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Lemon Chicken with Creamy Caper & Mushroom Sauce

Chicken Scallopini

Feeding a bunch of friends and short on time?  Weeknight family dinner but still want to knock their socks off?

May I suggest this, Lemon Chicken in a Creamy Caper and Mushroom Sauce.  Not only a beautiful meal served “family style”, but the recipe is easy to double and freeze.  Pairs nicely with pasta or rice, or even just a salad on the side. Like things a bit spicy? The cream sauce can be turned up, heat wise, by adding crushed red pepper flakes to the shallots and mushrooms while sautéing. Continue reading “Lemon Chicken with Creamy Caper & Mushroom Sauce”

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Pesto and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken

This delicious and rich stuffed chicken makes a wonderful main dish and is complimented by any number of veggies sides. The tangy goat cheese blends beautifully with the rich peppery pesto.  This mixture keeps the chicken breast very juicy and flavors the breast cutlet from within.  Although this is not an “in a flash” dinner, about an hour and you have a beautifully baked, golden browned dish of deliciousness! Continue reading “Pesto and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken”

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Kitchen Herbs to have handy…

I have potted my summer kitchen herbs!!!  There is nothing like snipping a handful of fresh herbs for dinner or any meal for that matter.  The kitchen window, if it gets some good light, is a perfect place to start a small herb garden.

I have found that I am not the best at starting from seed so I tend to purchase seedling from the local farmer’s market or even Lowe’s for that matter.  A little tending, some good organic potting soil, a little water and you have got yourselve an herb garden.

Sweet Basil, German Thyme, Cilantro and Rosemary are my favs and really do quite well in full to moderate sun and in containers.    So aromatic and each taste so good when added fresh to a meal.

Below is a list of some of the most commonly used “cooking” herbs:

  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme

I also enjoy having some mint on hand for iced tea.