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One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetables

One pot roasted chicken and vegetables

I love one pot easy recipes.  Normally, I cook them on top of the stove in a deep sided non stick pan. For today’s recipe, I am doing a One Pot Roasted Chicken and Vegetables recipe in a glass baking dish in my oven. This type of meal is even easier than a 30 minute…

Cinco de Mayo Progressive Dinner Party

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with a progressive dinner party

Liven up your Cinco de Mayo progressive dinner party with these delicious Recipes. One of my favorite things to do with my fiends when we entertain is to have a progressive dinner party.  We go from one house to the next, with each friend contributing something to the dinner party menu. My blogging friends and…

Bacon Wrapped Chicken Appetizers

Spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizer

Liven up your party table with some Spicy bacon wrapped chicken appetizers. My husband is a heat freak.  He loves really spicy foods of all types and there is not a hot sauce that he doesn’t think belongs in any recipe.  Me…not so much.  I like a bit of heat but not as much as he does.  So,…

Roasted Yam Salad with Seasoned Chicken

Roasted yam salad with seasoned chicken

This roasted yam salad with seasoned chicken is the perfect way to celebrate National Nutrition Month. Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month?  This gives us a perfect time to focus on the importance of making smart food choices and developing well thought out physical activity habits.  This salad is the perfect way for me…

One Pan Roasted Chicken Dinner

One pan roast chicken

What could be easier than this one pan roasted chicken dinner? One pan, easy clean up, fast.  Oh my goodness, my mind is going into overtime dinner love for this one!  I make roast chicken all the time, but normally I do the chicken separately and cook the vegetables by themselves, either in the oven,…

Easy Parmesan Chicken – Italian Delight!

easy Parmesan chicken

This easy Parmesan chicken recipe is the perfect idea for a busy week night meal. Getting something on the table in a hurry for a hectic weeknight can sometimes be a challenge.  I normally like to cook everything from scratch but there are times when I just don’t have the luxury to do this.  This easy Parmesan…

Copycat KFC Oven Fried Chicken

This copycat KFC oven fried chicken has a ton of flavor with all the fat and calories of deep frying. thegardeningcook.com

This copycat KFC oven fried chicken recipe has a super spice mix to give it a great taste without all the calories. I love all types of copycat recipes.  It is fun to tinker in my kitchen to try and come up with recipes that give me the flavors of my favorite restaurant or take…

Chicken Pot Pie – Cinnamon Apple & Pear Salad – Easy Fall Meal

Chicken pot pie with cinnamon apples and cranberry and walnut salad

The Hectic Holidays are made much easier with a Marie Callender Chicken Pot Pie, Cinnamon Apples and Pear Salad. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #PotPiePlease#CollectiveBias ‘Tis the season for easy meals in my house.  I adore this time of the year, but it’s…

Honey Garlic Dijon Chicken

This garlic honey Dijon chicken has the most sublime sauce. It is a bit sweet and not too rich. The recipe comes together in about 15 minutes and tastes amazing!

Gimme some lovin’ ~ Honey Garlic Dijon Chicken Style. There are many days when clean eating is my middle name.  But when the fall weather sets in, all that seems to change.  Pretty funny how my waist line seems to grow with the seasons, but that’s another story.  Tonight, I’m in a saucy mood.  …

Southern Chicken Pot Pie with a Cotton Country Shortbread Topping

Southern Chciken pot pie with cornbread crust

Time to Celebrate Southern Cooking with a Chicken Pot Pie. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of J.M. Smucker’s®. The opinions and text are all mine. Mmmm…mmmmm.  Southern cooking and some country music. What a great combination.  When I think of Southern food, I think of hearty dishes cooked with a…

Tuscan Inspired Tomato Basil Chicken

Tuscan inspired Tomato basil chicken

Treat Your Family to the Taste of Italy with this Tuscan Inspired Tomato Basil Chicken Recipe. This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Bertolli®. The opinions and text are all mine. May I introduce you to new favorite way to eat chicken? This Tuscan inspired tomato basil chicken with a buttery…

Effortless Meals – Easy Chicken Fajitas

Easy chicken fajitas

Effortless Meals! These easy chicken fajitas make back to school mealtime a breeze. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #EffortlessMeals #CollectiveBias This is such a busy time of the year.  The summer is over, kids are heading back to school and there don’t seem…

Savory Chicken Tikka Masala Curry

Chicken Tikka Masala curry

Chicken Tikka Masala Curry is full of Flavor but not too spicy. I love savory chicken curries and I love International crock pot recipes, too.  My husband can take curries much hotter than I can, but I love to combine flavors to give the Indian taste without too much heat.  This recipe for Chicken Tikka…

Paleo Ginger Cilantro Chicken Salad

Paleo Ginger Cilantro chicken salad

Ginger Cilantro Dressing Makes this Chicken Salad a Lunchtime Treat. This Chicken salad is simple to make but the dressing takes it to a whole new level.  It is rich and creamy, full of flavor and a perfect choice to pair up with chicken. To make this salad you will need two products from my…

Spicy Paleo Chicken and Peaches

Spicy Paleo Chicken and peaches

This Paleo Chicken and Peaches Recipe Packs a Spicy Punch. This Paleo Chicken and peaches recipe is slightly sweet and slightly spicy.   The dish is full of flavor and so easy to make.The base of the sauce for this dish is Steve’s Paleo Peach BBQ.  (sponsored link) It’s perfect for grilling any protein, but for…

Savory Roast Chicken – A Meal Time Treat

Savory Roast Chicken and Vegetables

Treat Your Family to My Savory Roast Chicken I love roasting chicken or any other type of protein.  The end result is a meal that seems like you spent hours making it, – which you may have done but the oven does all the work.  The actual prep time is very low.  This savory roast…

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Pizza

Take pizza to a new level with this chicken bacon alfredo pizza recipe.

Chicken Bacon Alfredo Pizza – A Gourmet Experience! Our family loves pizza, but I have grown very tired of the traditional tomato sauce variety.  I love to experiment with olive oil bases, or other unusual ways to make pizza.  This Chicken Bacon Alfredo pizza definitely takes pizza to the next level. The pizza uses a…

7 Recipes for An Asian Dinner Party

7 Asian Dinner party recipes

Join us for an Eco-Friendly Asian Dinner Party with a Leafware Dinner Set. What fun my friends and my husband and I had this weekend with our eco-friendly Asian Dinner Party! I tried out some of my newest Asian recipes with our guests and we had a blast trying the new dishes, drinking wine and…

Toasted Sesame Teriyaki Chicken

Sesame Teriyaki Chicken

 This Toasted Sesame Teriyaki Chicken will be the hit of Any Asian dinner party. The recipe takes a bit of time.  The marinade is best made and poured over the chicken a day before you plan to make the dish.  It makes the flavors blend so much better.  Then the next day, all of the…

Savory Baked Island Chicken

savory Island chicken

Savory Baked Island Chicken Make you Feel as though you are in the Caribbean. This recipe for baked island chicken is tangy and savory and is so easy to make.  Just prepare the marinade the day before (or up to three hours before cooking) and bake in the oven right before dinner.  It has a…

Slow Cooker Chicken Pot Pie

Slow cooker chicke pot pie. Make the filling in the crock pot and just assemble at dinner time and bake.

It used to be that when the days get colder, my crock pot started getting regular use.  Now, it seems, I used it pretty much year round. There are so many different things that you can cook in a crock pot now.   But when the days start getting a bit cooler, I love to…

Toasted Sesame Chicken with Ginger and Garlic

Sesame Chicken with Garlic and Ginger

This toasted sesame chicken recipe has a sweet and tangy sauce with a hint of spice.   The spice in the dish comes from the sriracha, a combination of red chili, garlic, vinegar and salt.  You can get this sauce at Asian markets or online from my affiliate Amazon.com.  (affiliate link.)  The sugar, vinegar and tomato…

Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara Copy Cat Recipe

Copy Cat Recipe: Olive Garden Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara

This recipe for Chicken and Shrimp Carbonara combines a fabulous blend of cheeses with roasted peppers, onions and cream to make a wonderful flavor combination. Carbonara dishes are staples in most Italian recipes and one can see why when tasting the delightful flavor of the dish. The Olive Garden has a great range of Italian inspired…

Herbed Mediterranean Chicken

Herbed Mediterranean Chicken

I love chicken.  Plain and simple.   I could eat it every day and not get tired of it. I’m always looking for new ways to prepare my favorite, especially when it comes to one that I plan to roast.  (I also love roast nights!) This recipe for Herbed Mediterranean chicken is my latest new find. …

The Secret to Perfect BBQ Chicken

My secret tips to perfectly cooked BBQ chicken - thegardeningcook.com/

I know.  Everyone says they have the perfect BBQ chicken recipe. But when you try it out , you often end up with a dry piece of chicken that tastes pretty good but is not in the slightest bit tender. I have tried putting the chicken on the grill for a long time, for a…