Smoky Chicken-Chile Soup with Tamale Dumplings

This week has been a tough week. End of summer Eastern Equine Encephalitis is rearing it's ugly head along with COVID-19. Needless to say, I have had a few late nights. However, like all outbreaks, they are really busy in the beginning and then a rhythm sets in. 18 years doing this, I'm pretty used [...]

Thai Chicken Wild Rice Soup

Before I get into the recipe for this week, I wanted to talk about changes that happen to us over time. I have gained some not so insignificant weight recently. I'm disappointed that I let it get this far out of hand. While this has happened, I wanted to share with you what I have [...]

Hearty Quinoa, Lentil, Chicken and Corn Chowder

I love a good chowder recipe.  It's finally getting cold enough for great soups, stews and casseroles.  There are so many recipes I've been dying to try, but the weather was too warm.  The cool weather is finally here.  Yes, I am happy about that.  Summer has never been my thing.  Before you say, when [...]

Mango and Lentil Chicken Tinga

Another Mexican-inspired dish for you today. According to Wikipedia, the dish originated from Puebla, Mexico. Regardless of where it started, it's a pretty good dish. Shredded chicken in a tomato and chipotle sauce. I found a great version from Better Homes and Garden where they made a mango version. I'm taking a step further and [...]

Crockpot Creamy Cashew Chicken

Looking at the weather this week, it's time to beat the heat. The slow cooker is perfect for this. No fuss and doesn't heat up the house. I ran into this recipe from Half-Baked Harvest for Crockpot Creamy Cashew Chicken and was intrigued. I love cashews and I've never tried cashew milk. I've heard a [...]

Skillet Salsa Verde Tortilla Rice Bake

I have made both chicken and rice bakes and chicken tortilla casseroles.  They are both very good.  While I was thumbing through a list of recipes for chicken and rice, I saw a recipe from Half-Baked Harvest that combined the two.  This recipe for Skillet Salsa Verde Tortilla Rice Bake uses salsa verde, the green [...]