Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken for Recipes {Make Ahead Mondays}

It’s been a while since I did a dedicated “Make Ahead Mondays” post, and quite a few people have mentioned that they miss them on the reader survey. I listened! Today I’m sharing a fantastic meal-starter with you: Slow-Cooker Shredded Chicken for Recipes. Use your slow-cooker to whip up a batch of this flavourful, fully-cooked [Read On]

The Evil Genius Smoked Barbecue Chicken

My husband can cook, people. He is an engineer, so his cooking endeavours often include terms like “matrix”, “schematic”, “equipment”, and “sequence”. While the terminology might not be what I would use in the kitchen, his food speaks the universal language of YUM, so I always get excited when he’s inspired to make our meal. [Read On]

Grilled Chicken Melt with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Spread

Can you think of a more perfect late spring or summer meal than a Grilled Chicken Melt with Pesto and Sun Dried Tomato Spread? I can’t. Tender, juicy grilled chicken thighs topped with creamy, gooey, melted fresh mozzarella, fragrant pesto, and flavourful Sun Dried Tomato Spread on a toasted ciabatta bun screams warm weather. Grilled [Read On]

Grilled Pesto Chicken & Caprese Salad Lettuce Wraps {30 Minute Meal}

My darling, The Evil Genius, is on another health kick. When he goes on a health kick, I do my best to counterbalance the sweets and cookies and breads that I turn out of the kitchen with light meals heavy on the fresh vegetables. More fresh veggies and a greater variety are showing up in [Read On]

Cashew Chicken Lettuce Wraps

You see those lettuce wraps up there? That’s another Unicorn Meal for our household: an extremely rare meal that pleases them all, even the no-veg contingent. Somehow lettuce leaves as delivery vehicle for meat works in their minds, and I’m surely not going to out their contradictory stance on it because OHMYGOSH this is a [Read On]

Chicken Sausage, Kale, and Mushroom One Pot Pasta {25 Minute Meal}

Is it just me or does already delicious pasta taste even better when it’s cold outside? And taste even better still when you’re in your coziest clothes and curled up under a blanket watching Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock? Somebody PLEASE give me a high-five over Benedict Cumberbatch? At least throw me a little hand flutter [Read On]

One Pot Lightened Up Chicken Parmesan Pasta {25 Minute Meal}

I’ve been a big fan of the one pot pasta approach for a while now. My One-Pot Bacon Pizza Pasta and One Pot Tex Mex Pasta Toss are some of the more popular dishes among the ‘busy parent’ and teen cooking classes I teach. The dishes are well loved for their taste, ease, economy, and [Read On]

Monte Cristo Empanadas with Creamy Dijon Dipping Sauce {Ham, Turkey, and Swiss Empanadas}

Welcome to the week leading up to the Super Bowl. I’m not going to say that I couldn’t possibly care less about football because it is possible for me to care less. How? If the food angle of the Super Bowl disappeared into the ether one day, it is likely that I’d rather have a [Read On]