Skillet Dijon Chicken Penne, a Little Party in a Pan

Skillet Dijon Chicken Penne |

When I was a kid on summer vacation during those hot, humid days in Michigan, my friends and I would love to jump into the lake all at the same time, gripping each others hands tightly and squealing with delight as we made our leap. We'd go through our countdown, and either do a running jump off of a long dock, or stand in a row on the edge and push our little feet off as hard as we could, to go as far as we ... {more please!}

Kung Pao Chicken Chopped Salad; Because, Why The Heck Not?

Kung Pao Chicken Salad |

I'm not quite sure why this is, but I really get a kick out making a salad out of pretty much anything that I can. I mean, why not? Right? I totally adore a “main-meal” type of salad; so if a main-meal dish can be turned into a salad, even better—leave it to me to find a way to do just that. Take Kung Pao chicken, for example: I love that flavorfully spicy and peanut-y dish, and order it whenever we go to a favorite Chinese ... {more please!}

A Cozy Resolution: Chicken & Quinoa Bowl with Veggies, And Losing That Christmas Cushion

Chicken Quinoa Bowl

I'm a firm believer in the notion that the holidays are definitely NOT the time to try to keep to a diet. Show me a person that's genuinely jolly while simultaneously dieting during the holidays, and maybe, just maybe, you'll be able to convince me that it can be done without utter bitterness—but I'll still have my suspicions. With all of the various yummy-yummies out there from cookies, to cakes, to chocolate treats, to roasts, to biscuits and all of the delectable accoutrements one could slide ... {more please!}

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