Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken

Slow Cooker Balsamic Chicken | Something to be SavoredIt’s been brought to my attention that there is a correlation between recipe simplicity and attempts at cooking… the more simple the recipes I post are, the more likely my friends are to actually try to make them.  Well, you ask and you shall receive.  Last week I pinned an unbelievably simple crock pot recipe from Dishing with Leslie.  I love everything about it: short ingredients list, practically no prep, and did I mention it’s balsamic (yum)?
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Spicy Chipotle Turkey Lettuce Wraps

Ground Turkey Lettuce Wraps | Something to be SavoredI could eat tacos every day. Think of all the variety! Chicken, beef, fish… topped with veggies, sour creme, guac, cheeses… the possibilities are endless. And best yet, I think they taste just as phenomenal when you replace the taco shell with crispy iceberg lettuce!  We usually make these with ground turkey in my house so they’re pretty healthy, but you could use ground beef or chicken instead.  And just like any tacos, these fantastically dynamic tasty noms can be topped with anything that tickles your fancy.
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Restaurant Replica: Chang’s Spicy Chicken [from PF Changs]

Although it’s a “suburbanite chain,” I’m not afraid to admit that I love me some P.F. Chang’s.  At all my favorite restaurants, I have a staple dish that I rarely ever stray from. Well a few weeks ago, I strayed, and I ordered Chang’s Spicy Chicken. And I’ll never go back.  I’ve spent some time perusing the web and trying to figure out the perfect combination of recipes to replicate this tasty dish, and I am pretty freaking pleased with what I came up with. So come along while I get my spicy chaaang on, hungry ones… Continue reading

Slow Cooker French Onion Turkey

I don’t typically make soup from a packet, but ever since I discovered this recipe, I sure as hell always have packets of french onion soup mix in my cabinet. This is  the easiest crock pot meal I have ever made. The soup mix turns into a thick, flavorful sauce that is soo delish. Three ingredients. No prep. No hassle. Just eat. Continue reading

Chipotle Chicken Crunch Wraps

Chipotle Chicken Crunch Wraps | Something to be SavoredI love things that are chipotle flavored. Like, really REALLY love. I also thought that a guilty pleasure of mine was Taco Bell (although I haven’t had it since college — apparently there’s a reason), but was kind of disgusted by the thought of the goopy-jarred-nacho-cheese-and-ground-beef-combo called for in this Taco Bell Crunch Wrap Supreme recipe. But the idea of the DIY crunch wrap was too cool to pass up, and hence, the Chipotle Chicken Crunch Wrap was born! And it was amazing. Awesome. Loved by all. I need more crunch wraps in my life. Continue reading

Restaurant Replica: Chicken Limoncello

Chicken Limoncello | Something to be SavoredA friend recently sent me her favorite coconut shrimp from a restaurant, suggesting I try to make it myself.  While the recipe is on the back burner (only until I go out and buy some shrimp!), the idea is on the front burner. So today, I give you the very first Restaurant Replica, a post in which I replicate some of my favorite dishes from local restaurants.  There is a great Italian place in West Chester, PA called Limoncello. If you go, you should get their signature dish. I was not going, but I decided I wanted that damn signature dish anyway. So on a random Tuesday night, with six of my besties gathered around my dinner table (picture below!), I attempted to recreate that delicious Chicken Limoncello. Continue reading

Slow Cooker Orange Chicken

Crock Pot Orange Chicken | Something to be SavoredChinese food is not necessarily one of those things this is cheaper if you cook it yourself. It’s like, what, $2.75 for a pint of chicken lo mein? And they usually have it ready for you in about four and a half minutes? But the ability to cook something from scratch that tastes just like the “real thing” is so worth it in my book.  But not to worry, this blog is all about making things that are delicious but simple, so this recipe was just as easy as everything else I make. I’m totally not ready for the tough stuff yet.  And hey, it was a rainy day spent crafting and watching Julie and Julia, why not break out the crock pot? Continue reading

Spicy Turkey Sausage, Spinach & Ricotta Stuffed Shells

Any time I have to either (a) cook for a crowd, or (b) cook a meal ahead of time and reheat it later, I make my default meal.  This week I’m doing both, so that means this week, I made my default meal.  Stuffed shells are the perfect dish to cook in mass amounts, to reheat later.  I won’t claim that they are incredibly healthy, but I will claim they are incredibly delicious. Continue reading

Chicken Salad that will rock your world

This is the best chicken salad. Ever.

End of story.

On of my friends has refused to order chicken salad at a deli or restaurant ever since I made her this recipe. This chicken salad spoils people.  And… it’s healthy.  That’s right. Leave everything you know about mayonnaise-slathered goopy caloric-filled chicken salad behind, because this is a game changer.

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