Foolish Fevers Need Bullion

When You Have The Flu The flu is the horror that everyone is trying to avoid.  Even though Alison and I already caught a bout of this flu, we hadn’t expected to be sick again so soon.  Scrubbing our hands every time we walk through the front door, we try not to touch our faces.  […]

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 […]

Lemony Chicken Mushroom Lasagna

Lasagna is a comfort food.  A dish that we never get complaints about because while I remember it having cooked spinach which I used to despise, all the ingredients blend together into one brilliant mouthful.  However, the cheese is a big selling point and some of us have been known to add extra and if […]

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 […]