Savory Chicken Crescent Roll Ups

I wrote an article a while back for Bush's Bean's Around the Table campaign where I expressed that "mealtime doesn’t have to be challenging, nor does it have to be boring. Sometimes, just making simple modifications to the meals kids already love helps open up a plethora of new dining options for everyone to enjoy."  Last night was one of those nights. … [Read more...]


For this week's Friday-Food-Frenzy, we're all about chicken.  My mother's Chicken with Mango Chutney was her most celebrated chicken salad dish served on numerous occasions and featured in the Cooking Club Cookbook.   However, as I weave my way through her myriad recipes, I'm learning she often had many different versions of a dish.  With a quick substitution, Judy's Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney becomes Judy's Chicken Curry Salad.  Take away the curry and add some mayonnaise and some grapes and voila, Judy's Traditional Chicken Salad.  … [Read more...]

Judy’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney

It is finally consistently hot here in the concrete jungle so I wanted to try to replicate a dish of Mom’s that celebrates summertime: light and refreshing with some zest and crunch.  Judy’s Chicken Salad with Mango Chutney immediately came to mind—actually finding that recipe was a different story.   I have such bitter-sweet memories of this meal.  The last time I remember eating the dish was at my baby shower for my first child, ten years ago.  As per usual, Mom was the consummate hostess.  She somehow pulled off a surprise shower for me with … [Read more...]