Foodie Friday First: Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken: spiced up chicken from Jamaica My first thought is: What a harsh name! Actually, the jerk comes from the same roots as jerky. Also, some folks say that jerking means poking holes in the meat to absorb the flavor. I was inspired to eat this dish after reading about it in Jennifer Weiner's IN HER SHOES. Some books really do make me hungry. Anyway, jerk chicken is extremely flavorful. I love how the spicy and sweet work together to give this meat a kick. Plus, I ate this at a … [Read more...]

Caring through Chocolate

"In being kind to others, you will receive kindness back." Sometimes you've gotta find innovative ways to help people. I've been through my fair share of fundraisers, showcasing expensive kitchen gadgets, fancy wrapping paper, and decadent foodstuffs (although my hubby said he grew up peddling oranges to raise money). How did organizers in Licking County (great name, by the way) assist seniors? By creating a chocolate festival. Proceeds helped residents aged 60 and over to pay off … [Read more...]