Spicy Chicken Tacos

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #GrillWithATwist #CollectiveBiasYes, these amazing tacos are as good as they look and YES, they are healthier than you think! Score! The above dish is actually vegetarian, thanks to a little help from MorningStar Farms! I…

Quick Chicken-Asparagus Lettuce Wraps

Spring has sprung here in South Carolina and like everyone else, our house is excited! For me, this is doubly so ever since I found out I can grow asparagus. When we moved to the south, we decided to stick to our family dream and purchase land.  A parcel of property large…

Savory Chicken Chile Hand Pies

One of the things I realized after having children is that anything that is able to be eaten with your hands is golden.  Instant success, friends. Come to think of it, this may be true across the board with adults as well as kids, hence our continued obsession with all things ‘on…

Carolina Cobb Salad

Well hello! For those of you who are noticing that this is the second salad recipe I have posted in a week, I would like to reply with, yes, I realize that too.  And I will not apologize for it, dang it!! You can never have too many fresh, flavor-filled salads in…

Holiday Shepherd’s Pie

Shepherd’s Pie is kind of a funny thing. I have posted about it before with this non-traditional version and I have to say that I stick to my original thoughts about this: If it is covered in mashed potatoes, it is a good thing.  But today’s recipe wasn’t my brilliant idea and it…

How To: Make Your Own Chicken Stock

I feel like chicken stock (or chicken broth) is one of those things that scare people.  The whole business of a DIY process for something you can buy very easily in a can at the store is, I am sure, absurd to some people.  Like making your own corn flakes or churning…

Roast Chicken Waldorf Salad

I will be the first one to admit that I have not always been a Waldorf salad fan. The Waldorf salads of the 70’s and 80’s usually contained WAY too much celery (not my fav), nuts (which I generally avoided unless it was in a dessert), and were often completely tasteless.  A…

Weeknight Chicken Teriyaki

Happy Monday!  I have been extremely busy these last few days as my husband and I are desperately trying to make a decision about our living situation.  Since the move to South Carolina, and the SUPER fun craziness that I mentioned here (please note the heavy sarcasm in that statement), we have been…

Green Green Salad W/Grilled Chicken & Creamy Honey Lemon Dressing

“Brace yourself,” I ordered my husband, as I dipped a piece of fresh spinach into the large measuring cup I was carrying.  “This may be the best salad dressing in the history of the word.” And I dipped and he munched and he loved it and I grinned. I was right: It…

Savory Lemon Grilled Drummies

Easy recipes that I can make off the top of my head are what I turn to most often.  A simple formula that I can make again and again with ingredients I always have on hand.  Generally, that is what this blog is all about.  Recipes that have passed the test and…

Slow Cooker Butter Style Chicken

Branching out of your comfort zone is never easy.  Wether it is trying a new fashion trend (No, not everyone can wear skinny jeans.) or talking to people you don’t know at a party (The weather is a safe topic…) or reading a book from a section you don’t normally pick from…

Bistro Braised Chicken

I would be remiss this week if I didn’t share this recipe, as it has become a favorite in our house this winter. In the last several months, while dealing with a particularly snowy winter here in central IL, I have been gravitating toward comfort food.  I know I am not alone…

Chicken W/Sweet & Zesty Raisin Sauce

I have mentioned before that sometimes, you can find fantastic recipes in unusual places.  One of my favorite spots to search and skim for hidden ideas are product websites.  For example, the Land O’Lakes site is loaded with anything and everything you ever wanted to do with butter!  And did you know…

Chinese Chicken Salad

The feel like I should start by saying that the relationship between cabbage and I is still in the infancy stage. I didn’t eat much of it growing up and soggy coleslaw from the deli was certainly not going to sway me toward this rubbery, bitter vegetable.  But slowly, with much cajoling…

Mediterranean Quinoa Salad

There are so many things I love about this dish, that I just…like…I can’t even deal. This might sound weird, but the fact that I finished this recipe just in time for summer is really the best part.  Because now I, and of course you, can enjoy it all. season. long.  *sigh*…