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…]

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…]