Sometimes you feel like a nut: Almond Chicken (with jasmine rice)

I love Asian food.  I could eat at Chinese restaurants almost every single day if I had the money and someone who wanted to eat at them with me that often.  As seen on Geek Girl, I’ve tried to make many Asian-style dishes at home, and I’ve succeeded in not only making my tummy happy…

Adaptation is the key to survival: Beef with Broccoli

When a friend posted this recipe to Facebook, it was specifically for making this excellent dish in the crockpot.  Now I have absolutely NO PROBLEM AT ALL with crockpot cooking.  There are several meals I like to make involving my crockpot.  However, I wanted to make this on the stove in my new “every day…

Nobody puts Baby in the corner — Homemade Salsa

Goodness, dear followers, how did time get away from me this much?  I have a review post to make from September, but first, I’m going to do this post for the Roommate because she’s been bragging on my salsa to her friends online.  It’s for homemade salsa, so it’ll be a pretty quick and short…

Avengers’ Special: Chicken Shawama and Pita Bread

Well, it’s certainly been a long time since I’ve posted anything here.  I didn’t realize just how long!  GAH!  Bad Geek Girl.  But grad school this semester still kept me busy, and even though I cooked, I didn’t cook near enough to really get photos or anything.  Well, hopefully that will change! So, I’ve seen…

Even an hour later, I’m still full: Mongolian beef with jasmine rice

I know.  I know it’s been too damned long since I’ve posted anything new here.  With school, I don’t get much time to cook, and lately, when I have cooked, I’ve done tried and true recipes that I can throw together without having to think much, so there hasn’t been anything to post here.  Well, that’s…

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…

…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…

All spiky and French: Chicken Friand

Back in May of 2009, before my life went to Hell in a handbasket emotionally, I made a trip to Taylor, Texas, with my sister and now-Ex to see my Aunt Norma Jo’s house and visit with family.  Because we were close, we spent Saturday morning and afternoon with my then-MIL in Round Rock, mostly…

Namaste: Chicken Vindaloo

Look!  A post that doesn’t involve cheese.  This will make one of my cheese-intolerant friends very happy indeed. Over the last three days, my friend Jenn came down to visit.  It was awesome, and I got to whip out my mad kitchen superpowers for her again (back when I graduated in 2009 with my BA,…

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…