Spring Into El Tapeo For Tapas

El Tapeo is a long time feature on our blog.  I am not sure how many seasons we have spent with them, but each one is as delectable as the last.   Their Spring into Tapas had a few new additions to their spring menu.  They are a hidden gem in Oak Brook inside Le […]

Creamy Bacon And Mushroom Chicken

Sometimes you really want all the flavor of bacon in a dish so you disguise it with mushrooms and chicken breasts as well.  Truly though, this is a pasta dish that is all about the protein.  We’re rendering our bacon and browning our chicken for bold flavor.  Add in some mushrooms and cream and you’re […]

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Bites

Another great recipe from my Bigelow Tea Life of Pi Oscars Party.  This one I actually came across on pinterest from Have Recipes-Will Cook.  They looked like a tasty island like food.  I could see roasting these over an open fire on a beach.    Sweet and spicy chicken bites were a huge hit at […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Chicken with Smashed Potatoes, Pot Pie Style

I’ve got another awesome recipe to share from the Good Housekeeping Cookbook Bridal Edition 2013.  Didn’t I tell you Bridal Editions were the best?  This chicken dish is very reminiscent of chicken pot pie, but its a lot easier to make.  A perfect alternative if you’re short on time. The only changes I’ve made is […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Sesame Chicken with Mushrooms

I don’t think I need to mention it again, but I absolutely love one dish dinners!  Completely and totally.  There’s just something about not having to make lots of different things when you’re making a meal.  My love of one dish meals probably comes from having tuna noodle casserole a lot as a child.  Knowing […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Chicken Spinach Stuffing Skillet

Last week while at Costco wandering the aisles, I’m probably one of the few people who will run into Costco to just pick up a gallon of milk, I found huge bags of stuffing mix for $.97.  We’re talking HUGE bags.  Like the size of their tortilla chip bags.  Seriously, that big.  So I picked […]

Wholesome Wednesday: Chicken Spinach Stuffing Skillet

Last week while at Costco wandering the aisles, I’m probably one of the few people who will run into Costco to just pick up a gallon of milk, I found huge bags of stuffing mix for $.97.  We’re talking HUGE bags.  Like the size of their tortilla chip bags.  Seriously, that big.  So I picked […]

Ballottine of Chicken with Spinach Mushroom Filling Recipe

About a month ago, I walked into the room while my sister was watching Jacques Pepin on PBS.  He was doing an episode with chicken dishes.  I was a bit distracted at the time because I was busy doing my grilling for my Sears class.  What did catch my attention is when I saw him […]

Ballottine of Chicken with Spinach Mushroom Filling Recipe

About a month ago, I walked into the room while my sister was watching Jacques Pepin on PBS.  He was doing an episode with chicken dishes.  I was a bit distracted at the time because I was busy doing my grilling for my Sears class.  What did catch my attention is when I saw him […]

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

We LOVE the Chicken and Gnocchi soup at Olive Garden.  A lot.  So of course I had to find a similar recipe…this one is pretty darn close, but with a lot more veggies.  I normally use a bunch or bag of spinach or kale.  And I eyeball the rest of the veggies.  You can adjust this […]

Chicken and Gnocchi Soup

We LOVE the Chicken and Gnocchi soup at Olive Garden.  A lot.  So of course I had to find a similar recipe…this one is pretty darn close, but with a lot more veggies.  I normally use a bunch or bag of spinach or kale.  And I eyeball the rest of the veggies.  You can adjust this […]