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St Patrick’s Day is a fun holiday for everyone!  You can usually find some type of celebration around town whether it be a parade, green beer at your favorite bar or specials on Irish food at restaurants.  Even if you aren’t Irish, it’s fun to participate in the festivities. We like to watch the parade and enjoy an adult beverage with the dressed-up crowds (the people watching is phenomenal), then head home for a feast!  Some years we like to enjoy traditional Irish food but other years we like to take a favorite dish and add and Irish twist.  It really depends on what we feel like cooking that day!  This year, we are going to enjoy the following menu with friends and family: Reuben Dip Guinness Cheddar Mac & Cheese Guinness Glazed Chicken Sandwich Irish Mule Guinness Brownies   The Reuben Dip is our appetizer and something to much … Continue reading

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Spicy Chicken Rigatoni is hands down one of my top 5 favorite pasta dishes!  It has large pieces of tender chicken, perfectly cooked noodles, and a lot of heat (in a good way).  Should I go on?  There is as little or as much garlic as you would like, alfredo sauce, marinara sauce, and butter…. yes, butter…. for a wonderfully creamy sauce. This dish is so simple to make and tastes amazing.  You’ll think you’re eating at a fancy Italian restaurant.  Perfetto! The recipe can be found here. In a large skillet or deep pot, heat oil over medium heat.  You want the skillet or pot to be large enough to fit the sauce and noodles so you can toss everything together at the end. Add the crushed red pepper, salt, black pepper, and garlic.  Sauté just long enough for the garlic to caramelize and red pepper to release flavor … Continue reading

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Mardi Gras falls on Tuesday, February 25th this year.  Traditionally, the days leading up to Lent, people would binge on rich/fatty foods in anticipation of fasting or limiting intake of certain foods.  Mardi Gras translates to Fat Tuesday and is celebrate the day before Ash Wednesday, making it quite the celebration! New Orleans is famous for its Mardi Gras parties.  I’ve been to New Orleans and enjoyed some awesome food but have never participated in the Mardi Gras festivities…maybe someday I’ll get back!  I want to celebrate Mardi Gras this year with a delicious feast.  I’m thinking traditional New Orleans foods with a little twist!  I’ll be making Muffuletta Dip and Chicken and Sausage Gumbo. I got my inspiration for Muffuletta Dip from a traditional, and signature, New Orleans sandwich that features olive salad, salami, and cheese.  This is essentially a Muffuletta sandwich in dip form.  It’s bold, tangy, and … Continue reading

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We’ve been eating a lot of meatballs at our house lately!  Our idea was to take traditional dishes and turn them into meatballs.  The idea is you get the same great taste but in bite-sized morsels.  The recipes I’m going to share with you today are easy to assemble, wonderful weeknight dinner options, crowd pleasers, and make great leftovers!  The fight at our house is no longer “what’s for dinner” but “which are we going to make first” 🙂 Orange Chicken Meatballs are everything you love about a classic takeout meal!  The flavor is incredible – you will think you are eating orange chicken from your favorite Chinese restaurant but with fewer calories and fat.  I like to serve the Orange Chicken Meatballs on top of Cilantro Lime Rice.  You could serve these with rice, noodles, or as is. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven … Continue reading

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Air Fryer Chicken Potstickers are super flavorful and surprisingly easy to make!  Plus, they are super versatile because you can fill them with anything you want.  Potstickers cooked the traditional way are amazing, but have you ever considered cooking them in an air fryer?  It’s a great way to get a crispy crust without too much added oil. The recipe can be found here. Start by combining the ground chicken, water chestnuts, green onion, minced onion, soy sauce, rice vinegar, garlic, and ginger in a bowl.  Stir until well combined or use your hands to combine (this is almost easier to blend everything together). Place 16 potsticker wrappers on the counter.  You can also use wonton wrappers if you don’t have potsticker wrappers, they will work just the same.  Add a scoop of the chicken mixture to the center of each potsticker.  You should have enough to add a small … Continue reading

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We recently purchased an air fryer to see what the hype is all about – it’s pretty awesome!  Our first meal consisted of Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings and Air Fryer Homemade French Fries. Both the chicken wings and french fries were crispy on the outside and tender on the side.  Plus, they are so easy to make! You’d never guess you could have delicious chicken wings and french fries for a fraction of the oil traditionally used to cook these items.  That’s because air fryers require less oil than when frying food, making it a great appliance to use to cut calories and fat.  Generally speaking, air fryers product healthier alternatives to fried food.  Give it a try! Air Fryer Lemon Pepper Chicken Wings have great flavor in each bite!  The lemon flavor really stands out without being overpowering and the skin becomes crispy, creating a nice crunch.  … Continue reading

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Chicken Satay with Peanut Sauce are perfectly grilled chicken strips that have been marinated in a flavorful sauce.  They are perfectly sweet and tangy and make an easy dinner.  Don’t forget to drizzle the leftover peanut sauce on top of the skewers before serving! The recipe can be found here. Start by slicing the chicken breasts into strips and set aside. Then prepare the marinade by combining the yogurt, ginger, garlic, and curry powder in a mixing bowl.  Add the chicken to the marinade and toss to coat.  Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge for up to 2 hours. While the chicken in marinating, soak the skewers in water.  I like to add water to a drinking glass and place the skewers inside. You can also make the peanut sauce while waiting.  Add the peanut butter, soy sauce, red chili paste, brown sugar, and lime juice to … Continue reading

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Mexican Chicken and Rice is incredible!  It has the best mesquite BBQ flavor, which is slightly sweet and smoky, and it pairs perfectly with Instant Pot Mexican Rice.  Both the chicken and rice are pretty simple to assemble so this is a great go-to meal for any day of the week! The Mexican Chicken recipe can be found here. The Instant Pot Mexican Rice recipe can be found here. Start by placing the (thawed) boneless skinless chicken breasts in a large Ziploc bag.  Then pour the entire bottle of Lowry’s marinade into the bag and toss to coat.  Make sure the bag is completely seals and place in the fridge to marinate for at least 30 minutes, but ideally up to 2 hours. Once the chicken has finished marinating, heat a skillet or grill pan over medium-low heat.  Add the chicken and cook on each side for 7-8 minutes, or … Continue reading

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Chicken Egg Roll in a Bowl combines the delicious flavors of your favorite Chinese restaurant appetizer in a one pan!  It’s a delicious spin on a classic egg roll.  This dish is quick to make, healthy to eat, and will change the way you eat egg rolls 🙂 The recipe can be found here. Start by heating a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the ground chicken and heat until completely cooked.  You can also substitute ground turkey or ground pork, if preferred. Next, add the garlic powder, fresh ginger, green onion, and soy sauce to the skillet.  Stir to combine and heat slightly. Next, add the coleslaw to the pan and stir to combine.  Make sure to heat the coleslaw through. That’s it!  Serve warm with additional soy sauce to taste. The recipe can be found here. It’s completely optional, but I like to cut wonton wrappers into thin … Continue reading

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Apple Cider Chicken & Apples is the ultimate fall dish!  Think juicy chicken, tender apple slices, the crisp taste of apple cider……my mouth is watering just thinking about it 🙂  Your whole kitchen will smell like fall with this dish.  It’s a healthy and simple fall meal. The recipe can be found here. Start by heating a large skillet over medium-high heat.  Add the olive oil and onions and cook until soft and translucent. Then add the chicken, season with salt and pepper, and cook until the chicken is about 80% done.  You only want to cook the chicken about 80% of the way because it will continue to cook while you prepare the rest of the dish.  Make sure to stir frequently so all sides of the chicken heat evenly. Add garlic to the skillet and cook for another minute. In a small bowl, combine the apple cider and … Continue reading

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