I've always been a fan of enchiladas. As a kid my parents would take me and my family to a small authentic Mexican restaurant called La Casita. With dim lights, scents of stewing jalapeños, and cozy seating it didn't take much to fall in love with the food. Our classic order consisted of the cheese and chicken enchiladas that was smothered in a rich red sauce. Growing up on those enchiladas, with the perfect sauce I've all but boycotted store bought red enchilada sauce. That's why I came up with . . .
One of our favorite, fast, weeknight meals is fajitas. For years I relied on the seasoning packets to whip this meal up - but I recently discovered I could do it from scratch with just as much ease and with double or triple the tastiness. Marinate For Juicy Flavorful Chicken I start by marinating my chicken. 2-3 hours works, but overnight would be even better. I add lots of lime juice, lime zest, garlic, olive oil, cumin, chipotle, and onion powder for the yummiest chicken you ever did . . .
Everywhere we went in Costa Rica they had casados on their menu. Casado's seem to be Costa Rican signature dish. At least on the side of the country we were exploring. They consist of rice, beans, meat (our options were either bone-in bbq chicken, pork chop or steak with grilled onions), plantains, and a light cole slaw. For the next two days I'm sharing recipes for each part of these casado bowls so you can make your own casado. First up! Bone-in chicken. But to make the BEST bone-in chicken . . .
Have you ever eaten at Noodles and Company? We had one nearby when we lived in San Diego and loved eating there!! We dined there numerous times while we were dating. Our dish of choice was the penne rosa! It had the spicy tomato cream sauce, fresh tomatoes and spinach, mushrooms, and parmesan crusted chicken. To die for. We have been making our at home version of their Penne Rosa ever since we moved away from San Diego and our local Noodles and Company. It has been a lazy Sunday . . .
You guys, my family and I just moved back to socal. I am so happy to be back in the golden state amongst some of my favorite restaurants! Islands Restaurant is something I have loved since my college days. I'm a sucker for a good blue cheese burger. But my husband always gets an entree called the yaki tacos - as in teriyaki tacos. They have grilled chicken drizzled with teriyaki sauce, shredded lettuce, cheese, and pineapple salsa. Sounds pretty delicious huh? It's also incredibly easy to . . .
The first time i had a meal like this lemon herb chicken and rice was after having my 4th child. Kind friends surrounded my not-so-little-family with food, and cleaning, and babysitting. Feeding and helping us is not an easy task! But man, it helped sooo much. For me I needed it so SO much more than when I came home with my second baby. Kids needed to be at school, needed to be entertained, needed to be fed. Overwhelming to an emotional mama who can barely function. One night a meal looking . . .
When I was a newly wed, my husband emailed me a recipe titled "The Best Chicken You'll Ever Eat". It was a recipe for baked honey mustard chicken. Sadly, I turned my nose up at the recipe and never made it. I've since expanded my taste bud repertoire and enjoy a larger variety of flavors. That emailed recipe, that has been long lost, was my inspiration for this instant pot recipe. BRIANNAS Dijon Honey Mustard The base for this recipe is BRIANNAS Dijon Honey Mustard Dressing. I am no . . .
These creamy baked chicken taquitos are a staple in our house. We LOVE them. I love how easy it is, how fresh it is, how I always seem to have the ingredients around so when I'm in a pinch or dumbfounded as to what to make for dinner I have this as a backup. The kids not only help eat it but love to help make them. It's full of tender chicken, a little bit of cream cheese, spices and a little more cheese. With a crunchy, crispy, salty crust. Creamy Chicken Taquito Filling There are several . . .
Tacos are amazing right? You really can't get sick of tacos. They are so versitle. Besides from the party in your mouth -they are low fat, low carb, easily gluten-free, and easily vegetarian too for that matter. I LOVE tacos. I love corn tortillas with just carne asada, onions and cilantro or piled high with meat, cheese and veggies. Rubio's Grilled Chicken Taco Love I have a problem with Rubio's grilled chicken tacos. Seriously crave them every time I go out. It's soo worth getting a . . .
This is legit the best sweet n sour chicken recipe! It was put on this blog many years ago and I've made it countless times all these years. My husband requests it often and my kids gobble it all down. I know you will feel the same. The sauce is perfect, not too sweet and not to tangy. Pepper and onions add the most delicious flavors with the sweet pineapple. Top it on rice and it's very filling and satisfying. The best part is its simple and fast. Weeknights become so busy! We are always . . .
When Des and I went to Disneyland last month one of our FAVORITE things we ate were the skewers at Bengal BBQ. Bengal BBQ is located right across from the Tiki Room and they serve the most delicious and fresh food. Let me tell you, it is such a welcomed treat after eating churros, corn dogs, and ice cream cones. I knew right away that I needed to re-create this at home. At the park we ordered Chieftain Chicken Skewer and the Safari Skewer. The Chieftan Chicken Skewer is a simple . . .
BBQ chicken is a favorite at our house - in fact, it is my husband's absolute favorite dinner. Over the years I've perfected how to make tender, juicy, and delicious bbq chicken and today I'm sharing all of my secrets! When it comes to special dinners - my hubby always requests a simple bbq chicken dinner. It doesn't matter if it is Father's Day, his birthday, or Christmas Day, his request will always be the same. So of course I have tried to make this simple meal extra special by . . .