One-Pan Mexican Chicken Quinoa

One-Pan Mexican Chicken Quinoa

Hurrah for easy one-pan meals! I made this for the first time last week when I really didn’t feel like cooking. I kind of just threw everything into the skillet and hoped for the best. No measuring spoons for the spices either. I just kind of eyeballed the amounts for that. Fortunately, it turned out so well, I decided it should go on the blog. […]

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Chicken Macaroni Salad

Chicken Macaroni Salad

Hey guys! Hope you are having a great week so far. We had thunderstorms here in our area this afternoon. Marble-sized hail was hitting our windows so hard that I thought they might crack. The tornado sirens going off in the background were a nice accompaniment to Twister, which just happened to be on TV. Spring is always an interesting time weather-wise here in Texas. […]

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Tex-Mex Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Tex-Mex Chicken and Quinoa Casserole

Tex-Mex food is without a doubt my favorite type of food period. Growing up, El Chico was our favorite Tex-Mex restaurant. These days, there are so many more restaurants to choose from. Some great, some not so great. But the great ones? Yes, they take care of that intense craving for Tex-Mex. Chips and hot sauce. Beef fajita’s, cheese enchilada’s and tacos al carbon. All. So. Delicious. Maybe not all figure friendly, but still super delicious! And now I want chips and hot sauce. […]

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Honey Dijon Chicken with Lime

Honey Dijon Chicken with Lime

I just have to say that I’m pretty excited about today’s recipe. The chicken just comes out so tender and delicious! Like, it’s probably the best baked chicken I’ve ever made. It’s a far cry from my first attempts at baking chicken. Let’s take a walk down memory lane, shall we? […]

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Weeknight Chicken and Black Bean Chili

Weeknight Chicken and Black Bean Chili

When we headed to our local Sprout’s grocery store on Friday, I had absolutely no plans to buy chile peppers. But as I was browsing the produce department, I spotted the most beautiful red jalapeño’s and just had to buy them. The green ones are always available, but you rarely see the red ones at the store. At least, I don’t anyway. The Anaheim chile peppers were also looking exceptionally good that day, so I grabbed a couple of those as well. Peppers are one thing that I have a hard time passing up when they look and smell SO good. […]

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7-Ingredient Italian Chicken and White Bean Soup

7 Ingredient Italian Chicken White Bean Soup

If one of your New Year’s resolution was to start eliminating processed foods in your house, then bravo to you! I know that it can be kind of daunting when you are just getting started. You really have to plan ahead in order to eat real food. That can be tough if you are a parent and have a full time job. If you’re struggling to get going or stick to your resolution, then maybe some baby steps towards a real food diet would be helpful. […]

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Chicken and Red Lentil Chili

Chicken and Red Lentil Chili

The weather has just been all over the place here in Texas this Winter! Plants are blooming that shouldn’t be because they are so confused. Yesterday, it was in the low sixties, and we enjoyed a nice walk to the store to pick up something we needed to fix my husband’s bicycle. Today, it’s gloomy and never made it out of the fifties. The forecast yesterday showed that it was going to be 66° and partly sunny. Chillier weather is coming this weekend, along with what might be a wintry mix for our area. […]

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Mexican Chicken White Bean Soup with Lime Sour Cream

Mexican Chicken White Bean Soup with Lime Sour Cream

I hope you all had a great Valentine’s Day weekend! My husband and I didn’t go out to dinner on Saturday because we knew the restaurants would be super crowded. A crowded, noisy restaurant just doesn’t seem very romantic to me. We both prefer to go out to a restaurant on a weekday […]

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Cobb Salad Lettuce Cups

cobb salad lettuce cups

I was recently trying to think of a new variation of the classic chicken salad that I hadn’t yet posted on here. I have several chicken and tuna salads on the blog because I love making them during the summer months. Coming up with a new one had me stumped for a little while, but then an idea popped into my head. My husband and I both love the Chicken Cobb Salad at Panera, and we order it every time we go there. So, why not take the same elements of that salad and make […]

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Chicken Sweet Potato and Mushroom Chili

chicken sweet potato and mushroom chili

Spring doesn’t seem to be able to make up its mind about whether it wants to be here or not this year. On Wednesday, temps were in the mid 80’s, and then they dropped into the upper 30’s on Thursday when a cold front came through. It was a very windy, cold day with a little rain shower in the afternoon. When dinnertime rolled around, I knew exactly what I wanted to make. A nice big pot of chili. […]

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