{Recipe} Easy-Peasy Chicken Strips

Last weekend, my mom and nephew came for a visit from Indiana. We had a chance to do a lot of fun stuff, but the whole weekend, the boys were asking for chicken nuggets. Now, if you know me at all, you know that store-bought chicken nuggets don’t fly in this house for many (MANY) […]

{Recipe Revamp} Crockpot White Chicken Chili

So it’s been a bit chilly lately.  Just a bit… Ok, it’s been really cold.  Here in North Carolina, we got 5″ of snow last week–that’s unheard of over recent winters! Ethan’s daycare was closed for 2 days in a row last week, and most businesses and schools were closed for at least that long. […]

{Recipe} Skinny Roast Chicken

I’ve been following weight watchers online for about seven weeks now, and I love it. I’ve lost 8lbs already, and feel like their new Points Plus system is totally maintainable as a lifestyle. I wanted to share our variation of a delicious Skinnytaste-inspired recipe with you. Here’s the original, and below is our version. 1-3lb […]

Once a Month Cooking: Recipes

I spent about 6 hours over three days making the recipes for this month, plus about 2 hours of inactive/simmering time. This included about 30 minutes prepping the sauce and 2 hours cooking it; 2 hours prepping all the veggies and preparing the honey chicken, sesame chicken, and balsamic chicken bites, and an hour preparing […]

Peach & Barley Salad

This was a tasty recipe from Clean Eating.  We loved it, but decided that a little chicken would have made it a complete dish on its own.  So we’re trying that tonight!  The recipe below includes my variations. 1 c. quick cooking barley 1 c. parsley, finely chopped handful of walnut pieces, chopped 2 peaches, […]

Roast Chicken

Eric is playing golf this afternoon, so before he left, I wanted him to carve the chicken we’re having for dinner (uh, since carving comes after putting a whole chicken in a pan and rubbing it with spices before it bakes, and I wanted to have dinner ready for him when he got home from […]