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Monday Munchies: BBQ Chicken Pizza Part 2

20 Aug

Well hello! I know that I already have one post about this but honestly this one turned out way better than this one. I kind of cheated because I used a pre-made wheat crust, which usually isn’t my style, but whatever. I just bought the off brand wheat crust at Shop ‘n Save for like $3.40 for 2 crusts. Perfect size for the 2 of us. Then I just did the normal stuff:
– cooked the chicken on the stove with BBQ sauce once it had been cooked through.
– sautéed red onions, minced garlic, and mushrooms
– brushed the dough with olive oil and Italian seasoning and garlic salt around the crust. This adds tons of flavor and makes the crust nice and crispy
– brush on the BBQ sauce and layer with chicken, veggies, and mozzarella cheese
– bake per instructions on your package, but mine took about 10 mins at 400 degrees to get the cheese golden brown


I know this is nothing new, but it was so good I wanted to share. Hope you have a wonderful week!



Monday Munchies: Spicy BBQ Chicken Drummies

16 Jul

Happy Monday! I’m really excited to share this little gem with you all; nothing super fancy but I hadn’t thought about grilling chicken drummies until a friend of mine did it on a camping trip. So yummy! I have to say, these were just as good and not dissappinting for our first attempt. (I say “we” because I’m not usually the grilling guru… that’s for the man of the house ;).) This is a super quick and simple dinner that’s sure to please; plus it helps to keep the heat out of the kitchen on the days that are over 100 outside.

Spicy BBQ Chicken Drummies with pasta


  • frozen drummies
  • Hot or wing sauce

Steps for wings:

  1. Marinade the drummies in hot sauce (we used wing sauce) and fresh ground pepper.
  2. Throw on grill
  3. While cooking, baste with sauce for additional flavor
  4. Cook on medium/low hear for around 10-12 minutes on grill or until no longer pink in the interior

For Pasta:

  • Capers
  • chopped yellow and orange peppers
  • diced red onion
  • diced tomato
  • sun dried tomatos
  • Olive oil
  • Italian seasoning (about a tsp or to season)
  • garlic salt
  • Bow tie pasta


  1. Chop all veggies while water for pasta is boiling
  2. Once noodles are cooked, combine all ingredients and season to taste

So I feel a little dumb for actually telling you guys these steps and ingredients, but I wanted to tell you just in case someone wasn’t sure. What I really liked about this meal was that there was the heat and spice from the wings complimented by the cool and crunchy of the pasta salad. Perfect combo in my mind.

Buen provecho!

Monday Munchies: Recipes to Try

2 Jul

It’s Monday of a 4 day week because of the holiday. Yeah!! Since I’ve been kinda busy I haven’t cooked much lately, but here are a couple ideas that I’d like to try out that I found on Pinterest:

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Ice Cream by Chocolate Covered Katie

Baked Pesto Chicken from Kalyn’s KitchenPinned Image

Creamy White Chicken and Artichoke Lasagna from Tasty Tidbits

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tikka Masala from Meal Planning 101

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Hopefully this week I’ll be able to cook some good stuff to share next week.

Have a great day!


Monday Munchies: Cajun BBQ Rub

23 Apr

Hello hello!
After one heck of a long weekend (which I’m thrilled to say my team won silver…. So 7th out of 27 so not too bad!), I feel obliged to share with you all one of my favorite recipes for the summer. I got this recipe from someone who worked with my husband and it had quickly become one of our favs. Anyway… Here it is!

What you need:

  • 1 tbs onion powder
  • 1 tbs garlic salt
  • 1 tbs paprika
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 2 tbs brown sugar
  • Dash of crushed red pepper

Mix together, coat your protein, cook, and enjoy! We’ve used this on chicken, shrimp, pork, and beef and it’s always great. I’ve always cooked it on the BBQ grill, but I bet you could cook your meat another way if you wanted. I have a tendency to use this when I want Kebobs. It’s simple and quick but incredibly good. I actually gave out little jars of this to our families last year for Christmas.

What are some other good rubs that I should try? Any suggestions for good stuff to grill?

Have a wonderful rest of your Monday!

Monday Munchies: Pizza Chicken Breasts

26 Mar

I’m really excited about today’s post because it’s something that I never would have thought of on my own, but it came out so incredibly well I’m sure it will be a family classic now. I mean, who doesn’t like pizza? Even my father that won’t eat cheese on anything likes pizza (yeah I know… it’s crazy that he doesn’t like cheese right?).

I nabbed this recipe from this great blog called the Dashing Dish. Katie has a great style of writing and comes up with some amazing and healthy dishes. She’s even got Weight Watchers points on them! So good.  While my chicken didn’t turn out exactly the same way hers did (I seriously couldn’t get the chicken to roll), the flavor and everything was amazing, and actually really simple.  I stuck mostly to her recipe but I added some items too (I can’t follow recipes exactly to save my life, my hubby can vouch for that).

Here’s what you need:

  • 4 Chicken breasts
  • 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese
  • Pepperonis (Katie’s recipe calls for turkey pepperoni which would have been healthier but I didn’t specify when the Hubs went to the store, so we had regular ones)
  • 1 tbs Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 can of plain tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic salt
  • Sea salt and pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 375. Take metal cookie sheet, cover with foil and lightly brush with olive oil to help with the sticking.
  2. Lightly season chicken breasts with crushed sea salt and pepper. Place on baking tray.
  3. Mix Garlic salt, cheese, sauce, italian seasoning and spread evenly on chicken breasts. This is where you are supposed to roll them up with the seam on the bottom, but when I did that all the stuff started spilling out and it just wasn’t working, so I opted for the “open face” style of preparation.
  4. Layer pepperoni’s on top (I used about 5 per chicken breast b/c they were huge). Sprinkle with a little more cheese and sauce if you want.
  5. Bake for 30-33 mins. Mine baked right at 30 mins and came out SUPER moist and tasty.

I served these bad boys with a fresh Romane salad with tomatoes, carrots, and mushrooms with an Italian dressing and garlic italian bread that I had buttered (low fat butter of course ;)) and garlic salt. I know part of Katie’s point of this recipe was to cut out the extra carbs, but I just couldn’t resist.

If anyone knows a great way to roll chicken up, please let me know! I even tried flattening them out and it didn’t work. So sad.

Have a great Monday!

Thousand Island Chicken

6 Sep

This was one of my fav dishes growing up that my mom used to cook. And I am now sharing with you… you’re welcome ;).


  • 1 lb boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Thousand Island Dressing
  • Bread crumbs
  • Olive Oil
  • 1 Egg
  • Swiss cheese (1 piece per piece of chicken)

Step 1: Take chicken, dip in beaten egg and coat in Italian style bread crumbs. Then put into hot pan with olive or veggie oil and cook.

Step 2: Once chicken is lightly browned and cooked through, take out of pan and put into glass baking dish. Put around 3 tablespoons of Thousand Island dressing on each breast (or enough to have a nice layer on top). Then place 1-1.5 pieces of swiss cheese on top and broil on low for 10 mins until cheese is browned and bubbling.

Step 3: While the chicken is broiling, pick your sides. My hubby loves Mac n’ cheese so I made that with some fresh green beans with minced garlic in olive oil.

Overall a pretty simple recipe, but it tastes much more complex with the flavors of the dressing, breading, and Swiss.