Pan Roasted Chicken Thighs with Chive Cream Sauce

img_6592Boy oh boy it’s been a while.  How was your long weekend?  As I told you last time we chatted, we took a little road trip to visit my family down in Iowa and Nebraska and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to close out the summer.  It was time so well spent…with my parents, my siblings and their families.  Late nights, early mornings, donuts, happy kiddo giggles, mama’s homecooking, pool parties, coffee, pedicures…I mean it was just plain wonderful.  And now…school begins!  What a way to head into a new year, hearts full as all get out.

And as you may know, somehow, magically, each year as summer begins to slip away my seasonal cooking-brain goes right with it.  It’s incredible how it happens so organically.  Suddenly I begin craving warm food….my tummy just begins to tire a bit of all of the cool, crisp, fresh fare.  So this dish right here is just a lovely way to begin the transition….it’s warm and comforting, yet still light and fresh. Continue reading

Thai Chicken Pineapple Kabobs with Coconut Rice

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Right here we’ve got a bunch of my favorite flavors all muddled into one fabulous, stand-out meal.  The tiny bit of peanut butter in the marinade takes the flavor of this juicy, smokey chicken straight over the top….the pineapple adds the perfect hint of sweet acid and the coconut rice just simply turns this number into a home run.  So yum.

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Tomato Basil Cream Chicken

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This is something I make fairly often and realized just this week that I have yet to share the recipe with you.  You’ll have it on the table in the blink of an eye and it may be devoured just as quickly, too.

This Tomato Basil Cream Chicken is the perfect dish for those times when you are wanting yummy tomato flavor but are unable to get your hands on delicious, home-grown varieties.  Store-purchased roma tomatoes are all you need-sounds blah, no?  But let me just tell you how this whole deal works…I’m sure I can convince you to get the “blah” out of your brain… Continue reading