Stacked Chicken Cordon Bleu with Roasted Broccoli

Let’s begin with a little background, history lesson shall we?  The term “cordon bleu” refers to a special order of French knights, who wore blue sashes. Literally, cordon bleu translates to “blue ribbon.”  This classic French dish lives up to it’s name.  There are  a variety of ways to prepare the recipe. Usually, the chicken is … [Read more…]

The Perfect Espresso (AeroPress Inverted Method)

So you ask, “What is this contraption?”  It looks like it belongs more in a mad scientist’s lab than in an everyday kitchen, right? This nerdy little apparatus is your alternative to all those over-priced espressos at the local coffee shop or even the new-high-fangled, high-priced espresso machines. I got your back. As long as … [Read more…]

Baked Chicken Nuggets

Last night’s dinner conversation topic was: “What’s your favorite kids movie?” Without hesitation, I quickly rattled off, “Toy Story”. Some of the other titles that got the thumbs-up were Madagascar, Up, Iron Giant, Frozen (my vote again!), WALL-E, Despicable Me and Finding Nemo.  When a kids movie succeeds, it usually targets young and old alike and … [Read more…]