~The Kitchen Wife~

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Chicken Sausage and Kale Pasta Recipe

This week has been vacation Bible school at my church, and time has been tight.  It's so hard to get dinner cooked, on the table, consumed, and out the door by 600.  It's in moments like these that I fall into the trap of running through the drive thru and putting God only knows what in my body.  That's why it is so important to have quick, easy, and healthy meals in your back pocket.  One such meal for me is my Chicken Sausage and Kale Pasta.

Since trying to clean up my eating, chicken sausage has been my go to easy, lean protein.  I can't get enough of it.  The convienece of fast cooking make it perfect for this dish.  Not to mention that it's a one pot meal, ready in about 20 minutes.  I know you are going to love this recipe so....

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Easy Tofu Stir Fry Recipe

I'm not shy about trying new foods.  In fact, I would say I'm fairly adventurous.  One of my favorite places to experiment is a buffet. I have a friend who is vegan, and she is always telling me about all the different ways they use tofu.  I've never really tried it before, so a few months back I was at a Chinese buffet with my sister, and decided that I was going to try the Tofu Stir Fry.  

I know what you're thinking, "TOFU MANDEE?!?  REALLY!?!" But trust me, this recipe is absolutely delicious and I'm sure it's going to change your mind.  I can't wait to share it with you, so....


Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Easy Pork Chop Sheet Pan Meal Recipe

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I'm always looking for ways to make dinner easier without sacrificing quality.  I feel like that's the goal of each and every one of us really.  So the other day when I was about to make dinner I had a thought.  "If I'm going to roast these vegetables, why couldn't I just put EVERYTHING on the sheet pan?"  I gave it a try, and let me tell you, sheet pan meals are my life right now!  You will be seeing more of these in the future, but let's start with my Easy Pork Chop Sheet Pan Recipe.  

The pork chop and roasted vegetables on a plate with silverware and the title above.

So simple, and the best part...You can do all the prep work the night before!  I can't wait to share it with you so...

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Monday, June 20, 2016

Easy Southwest Crock Pot Chicken Recipe

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I don't know about you, but the struggle for healthy meals, that won't break the bank, everyone will like, and are super simple is real. REAL I tell you!  That is why I love recipes like my Easy Southwest Crock Pot Chicken. 

You just throw everything in the crock pot in the morning, let it cook for a few ours, and there are endless possibilities for what you can make with it!  I KNOW you are going to love this one so...

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

How to make Perfect BBQ Ribs on a Charcoal Grill Recipe

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Summer has arrived in the Mid-Ohio Valley, and it's marked by all of the great BBQ smells wafting through the air.  One of my favorite things to barbecue on the grill are Smithfield Extra Tender Back Ribs.   

The finished ribs with a bottle of KC Masterpiece BBQ sauce and the title in the lower corner.

I realize that grilling ribs can seem incredibly intimidating, but I have a foolproof method  that ensures your ribs will come out pit master perfect EVERY TIME!  You don't even need to have any fancy equipment.  You're going to love this recipe so...

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Mint Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sundae

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School's out and summer is in full swing! When the weather warms up, I can't think of a better way to make this summer #SoHoppinGood than with Blue Bunny® Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and my Mint Chocolate Covered Strawberry Sundaes

Cool and refreshing, nothing is going to beat this sweet treat on those hot summer days.  I know you are going to love it so...

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Monday, June 6, 2016

#AD Chicken and Corn Dog Kid Kabobs

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How many of your children (and let’s be honest, you too) are TOTALLY excited for the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Movie - Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows?  I know we are. Words like “DUDE” and “TUBULAR” are continually being used for everything, along with every form of Martial Arts anyone can think of being performed. With all the excitement, the little ones in my life are going to need ann extra “PUNCH” of protein, and that is where my Chicken and Corn Dog Kid Kabobs come in.


Fun enough for the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to enjoy, but full of nutrients that moms can feel good about. I know you and your kids are going to love it, so…