One of the hottest new “diets” I’ve heard about is the Middle Eastern diet. It’s similar to the Mediterranean diet (which really isn’t a diet but a way of eating that focuses on fruits, veggies, fish, nuts and olive oil) but with a greater emphasis on legumes and grains such as lentils and freekeh and the […]

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Tender, spicy, filling but oh-so-fresh and healthy? Yep, and you don’t need any other side dish with this yummy and flavorful way to prepare chicken breasts. This dish comes from Louisiana, where it is rooted in Native American cooking techniques. The flavors meld into a slightly spicy, slightly sweet crust on the chicken that explodes […]

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How do I show love to those people I hold dear? I cook for them! I had the opportunity this week to watch my darling grandson, who was feeling a bit under the weather. I was planning on driving home to Show Low from Mesa that morning but when Kaden got sick I volunteered to […]

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It’s summer and it’s hot and that means most of – me included – often prefer a refreshing cold salad for dinner. This one is a slightly different take on my usual standby of chicken salad with red grapes and walnuts. A little bit sweet, a little bit spicy, it’s sure to please anyone in […]

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If you are trying to cut down on the carbs in your diet, a good fruit option is grapes; in this recipe they add just a hint of sweetness and moisture as the perfect foil to the curry powder. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover cooked chicken and also good for […]

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I bought some low fat buttermilk recently because I swore I’d seen a main dish entrée I wanted to try. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the recipe so I was on the hunt for a dish I could make to use the buttermilk sitting in my fridge. I found this one online and it wasn’t loaded […]

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Unlike the very popular Orange Chicken you find on the menu at many Chinese restaurants, this recipe has fewer calories and a fresher taste. It’s easy to prepare and yummy served with plain or fried rice and a side of crisply sautéed veggies. Orange Chicken served with fried rice. Orange Chicken 2 boneless, skinless chicken […]

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Here’s another easy way to cook the ever popular chicken in the crock pot. Especially during these hectic weeks around Christmas and New Year’s, it’s a real blessing to be able to put dinner in the crock pot in the morning and come home at night to a fully cooked meal. All the ingredients in […]

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Here’s a quick and easy weeknight meal perfect for serving the family. It’s hearty and the juicy, tender chicken is sure to please even your finicky eaters. And because you can often find the ingredients for this dish on sale, it’s very economical, too. Cornbread Stuffing and Chicken Bake 1 package cornbread stuffing mix (such […]

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