Barbecue for the 4th of July

Summer grilling and barbecue season has been wonderful these past few weeks in Michigan.  The weather has been lovely minus one weekend which showered us with an above average amount of rain.  However, yesterday was absolutely beautiful for the 4th of July. I have been truly enjoying a new product from the Charcoal Companion which…

Chicken with white wine

Traditonally Coq au Vin is made with red wine.  In fact, I posted a version of that recipe on my blog back in 2012.  It is an excellent recipe from the Barefoot Contessa, which I adapted and truly enjoyed. Recently, I found another recipe that I was inspired by in Southern Living magazine. Since I…

Seasoned chicken with vegetables

As other foodies have featured one pot meals, I am also “all-in” with this easy and delicious way to have an amazing meal on the table with layers of flavor and excellent taste. I can’t say enough about cast iron cookware, but my Staub essential oven pot is one of the best. Some of their…

Apricot glazed chicken

Grilled chicken has become a staple go-to in my house. I can serve grilled chicken a variety of ways with an assortment of side vegetables or toppings.  Over the years, I have become very creative with grilled chicken. For an alternative, I found this recipe from Martha Stewart and omitted the red pepper flakes, and…

Slow cooker sesame chicken

The weather is cold and comfort meals are still on the menu at our house.  I love using a slow cooker for an easy delicious meal, especially when I have a busy day of activities planned.  This Asian recipe is very easy and quite tasty to make and enjoy. It will serve four people or…

Chicken Cacciatore

Easy one pot meals or rustic stews are perfect for cold winter nights.  I look for hearty soup recipes and other meals with shrimp or chicken to help warm us in the early months of the year. This recipe comes from Martha Stewart and is another hit in our home.  Very easy to prepare and…

Chicken Scaloppine

Do you struggle with easy weeknight meals? Over the years, I seem to have found a variety of recipes that are “go-to” delicious meals that come together very easily and taste great too. I look for recipes that are low in fat, but nutritious and satisfying. Chicken dishes seem to adapt well to various tastes…

Just like takeout chicken

Here is another really easy and delicious recipe for chicken that is so similar to takeout from your favorite Asian restaurant.  I was inspired by a recipe I found last year in Good Housekeeping magazine. I gave it a try, and the flavors were excellent and very tasty. I used chicken drumsticks, but chicken thighs,…

Chicken and Tomatoes

Another great way to prepare chicken is with tomatoes.  Over the years, I have found many chicken recipes that include tomatoes from soups and stews to slow cooker dishes.  This recipe is similar to a Chicken Parmesan but is baked in the oven. I found it online at the Taste of Home website.  We enjoyed…

Chicken with white wine sauce

Delicious one pot meals that come together for a satisfying dinner happen to be some of my favorite dinners.  Even though I try many more complicated dishes, somehow these easy dishes are quite tasty and enjoyable.  This particular dish is easy enough to serve to guests and eliminates lots of time spent in the kitchen…

Mushroom and Herb gravy

Here is a quick recipe for a mushroom gravy that adds an upscale look to any roasted chicken serving.  This recipe happened to be quite tasty and was an easy pan sauce.  It added to the flavor of the chicken.  If you like mushrooms, you will love this sauce. I used one box of white…

Crockpot Chicken with vegetables

Spring is almost here and warmer weather will soon encourage me to take longer walks in the neighborhood.  Spring is actually my favorite time for crockpot dinners.  My desire for a warm comforting dinner is still evident, but my interest is decreasing for those longer prep times for evening meals.  This recipe is combined earlier…