Chicken Parmesan Calzones

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Chicken Parmesan Calzones – Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken Parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

Chicken Parmesan Calzones - Just 5 ingredients until you have all the flavors of chicken parmesan, but in a hand held calzone on a weeknight!

Do you ever buy Rotisserie chickens?  They have them at all the grocery stores, and they always smell so darn good!  We don’t buy them often, but it is always a treat when we do.  For close to $5 we get 1 full meal, and usually lunch the next day.  Plus I then use the bones to make chicken stock.  Such a bargain!  Sometimes though, I want to do more than just eat the plain chicken.  So why not use it in a ton of recipes like these Chicken Parmesan Calzones!

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Tuscan Chicken

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Tuscan Chicken Recipe – a super easy, one pan chicken recipe.  Tons of great flavors, healthy, and delicious!  

Tuscan Chicken Recipe - a super easy, one pan chicken recipe. Tons of great flavors, healthy, and delicious!

I can’t believe it has been over 2 weeks since I wrote my last blog post.  I have pretty much taken the last 2 weeks off to spend time with my family and relax over the holidays.  It was amazing!!  My in-laws were here for about a week, we went to see a couple movies, played games, watched football, ate lots of great food, and we celebrated my birthday! Today is back to the grind for all of us.  I have to say, I think I am actually ready to get back to work.  I am rested, rejuvenated, and full of new ideas! I hope that you had a great Christmas and New Years and are ready to have a great 2016!

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Easy Roast Chicken & Charbroil Giveaway

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Easy Roast Chicken – a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken is super easy and ready in no time!

Easy Roast Chicken - a tender, juicy, and flavorful chicken is super easy and ready in no time!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner.  Do you have your menu planned already?   Do you have the same thing every year, so there is not thought involved?  My parents are visiting this year, so you can bet it will be the traditional fare that we have always had.  My dad is very traditional about Thanksgiving, and doesn’t want to change it up.  What I am hoping is that I can at least convince my dad to cook the turkey in a different way this year. Cross your fingers I can win that battle!

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Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet

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Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!

Salsa Verde Chicken Skillet – an easy one pan pasta skillet with salsa verde, chicken, and lots of melty gooey cheese!

I hope that you had a good weekend.  My husband had to work one day, so I got to spend extra time with my 10 year old just the two of us.  We spent all summer together, but now that school has started, things are busier and we just don’t have the time.  He gets home from school and has homework or Lego practice, then it is dinner and bedtime already.  So it was nice to take a little time and just hang out.  Because let’s face it, at 10 he still likes me, and that will end pretty soon.

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Loaded Chicken Casserole

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Loaded Chicken Casserole – Loaded baked potatoes turned into a chicken casserole for comfort food any night of the week.

Loaded Chicken Casserole - Loaded baked potatoes turned into a chicken casserole for comfort food any night of the week.

I hope that you had a wonderful long weekend. We spent time with friends, relaxed, went hiking, went for a bike ride, got work done around the house, and of course ate some great food!  We smoked some baby back ribs, and they were super tender and amazing. I can not wait for another excuse to make them again. Too bad it is now September and fall is right around the corner.  So it will probably be awhile before they happen again.

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Parm Style Chicken Burgers

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Parm-Style Chicken Burger – Turn the classic Chicken Parmesan into a delicious chicken burger!

Parm-Style Chicken Burger - Turn the classic Chicken Parmesan into a delicious chicken burger!

I am excited to be celebrating #BurgerMonth, hosted by Girl Carnivore, with lots of amazing bloggers again this year.  I shared 2 burgers last year as part of burger month; the Chicken Taco Burger and the  Jalapeno Turkey Burger.  I am trying to share lots of the burgers on my Facebook page, so make sure you are following along and checking them out! Plus there is kind of an awesome giveaway in store for you at the bottom of this post.

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Cane’s Sauce Recipe

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Cane’s sauce is known for its crazy good flavor profile. Dip your chicken fingers, potato chips, and even fries.

Cane's sauce is known for its crazy good flavor profile. Dip your chicken fingers, potato chips, and even fries.

Have you ever been to Raising Cane’s? It is a chain fast food restaurant that only serves chicken fingers. We have one in Fort Collins, and were a little skeptical at first, but it has quickly become one of our favorite places.

It is not your traditional fast food chain, that is for sure! They make everything fresh to order, and use real, quality, good pieces of chicken. They are famous for their Cane sauce. It is the only dipping sauce that they offer, and it is just that good, they don’t need to offer anything else.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken

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Cilantro Lime Chicken – chicken kebabs marinated in garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice.  A quick and easy grilled chicken dinner the whole family will ask for again and again.

Cilantro Lime Chicken – chicken kebabs marinated in garlic, cilantro, jalapeno and lime juice.  A quick and easy grilled chicken dinner the whole family will ask for again and again.

 

I love grilling in the summer.  The prep and the clean up is always so easy.  Plus you don’t have to heat up your house, everything is so fresh, and the whole family is happy.  I spend a few days last week at the Certified Angus Beef education center in Ohio, and I learned a whole lot more about grilling.  I can’t wait to use what I learned to make even better recipes this summer!  So stay tuned, because I know that you guys love to grill too!

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Southwestern Cobb Salad

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Southwestern Cobb Salad – A classic Cobb salad with a Southwestern, tex-mex twist!  Topped with a creamy cilantro lime dressing for a hearty, filling, and delicious salad.

Southwestern Cobb Salad - A classic Cobb salad with a Southwestern, tex-mex twist!  Topped with a creamy cilantro lime dressing for a hearty, filling, and delicious salad.

 

Summer is all about eating better and not trying to heat up your house. Thankfully, you can use the grill and achieve both of these goals at one time. Ok, so there may be more to summer like friends, family, vacations, getting outside, swimming, sun, baseball etc…but this is a food blog, so I am here to solve your summer food goals. Today I have you more than covered with eating a little better and keeping the air conditioning from working over-time with this incredible Cobb Salad.

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Thai Chicken Salad

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Thai Chicken Salad – turn up your salad game with a Thai style chopped salad.  Topped with chicken, veggies, and a peanut dressing make for a filling salad.

Thai Chicken Salad - turn up your salad game with a Thai style chopped salad.  Topped with chicken, veggies, and a peanut dressing make for a filling salad.

The weather is finally warming up and feeling like summer here in Colorado.  We had a very wet and cold spring.  Hard to believe that 10 days ago we had to have the heat on, and today we had to turn the air conditioning on!  My son has his first baseball game of the season tonight as well, so it officially feels like summer.  They have not had many practices because of the weather, so it could be a very interesting game. I think tomorrow will have to be our first trip to the neighborhood pool as well!

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