Being an avid home cook, over the years I have tried many chicken and dumplings recipes; including both of my grandmother’s versions. Although this recipe is simple, it does take about 90 minutes but the deep, full flavor will be so worth it on a cool autumn evening. The key is cooking not only thighs but also wings. If you prefer white meat, you can substitute the thighs for breast, however, you will sacrifice some flavor. My husband is NOT a fan of leftovers; however, THIS chicken and dumplings, he REQUESTED to take for lunch leftovers. To make the stew: 2 ½ pounds bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs 1 teaspoon table…
Simplified Leek Potato Soup Recipe
I have tested many, many different leek potato soup recipes, this simplified version is the easiest and flavorful. What are leeks? Native to Mediterranean countries, leeks hold a flavorful spotlight in today’s culinary scene. Although resembling a giant scallion or green onion, the leek is related to both the garlic and the onion, though its flavor and fragrance are milder and more subtle. It has a thick, white stalk, cylindrical in shape, and has a slightly bulbous root end. Leeks are available year-round in most regions. Tips When Using Leeks Choose those with crisp, brightly colored leaves and an unblemished white portion. Avoid those with withered or yellow-spotted leaves. The…
Luscious Leek Potato Soup Under an Hour
Feeling a bit under the weather, I needed a warm, hearty meal for dinner, but did not want the heaviness associated with most comfort meals. I had a couple of leeks in the fridge, then discovered this rustic recipe from Americas Test Kitchen, fulfilling my craving perfectly. The aroma emitted during the sauteing of the leeks in butter is intoxicating. Red potatoes are a must. They are waxy and low in starch so as to not become water-logged. Cooking the potatoes so they were tender but not mushy was the key. Of course, I like a little bit thicker soup, so I doubled the flour amount – just make sure…
Guinness Beef Stew For a Winter Day
I have made this Cook’s Country, Guinness Beef Stew several times. It is not difficult and has velvety texture that is great with bread on a cold winter night. It was the last meal I made from scratch for my mother, before she passed away. She loved it. She was eating very little, up until that day. It is not a quick dinner, so it is ideal for a weekend – but it is so worth the effort. Ideal for a cold-weekend winter day. This will take time to prepare, but is so worth it. See another stew recipe at Bachelor Beef Stew.