Cooking · Dinner

Chicken Tamale Bake

My husband loves tamales. My mother-in-law Anna makes them in huge batches and brings them up when she visits. It's a whole involved process that she tried to teach me once (long ago when I was first married), but the thought of authentic cooking was a total brain overload for me back then. I found… Continue reading Chicken Tamale Bake

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Summer Slaw

In the summer, there are lots of opportunities to bring salads and slaws to BBQs. I recently brought a sweet & sour apple slaw (light & delicious) and of course there's always my standby Chinese chicken salad (perfection!) if I'm not sure what to bring. Last weekend I wanted to make something close to a… Continue reading Summer Slaw

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Lightened Chicken Divan With Quinoa

Quinoa is totally the cool kid in school right now. The topic of every conversation. Exotic. Mysterious. You aren't sure exactly how to pronounce their name. Ok, ok...you totally do know how. But I didn't. I had an entire conversation calling it "qwi-no-ah". Then my sister set me straight. She's been all over this stuff… Continue reading Lightened Chicken Divan With Quinoa

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Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

Quick. Easy. Delicious. These are the words I like when doing a weekday dinner. This moist delicious chicken is all three. I make it all the time. It's one of my go-to "I don't really feel like cooking tonight" meals. Throw it in a dish, dump sauce over it and done. No chopping, no prep… Continue reading Baked Honey Mustard Chicken

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Marvelous Marinade

It's grilling season! Woo-hoo! This tasty marinade is quick and easy and will turn just about any cut of meat into a tender, flavorful mouth party. I know, it's supposed to be meatless Monday. And obviously that's a picture of steak. Be patient. I love to soak some big chunks of steak and chicken in… Continue reading Marvelous Marinade

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Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

Honestly? These are kind of like homemade hot pockets. At least that's what the hubby tells me. I've never personally had a hot pocket. Just add it to the list of things "all" children of the 80's have eaten that I haven't. Also included are pop tarts & hamburger helper. What can I say? My… Continue reading Buffalo Chicken Empanadas

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Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna

Sometimes, it's really awkward to be a food blogger. I always feel really silly when I'm at a party taking pictures of food. But, since some of the best things I make are taken elsewhere to be consumed, I really don't have a choice. So, I whip out my trusty Canon and snap a couple… Continue reading Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna

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Perfect Roast Chicken and Vegetables

This recipe has been shared before, but it is absolutely one of my FAVORITE dinners to make.  I love roasting chickens. They are so easy. Yes, easy. If you've never roasted a chicken for dinner you are missing out! If the picture in your head requires you to slave over a hot stove, basting and… Continue reading Perfect Roast Chicken and Vegetables

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Coconut Curry Chicken

Sometimes, you need to try a little something different. In an effort to expose my kids to more than just American cuisine, I decided to make this light and delicious meal with the pungent spices of India. The dish also heavily relies on coconut milk, which mellows it out and gives it a nice sweetness.… Continue reading Coconut Curry Chicken

Appetizers · Cooking · Dinner

Creamy Chicken Taquitos

Do you ever want to pick up the giant box of frozen taquitos at the warehouse store but have no idea where you would store them? Well, with this recipe you can make your own, in whatever quantity you can manage to make room for in between frozen corn and random half bags of ice… Continue reading Creamy Chicken Taquitos