Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe with Rice Chex™ cereal

This Buttermilk Ranch Chicken Tenders Recipe is brought to you by CafeMom and Chex™.  All opinions expressed here are my own.Children are a wonderful gift, however they can also be incredibly frustrating to feed. I have always been a 'cook from scratch' kind of mom.  The idea of feeding kids neon orange boxed macaroni and cheese and premade, frozen peanut butter and jelly sandwiches is rather appalling.  A walk down the frozen food aisle will showcase a number of 'kid friendly premade food products'.  Most of them are loaded with food … [Read more...]

Tarragon Chicken Recipe with a White Wine Cream Sauce #CKMondaviHeroes

This tarragon chicken recipe has been sponsored by CK Mondavi and Clever Girls. All opinions expressed are my own. #CKMondaviHeroesSummertime for me means a return to using fresh herbs in my cooking.  I don't grow any herbs in my house over the winter so as soon as the weather starts to warm up, I head to the nursery and grab as many varieties as I can find.  Having fresh herbs in my recipes gives them a wonderful flavor and complexity.  This chicken recipe could have been just like any other chicken I stuck in the oven but the tarragon … [Read more...]

Chicken and Broccoli Tortellini in Basil Cream Sauce

Basil is one of my all time favorite herbs to grow in the garden.  As long as it gets plenty of sun and water I am left with more basil than I know what to do with!  I have yet to discover a single pest that eats it and other than a sensitivity to cold, it is extremely hardy.  So, what does one do with an abundance of basil?  You can make pesto or add it to a fresh mozzarella and tomato sandwich but this basil cream sauce is simple to make and can be used in an assortment of easy dinner recipes.  I like to buy the fresh tortellini from the … [Read more...]

Health Benefits of the Avocado and a Mexican Chicken Salad Recipe

This avocado recipe was inspired by a product I received to review but all opinions expressed here are my own.Last week there was an in depth article on the avocado in an article on Yahoo.  The authors basically called the avocado a perfect food.  What did they mean by that?  Basically, the avocado has an incredible number of health benefits.  Scientists have suggested that adding more avocados into your diet may help you stay thinner, protect you from cardiovascular problems and diabetes, and help you maintain a more youthful appearance.  … [Read more...]

Spicy Chicken Sandwich Recipe and a Mezzetta Make That Sandwich contest

This spicy chicken sandwich recipe is sponsored by Mezzetta but all opinions expressed here are my own.Now that the kids are back in school our evenings have gotten a bit chaotic again. Homework, practicing instruments, and running from one activity to another means a lot less time for making dinner. That doesn't mean I have to order a pizza every night or rely on fast food as long as I plan ahead a little bit on the weekend. Chicken breast are one of those things that I like to throw on the grill or cook up on the stove just to keep them … [Read more...]

Sweet and Spicy Chicken Wing Recipe

My husband has managed to get my kids addicted to chicken wings and every time we head out to a restaurant, that is what they enjoy getting.  Since I cannot afford for them to go out to eat every week, I figured I needed to find a recipe to easily make them at home.  I love the combination of sweet and spicy flavors combined together and this recipe has a great balance.  It is not flaming hot so if you want MORE heat, just kick it up with some cayenne pepper in the dipping sauce right before you serve it.  I warn you though, put down some … [Read more...]