Category Poultry

A Brief and Exact Promise of Things to Come: Chicken with Apricot, Sage, and Carrots

Did you know that In Latin, apricot means precious? It was discovered about 4,000 years ago in China, introduced to the United States in the 18th century. It quickly became a popular crop in California who were introduced to it by Spanish explorers. Farmers in California produce more than 95 percent of the apricots grown in the United States.

When buying apricots, choose an apricot that’s plump and that responds to the slight pressure of your thumb. It should be slightly soft. Do you want to try a tasty dish that incorporate apricots easily? Dinner doesn’t get much easier than this one-pan dish. The secret is jarred apricot preserves.

Kathey Jo’s Kitchen has discovered that the preserves balance the sage and mustard in the sauce. Plus, it gives everything a glossy coat...

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Don’t Be a Meanie, Eat a Panini!

Paninis are said to have originated in Lombardy, Italy, in response to Milanese office workers for a quick lunch without sacrificing flavor and quality. In many English-speaking countries, a panino – translated from Italian to mean “small bread roll” – is a grilled sandwich made from baked roll or anything other than sliced bread.

The first American reference to panini, a ‘pan warmed Italian sandwich’ dates to 1956 in an article about an Italian street fair. Trendy U.S. restaurants in New York began selling paninis in the late 1970s & 1980s. August 11, 2015 was declared the first official National Panini Day in America.

Paninis are the king of sandwiches. With their crunchy crusts and melty insides, they’re a crowd favorite here at Kathey Jo’s Kitchen...

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