Why You Should Brine

A few years ago I began brining poultry. Started with the wet brine and have recently been working in dry brine.  My first brine experience was with a turkey.  Haven’t looked back since.  If you haven’t tried brining before, I encourage you to give it a shot.  If my word is not enough to sway you…

Chicken Skin

Slightly random topic here, but who likes chicken skin?  Seriously.  Based on a recent poll of friends and coworkers, maybe only 2 or 3 in every 5 people like it.  If we are talking women, that number drops to maybe 1 out of 5 (was told more than once that eating skin or off the…

Cast Iron Chicken Pot Pie

Sometimes you just want a comfort food meal.  Something ridiculously savory and not at all good for you. I had that craving tonight and decided to try and make pot pie. This is not only my first time making it, but it’s the only time I recall having a pot pie that was homemade. Since…

Smoked Chicken Chowder and Biscuits

Since time during the week is at a premium between work, school, and Allie duty, I try and batch cook as much as I can.  Last weekend was a smoker filled weekend.  Ribs, chicken, and pulled pork.  This weekend the smoker is still in play, but supplementing with other menu choices.  One of them being…