Sunday, September 27, 2009

Lighter Chicken Pot Pie

I've been meaning to make this recipe for quite a while. I've always been a fan of chicken pot pie; however, sometimes it's just too filling. This recipe substitutes the traditional pie crust with phyllo dough. Phyllo dough is a Greek pastry dough; it's paper thin and very delicate. I made it as one large chicken pot pie; however, you can make these into individual chicken pot pies.

I substituted the fresh tarragon for fresh thyme and omitted the peas since I'm not a huge fan of peas. It was very tasty for a cool fall day!

You can find the recipe here

Saturday, September 19, 2009

End of the Summer Chili

Yummy! I got this recipe from the August 2009 issue of Everyday with Rachel Ray. I made it with ground turkey but you can use beef, pork, or ground chicken. The recipe calls for summer vegetables- zucchini & corn. There's no beans in this chili but I think they'd make a great addition.

You can find the recipe here

Comfort food: Chicken Ala King

I love cooking when there's a chill in the air. This time of year is perfect and it always puts me in the mood for some good comfort food. I've been wanting to make chicken ala king for awhile now and finally got around to it last night.

About a year ago I went to a "Tastefully Simple" party. Have you ever heard of this company? They're known for making things super easy. I bought this biscuit mix and finally got around to making them for chicken ala king. They were very easy and very good!

I got the chicken ala king recipe from Rachel Ray. I'm not a big fan of peas so used celery instead. This is one of her 30 min meals; however, it took me about an hour. All in all it was very good meal. I'll be making this one again.

You can find the recipe here