Bibb Salad with Buttermilk Pepper Dressing

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Okay, this recipe is about a lovely side salad, and I promise I will get to that very soon, but it's also about my love affair with mason jars.  The Southern husband bought me a case of twelve mason jars a while back, and they are arranged in plain sight on a shelf on the hutch in my kitchen.  I adore them and I want them where I can see them and where I can grab them whenever I need one, which is often.  Here are just a few things I have recently used them for... Read More & Get the Recipe

Braised Chicken with Spring Vegetables

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I love, love, love, love, love this recipe.  Not just because it tastes SO good.  Not just because it is fabulously good for you, being made up of chicken, veggies and a delightful broth-based braised sauce.  But also because it means (and I know, I am tempting fate and potentially bringing one last snowfall down on our heads) that Spring is pretty close to being right around the corner. I know this because at a certain point in time, the wonderful farm market near our house starts carrying these... And these... And that point in time was this past weekend.  And that is the weekend each year that I haul out this recipe, and starting thinking positive thoughts about daffodils and grilling supper outside and the fact that one day, the relentless pile of snow at the corner of my driveway will actually be GONE. Just a quick word about the recipe that is the actual point of this post:  it's a sweet and simple one where you sear chicken (bone-in variety please) in a Read More & Get the Recipe