Jen’s Grain-Free Chicken and Dumplings

I love chicken and dumplings, but wanted to skip the flour. Birchbenders pancake mix is just cassava flour (root vegetable you’ll find in Mexican applications), coconut flour, and almond flour. I played around with that and it worked nicely. And between the mix and rotisserie chicken, it fits my lazy summertime kitchen mood perfectly.

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Jen’s Eggs in Purgatory

Eggs in Purgatory. I was first introduced to this dish watching Nigella Lawson. She talked about working as cleaning staff in a hotel in Italy to fund her travels. She waxed on about the sunshine and the views, then in classic Nigella style, switched gears from this idyllic imagery to talking about the best hangover breakfast dish with a smile. <snort> That woman has made me cough on more coffee! It is an amazing, effortless dish, and I hope you love my take on it.

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Jen’s Mother and Child Reunion

My favorite brunch place in Ft. Worth is Bird Cafe. *Amazing* food and it has a bit of a New Orleans feel. If you’re ever in town, it’s a must-do! They have a dish called “The Mother and Child Reunion”. <I know!> Sick joke but amazing dish. Fried chicken and a poached egg over chili cheese grits with a spoonful of bacon gravy. This is my healthy spin on that.

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Jen’s Buffalo Chicken Wing Burgers

mmmmm. Wings. They take forever and I came in too hungry and impatient after my workout, so Buffalo chicken wing burgers it is! All the taste, and they’re fabulously lazy! And bonus – they’re way better for you!

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Jen’s Poblano, Potato, and Mushroom Breakfast Tacos

Delicious, easy, filling, hand-held, happiness-inducing little pockets of joy. I adore breakfast tacos. They actually freeze pretty well, so you can skip the avocado, fold them up burrito-style, pop them in a vacuum sealed bag, and take them camping, just reheating in a little skillet over the fire. Skip the bacon if you want a vegetarian version. Hope you love them!

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Jen’s Southwestern Crustless Quiche

It’s my shopping day, so I popped into the fridge to see what veggies I needed to use up. I found 4 ears of grilled corn and ½ a pound of baby spinach. Awesome! A Southwestern crustless quiche, it is!

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Jen’s Butternut Squash, Beet, Potato and Rutabaga Fritters with Bacon and Egg

There’s nothing better than a delicious and decadent produce-filled breakfast to get your day going. I mean, it’s already a great day and you just woke up! I hope you love my fritters!

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Does everyone know how to break a whole chicken into parts? I can help!

I’m a little obsessed with demystifying and empowering in the kitchen. The brisket breakdown and chicken spatchcocking are getting a lot of love, so I thought I’d do another one. You’ve got a recipe that calls for chicken parts, but the store only has whole chickens? I can help! Lets break down that chicken! Bonus – bones for delicious stock come for free with every chicken! Boom! Continue reading “Does everyone know how to break a whole chicken into parts? I can help!”

Does everyone know how to spatchcock a chicken? I can help!

Hi everybody! I posted about how to break a whole packer brisket into its parts the other day, and there was some interest in breaking down a chicken. In this one, I’ll show you my favorite chicken breakdown – Spatchcocking! You can use the same technique on your Thanksgiving turkey! And it really accentuates Ms. Bird’s thighs! Continue reading “Does everyone know how to spatchcock a chicken? I can help!”

Valentine’s Day! Nutella Cheese Ball recipe and cookbook review: Cheese Balls by Dena Rayess

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching! What to make as a dessert? How about a glorious Nutella cheese ball with big fat juicy strawberries to accompany it! Thank you to Chronicle Books for letting me share the recipe with you!

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