Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Chicken Stew | Chicken thighs get baked with pinto beans and salsa in a Dutch oven for easy, hearty Mexican comfort food.

Something about summertime makes me crave all the mexi-style comfort food. Maybe because Mexican is so fresh while still being a filling, comforting meal. Maybe because we now have air conditioning so effective that it has me reaching for foods that are HOT even on 80 degree days. Whatever the reason, this Mexican chicken stew […]

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Coconut Curry Mini Meatballs

Mini Curry Turkey Meatballs in Ginger-Coconut Sauce | An easy recipe for curry turkey meatballs cooked in decadent coconut cream with stir fried veggies. These meatballs are so simple and quick to make - they’re ready in under an hour. Stir in chopped cilantro and lime juice for a weeknight flavor boost.

There is a lot of division in the world, but I think we can all agree on one thing: miniature versions of our favorite foods make them even more lovable. Meatballs are a fun addition to the weekday dinner rotation. Especially mini ones. Bite-size foods are conducive to an ultra-efficient food delivery system where cutting […]

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White Bean Salad

When thinking about summer potluck side dishes, my requirements are as follows: Easy to make ahead Fresh summer flavor galore No heating/cooling required before serving Not super expensive to make on the large scale Here is an ideal summer side dish. It’s an easy salad that is embodying all the summer freshness for me. Log […]

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Very Basic Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken

THE BEST shredded Mexican chicken in the slow cooker. Good in tacos, enchiladas, fajitas, quesadillas, burritos, or in salads! Chicken breasts and homemade Mexican seasoning cook in the crock pot with green chiles for an easy Mexican chicken.

I am weirdly into Mondays. They seem like the day to set the tone for the rest of the week, and one of the most important Monday predictors of how my week will go is: what is the food situation in the fridge looking like? A typical Monday in my life involves crockpotting. This is […]

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Roasted Strawberry Chicken

Roasted Strawberry Chicken | An easy, no-marinade chicken that’s perfect for weeknights! This recipe uses strawberry jam for a sweet strawberry flavor. Chicken breasts bake in a strawberry-balsamic sauce that glazes onto the chicken as it cooks.

We were in the throws of packing up our apartment when I got the sudden and insatiable urge to know what would happen if chicken were to be baked in strawberry jam. Perfect, I thought, I’ll get rid of a partially-used jar of strawberry preserves AND make a delicious dinner. I am the best packer […]

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One Pot Cajun Chicken Pasta

One pot pastas became all the rage a few summers ago after this recipe came out, and I have to say that I am INTO it. One of my least favorite kitchen tasks is draining pasta. It’s a heavy pot that’s awkward to carry and is also full of boiling water. The likelihood of a […]

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Black Bean Tostadas

Black Bean Tacos | An easy, healthy, vegetarian tostada that’s perfect for Meatless Monday and will get you geared up for Taco Tuesday. Smashed black beans and cheese get baked on a corn tortilla, then slathered in sour cream and topped with homemade corn salsa.

Whew! It makes for a whirlwind when the Derby and Cinco de Mayo fall on the same weekend. We had lots of activities and the Derby! Did you watch? It was the most exciting I have ever seen! I’ve decided that we need to have Derby parties in future years and also to always make […]

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Fresh Corn Soup with Avocado Salsa

Fresh Corn Soup with Avocado Salsa

Corn season is getting closer and I can feel it in my midwestern bones. Straight off a freshly grilled cob is my favorite way to eat corn, but I make do with all other forms when ears aren’t available. Frozen and canned get me through every season that’s not corn season. This soup is ultra […]

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Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

If you can fit your whole dinner on a single sheet pan, you are winning at LIFE. For this sheet pan dinner, marinated strips of chicken and bell pepper and onions get tossed on a sheet pan and charred up in the oven for a totally satisfying fajita! If you’re in a pinch and a […]

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Pork Carnitas

Pork Carnitas

Carnitas! One of my favorite meats. Shredded pork that is crispy and juicy at the same time with all of our favorite Mexican flavors and a heavy dose of porkiness. Carnitas are a fun alternative to our usual taco fillings, and are also pretty simple to make. The pork cooks in the crock pot and […]

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