Polenta & Chicken with a Balsamic Pan Sauce

There comes a time in every child's life when they decide that protesting their dinner is worth sitting at the table for an inordinate amount of time. I remember my first sit-in, and to this day have not taken another bite of Chicken à la King. For one of my sisters, it was lima beans. … Continue reading Polenta & Chicken with a Balsamic Pan Sauce

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Korean {Style} BBQ Meatballs & Fried Rice

Like every other American, I love Trader Joe's grocery stores. The fact that the closest Trader Joe's is two hours away is inconvenient (even if it makes a great excuse for a girls' day trip to the city). This weekend, as I prowled the crowded aisles of a Chicagoland Trader Joe's with a good friend, … Continue reading Korean {Style} BBQ Meatballs & Fried Rice

Chicken Stew & Skillet Biscuits

Today was a very cold day - single digit temperatures and windy - which made it a great day for for staying in and making something warm and hearty for dinner. The Sun Bucket started at 333 C (631 °F). I wanted a no-frills kind of dinner, but something slightly more substantial than soup. Stew … Continue reading Chicken Stew & Skillet Biscuits

Lemon Curd

Since living in Central Florida a few years back, lime and lemon curd have become a staple of our holiday baking. There are few things as delicious as a good lemon curd. To curb the impulse of eating it with a spoon right out of the pan, I recommend that you can it and give … Continue reading Lemon Curd

Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda Soup

It's fall, which in my kitchen means the start of soup season. My kids' favorite soup is the roasted red pepper soup that's served at Pekara, one of the coziest cafes in town, so we decided to try it on the Sun Bucket. The Sun Bucket started at 619 °F (326 C). I often roast … Continue reading Roasted Red Pepper & Gouda Soup