Slow Cooker Moroccan Apricot Chicken


Have you ever tried chicken tagine? Tagine is a Moroccan dish packed with aromatic spices. It’s absolutely delicious. And pretty time consuming to prepare…unless you use a slow cooker! I was running out of interesting things to put in my slow cooker and decided it was time to figure out tagine in the crock pot. It… 

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Chicken & Black Bean Enchiladas with Salsa Verde

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Have you been craving Mexican food lately?  Me too!  In looking at menus, online, of my favorite Mexican restaurants I debate whether I should go out and consume all those carbs and calories. Then it hit me, maybe I could make something similar at home, lightened up a bit.  So I looked at ingredients in… 

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Simple Enchilada Stacks

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So I have this recipe for enchilada casserole. My mother-in-law used to make it and it’s kind of a big deal in our family. I vividly recall the night she gave me the recipe over the phone while I scribbled it into my well worn Betty Crocker cookbook, hunched over in our tiny apartment kitchen. I was around… 

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Chicken Tortilla Soup


I absolutely adore chicken tortilla soup, any time of year, whether it’s sweltering our freezing outside! This is my favorite recipe for tortilla soup.  A touch spicy, this delicious soup satisfies your craving for Mexcian food without all the calories.  Plus, if you’re at home, you don’t have to contend with the basket of chips. You… 

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Three Bean Turkey Chili


  It may seem strange to be sharing a wintery turkey chili recipe when it’s summer, but the last week around here was rainy and gray. And cold. Cold enough that I wanted something warming and soothing. So I made a big pot of turkey chili. I always make double and we eat it for… 

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Thanksgiving Salad

thanksgiving salad

Thanksgiving’s four months away but I’ve been thinking about turkey a lot lately. It’s so good, yet it is put in the corner by it’s smaller cousin chicken for 364 days of the year. It’s a travesty, really. Nobody puts turkey in the corner. I picked up some turkey cutlets the other day and had… 

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Filipino Chicken Skewers with Tzatziki Sauce

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My sister in law makes the best chicken skewers in the world! My version of her dish is a marrying of a Filipino style marinade on the chicken and a classic Greek style tzatziki sauce for dipping. Allowing the marinade to blend overnight, the chicken becomes so tender and flavorful when you grill it the… 

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Light & Creamy Dijon Chicken Penne

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The other night was one of those nights where I was just standing in front of my fridge, begging the dinner gods for inspiration. I felt like pasta, but not the stand-by spaghetti. Then I remembered a dish I had years ago. Chicken, grainy mustard, heavy cream, a little rosemary. Served over rice. Really interesting,… 

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Light Buffalo Chicken Wraps


Nothing makes this girl happier than a big plate of hot wings with lots of celery and blue cheese dressing. Once in a great while, it’s a splurge that’s totally worth it…but alas, they are terrible for you, it’s an indulgence that has to be few and far between. For those times when I’m DYING… 

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