Creamy Chicken Macaroni and Cheese


I made this the other night when my kids had friends over. I wanted something hearty and filling also but that I thought they would eat. You never know when you are feeding other peoples kids if they are going to be picky or not. I went with macaroni and cheese but really doctored it…

Chicken and Rice (no canned soups)


Winding down the school year with class celebrations, tests, and concerts means dinner needs to be easy and something everyone will eat! This recipe is so simple you can set the chicken to marinate any time 30 minutes or more before you make the dish. Have a few extra moments in the morning? Throw the…

Honey Soy Baked Chicken


I love boneless, skinless chicken thighs! They are so full of flavor and tend not to dry out as quickly as chicken breasts can. They are a bit more expensive to buy this way but sometimes ease of cooking is worth the cost. But, you can substitute chicken breast or chicken thighs with bones in…

French Onion Chicken


  My family loves French Onion Soup. Even my onion hating daughter likes French Onion Soup. She says it is because the onions don’t taste like onions. I think the addition of balsamic vinegar helps in this dish. It is takes over an hour to make but most of the time is waiting for the…

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…

Roasted Chicken Thighs and Drumsticks with Potatoes


I am all about easy dinners. This was great because I made the chicken AND potatoes in the same pan. One pan for clean up? Yes! This was a fun dinner for us because I also got to try out my new Kitchenaid Food Processor*. Believe it or not I have not had a food…

Clinton Kelly Inspired Chicken Thigh Osso Buco


I can tell winter is on its way in when I see the sand/snow fences up at the beach. This is always a very sad sight for me because I know what is coming far too soon. The past two Halloween nights we have had snow or cold, icy rain. With Halloween only 3 weeks…

Chicken and Rice with Roasted Vegetables


I am still loving our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) share each week. We have been getting lots of great organic produce like summer squash, zucchini, tomatoes, garlic and blueberries each week. Every Wednesday we get a new box of produce and I had a few leftover items I wanted to use before  the new box…

Roasted Herbed Honey Chicken


It is Saturday . We made it! (Cheers!) This is a late post because I write in real-time and yesterday was crazy! If you haven’t added your Social Media links to Thursday’s post, please do (click for link to post). I would love to follow you and I am sure others would too! I don’t…

One Pot Lemon Chicken and Rice


I had planned this for dinner the other night but when I went to get the chicken out of the refrigerator it was still frozen solid. So, instead I added the marinade to the bag of chicken and let it sit overnight to thaw some more. Sometimes our best intentions need to be changed and…

Sickness and Caribbean Chicken


Life is frustrating sometimes and for us this is one of those times. My son is Autistic (more towards Asperger’s Syndrome with ADHD) but he has tons of sensory issues. He is not aware of how his body feels. He is 11 years-old now and the number of meltdowns he has is minimal now. But,…

Settling In with Roasted Citrus Chicken


The second day back is always better than the first day.  Everyone tends to be more tired on the second day back to school and work than the first but at least we are starting to feel the routine is moving forward again.  My daughter had dance class last night and things seemed “normal.” The…