Cooking Up A Storm

Sunday’s, at our house, is always centered around family and cooking. We all love to cook and this past Sunday we all had an opportunity to showcase our culinary talents.

My husband, Bill, got things rolling on Saturday when he smoked bone in, skin on, chicken, that I later turned into several culinary delights for the rest of the week! More on that in a minute.

After church, and breakfast, that included some farm fresh eggs Bill and I picked up at our local Gilbert Farmer’s Market, I helped our daughter, Shantel prepare a homemade peach cobbler that included the farm fresh peaches we purchased at the farmer’s market on Saturday. Take a look.


Once the cobbler was out of the oven and cooling, I prepared smoked chicken Panini’s, using fresh torta bread, for lunch. Yum!


After lunch, I whipped up smoked chicken pasta salad so it could sit in the refrigerator overnight where all the smoky goodness could seep into the pasta and vegetables. This is one of my all time favorite meals, and I can’t hardly wait to have some for dinner tonight. I serve it with just a side of fresh multi-grain bread and call it dinner.  Just add a glass of wine and your all set. 🙂


While I prepared the smoked pasta salad, Bill was preparing a wonderful homemade BBQ sauce for the BBQ chicken Shantel asked he make so she would have plenty for her lunch/dinner/s over the next few days. The only protein Shantel eats is chicken or turkey so we try to accommodate her when we can. But I have to say that BBQ chicken Bill made was some of he best I’ve ever had…


Shantel also loves any kind of greens…and yesterday, we cooked up these beautiful turnip greens. Slow cooked throughout the day. Really, really, delicious.


I also prepared a beautiful farm fresh cucumber and tomato salad with feta cheese drizzled with a balsamic vinegar and olive oil dressing…YUMMERS!


Now, fast forward to this morning, and look at this. I made these fire roasted, quinoa/cheese stuffed, poblano peppers for our dinner tomorrow. All I have to do is pop them in my outside oven and dinner’s on the way.


I will serve the pablano peppers with my homemade tomatillo salsa verde I made using fresh, fire roasted, tomatillos.


OMG does life get any better than this? Just a few more reasons why I so LOVE  cooking up a storm, especially in the good old summertime.

I just might be ready for my own cooking show…do you think?… I’ll work on it. 🙂

Stay Tuned!

1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. gotham girl
    Jun 24, 2013 @ 21:35:17

    OH MY. You’re killin’ me here! This all looks so delicious! You gotta love farmers markets and I love your cooking! xoxo more!


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