Slow Cooker Chicken Chili

It’s finally feeling like mid-fall here on the east coast - crisp cool days, fleeces, warm drinks, blankets on the beds. November always kicks off my season of slow cookery.  If you’ve been following the blog, you know I’ve got lots of slow cooker recipes from which to choose.  From slow cooked steel cut oats to apple butter to tortilla soup, I’ve rolled up my sleeves and delved into the slow cooker world without fear.  I simply can’t believe that two years ago I had never worked with a slow cooker, and had no idea about the time-saving … [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...]

Chicken and Cheese Lasagna Roll Ups

photo courtesy of It’s easy to get in a rut around dinnertime. How many times have you scratched your head trying to diversify your dinner options only to fall back on the same boring pasta dish? At the end of the day, there’s nothing more frustrating than having tired cranky kids who refuse to eat what’s being served. Don’t fret, sometimes that elusive new dish is just a tiny tweak away... For winter break, I allowed myself the latitude to close the kitchen—not literally but figuratively.  We were traveling on a … [Read more...]

Potato Chip Chicken

I've had such a busy week with back to reality, back to school, the STRUT FASHIONABLE MOM SHOW and everything in between.  Having time to prepare an involved dinner was just not in my cards.  Next to my crock pot and all the hassle-free dishes it produces, my other go-to meal is Potato Chip Chicken.  Unless your entire family is vegan, it's safe to say,  most people probably have chicken in their stocked fridge or freezer and some form of "potato chip" (healthy or otherwise) in their pantry.  When I have at least 35 minutes to spare for dinner … [Read more...]