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Farro with Chicken and Tomatoes is a one pot meal that is ready in about 30 minutes, making it great for a busy weeknight meal.  It’s warm and comforting without being overly filling so it’s something you can enjoy year-round.  This recipe is essentially a healthy grain bowl that’s packed with protein.  If you aren’t familiar with farro, it’s a bit heavier than quinoa and a bit chewier in my opinion, with a similar texture to rice.  It has a nutty flavor and is a perfect plant-based alternative to meat (if you have dietary restrictions) and is packed with protein and fiber. These bowls have warm farro, tender chicken, juicy tomatoes, and plenty of cheese to top.  With a few changes, you can make these vegetarian or vegan.  Swap the chicken for chickpeas, substitute dairy-free cheese or perhaps use nutritional yeast and skip the cheese.  You could also add some mushrooms, peas, chopped bell peppers, you name … Continue reading

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Ciabatta Melts with Chicken, Bacon & Pepper Jack are delicious sandwiches that are easy to make and are sure to be a hit!  It’s a classic sandwich you could get at your local bistro or café style restaurant, and I thought, why not try making it at home?  It has warm, crusty ciabatta bread that is filled with juicy chicken, crispy bacon, spicy, melted cheese, and tender veggies.  The sandwich tastes light and won’t leave you feeling too full.  You can’t go wrong with a warm sandwich on ciabatta! The recipe can be found here. Start by baking the ciabatta bread according to package instructions.  Set the bread aside to cool.  Also prepare the bacon according to package instructions and remove to a paper towel lined plate to drain the grease.  Set the bacon aside. Season both sides of the chicken with salt and pepper.  Use a grill or grill pan to cook the chicken on each side … Continue reading

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I was gifted a Cast Iron Balti Dish and immediately started researching recipes and the type of cuisine to prepare in it.  I learned A LOT!  Balti is a cooking method traced back to Southern Asia and is named for the dish in which it is made.  It’s similar to Indian curries and contains meat, vegetables, and spices.  The main difference is how the dish is served but the ingredients used are cooked the same way.  Balti dishes are stir-fried with vegetable oil over high heat in a flat-bottomed wok.  Most often lamb is used, but you can find chicken or pork recipes as well. My recipe is for Chicken Balti, and you can view the recipe by clicking here. The sauce is a delicious and rich curry that is tomato based with plenty of onion, garlic, and spices, that complements the tender chicken very well.  It’s really flavorful and tasty, fragrant…and SPICY! Start by heating oil in the Balti dish … Continue reading

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Chicken Pesto Ciabatta Melts are perfect for your next weeknight meal!  Think of a classic bistro sandwich with warm, toasted bread, tender, juicy chicken, fresh, ripe tomatoes, melted cheese, and an herby pesto to top it off.  That’s what this recipe is, a wonderful hot sandwich option that fills the void for dinner (or lunch).  It’s filling without leaving you uncomfortably full.  The fresh ingredients make it feel like a light sandwich.  I personally think ciabatta is the perfect bread for a sandwich.  It’s soft and airy inside with a crispy crust so you can’t go wrong! The recipe can be found here. Start by baking the ciabatta bread according to package instructions.  Set the bread aside to cool.  Then slice the tomato and set it aside until ready to assemble.  I always but take and bake ciabatta vs fresh.  I think the taste holds up and I like that I can bake it when ready and feel like it … Continue reading

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We recently went on a camping trip, and it was HOT.  Hotter than normal this time of year which was both pleasant and unfortunate.  Pleasant because it was nicer than cold, rainy days but unfortunate because we didn’t have AC 😊 The only way to beat the heat was to make homemade ice cream.  Yes, you read that correctly.  We made ice cream, from scratch, while camping.  And it’s actually quite easy. First, you need to purchase an Ice Cream Ball.  The one we have is YayLabs! Soft Shell Ice Cream Ball.  You can find it at your local sporting goods store or online by doing a simple Google search.  They are reasonably priced and very fun to use. The ball has 2 sides that twist open.  You add heavy cream, sugar, and vanilla to one side, and ice and ice cream salt to the other side.  Roll around for 10 minutes, stir the ingredients and scrape down the sides, add additional salt, and roll … Continue reading

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Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta is my newest weeknight recipe that your family will love!  It’s a filling and delicious pasta that comes together in about 30 minutes.  It’s rich, creamy, a little spicy, and packed with wonderful ingredients.  I will admit…when I was originally working on this recipe it was going to be soup, not pasta, but plans changed, and soup just wasn’t in the cards that night.  I blame the noodles for absorbing so much of the liquid that would have been yummy soup, but the recipe still turned into something great, and we had a lovely pasta dinner.  One thing I love to do is play around with recipes so even though my original plan didn’t work out, I was able to recover and still serve dinner.  Has that ever happened to you? The recipe can be found here. Start by seasoning both sides of the chicken tenders with Cajun seasoning.  I like to use tenders because … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Chicken Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches are loaded with tender chicken, bell peppers, and onions, piled high on a hoagie roll and covered in melted cheese.  It’s a tasty meal that’s easy to make!  I think it’s perfect on a cold winter night or on a busy weekend because your slow cooker is doing most of the work. The recipe can be found here. Start by placing the chicken in a slow cooker.  I recommend using boneless skinless chicken breasts but if you prefer to use chicken thighs, make sure to trim some of the fat off first.  Sprinkle with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika.  Season to taste.  I tend to add more garlic powder because we love the flavor. Pour the chicken broth over the top and cover.  Cook on LOW for 4-5 hours.  Add the bell peppers, onions, and mushrooms.  Cover and cook on LOW for an additional 1 ½ – 2 hours or until the … Continue reading

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Meatloaf is a wonderful comfort food and if you’re from the Midwest…it’s a bit of a staple.  It’s one of those meals you either love or hate.  If you hate it, you probably ate it too much as a kid 😊 but I think you should give it one more chance and try my Chicken Bacon Ranch Meatloaf.  I’m a chicken-bacon-ranch fan and consider myself to be somewhat of a CBR (chicken-bacon-ranch) connoisseur.  If it’s available at a restaurant in some capacity, chances are I’ll order it.  I think it’s delicious and love the flavor combination. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F.  Line a standard size loaf pan with parchment paper.  This will help you lift the meatloaf out of the pan after cooking, making it easier to slice and serve.  Open the jar of bacon bits and reserve ¼ cup. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground chicken, breadcrumbs, dried minced … Continue reading

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These low carb Hawaiian Pizza Chicken Tenders will be a new weeknight favorite!  They are all the flavors of a traditional Hawaiian pizza but without the crust.  Instead, the ingredients are piled on top of chicken tenders and baked to perfection.  The recipe is amazing!  The chicken is moist and tender, the Canadian bacon is lean and a little salty, the marinara sauce is fresh and herby, the pineapple adds a wonderfully sweet flavor, and the mozzarella really brings it all together. The recipe can be found here. Start by preheating the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Season each chicken tender with salt and pepper or garlic powder.  This step is optional, but I think it’s necessary to add flavor to the chicken.  You could also use an Italian blend. Wrap one piece of Canadian bacon around each chicken tender.  Place, seam side down, on the baking sheet.  You can … Continue reading

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We were craving chili this week and decided to try making Chicken Jalapeno Popper Chili.  It’s incredibly flavorful without being too spicy.  It’s loaded with tender chicken, beans, salty bacon, and creamy/brothy goodness.  And it comes together so quickly!  No slow cooking all day or simmering on the stove.  You basically combine all ingredients in a large pot or Dutch oven, simmer for a short while, and dig in.  It’s perfect when you want a warm and hearty meal but don’t have a lot of time.  It also makes great leftovers to enjoy the next day or to freeze for a future meal. The recipe can be found here. Start by prepping your ingredients.  This makes cooking go much faster and you are prepared to add ingredients when the recipe calls for them.  Remove the rotisserie chicken from the bones and shred.  You should have about 4 cups of chicken, which is the perfect amount for this recipe.  Cook the bacon … Continue reading

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