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Chicken Primitivo

Here’s a really easy braise to toss together for a group – or for two meals for a family of 4 or 5.  Although it works well with pasta, I often serve it with crusty Italian bread, which you can dip … Continue reading

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Greek-style Chicken Halves

Since we’re heading into grilling season big-time, I thought I’d share one of my go-to recipes for moist, golden, flavorful chicken.  The original recipe came from a friend who is of Greek extraction and whom I knew during my many … Continue reading

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Fried chicken livers – too good to believe

I bought some chicken livers to make chopped liver for my husband – which I do annually, but I thought I’d switch it up and make some fried chicken livers instead.  I had them at a soul food place awhile … Continue reading

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Costco Asian chicken wraps

I try to maintain an awareness of new products at Costco, particularly their “take home and eat” items, partly because I like to see how creative they can be with their own leftovers. In this case we have two huge … Continue reading

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Save your chicken fat for a rainy day

You should be frugal when it comes to cooking, utilizing whole chickens to full measure.  The Ziploc freezer bag in the bottom slot of my freezer door houses little packages of chicken fat that I’ve trimmed from whole chickens – to be … Continue reading

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Succulent roast chicken via yogurt with Brussels Sprouts

Roast chicken is something that falls under my list of foods to have the night before execution or Armageddon.  There is nothing that offers as much comfort as a big, juicy, flavorful chicken with roasted sides, such as the brussels sprouts … Continue reading

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Chicken wings have come to town

There have been numerous Wing Stop restaurants opening up in my neck of the woods in the last couple of years, and now there is finally one in El Cerrito (340 El Cerrito Plaza).  Wing Stop is not great, but … Continue reading

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Birthday lunch at Pear Street Bistro

Steve, Matt and I ate lunch at Pear Street Bistro (2395 San Pablo Avenue, Pinole) today to celebrate Steven having taken off this week — which is an occasion, believe me.  I was psyched because I wanted him to have … Continue reading

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Costco rotisserie chickens smaller

Costco chicken issues.  Have you been following the story with Costco and its rotisserie chickens?  Over the past year, the cost went up from $4.99, which it had been for years, for a huge bird weighing in excess of four … Continue reading

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Two meals for two in El Cerrito

My mom and I are on our own, the boys are in Chicago, and we are having a fancified breakfast for two.  I am in the process of roasting chicken sausages, and the popovers just came out of the oven.  … Continue reading

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