Chicken Drumsticks In An Orange Ginger Balsamic Sauce

Chicken drumsticks are a comfort food to me.  It reminds me of my childhood because I ate them all the time.  My mom usually seasoned and baked a bunch for the week, and it would be warm for dinner and cold for lunch.  I was probably one of the few kids that would be sent to elementary school with a big ol’ drumstick in her lunch box.  But then again I always had something different to bring with me to lunch.  Continue reading Chicken Drumsticks In An Orange Ginger Balsamic Sauce

Balsamic Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Carrots and Kale

One of my fond memories of winter as a child was the beef stew that my mom would always make.  I can remember she spending the whole day making these huge batches of it, putting it into individual containers, and then freezing them so we would have stew all winter long.  It was tasty, filling and always made my tummy happy.  Well, I’ve decided to update my mom’s stew and add sweet potatoes, rainbow carrots (for some fun color) and Kale (for added nutrition). The balsamic vinegar adds an extra touch of flavor and a scent that makes my mouth water.  It tastes just as good as my mom’s (if not better, but I won’t tell her that!), and definitely is making my clean tummy happy.   Continue reading Balsamic Beef Stew with Sweet Potatoes, Rainbow Carrots and Kale