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Chicken Tortilla soup

Chicken Tortilla soup

Hearty, delicious, and easy. Chicken tortilla soup is quick to come together and perfect for a weeknight meal. Having different choices for the garnishes allows everyone to make this soup their own. Forgot to defrost some chicken? No problem, just toss it in frozen and 

White Bean Chicken Chili

White Bean Chicken Chili

This recipe first came from my friend Wendy.  She made it for book club one evening and I was hooked.  This version is a great alternative to traditional chili. While it does take a little planning ahead, it works well in the Instant Pot, in 

Sloppy Joes

Sloppy Joes

Home-made sloppy joes with no preservative-laden packet or pre-made sauce required. These are not only delicious, but they are quick and easy to make. They are perfect for a busy weeknight meal. You can make it ahead of time and quickly reheat it in the 

Chili Mac

Chili Mac

A quick, easy, inexpensive one-pot dinner. This makes great leftovers and transports well in a thermos for school lunch. It is reminiscent of hamburger helper, but from scratch and I can even pronounce all of the ingredients.  This is a very flexible recipe that allows 

Easy Sesame Chicken

Easy Sesame Chicken

A delicious, easy sesame chicken recipe that is great for a weeknight dinner. Lots of flavor with not a lot of time required. A big hit with all the kids. This is one of my go-to recipes for a busy weeknight.  It can be put 

Lasagna

Lasagna

If there is only one food that you would eat for the rest of your life, my son would choose this.  Lasagna is by far his most favorite food on the planet.  This recipe does take a bit to put together, but it freezes well 

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

Instant Pot Red Beans and Rice

This is a great one-pot recipe that is quick to put together.  And thanks to the Instant Pot, is also easy to cook.  It is also a great way to use up some extra ham if you made one of those for the holidays.  I 

Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie

Chicken (or Turkey) Pot Pie

Couldn’t leave Costco without a rotisserie chicken and don’t know what to do with it? Have left over turkey and need an alternative to a turkey cranberry sandwich? Enter the Pot Pie.   Savory chicken and vegetables encased in a flaky crust. Yes please! Using 

Chicken Enchiladas

Chicken Enchiladas

This is a recipe that is highly requested in my house.  It is a great way to use up leftover chicken and also works well with rotisserie chicken.  There are many great choices for canned salsa verde in the grocery store, pick one and see 

Oven Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Oven Roasted Chicken Leg Quarters

Super tender and juicy, these oven roasted chicken leg quarters are mostly hands off. The secret is to roasting these low and slow before increasing the temperature to crisp them up.  Garlic, paprika, salt and pepper make up the simple list of spices.  Mix those 

Not Your Chicken Salad

Not Your Chicken Salad

This is great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.  It is my go to when I have chicken from chicken soup that I need to use. A combination of crunchy and sweet ingredients that is like a party for your tastebuds.  Super easy 

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

Zesty Black Bean Quinoa Salad

This is a great recipe to use up some of that produce from your summer garden. Want to sneak in some yellow squash or zucchini, done.  Realize that your cilantro bolted so you sub out parsley, done (that may or may not have happened, I 

Chicken Stew with Dumplings

Chicken Stew with Dumplings

This is a family favorite. It is a great way to use up leftover chicken or turkey.  I will often make extra chicken so I can make this later in the week.  It is super flexible and works well with adding a variety of different 

Savory Beef Stew

Savory Beef Stew

This version of Beef Stew originally started as a crockpot recipe. Through the years it has evolved into a recipe that I cook in many different ways. It was first converted to the stovetop when I forgot to set up the slow cooker one morning.