• taking chicken soup to the next level

    Chicken soup is a childhood memory that is one of my favorites for sure.  Growing up we had several versions that would show up every once in a while.  Sometimes it was chicken and rice, or chicken and noodles and when we went to my MeeMaws it was chicken n dumplings…and now we have Mexican chicken soup.   Don’t get me wrong I love all the traditional chicken soup’s out there but I wanted to change it up a bit, while adding in a little kick and some extra veggies along the way…plus it was all made in the slow cooker making it a perfect weeknight dinner without a lot…

  • oh so good…skinny chicken and rice

    Even when I am trying to eat lighter and make better choices there is one thing that I must have…CHEESE.  Now I know this is not the best must have, I mean obviously must having veggies are a better option but as long as I can have some cheese every now and then I am a much happier “skinny” eater & this chicken and rice casserole makes me happy for sure. Casseroles are also a must have…they are so easy, and if done right it can be balanced and full of flavor without a ton of guilt with some veggies & protein thrown in for good measure.  Growing up my mom made…

  • chicken & sausage = comfort

    I know I have said this before but there is just something so comforting about walking into the house after a busy day and being greeted with the wonderful aroma of your dinner being almost all done…and this chicken & sausage is a real treat.  It really is one of my most favorite things! This slow cooker dish is rich, creamy and so full of flavor in each bite it screams comfort!   The Hubby loves smoked sausage and it always looking for ways that I can incorporate it into dinner, but little did I know just how much he loved it.  We went to Costco one afternoon to get…