Honey Barbecue Chicken and Veggies

“What do you want for dinner” – a phrase we hear way too often in our house.  Well, this night was no exception. Chicken was on the menu and I was wondering what I could possibly do that would be different and spice things up. So I pulled out a red and yellow bell pepper,…

Chicken Asian Stir-Fry

One of my favorite date nights used to be going out for Chinese food. I loved take out, in those little white boxes. Everything tastes better eaten out of those boxes, especially leftovers. When I started eating gluten-free, Chinese restaurant food wasn’t on the menu anymore. So, I decided to look for alternatives, healthy ones,…

Quinoa Stuffed Tri-Colored Bell Peppers

Quinoa is a new staple in my house and we are loving it. This plant food is enriched with healthy amino acids, it’s high in protein and is gluten-free. It is also high in fiber, magnesium, B-vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and has various beneficial antioxidants. No wonder it’s a popular substitute for…

Slow Cooker – Chicken Enchilada Soup

I love Mexican food! One of my favorite meals is Chicken Tortilla Soup. I can honestly say this recipe for Chicken Enchilada Soup just topped my favorite. Actually, they are both very similar, with lots of south-of-the-border ingredients; cilantro, cumin, chili powder and adding quinoa, fire roasted tomatoes and enchilada sauce…well, that’s brilliant, healthy and…

Chicken Fajitas

Yum! It’s Fajita night at our house. The temperature outside may still be in the 30’s…burr, but the sun is out and we’re anxious for spring and summer. I think fajita night is just what we need…with fresh veggies, chips and salsa, of course. A simple fajita made with tender chicken, colorful peppers, zucchini and…

Chicken Stew and Biscuits

We have been in a cold weather funk, an inversion, for a few months here in Idaho…burr!  But the is snow is melting, the rain has stopped and the sun is out and it feels, oh, so good. On one of the gloomy cold days, I pulled out an old family favorite recipe, chicken vegetable…

Christmas Breakfast

It’s Christmas Eve! Christmas music is playing and baking and cooking is in full swing. Comforting, warm and delicious aromas fill the air. Usually we have a special breakfast on Christmas morning but Christmas falls on Sunday this year, so our traditional breakfast is today. Tomorrow is church and rightfully so, this is when we…

Chicken Breast Stuffed With Spinach Pesto and Cranberries

Chicken Florentine is the inspiration behind this absolutely delectable recipe. If you are looking for an elegant dish for the holidays or just the right meal for that special someone, look no more, this is it. These chicken breasts are stuffed with a creamy spinach pesto and cranberries. Then drizzled with a roasted apple glaze…

Turkey Meatballs in Marinara Sauce

Oh my gosh… this is delicious. I mean, mouth watering, I can’t wait to have another bite, delicious. Have you ever tasted anything, that’s not a dessert, but has you dreaming about another sweet and savory bite? This Italian dish of turkey meat balls, spaghetti squash and chickpea noodles is all that and more. I’m…

Breaded Chicken in Marinara Sauce

Chicken Parmigiana is a traditional and authentic Italian dish. Tender breaded breasts of chicken covered with a rich marinara sauce, melted mozzarella cheese and topped with grated fresh Parmesan cheese. This recipe has been passed down through my family for generations. The combination of flavors from fresh mozzarella and Parmesan cheese, sun-dried tomatoes, basil and…

Creamy Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

I love Fall and who doesn’t… the crisp chill in the air, the lightly falling rain and the beautiful colors from the leaves on the trees. It’s my favorite time of year. All the different apples are in season and squash is abundant everywhere. And the holidays are around the corner. Hence this warm, creamy…

Sweet ‘n’ Spicy Chili

Fall is in full swing and winter is around the corner. It’s CHILI time! Time to get fired up. Whether you like a little heat or a full blaze, you can make this chili recipe your own creation. Warm and tender, sweet and spicy, every bite is mouthwatering good. My husband’s version of this recipe is…

Tequila Lime Tilapia and Shrimp

Who doesn’t love an easy, healthy one dish meal? Try some moist succulent Tilapia and Shrimp set on a bed of brown rice and spinach, topped with tequila lime seasoning and cilantro.  In this recipe the Tilapia and Shrimp are frozen and from Costco. The seasonings are from Whole Foods – Tequila Lime and Chimichurri…