chicken cheddar jalapeño burgers

chicken cheddar jalapeno burgers

WOW has it been hot out lately! Last week was brutal – mid to high-90s every day, with the heat index at least 10 degrees above that (and not a single day off or even an early dismissal for high heat index… whattt?!) One afternoon I glanced at my phone and the heat index said […]

chicken and broccoli stir-fry

chicken stir fry

There are a lot of Asian-style dishes that I’ve struggled with making at home.  For whatever reason, oftentimes there’s something not quite right with the flavor of the sauces.  I LOVE Asian food in restaurants, but whenever we try to make it at home I tend to be disappointed. With this dish, I feel like […]

spicy pineapple chicken

coconut cupcakes

I’m always on the hunt for new dishes that can be made relatively easily but have great flavor and that keep us excited about making (and eating) dinner.  Daren and I love pineapple in chicken dishes, so I knew this would be a hit.  It took just slightly more time than I thought it would, […]

greek chicken salad

Greek Chicken Salad

Another great use for that homemade pita bread!  In addition to hummus, we used ours for this Greek chicken salad.  For this recipe, you can go all out, roast your own chicken and make your own tzatziki sauce (not necessarily difficult, but certainly more time consuming); or you can do what I did and buy […]

crispy mustard roasted chicken

Crispy Mustard Roasted Chicken

Panko-breaded baked chicken has got to be one of the best things ever.  It’s got a nice crispy crunch to it, while being on the healthier side since it’s baked, not fried.  Also, you know how usually when you bread chicken, you dip it in an egg wash first to help the breadcrumbs stick?  Apparently, […]

tequila lime chicken

English Muffins

(P.S. – the light that I use to take pictures at night burned out yesterday RIGHT as I was shooting this photo – so bear with my on the picture quality ) This tequila lime chicken was a quick, easy meal that only required a little bit of forethought (in order to allow the chicken […]

chipotle chicken and corn chowder

This soup was part of my ongoing effort to make large batches of things on Sundays so we can eat them for lunches throughout the week.  This recipe was definitely a success on that end!  The soup has tons of things I love, like poblano peppers, corn, potatoes & cheese.  It’s hearty without being too […]

lemon chicken

Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts

This lemon chicken was a perfect weeknight meal.  It mostly involved pouring the ingredients in a baking dish, sticking it in the oven and forgetting about it.  Not only was it easy, I was really impressed with how it turned out.  Often, I don’t love recipes with whole chicken breasts; I feel like they can […]

jalapeño popper chicken

popper chicken 1

We absolutely LOVED this dinner.  Seriously loved it.  Easily one of my favorite things we’ve made recently.  Daren is a huge fan of jalapeño poppers, so I knew he would enjoy it.  I’ve had it in my “to make” list for like 6 months – no idea why it took me so long to give […]