Chicken Noodle Soup

When the weather turns cold I love to put on a pot of soup. Just the smell of a simmering soup warms the soul and brightens the spirits. One of the easiest and most comforting is good-old chicken noodle! It is really hard to beat. For an added treat, try our Kansas influence and serve […]

Enchilada Casserole

When I started cooking in a Dutch oven I looked for meals that were flavorful and filling. There had to be enough to go around and make everyone happy. This is one of those meals! It has so much flavor and makes a large pot full of goodness. You can’t go wrong when you take the […]

Thai Noodles with Chicken

My daughter Katie made this and immediately called to say “WOW”.  Needless to say I was anxious to try it for myself.  If you like Thai food and peanut butter, you will go crazy for this dish.  Just because you are outside doesn’t mean you can’t eat well, so enjoy! Thai Noodles with Chicken 1 lb. […]

Shake ‘n Bake in the Sun

This is another one of those quick and easy things to come up with.  It’s Shake and Bake, and I helped! Shake ‘n Bake in the Sun 4 chicken thighs, or any pieces you would like Shake and Bake Set your solar oven out to pre heat. Place Shake and Bake into the bag that is […]

Grilled Chicken Fajitas

Sizzling fajitas are so good! Hot off the grill, the aroma is something magical. When you combine the chicken with bell peppers and onions your have a backyard meal that is to die for. Grilled Chicken Fajitas 1/4 c. canola oil 3 T lemon juice (I think next time I’d try lime juice) 2 tsp. […]

Pizza on the Barbie

How fun is this, fresh homemade pizza on the grill?  Heat up the outdoors and not your kitchen.  My children gave me a 14″ cast iron pizza pan for Father’s Day and it worked great!  Crisp crust on the bottom and nice and bubbly on top.  Some folks are afraid of trying pizza dough but […]

Grilled Manti Chicken

If you have ever spent much time around Manti, Utah you have seen lots of long, white turkey sheds.  Boy do those folks know how to raise turkeys.  And they have perfected a simple marinade that takes turkey to a new level.  My daughter Katie was fresh out of turkey, so she substituted chicken.  It was a killer dish.  […]

Island Rice Bowls

My wife keeps telling me “Why go out to eat when we can make it better here at home?”  So a few nights ago we were in the mood for something really good with lots of flavor and landed on an Island Rice Bowl with a fantastic peanut sauce.  We used zucchini, carrot, onion, sugar […]

Herb and Lemon Grilled Chicken

We got this recipe many years ago and it has become one of our go-to chicken marinades.  Cayenne pepper adds just the right kick of flavor.  It is wonderful as a grilled main dish, and leftovers can be added to fajitas or to top Alfredo pasta. Herbed and Lemon Grilled Chicken 4 medium lemons, cut into wedges ½ […]

Chicken Pot Pie

My wife ‘s goal was to come up with a chicken pot pie that was better than she could get at the restaurant.  Let me tell you, she totally nailed it!  My family LOVES this recipe and we make it often.  If you are going camping, just make the filling ahead of time and put […]

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