Ina Garten's Chicken Thighs with Creamy Mustard Sauce This chicken thigh recipe is one of my favorite Ina Garten Barefoot Contessa Recipes. Of course, as always, I end up adjusting it and putting my own touches on the recipe to fit my style. But it is a tasty, economical and easy way to include chicken in your meal line-up. Why use chicken thighs? Chicken thighs … [Read more...]
Thrillin’ Grillin’- Grilled Beef, Chicken & Vegetable Kebabs
It's Grillin' Season - Shish Kebab Time! Tonight we had grilled chicken and veggie kebabs and they were delicious. It's grillin' season here in the North Maine Woods. For a while we thought the grilling season never would arrive as we had a long cold spring but finally we've been able to fire up the gas grill. I love cooking on our Weber gas grill. It's convenient, … [Read more...]
Best Grilled Chicken Marinade – Grillin’ can be thrillin’ and easy!
Best Grilled Chicken Marinade - and its so easy! It's summer and this grilled chicken marinade is one of my go to recipes because it's tasty (chicken is kind of bland and needs some flavor help), and grilling doesn't heat up my kitchen. Another plus is that its not the usual beef and pork that we do so often on the backyard barbecue grill. Don't get me wrong! I … [Read more...]
Slow Cooker Bourbon Glazed Spiral Ham
My Favorite Spiral Ham Recipe - Slow Cooker Bourbon Glazed Spiral Ham Without a doubt, my Slow Cooker Bourbon Glazed Spiral Ham Recipe is one of my favorite baked ham recipes. The spiral ham lends itself to being cooked in a slow cooker because when a spiral ham is cooked in a conventional oven it can get very dried out. CrockPot cooking will make the ham incredibly … [Read more...]
How To Cook Pork Back Ribs on Gas Grill
This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GetGrillingAmerica #GetGrillingWithSmithfield #CollectiveBias Cooking Pork Back Ribs on a Gas grill Summer is grilling season for the Thompson family! We make the best of the short northern Maine summer season by spending as much time around the pool and the … [Read more...]
Beer Can Burgers – A hamburger you can stuff!
Beer Can Burgers - A hamburger you can stuff! Summer is hamburger time! Hamburgers and hot dogs are the mainstay at any backyard cookout. Fire up the barbecue grill and throw on the dogs and the patties. Want to make your hamburgers different and far more interesting - make some Beer Can Burgers. They are shaped with a deep depression in the … [Read more...]
Best Chicken Piccata – Simple and Delicious
Best Chicken Piccata Recipe - Yummy and Simple! Chicken all by itself is a rather bland meat and dependent on sauces, marinades, and spices like those in this Chicken Piccata Recipe to make it taste divine. Chicken Piccata can be cooked and on the dinner table in a half hour so it doesn't get better than that the time-strapped cook. Its a quick, easy, and … [Read more...]
Baked Mandarin Chicken Breasts
Baked Mandarin Orange Chicken Breasts served in a scrumptious citrus based sauce! Try this Baked Mandarin Chicken Breasts Recipe to add a note of sunny citrus to a gloomy winter day! Cold weather is coming and although it is only mid-October, here in the Maine North Woods we have already had our first snowstorm. It was only an inch of snow, and it melted the next day but … [Read more...]
Tailgating 101 – Are your ready for some Football???????
Thank you to Kraft Cheese for sponsoring this post. Are you ready for some football? It's time to tailgate! When the leaves change color, and the weather is crisp and cool, it's time for football! Here at the Thompson house, we are all avid football fans! Whether we're tailgating at the stadium or gathering in front of the TV for a Sunday NFL game, … [Read more...]
Steak Roulades with Celery Stuffing Recipe
Stuffed Steak Roulades - great from the oven and they freeze easily too! Stuffed Steak Roulades is a tasty recipe and it uses an economically priced cut of meat - flank steak. But another plus factor with this recipe is that I can double it and freeze half of it for a quick meal on those days when I am really pressed for time. Back in the day when I worked full-time and … [Read more...]