Chicken and Green Olive Enchiladas

This recipe was adapted from one on Epicurious; it’s nice because you can make much of it ahead of time and put finishing touches then bake it about 30 minutes before serving. The original recipe calls for an awful lot of Hot Mexican Chile Powder – if you like your food really spicy it’s probably just…

Homemade Chicken Stock

Chicken necks give a lot of flavor, as do chicken feet – though personally I haven’t used the feet in my stock!

Mixed Paella

Here’s the funny thing about me making this dish: I don’t eat seafood. As in, at all. I just don’t care for it. But in the interest of culinary experience, treating my seafood-loving husband to a dish he loves, AND putting a newly-acquired paella pan to use, I went for it. Not half bad for…

Chicken and Dumplings

Growing up, I always loved my Mom’s chicken and dumplings; however, she always used Bisquick drop biscuits rather than making her own. I’ve wanted to make it from scratch for some time, so here it is! True southern chicken and dumplings have no veggies in them – it’s really just chicken and dumplings in chicken…

Fast Friday – Roast Chicken Breast with Vegetables

You know how it is – long work week, it’s Friday night, you don’t feel like putting too much effort into cooking. Roast chicken breast (on the bone, please) with veggies is a great meal; it’s simple but satisfying. Here’s what I did:Combined about 2 tbsp. olive oil with some herbs – rosemary, thyme, threw…

Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup with Bacon & Cheddar Cornbread Muffins

I adore crockpot cooking! This chicken tortilla soup is really quick and easy to pull together, especially if you use a rotisserie chicken from your local grocer. Since I use chicken broth for the liquid, I don’t add extra salt; you may wish to add some to taste. Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup Serves 8 For…