Maple Mustard Roasted Chicken

We have no plans this weekend and I’m loving that.  We could do anything… or nothing.  Aren’t those weekends the best sometimes? The one thing that I do have on my agenda for the weekend is to hit the gym.  Since I don’t have to rush anywhere afterwards maybe I’ll hit a coffee shop afterwards for a treat.  The thing is that the parking lot is a monstrosity because it’s small, it’s always crowded, and it’s right off a very busy street that makes it almost dangerous when people try to get in or out of it.  I’ve probably said to myself that “I’ll …

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Crispy Baked Chicken Fingers Salad

My chicken strike might be over. I haven’t cooked chicken in months (as you may or may have not noticed).  I like chicken but I’m really picky about the texture and taste.  If I get a gristly bit (you know, a little cartilage or fat) or it tastes too chicken-y, then I’m done and won’t want to eat chicken for an extended period of time. Yes, I said “too chicken-y.”  I blame my dad for getting that idea into my head.  He used to say that all the time when I was a kid (and still does) and now as an adult I …

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Pizza Fingers

I took English muffins and turned them into little pizzas because… well, why not? I love pizza.  Let me count the ways I can eat thee… take out, homemade (aka traditional style crust), homemade with whole wheat crust, naan style, and skillet style (which is the most famous of them all on my blog… by far).  You can really get creative with turning foods into pizzas (or things that resemble pizza ingredients).  Sometimes it’s out of necessity because you’re a college student and all you have is sliced bread, sauce, and string cheese.  Sometimes it’s about the fun to see what you …

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Greek Orzo

Is it Spring yet? We got over a foot of snow yesterday and it’s very cold out today.  Yup, this means I’m in hibernation mode with thoughts of warmer weather and flowers.  We haven’t had a bad winter (as far as New England winters go) but I find myself constantly dreaming about things that involve being warmer.  Although, being at a beach means I’d have to wear a bathing suit and the thought of that seriously makes me want to work out twice as long tonight. I’m guessing that a full plate of orzo isn’t helping my cause.  But let’s …

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Italian Chopped Salad

Wow, writer’s block stinks. I blame January.  It’s the middle of winter, it’s cold, it’ dark all the time, and there’s absolutely nothing interesting going on.  Nothing.  At.  All.  I suppose one could say that finding a new salad recipe is interesting but that’s not what I really had in mind. I’m really into this salad combo, but I’m especially loving the Kalamata olives and chickpeas.  And this salad dressing is the bomb digity.  I have to admit that I’m not always in the mood to make a dressing because it tends to take too much time, but this one is quick …

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