Chicken and Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vent

Chicken and Wild Mushroom Vol-au-Vent

“Vol au Vent” means windblown in English. I’m not sure why this historic dish has this name, but it does. And because it is historic, Suzi is saying it is old and has no appeal for her. Hell, I’m old and I think I still appeal to her. But, this dish is another matter....
Artichoke Kitchen For Snow Days When You Need Comfort Food

Artichoke Kitchen For Snow Days When You Need Comfort Food

Gee, yesterday was the first day of spring. Today is day two. It is snowing in Manhattan. Tomorrow is the third day of spring. Another 8 inches of snow. It is time for comfort food. Tasty, hearty and easy to make. We already have chicken breasts. We always have jars...
TBT Recipe: Brian’s Chicken and Dumplings

TBT Recipe: Brian’s Chicken and Dumplings

Spring will be here in less than a week. And the fourth snowstorm in less than two week. What else can we do but hunker down with comfort food. I simply adore dumplings. The chicken is lovely too, but really as an avenue to the gravy. I hope this brings relief. If not...
TBT Recipe: Chicken and Asparagus Pie

TBT Recipe: Chicken and Asparagus Pie

It’s a confusing time of year. A friend of mine, with a house in rural Pennsylvania, said her crocus are up. Would mine be up? I can’t tell. I have 14″ inches of snow. A very confusing and tempting time of year. Spring is so close, with its bounty of...
Mandarin Chicken Salad

Mandarin Chicken Salad

I meant to post this recipe on Friday. Last Thursday I did a TBT cookbook review of the Stonyfield Farm Yogurt Cookbook from 1999. I was blogging the book and looking at the weather reports simultaneously. A storm was coming. “We should leave for upstate and miss the...