Make no bones about it: Buffalo chicken breasts and homemade fries

The Roommate and I like to sometimes go to Wing Stop.  We love their boneless wing deals because there’s more meat and we don’t have to fight with the bones.  We love the spicy wings, the garlic parmesan, Hawaiian, teriyaki, hickory bbq…these are just really good.  However, they’re also costly, and it’s a few streets…

Mouth too full to think of a clever title: Spicy Black Bean Chicken

Several months ago — and I’m talking probably somewhere at the tail-end of 2011 — my roommate decided that since she’d never eaten anything with Serrano peppers and I had never cooked with them, that we needed to buy some and I needed to work some kitchen-fu with them.  So I went into the trusty AllRecipes.com and typed in…

Chicken Florentine with shallots and mushrooms over farfalle pasta

Last night’s dinner was an oldie but a much MUCH improved goodie.  A long time ago, I’d eaten at Johnny Carino’s (now just known as Carino’s) and had a dish called Chicken Florentine.  It was essentially grilled chicken strips in a cream sauce with herbs and on top of pasta.  There was spinach and mushrooms…

The Weather Outside is Frightful…ly Hot — So I made Chili

Normally I wait until cold weather to make soup or stew or even chili, but for some reason, this morning when I woke up, homemade chili was exactly what I wanted to eat for dinner.  Now, we all know that there are thousands upon thousands of recipes for chili, from meaty versions to vegetarian versions…

…we’ll grow feathers and cluck: Chicken Katsu and Rice

One of the first ‘new’ and easiest recipes I learned to make after my ex and I split up and I determined that I wanted to prove I could cook was chicken katsu.  A friend of mine made it for me, and I was immediately hooked on it. INGREDIENTS 2-3 chicken breasts 2 cups Panku…

Cheesy to bake: homemade mac ‘n cheese

When I was little, my mother used to make homemade baked mac and cheese, and to her utter disappointment, I hated it.  I loved the Kraft stuff (with the powder, not the cheese sauce, ew…and don’t get me started on the Velveeta shells and cheese, which is just truly one of the most disgusting things…

Comfort foods abound: King Ranch Chicken and jasmine rice

I started out my cooking career (hah) by making soups, stews and casseroles.  There’s nothing wrong with the simple, and casseroles are very simple.  They’re also comfort food, in part because they are simple, and if you’re not feeding a huge crowd, then the leftovers are fantastic, especially if you work and need a quick…