Cardamom and Ginger Spiced Yogurt Sauce

Cardamom and Ginger Spiced Yogurt Sauce over Roasted Eggplant

I’ve been a member of several book clubs over the years.  Each time, I joined with the exuberance of a puppy playing with a new bone.  Excited about all the new books I’d be discovering and reading, all the new friendships to be made and girlfriend … [Read more...]

Slow Cooked Red Ginger Chicken

Urban Farm Chickens

My girls (of the chicken variety) are growing up and will be egg laying hens soon.  Although they are now considered pullets, my teenage chickens are finding their grown up voices and developing the most comedic personalities. I love to walk … [Read more...]

Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken with Sweet and Spicy Apricot Sauce

Coconut Pecan Crusted Chicken

Sauces reign supreme at the Bennett Camp.  And why you might ask? I blame it on culinary school.  Almost every entrée recipe I learned to prepare had some sort of brilliant sauce.  I loved practicing sauces.  I relished the challenge of tweaking … [Read more...]

Mulligatawny

Mulligatawny Soup from Karista's Kitchen

Every morning I find myself sitting on the kitchen floor in front of my baby chick’s crate, coffee cup in hand, chatting and playing with my four fuzzy little gals. This morning was no different. I heard Ranger Craig walk up the stairs to the … [Read more...]

Roasted Chicken Tacos with Spicy Avocado Crema

chicken tacos

I’m almost embarrassed to post these.  I feel like the crazy taco woman. In fact, I think I’m a taco posting maniac.  I probably serve tacos once a week.  It’s the one night during the week that everyone shows up for dinner, all at the same time.  … [Read more...]

Roasted Chicken and Sweet Peaches

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The last few months I've been reading dozens of informative and sometimes funny DIY remodeling blog posts.  Mostly because I needed to read about other people’s headaches and successes with home remodeling and renovation. I thought it might … [Read more...]

Chicken Risotto

karistaskitchen.com

As most of you know I am in deep chef love with Emeril.  He was my first chef love.  Still at the top of my list, but now joined by a few more chef’s that melt my food heart. Tom Douglas, one of our local celebrity chefs and James Beard award … [Read more...]

10 Sizzling Summer Sauces

Necatrine Chutney

If you haven't noticed by now I'm a saucy gal. ;) We love sauces here at the Bennett Camp.   All kinds of sauces, salsa, compotes, drizzles, chutney's and relishes.  You name it, I can top it with a sauce. So, in honor of all things saucy (and … [Read more...]

Yogurt, Fresh Lemon and Basil Pesto Marinated Grilled Chicken

Marinated Grilled Chicken

I put my baby on a plane this morning.  My youngest gal who happens to tower over me by three full inches. Holding back the tears and putting on a brave Mommy face at the airport was harder than I expected.   I absolutely could not shed a … [Read more...]

Roasted Mini Pepper and Fresh Basil Relish over Grilled Salmon

Roasted Mini Pepper and Fresh Basil Relish

My youngest gal told me this morning that I talk about food all the time. Really? This, after my subtle launch into why we don’t consume sugary chocolate cupcakes on an empty morning tummy.  (can you see her eyes rolling?) I know, I know, once … [Read more...]

Sweet Pepper Chicken… and one more heartfelt Thanks!

Sweet Pepper Chicken

As I'm desperately trying to write this post, Suzie Q (my youngest gal) decides to catch up on her shows.  It's Saturday morning and I don't have the heart to tell her to move the party downstairs to the less than fabulous television. This is … [Read more...]

Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken with Apple Cider Pan Sauce

Brie and Apple Stuffed Chicken with Apple Cider Pan Sauce

Have you ever sat down to a meal and felt a deep sense of pleasure? Hunger enticing aromas swirling about your place at the table and causing a most soul filled joy.  And at first bite you pause, relishing the beauty of the flavors dancing on your … [Read more...]