Homemade Chicken Stock and Soup

After I started cooking whole chickens, I wondered whether there was something to do with all of the bones that were left behind. It turns out there is, and doing it will result in some very satisfying chicken soup! Whenever I cook a whole chicken, I save the carcass in the freezer to make stock (David is so¬†happy it’s finally out of there). Just a few hours and extra ingredients later, I get to slurp down a very flavorful bowl … Continue reading

My Mama’s Roasted Chicken

My mom makes the greatest, most delicious roasted chicken on a bed of vegetables. One of the best parts about making this chicken is getting to pick the extra-crispy vegetables off of the tin foil, a privilege we all vie for. David even calls this chicken “food for the soul.” And he’s right. This is one of the foods that can put me back at home as soon as its smell starts to fill the kitchen. Not only is this … Continue reading

Chicken, Rice, and Beans- Cuban Style!

David is from Miami, and has been deprived of Chicken Kitchen and Pollo Tropical for many years. He loves those places. Me? Not so much. But when his cravings for rice and beans became too much to bear, we discovered the perfect solution. I like it too, especially because it takes ten minutes to cook. A can of cuban-style black beans from Trader Joe’s is the trick to making a very fast and flavorful dinner. It’s a great base for … Continue reading