~The Kitchen Wife~

Monday, October 5, 2015

2 Ingredient White Chicken Chili Queso Dip

The queso and chips on a white platter with a bag of the chili behind it, and the text at the top.

Can I tell y'all something?  This girl LOVES her some Sunday football!  Oh yeah!  I sho 'nuff do! Here's the problem though.  For the last two weeks my favorite team has kicked-off at 1 o'clock.  By the time I get home from church there is NO TIME to make any of those delicious football snacks we all love. That was until I decided to make it a #ProgressoGameDay with my 2 Ingredient White Chicken Chili Queso using Progresso's new Chili and Stews.

That's right, I said it only takes TWO ingredients, and is ready in FIVE minutes.  You are going to go wild for  this recipe so...

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Sunday, October 4, 2015

Perfect Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew

The temperatures here in Northern West Virginia have really begun to drop recently, the leaves on the trees are turning, and autumn is DEFINITELY in the air.  For me these temperatures awaken the need for heavier, heartier meals, and I can't think of anything more perfect to kick this season off with than a Perfect Slow Cooker Beef and Barley Stew.  

The beef and barley stew, in a bowl, with the title above it on a black background.

Big meaty portions of tender beef, delicious vegetables, savory beef broth, my mouth is literally watering just thinking about it.  The thing that I adore most about this recipe is that you can prepare it the night before and let it cook in the crock-pot all day long.  I know you are going to love the recipe so...

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Friday, October 2, 2015

#AD Butter Chicken Pasta

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School is back in session and fall sports are in full swing.  Life definitely gets busy this time of year. That's why I'm always looking for recipes to keep things #EverydayEffortless, but that I can still feel good about serving to to my family. My Butter Chicken Pasta is all of those things.  

It's delicious, ready in FIFTEEN minutes, and only requires ONE POT!  How great is that?!? I know you are going to love it so...

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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Non Dairy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin season is here at last , and we are all jumping on the bandwagon!  However, so many of the coffee creamers on the market aren't very organic or vegan friendly.  After a discussion I had with a close friend of mine about it, I decided to create something for her so she could join the party too.  I was a little nervous about this at first, but I am pleased to say that my Non-Dairy Pumpkin Spice Coffee Creamer is right on the money!

The creamer being poured into a translucent coffee mug.

It is slightly sweet, spicy, creamy everything you want in your pumpkin spice coffee creamer.  The best part is, it is totally non-dairy!  I know you are going to love it, and I can't wait to share it with you!

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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Chicken Caprese Pasta

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This weekend I went on a girls trip to one of my favorite cities, Indianapolis. It was a great time, and on the way back home we stopped off in Columbus, OH at North Market.  North Market is this AMAZING farmer's market that is literally one of the most inspiring foodie spots I have ever experienced.  A new establishment to open there is called little eater, which is a restaurant and organic produce stand.  You see it as soon as you walk through the door, and instantly I was drawn to the rainbow of color before me.  

The Chicken Caprese Pasta, on a plate, with a fork, the Tuscan Herb Butter in the background, and the title at top.

One of the first things I encountered were these stunning heirloom cherry tomatoes.  In the moment I saw them I knew I HAD to purchase them.  Not sure exactly how I would use them, I proceeded to walk around the market where I saw some beautiful, fresh, mozzarella and I knew instantly...Chicken Caprese Pasta.  This meal is colorful, healthy, fresh, and is ready in under 30 minutes.  I know you are going to love it and I can't wait to share with you how I made it so...

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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

How to Roast Broccoli

My husband and I have very different palettes when it comes to vegetables.  He tends to like his vegetables overdone and mushy, where I like for them to be al dente and still have a little bite to them.  But recently we were invited to my friend Catherine's house where she introduced us to Roasted Broccoli.  

Roasted broccoli on a white plate with a black background, the title at the top, and serving utensils to the left.

John and I BOTH loved it and roasting is now our favorite way to eat it.  Magical things happen in the oven that totally transform the flavor of one of American's favorite veggies, and I can't wait to share with you how easy it is to make!

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Monday, September 21, 2015

Truffled Mac and Cheese

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A couple of weeks ago a friend of mine and I went to Chestnut Ridge Winery in Spencer, WV for a little picnic lunch.  It was a beautiful day, and a perfect lunch.  The thing that stood out to me the more, aside from their amazing wines, was the DELICIOUS truffle cheddar cheese my friend had bought from Aldi.  As soon as I tasted it I was in love and I knew I was going to make a Truffled Mac-and-Cheese when I got home.  

The truffle mac and cheese, in a yellow, square baking dish, with a fork and spoon, on a black background.

It sounds fancy and decadent, but I assure you that it couldn't be more simple to make.  And because you can find the cheese at Aldi for $3.00 it's easy on the wallet as well.  I can't wait to share with you how I made it so...

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