Mexican Chicken Salad

Just in time for Cinco de Mayo (or, y'know, a weeknight supper allllll summer long), a "Mexican" chicken salad, just cooked chicken tossed in a lime and yogurt vinaigrette with healthy black beans, jicama, corn and tomatoes. It's easy, it's tasty and the jicama gives the salad great "crunch". If you're new to jicama, you'll want to check out Vegetables 101: What Is Jicama? You'll be glad you did! Low Carb. High Protein. Weight Watchers Friendly. Weeknight Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free. Inexpensive. Quick to the Table. What're you waiting for?! ~ Skip Straight to the Recipe ~ This recipe is so quick and easy that I'm adding it to a special collection of easy summer recipes published every summer since 2009. Watch for new "summer easy" recipes all summer long! With a free e-mail subscription , you'll never miss a one! Chicken, the Culinary Chameleon My favorite just-turned-twelve-year old has a caut

Creamy Oatmeal:
How to Transform Your Morning Oatmeal

Plus Three Secrets to Great Oatmeal One Old, Two New Hang onto your breakfast slippers, people, because there’s a great new way to cook oatmeal. It's a 50:50 blend of steel-cut Irish oats and old-fashioned rolled oats cooked on the stove in a mix of milk and water. The result is a taste and texture that's creamy and light but also – there's just no other way to put it – almost chewy, a real porridge, thick but not too thick, creamy but not too creamy. For an endlessly variable healthy breakfast staple, serve Creamy Oats "sweet" with fruit, glazed pecans and a splash of maple syrup or "savory" with sautéed veggies and an egg on top. How to Make Creamy Oatmeal Cooked from Scratch on the Stove. Just Three Ingredients. Great Texture, Nothing Mushy. Weekday Easy, Weekend Special. Great for Breakfast Meal Prep. Year-Round Breakfast Staple, Savory or Sweet. Hearty & Filling. Weight Watchers Friendly.

Easy-Easy Chocolate Sheet Cake

My favorite make-ahead cake, a chocolate sheet cake that’s kid-friendly, especially covered with sprinkles! It's dark and moist and chocolate-y. I a-d-o-r-e how the chocolate frosting sort of melts into the cake! Plus? There’s no need to get the butter out ahead of time because the recipe calls for melted butter! Better yet? No mixer required! All you need is a saucepan, a bowl and a wooden spoon. Quick to Make. Budget-Friendly. Make It Today, Take It to a Party Tomorrow Or Even In Two or Three Days.

No-Chill Cutout Sugar Cookies

Get out the sprinkles, baby! Here's my long-time best recipe for rolled sugar cookies, made from scratch, sturdy enough for decorating, tender enough to eat. The all-butter dough is easy to handle, requires no refrigeration before rolling out and holds its shape during baking. Best of all, these homemade cookies smell and taste good, thanks to a heady blend of vanilla and almond extracts. Plus if you're in a rush, no problem, mix and bake an entire batch start to finish in just an hour, all ready for decorating, whether it's for Christmas, Valentines' Day, Easter, Halloween or my own claim to fame, family birthdays. Oh, the big smiles that happen whenever old-fashioned hand-decorated sugar cookies appear! And not just from kids! Just-Baked & Family-Tested. Fast & Flexible. Rolled in Powdered Sugar. Fun for Kids, Fun with Kids for Cookie Decorating Projects. Tender Enough to Eat, Sturdy Enough to Hold Kid-Heavy Frosting. Potluck & Party Friendly.

Lemon Crinkle Cookies with Poppy Seeds

The Recipe: Who else knows that some times, often even, only a lemon cookie will do? I've been looking for "my" lemon cookie recipe for a few years now but finally, I've found it! Lemon Crinkle Cookies are so bright and lemony, really charged with lemon flavor. And they have that much-coveted chewy texture too. Join me in Lemon Heaven, anyone? The Conversation: Why we love to bake: instant gratification. PS Who wants the recipe for Lemon Frozen Yogurt too? It's a good one! Instant gratification. That’s why I l-o-v-e to bake. Cookies and cakes. Brownies and bars. Pancakes and pudding. But supper? Supper takes effort. Planning, even perseverance. Answers to pesky questions like, What’s in the fridge to build on? Is the meat is thawed? What’s the vegetable? Is there salad? Seven stinkin’ days a week. I get it, I do, why cooks create a regular recipe rotation. Monday Meatloaf. Tuesday Tacos. Wednesday Wings. Thursday Thai. Friday Fish. Saturday Steak.