One Skillet Southwestern Chicken

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  I am so tired of rain! The last two weeks, that is all  the weather has been doing. It will rain for almost two days straight.  The weather will get really nice on the weekend and then somewhere in the middle of the week the temperatures will hover in low 40's and at night they will get down to almost below freezing temps. You never know what you're going to wake up to some mornings. Will there be a nice thin layer of ice on the ground when I wake up? So far, I've been lucky but this wee ...

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Chicken Dorito Casserole

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Back when I was little, my family used to have a nick name for me. It was "Dorito Girl." I used to love Doritos when I was a kid.  My aunt would make this Dorito Taco Salad, and I'd ask her if she would be bringing that every time there was a family gathering.  Today, I still love Doritos. Any kind.  I admit that I could devour a whole bag of Doritos in just one day. Doritos are the ultimate junk food in my opinion. Doritos and a can of hard Coca Cola. Regular coke is just way to sweet for me the ...

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How to Grind Chicken in a Food Processor

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This post is coming before Wednesday's post for a reason, and you will just have to wait until Wednesday to find out what the recipe will be. Trust me, it's a good one and calls for everyone's favorite condiment.  I thought this was a neat trick you can do when a recipe calls for ground chicken. I admit, that I have a meat grinder attachment for my Kitchen Aid mixer and I NEVER use it. Got it for a gift from someone years back. This is just so much easier and MUCH easier to clean. Have ...

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Baked Sweet and Sour Chicken

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The first time, I tried this recipe, I tried to let the sauce bake in the oven with the chicken in the same pan. It never thickened like the recipe said it would. Then, I realized why. It was because, I had cooked all the chicken coated in flour in the pan already. So, I had to take out all the chicken from the sauce, reduce the sauce in a pan and let it simmer away for a bit with some flour added, so it got thick. This is the best sweet and sour sauce for chicken, after it got thick. It almost ...

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Caramelized Baked Chicken Thighs

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I've been having issues with my wrists lately and there's nothing I can do about it until November when I can get health insurance. It's got to the point where I can barely grip a mouse and I have to ware a wrist splint at work for part of the day. It helps keep my wrist in alignment. My job doesn't offer any benefits for that either. Talk about SOL. I've also been doing 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michael's and my waste used to be at 35 and I am now a 31! I'm losing body fat like crazy and a ...

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Bites

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Do you think I post enough bacon recipes on this blog? Nope. There can never be too many bacon recipes. Oh, and sorry about the amount of chicken recipes I've been posting lately too. Had some chicken left over from those kabobs that I made earlier this week and had to get rid of it somehow. Bacon + Chicken is always a win. These are really fun to make too. Wrap some bacon around some chicken bites. Poke a tooth pick in the middle so the bacon stays in its place.  Not the whole slice of ...

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Bacon, Pineapple, Chicken Kabobs

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You guys need to make these kabobs at your next out door BBQ! Bacon weaved in between  chicken, pineapple, onions, and bell peppers, and then covered in a pineapple glaze. These are sooooooooo good. I mean, I've seen bacon pretty much with all these ingredients... Bacon wrapped chicken, bacon wrapped pineapple, and the smell of bacon and onion cooking together in a pan is pretty much to die for. How can these be bad? Grilled onions and bell peppers are my favorite, and if you've never had ...

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Spicy Smoked Chicken Thighs

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I think it is SAFE to say that grilling/smoking season is finally here. Yay! Today was a beautiful day outside.  I came home from work and fired up the smoker for these chicken thighs and asparagus. It has been so dry here lately, that I've been afraid to turn on the smoker or grill. There's fire hazard warnings posted all over the state and they don't want people starting fires. One did break out by the Canadian border the other day ago. My favorite chips to smoke with are applewood. ...

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