Today is the first official day of fall, so that means the time for soups, stews and hearty foods is upon us. This recipe for a cozy chicken vegetable soup is perfect for getting the soup-eating season started. It calls for store-bought rotisserie chicken and low-sodium chicken broth, which provide time saving short-cuts, while the use of fresh vegetables, herbs and spices still give the soup great homemade flavor.
As quintessential American fare, especially for African-Americans and Southerners, how can I have a food blog and not cover macaroni and cheese? While the thick, creamy richness of mac and cheese doesn’t quite fit in with my attempts to eat, cook, and write about nutritious and nourishing food, I have a hard time banishing this dish out of my kitchen forever! Yes, change can be good, but macaroni and cheese taps into that soft spot in my heart for tradition and nostalgia. Mac and cheese is like a cornerstone of family gatherings, church functions and potluck dinners with friends.
One of the greatest challenges I face in raising a family with a hectic schedule is keeping them fed on the go. Sure, I’ve had a few delusions of grandeur along the way. I figured my kids wouldn’t miss what they’d never had so they wouldn’t be interested in commercial fast food or processed junk [...]
While nothing much can beat fluffy pancakes cooked to perfection in the morning, crêpes offer a delicious alternative for breakfast.
Greetings! So how did you spend your Labor Day weekend?
Cream sauce – it’s something I limit in my diet to “on occasion” status. Well, this past weekend was an occasion to purchase the heavy cream
I’m back. If you’re a regular reader of FlavorDiva.com, you’ve probably noticed that I took a break from blogging since January
Several months ago, I helped plan a baby shower for one of my close friends and came up with these Cajun chicken skewers for the menu. I thought they would be a good accompaniment to the crawfish pie one of our other friends from Louisiana was bringing to the shower. Once again , my Staub grill pan came in handy
Happy Holidays! I hope you’ve been enjoying the Christmas and holiday season with family and friends. If your season has been anything like mine, then I’m sure it has been filled with an abundance of comfort dishes, decadent desserts and festive beverages.