To call this a “recipe” is kind of a joke. Chicken + BBQ sauce + Slow cooker = Easiest dinner ever. The chicken is so delicious, it’s hard to believe you did nothing. Continue reading Crockpot BBQ Chicken
I got a new Slow Cooker last week and now I am on a Slow Cooker binge. I’ve used it 4 nights in a row and the boys come home asking what’s in the Slow Cooker tonight? LOL. Continue reading Slow Cooker Sesame Ginger Chicken
This is a quick lasagna that you can get in the oven in less than 30 minutes. Continue reading Lasagna
I love these egg rolls and they are always a big hit. You can make them ahead of time and just pop them in the oven just when your guests arrive. Any kind of ground meat will do. I prefer these with pork but if you would prefer chicken or turkey, it’s still really good. Continue reading Southwest Egg Rolls
This recipe is an oldie but a goodie. It is super easy to make and the sauce tastes really rich and creamy but it’s still light from just using low-fat cream cheese. I will make this the day ahead when I know it will be a busy day and just pop it in the oven for a quick dinner. Add a salad and you are good to go. The leftovers are great too (if you have any) Continue reading Chicken Enchiladas
This is a fantastic tasting, quick and easy soup to make. The best thing is that you probably have all the ingredients right in your pantry and fridge right now! Continue reading Black Bean Soup
Ok, so by now you know I love tomatoes. I love soup. I am trying to eat as lean and mean as possible. This soup takes care of all that. Creamy (without heavy cream with a sub of low-fat cream cheese), the shallots and sherry add that extra punch of flavor you need. I <3 this soup! Continue reading Skinny Creamy Tomato Soup
I love this soup recipe. The combination of the roasted butternut with the leeks and ginger is fantastic. I don’t usually do the fried Leek garnish, but last night Bill and I went out to dinner and his appetizer had these beautiful tasty little fried leeks on it, and when Bill saw the leeks on my cutting board, he asked if I was making fried leeks and I said, good idea! They will make my picture look pretty.
As quality control I had to have a bowl before I finished this post and I can tell you, the little crispy fried leeks are totally worth it! Continue reading Butternut Leek Soup
Chili, is there anything better on a cold winter night than a piping hot bowl of Chili? I posted my age-old favorite Chili recipe a while ago. That is my go to Chili recipe but when I saw this one in Bon Appetit’s Fast Easy Fresh, I knew I had to try it. You see, I LOVE Chipotle Chilis. Love, love, love them. I like it hot. The original recipe had you add 2 Chipotle peppers. I started with 3 and ended up with 5 :). I also added the tomato paste and brown sugar as it needed a little sweetness to balance the chilis. Other than that, I was pretty true to the recipe. When I served mine I added avocado, low-fat sour cream, a little cheddar cheese, raw red onion and a few big spoons of hot sauce which Bill found a little perplexing. I told you I like it hot!
I have had this cookbook for a while, but recently spent some time going through it again and have about 20 recipes tagged with a stick it note. The recipes are all meant for quick, healthy weeknight dinners, so you will see more of them here for sure! Continue reading Chipotle Chili