Chicken Quinoa and Broccoli Casserole

Now that Bake it Happen has officially come to an end (I will announce results from the campaign this week), I’m back to my normal grind.   A piece of my Sunday afternoons is usually reserved for my weekly meal planning. It helps alleviate any added stress during those frenetic afterschool hours. Armed with a short list of ingredients, Monday early mornings I stock up on the necessities for my earmarked meals. I’m so thrilled to have received my copy of The Pollan Family Table, the new cookbook from the Pollan sisters and their mom, Corky. I … [Read more...]

Chicken Potpie

I remember eating chicken pot pies in the lunchroom at school.  There was something so intriguing and mysterious about each student having their own little miniature pie-baked meal.  They were a welcomed hearty meal usually served on a cold winter's day. Since I had so much success with other single serve recipes like the meat-stuffed zucchini boats and the mini frittatas I decided to take a crack at making my own single serve chicken pot pies for dinner last night. There's nothing better than pie for dinner. In the past I have purchased 9” … [Read more...]

Pistachio Crusted Chicken w/ Raspberry Sauce

I will admit this post is a re-post from last summer.  However, this recipe is so good that it's worth the spotlight again!  Definitely get it on your summer repertoire. If you were to taste just one bite of the pistachio-crusted breast, you’d mistakenly think it’d taken hours of preparation.  Not so!  Not so! Ever breaded a chicken cutlet before?  That’s essentially what you do to your chicken breasts but, instead of coating them with breadcrumbs, you’re covering them with ground pistachio nuts. Whole Pistachios Crushed Pistachios The … [Read more...]

Garlic Chicken

In the past week, I've received emails from at least a DOZEN random people telling me they made Mom’s Garlic Chicken recipe and it was delicious.  This feedback warmed my heart as Garlic Chicken was also my all-time favorite dish for dinner as a child and still today as an adult. I decided to repost the recipe and abbreviated story again, 1 1/2 years later, with the hopes that even more people will benefit from this tasty dinner dish--- it's seriously that good.  The juicy plumpness of the chicken breasts coupled with the sweet, buttery and … [Read more...]