• Coq Au Vin

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    Slow Cooker Coq au Vin

    As we get closer to fall, you may be doing more slow cooker cooking. Last winter I made this slow cooker coq au vin recipe I found on the Williams Sonoma website and saved it to share for this fall. I followed the Williams Sonoma recipe pretty closely the only changes I made were that I added potatoes and when I took photos of this I didn’t have kitchen twine so I just fished out the bay leaf, thyme sprigs, parsley sprigs, and leek at the end. For this recipe you’ll need: Pinot Noir fresh flat leaf parsley sprigs fresh thyme sprigs bay leaf leek bacon chicken legs salt &…

  • White Bean Chicken Chili

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    White Bean Chicken Chili

    I know chili is usually a fall and winter food, but hear me out – white bean chicken chili is lighter, more brothy than a regular chili, and I for one can have soup/stew/chili any time of year. Usually I make a turkey chili, but about 2 years ago I wanted to try white bean chicken chili and I found this recipe. I used this delicious recipe but modified it. The recipe is a slow cooker recipe and I modified it to cook on the stove. Keep reading to see how I changed it up. For this recipe you’ll need: chicken breast or thighs (I use rotisserie chicken) oil onion…

  • Dragon Noodles

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    Dragon Noodles

    I’m sharing a very easy dish today. I’ve been making this Dragon Noodles recipe since early 2019 when I found it on Pinterest. You’ll need: lo mein noodles (I like to use these flat noodles that my mom gets me from the Asian store) butter crushed red pepper egg brown sugar soy sauce sriracha green onion The original recipe calls for cilantro for garnishing, but if you’ve been following me on here for a while you know how I feel about cilantro! First, I cook the noodles. They cook very fast so once I drop them in the boiling water, I just keep an eye on them until they’re ready.…

  • Salsa Fresca Chicken

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    Salsa Fresca Chicken

    I hope you’re all having a good weekend so far! Today I’m sharing a recipe for Salsa Fresca Chicken. I found the recipe on Pinterest last year and mostly followed it. I made my own pico de gallo consisting of: red onion, lime juice, roma tomatoes, garlic, and jalapeno. For the recipe you’ll need: boneless, skinless chicken breast cumin salt black pepper garlic powder pico de gallo shredded monterey jack cheese The recipe also has you sprinkling fresh cilantro on top, but if you’ve been following me on here for a while you know I can’t stand cilantro so I left that out. The recipe is so easy, but does…

  • Kraft Dressings

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    Kraft Dressings

    I eat salads either as a meal or as a side to a meal at least twice a week so when I got sent 2 new Kraft dressings I was excited to try them out. I got the Lemon Herb Vinaigrette and the Aged Balsamic. I’ve tried both and I like them both! The lemon herb isn’t sour, but does have a little zing to it. The aged balsamic is a little sweeter, but not too sweet which is good. Both are light and refreshing for summer! *I was sent these products complimentary, but all opinions are my own. This post also contains affiliate links.*

  • Ham & Chive Omelet

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    Ham & Chive Scrambled Omelet

    Today, I’m sharing a really easy side dish or small meal that is an old favorite/comfort food. When my mom makes Chinese food (unless we’re eating noodles or something like that) it usually consists of white rice and an assortment of 3-5 side dishes. One thing I’ve eaten throughout my life is eggs with some sort of meat and a vegetable. It can vary. Sometimes it’s got roast pork and string bean niblets. Sometimes, like how I’m making it here, it is chives and ham. I took these photos last year when I decided to make this ham & chive (sort of) omelet to bring to work for lunch with…

  • Spicy Kale & Portobello Mushroom Tacos

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    Spicy Kale & Portobello Tacos

    Do you ever use the website/app Yummly? I first discovered it about 2 years ago. I mostly use Pinterest, but occasionally I’ll check Yummy out. What I love about that app is that you can search for recipes by ingredients which I find really helpful when I’ve got leftover ingredients in the fridge that I need to use up. So 2 years ago I had leftover adobo sauce and baby bella (baby portobello) mushrooms so I searched Yummly for a recipe. I found a taco recipe using portobellos, adobo, and kale. Perfect since I also had kale! I followed the recipe above except I just eyeballed the amount of ingredients since…

  • Zespri Sungold Kiwi

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    Zespri SunGold Kiwi

    I’m a huge fruit lover and I try to eat fruit every day. I’ve never had a a SunGold Kiwi before so when I got sent 2 from Zespri to try, I was excited. The SunGold Kiwi is a hybrid of a regular green kiwi and a gold fruit (according to my online search) and is not genetically modified or anything. The kiwis came with a little knife/spoon tool where you can cut the kiwi open and then scoop it out to eat, but I prefer slicing my kiwis. The kiwi was really delicious! Sometimes I find regular green kiwis to have an acidic aftertaste, but the SunGold didn’t have…