Mexican Chicken & Rice Casserole

Hello friends! I have returned from an unexpected, yet much needed hiatus from blogging. It has been several weeks, but if you follow me on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, then you know that I have still been busy in the kitchen. Whenever I hear the word ‘casserole’ (or ‘hot dish’ if you are…

Chicken & Sweet Potato Stew

If you have been looking for a new winter stew to warm you up, this should be added to your menu! Spring is around the corner but while most of the country has experienced some beautiful weather, it IS just February. Snow, cold, sub-zero temps, ice storms, chilly wind, and slushy-sloshy weather…

Ad: Rosemary-Orange Glazed Cornish Hens W/Carrots & Onions

This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CornishHenHolidays #CollectiveBias This may sound surprising, but cornish hens are kind of nostalgic for me. My parents are no doubt scratching their heads right now, since I never ate them as a kid. But when…

Lemon-Mustard Baked Chicken

Some recipes are just born out of necessity. For example, I have 80 pounds of chicken in my freezer. I have the need for chicken recipes. Several months ago, I decided to start buying my meat in bulk and wholesale off the back of a truck. I swear it is much less…

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…