Sticky Coconut Chicken

Sticky Coconut Chicken is a family favorite at our house - one of our favorite ways to grill chicken.

Sticky Coconut Chicken is definitely a Wilkes Family Favorite. Sticky Coconut Chicken  is one of our favorite ways to grill chicken in the summer.  We really don’t call it Sticky Coconut Chicken at our house though. We call it “Tar” Chicken.  It earned it’s nickname from the sauce that you put on the chicken – you cook it until it is almost as thick as tar but not quite! I originally shared this recipe back in July of 2008 and when my son recently brought a group of 17 friends [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Breasts Supreme with Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms

Chicken Breasts with mushrooms and artichoke hearts is a delicious and elegant

Today’s recipe for Chicken Breasts Supreme with Artichoke Hearts and Mushrooms is a keeper.  We’ve been making it in our family for decades! This post is sponsored by  Foster Farms® but all opinions are my own. Today’s recipe is one my mother and I have made for years.  I’ve made it for many a dinner party and for several large group events at church.  My mom just recently used the recipe for a woman’s event at church.  It is one of those recipes that always gets lots of oohs and [Continue Reading…]

Sesame Chicken

Sesame Chicken

Today I am doing a Recipe Redo. I have been sharing recipes with you for 5 years now!  That is a lot of recipes. I also shared a lot of our very favorite family recipes in the beginning.  Back when my photographs weren’t so pretty and back when I even did some posts without photographs!!  Hard to imagine I know. So I have decided to redo some of the recipes I shared in the very beginning – thus Recipe Redo!  Once a week or so I will redo a family [Continue Reading…]

Buttermilk Chicken with Sweet Tomato Relish

Buttermilk Chicken with Sweet Tomato Relish

Yum. Yes, yum! I actually can’t believe I’m so excited about something made with tomatoes.  I never ate tomatoes as a kid, as a teenager, as a young adult and even as a not so young adult but as a middle aged adult I have learned to love and appreciate tomatoes. I think I have a new favorite condiment – sweet tomato relish.  I made a batch of this last week for the bridal shower I hosted.  I served it on  crostini that was spread with a little roasted garlic [Continue Reading…]

Asian Chicken Wraps

Asian Chicken Wraps

I thought I’d start the week out with an easy and delicious dinner idea. Lately I haven’t been very good about planning my meals for the week. I think it is a combination of being out of town, being an empty nester and a little boredom. In fact, my sweet husband, who never complains mentioned after two nights of take out that he was looking forward to a home cooked meal. I had been out of town for 5 days and he had to fend for himself. So today’s recipe [Continue Reading…]

Chicken Pot Pie with Crumble Topping

Chicken Pot Pie

Giveaway Alert!  My daughter Tessa has a fun giveaway going on over at her blog today.  Just leave a comment to win a gift card to a very fun shop that makes darling hats, gloves, cowls and ear warmers.  Check it out! I have never made chicken pot pie before.  I think it is the pastry part that scares me away.  I am not a big pie maker and usually default to a premade crust when making a quiche or some other recipe that calls for a pastry crust. A [Continue Reading…]

Oregano Chicken


For years I was strictly a white meat kind of girl.  I always chose the breast over the thigh.  Fortunately my husband enjoyed the dark meat so it balanced out quite nicely. Well, a few years ago I discovered how moist and lovely dark meat can be and started using chicken thighs in my cooking.  Not only are they nice and moist but they are also a lot less expensive! This recipe calls for chicken thighs but for you non dark meat eaters it would also work just fine with [Continue Reading…]

Cashew Sesame Chicken

Cashew Sesame Chicken

So I totally freaked myself out last Friday.  I was rushing around like a wild woman trying to get a Valentine’s package put together for my kids in Utah and I was also stressing that I hadn’t share this amazing dessert recipe with you that would be perfect for Valentine’s Day.  I was stressing because for some strange reason I thought Valentine’s Day was this week!  I was only 3 weeks ahead of myself!  Not sure where that came from but when I finally looked at my calendar and realized [Continue Reading…]

Sweet and Sour Chicken

Sweet & Sour Chicken

Firs,t I just want to say how much I have enjoyed reading your comments about the Word of the Year you have chosen.  So many wonderful and amazing words.  You are all an inspiration to me!!  Still time to share your word and enter the giveaway for a Word of the Year pillow made by me! So I have a confession to make. True Confessions. A few weeks ago, I went a whole week without cooking dinner once! Can you believe it?! I have to say that is one of [Continue Reading…]