Greek Turkey Burgers for Two

I love gyros and sometimes I make these fake gyros for dinner. But I have to plan ahead enough to have pita bread and my planning ahead has really fallen by the wayside when I’m just cooking for one or two most of the time. I saw these Greek Turkey Burgers in my latest issue […]

Chicken Pot Pie with Mushrooms and Leeks

Last night I made chicken pot pie with mushrooms and leeks for dinner. I picked up some boneless skinless chicken thighs on sale the other day, with no clear plan as to what I was going to make.  I used to plan out my meals every week and sometimes I still do that. But when […]

Harissa Chicken with Leeks and Potatoes

I’ve discovered a new love: harissa!  I kept seeing it mentioned but didn’t even know what to look for, then I stumbled across a jar of it at one of our local Middle Eastern markets. It’s a Middle Eastern chili paste and I suspect the spice levels can vary a bit.  Then I bought Dinner: […]

How to Cook a Juicy Turkey – Use Cheesecloth

This is an older recipe but one that I forgot to move over when I redesigned the site. So even though it’s not turkey time, I’m publishing this now so I don’t forget later! Soaking cheesecloth in wine and butter and then keeping it on the turkey while you roast it helps keep the turkey […]

How to Make Turkey or Chicken Gravy

So you’ve cooked the turkey and now you need to learn how to make turkey (or chicken) gravy. After you’ve let the big bird rest a bit on the rack in the pan, tilt it so that the juices run out of the cavity and into your roasting pan. Remove the bird to the cutting […]