Baked Pesto Chicken Cutlets

Today's guest post is from Donna Sheynfeld, author of The Newlyfed food blog. Donna is a newly-married New York City teacher recently transplanted to Lubbock, Texas for a year. The Newlyfed blog came to fruition during Donna's quest for healthy eating.  She soon realized that so much of the food in the US is complete junk.  And, since  Lubbock is a fast food and drive thru haven, Donna was committed to paying more attention to what she eats and documenting her journey. Here's what Donna has to say: I have been attempting to become a … [Read more...]

Chicken Tikka Masala

Somehow I've fallen into a tiny chicken rut again. I guess that's ok if I can continue to keep our meals diversified enough.  I've certainly put some mileage on our Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli recipe.  The weather has been so miserable these past few weeks that I've been compelled to use my slow cooker as much as possible.  I was quite surprised to find an incomplete recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala in Mom's archives. I remember eating absolutely no homemade Indian-inspired food as a kid, nor did we eat out at Indian restaurants.  While I was … [Read more...]

Pecan Crusted Chicken w/Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

It’s my favorite day of the month, I get to reveal my Secret Recipe Club assignment for July. I’m honored to be a part of this diverse international group of food bloggers. In case you forgot, everyone in the Secret Recipe Club gets “assigned” a blog from which we are supposed to pick a dish to cook. But, it’s all done in secrecy. It isn’t until the ultimate reveal day (today) that everyone showcases the dishes and discovers who’s been their secret foodie link. This club has provided me valuable exposure to blogs I might not otherwise … [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...]