Chicken & Turkey

Coq au Vin

4-5 pounds of chicken. Deskinned thighs and legs or a mixture of the two.
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
3 tbsp butter
3 tbsp flour
1 c pinot noir ( lots of people like burgundy but i don’t love it.)
1/2 c chicken broth
1/ pound fresh mushrooms probably like 1.5 cups
cup of carrots, either chopped or baby ones
half cup of chopped baby onion or pearl onions. ( i use the tops anda ll. your preference)
1/2 tsp fresh marjoram
1/2 tsp fresh thyme ( if you… Continue reading

A Traditional Thanksgiving Feast

ThanksgivingEvery family has those traditions that they cook for Thanksgiving. From the Northern areas, where a traditional Thanksgiving may be game and the fruits of the recent harvest, to the Southern American states where Southern cooking recipes may be used, Thanksgiving means something different to everyone and in every portion of the United States, but one thing remains the same. Thanksgiving is a time of feasting, family and food.

It is a time of fun and family, with all of us spending the day together, watching football or spending the time playing games and having a good time. Every family… Continue reading

Bacon Wrapped Chicken

One of the best ways to make your chicken as tender as it can possibly be, and still to make moist chicken recipes is the use of the slow cooker. In many cases, you can find a cheap slow cooker. It need not be state of the art, although we’ve come to really enjoy cooking with the three pot slow cooker because it makes it easy to get a great meal slow cooked as you’re working.

Chicken recipes in the slow cooker are always moist and always delicious. This one, designed to be minimal trouble, tends to be very tasty… Continue reading

Chicken and Dumpling Recipes

If there were a recipe out there more American country recipes in nature than chicken and dumplings, you would be hard pressed to name it. Perhaps apple pie would be a strong contender, but there are precious few others that say down home country cooking like chicken and dumplings. And isn’t that what America has always been about? The pace of life may quicken, technology expands and cities grow larger but this recipe will always bring to mind a simpler time filled with family, love and the American way.

There are many ways to make chicken and dumplings, as country… Continue reading

Down Home Country Cooking: Maple Glazed Chicken Wings

Chicken wings have been a staple in the country kitchen for decades. They are tasty, they’re filling, and they can be paired with just about any other kind of food you can think of. They’re perfect as the main course or as part of a delicious buffet. There are many different ways to prepare chicken wings but one of the most delectable is when they are glazed with maple. Continue reading

Good Ol’ Country Cookin’- Old Fashioned Southern Fried Chicken

Country recipes have been popular for centuries because of their flavor and their reputation for being rich and filling. Whether it is a breakfast recipe, a supper, or a feast for friends and family at a get together, you can find a number of different recipes that will make you feel like you are smack dab in the middle of quiet country life. Continue reading

Country Fried Chicken

Country Fried ChickenCountry Fried Chicken

When it comes to country recipes, there is no doubt that country fried chicken is going to be the most popular. This is a dish most people will consider country food and when you combine it with mashed potatoes, collard greens and even some macaroni and cheese, your family is going to be set for a great meal.

One of the nice things you will find about country recipes is that when you make them, you have the chance to make adjustments to easily meet your taste without too much concern. These recipes are typically made in a general style and have a lot of room for you to make the dish meet your needs. Continue reading