and bland. Then I tried a kale salad at a potluck gathering. It was flavorful and crisp. I had to get the recipe. The nutritional yeast adds… Continue reading Cook: Umami Kale Salad

Cook: North Carolina Style Pulled Pork

When my family says “barbecue,” they don’t mean burgers and hot dogs on a grill. They mean pork that has been cooked low and slow with a vinegary sauce, chopped or shredded, and served on a white bun with hot sauce and coleslaw. The rest of the world refers to this as North Carolina style… Continue reading Cook: North Carolina Style Pulled Pork

Cook: Squash Casserole

To call this a squash casserole doesn’t really convey the awesomeness of this dish. Think of an ooey-gooey mac and cheese with squash instead of pasta. I’ve been volunteering in a community garden this spring and summer. If you’ve ever planted squash in a vegetable garden, you know where I’m going with this. The garden… Continue reading Cook: Squash Casserole

Cook: Lunch Bunch Chicken Chili

This week I brought in chicken chili for the lunch bunch. I’ve been working on my chicken chili recipe for quite some time. The lunch bunch assured me that I had perfected it. I’m a late-bloomer to the chili cookery realm. I hated chili as a kid. Specifically, I hated beans. But recently I found… Continue reading Cook: Lunch Bunch Chicken Chili

Cook: Lunch Bunch

Some of my co-workers and I decided to do a communal lunch instead of buying lunch every day. We figured that a home-made lunch would be easier on both the wallet and the waistline. Each of us has a day to bring lunch for the rest of the group. Wednesday is my day. This past… Continue reading Cook: Lunch Bunch