Tips for Cooking, Storing and Handling Chicken

Tips for Cooking, Storing and Handling Chicken

Chicken is one of the most common proteins that we use in our foods these days. I make chicken at least twice a week for my family. I’ve been working with Sanderson Farms for a few months now (disclosure – I am compensated via OM Media on behalf of Sanderson Farms for sharing) to share different recipes like Grilled Beer Can Chicken, Coq au Vin, Chicken Piccata, and Chicken Bento boxes for lunches. Today instead of a recipe I’m sharing some of my tips on buying, cooking, storing and handling chicken. Buying Chicken Use Plastic Bags at Store Most meat … Continue Reading →
Television for Foodies

Television for Foodies

There is so much television for foodies on these days that can be so inspiring. It doesn’t matter if you like to cook or just eat, the shows are still fun to watch and can be quite informative as well. I take tons of inspiration from the shows for my own cooking at home as well as learning about new foods to try when I go out to eat. Not only do we have the Food Network, but also the Cooking Channel, and then there are tons of food shows on YouTube and other social networks even. Plus I’m finding … Continue Reading →
Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy Cooking Class – It Rocked!

Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy Cooking Class – It Rocked!

Last week Hubby and I were invited to attend a class at the new Weber Grill Restaurant and Academy that just opened here in St. Louis. The class we attending was Charcoal and Gas Grilling 101 and it rocked! If you are a regular reader of my blog you know that we grill quite often in the Wright household, but even so Hubby and I both learned quite a bit during the hands on class at the Weber Grill Restaurant class. Plus it is a total hands on type of class and we cooked our dinner that night and everything … Continue Reading →
Father’s Day Gifts for the Foodie Dad

Father’s Day Gifts for the Foodie Dad

So last week I shared some Father’s Day tech gifts but not all dad’s are into technology. For this week how about some great Father’s Day gift ideas for all those dads who love to cook. Yep, those Foodie Dads are out there and they love getting new tools to help them create amazing meals for their family. Here are a few of my favorite ideas. Disclosure – I have received samples of some of the items shown, opinions are my own. The Grill Skills book is perfect for Foodie Dads who are already grillers or who want to become … Continue Reading →
Must Have Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials

Must Have Thanksgiving Cooking Essentials

Are you cooking Thanksgiving dinner this year? Now is the time to check your cooking items to make sure you have all the Thanksgiving essentials you will need to prepare your feast. You may have some of these items but look at the condition and see if it is time to replace them with newer kitchen tools. If it is your first Thanksgiving you may need a few more items but this cooking tools will serve you for years and years! My friends at BOOMbox Network (#BBNshops) have collected this great assortment of Thanksgiving cooking essentials. Please note that the … Continue Reading →
Cooking With Your Kids #Infographic

Cooking With Your Kids #Infographic

This week’s infographic was delivered straight to my inbox by one of my favorite brands, Cabot Cheese. This one is great because it shares ideas on how to get your kids involved in the kitchen. Not only does this create family time together but you also are teaching skills everyone needs and getting kids involved with meal preparation can make them far less picky eaters. There are ideas for preschoolers, elementary, and tweens and teens included even. Do you cook with your kids? I would love you to share an example of what it looks like in your family kitchen. … Continue Reading →
Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil Recipe

Easy Low Country Shrimp Boil Recipe

Hubby loves to cook in his cast iron Dutch oven outside so he is always tagging me in recipes to see if I would want to try this or that. A few weeks ago he had come across a low country shrimp boil and really wanted to try it. Of course, when it was time to cook he couldn’t find said recipe, men! No problem though, I did a quick search and found a lot of variations of the low country shrimp boil recipe and just adapted for what I had on hand for Hubby to use. This is a … Continue Reading →
Onions: how and when to use which variety

Onions: how and when to use which variety

Photo source: Adapted (added title) from “Night Onions” by Katherine Sharpe on Flickr When I first got married the only onion I cooked with was the dried onion flakes you find in the spice aisle. I did this because it was easy (no chopping, no tears) and because I feared biting into a piece of onion in cooked food. Ugh! You know, when you get a piece of raw (or rawish) onion in something that is cooked – the other foods are soft but the onion has that very particular bite to it when raw and even a sound. Celery … Continue Reading →
Hubby's Homemade Jalapeno Jelly

Hubby's Homemade Jalapeno Jelly

Hi, this is Hubby. I thought I share with you how I make homemade jalapeno jelly. When I was little I helped my grandma with her canning and I have happy memories of that time so about a year ago I decided to give canning a try myself. Along with canning and making jellies, I like processing my own foods when possible so I know what goes in them. The recipe for this jelly comes from Ball’s Complete Book of Home Preserving. It sounded good to me and Robyn said she also likes jalapeno jelly. I actually made this in … Continue Reading →
How to Roast Beets and Saute Beet Greens for a Healthy Side Dish

How to Roast Beets and Saute Beet Greens for a Healthy Side Dish

Everyone is looking for healthy foods to cook at home right now so I thought I would share how to easily cook fresh beets. You can actually get two side dishes with this one vegetable! Beets are very nutritious, easy to make, and are very tasty – really! Buy the entire beet with greens still attached. I suggest looking for organic beets if they are available to you. I bought these at Whole Foods I believe. Use a vegetable brush to scrub the beets under running water to get off any dirt. Rinse the beet stems and greens with water … Continue Reading →