meal planning

5 Great Chicken Recipes

People.  It always comes back to chicken. It’s hard to think of a more universally appealing meal (and also hard to get too much inspiration in the chicken-cooking department).  Here are 4 favorites, and one that I’m eager to try from fellow family food blogger Jenny Rosentrach. Lemon and Scallion Chicken Stir-Fry Some stir-fries have a lot going on, but this one is almost austere, made with a handful of ingredients and a light, clean-tasting sauce. You could toss in some broccoli or sugar snap peas. Otherwise, make a simple vegetable and lots of rice to go on the side. Click here for the recipe. Chicken …

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9 Tips for Relaxed Entertaining and Menu Planning

One of my very, very, very favorite things in the world is when I see someone who has been afraid of entertaining suddenly start to feel good about it. Two friends, Netta and Kate, who I work with, have recently begun to experience the little rush that comes with getting a dinner for friends together smoothly, with both the food and the mood of the evening coming together in that happiest of ways. Here are some of the most basic things to think about. These become second nature with time. Start small with a few people, and a few dishes, …

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