One Pot Chicken with Olives and Mushrooms

Stovetop chicken dinner flavored with olives, peppers, mushrooms and smoked paprika. @tspbasil

A version of Chicken Espagnole, this flavorful stovetop chicken dinner features olives, tomatoes mushrooms and smoked paprika. Growing up, one of my favorite dishes my mom would make for a crowd was called Chicken Espagnole. And luckily for me, she has kept¬†everything¬†so she actually found the original recipe note card in a random box. This […]

Hot Corn & Crab Dip and Cooking Light Cookbook Giveaway

Hot Corn & Crab Dip |

I hate to brag, but isn’t that sometimes what blogging is all about…and as Julia Child said, “Don’t ever apologize [in the kitchen]!” She knew everyone who cooks a meal deserves a little bragging rights…no matter how good or bad the meal turns out. So here’s my (not-so-humble) brag: Some of my writing was recently […]

{Gluten Free} Classic Crab Cakes + Cookbook Giveaway

Gluten Free Classic Crab Cakes |

Ahh, there’s something about serving crab cakes that usually means there’s something special to celebrate. And those that need to follow a gluten-free diet can certainly celebrate with this recipe from dietitian Gretchen Brown. Gretchen is an amazing recipe developer and food photographer (you must check out her blog Kumquat – be prepared to drool.) […]