Grabbing the Gusto

Deirdre Reid – Freelance Writer & Home Cook

You’ll want to eat this sauce right from the pan—an easy weeknight chicken dinner perfect for blueberry season, or whenever blueberries are in your freezer. ~~~ I’m a big fan of dishes that combine sweet and savory with a touch of salty or spicy, like poultry or pork with fruit. In the winter, I love …

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A quick dinner of chicken, asparagus and warm spices that’s full of color and flavor. Now that asparagus is in season again, we’re having it at least once a week. Depending where you shop, you can find local asparagus, and it’s not so pricey this time of year, at least not in most markets. I …

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Last weekend, the temperature dipped into the 20s overnight and this weekend hovered near the 70s. North Carolina weather is never predictable. But Chicken Cacciatore is. And this deep-flavored, comforting dish is always welcome on our table. It hadn’t even occurred to me that it’s called Hunters’ Chicken, yet how appropriate. Jim returned last week from a …

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One pot is all you need to make this chicken and mushrooms recipe for dinner. The creamy sauce is enhanced with onion, garlic, basil, thyme, Parmesan and chicken broth. So good. ~~~ Don’t you love it when you find a recipe that you know will become part of your regular repertoire? This chicken and mushroom dish …

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