Ginger Chicken Soup with Vegetables

by kara on April 1, 2012

Ever trade one service for another?  A friend of mine gave me a chiropractic treatment in exchange for a batch this soup.  Seriously.  Easy trade for me since I make it all of the time. This is my go-to chicken soup recipe.  I’ve been preparing it for years and think it tastes better everytime we eat it. I […]

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Chicken Enchiladas

by kara on December 22, 2011

It has been a rough week for me. First I fell while ice skating and sprained my wrist.  Then Jack decided to share his cold/flu bug with me.  I’m on the mend, but a bit behind on blogging.  I made these Chicken Enchiladas last week.  It’s really more of a casserole than the rolled-up version […]


White Chicken Chili

by kara on September 20, 2011

White Chicken Chili is my husband’s favorite kind of chili (Tex-Mex Chili and Veggie Chili are 2 that I’ve previously posted).  This recipe is ideal for this time of the year .  It can easily be made on a weeknight, particularly if you cook the chicken ahead of time.   If you like more heat, add more jalapenos and cayenne pepper.  […]


Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas

by kara on July 27, 2011

When I married Courtland, his mom gave me a recipe collection of his favorite childhood meals.   Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas is the recipe he requests most often from the collection.  Since they’re baked and not fried, I’m more than happy to make them.  I boil, cool, and then shred the chicken ahead of time.  When it is time to assemble the chimichangas, it doesn’t […]

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I’m a super big fan of this recipe from Jennette Turner.   I’ve mentioned her meal plans before in this post for Andalusian Chicken Stew.  This dish got a “Mmmm, smells great” comment from Courtland when he walked in the door from work tonight.  The cinnamon really adds an extra spice and comfort to the recipe.  It […]

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Hot Chicken Salad

by kara on May 2, 2011

Each spring, I start to crave my mom’s recipe for Hot Chicken Salad.   Over the years, I’ve made it a little lighter and added more seasoning.  It’s the perfect main dish to make on a week night, particularly if you boil the chicken the night before.   I often serve Hot Chicken Salad with a side of green vegetables […]


Our kitchen is up and running! Our appliances arrived last week and we’ve been cooking away ever since.  The Wolf Range is by far the highlight of the space. The backplash should be up this week, and there’s just a few loose ends to finish up.  The first dinner we cooked on the stovetop was  fried eggs and […]

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Thai One On Wrap

by kara on February 28, 2011

I love this wrap recipe.  It’s a super easy, healthy, and satisfying recipe to make for lunch or a week night when paired with a side salad or vegetable.   The directions are for 1 wrap, so add ingredients accordingly depending on the servings needed.  I’ve been making these quite often;  particularly on evenings when we don’t want to eat out during our kitchen […]


Crock-Pot Chicken

by kara on January 13, 2011

This is not the healthiest recipe and it certainly isn’t gourmet. . .but it sure is comforting during this cold weather blast we’ve had this winter.  I do use light cream soups and sour cream to lighten it up.  It’s easy, and cooks all day long. Crock Pot Chicken Adapted from “If It Tastes good, Who Cares, […]


Andalusian Chicken Stew

by kara on November 7, 2010

A few years ago, I was in a recipe rut.  I quickly got out of that rut after receiving the  Dinner with Jennette monthly recipes as a Christmas gift from my parents. The plan includes 12 natural food meal plans, nutritional tips,  and a grocery list for the ingredients.  Jennette also teaches classes at Wedge co-op in the Uptown neighborhood […]