Instant Pot Chicken Noodle Soup

My oldest stayed home from school today due to being sick. As soon as there is even a slight sniffle or cough in my household, I start gathering the ingredients for this soup. I save all my chicken bones from roast chicken dinners and rotisserie chickens in the freezer and I have recently started saving…

Asian Meatballs

I recently stumbled on a blog that I have enjoyed getting some dinner inspiration from. I love Asian food (must be the Asian heritage 😉 ) and we eat some form of ramen bowls once a week. It’s so easy and filling and packed with flavor. I have made Asian meatballs in the past but…

Instant Pot Butter Chicken

Last fall I purchased the Instant Pot after hearing about it from a friend. Apparently, it is all the rage with Indian professional women who want to prepare Indian food for their families after a full day of work (who knew?).  My mom made Indian meals almost nightly after a full work day when I…

Skillet-Roasted Lemon Chicken

So I got myself this cookbook for my birthday recently and thought I’d cook through it over Christmas break.  It ended up being a busy time so I didn’t get too far into it but I did have a chance to try this recipe.  We eat a lot of whole chickens in our home.  It tends…

My New Favorite Roast Chicken

I make roast chicken.  A lot.  It’s a weekly menu fare around our house, usually on Friday nights.  Some think it’s daunting to put a whole bird into the oven but I love that after it’s prepped, you can stick it in the oven and walk away.  I’ve made Ina’s roast chicken and Lucinda’s roast…

Slow Cooker Chicken Stew

I realize it’s been eons since I’ve last posted a recipe.  Truth is life with three kids has turned my world topsy turvy.  Between chauffeuring kids to and from places, an almost 6 month old that requires her mother around the clock, buckets of laundry, keeping house, etc, blogging has taken a backseat.  But that doesn’t…

Pesto Chicken Burgers

I found this recipe in my latest edition of Everyday Food. It looked easy enough and I had a few of the ingredients already on hand…love when that happens!  I was able to use fresh basil from my garden (love summertime!), the fresh mozzarella was on sale at Whole Foods and I swapped the focaccia…

Baked Chicken Fingers

Who doesn’t love chicken fingers?  I realize it’s a very kid friendly food but secretly, we adults love them too.  I’ve done different variations of chicken fingers in the past but when I ran across this recipe where the panko crumbs were already toasted, I knew I had a winner.  My kids enjoyed it although…

Chicken Koftas

This is a quick and easy weeknight supper.  The chicken has only a few ingredients and the pitas are easy to assemble.  I have only used ground chicken but ground lamb would be a yummier and more authentic substitution.  I served the koftas along with baby carrots and baked steak fries.  If you don’t want…

Homemade Chicken Stock

I don’t throw a lot of food out.  It probably has much to do with how I was raised.  I feel terrible when I throw out a moldy piece of cheese (especially if I paid quite a bit for it) or produce that is looking less than prime.  This recipe is my best attempt to…