Fast & Easy Chicken Parmesan

by Sara on March 24, 2009

Chicken Parmesan

This is another one of those meals that I’m almost embarrassed to post. However, fifteen minutes after I turned on the oven and the stove, I was sitting down and enjoying my dinner. This really is the epitome of a quick weeknight meal, and it’s just perfect for those nights that you’re exhausted and hungry. [...]


How to Poach Chicken

by Sara on March 22, 2009

Poaching Chicken

Poaching chicken is a very simple and healthful method to cooking chicken. The meat is moist and tender, and by adding aromatics to the poaching liquid, the chicken can take on some additional flavor. Poached chicken is great for chicken salads, shredded BBQ chicken, as a topper for salads, in a wrap…the list goes on.


Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

by Sara on March 19, 2009

Green Beans and Caramelized Shallots

I realize that my Bistro has been lacking in vegetable posts. It really wasn’t intentional, it’s just such a difficult time of year in the produce department. Wisconsin has such a short growing season, so when it comes to local produce, I’m pretty much stuck with fruits and vegetables that store well (winter squash, carrots, [...]


How to Make Chicken Stock

by Sara on March 10, 2009

Chicken Stock

What’s more comforting than a pot of soup cooking on the stove? Making soup used to intimidate me, and the thought of making soup stock made me want to run away from my kitchen. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that both are quite easy. If you’ve ever roasted a chicken, you may as well [...]