Michelob Ultra Light Cider Braised Fennel and Green Apple

Is it just me or do women’s bathing suits seem to be getting smaller and smaller with each passing year? Maybe it’s just that I prefer to believe that they’re getting smaller than the alternative… Although my 12-year may insist that it’s just that fact that she now wants to wear one of the itsy-bitsy […]

Chicken Teriyaki

Have you ever been intimidated in the kitchen? For some reason, learning to cook authentic Asian food just really freaks me out. You start with a recipe chalk full of ingredients I’ve never heard of and often can’t find in my small-town grocery store and then it kind of rolls down hill from there. Several […]

Roast Chicken with Tomatoes and Olives with Ann

My life seems to have turned itself upside down so many times lately I’m no longer sure I know which way is up. I’m starting back to work today for the first time after 14 years as a stay-at-home mom, I’m moving in just 3 weeks, and I just found out I have skin cancer. […]

Rinse and Repeat: Margarita Grilled Chicken with Pineapple Mango Salsa

‘Tis the season to Rinse and Repeat! With only a few more days left until Christmas life always finds a way to get busier and busier, no matter how organized or prepared you are. Or in my case aren’t… I take all the short cuts I can get in the kitchen. Rinse and Repeat is […]

Chicken and Thyme Sausage Patties

Confession…I have absolutely no idea when Mother’s Day is this year.  (I’m very sorry Mom. I promise I’ll go and Google it as soon as I’m done here so I don’t miss it!)  I know it must be coming up quickly because the display at the checkout at Target the other day told me so. […]

Deli Style Chicken Salad

I live twenty minutes from Panera Bread.  I’m sure you were just dying to know that!  This is both good and bad. It’s good because my wallet and my waist both greatly appreciate this!  I can’t imagine how often I would pop in there for lunch if I lived just down the street…truth be told I’m […]

Chipotle and Buttermilk Fried Chicken Fingers

With the big game just around the corner (GO STEELERS!), who doesn’t need a recipe for a crowd pleasing finger food.  I had a little leftover buttermilk in the fridge, from making some of Yo Navy Mama’s Buttermilk Pancakes (which I highly recommend), and I just picked up a bottle of McCormick’s Chipotle Chile Pepper from […]

Chicken and Broccoli Braid

Long, long ago, and far away (or at least that’s how it feels), I hosted a Pampered Chef party for my friend who was starting up her home business. And this recipe is one that she made that day, and I LOVED it! My husband though, who is completely anti-vegetable, does not! Whenever he is […]

Roasted Butter Herb Turkey

Since we are rapidly approaching Thanksgiving, the time of year when people start freaking out about how they’re going to cook their turkey, I thought I would share my favorite recipe. I never understand why people get so stressed out about Thanksgiving, talking about getting up at 4:00 in the morning and basting the turkey every […]

Stuffed Chicken Thighs

This recipe combines all of my favorite flavors in a nice little roll.  I use boneless, skinless chicken breasts that I butterfly into two thinner pieces. I pounded them out the same way you would the thighs the recipe calls for. They have a little hint of sweetness, but not too much, and are really […]