Chicken Shawarma


My family loves Mediterranean flavors and since it is summer it is a perfect time for grilling! We de-boned the chicken thighs and removed the skin before marinating the chicken. You can buy the chicken this way but for the price of $.77 a pound versus $2.29 a pound I decided we could do it…

Crispy Buffalo Chicken Drumsticks


Lately chicken thighs and chicken drumsticks have been super inexensive in our area – $.77 a pound. I only buy meat when it is on sale and then tend to stock up with 20-30 pounds at a time. So, you will be seeing lots of chicken recipes the next few weeks. I love Buffalo flavored…

Pesto Marinated Grilled Chicken


We are spending quite a bit of time at the beach or out doing things at night. Since the sun doesn’t set until 9:30 pm often dinner is at 9:00 or later for us. We like things that are not too heavy and super easy to make on these nights. Pesto marinated grilled chicken is…

Parmesan Chicken with Garlic Kale and Spinach


Things are a bit hectic this week. My daughter left for camp yesterday. I took her up and dropped her off. It was a bit bitter-sweet as I realized that this would probably be her last summer at this camp (even thought she could attend one more season after her senior year) but I know…

Buffalo Chicken Macaroni and Cheese


This weekend was super busy so it is time to pull out an old favorite recipe. It’s not pretty but it is oh so good! This recipe was AMAZING!  I knew what I wanted to make but when I saw the recipe for Buffalo-Chicken Macaroni and Cheese on Foodnetwork.com my menu changed quickly. I followed…

Slow Cooker Garlic Parmesan Chicken and Potatoes


(My family takes the pictures of dinner on Tuesday and Thursday when I am away. Not quite like when I take the pictures but it gives you an idea of the dish.) School is over. Lessons for cello are off for the next few weeks. We only have dance left until the end of the…

Chicken Carnitas


Looking for a dish that can cook while you are on the beach this summer? This is a simple dish to make using your slow cooker. Prepare your toppings before you leave and store them in little bowls in your refrigerator so that when you come home all you need to do is a few…

P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps (copy cat)


I used this recipe for P.F. Chang’s Chicken-Lettuce Wraps (click to link original recipe) from Food.com as a basis for my P.F. Changesque Chicken Wraps. Verdict: My family really liked this dish.  Though they said it was “similar” to P.F. Chang’s, but it was NOT P.F. Chang’s Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Next time I will chunk…

Garlic Basil Chicken


I was reading an article in the Boston Globe from 2012 about a study about Life at Home in the 21st century (click for link to article). It was interesting because I wonder in the 5 years since this article was published have things changed? Have we decluttered as we move toward a more minimalistic…

Sesame Ginger Chicken


(Sorry about the picture quality but my family helped my out by taking dinner pictures the other night. This is the best shot they had.) We love Chinese food but it can be very expensive and you don’t always know what is in it. If we make it at home we can control the ingredients…

Black Pepper Chicken


Last night was one of those nights that we did not want to cook. It was 7:30 pm and the last thing anyone wanted to do was cook. Peanut butter and jelly or pizza was looking good. But, we stuck with the plan and it worked! The hardest part of the dish was making the…

Old Fashioned Chicken and Rice Casserole


If you grew up any time during the 1960s, 70s or even 80s you probably had some version of this dish for dinner at one time or another. The soups may have varied and the toppings may have varied but it was a standard meal in many homes. We were talking about this dish the…