Football season is in full swing and with it comes football parties that have scrumptious menus. Chicken wings are a staple at every football party. Heck chicken wings aren’t just good during football season, they are yummy all year round. However, if they are prepared with out your health in mind, there can be A LOT of hidden calories in them. Fear not! I have scoured the food blogs, read a lot of recipes and spent years creating the perfect GUILT FREE chicken wing.
Ahh, Fall is officially here…. well, at least by date. Here on the Gulf Coast we are still melting with temps near 95* today. However, there is a cool breeze that let’s us know it will not be long before we break out the sweaters for the most wonderful time of the year. I have gotten a head start on my holiday preparation, testing out a few new ideas early to make sure they are perfect. Tonight I did this Halloween Chicken Pot Pie and it was an enormous hit with the family. I have never made pot pie before - in fact I am not even certain I have even eaten one before - but this was so tasty I know it will be a staple this season.
We have all come down with the back to school crud around here. Thankfully its just runny noses and tiredness, but we all feel icky. I have dosed the kids up with airborne and given them throat lozenges. Yet, nothing satisfies a sick boy like homemade chicken noodle soup.
It has rained a bunch this summer. The average rainfall for June, July & August is 17 inches, we received about 25 inches during the last 3 months. :/ Originally, I had intended for this recipe to be grilled because it is very similar to Grilled Fried Chicken . However, it rained the day it was prepared and quickly became and Oven Fried Pecan Maple Chicken.
Last month I shared with you my Italian Chicken Casserole – a recipe I concocted as part of the#CountryCrockCasserole Club that turned out amazing. We have since eaten it twice – every time wishing I had made a double portion for more left overs. This month I was challenged again to make another Country Crock Casserole using a few items in my Casserole Kit plus “items you have on hand.” The Casserole Kit included a recipe for Mexican Beef and Corn Casserole but there was a problem… I only had chicken. SO – I got creative again – throwing random stuff in from my pantry – and ended up with another amazing casserole! Even though it isnt the PRETTIEST casserole I have ever made, it sure is one of the tastiest.
Last month I was invited to participate in the Country Crock Casserole Club where I get to make delicious casseroles and offer great giveaways from Country Crock. I happily accepted this opportunity, since anyone that knows me knows Country Crock is a staple in my house, and Mike and I joke about having the “full set” of Country Crock “tupperware” bowls.
My husband is a pistachio addict. He loves pistachios. I buy them EVERY time I go to the grocery. He cannot get enough of them, really its an obsession. He eats them shelled, unshelled, plain, salted, spiced you name the packaging and he will eat it. I could not wait to incorporate these tasty little nuts into a delicious recipe. I scoured the internet for recipes and came up empty-handed. I needed a recipe that incorporated pistachios and would satisfy my husbands peculiar taste palate. He would be a happy camper if we could have steak and a form of cooked potatoes every night. Thus, the Pistachio Chicken Carbonara recipe was created.
Growing up in the south fried chicken is a staple menu item. The meal brings back loads of child hood memories for me. As a child we were allowed to pick the meal that would be served the night of our birthday. I always picked fried chicken, field peas and spinach. But that meals, prepared the way my mother did was loaded with calories!
As a mother it is always my goal to provide my family comfort food with out all of the calories. You will find this Grilled Fried Chicken recipe is incredibly healthy, amazingly yummy and definitely a comfort food!
The best part of the outdoor events and fairs is the food! There’s nothing better than some good ole street vendor or fair style food. Lord only knows how many calories you are indulging in when you are there! Turkey Legs, Fried Oreos, Pizza and more. If only those calories were like Vegas saying, what you consume there, stays there! *I wish* One of my favorite vendors is the Japanese food. They serve Chicken Yakitori, commonly referred to as Japanese grilled chicken on a stick!