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Breadcrumb Crusted Chicken

Now that Shane has gone back to work and it is only the kids and I for dinner I resort to mostly ‘kid friendly’ recipes.   This is a meal that we eat at least weekly while Shane is away for work:  Breadcrumb crusted chicken served, mashed potatoes (with cauliflower mixed in) gravy, and green beans. …
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Cheesy Baked Ziti

My husband is home for two weeks (yay!!!).  He requested that I make an Italian dish one night for dinner.  I used to make Italian foods all of the time but have limited them to special occasions…and “daddy” being home is certainly a special occasion.  I decided to go all the way and make my …
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Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

I am currently eliminating pork from our diet……shhhh don’t tell the kids or my husband.  Alex’s one meal request this week was BBQ sandwiches and potato salad.  Typically I make BBQ pork sandwiches but today I switched it up and made slow cooker BBQ chicken sandwiches.  I also replaced the store-bought BBQ sauce with homemade …
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Herb Roasted Turkey Breast

April 9th, 2012 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Poultry | Recipes - (0 Comments)
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This weekend was the first holiday that the kids and I were to spend without Shane.  Typically, we fry a turkey on holidays and enjoy a delicious family dinner.  I was not about to haul out the turkey fryer and attempt this myself only  to feed only the kids and I so I took it down a notch and …
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Cottage Cheese Chicken Enchiladas

I have been craving mexican food lately.  I love to cook mexican food, however it is difficult making these dishes for my kids because I like it spicy and my kids do not.  I typically end up making two dishes…which is something that I am not a fan of. These cottage cheese chicken enchiladas are …
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Baked Chicken Nuggets

March 25th, 2012 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Kids | Poultry | Recipes - (2 Comments)
Baked Chicken Nuggets

These are delicious little homemade chicken nuggets that our entire family loves.  I typically make a double batch and freeze the leftovers in small portions for easy lunches for the kids throughout the week.  They are certainly tastier and much healthier than the frozen or fast food chicken nuggets. Here is what you need: 3 skinless boneless …
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I love this homemade gravy.  I use my homemade chicken stock, it turns out delicious every time.  I often catch my daughter, Ava, eating it by the spoonful. Here is what you need:  1/2 cup butter, 1/2 cup whole wheat flour, 4 cups chicken stock, 1/3 cup heavy cream, salt and pepper to taste Here is what …
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Turkey and Quinoa Meatloaf

January 17th, 2012 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Poultry | Quinoa | Recipes - (2 Comments)
Turkey & Quinoa Meatloaf

I love quinoa.  Have I said that before?  I am sure that I have but I will say it again.  I.  Love.  Quinoa.   My son loves meatloaf as much as I love quinoa.  I have always made our meatloaf with turkey instead of beef and was excited to replace the bread crumbs with quinoa. …
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Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

January 6th, 2012 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Poultry | Recipes - (8 Comments)
Slow Cooker Chicken Tacos

I have this cooking in the crock pot right now, it is so easy and yummy!  My husband and kids love chicken tacos and I love bulk cooking in the slow cooker.  This slow cooker chicken taco recipe is easy to make for a single dinner or for multiple meals (that is what I do!). …
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Homemade Chicken Pot Pie

September 25th, 2011 | Posted by Angela Roberts in Poultry | Recipes - (0 Comments)
Chicken Pot Pie

This is a wonderful meal.  It is comfort food that soothes your soul.   This dish easily pleases everyone in our family. I will tell you that this is not a quick and easy dish.  It takes some prep work and lots of dishes.  When I plan on making homemade chicken pot pie I make multiple …
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