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Grilled Chicken Parmesan

This is one of my favorite weeknight meals. Grilled chicken, tomato sauce bursting with fresh vegetables, and parmesan cheese. It doesn’t really get much better. Oh! And it’s good for you, too. I like that about it as well. Serve it up with a green salad and you’ve got yourself a pretty nice dinner if you ask me. This is actually a little bit of a recipe re-do except the first time I handed out the recipe it was just for the sauce. In the last post I talked about how this was

Honey BBQ Chicken Wings

These dang chicken wings are the reason football season even exists. Seriously, I mean… why even take the time to watch football if you don’t have a gallon of Honey BBQ sauce smeared all over your face? It’s obviously the best way to watch! I’ll betcha those football players down there would even sneak a bucket or two of these onto the bench if they could. Now THAT is something I would watch. The quarterback has the football in one hand and a wing in the other. Classic. Who a

Grilled Chicken Bacon Ranch Pizza

Because pizza. Because grilled pizza is my newest obsession. *Disclaimer: I have a lot of obsessions. Tell me you’ve tried it. Tell me you will try it after you see this recipe. This grilled chicken bacon ranch pizza might be one of my new favorites. It’s SUPER simple and has loads of fresh ingredients over top. I love fresh tomatoes and fresh basil on pizza and on this baby, those ingredients totally make it. I wish I could tell you I grew them myself. Someday I will be able

Copycat Bajio Chicken Green Chile Quesadilla

My first year of college I got a couple of jobs during the summer, one of which was at a Bajio in Provo, Utah. One of the absolute best things on the menu was their Chicken Green Chile Quesadilla. It’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s fresh and SOOOOO delicious. It’s got lots of peppers, lots of onions, and loads of cheese. All of the good things in life, basically. If you’ve never been to Bajio before, that’s okay! Because here is one of the best things on their menu! But also, I’m s

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken

I’m spending the entire week coaching at a volleyball tournament here in St. George, Utah. I love volleyball and I love my players, so I’m super stoked to spend the entire week with them playing the sport we all love. BUT, it’s also the first time I’ve ever left Baby Girl over night… and I’m doing it for FOUR NIGHTS. I’m going to die of an anxiety attack. Except I left her in the very capable hands of Famous Julie. She raised me and I made it out alive and semi-normal, right?

Mango Chicken Stir Fry

Quick? Check. Easy? Check. Healthy? Check. And pretty to boot. It’s the whole package. Plus, you can eat it with chopsticks and improve your dexterity. Do I really have to keep going? This recipe is for those days that you start the morning off with a piece of chocolate cake. Or pastries. Or pie. Or cookies. Which these days are known as their psuedonyms: muffins, donuts, poptarts and …. well, cookies. Cookies is kind of a hard one to justify as a breakfast food. But we’ve al

Nuts About Berries Salad

This. This is summer in a bowl. Summer is the bee’s knees. Especially here in Utah. It’s pretty hard to beat a summer evening in Utah. Then you have splash pads, and swimming, and carnivals, and and and … Actually, I took baby girl to the carnival the other day. Can I just tell you? The day before we go I imagine her first experience at the carnival. She’s running around with her ice cream in hand laughing and skipping in slow motion. (Don’t ask me why she’s skipping, she’s n

Chicken Pot Pie

The ultimate in comfort food. Just looking at that picture makes me feel better already. How do you feel? No… how would you feel if you were eating it right now? Wait. How would you feel if Ryan Gosling was spoon-feeding this to you? I’m guessing that this would probably become your new favorite food. It might become your new favorite food even if it’s your right hand spoon-feeding this to you… (wait… do you spoon-feed yourself?) I’m so confused now. BECAUSE IT’S DELICIOUS. T

Mexican Lasagna

Here is a recipe you can make for Cinco de Mayo tomorrow. Now you can celebrate the crap out of Cinco de Mayo because guess what. I’m about to blow your mind. This is totally a crock pot recipe. YEAH. So you can go do whatever people do on Cinco de Mayo, and then come home to this awesomely cheesy dinner with layers upon layers of deliciousness. Win. Win. What do you do on Cinco de Mayo? I feel like I’m missing out on something awesome. All I do is make Mexican food. Then eat

Baked Mushroom Chicken

If you only take one recipe from this blog, I highly suggest this one. It’s insanely delicious, insanely cheesy, and I just want it in my tummy right now. This entire pan came from only THREE chicken breasts! I always overestimate the amount of chicken breasts I need for this recipe because a single breast stretches so far! Mr. T LLLLLOOOOOVVVVEEEESSSS this chicken. It’s easily in his top three favorite things that I make. For those who personally know Mr. T, you know he is a

Healthy Chicken Salad

Friends, you may or may not know this about me, but I love a nice chicken salad sandwich. It’s hard to justify having one one a regular basis just because it’s basically only mayonnaise… NOT anymore peeps! Check out this recipe featuring greek yogurt and you will never go back to your plain old boring mayonnaise chicken salad. If you don’t like greek yogurt, don’t run away just yet! I am not a huge fan of greek yogurt. I try really really hard to be a fan. I do. I’ve tried it

Chicken Cordon Bleu

Sometimes I like to feel super fancy. On those days I like to sip Martinelli’s out of fancy glasses while listening to Josh Groban and cooking this chicken cordon bleu. We won’t talk about the fact that I more than likely have spit up in my hair and a bleach stain on my favorite yoga pants. Actually, we can totally talk about that because I wouldn’t trade it for the entire world. Maybe I’d trade the bleach stain on my favorite yoga pants, but I have learned how to rock the sp

Bacon & Rosemary Chicken

I love to read cooking magazines, AND cookbooks, AND cooking blogs, AND kitchen appliance manuals with recipes in them, AND wrappers that have recipes, AND basically just about anything that has an ingredient list on it. I’m not hard to please. This recipe is from a Taste of Home Magazine that I bought a while back, so I cracked it open and although there were many excellent recipes in there, this was the one I picked to make first. The chances that the first dish I would try

No-Peek-Chicken

These last couple days have been SO. BUSY. I don’t even know where one day starts and one day ends anymore. Okay, that is ridiculous because obviously the days start and end when the sun comes up and goes down… but I was just trying to be a little bit dramatic. This dinner is so appetizing, and so easy for those days when you just can’t even seem to catch your breath. No-Peek Chicken Casserole 2016-01-23 17:36:00 The ultimate comfort food. Also, the easiest comfort food on th

Lonestar Chicken Enchiladas

I get all my best recipes from Famous Julie. You all thought the title of my blog was a cutesy little spin off of a popular phrase… But it’s actually true. My mom really did teach me how to play with my food. Mr. T thanks his lucky stars every day for that. Famous Julie dug this recipe out of a Taste of Home magazine a while back. Boy, does she know how to pick ’em. Lonestar Chicken Enchiladas 2016-01-24 17:03:49 These enchiladas are SO GOOD. They are creamy, and cheesy and s

Chicken Broccoli Casserole

I made this entire meal with a tiny human strapped to the front of me. Have you ever heard of the Moby wrap? It is the best thing ever invented for moms. That’s a pretty bold statement, but thanks to the Moby I cleaned my entire house, finished all my laundry, went grocery shopping and had dinner on the table right as my husband walked through the door from work. I felt like Super Mom. Or a mommy kangaroo… but mostly Super Mom. This dinner is super easy to throw together, eve

 

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