One Dish Chicken & Veggie Bake

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My friend Jennifer is a fabulous cook. Pretty much everything she makes I ask her for the recipe.  She made us this one dish chicken & veggie bake and let me just tell you it was incredible.  It seems unassuming, but it is packed full of flavor. The best part is you only use one […]

Chicken Enchilada Skillet

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I was on the lookout for a new, easy weeknight meal and had pinned this a while ago. I figured it was high time that I tried it and I’m so glad that I did! This meal could not have been easier!! You literally just throw everything in the skillet and it’s done in like […]

Oven Baked Tacos

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If you’ve been reading my blog for a little while now, you know how much I love to make Mexican food at home.  I’m always on the lookout for a new twist or a new dish to use those wonderful combination of flavors.  There’s just something about that avocado, cilantro and fresh toppings paired with […]

Hamburger Steak with Mushroom Gravy

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During this pregnancy, I’ve been craving beef quite a bit.  I don’t normally eat that much beef but I can’t seem to get enough lately.  We grill out burgers a lot, but I wanted to have something a little bit different and more comforting.  My mom made hamburger steak with gravy quite a bit growing […]

Mini Corn Dog Muffins

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I was reading through my Google Reader last week and saw these corn dogs on Chef-In-Training, which look amazing! I’ve been wanting one ever since.  Well, frying makes me a bit nervous since I’ve definitely had a big frying fail before, and I remembered these cute little baked corn dog mini muffins and thought that was the […]

Baked Creamy Chicken Taquitos

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I’ve made BBQ Chicken taquitos, but I was looking for an easy dinner to make with some leftover shredded chicken and I thought it would be the perfect time to try the traditional creamy taquitos that have been floating around the internet.  These were so creamy and we loved them topped with salsa, sour cream […]

Pizza Pasta Bake

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My dearest friend just had her second baby a week ago and I wanted to take them dinner. I had a dish similar to this once and it came to my mind, so I thought it would be a great dish to make for them.  I made this for us earlier in the week to […]

Healthier Chicken Fried Rice

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I’m not a huge Chinese food person.  I like about 3 entrees of chinese: beef & broccoli, lettuce wraps and I absolutely LOVE chicken fried rice! Especially the kind from the mall food court, right?! But it is super greasy and I can’t imagine how many calories, so I thought I would try an at […]

Veggie Skillet Lasagna

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This was another fabulous quick and easy weeknight dinner.  It took much less time than making the sauce and layering everything together like traditional lasagna.  I love that you can adapt this to use your favorite veggies or add in meat if you like.  This might be one of my favorite new meals!!  I just […]

Pizza Quesadillas

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I mentioned last week that I’ve been looking for some new, quick & easy meals to make on weeknights. So anytime I find one that I think sounds fantastic I pin it.  Well this week, I’ve been trying to actually make some of the things that I’ve pinned.  So hopefully, if I get my projects […]

Southwest Chicken Burrito Bake

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I’ve been looking for some new ways to eat chicken and came across this gem! This was so easy to throw together and it had my favorite southwest flavors.  I’m calling it a Burrito bake because it has all the elements of a burrito, just without the tortilla! I shredded my chicken a little too […]

Southwest Chicken Soup

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Before we get to the recipe, I updated the side bar with some of my favorite apple dishes. Just click on the picture and it will link you to the recipe, also I’ve listed with clickable links to some great gameday appetizers. Now onto the soup! I think I mentioned this on here, but this […]

Korean Beef Tacos

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I’ve had these on my list to make for quite a while now and I just now got around to making them.  I’m so sad of all that time lost with this deliciousness by waiting this long to make it! With each bite, I seemed to keep saying “These are SO good!” They have such […]

Baked BBQ Chicken Taquitos

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So I’ve been in a bit of a dinner rut ever since we got back from vacation.  We’ve been eating lots of grilled chicken and veggies or sandwiches for dinner, so I went in search of some fun new entrees and remembered taquitos have been all the rage in the blog world and I’ve yet […]

Crockpot Chicken Nachos

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I’ve mentioned on here several times of my love affair with Mexican food, well mostly tex-mex.  It’s my favorite thing to cook at home because I know what goes in it and I just love the flavors and variety and that you can switch things up so easily just with toppings.  My friend Jennifer recently […]

Chicken Croquettes

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This is going to one of those recipes I make frequently! It is one of the best entrees I have made in a while and so easy too!  I took a couple of things from different recipes and made my own.  These were so creamy and comforting and had a great crunch on the outside […]

Chicken Gyros

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I read about these Chicken Gyros several years ago and they were all the rage on several blogs, but for some reason I never got around to making them.  I was searching for some healthier recipes and remembered these and thought they sounded like a fun, easy & healthy dinner.  I was planning to make […]

Hawaiian Chicken

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This chicken is a continuation of my tropical theme this week. This was so delicious! It had a sweety yet tangy flavor and the chicken was super moist. I searched the internet for a great hawaiian/pineapple chicken recipe but couldn’t find any I was in love with. So I decided to make one up myself. […]

Mexican Lime Chicken

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Yes, I’m still riding the mexican wave. I just can’t get enough of those flavors! I saw this a while back on Daily Deliciousness and thought it sounded, well, delicious! I did add a couple things to it and I halved the recipe. Go to the link above for the original and my adaptation is […]

Salsa Chicken

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I have been craving Mexican food lately. I’ve been eating a lot of turkey nachos and been to Taco Mamacita and I had Mexican on the menu for this week too. I had a hankering for this salsa chicken I had seen on Mary Ellen’s Cooking Creations. It’s a Rick Bayless recipe and since he […]

Bourbon Chicken

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You know in the food court at the mall when they hand out those tasty samples at the asian restaurants? I always love to get the sample of the bourbon chicken. But at the mall they are eaither fried or made using tons of butter. So when I came across this recipe on You’re Gonna […]

Chicken Piccata

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I was browsing the many blogs that I love to read for some chicken recipes since I was getting bored with the same old chicken we always have. I found this recipe for Chicken Piccata at For the Love of Cooking. I had everything on hand, except I just needed to get one more lemon. […]

Healthy Chicken Mushroom Quesadillas

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Of course, it’s that time of year where I struggle to fit into my jeans and try and get those holiday pounds off! I hate that I do this to myself every year. Every year around the holidays, I tell myself I’m going to be good except Christmas Day, and then I end up just […]

Herb Rubbed Chicken with Creamy Orzo

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I saw this recipe on one of my favorite blogs, Annie’s Eats. It looked so creamy and didn’t seem like it would take long, plus I had all of the ingredients on hand. So I decided to make it for dinner one night last week. This was so delicious and comforting. I lightened it up […]

Ground Turkey Enchiladas

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I have had this recipe starred from Cara’s Creature Comforts for a while now and have been wanting to make it. I had also found another enchilada recipe somewhere that called for green enchilada sauce and bought the stuff to make that, but in my mind I was thinking it was this recipe. So I […]

Mustard Rosemary Chicken with Carrots & Potatoes

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I saw this in my most recent Martha Stewart Living Magazine in the Healthy Living/Fit-To-Eat article, and thought it sounded delightful for dinner. This meal certainly did not dissapoint. It does take a bit of time to bake in the oven, so it might be more for a Sunday dinner than a weeknight meal. This […]

Classic Pot Roast

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I have been wanting to try making pot roast for a while. I love this comforting dish so much, but realized recently that I had never made it. My mom’s and mother-in-law’s recipes are so delicious, but I wanted to try something different and more from scratch. So, I turned to allrecipes.com and made it […]

Texas BBQ Chicken Quesadillas

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I have seen these floating around the blogsphere for a while. I remembered seeing them on one my favorite blogs, Delicious Melicious and thought they sounded like a great, easy weeknight meal. These were so flavorful and super easy and quick to make. I love that all of the ingredients are things that I always […]

Chicken, Mushroom & Parmesan with Orzo

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I spotted this recipe at For the Love of Cooking a while back and thought it sounded like a great weeknight meal. I’ve had this on my menu for the past two weeks and haven’t gotten around to making it until now (I even let one package of mushrooms go bad-yikes!) So this week I […]

Mexican Pizza

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I was wanting to fix an easy weekend lunch and came across this recipe for Mexican Pizzas that I had starred in my google reader from Good Eats ‘n Sweet Treats. They sounded super delicious and super easy….and they were!! These really took no time at all and Adam said he wants to have them […]

Creamy Tomato Pasta Skillet

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Adam has been out of town frequently, so I hadn’t cooked in like a week and a half until last night. Not that I haven’t been eating at home, it’s just been sandwiches and the like. So, I wanted to cook dinner since Adam was going to be home, but I was struggling with what […]

Breakfast Pizza

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I originally saw an idea for a scrambled egg pizza on Culinary in the Desert. I saved the recipe but never got around to making it. Then last week, while my family was at Disney World, we ate at Chef Mickey’s (which is amazingly good and so fun) and they had breakfast pizza. It was […]

Spinach Stuffed Shells

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We had a dinner meeting at our house this past Friday night and I wanted to make something that was easy to make everything ahead and just stick it in the oven, and also easy to double for a crowd of 17 people. I immediately thought of stuffed shells and went searching for a recipe. […]