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Best Bacon Wrapped Turkey

For the longest time, I got away without cooking during the holidays. My sister-in-law would do Thanksgiving, my parents would do Christmas Eve, and my in-laws would do Christmas Day. All my family and I had to do, was show up with maybe … wine/beer, and bread.

Then, everyone moved out of state and we were left by ourselves. However, I can sincerely count on one hand how many times I cooked a turkey. It can ruin the whole dinner if not cooked right. So, I avoided cooking it on many holidays.  I am sure there are plenty of people out there that feel the same way as I do about turkey. Read More →

Lemon Chicken


I usually cook something easy during the week, either something in the crock pot or something that doesn’t require me to stay at the stove for a very  long time. I as actually supposed to make this recipe on Sunday but we opted for something else. I had the chicken available and didn’t want to wait until the week-end to cook it. So today was the day. Plus, the kids were home. Our first snow day in Colorado. It wasn’t actually our first snowfall but I guess it was a bit too much during the night and all schools were closed for the day. And, I was done with my banking consulting work early this morning so I had plenty of time to cook something more tedious.  Read More →

Homemade Chicken Soup

There is no waste left every time I make a whole chicken in the crock pot. I start with the chicken, then make chicken stock with the bones, and we end up with a delicious chicken soup. There is barely any manual labor and you get two meals out of one chicken. And maybe you get to save some stock for future use. So, the key to making a fabulous chicken noodle soup is the homemade stock. Again, it is so easy to make chicken stock. I am sure you all have tried different methods of making chicken stock. But trust me, my method is so easy and doesn’t require any supervision. That is why I love cooking with my crock pot. You get the darkest, richest stock full of so much flavor that you could just eat/drink it plain when making the chicken broth from the leftover bones from the “Whole Chicken in Crock Pot” recipe. Read More →

How To Cook The Juiciest Chicken Breasts


Today, we ate quesadillas for dinner. It is sooo easy to make. And shall I say…quick too?? It is by dar one of the kids’ favorite dish. Who doesn’t like chicken and cheese in a tortilla ? However, cooking chicken breasts is not my forte. I would fry it wrong and would end up being too crusty on top and dry inside. And too often, chewy. Whenever I would bake it , the result would be just the same. I prefer cooking boneless chicken thighs. They are fatter so they are never dried.

So, one day, I really got tired of messing up cooking the simplest  meat, which is the chicken breast, and I looked for a better method of cooking it. I found this amazing method on and you can find the original blog post here This method is easy and you cannot mess it up. As long as you follow the instructions to the T.

You won’t be searing, sautéing, broiling, frying, or baking the breast; this method heats the chicken breasts quickly on the stove top then lets them poach from the inside out in their juices in a covered pan.

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Slow Cooker Maple Dijon Chicken

I felt like making the maple pork loin recipe but I was missing the main ingredient, the PORK LOIN. I had drumsticks and boneless chicken thighs on hand but since I was going to use the boneless chicken thighs later during the week I chose the drumsticks for our dinner.

I wanted my sauce to be a bit more sweet and a bit less salty than the pork loin one. I removed the skin and the modified recipe ended up tasting so good that we didn’t have any leftovers. All 12 drumsticks were devour by the 5 of us. I made this recipe with an easy Brussels sprouts salad a baked diced sweet potatoes. Read More →

Chicken Broth in Crock Pot

There is nothing better than fresh chicken stock made out of left over bones. It is so easy to make and it barely requires any labor and supervision. If you have made the “Whole Chicken in the Crock Pot” before it means you have a crock pot. I highly recommend using the leftovers from “Whole Chicken in a Crock Pot” recipe, as you will get all of the flavors from the spices used to cook the chicken. And maybe you will get to buy less boxed chicken broth. Well, maybe not if you use a lot of it. But at least, you get to have some homemade on hand whenever you need it. Read More →

Whole Chicken in Crock Pot

When I stumbled across this recipe, it looked too simple to be so delicious. But I decided to give it a try. Crock pot recipes never disappoint me. If the flavors are not right, I adjust them for the next time. Plus, we are quite a large family and I usually have to adapt the recipes to feed the 5 of us anyway. I’ve tried many crock pot recipes, and this is by far the best way to cook a whole chicken until it is falling-off-the bone yummy. And I didn’t have to make any adjustments. If you have a well-stocked spice cabinet like mine  you’ll hardly have to buy anything to make this  fabulous chicken. Once the chicken is done, it is  flavorful enough to eat by itself. I like to make a side of diced sweet potatoes with the chicken and rice. But this chicken goes well with basically just anything.

We use a very basic crock pot that can purchased at Target for about $40. Read More →

Sesame Chicken in Crock Pot

I will never say it enough, crock pots are busy moms’ best friend. Don’t be afraid to use it. You don’t have to go fancy and buy an expensive one, you can spend $20 on one and it will do the trick. Unless you don’t work from home, you might one to invest in a programmable one. Otherwise, no need to go digital.

This recipe was given to me by a neighbor. She actually gave me my first two crock pot recipes. So yummy, even the pickiest eater will love this one. It takes about ten minutes to get everything prepped and then leave it to the crock pot to do the rest. What’s not to like?  Read More →

Chicken in Port Wine

I like to try different things. We surely eat a lot of white meat at the house. Some recipes are a big hit, and some are not. This one is by far my favorite, but not so much for the rest of the family. The flavors brought by every ingredient are amazing.

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Chicken Milanese with Arugula Salad

I have to say that my sister-in-law loves to cook. Not only that she loves to cook but her cooking is good. Oh, did I mention she can bake too? Last week she kept posting pictures of her fabulous dinners on Instagram and Facebook and decided to try one of the dish. I have made chicken cutlets before. However, after researching how to make Milanese, I found out that I had been doing my cutlets wrong all along. I used regular bread crumbs as opposed to Panko (Japanese) breadcrumbs…it tastes so much better with the Panko breadcrumbs. Here is my take on this chicken.  Read More →