not so lazy chili

If you had asked me, I would have told you that I hadn’t varied that much from my recipe for Lazy Chili. Chili is, after all, quite easy to make and even when you’re chopping all your vegetables by hand, doesn’t take that long to put together. While going through...

homemade ricotta

I made homemade ricotta this weekend – I’m going to make lasagna. I have to say, this was the best ricotta I have ever tasted by a ridiculously huge margin. I mean, there’s no comparison. Is this what ricotta is supposed to taste like? The stuff I have bought in...

caramelized onion and mushroom tart

This is really just a variation on the caramelized onion, apple and bacon tart from November. I’ve made that tart several times with some small tweaks here and there. It’s my chicken salad obsession all over again. I was asked, by the way, what makes this a tart since I...

birthday pie

Happy New Year!! And Happy Birthday to Me! I wanted to make something different for a birthday treat. I made a cheesecake for Christmas and that’s a once per year treat. No cake sounded good. But I found This Strawberry Pie on Pinterest. I thought immediately that rather than a...

things I’ve learned about freezer cooking

This fall has been an experiment on what will work for me as far as freezer cooking goes. My goals? To be able to quickly put together a healthy and easy meal. Also, to survive the next snowpocalypse. Soups, stews, chilies – absolutely, make extra. Freeze individual portions. Soups with...

Welcome to Chickens & Eggs

A funny little blog that allows me to easily share recipes with friends. I am not (obviously) a professional cook or recipe writer, but I love to cook and it's important to me to make mostly healthy recipes. I do my best to make the recipes workable for the average home cook. Like me.

soups & stews

I love soups and stews and chilis. I make a lot and freeze them so I always have a quick lunch on hand.


Chicken is incredibly adaptable. It works really well in a lot of different recipes. I've always got chicken in the freezer.


I used to be a vegetarian but I would never survive as a vegan. Without eggs, you have no egg custard!


Making your own bread is both therapeutic and tasty. And it really should not be intimidating. Bread is easy.


Cookies are probably my favorite dessert. They are easily shared, fun to make and reasonably portioned. And versatile.

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