Red Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

Red  Pepper Chicken Stir Fry

One of my goals for this blog is to make sure I am always sharing with you at least one good family dinner idea each week.  I love doing sweets & treats but a family can not live on cookies alone! (we only wish!)   This week – you get a bonus!  Two family dinner ideas.  Also, remember each Saturday I put together a weekly meal plan to help with that dinner planning too! So how much input do you give your family about what to fix for dinner?  My [Continue Reading…]

Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Ginger Sesame Chicken Salad

Do you love food/cooking magazines as much as I do?  I have  piles of recipes that I have ripped out of magazines just waiting to be made.  A small percentage of them ever actually get made but today I am sharing one of those recipes that I found in a magazine and actually made.  And you are going to be glad I made it! This is a delicious salad that can be served with or without chicken.  It has lots of yummy flavors in the marinade and dressing with – [Continue Reading…]

Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

Coconut Curry Chicken Soup

My kids love Thai food.  I usually play it pretty safe and order some type of chicken and cashew over rice dish but my children have a little more sophisticated taste than I do.  Tessa introduced me to one of her favorite Thai soups – a chicken coconut soup.  It was delicious!    I decided to try and recreate something similar at home.  I found a recipe for a Thai Coconut Chicken Soup in America’s Test Kitchen Family Cookbook that I adapted  and Jim and I both loved the results. [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Paprikash

CHicken Paprikish

My husband is an Idaho boy and he grew up on a lot of meat, potatoes and gravy type of food.  Swiss Steak with gray, roast with gravy etc.  I don’t cook that way but with today’s recipe I felt like I met him halfway. He loved this dish!  In fact he ate it for leftovers several times during the week and each time he commented on how much he liked it. Chicken Paprikish or also known as Paprika Chicken is a Hungarian dish and is commonly made with bell [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Enchilada Soup

Chicken Enchilada Soup

We are in major count down mode at our house.  We’re not counting down the days until Christmas but rather counting down the days until the kids arrive home!!  The first one arrives home tomorrow and by Saturday evening they will all be home.  I’m just a little excited. One of my goals is to have as much Christmas prep and blog work down before they get home as I can so that I can really enjoy my time with them and have as few distractions as possible.  So that [Continue Reading…]

Balsamic & Pesto Chicken Pasta

Balsamic Pesto Chicken Pasta

Last week I was totally craving pasta and cheese.  Not sure if it was the weather or hormones! I thought about making this yummy Baked Ziti with Spinach and Sausage but I didn’t have any sausage and I had some chicken that needed to be used. I also wanted something a little different, not a tomato based dish so I decided to use pesto and balsamic vinegar instead!  With some store bought pesto this dish is easy to put together. I marinaded my chicken in the pesto.  I also pounded the [Continue Reading…]

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…]