Chicken with Potatoes, Peas & Coconut Curry Sauce

Chicken with Potatoes, Peas & Coconut Curry Sauce - Chew Nibble Nosh

This is a great recipe to have on hand when you really want to go out to your favorite Indian restaurant for dinner, or grab carry-out from them, but it’s too darn cold to go and you’d rather just stay home, put on your pajamas and slippers, and stay warm.

It’s really a simple dish to throw together, and for you curry naysayers out there…my kids even liked this.  It is warm and cozy, with just enough heat to put us in a warmer frame of mind on a cold, winter night.

Hot Ham & Cheese Party Roll Ups

Hot Ham & Cheese Party Roll Ups - Chew Nibble Nosh

Oh, boy…these are good.

Melty, toasty, cheesy, sweet, salty, tangy, chewy, bready (I’m not so sure that’s a word.), and just plain good.  Plus, they can be whipped up ahead of time and baked later for whatever possible reason you could need to make them.  They’d be wonderful paired with a salad for dinner, or delicious as a pot luck contribution, or, in my case, the perfect thing to bring to a friend’s house for us to nibble on as we watched the game on TV.  They are just…so…good.

Southern Style Pork Tenderloin with Black Eyed Pea & Artichoke Salad – #OXOCookware

Southern Style Pork Tenderloin with Black Eyed Pea & Artichoke Salad - Chew Nibble Nosh

When the good people at OXO contacted me and asked if I’d like to try out a pan from their new cookware line, I didn’t hesitate to say yes!  OXO was a staple in my kitchen long before I started blogging.  Their products are always well made, completely functional, and above all, comfortable!  My drawers are filled with their gadgets and utensils, and I knew that the quality of their cookware would be no different.

So when this beautiful Non-Stick Pro Saute Pan showed up on my doorstep, I knew exactly the meal to make to try it out.

Pasta e Fagioli

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IT’S COLD!

Thanks for the obvious, right?

I really can’t complain this winter.  We’ve had it pretty easy, especially compared to the East Coast. (Sorry, guys.)  We have, however, had some crazy cold snaps, in between the warm snaps, and we’re currently in the middle of one of them.  I’m wishing I’d saved this recipe to make for tonight, instead of last week when it was warmer.  However, if I can help warm you up with this, then it all worked out.

Roasted Chicken with Artichoke Hearts and Pancetta

Roasted Chicken with Artichoke Hearts and Pancetta - Chew Nibble Nosh

Roasted chicken is quintessential comfort food on a chilly night, and it also happens to be something my kids will eat without complaining.  So, it’s a win-win.  Usually, though, roasting a chicken takes a little more time than I usually have to spend on dinner during the week, so we don’t have it as often as my kids would like.

I was so excited when I ran across this recipe.  Not only did it involve a quick-roast method that I was interested in trying, it also features a delicious, quick side dish of sautéed artichoke hearts and pancetta, mixed with fresh thyme, garlic and lemon.  How could that possibly be bad, right?

Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies

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Looking for something sweet for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day?  These brownies are not only beautifully festive, but they are also unbelievably tasty.

I have this amazing neighbor.  She’s a wonderful friend, wonderful mom, and also a wonderful baker.  She bakes up the most delicious treats, and we’ve managed to be lucky enough to be her guinea pigs on more than one occasion.  A couple of weeks ago, she texted me asking if it was OK to send down some Red Velvet Cheesecake Brownies to try.  (Did she really need to ask?  Heck yes!  Send them down!) She wanted to know if they were good enough to send in for the teachers.  We were her taste testers.  Tough job, eh?

Slow Cooker Mediterranean Succotash

 Slow Cooker Mediterranean SuccotashI just love it when simple and healthy come together just right to create the perfect meal for a busy night.  This is one of those recipes.  It couldn’t be simpler, even for a slow cooker recipe, and is perfect for those nights when you’re playing taxi driver all night long and have to catch a meal somewhere in between trips.

Traditional succotash is a stewed combination of lima beans, corn, and tomatoes.  It’s a cozy, home-cooking type dish, and is often served as a side.  This version features more Mediterranean flavors, and creamy white beans in place of the lima beans.  And when it’s served over some couscous, it makes for a hearty, healthy meal.

Introducing…Skinny Cow Creamy Iced Coffees and a Skinny Cow Giveaway!

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For years now, when I want to indulge in a little treat, odds are you’ll find me walking over to my freezer to grab some sort of Skinny Cow ice cream.  In fact, the Skinny Cow ice creams are so popular in my house, that a certain mother (I’m not naming names) has been known to strategically place said ice cream treats in a part of the freezer she knows her children won’t find.  Sneaky?  Yes, but often necessary.

They are that good.

Chicken Parmesan Lasagna – Red Gold Simple Lasagna Party Giveaway!

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 Red Gold is at it again.  This time, my favorite tomato growers are hosting a fantastic “Red Gold Simple Gourmet Lasagna Party” giveaway on their Facebook page!  Click RIGHT HERE and you can enter to win one of 750+ prizes, including a gourmet lasagna party prize pack that includes a Le Creuset Lasagna pan!  Get those entries in quickly!  The promotion ends February 3rd!

It doesn’t stop there!  They are so generous, that they’ve also given me a special Red Gold Lasagna Kit to giveaway to one lucky Chew Nibble Nosh reader!  Keep reading, and there will be information on how to enter at the bottom of the post.

Hot Cocoa Cookies with Marshmallows

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Oooooh, these cookies.

Chocolate and marshmallow is one of my favorite combinations, but I fully underestimated how delicious these cookies would be.  I saw them on Pinterest, thought they were clever and fun, and then I took a bite, and fell in love.

These cookies are fudgy, and chewy, rich, and delicious.  Warm, out of the oven, they are melty and gooey, like a molten lava cake.  As we ate them over the next few days, they were still chewy, and decadent…and the marshmallow stays puffy and light.  That was, honestly, my biggest worry.  I wondered if the marshmallow would dry out and lose its bounce.  Nope.  Still amazingly puffy a few days out.