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Cane’s Sauce Recipe

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Raising Cane's Sauce Recipe {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

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 {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

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 {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

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 {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

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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Roasted Garlic White Chicken Pizza

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Roasted Garlic, Chicken and Herb White Pizza

There are a lot of new readers around here lately, so I wanted to make sure that no one missed this great recipe.  This White Chicken Pizza has been the most popular recipe on this site, since the day it was posted. People love roasted garlic, chicken and pizza.  You put them all together in one dish, and you have the best white pizza ever!  Plus it is super easy, and pretty quick too, and it is lightened up, so it is a win all around!  Trust me your family will never know you are giving them a healthy white pizza, it is still creamy, and delicious!

Roasted Garlic, Chicken and Herb White Pizza - a lightened up white pizza with tons of flavor!  MUST MAKE!!!

The name of this pizza is kind of a mouthful, but I just didn’t want to leave anything out.  This week for #SundaySupper we are going skinny!  That is right, we are bringing you TONS of recipes that are all good for you!  Sunithi from Sue’s Nutrition Buzz is hosting this fun event.

Roasted Garlic, Chicken and Herb White Pizza

You may think it is strange that we are doing a skinny event, and I am making pizza.  But I am a firm believer of “all things in moderation”.  And just because you are trying to eat healthier, doesn’t mean you can’t have good tasting food. And trust me, this tastes incredible.  I brought this to cooking club a few weeks ago, and everyone loved it.  They requested I bring some kind of pizza every month.

To make this pizza a little healthier I cut down on the cheese by quite a bit.  You don’t want to cover up the flavor of the roasted garlic, so you only need a little.  To make the cream sauce, I used a mixture of skim milk and half and half.  Roasted garlic has so much flavor, you want to let it shine through.  The red onions and the herbs give it a fresh and bright flavor.  Serve this with a side salad, and you have a healthy and delicious dinner.

Roasted Garlic White Chicken Pizza
 
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Roasted Garlic White Chicken Pizza - super easy and lightened up white pizza. The roasted garlic white sauce has tons of flavor.
Ingredients
  • 1 pound pizza dough
  • 1 Tbls butter
  • 8 cloves roasted garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbls all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup skim milk
  • ¼ cup half and half
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1½ cup boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • ¾ cup Mozzarella cheese
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 1 Tbls fresh parsley, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with a siplat liner, or grease and sprinkle with cornmeal.
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Saute roasted garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add flour, and mix until well blended. Cook for 1 minute.
  4. Slowly whisk in the milk and half and half. Mix in the pepper.
  5. Cook for about 3 minutes, or until it starts to thicken. Remove from heat, and stir in Parmesan cheese.
  6. Spread dough into roughly a 12 inch circle on prepared baking sheet. Spread white cause over the dough. Top with chicken, red onions and cheese.
  7. Bake for 17 minutes, or until the crust is golden, and the cheese is melted.
  8. Remove from the oven, sprinkle with herbs. Cut and serve immediately.
Notes
Recipe Adapted from Cooking Light

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken

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Grilled Teriyaki Chicken {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken – A great chicken dinner any night of the week.  Just grill chicken and add the teriyaki sauce to finish!

Teriyaki Grilled Chicken - A great chicken dinner any night of the week.  Just grill chicken and add the teriyaki sauce to finish!

Summer is just about here, and that means it is time to fire up the grill.  I love summer nights when I can cook just about the whole meal on the grill, and not have to dirty lots of pots, pans and dishes in the kitchen.  Summer is supposed to be relaxed and lazy, but it seems like it is anything but these days.  Work, sports, camps and everything else means the summer is just as busy, if not more so, than the school year.  So quick and easy dinners are just as important to me in the summer as they are during the school year.

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Southwestern Chicken Pasta

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Southwestern Chicken Pasta - A creamy southwestern style pasta with black beans, corn, chicken and tons of flavor. All made with a gluten-free pasta (trust me, you would never know).

Southwestern Chicken Pasta – A creamy southwestern style pasta with black beans, corn, chicken and tons of flavor.  All made with a gluten-free pasta (trust me, you would never know).  

Southwestern Chicken Pasta - A creamy southwestern style pasta with black beans, corn, chicken and tons of flavor.  All made with a gluten-free pasta (trust me, you would never know).

I think things are finally back to normal around here, after being gone for 6 weeks.  The hardest part of me is getting back into meal planning. Seriously, planning what groceries to buy, and what I am going to make each day for the week has gotten nearly impossible.  I have no idea why!  I am usually pretty good at it, but I think I went to the store 5 out of 7 days last week.  Hoping this week is better, but considering I don’t have a menu written down, I don’t have my fingers crossed.  Baby steps, I guess.

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Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites

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Sweet and just a little bit spicy, these Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites disappeared lightning fast. Tender, bite size chunks of chicken cook in just minutes and then are tossed with an irresistible sticky glaze.

Sweet and just a little bit spicy, these Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites disappeared lightning fast. Tender, bite size chunks of chicken cook in just minutes and then are tossed with an irresistible sticky glaze.

Sweet and just a little bit spicy, these Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites disappeared lightning fast. Tender, bite size chunks of chicken cook in just minutes and then are tossed with an irresistible sticky glaze.

I am so excited for today’s recipe and guest blogger.  Mary from Barefeet in the Kitchen is taking over today.  I have had the pleasure of spending time with Mary in person, and she is one of my favorite people.  Hilarious and so much fun to be around!  If you are not familiar with her site, I suggest you head over there (as soon as you are done checking out this recipe), and browse through her site.  I mean, Vanilla Bean Salted Caramel Sauce and Crispy Oven Baked Ranch Chicken are just calling to be made!

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Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce

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Chicken with Tarragon –Mustard Sauce is a creamy, tangy sauce that comes together in minutes. Turn plain old chicken into something special even on a busy weeknight. My kitchen has kind of turned into a disaster zone lately. It all started when our freezer started leaking water (inside the freezer), and coating the whole thing in ice. To replace it meant having to remodel a portion of our kitchen. The fridge that came with the house was a custom, built-in fridge. FYI – those are extra wide! You can’t just replace them with a normal size fridge, because you end up with a 6 inch gap between the fridge and the cabinet next to it. Not to mention the giant gap above it, because they are also extra tall. So yeah, fun times at my house! Considering the disaster zone that is my kitchen right now, I have to figure out how to cook dinner without an oven and in a small usable space. This chicken with tarragon-mustard sauce is perfect. Everything is made in just one pan, and ready in less than 20 minutes. I used chicken tenders because that is what I had on hand, but cutlets would be done even faster. The tarragon-mustard sauce is creamy and just a little tangy from the mustard. The tarragon gives a hint of licorice flavor, but definitely not over powering. Everyone at my house pretty much licked their plates clean, they loved the sauce so much. You could even serve over egg noodles to soak up all that goodness. I served mine with a giant salad but pan charred asparagus or cheesy garlic pull apart bread would be really good as well. My husband thought the leftovers were great the next day for lunch too. Definitely a great quick and easy weeknight meal that turns ordinary chicken into something special.

Chicken with Mustard-Tarragon Sauce is a creamy, tangy sauce that comes together in minutes. Turn plain old chicken into something special even on a busy weeknight.

Chicken with Tarragon –Mustard Sauce is a creamy, tangy sauce that comes together in minutes.  Turn plain old chicken into something special even on a busy weeknight.  My kitchen has kind of turned into a disaster zone lately.  It all started when our freezer started leaking water (inside the freezer), and coating the whole thing in ice. To replace it meant having to remodel a portion of our kitchen.  The fridge that came with the house was a custom, built-in fridge.  FYI – those are extra wide!  You can’t just replace them with a normal size fridge, because you end up with a 6 inch gap between the fridge and the cabinet next to it.  Not to mention the giant gap above it, because they are also extra tall.  So yeah, fun times at my house!   Considering the disaster zone that is my kitchen right now, I have to figure out how to cook dinner without an oven and in a small usable space.  This chicken with tarragon-mustard sauce is perfect.   Everything is made in just one pan, and ready in less than 20 minutes.  I used chicken tenders because that is what I had on hand, but cutlets would be done even faster.  The tarragon-mustard sauce is creamy and just a little tangy from the mustard.  The tarragon gives a hint of licorice flavor, but definitely not over powering.   Everyone at my house pretty much licked their plates clean, they loved the sauce so much.  You could even serve over egg noodles to soak up all that goodness.  I served mine with a giant salad but pan charred asparagus or cheesy garlic pull apart bread would be really good as well.  My husband thought the leftovers were great the next day for lunch too.  Definitely a great quick and easy weeknight meal that turns ordinary chicken into something special.

My kitchen has kind of turned into a disaster zone lately. It all started when our freezer started leaking water (inside the freezer), and coating the whole thing in ice. To replace it meant having to remodel a portion of our kitchen. The fridge that came with the house was a custom, built-in fridge. FYI – those are extra wide! You can’t just replace them with a normal size fridge, because you end up with a 6 inch gap between the fridge and the cabinet next to it. Not to mention the giant gap above it, because they are also extra tall. So yeah, fun times at my house!

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Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders

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Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders - super crispy chicken tenders that are coated in shredded coconut!

Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders – super crispy chicken tenders that are coated in shredded coconut!  Perfect for a quick dinner for the whole family!

Coconut Crusted Chicken Tenders - super crispy chicken tenders that are coated in shredded coconut!

My parents get here today!  This is the first time since we moved here, over 3 years ago, that they are driving.  And there is a good reason for it.  They are staying for the next 2 months.  My husband’s company has a sabbatical program.  So next week, the 3 of us are leaving for New Zealand for six weeks.  My parents are going to stay at our house while we are gone.  They have been talking about moving out there for the last couple of years, and this is the test to see if they really want to.  They are going to scope out neighborhoods, and really see what it would be like to live here.  We are more than happy to have them stay at our house, and not be empty while we are gone.

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