Chicken Burrito Bowls

In the mood for something Mexican, but wanting to keep the calorie count down, I tried making Chicken Burrito Bowls for the first time. The family loved it, as they could custom design their toppings to suit their tastes. I sautéed marinated chicken and served it over white rice with a mix of both canned…

Farfalle with Chicken, Zucchini & Tomato

If you don’t mind cutting fresh vegetables, this is another flavorful quick-fix one-dish meal. I know many families spend an hour or so on Sundays doing food prep for the week, but I’m one of those rare folks who finds using a knife relaxing. For this meal, all you need is a fresh zucchini, a…

Baked Chicken Breasts with Tangy Breadcrumbs

You may want to double this recipe because it’s so good. I prepared one breast per person tonight, but everyone wanted more. I should have fixed  a whole lot more of this tangy, succulent chicken dish. Simple but delicious! Baked Chicken Breasts with Tangy Breadcrumbs 4 boneless chicken breasts 1/2 cup high-quality mayonnaise, such as…

Rosemary Chicken with Garlic & White Wine

We had a party this past weekend that left us with several opened but unfinished bottles of wine. Rather than pouring that ambrosia down the drain, I decided that this week’s challenge was to cook with it rather than waste it. This baked chicken dish is easy to assemble yet is packed with fresh flavor….

Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Olives, and Fresh Herbs

When they eat chicken, most people prefer chicken breasts. But the real flavor is in the dark meat. Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Olives, and Fresh Herbs is an inexpensive meal that’s packed with flavors. Mediterranean Chicken Thighs with Lemon, Olives, and Fresh Herbs 6 boneless, skinless chicken thighs 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil…

Quick-Fix Chicken Enchiladas

Last night I was in a pinch for time. I had 30 minutes to prepare dinner for my family and get out the door for a meeting. I quickly threw these tasty enchiladas together and had them in the oven in less than 20 minutes. Because they rely on prepared foods, these homemade enchiladas can…

Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Buddha Bowl

Our doctors tell us over and over to eat healthfully. One part of that is eating fresh. Here’s a low-fat, lots-of-veggies, quick-fix dinner that’s full of flavor. Spicy Teriyaki Chicken Buddha Bowl 2 cups white or sushi rice 3.5 cups water 4 chicken breasts, cut into 3 pieces each, flattened 2 Tbsp Sriracha (more if…

Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli & Pine Nuts

A late meeting forced a late dinner this evening – and I didn’t feel like spending a long time cooking. So I threw together this quick chicken and pasta dish that’s surprisingly fresh and flavorful. Pasta with Chicken, Broccoli & Pine Nuts 1 package angel hair pasta 2 chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces 2…

Treating the Flu with Homemade Chicken Soup

With schools canceling classes and off-the-chart hospital admissions all across the nation, Winter 2018 has been tough on families because of the flu. Sometimes bed rest and a good pot of soup are what the body needs most. Here’s a recipe for flavorful chicken soup to help warm you up. Homemade Chicken Soup For the…

Forgiveness Is Freedom

Forgiveness is freedom. It’s the greatest gift you can give yourself. You will be free of resentment, bitterness, and anger and free to live and love fully again. Forgiveness is simply accepting what happened in the past and not letting it destroy your present. It’s a beautiful thing. Some people struggle with forgiveness. They want…

Funerals Are for the Living

Though my 83-year-old neighbor was a gregarious man, his funeral was sparsely attended. Maybe several dozen people were there – and many of those were family. They sat in the first three rows. The next 10 or so rows were empty. I sat in the back, along with some of my neighbor’s elderly friends. I…

Being a Good Father Takes Time

Being a good father is really simple. It doesn’t take a lot of money. Nor does it take a lot of practice. But it does take time. The time a dad spends with his kids is far more valuable than most anything he could buy them. Kids are wiser than we think – especially teens….