Chicken Alla Vodka combines the tanginess of a marinara with the creaminess of an alfredo. Add a little vodka for good measure and what is there not to love? This dish is delicious and easy to make. It has been a favorite of mine for years and is one of the first things that I look for on an Italian restaurant’s menu.
With the new year nearly upon us I thought this would be a good time to bring this blog back to life. With the nights getting longer and colder I wanted to start out with a “stick to your ribs” meal. For me this makes me think of pasta automatically. The thing that I love about homemade pasta is that it is so versatile. It can be served with sausage, meatballs or chicken; also anything from a creamy Alfredo sauce to an earthy pesto or a traditional red sauce. The possibilities are truly endless. In the case of ravioli even the filling itself can be customized to fit any meal.
Last week I found a blogger who was making quite a few different recipes with freshly picked blueberries Including an especially delicious looking Blueberry Jam. This got me wanting to make something with the last of my berries.
This recipe For blueberry scones is a bit unusual, but it has been my go to recipe for years now. Freezing the berries prevents them from bleeding and making the batter look grey and bland. The sour cream adds both an extra layer of flavor and texture into the scones that can’t be beat. These scones always come out light fluffy and golden brown.
I had some chicken left over at the house from a cookout this weekend. It wasn’t really enough for a meal in itself but it was enough for a filling of some kind. I thought about making a chicken noodle soup or a chicken caesar but eventually decided on a nice quesadilla. I love quesadillas because they are so flexible. They can be as simple or complex as you like: plain cheese, chicken, pulled pork, shaved steak, you name it. Even the choice of vegetables is endless: caramelized onions, Pico de gallo, hot peppers. The list goes on. I like to fill mine with garden tomatoes and scallions to give it extra flavor. This is an easy and straightforward recipe that only requires a griddle to make.
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This recipe uses fresh sweet corn from Gove’s Farm in leominster. This corn is a hidden gem that is a favorite of locals every year. I thought this would be a perfect time to make my first soup for the blog with the rainy weekend on the horizon. There really is nothing like a nice thick stick to your ribs soup on a stormy summer day.