Tarragon Chicken Soup

Chicken  Tarragon SOup

Today’s recipe for Tarragon Chicken Soup is a Recipe Redo from Oct of 2007. We have enjoyed two weeks of glorious Indian Summer here in Portland and I don’t want it to end but I know that all good things must come to an end and those chilly, rainy fall days are on their way., What better than a pot of soup simmering on the stove on one of those cold, rainy days?! The thing I love about soup is, you can make it ahead of time, first thing in [Continue Reading...]

Slow Cooker Chicken & Dumplings

Crock Pot Chicken & Dumplings

Why is it that when the weather changes, the weather gets cooler and the furnace turns out that I start craving comfort food?  I’ve pulled out the flannel jammies and started drinking pumpkin steamers so it must be Fall and time for comfort food. If there is one food that screams COMFORT FOOD to me it is Chicken & Dumplings. We love it  at our house and I first shared a recipe for Chicken & Dumplings with you here. Today’s version is a little bit different and easier!  It is [Continue Reading...]

Tex-Mex Chicken Fajita Bowls}Kraft Recipe Makers &1,000 Visa Gift Card Giveaway!!

Chicken Fajita Bowl

We are big into “bowls” at our house. Layering all kinds of yummy ingredients into one bowl for a meal.This time I used one of my favorite kitchen helpers – Kraft Recipe Makers. I have shared how much I love them here and here before. I am still just as much in love with this fun new product from Kraft as I was before. Kraft Recipe Makers makes dinner time not only easy but makes it delicious using fresh ingredients. I love how they break it down into a formula. [Continue Reading...]

Sweet & Sour Chicken }Kraft Recipe Makers and $100 Visa Gift Card Giveaway

Sweet & Sour Chicken}Kraft Recipe Makers

    Today I am back to share another one of the delicious Kraft Recipe Makers with you. When I opened the box that Kraft had sent me with the nine different Kraft Recipe Makers, Tessa got so excited about them and the whole concept. As a college student she could really see the beauty of it! A quick and easy, delicious meal in not much time. Worked for her and it works for me. We loved that they combined delicious sauces with fresh ingredients. Since college students, along with [Continue Reading...]

Chicken Caprese Sandwich

Chicken Caprese Sandwich

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sargento Foods, Inc. for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine. School doesn’t start here in the NW for another week and Tessa is headed back to college this week. I have always had a love/hate relationship with this time of year. I love the routine and structure that the school year brings and getting back onto a schedule after the craziness of the summer schedule. But I miss my kids. I love having my kids home and spending time [Continue Reading...]

Stacked Verde Chicken Enchiladas }Kraft Recipe Makers

stacked verde chicken enchilada

  True Confessions: Some nights I just don’t feel like cooking! Yes, even food bloggers get tired of cooking. Life gets busy, I don’t plan very well and people get hungry at my house! I always tell my family, it’s really not the cooking that I mind, it’s the decision making, deciding what we are going to eat. Do you ever feel that way, too? Today I am excited to share a recipe and a product with you that helps solve all of my problems mentioned above. I love to [Continue Reading...]

Grilled Lemon Mustard Chicken

grilled lemon mustard chicken

I am excited to share today’s recipe with you for a couple of reasons. First,  it is yummy! Second, it is quick and easy! Third, it is a recipe from one of you.  Remember that nice, little request I made last week?  I am starting a fun new series – from your kitchen… to my kitchen and I have invited you to send me some of your favorite family recipes and I will pick some of them to try out and share here on the blog.  Today’s recipe is the [Continue Reading...]

Copycat Panera Asian Sesame Chicken Salad

panera asian sesame chicken salad.

One of the requests I got on Facebook when I asked what you’d like to see on the blog was one for more summer salads.  I’ve got a good one for you over at Thirty Handmade Days.  It is one of my favorite copycat recipes.  Be sure and go over and get the recipe! Do you have a favorite restaurant copycat recipe you like to make? I’ll be back tomorrow with photos from our trip to Paris!  Can’t wait to share.