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

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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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Tzatziki Chicken Salad

Tzatziki Chicken Salad - A lighter recipe from the Shrinking Kitchen

I’m a big fan of chicken salad, and as long as it’s not made with Miracle Whip (gag), I’m not really picky about ingredients. I love grapes and walnuts, apples and celery, pickles and onions, and well, just about anything else! I had never had this Greek version and was excited to give it a… 

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Baked Harissa Chicken Nuggets

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We love chicken nuggets at our house for any occasion. For week nights when mom and dad don’t feel like making a big dinner they’re great paired with carrot sticks and a side salad. I used to buy boxes of frozen nuggets until I realized just how easy it was to make them at home…. 

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One Pot Chicken and Lentils

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My family really enjoys eating lentils. They are perfect in soups, stews or as a side dish.  You can even use them as a thickener when pureed.  I don’t think my husband and daughter think about the health benefits of eating lentils though.  Lentils are not only creamy and delicious but chock full of fiber… 

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