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*…

Caesar Salad

Caesar salad and I have a kind of love, hate relationship. Up until just a few years ago, I was more of a french or bleu cheese dressing type of gal.  I thought caesar salads were quite boring actually.  At least with a house salad you get tomatoes, maybe some cheese, a…

Honey-Lemon Grilled Chicken

So here it is. Many of you email me or send messages asking for healthy, gluten-free, dairy free, easy meals.  Well, my lovelies, it doesn’t get much better than this. Much like the oh so popular grilled pork chops, this recipe requires minimal ingredients and minimal effort with a big return.  The…

Loaded Black Bean Quesadillas

Greetings! Sorry I have been MIA for a week!  I have been cooking and baking up a storm but it has been mostly new recipes and experiments.  We were out of the state for several days and I literally didn’t even have time to sleep, let alone get any blogging done.  Our…

Peanut Noodles

When it comes right down to it, the fact that this dish has a no-cook sauce and that I can make it entirely in the blender…well…that is really what drew me to it originally.  After I made it once, it was the flavor that drew me in.  The second time I made…

Chicken Tamale Casserole

I never really noticed how unflattering casseroles are until I started photographing them.  Can I have a show of hands please?  Who else has this problem?  Anyone? In spite of that, this recipe is just too good.  I absolutely have to share it with you guys!  In these pictures, it is hard…

Tangy Chicken Salad w/ Avocado

Chicken salad and I have a funny kind of relationship.  I have mentioned before that our family never made it when I was a kid but I make it all the time now.  I rarely, if ever order it when at a restaurant because…well…it always tastes terrible.  You know what I mean?…

Chicken Tetrazzini

If you follow me on Facebook you may have noticed that I have been freezing meals and food for busy days that are post new baby.  I plan on doing a more detailed post of hints, tips, and all the freezer recipes that are quickly maxing out my chest freezer.  But for…

Sticky Chicken-Roast Chicken From The Freezer

There are certain times when I wish you could smell a picture.  Now is one of those times. And please note that part of the above picture is fuzzy because the steam was pouring off this baby like a volcano and filling my screen porch (where I take 99% of my pictures)…