Chicken Nuggets

Adults take note: I made these one time thinking that the kids would gobble them up, and it turns out that Mike requests them now, so go figure! It is a genius recipe I adapted from The Baby Bistro Cookbook. It is actually really fun to do and there’s only a few other things I know as family-friendly as chicken nuggets! Serve with your favorite sides, I like to make sauteed mushrooms and peas and mashed potatoes. And of course, don’t forget a dipping sauce or two. For me, pass the Sweet Baby Ray’s bbq sauce.

Chicken Nuggets

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Easy Chicken Enchiladas

About a year ago, we went to dinner at my mom’s and she brought out this impressive tray  of chicken enchiladas that we all gobbled up. They weren’t the run-of-the-mill soggy or super-heavy enchiladas, they were chock full of chicken and had a little crunch on the edge of the tortillas with just enough sauce to hold it all together. It was one of those meals that made you instantly think, “I will have to make this so we can have it all the time!” A few days later I called my mom for the recipe and she cracked me up by saying, “Now, remember…it’s EASY enchiladas, so don’t roast the chicken yourself, ok?” I listened! And now we get to have this all the time. Thanks Mom!

Leftovers make the best lunches!

Leftovers make the best lunches!

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Peppery Chicken Stew

I have been making this West African-inspired stew for about 10 years now, and it is truly the #1 most-asked-about-near-the-microwave-at-work dish. My former coworker and friend, Cristina, will be so excited to have this recipe now! There is something about the wafting aroma of the peppers, curry, cumin, and peanuts that makes everyone take a warm, deep breath and want to dig in! I serve it over steamed jasmine rice and top it with crunchy unsalted peanuts. You can up the spice level with extra cayenne, but I keep it mild for the kids right now.Try it and make your coworkers jealous.

A pan full of happiness. This dish is for those of you who love bold flavors!

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