BBQ Chicken Casserole w/Sweet Potatoes {paleo}


I have this amazing recipe for paleo BBQ that I discovered a few weeks ago. You know it has to be good because I’m honestly not even a fan of BBQ sauce. Weird, right? Isn’t everyone a BBQ sauce lover? I am now that I found this tangy recipe for BBQ sauce. I would eat…

Southwest Chicken Pizza Rolls {low -carb}


I used to be a bit judgmental about people who ate low-carb. I thought they were weird. Sad. Obsessive. Crazy. Crazy because who doesn’t want to stuff themselves full of carbs??? But now that I eat mostly low carb I get it. You lose weight when you turn to a low-carb lifestyle. Your stomach feels…

Buffalo Chicken Tacos


The other day I bought the cutest little tortillas at Von’s. They are called Mission “Street Tacos.” They are tiny, flour tortillas – something you would see sold on the street. I love tortillas of any kind. Flour. Corn. Homemade. Low-carb. Even whole wheat. The only tortillas I don’t really care for are hard shell tacos….

Basil Thai Chicken over {Cauliflower} Rice


The other day I was trying to get creative about sneakily adding more vegetables into my dinner so I began researching how I could do so with cauliflower. Trader Joe’s sells “riced” cauliflower that I’ve been eyeing up for a while. So I looked up recipes for fried (cauliflower) rice and the ilk and stumbled…

Healthy Baked Chicken Fingers


I have to say that after creating my superfood-spiked morning oatmeal I have begun feeling inspired to create other meals using said superfoods. One of the biggest challenges I seem to face when trying to overhaul my normal diet (of hot chocolate, cookies and cake) is that I cannot seem to get enough fiber into…

{crockpot} Shredded Chicken Stroganoff


Have you ever asked someone if they’ve ever had hamburger stroganoff and gotten a blank look? Like they had absolutely no idea what “stroganoff” is? That happened to me once and I thought it was weird. I thought everyone grew up eating stroganoff on a regular basis. My mom made this classic dish my entire…

Warm Spinach Salad with {chicken} Sausage


I was doing a pared down version of a 10-day detox for the last three days, wherein I wasn’t eating dairy, caffeine, carbohydrates, fruit, sugar or (most) bad fat. That basically leaves low-fat proteins (in controlled quantities) and veggies. Every couple of weeks I subject myself to this detox–mainly when I’m not feeling well, which is how…

Chicken Fricassee


Chicken Fricassee, better known by Julia Child as Chicken Ragout, is something between a saute and a stew. It’s a classic French comfort food dish made with simple ingredients, often made in a single pot. (This one isn’t.) ingredients. 2 to 3 lbs. frying chicken parts (I used boneless, skinless chicken) 3 1/2 T. butter…

Rosemary Lemon-Pepper Slow Cooker Whole Chicken


I made this chicken last weekend for my dog. Yep, that’s right – for my dog. Having recently been diagnosed with heart failure, I was looking for a low-sodium and tasty meal to serve him. I ground up the white meat chicken along with the shredded carrots in my food processor and he gobbled it…

Healthy Avocado Chicken Salad Sandwiches


In my head I make up awesome recipes all the time from unheard of combinations. Then I turn to the internet and realize a lot of other people had the same awesome idea way before it popped into my head. As my ex used to say, Great minds think like mine. (This is the more…

Slow-Cooked Whole Chicken


I made this dish with trepidation having pulled a whole chicken from my freezer a week earlier, allowing it to thaw in the fridge. I was a little nervous that because I hadn’t cooked it immediately I would get food poisoning. And though usually I have a stomach of steel, there are times when I…

Chicken Cauliflower Maglobeh


One of the best things about blogging about what you eat is reading about (and drooling over) what fellow bloggers eat. The other day Procrastinator Cook posted her recipe for Cauliflower Chicken Maglobeh. It was perfect timing for me to read the blog as I had just purchased cauliflower and had just pulled a whole chicken from my freezer to…

Pesto Chicken Parmesan


I love Chicken Parmesan. It used to be my favorite dish to order at Family’s Restaurant in Mukwonago, Wis., where I grew up. We seemed to eat there almost weekly. So I ordered the dish almost weekly. I think I finally stopped ordering this dish when I once almost choked on a piece of cheese…

Chicken and Waffles


When I moved to Portland, Ore., I began to see advertisements for chicken and waffles way more than I ever had living in the Midwest or in L.A. I think because Portland is known for its niche restaurants that might serve specific types of foods (like a bunch of different flavors macaroni and cheese or…

Chicken Marsala


The first time I tried this dish was when I worked at the Cheesecake Factory. It was during my week-long training class. Every day we ate lunch in the restaurant dining on the various dishes so we would know what the food tasted like and be able to describe the dishes and make recommendations. The…

Hungarian Chicken Paprikash


The only time I ever heard of this dish prior to seeing the recipe in the most recent Penzey’s spices magazine, was in the movie When Harry Met Sally when Harry was leading up to asking Sally on a date (Harry: Repeat after me: Waiter, there is too much pepper in my paprikash. Sally: (laughing) Waiter, there…

Mary Ellen’s Roasted Chicken and Veggies


Tonight I had family dinner at Donna’s house. I have been having family dinner with her since I met her back in high school (a lifetime ago) and I still try to get over to her parents’ house at least once each trip I take home to Wisconsin. This time my trip home was for…

Crunchy Chicken Strips


The best chicken strips I’ve ever had are served at The Chancery, a small chain of restaurants in southeastern Wisconsin, and they’re called Chicken Finger Crunch. At least that’s what they were called when I worked there back in 2005. What makes these chicken strips stand out above the rest is the breading. It’s thick…

Asparagus Stuffed Chicken Breasts


This recipe is courtesy of my friend Leigh who ripped it from Rupena’s Fine Foods (a Milwaukee, Wis. famous grocery store) and made it better. (Leigh, if you’re reading this, happy belated birthday!) I added a sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top of the chicken before baking. ingredients. 1 boneless skinless chicken breast (per person) 1 8…

Chicken and Spinach Meatballs


My goal in 2012 is to eat more veggies. (When my dad’s in town.) As much as my dad enjoys having me cook for him, sometimes I think he’d like some healthier choices. Eating these meatballs makes me feel like I’m doing something good for body. I rarely eat veggies and sneaking spinach into a…