Chicken Pot Pie 6

My mom used to read to me. We would read at bedtime and getting ready for school time. We’d sneak in a few pages before carpool and while waiting for my brother’s baseball practice to end. We’d read and read and then we’d talk. We discussed the Holocaust and the […]

Mediterranean Chicken Packets 6

When my sister went to college she was gone. It was the age of pricy long-distance phone calls and exorbitant airplane fares. Her trips home were few and far between. My memory of Sabrina during those years is in bits and pieces, each strung together by her voice. The nights […]

Peanut Chicken Salad 1

There’s nothing quite like a spoonful of peanut butter. A spoonful of sugar is so passé, unless of course you are five and sneaking into your grandmother’s dining room. Then spoonfuls, cubes, and heavily saliva-coated fingers dipped into insulin spiking jars are all quite lovely.

Peanut Chicken Salad

Cheddar Chicken – I’ll Definitely Keep Them 8

I like to cook, but I don’t have much formal training. So, “experiments” and “first tries” often end – well – let’s just start with the beginning. There were huge chickens in the freezer. I’d just finished reading about brining, crispy skin, and moist meat. These were going to be […]

Chicken and Dumplings – Not Completely Normal 10

When you’re younger, you make friends and you think they’re going to be there for the rest of your life. At least that’s what I thought. Turns out, most of them aren’t. You grow to be different. Priorities and interests change. You move lockers, pick different schools and suddenly you […]

Vietnamese Inspired Sandwiches 16

I recently came back from the Bay Area. It was one of those stunning Bay Area weekends–the sunny kind where the streets scream to be strolled and the air is still crisp enough to warrant a coat. I love the Bay Area. I love that you can end up on […]