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Slow Cooker Whole Roast Chicken

I’m sure this is common knowledge, but up until late last week, I had no idea that you could cook a whole chicken in the crock pot. It makes complete sense — if you can cook a whole roast, why not a chicken? — but somehow it never occurred to me that you could put … Continue reading

Light and Fluffy Spinach Quiche

I’ve been meaning to write about this recipe for a long time, but I have such a backlog of potential blog entries that it’s taken me until now, the fourth time making this quiche, to do it! A while back, my friend Shelly posted a delicious-looking spinach and feta quiche recipe. She had found the … Continue reading

Maple Salmon

Last week, I decided to cut sugar and refined carbohydrates out of my diet for a month (note that I didn’t say I cut out carbs — that would be impossible for me!), and although I’m doing well so far, I did find myself craving something sweet (other than fruit) for dinner. By the way, … Continue reading

Garden Pasta Salad With Roasted Chicken

After a spate of entries about indulgent desserts, it was high time I wrote about a healthy recipe. I whipped up this garden pasta salad with chicken from Family Fun yesterday, and it was a hit with the whole family. This is easy to put together and makes plenty of leftovers for lunches or an … Continue reading

Buttermilk Roast Chicken

This week, I made yet another winner from Smitten Kitchen — buttermilk roast chicken, adapted from Nigella Lawson’s original recipe. Seriously, I don’t think I’ve ever been disappointed by the many recipes I’ve used from that blog! This one’s going into my regular rotation. It’s a super easy, tasty way to prepare chicken. It requires … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps

I’m back after a short break! Life has gotten in the way of my blogging lately — all good stuff, though. I took my mom and aunt on an overnight getaway to a winery late last week as an early Mother’s Day gift, picked up a new tutoring student, and started prepping for our trip … Continue reading

Roasted Five Spice Chicken Legs

I try not to write about two similar dishes in a row, but I can’t resist featuring these roasted five spice chicken legs from Skinnytaste even though I’ve already written about an Asian-inspired meat entree this week. These chicken legs were a snap to prepare, made my house smell heavenly, and at only 295 servings … Continue reading

Asian Flank Steak Skewers

I don’t know about everyone else, but we’re in serious detox mode here after our Easter weekend indulgences (plus, our trip to Kauai is only four weeks away!). So, last night’s Asian flank steak skewers came courtesy of Skinnytaste, one of my favorite food blogs — so far, everything I’ve made from there (including the … Continue reading

Edamame, Corn and Quinoa Salad

I love edamame, so when I saw this edamame, corn and quinoa salad recipe from Eating Well Living Thin on a friend’s Pinterest board the other day, I put the ingredients on my grocery list. It just looked too beautiful to resist, and plus, I always appreciate a good quinoa recipe. This salad is quick … Continue reading

Slow Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage; Soda Bread

The other day, Johnny said he thought it would be nice to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a few activities so that Jack and Derek can experience the other side of their heritage (he was half-joking; although we have an Irish last name, it’s been several generations since anyone on Johnny’s side of the family … Continue reading

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