This homemade chicken broth recipe serves as the base for many great dishes, including the best homemade chicken soup. If you’ve never made chicken broth, you need to add it to your recipe routine. It’s a great way to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your chicken dinner into extra meals.
This easy chicken pot pie recipe is a great way to turn a small amount of leftover chicken into a whole new meal. If you don't have leftover cooked chicken, you can substitute a boneless breast or a couple of boneless chicken thighs. Just dice up your chicken and add it to the onions and celery to cook before adding the broth and vegetables. [Read more…] about Easy Chicken Pot Pie Recipe with Homemade Pie Crust
Confession – I never heard the term “schmaltz” until sometime in the last decade. Growing up on the farm, rendered poultry fat was prized for cooking and baking, but I didn't realize it had a name other than chicken fat, duck fat, goose fat, etc. Thankfully, I've had a chance to rediscover this wonderful cooking oil, first, with poultry fat from a friend, and more recently, with chicken fat from our first flock of broilers. In this post we'll talk about what schmaltz is, how to make it and how to use it. [Read more…] about Schmaltz – How to Render Chicken Fat, and What to Do With It
Recently I received an email from someone from my hometown that included: “Your family was a huge part of the St Peter and Paul church dinners, correct? I so miss that church dinner chicken. Do you recall how it was prepared by any chance?” [Read more…] about Old Fashioned Church Dinner Chicken – Just Like Mom Used to Make
It's easy to make quesadillas at home, and homemade quesadillas are one of my boys' favorite meals. I don’t always make tortillas from scratch, but it nice to have the option in case we decide to have Mexican food and don’t have any tortillas in the house. (My favorite grocery store is about 20 minutes away, so it’s not exactly convenient to pick up random items.) If you plan to do quesadillas on a regular basis, they have funky little quesadilla makers to make the process even easier, but a large fry pan will do. [Read more…] about Make Quesadillas at Home – Plus an Easy Flour Tortilla Recipe