Pesto Chicken

This pesto had such great color. It looked so fresh, which also made it look so healthy to me as well. I made a batch of pesto to pour over chicken for tonight’s dinner. I made my pesto using 3-1/2 cups of fresh basil, 1 entire head of garlic, 3/4 cup of walnuts, grated parmesan,…

Chicken, Mango and Black Bean Burritos

Last night, my lovely nieces, Madeline and Olivia were at our house for a sleepover. Maddie and Olivia are also our Goddaughters. Their older sister, Alexis, was at work so was unable to join us for the evening. It was so much fun listening to Kylie, Maddie and Olivia chat and laugh. The sound of…

Chicken Thighs in a Balsamic Mustard Sage Marinade

Last night’s dinner reminded me of a simple, comfort supper that is great for any weeknight, but also works for impressing your guests. I simply sprinkled kosher salt and pepper on chicken thighs and poured over a mixture of olive oil, dijon mustard, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, and dried sage. I let the chicken sit…

Salsa Verde Chicken

As I was grocery shopping the other day, I noticed Trader Joe’s had a new salad I hadn’t seen before … southwest chopped salad. It is a salad kit, like others they offer.  In it you will find green cabbage, romaine, cotija cheese, roasted pepitas, tortilla strips, green onion, cilantro and spicy avocado dressing.  This…

Cinco de Mayo Nachos

Last night for Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make a big cast iron skillet of chicken nachos for Dennis and myself for dinner. Kylie was out with her friend, so it was just the two of us hanging out in front of the t.v. watching a movie. I started by seasoning and roasting two…

Rosemary Parmesan Crusted Chicken

It has been quite a few weeks since I lasted posted. I was visiting Wisconsin to celebrate my sister’s 50th birthday. We had so much fun, it was a wonderful trip! I had a great time with my Mom, we really had a blast. Our week started out with my Mom getting a new car….

Mexican Chicken for Fajitas

Tonight, my friends and I are throwing a dinner party for our friend. Lisa’s birthday was last week and we are all celebrating her special day. We are having a Mexican Fiesta night. My friend, Azita, is hosting the birthday party at her house and her, Ethel and I all have our assigned tasks. Our…

Deli Rotisserie Chicken Tortellini Soup

Even though it was a sunny day in San Diego, I was in the mood for soup. I decided to buy a rotisserie chicken from the deli at our local grocery store and a bag of mini tortellini and make a chicken soup. I heated a few tablespoons of olive oil in my Dutch oven…

Lemon Dijon Chicken Thighs

Last night I made dinner for a dear friend and her family. My friend had surgery on Monday and spent the night in the hospital, arriving home on Tuesday. I wanted to help her out by bringing a meal to them for Wednesday evening. Elizabeth is a wonderful friend who I met when our kids…

Food for the Super Bowl … And Beyond

As everyone knows, yesterday was the Super Bowl. I, personally, loved the half-time show and thought Lady Gaga did a fabulous job. It brought me back to when I saw her in concert six years ago. She was quite the entertainer and still is. Yesterday’s menu consisted of many things … chicken sausages cooked in white…