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Mexican Chicken Soup

In Food on September 1, 2012 at 8:00 am

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With summer coming to an end in a short while (at least in some parts of the country) and fall upon us here’s a perfect recipe to make that’s uses rather simple ingredients and yet will be warm and tasty for the whole family. This recipe is courtesy of Ina Garten and Food Network.


  • 4 split (2 whole) chicken breasts, bone in, skin on
  • Good olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cups chopped onions (2 onions)
  • 1 cup chopped celery (2 stalks)
  • 2 cups chopped carrots (4 carrots)
  • 4 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 1/2 quarts chicken stock, preferably homemade
  • 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes in puree, crushed
  • 2 to 4 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander seed
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves, optional
  • 6 (6-inch) fresh white corn tortillas


For serving: sliced avocado, sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and tortilla chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Place the chicken breasts skin side up on a sheet pan. Rub with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and roast for 35 to 40 minutes, until done. When the chicken is cool enough to handle, discard the skin and bones, and shred the meat. Cover and set aside.

Meanwhile, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a large pot or Dutch oven. Add the onions, celery, and carrots and cook over medium-low heat for 10 minutes, or until the onions start to brown. Add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Add the chicken stock, tomatoes with their puree, jalapenos, cumin, coriander, 1 tablespoon salt (depending on the saltiness of the chicken stock), 1 teaspoon pepper, and the cilantro, if using. Cut the tortillas in 1/2, then cut them crosswise into 1/2-inch strips and add to the soup. Bring the soup to a boil, then lower the heat and simmer for 25 minutes. Add the shredded chicken and season to taste. Serve the soup hot topped with sliced avocado, a dollop of sour cream, grated Cheddar cheese, and broken tortilla chips.


Orchard Turkey Burgers

In Food on September 1, 2012 at 7:00 am

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Looking for a tasty recipe to share with family or friends? Looking for something fast to make but tastes great and is not the ordinary? Then look no further than these Orchard Turkey Burgers from Iowa Girl Eats.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites

In Food on August 20, 2012 at 9:00 am

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Do you love cookies? Cookie Dough? And yes we all know how much people advise against eating raw cookie dough so here is a safe no cook cookie dough recipe to enjoy. Read / Print the recipe here

Buffalo Chicken Poppers

In Food on August 18, 2012 at 9:00 am

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Looking for that perfect snack for game season this fall? Maybe something new to try when having friends over? Or the perfect snack for after school kids? Whatever the reason these buffalo chicken poppers are not hard to make and why not try your making the sauce with it both from IGE. 

Summer Veggie Pasta Skillet

In Food on August 17, 2012 at 9:00 am

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Looking for a fast meal that doesn’t take much time and tastes great (especially with school heading back right around the corner)? I suggest doubling this recipe and you will have enough for your family since this serves 2-3.

Look no further than this Summer Veggie Pasta Skillet

40 Cloves and A Chicken

In Food on July 14, 2012 at 8:00 am

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I try to always feature tasty recipes using everyday ingredients and ones that you will all enjoy and will end up making over and over again. I picked today’s recipe because it will give you some free time while its cooking in the oven to enjoy some time with your family or guests. This recipe below is courtesy of Alton Brown and Food Network.

Total Time:

1 hr 40 min


10 min


1 hr 30 min

Yield:6 servings


  • 1 whole chicken (broiler/fryer) cut into 8 pieces
  • 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 10 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 40 peeled cloves garlic
  • Salt and pepper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Season chicken with salt and pepper. Toss with a 2 tablespoons olive oil and brown on both sides in a wide fry pan or skillet over high heat. Remove from heat, add oil, thyme, and garlic cloves. Cover and bake for 1 1/2 hours.

Remove chicken from the oven, let rest for 5 to 10 minutes, carve, and serve.


Watermelon Lemonade

In Food on July 13, 2012 at 11:47 am

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Its hot out there and boy the days are in the triple digits seem like there staying around for awhile so I figured maybe it was time to share this perfect drink for the summer- watermelon lemonade. Doesn’t that glass just make you day dream even for a moment of swimming in the water on a bright sunny day with a nice breeze family and friends all hanging out together and kids playing. Everyone is enjoying the beautiful outdoors! For a moment you almost forgot how HOT is … I said almost and for those of us who haven’t here’s the recipe

If watermelon lemonade isn’t for you try this one

Peach, Mozzarella, & Basil Salad

In Food on July 11, 2012 at 11:41 am

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Looking for something refreshing to eat? Maybe something new to make when entertaining or something that doesn’t require lots of time and ingredients then this is for you. This salad looks so good and is sure to be a hit when entertaining since most friends won’t be putting this out. Get the recipe here

Strawberry Tarts – the perfect summer dessert!

In Food on July 9, 2012 at 9:00 am

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Are you looking for that perfect summer dessert? One of the greatest things about summer is the warm weather and abundance of fresh produce available…specifically strawberries for this recipe. If you planted strawberries or just buy a lot of them at the grocery store, farmer’s market or produce stand then this dessert may be the perfect one for you to try. I hope your enjoying your summer with family and friends or exciting travels!

Cannoli Dip

In Food on June 11, 2012 at 7:00 am

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Looking for a new summer sweet treat? Make this cannoli dip and then have it on hand for entertaining. In fact why not make several different bowl items (cannoli dip, hummus, fondue and have that when entertaining friends one day.)