Orange Chicken


When we order Chinese takeout I know that my daughter will choose Orange Chicken, Sesame Chicken, or Honey Chicken depending on her mood. With the Covid-19 shutdowns the two Chinese restaurants in our little town were closed for several months. There are only two things that my kids think that I don’t make better than…

Grilled Tandoori Chicken Skewers


Day 52 – The weather has been super nice here for the past few days. It has gone to 60 or 70 degrees from the low to mid 40s of the past month. It seems like everyone is outside. We live on a corner and the traffic has definitely picked up quite a bit. It…

Chicken Tenders with Hot Honey Sauce


Day 27 – I have been doing a bit of reading on stress eating. Everything I read is everyone talking about how we are all seeking comfort foods. Grocery stores are reporting spikes in processed foods, chips, cookies, and candy sales. Cortisol, the stress hormone, is the main reason we seek out the foods high…

Doritos Chicken Taco Salad


Day 16 – We are settling in. I am thinking we need to stop naming days – Monday, Tuesday, etc… and just call them day. They are all blending together. We ask each other all the time, “What day is it again?” We try to tie it to something in our recent memory. But, it…

Revisited: Balsamic Italian Chicken


Day 6 in Coronavirus semi-lock down. Today is the first day of Spring. It is actually supposed to be almost 50 degrees here today which is unusual. It usually snows on the first day of Spring. I bet my crocuses are blooming. I haven’t seen them yet. I did get to go out in the…

Creamy Chicken and Wild Rice Soup – Slow Cooker


I am sorry I have been neglectful in reading many of your blogs and commenting lately. I am in the throws of tax season (one of my many jobs is as a tax preparer) and what I have now learned is called Wave Season in the traveling business. It is the time everyone books their…

Cashew Chicken


I always think of Asian food as a sneaky way to add more vegetables not only to my meals but the kids too. I tend to eat more when they are mixed into something than if they are served on their own. I would not choose peppers or broccoli (unless it had cheese on it)…

Slow Cooker Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with Pickles


I had my son make dinner the other night. It was a simple meal of Barbecue Chicken Sandwiches with a salad and vegetable. When he told me what he wanted to do with the sandwiches I was a bit skeptical. But, it was his meal so…. he rolls with some of my crazy ideas so…

Chicken Parmesan


Sometimes you need a comforting meal of homemade sauce and ooey gooey cheese. I have been craving chicken parmigiana for several days but didn’t want to go out to eat. So, it was finally time to make the meal at home. Verdict: We love this meal. I always add much more cheese than I should…

Revisiting: Sesame Ginger Chicken (June 1, 2017)


I have wanted to go back and revisit some of our older recipes. It is funny that I can ask the kids about a dish we had a year or two ago and they don’t remember it at all. I can show them pictures and tell them about when we had it and what we…

Salsa Chicken


I think this is one of the easiest dinners I have made in a long time.  Meetings, tax season (corporate extensions), school, and music classes are all keeping us running in different directions so we are adding more simple meals every day. Add a green side salad to this meal and you are ready in…

Semi Homemade Chicken and Gravy


I am back (I hope!) for awhile. I got my computer back. It was just far too difficult to post on my phone and tablet. It was so frustrating that I decided a break was needed. Thank you for sticking with me! I am into this idea of semi homemade right now. I go through…