Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

20 Minute Chicken Parmesan
20 Minute Chicken Parmesan

 

These chicken dinners are all winners.

We’re talking gold medal status.

Don’t believe us?

Cook up a few of these recipes for yourself.

We promise you won’t be disappointed…

If you adore chicken, that is.

 

Chicken

Don’t be a chicken in the kitchen. Even cooking newbs can get dinner on the table without breaking a sweat.

Chicken Fried Rice

Why order takeout when you can whip up a batch of homemade fried rice in 15 minutes? Save room for these magical 3-ingredient peanut butter cookies.

Roast Lemon Pepper Chicken & Potatoes

Only one pan required for this easy meal. Hooray for a quick cleanup!

Tom Ka Gai

Aka Thai Chicken Coconut Soup, aka the definition of creamy deliciousness.

 

Chicken

Your dinners should always taste this good… as long as you actually follow the recipes. Kitchen whizzes, feel free to add some personal touches.

Skewered Honey-Balsamic Chicken

Don’t forget to have extra napkins on hand… messy faces are expected and welcome.

Chicken Fajitas

Just another opportunity to put your precious bottle of hot sauce to work. Tequila is recommended, to help quench your thirst.

Indian Butter Chicken

Forget about the chicken, you’ll just want to drink this sauce. Serve with fluffy garlic naan, of course.

 

And More Chicken

If you’re lazy busy and love cooking with wine, these recipes are for you.

Crockpot Teriyaki Chicken Sandwiches

Minimal effort required on your part. Just dump, shred, then devour.

Chicken Cacciatore

A generous splash of wine will do your chicken some good.

Chicken Marsala

Even more wine? Wine not.

 

Not chickened out? See even more popular chicken recipes over here.

Chicken not your thing? Give this flavorful chickpea curry a try.

What’s For Lunch?

Hummus Wrap
Hummus Wrap

 

Switch up the sandwich routine.

Funfetti blondies are in town!

Along with other drool-worthy lunch recipes.

(Don’t worry, some sandwiches are in there too.)

 

The Main Event

Step away from that jumbo bag of potato chips. Everyone deserves a real deal lunch.

Corn and Cheese Quesadillas

Just like cold pizza, cold quesadillas are pretty awesome. Bring along some quick homemade salsa while you’re at it.

Chickpea and Edamame Salad

This protein-packed salad will surely get you through the day, or at least until afternoon snackage time.

Chicken Caesar Pasta Salad

Pro tip: toss the dressing in right before chowing down. Because soggy lunches are always a bummer.

 

Snacks

Tummy rumbling at 10:05 am? Pack some snacks to get you through the morning. No one wants to witness a hangry outburst anyway.

Blueberry Orange Smoothie

Pour this fruity smoothie into a thermos or even a water bottle. Freeze a few sliced bananas before blending to keep your smoothies cooler for longer.

Greek Yogurt Vegetable Dip

Of course veggies are exciting alone, but when you add a tasty dip to the mix, the party really gets started.

Fig Newton Energy Balls

Possibly even better than the cookie. No, this is not opposite day.

 

Treats

Don’t forget about your dessert stomach. You need something sweet to balance out all that savory.

Banana Oatmeal Cookies

Full of fruit and fiber. Plus sugar… always sugar.

Funfetti White Chocolate Blondies

Adults and kids alike will be jumping for joy when they discover this magical treat in their lunch bag.

Almond Butter Brown Rice Crispy Treats

An extra delicious take on a classic. (You won’t even miss the marshmallows.)

 

Want to munch on more for lunch? We have a bunch of recipes for you over here.

 

Kid-Friendly Dinners

Easy Tomato Garlic Pasta
Easy Tomato Garlic Pasta

 

Pleasing everyone is no easy task.

Picky eaters (and all people in general) will love you even more after tasting these flavorful recipes.

Are you the one with choosy taste buds?

You should go and love yourself.

 

Chicken:

Are you a chicken in the kitchen? Try your hand at these totally doable recipes.

Oven Fried Chicken & Broccoli with Honey Garlic Sauce

You’ll be dumping that honey garlic sauce on nearly every edible substance.

20 Minute Basil Cashew Chicken

Because sometimes you don’t even have 21 minutes to spare.

Chicken Berry Salad

Salads don’t have to be boring. Juicy, sweet berries and protein-packed chicken breast take this green salad up a notch. Toss in nutty pecans for extra credit.

 

Seafood:

Seafood is brain food. A+ grades are no guarantee, but hey, anything is possible.

Parmesan Baked Cod

Not a huge fish fan? Crispy, cheesy fillets are a good place to start.

Shrimp Tacos

Wash these bad boys down with a thirst-quenching margarita… or a fruit smoothie for the kids.

Broiled Salmon Teriyaki

A little sweet, a little tangy, and a lot of yum. Serve with nutty brown rice and refreshing cucumber salad.

 

Meatless:

Chicken is just dandy, but meat isn’t always necessary. Save a few dollars by cooking a couple meatless dishes every week.

Freezer Ready Mini Pizzas

Who can say no to pizza? Whip up a big batch when ever you find yourself twiddling your thumbs then simply pull a few out of the freezer when your cheesy carb craving hits.

10 Minute Vegetable Quinoa “Fried Rice”

Requires even less time than ordering take out. Plus, you can use your favorite veggies! We like broccoli, peas, and carrots. Throw some green beans in there for a not so basic veg combo.

Tortilla Lime Soup

Garnish with creamy avocado slices… that’s more of a requirement than a suggestion. If you literally cannot live without cheese, go ahead and sprinkle on a hefty handful right before digging in.

 

Looking for more recipe inspo? Take a peak at crowd-pleasing dinners over here.

 

Frozen Treats

S'mores Ice Cream Cake
S’mores Ice Cream Cake

 

When you’re melting in the heat, even the most delicious warm berry pie may seem a little less than appetizing.

Cool down by savoring a frozen treat instead.

Just be sure to devour your sweet before it melts along with you.

 

Sandwiches:

Even more exciting than your favorite PB&J.

Churro French Toast Ice Cream Sandwich

Breakfast or dessert? Does it really matter?

Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich

Chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream with a hot fudge drizzle. Need we say more?

Frozen Nutty Banana Nibblers

Snack time! Did we mention you only need 3 ingredients?

 

Beverages:

For when it’s too hot to even chew.

Salted Pretzel Nutella Fudge Milkshake

An epic milkshake for people with an epic sweet tooth. Bikini season is almost over anyway.

Blueberry Banana Coconut Milkshake

Already 98 degrees when you drag yourself out of bed in the morning? This refreshing milkshake will wake you right up. That’s right, milkshakes for brekkie.

Raspberry Peach Cocktail Slushies

Perfect with a side of fresh guac and tortilla chips. Poolside happy hour anyone? Just remember to digest for 30 minutes before attempting to doggy paddle.

 

Pops:

Summer just isn’t summer without icy cold pops. Plus, food on a stick is always better.

Watermelon Popsicles

Almost too cute to eat… almost.

Chocolate & Coconut Frozen Banana Pops

This dessert is borderline healthy, so clearly you can enjoy two or five in one sitting.

Cucumber-Lime Paletas

The definition of refreshing. A splash of tequila, gin, or vodka couldn’t hurt. Just don’t be too heavy-handed with the hard A or your pops won’t be able to freeze. #popfail

 

Don’t have a brain freeze yet? Take a peek at more cool treats.

 

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You Can Can

Cherry Jam
Cherry Jam

 

Eyes bigger than your stomach?

Have enough produce to literally feed an army?

Shed tears of sadness during the winter when apples and bananas are the only option?

Preserve your summer goodies then enjoy them all year long.

 

Berries:

When life gives you berries on berries, make jam.

Blueberry-Lemon Jam

We recommend spooning this summery jam right over a big bowl of vanilla bean ice cream. (Or yogurt for a healthier option.)

Strawberry Jam

Perfect for those classic PB&J’s.

Triple Berry Jam

Because two berries is not always enough.

 

Fruity:

Give your morning toast routine a face-lift.

Mango Jam

Beach and palm trees not included.

Spiced Plum Jam

Spice averse people, don’t worry… it’s not actually spicy.

Cherry Jam

Pie takes too much effort. Just whip up this jam instead then call it a day.

 

Savory:

We get it, not everyone has a sweet tooth.

Pickled Green Beans

Excellent savory snacking material.

Tomatillo Salsa

You’re going to need a boatload of chips.

Pickled Peppers

How many pickled peppers did Peter Piper pick? Enough to make this here recipe.

You can keep on canning. Jams, pickles, and sauces make wonderful gifts! See more recipes.

Cooking in the Great Outdoors

S'mores
S’mores

 

Camping season is here!

And that doesn’t mean granola bars for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

If you can pitch a tent, you can certainly cook up some fine meals at your campsite.

 

Breakfast:

Everyone knows breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so you might as well do it right. Why settle for a cold bowl of cereal when you could whip up ooey gooey cinnamon rolls? Drool.

Breakfast Quesadilla

When the opportunity arises to consume cheese for breakfast, you take it.

Campfire Raspberry Double Dutch Baby

Think puffy cloud-like pancake pillow for your precious raspberries to rest their heads on. Don’t get too attached now.

Campfire Hash

Meat and potatoes for the meat and potatoes folks.

Dutch Oven Cinnamon Rolls

Overachievers, this one’s for you. Or people who happen to have a raging sweet tooth.

 

Snacks:

You’re going to need some extra fuel if you’re hiking up and down all over the place or burning excessive calories simply trying to set up that dang hammock.

Granola Bars

Hooray for  homemade! The money you save from making your own granola bars instead of buying them can go towards that extra comfy air mattress. And shiny new kayak. And cute hiking boots.

Sweet & Salty Trail Mix

There’s a reason why the sweet + salty combo is so addictive. Swap in your favorite nuts and dried fruit to suit your taste.

Crunchy Roasted Chickpeas

Not your average snack. These savory bites are a good source of protein and a great reward after you finally reach the top of that mountain.

Campfire Popcorn Satchels

You won’t be able to help feeling proud of yourself after popping corn right over that glorious fire that took 6 hours to get going.

 

Lunch & Dinner:

No no, driving over to your favorite fast food chain to grab a cheeseburger is not going to cut it. So lock up your coolers because “the squirrels ate all my food” is never a valid excuse.

Dutch Oven Stuffed Peppers

So good you might just have to whip up two batches.

Veggies & Dumplings

Tent collapsed for the 14th time? Forgot to pack extra socks? Comfort food is exactly what the doctor ordered.

Vegetarian Cashew Chili

Hearty, flavorful, and… vegetarian?! That’s right, this tasty chili is meatless and mighty fine at that. Great for times when you’re trying not to attract the woodland creatures.

Campfire Flat Iron Steak

Lions, tigers, and bears, oh my! If you’re willing (and able) to fight over a juicy steak, more power to yuh.

 

Treats:

Life wouldn’t be the same without sugar. If you’re a traditional person who loves traditional treats, there’s no shame in toasting up perfectly traditional s’mores. Or you could try something new and throw together blueberry cobbler right at the campsite like a boss.

Blueberry Cobbler

Not a fan of s’mores? Prepare this fruity, satisfying treat after a long day spent among the trees. You might have to forgo the ice cream though.

Chocolate Jar Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Oh you fancy huh? Bake these cuties at home then transport your treats to the campground. Make a few extras because your neighbors are guaranteed to be a little jealous.

S’mores

Puffed golden brown marshmallows, melty chocolate, subtly sweet graham crackers… you know what to do. If you’re especially good at burning things, please hand off the toasting duty to a more competent individual.

Campfire Cones

Kids love these. Adults love them even more. See who can successfully stuff the most mallows and choc chips into his or her cone.

 

Campfire still burning? See more recipes over here.

 

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Let’s Have a Picnic

Multigrain Watercress & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches
Multigrain Watercress & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

 

There’s something magical about enjoying a meal outside in the grass.

Maybe it’s the fact that clear blue sky and sunshine seem to make everything taste 548 times better.

Or perhaps you feel a bit rebellious (in the best way possible) by avoiding dining at an actual table.

Whether you’re sharing a few casual bites with friends, going all out for a family reunion, or trying to impress a hot date, we’ve got you covered.

 

Picnic Mains:

Picnic newbs, start with a simple sandwich or salad. If you consider yourself a picnic pro, try your hand at zucchini noodles or chicken satay.

Multigrain Watercress & Cucumber Tea Sandwiches

We recommend leaving the crusts on, but feel free to indulge your inner picky child.

Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber & Tomato Salad

Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free friends rejoice! This salad counts as a complete protein, plus you get some veg action. Carnivores, you’re welcome to join this quinoa party too.

Zucchini Noodles with Lemon-Garlic Shrimp

If summer had a taste, this dish would be it — light and refreshing with bursts of flavor in every bite.

Chicken Satay

This low-maintenance chicken can be enjoyed hot, room temp, or cold. So stop fussing over the temperature, but please make sure it’s actually safe to eat.

 

Picnic Snacks:

Pack a whole bunch of snacks and you might be able to forgo a main dish. Variety is the spice of life, after all.

Summer Caprese Skewers

Forget the fork. Enjoy this summertime favorite on a stick!

White Bean Dip

If you love pita as much as we do, this one should be a no-brainer.

French Bread

The French know how to picnic. Bake up your own fresh loaf of bread, then tear off bites and slather on the cheese. Or butter. (Or both.)

Garlic Dill Pickles

You could just settle for a store-bought jar… but why would you want to do that?

 

Picnic Sweets:

No picnic is complete without something sweet. Think hardy treats that won’t crumble or melt all over. There is a time and place for ice cream, and now is definitely not that time.

Peanut Butter Cookie Bars

Are you a peanut butter fanatic? These chewy peanut butter bars are packed with peanutty flavor, and they can definitely take a beating. No cookie dust here!

Old-Fashioned Raspberry Bars

Easy, sweet, buttery, and crunchy. Not into raspberries? Use your favorite fruity jam for the filling.

Cherry Hand Pies

That’s right, you can eat this pie with your hands. Pretty much the definition of finger food. Plus you don’t have to worry about cutting even slices… sweet tooth brawl avoided.

Lattice Top Peach Pie in a Jar

Keep all of those delicious peach juices contained in your own personal jar. How cute!

 

Food comes first! But don’t forget:

A) A comfy but sturdy blanket that you won’t bawl over if you happen to spill a glass of spiked raspberry lemonade in all the picnic induced excitement

B) SPF 30+ sunscreen to protect your flawless skin with

C) And a positive attitude because no matter how carefully you pack your basket or cooler, a couple grapes might get smooshed in the process

The fun doesn’t stop here. Get even more ideas for Picnic Mains, Snacks, and Sweets.