Easy Kid Friendly Mini Chicken Pot Pies + Safeway Stock Up Sale!


**This shop has been compensated by Safeway. All opinions are mine alone. #AStockUpSale #CollectiveBias #Safeway     Easy Kid Friendly Mini Chicken Pot Pies Did you know that Safeway is currently having a Stock Up Sale? It is a great way to celebrate the fall season and stock up on some of your favorite items for your family. Safeway is one of my favorite places to shop because I always know that I will find just what my family is looking for. They have everything I need from after school snacks to family meal items and baby necessities. Plus they are only a few blocks from my house so it's nice and convenient! Recently I stopped by my local Safeway and purchased some of my favorite General Mills products. Some of the products included Honey Nut Cheerios, Cheese Burger Macaroni Hamburger Helper, Yoplait Original Strawberry Yogurt, Yoplait Greek 100 Vanilla Yogurt, Nature Valley Crunchy Oats n Honey Granola Bars, Progresso Traditional Chicken Noodle Soup and … [Read more...]

Coca-Cola Hot Wings + My Top 5 Finger Foods And DIY Individual Football Snack Can’s!


** This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #ShareYourSpirit #CollectiveBias    Coca-Cola Hot Wings + My Top 5 Finger Foods And DIY Individual Football Snack Can's!     I am a huge football fan. From college to pro, I just can't get enough! My love of football started when I was a kid. I remember watching football with my parents and brothers. I also remember that it was always on T.V. at my Grandpa's house when we would go to visit. All the girls in my Mom's side of the family would dress up and have big football parties. That is a tradition I try to continue to this day. It does not matter who is playing we just love an excuse to get together, enjoy good food and watch a game! As most of you know it is the kick off for College Football! I can't wait for this time of year every year to have a big party with all my friends and family. Luckily, thanks to Sams Club I was able to … [Read more...]

Baked or Fried Chicken Chimichangas Recipe + they are Freezable!!


  Chicken Chimichangas Recently you might have seen a post on my facebook page asking for dinner ideas. I want to thank you all for your amazing ideas! Especially Alison who gave me a recipe idea that I could not pass up! I had never in my life made Chimichangas. To be honest I thought that they would be really difficult. But, after reading Alison's recipe with a few of my own variations, I knew I had to give them a try!  Ingredients: 8oz pkg. cream cheese 8oz. Mexican blend shredded cheese 1 packet dried taco seasoning 1 medium rotisserie chicken 12 flour tortillas1 medium yellow onion diced1 6oz can diced green chili's1/4 c olive oil (for frying) or spray oil for baking Toppings: shredded mexican blend cheese sour cream salsa Directions: 1. Stir together cream cheese, Mexican blend cheese, green chili's, diced onion and taco seasoning. 2. de-bone rotisserie chicken into bite size pieces. 3. Mix together on medium speed with mixer until ingredients … [Read more...]

#ad Grilling Made Easy With Tyson Grillin’ Wings + French Onion Blue Cheese Dip Recipe #whatsgrillin #cbias


I am a member of the Collective Bias®  Social Fabric® Community.  This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper amplification for Collective Bias and its advertiser.  Grilling Made Easy With Tyson Grillin' Wings + French Onion Blue Cheese Dip Recipe My favorite thing about summer is hosting dinner parties and grilling up great food. My husband and I love to grill burgers, steak, pork chops, fish, vegetables and most recently hot wings.  Thanks to #CollectiveBias I was able to visit my local Sams Club and check out their new Tyson Grillin' Wings. My husband and I host at least three dinner parties a month and we are constantly grilling and making hot wings. I had just never thought to do them both at the same time. I was very excited to try out these Tyson Grillin' Wings because I am always on the lookout for new grilling ideas and since these fit into the easy to make dinners category I knew they would be a hit. To try out these Tyson Grillin' Wings we decided to … [Read more...]

Indonesian Peanut Chicken! A Dinner That Will Become Your New Favorite!


Indonesian Peanut Chicken!   I became a nanny at a young age to one little boy whose parents worked an hour away and were very career orientated. The little boy was 4 when I first met him and his mom absolutely loved trying out new foods and she sparked the love of cooking and baking in me. I had absolutely no idea how to cook other than boil water and make toast. So needless to say I was so grateful when they hired me with very little cooking experience! I had the desire to learn and one of my first recipes to ever cook and master was this delicious Indonesian Peanut Chicken recipe. Forward 18 years later and I now make this dish for my own family and have the ingredient list in my head. It's my go to dinner recipe when I can't think of anything else to make that is creative and my family loves it so it's a win win! If you have the spices in your cupboard already then this dish can be VERY cheap to make, most of the time all I need is the chicken and … [Read more...]

Baked “Hard Boiled” Eggs


  Baked "Hard Boiled" Eggs I love hard boiled eggs. They are one of my all time favorite snacks. Hard Boiled Eggs are high in protein and low in calories making them a perfect quick healthy snack. I love hard boiled eggs because I can peel and eat them just how they are or I can add them to my lunch time salads! Even my daughter loves hard boiled eggs and often takes them in her school lunches. Because of my family loving them so much I often make 2-3 dozen 'hard boiled' eggs each month. But, all that cooking was getting tiresome. The truth of it was I was either getting them over done or not done enough. That is whey I decided to start baking my 'hard boiled' eggs. I love this idea because it get's the eggs cooked perfectly each and every time. The first thing I do is make sure the baking rack is right in the middle of the oven. Next I pre-heat the oven to 325 degrees. Then I place the eggs on the baking rack. When doing this I make sure non of them are … [Read more...]

Memorial Day Weekend Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Dinner Packets

Barbecue Chicken Dinner Packets

Memorial Day Weekend Recipe: Barbecue Chicken Dinner Packets Memorial Day is one of the best holidays of the year for food-lovers, especially ones that like to grill. Whether you’re cooking out in your backyard or heading to your neighborhood block party, grilled food always steals the show during the long Memorial Day weekend. It’s pretty safe to assume that you’ll run into your fair share of hot dogs, burgers and potato salad this Memorial Day, so try cooking something a little different to avoid burger overkill! There are dozens of alternatives to traditional grilled sandwiches, from quesadillas and kebabs to saucy tomato recipes like pizza, along with complete meals like the recipe below. These Barbecue Chicken Dinner packets are unique in that every part of the meal (meat, potatoes and vegetables) cooks up in the same foil packet—meaning much less mess on your grill and easy cleanup later on! They’re also great for picky eaters since everyone can build their own packet to … [Read more...]

Lemongrass Thai Chicken


 Lemongrass Thai Chicken I could eat chicken every day. I love the taste and it is much healthier then eating red meat. The only downside is my husband is not a fan of chicken. That is why I have to get very creative when I cook it! That is exactly what I did when I made Lemongrass Thai Chicken the other night for dinner...boy did it taste amazing! I had never before cooked with Lemongrass but it seems I have been able to experiment with it more and more here recently. I must say that it is a welcome addition to my cooking! Yum! INGREDIENTS 4-5 boneless skinless chicken breasts ¼c  olive oil 1 stalk lemongrass finly diced 1 small head garlic diced 1 teaspoon of dried red chilies 1 small purple onion 2 fresh basil leaves 2 tablespoon soy sauce 1 tabelspoon rice vinegar DIRECTIONS: 1. Add 2 tbs olive oil to fry pan and cook lemongrass about 10 minutes on medium heat. 2. Add  chicken breasts on top of lemongrass in fry pan. Cook on medium heat 2-3 minutes. … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Apricot Chicken

Apricot Chicken

  Quick and Easy Apricot Chicken Stuck in a rut when it comes to dinner ideas? When you keep a busy schedule and have a million things to pack into each day, it can be easy to get in the habit of repeating the same go-to recipes over and over again. If you’re feeling uninspired about meal time, one of the best ways to discover new ingredients and flavors is to take a look at what’s in season. Now that it’s officially spring, everything from asparagus and artichokes to maple syrup and strawberries is coming back into season, so take advantage of fresh new flavors and try cooking with things you haven’t eating in a while! This apricot chicken is perfect for a light, springtime dinner when you want something quick but satisfying, and apricots are one of the fruits that come into season in spring. Most home cooks always have a supply of chicken breasts or thighs in their freezers, making easy chicken recipes one of the very best resources for busy weeknight meals. This recipe … [Read more...]

Chicken Fajitas! Yum!


  Ingredients 4 tablespoons olive oil 1-1/2 teaspoons fajita seasoning 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon chili-lime seasoning 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes 1 1/2 pounds boneless skinless chicken breast, cut into thin strips 1 red bell pepper, julienned 1 green bell pepper, julienned 1 yellow onion 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed Extras Salsa, shredded cheese, hot sauce, guacamole and sour cream. Directions In a large skillet saute sliced chicken in olive oil over medium heat for 5-6 minutes or until browned and no longer pink. add peppers, onion and spices. Saute until onions are transparent and peppers are soft. You can now serve your fajita meat like it is or spoon it into a tortilla! Add whatever toppings you might like such as salsa, guacamole  sour cream, cheese, etc.....Enjoy!   … [Read more...]

Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl


Asian Chicken Noodle Bowl   Chinese takeout is a go-to for many people who are short on time, love authentic Chinese flavors and are out of quick and easy dinner ideas. Everything is better when homemade, but the idea of making your own Chinese meal at home is daunting for most. This simple pasta recipe is a quick and easy way to transform whatever's in your fridge into a hearty and satisfying dinner. By making your own takeout at home you save a lot of money and are eating healthier simply because you know exactly what is going into what you are cooking. The best part is that this recipe tastes just as authentic as if you got it from your favorite restaurant and is sure to become your new favorite weeknight go-to meal. Ingredients 1 pkg (9 oz each) refrigerated linguine, uncooked No-stick cooking spray 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces 2 cups frozen bell pepper and onion strips (from 16-oz pkg) 2 cups frozen sugar snap peas 3/4 … [Read more...]

3 Tasty Chicken Breast Recipes


3 Tasty Chicken Breast Recipes If you want to feed your family healthy meals, you probably rely a lot on boneless, skinless chicken breast. It can get a bit monotonous however. To liven things up, I often try out new recipes I find around the internet. Lately, Pinterest has been a huge resource for me. Well, without further ado, here are three recipes that I’ve tried that are new family favorites. Crispy Southwest Chicken Wraps – These wraps are tasty and good for you. Not only that, but they sure stretch the budget and take only a few minutes to prepare. For added speed, have some chicken already cooked that you can just shred up. My family loves Mexican style food, so this bean, rice and chicken meal is a hit.    Parmesan and Panko Encrusted Chicken – Wow, wow, wow. Crispy and delicious, these lightly fried in olive oil treats are so tasty. What kid doesn’t like bread crumbs and cheese, right? Fancy enough to serve at a party, easy enough to make in a hurry. A … [Read more...]

Orange Chicken!


    Ingredients: 1 egg1/3 c Orange Juice1 c herb-seasoned stuffing mix, crushed1 1/2 tsp paprika1 Tbs grated orange peel1 tsp salt8 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves6 Tbs butter or margarine, meltedOrange Slices   Directions: In a shallow bowl, add egg and orange juice. Beat together. In second bowl add stuffing mix, paprika, orange peel and salt. Mix well. Dip chicken into egg mixture and then into crumb mixture, coat well on both sides. Pour melted butter into baking dish and place chicken in baking dish with melted butter, turning once to coat both sides of chicken with melted butter. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees F for about 45 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Garnish with sliced oranges and serve! I got this recipe from AllRecipes.com! … [Read more...]