Harvest Chicken Apple Stew

Oct 7, 2012 by

I’m sitting here in the quiet house on a sunny, brisk Sunday afternoon. There’s a fire crackling under the big screen TV with football on. The house smells like the chicken soup simmering on the stove. Most of the chores are done for the weekend, the kids are outside riding bikes while Mike saws something with some loud appliance....

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Balsamic Bacon Blue Cheese-Stuffed Almond-Crusted ...

Jun 14, 2012 by

Yeah…so that’s a lot of adjectives but that’s what the meal was and if I left any of those delicious words out, it would just be less awesome. For sure. Right? This time around on the sugar detox, I am letting myself have dairy. I know it’s TECHNICALLY sugar (lactose, yadda yadda) but wine is TECHNICALLY just grapes and...

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Paleo “Peanut” Sesame Stir Fry Sauce

Dec 9, 2011 by

I had a Girl’s Night In last week and since most of the girls were from my gym, everything I served was totally Paleo. This means I bought a huge veggie platter for the occasion. However, there are only a certain amount of peppers and snap peas women can eat. So I made this with the leftovers. This sauce recipe is based on 4 (or 2-3 large)...

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Peanut Sesame Chicken Satay Skewers

Jul 17, 2011 by

You guys, it’s like ten-hundred million frumdrillion degrees right now in Iowa. Normally on days like this and truthfully on most weekends, we have what we call “pick” days. This means that no one cooks and we clean out the fridge of all the leftovers and make a meal out of random crap. However, I had so many ideas in my¬† head...

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Pistachio Crusted Baked Chicken

Apr 26, 2011 by

What I love most about chicken is that it’s such a blank canvas. You really can do anything with it. I had a few breasts defrosting for dinner with no inspiration whatsoever. Until I went into the pantry for a handful of walnuts for an afternoon snack and saw a forgotten bag of shelled pistachios I had picked up for a recipe many moons ago....

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Fig and Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken With Carameliz...

Apr 12, 2011 by

Tonight was the first night my husband and I have sat down to dinner in what seems like weeks. The weather here has been sporadically lovely and we’ve been spending our afternoons and evenings with the children outside soaking up whatever Vitamin D we can. Then throw in some business travel, a family BBQ, and other sundry things and today...

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Chicken Salad a la Queen

Apr 5, 2011 by

I named this because I love this chicken salad and I am the queen. The end. Plus “Chicken a la King” was already taken. Bastards. Annnnnnyway. It’s crunchy and sweet, savory and creamy, perfect on a lettuce boat or crackers. Also perfect for those times you roast a whole chicken for dinner, forget about it because you were...

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Oven Crispy Chicken Cordon Bleu

Sep 28, 2010 by

This is probably one of the easiest recipes to make when you’re just sitting there staring at your chicken breasts wondering what the hell you’re going to do tonight. We use Applegate farms Nitrate/Antibiotic/Hormone-Free sliced ham that we can find in our deli at Target. But Hormel has been making a “free” version too that...

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Twice Cooked Chicken and Cabbage Stir Fry

Jul 27, 2010 by

The other night we cut up and sauteed a head of cabbage with just some salt and butter as a side to our dinner. Mike kept saying how much it reminded him of a dish he used to get as his favorite Chinese restaurant at a place he lived before we met. Part of cutting out grains and sugars is that we no longer order the Chinese food every Friday night...

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Chicken Stock Recipe

Jul 26, 2010 by

My husband and I rarely go food shopping together. 1) I do most of the errands alone on my lunch break s during the week (I work from home as an Editor) and 2) Our son is a minion of the dark lord and is awful in supermarkets. Of course, Saturday was no exception. The weather was crappy and I was too sore (Thank you, power snatches at CrossFit)...

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