Chicken

Potstickers have been on my things-to-make-someday list for way too long. I’m obsessed with them, and I always go through the bags of frozen potstickers from Trader Joe’s in, like, 2 days. And because it is a huge project to get around in, let alone check out at the Trader Joe’s closest to me, I [read more →]

Matt and I usually split up dinner duty. He’ll cook Monday and Tuesday, for example, and I’ll take Wednesday and Thursday. Last week, I had plans for one of “my” nights to cook a bok choy and noodle stir fry. I had gone to the Japanese market on my way home from class to pick [read more →]

For me, it doesn’t get much better than a sweet potato hash for breakfast. I’ve been trying to make it something that’s quick and easy to throw together when I wake up because if something seems too complicated to make when I first roll out of bed, I just won’t do it. I’ll just make [read more →]

Vietnamese Chicken and Noodle Salad

I felt kind of low on food inspiration this week. Next week is a busy catering week for me, and I think my mind was so occupied with catering menus that I had no idea what to cook for myself. And I’m trying really hard to resist the urge to order pizza whenever I get [read more →]

Trying to make the perfect gnocchi has become a bit of an obsession in my house…and we have a freezer full of homemade gnocchi to prove it. I’ve learned that the key to making them light and fluffy is to add as little flour and egg as possible. This week I set out to make [read more →]

My Dad’s Garlic Chicken

Garlic chicken was one of my dad’s specialties. It was originally based off a recipe in an old favorite Spanish cookbook, but has evolved over the years and now lives in my (and my mom’s) head. I’ve been so busy lately experimenting with new recipes that this old favorite somehow fell out of my repertoire. [read more →]

Chicken with Honey and Beer Sauce

As you may have noticed, Culinary Colleen has undergone a little facelift. Huge thanks to Yellow & Savvy for my new design! So, this chicken. It’s sad how many food magazines I’ve read, yet how few recipes I’ve actually made from them. I’m trying to change that. This recipe for Chicken with Honey and Beer [read more →]

I really didn’t believe all the hype about Hurricane Sandy. I found myself at the grocery store on Sunday, stocking up on perishable food like chicken and cheese to round out our already mostly-stocked fridge, ready to start cooking my lunches for the week. We were not prepared for a power outage (unless you count [read more →]

I’m going to be honest. I’ve been in a serious blog rut lately. Something about all of the traveling I’ve been doing has left me uninspired in my own kitchen, and all of the writing about dining out has just served as a reminder of how little I have been cooking lately. When I have [read more →]

I swear the pasta tasted much better than it looks on camera. It was good enough that Matt said he couldn’t wait to make it again, and I have never known him to be a huge broccoli lover. The Pasta e Broccoli recipe he found was our original meal plan for Sunday night. And since [read more →]

Pre-Thanksgiving Feast

Since Matt and I won’t be together on Thanksgiving, we cooked our own Thanksgiving dinner at my mom’s house last weekend. Matt wanted to make some dishes off of Marco Canora’s Thanksgiving menu, and I of course wanted the requisite turkey, cranberry sauce, and brussels sprouts. I couldn’t find bone-in, skin-on turkey breast (too early [read more →]

The first snowstorm of the year seemed like the perfect time to stay in and make a comforting winter meal. We started with pumpkin soup, and then made some roasted chicken breast, braised cabbage, and mushroom farrotto (risotto with farro instead of rice). I realized when I was taking pictures at the end that I [read more →]

Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I’ve been seriously craving a pulled barbeque pork sandwich after seeing them all over the Food Network last week. I was bored on Saturday so I thought: why not try to make one? Since I don’t really have the time or equipment to barbeque a pork butt, I decided to make something similar with chicken [read more →]

Thai Red Curry: Lightened Up

I absolutely love Thai red curry and, for long time, I assumed that it was really complicated to make. When I lived in Philadelphia a few years ago, my friends and I finally asked the owner of our favorite Thai restaurant, Smile Café, how they make their curry. He told us that they basically mix [read more →]

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