Foodie Friday: Braised Balsamic Chicken and Herbs

Happy Foodie Friday!

We are out of the house this evening, but I already made something I definitely wanted to share! Earlier this week I made a quick and delicious Braised Balsamic and Herb Chicken featured on Cookincanuck.com.

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Foodie Friday: Challah French Toast

Happy Foodie Friday!!!!!

It’s date night for me and the hubs so I’m posting a dish I did a while back that I wanted to humble brag on lol!

This one I found out about through my father in law (hi Dad 👋) and he made it for me and my mother in law on Mother’s Day. My husband also got a chance to sample the flavors and he liked it so much that he had me make it for him on Father’s Day. I believe the recipe is by Tori Avey.

Let me start of by saying I’m by default a medium fan of French toast. It’s not the number one thing I go for on the menu, but if someone’s offering it I’m not going to say no. I would also like to say this was the FIRST time I’ve ever made French toast and all the odds were against me.

I LOVE THIS FRENCH TOAST. It was amazing when I had it the first time and I liked it so much even the second time. What makes it unique is the recipe calls for a ripe banana to merge the flavors together. I would have never thought to put a banana in there but it works!

The challah bread is light, airy, and soaks up syrup nicely (silly me, I thought French toast was made with regular loaf bread 🤭). I thought the banana would make it too sweet, but it adds a mild note of sweetness that’s not overwhelming for those of us that can’t take layers of sugar.

I added my own sides of scrambled eggs, mixed berries, and no that’s not regular bacon, that my friends is duck bacon! Get you some 😋

Anywhoo, my husband was very pleased with at my first attempt and has put this on his list of go to’s. So I suppose for the next few breakfasts I’ll be serving French toast challah style!

‘Til next time, happy eating 😁

Veggie Pizza

Happy Foodie Friday!!! Eating veggies is super easy with this recipe from Honeyed Home. It’s jam packed with a medley of mushrooms, bell peppers, scallions, and jalapeños for a spice kick.

The only thing I didn’t make was the crust (I’m 9 mos prego, there’s no way I’m making pizza dough lol). No worries though because I love to sub it with one of my favorites, Naan original bread. It can be found hanging out in mostly any deli and it tastes AMAZING!

The veggies are so fresh and accommodating with this pizza. The mushrooms almost taste sausage like with a sprinkle of salt and pepper when sautéed. I also used some fresh tomato sauce that my youngest sister made from scratch right from their garden and let me tell you, it is one of my favorite parts of the whole meal! It’s sweet and acidic just like I like. Unfortunately it’s not available in store, but I’m sure any marina will work for this dish. 

This pizza was gone in minutes! I almost forgot to take a picture because it was so good. I had to snag hubbies plate so that’s why it’s missing a slice. Point proven lol!! Until next week, happy eating 😊

Delicious Fish Tacos

Happy Foodie Friday!!! Today my sweet hubs helped me make us a delicious Mexican meal. We had fish tacos courtesy of recipe found on delish.com.

I usually use tilapia as my fish of choice. But this time I decided to go with a nice piece of flounder. A whole host of Mexican spices go into marinading this flakey white fish.

We may have gotten a little carried away with our sides. Hubs made us fresh guacamole and pico de gallo. To top it off, we added a nice crunch of purple cabbage to texturize our tacos.

For sides it was a simple Mexican rice and Mexican Street Corn mixture. Overall a very tasty and satisfying dish. Until next time Happy Foodie Friday!!! 

Fancy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta

Happy Foodie Friday!!!! This dish is dressed up with somewhere to go….my stomach lol! Last week The Mister got back in the cooking game and made me one of his single man go to meals, Chicken Bow Tie Pasta (the fancy pinky version). I’m here to give all the details of what all went into this lovely creation. Continue reading “Fancy Chicken Bow Tie Pasta”

Chickpea and Chicken Soup


Happy Foodie Friday!!!! Let’s see, this week I tried my hand at a soup. I LOVE soup….or maybe it’s better to say I have a healthy obsession with soup. 

This recipe I found while scouring the web for quick delicious meals that don’t require a ton of free time besides throwing everything in a pot. The Chickpea and Chicken Soup solved that problem.

This dish has a good amount of developed slightly spicy flavor from the chunky whole tomatoes, cayenne, and paprika. Because the chicken legs are cooked in the broth prior to shredding the meat, you get another added layer of depth to help build on.

My favorite thing about this dish is the finishing touches of the earthy parsley and zing of lemon juice at the end. Hubby and I added more parsley than the recipe called for, but hey, to each their own. Our soup was light, yet curiously filling and a great end to a busy week.

Give it a whirl sometime, see what ya think! Til next time, happy eating!!!