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Amish Potato and Chicken Bake


It was a nice day for some chicken. I did do this a little differently than I anticipated. I was just trying to get dinner on the table. We had a meeting tonight and I just needed to get done. Next time I’ll do it the way the recipe calls, but honestly I didn’t notice much difference between the way I did it and the way that the recipe actually calls for it to be done.

I’m sitting here reflecting on this day. I’ve been frazzled the majority of the day. I’ve tried super hard to get everything in order. It’s hard being in charge of things. I have so much to get in order for so many different people. I had to get papers typed up for everyone. I had to schedule the events. It was just hectic. I can’t even begin to list everything that I had on my plate, because I was so frantic to get it done, I forgot some of it…and on top of that I don’t even remember what I did.


I can’t even remember. I get so busy and distracted with so many things. It’s impossible to keep up sometimes. Lucky for me, I write myself notes on post it notes. I love post it notes. So today’s lesson for me… post it notes rock!

9×13 pan half full of shredded potatoes

6 chicken breasts cooked and cubed

1/2 cup butter

1 small onion, chopped

8 Oz sour cream

12 Oz grated cheese  (I used cheddar(

1 can of cream of chicken soup

1 teaspoon salt

2 cups crushed Ritz crackers

1/2 cup butter, melted

Lay chicken on top of potatoes Sauté onion in butter. Add sour cream, cheese, soup, and salt. Pour over chicken and potatoes. Mix crushed crackers with butter. Put on top, just before baking. Bake for 1 hour at 350 degrees. YUM!

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Kona Honey Chicken


We always loved foods that have that Chinese and Hawaiian vibe. It’s just that we like simple things. There’s nothing like throwing something in a crockpot. For that matter nothing like a good, quick, and hearty meal that takes 30 minutes to cook. Those type of meals make me happy.

Last night my intentions were to make something with beef, but I woke up and I thought, you know…I am going to make the chicken I have out instead. I don’t know why, but it just sounded like what needed to be made. Unfortunately though, I don’t have any plain rice, so yellow rice it is. I guess I could make a potato hash or something…I’ll decide later. I have a little time.  At least I’m not making something crazy with it. I’m sure it’ll be good either way.

I really woke up in one of those moods where I have a lot to do, but I don’t want to do it. In fact, my house could use a good cleaning, but I’m just not in the mood to do it. I really want to get every room perfectly clean to where I can do a quick pick up during the week and on weekends do a good clean. It annoys me that I can’t seem to get to that point. What’s so bad is my house is clean, but I have some clutter that annoys me and it seems to never be clean all at the same time. Am I the only person with this issue??


3 or 4 pieces of chicken breasts (use any kind you’d like)

1 tablespoon dried chives

1/2 cup soy sauce

1/4 cup apple juice

1/2 cup water

1/2 cup honey

Mix everything together. Place in crockpot on low for 8 hours. Serve.

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Chicken Fajitas


This recipe is a quick and easy fix. I have a friend named Amanda. I met Amanda in middle school. We were in the 6th grade together. Every time I make this recipe, I think of her. I had a lot of really good times with Amanda. We used to sneak out of her parents house when we were in 7th grade. We’d go all over town. We’d meet boys, go shopping, run the roads…it was our thing. It was fun while that lasted. Instead we grew up. She used to listen to me complain and whine over my then boyfriend. He recently passed away. It was incredibly sad. Him and his cousin would hang out with us. I remember meeting them in the plaza once. The plaza was this place where we all hung out and those of us who did drive (I was 12 and 13 I did not obviously drive!!) would cruise around in our cars showing off! Anyway, the reason I think of her is because she loves recipes like this. It’s always wonderful to have good friends like this!

In my recipe I only used green pepper!

1 1/2 lbs sliced stir fry chicken and/or beef

1 green pepper, sliced

1 yellow pepper, sliced

1 onion, sliced

14 1/2 oz Mexican seasoned stewed tomatoes

1 teaspoon chili powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin



Spray a jelly roll pan with non-stick spray. Arrange meat and veggies on a pan in a single layer. Stir together tomatoes with juice and seasonings. Pour on top. Bake uncovered at 375 degrees for 40 minutes and the meat is cooked to desired doneness. Serve with warm tortillas. Garnish as desired.

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Key West Chicken


I love recipes that call for pantry staples. Those are the best one’s to stock up on. It allows us to plan a fairly inexpensive meal for the family. I really like this recipe. It’s a go to for me!

A few days ago I invited the girls over. The girls are made up of some high school friends that I still talk to and some mom’s that I know from cub scouts. I’d love to have some more girls over that I know, but we just haven’t spread out that far yet…but anyway, I was really struggling between this recipe and my amazing chicken recipe. They both go with anything. Both are simple, easy to throw together….easy clean up. In a pinch you can throw either of them together as long as you at least marinade for 30 minutes and you have to baste the chicken while it cooks. Both are just good. I eventually decided to do the other one, but a few days later decided I needed to make this one. Man I love this recipe…..

It’s always fun with the girls. They cheer me up, they make me laugh, they just listen. Sometimes that’s the most important thing we can ask for. Sometimes just having someone in your corner makes all the difference in the world. The feeling of belonging sometimes makes all the difference in the world. I really couldn’t ask for better friends.

Chicken, cubed

3 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons honey

1/2-3/4 teaspoons lime juice

1 heaping teaspoon garlic, minced

Optional: 1/4 red bell pepper, finely diced

Mix all ingredients together. Marinade for at least 30 minutes. Grill. Baste 2 or 3 times during grilling.


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Chicken Meatballs


I’ve had an emotional day. I can’t tell you exactly why, but I’m pretty sure it has a lot to do with my hashimotos disease. Sometimes I’m super grumpy and I cry or get angry for no reason at all. For whatever reason cooking makes me feel better. Why shouldn’t I go ahead and make some lunches for the little munchkin? I always like to have food that is processed as little as I possibly can. I really hate to send things that are unhealthy. I have a really hard time not giving him as much healthy food as I can. I guess this stems from my fear that my own health problems might be given to him. We live in a country where most of our residents are insulin resistant and a lot are starting to show signs of having things like hashimoto’s and grave’s disease. This isn’t something that I want for Cooper. I don’t know what the chances of him having these things are, but I’ll do what I can do to prevent. These are his favorite. I don’t even know where I got this recipe from, but it’s a keeper in this household.


3/4 cup grated parmesan cheese

1/2 cup bread crumbs

1 tablespoon parsley

1 1/2 teaspoons thyme

1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 1/2 teaspoons pepper

2 eggs

1 lb ground chicken

string cheese sticks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together, except the cheese sticks. Cut each cheese stick into 4 pieces. I use a small cookie scooper and divide the meat into balls. Then I flatten them and put the cheese in the middle and roll it in my hands to make meatballs. Cook for about 20 minutes.

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No Peak Chicken


We’ve all seen the easy peasy No Peek Chicken on Facebook. I found my recipe at Easy Recipes. Everyone raves about this recipe. I’ve had probably 20 people on my Facebook that posted about making it. Each and every one of these people raved how amazing it is. I decided to make it. This is actually the second time I’ve made it. My guys like it a lot. The only thing I’ve had to do is blend the cream of mushroom soup, because they wont eat the mushrooms. Other than that it’s not a lot of dishes to wash. That’s one of my favorite things about this recipe! Enjoy ya’ll.

1 box Uncle Ben’s Long Grain Wild Rice (original recipe I ACTUALLY USE 2 BOXES)
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 can cream of celery soup
1 can water
(You can add another can of water for moister rice.)
Chicken Breasts
In a greased 9 x 13 pan, mix the box of rice, cans of celery and mushroom soup and
one can of water. I always add the extra can of water because I like moist rice.
Arrange the raw chicken on top of the rice mixture….
Cover and seal with foil……
Bake at 350 degrees for 2 1/2 hours and “Don’t Peek!”
Your house will smell amazing

Chicken Pot Pie


Boy….the memories. My mother used to make this recipe for me when I was little. I don’t make it nearly enough. However, it’s one of those recipes, I really have to be in the mood for. That was tonight. There’s something about the tangy buttermilk in the dough that just brings this recipe together so perfect. Enjoy it ya’ll.

1 cup buttermilk

1 cup self rising flour

1 stick butter

2 cups chicken broth

3-4 pieces Chicken breasts

cream of chicken soup

3 carrots, cut into pieces

8 oz frozen peas

3 potatoes, cubed

Boil chicken until done. Cook carrots, peas, and potatoes until tender, but firm.  In a glass baking dish put the soup, and chicken broth in. Add veggies and diced chicken. Add salt and pepper. In a separate bowl, add flour, milk, and butter. Mix. Then pour over the mixture. Bake at 350 degrees until browned.

NOTE: IF the mix doesn’t have enough liquid in it, add a little more. Generally, I like to see it almost covering the veggies and chicken.