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Coconut Chicken Chili

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It’s not Monday, I was way too busy to draft up a post yesterday, but I thought I’d share this recipe I made several days ago.

It was my first time making it and so I will share some things I would do differently, but overall this is a delicious recipe.

I made this the other night when my nephew came to visit.

I’m not a real lover of spicy food (truth is, I’m quite wussy when it comes to hot & spicy food) and neither are my kids,
and since this recipe calls for cayenne pepper,
I thought it best I turn the heat factor down a bit by only using about half the amount called for.
After tasting it, I think it would have been fine to keep the amount cayenne listed in the recipe,
in fact, it you really like spicy, I would suggest adding a bit more.

I would also add some chopped green pepper to give a bit more flavor and color. Other than that, I think you’ll find this recipe worthy of a try.

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Jalapeno and Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas

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Creamy Jalapeño Chicken Enchiladas

 Coming from Texas where the TexMex dishes (a blend of Texan and Mexican ingredients and seasonings) are common and preferred by most, it is no wonder that moving to Colorado 15 years ago had one set back for me (even though I love it here): Finding good Mexican food!

One of my favorite dishes was chicken enchiladas smothered in a sour cream sauce with a blend of seasonings and jalapeños or green chiles. I searched fervently over the years since moving here to no avail, so over the years I have given up and made due with what is available – burritos smothered in green chile, which I might add is not a bad choice by far, but there is still that emptiness that yearns for creamy jalapeño sauce.

Two years ago while spending our annual summer weekend in Beaver Creek, an upscale ski/mountain resort in Colorado, I finally found what I have been craving for all these years at the Coyote Cafe located right in Beaver Creek Village.

Since then, I have found one other restaurant, Jose O’Sheas located in Lakewood Colorado (just a neighboring suburb) that serves a really delicious version of the creamy jalapeño sauce. 

Now it seems that I cannot get that sauce out of my mind. I’m like an addict, now that I have tasted – I can’t get enough after all these years of doing without 😉 Since recently being reunited with my favorite dish, I have had to ask myself: Why didn’t you just make these on your own? Well the answer is simple . . . I’m a lazy cook! I have always felt chicken enchiladas to be somewhat labor intensive (because normally you boil the chicken and spend the time to debone it).  But I have found an easy way to cook the chicken, and have been working to perfect my own recipe.

I would like to share my version with you, it’s not perfected yet I’ve only made it a couple of times, but it’s pretty good. I hope you enjoy them!

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Yummy Monday with Chicken a la King

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I feel like my recipes have been going in the direction of warm and delicious comfort foods lately. I think that’s the affect fall and the changing weather have on me, coupled with the fact that I haven’t made some of these meals but once or twice in the 15 years I’ve been married. It has me feeling a bit nostalgic for those old traditional recipes. Chicken a la King is one those old fashioned classics many of us remember growing up with as children.

 It was one of my favorites growing up and I remember it was up there (along with spaghetti sauce) on my list of favorites to make while growing up, my mom taught us all to cook early on and I remember making this while still in high school.

The great thing about this recipe is that it’s very easy and very versatile .

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It’s Yummy Monday, and Chicken Spaghetti!

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With the cooler fall weather comes the hankering for soups, chili’s and comfort foods.
(Well at least for me)
So I made up a batch of Chicken Spaghetti. It was sooooo Yummy! I haven’t had this in years, it was nice to find a long lost recipe and cook it up again 🙂
Nothing like a having a happy reunion on the ol’ palate 😉