California Cobb Sandwich

California Cobb Sandwich

Everyone's favorite salad turned into a gigantic sandwich fit for a crowd.  This overstuffed California Cobb Sandwich is loaded with chicken, blue cheese and avocado.  Perfect for a picnic or toting to the beach for a surf side lunch.  Just watch out for the seagulls. It's beach season.  I'm absolutely giddy about it, minus the fact that I did not get bikini ready what-so-ever.  But really, how could I when I make things like Monte Cristo Breakfast Casseroles and Strawberries and Cream … [Read more...]

Simple Roasted Chicken Breasts

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The foundation for many weekly meal preps, Simple Roasted Chicken Breasts are crispy, juicy and tender.  Just a few minutes of hands on time saves you hours in the kitchen during the week.  And they're better than store-bought rotisserie chicken! I wasn't going to post this recipe for a variety of reasons.  The pictures are not beautiful.  The recipe is silly, stupid simple.  It's just chicken.  I didn't want to insult you all by posting something like Simple Roasted Chicken Breast but … [Read more...]

Spinach Artichoke and Chicken Quesadilla

Spinach Artichoke Quesadilla

Crispy, cheesy quesadillas filled with spinach, artichoke hearts and rotisserie chicken.  Yes, that's right....rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store.  These Spinach Artichoke and Chicken Quesadillas come together quickly and easily making them perfect for busy weeknight dinners.   Let's be real for a second....or 300 seconds.  However long it takes for me to come clean here.  As you may know, I used to work outside the home...in a real office cubicle.  And, almost, … [Read more...]

Spicy Skillet Chicken Aglio e Olio

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Turn boring chicken breasts into something spectacular and healthy.  Spicy Skillet Chicken Aglio e Olio is quick and simple but is a party in your mouth.  Hot cherry peppers lend a little heat to a classic pasta "sauce". I talk a lot about "when I started this blog" but one thing I never mentioned was my workplace emails.  Not the type that go back and forth between myself and my clients but the emails I sent to my friends down on the cubicle farm.  The emails that contained invitations … [Read more...]

Cheddar Broccoli and Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes

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Baked potatoes play the leading role in this easy recipe.  Homemade cheddar sauce is made in minutes and then used as a sauce to top off crispy skinned stuffed potatoes.  Cheddar Broccoli and Chicken Stuffed Baked Potatoes are a great way to mix up your usual "meat and potatoes" dinner. I'm the queen of the fast food take out window.  If you know me in real life....you also know my love for fast food french fries, cheeseburgers, chicken nuggets and milkshakes.  I'm totally aware of what … [Read more...]

Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Tenders with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce

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Dipped in hot sauce and wrapped in bacon, these Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Chicken Tenders have half the calories of the fried version.  Serve them with this light Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce for the tastiest, guilt-free game day snack ever. Bacon gets a bad rap.  It's true.  Sure, some versions are loaded with sodium....and fat....but if you use it in moderation and in a way where you render off most of that fat it can be your friend.  It can make something you don't really love much taste … [Read more...]

Champagne and Garlic Braised Chicken Thighs

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Inexpensive chicken thighs are given the royal treatment in this recipe.  Champagne and a ton of garlic are used to braise crispy-skinned thighs until they're tender, juicy and fit for a king.     It's snowing.  Which is cool but I'm wondering if the forecasters called this one correctly.  It was supposed to snow overnight and then start again around noon.  At least that's the last I heard and that was last night around 11:00.  Now I'm watching Peter Rabbit and forced to check the … [Read more...]

Chicken and Butternut Noodle Soup (And a trip to the ALDI Test Kitchen)

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A low-carb option to help keep things a little healthier during the holiday season. Butternut squash noodles replace traditional noodles in this fall spiced chicken soup. Hearty and filling, a new kind of comfort food. Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by ALDI markets. However, all opinions and statements are my own. If you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, you already had a little peek into what I learned on my trip to the ALDI test kitchen in Chicago. It was a whirlwind trip to … [Read more...]

Easy Homemade Chicken Stock

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The secret to a well-"stocked" kitchen....homemade Chicken Stock. Up your cooking game with a supply of this easy, tasty, golden chicken stock and boost the flavor of all your home cooked meals. You'll never buy store stock again. This is the one ingredient I can't ever get enough of.  Every soup, stew or sauce that calls for chicken stock starts with this recipe.  I "stock"pile it.  I try my best to always have it available but occasionally, I'll have to use that stuff in a box.  It just … [Read more...]

Baked Garlic-Parmesan Wings

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Crispy baked wings, coated in a spicy garlic butter and parmesan cheese will definitely be a surprise to any tailgater this season.  As tasty twist on the usual buffalo wings, these are slightly healthier because we skipped the deep-fryer. I have trouble adjusting to change.  Especially change that was not of my own doing.  Especially.....when someone I don't know throws a wrench into my life.  Like when they steal my car off my driveway in the middle of the night.  Yep.  It happened. … [Read more...]