Cooking Chronicles

Hot Chili on a Cold Night

Saturday was very cold, wet and snowy down here in North Carolina.  When it’s that yucky outside, I like to cook something warm and comforting for the evening.  I usually make this chili recipe with ground beef, but I decided to use ground turkey this time around to see if it tasted just as good.  And it was… Ingredients 1 1/2 to 2 lb ground meat (beef or turkey) 1

Not Chef Boyardee...Better!

I’m my most creative in the kitchen when it comes to Sunday dinners.  Sometimes it’s an utter disaster, sometimes it’s just ok but other times it’s really really good.   For this post I wanted to share the latter with you.  It’s a bit over the top for those of you working on your diet/fitness resolutions with the cheese ravioli covered in creamy alfredo cheese sauce.  But if you feel

Hot Wings and Lobster Bisque...

Instead of just sharing the pictures from my latest dinnertime endeavors, I figured I should share the recipes with you guys as well.  Since I did that one TAG, Buffalo wings have been on.my.mind.  However I’m working on losing those 6 lbs by the end of the year and all that butter probably isn’t the best idea, so instead I found these “Healthier Hot Wings” on SparkRecipes.   While at the

Cooking Chronicles

Happy Thanksgiving!!   Today seems like the appropriate day to share my latest and greatest dinner time dishes.  Lately, I’ve been trying to seek out healthy yet delicious dinner time options to get me to my ideal weight.  Check out my dishes below: Roasted Chicken and Italian Marinated Vegetables (Left) and Barbecue Chicken with Steamed Broccoli (Right) Curry Chicken with a side of Rice & Peas. Herb Marinated London Broil

Italian Chicken Lettuce Cups

I saw this recipe for Italian Lettuce Cups in a recent issue of Glamour Magazine and since I’ve been trying to find recipes to add to my rotation, I decided to give them a try. There was no stove top work required and only required one bowl (read: easy clean up).  We gave them a try this weekend and they were pretty good.  It reminded me of chicken salad, but with a

Food Fotos - Buku Restaurant

This weekend J and I went shopping which ended with us having tapas at Buku restaurant.  It’s this trendy spot in downtown Raleigh that specializes in global street food.  There was so much on the menu that we wanted to try, but my no-pork-eating husband and I decided on the dishes below (plus a Chocolate Souffle with almond ice cream that “someone” tore into before I could take pictures of

Homemade Pancakes with Blueberry Compote

This recipe is perfect for Sunday brunch.  Light and fluffy buttermilk pancakes with a blueberry compote.  And you can easily substitute the blueberries for your favorite fruit. Step 1: Sour 6 Tablespoons of Milk with 1 Tablespoon of Vinegar for 5 minutes in a bowl.  (This is an inexpensive way to make the buttermilk for this recipe.)  Step 2: Combine your dry ingredients in another bowl.  1/2 cup of Flour,