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chicken stew with buttermilk biscuits

I think we all need a little stress relief these days, so why not fill your belly with something warm and comforting?

With the mountain of issues that are causing stress right now, it’s very important to take care of ourselves and do something that makes us happy. It’s been scientifically proven that taking time to savor something can increase our happiness. Whether it’s a bubble bath, a cup of tea, taking a walk on a nice day…or savoring a really good meal. Challenge yourself this week to take a moment each day and savor something…pause and think about the experience and how much you enjoy it.

This recipe is a great start to that week of savoring…the fluffy biscuits and the warm thick stew that wraps around you like a blanket when the days are getting cooler. Turn off the tv while you eat, place your electronic devices on silent for those few moments while you eat dinner…be “in the moment”, and enjoy it.

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chicken nOOdle sOup

I love autumn when the leaves turn colors and there’s a crispness in the air that’s not quite cold enough to be uncomfortable.

When the smells of pumpkin spice, nutmeg, and cinnamon are in the air everywhere you go. It’s time for visiting the orchard to get apple cider and donuts, curling up on the couch in a fluffy robe with a cup of tea….or soup!

It’s definitely a time for comfort food, and chicken noodle soup is on the top of my list to make. This recipe I’ve developed over the years and I’ve tweaked it so many times that I couldn’t tell you what the original recipe was. I crave this soup all the time, even in the summer when it’s hot, it’s that good!

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white chicken chili

Need a quick weeknight meal that will taste like you spent hours cooking?

This white chicken chili only takes twenty minutes to simmer and you can throw it all in one pot which makes for a quick cleanup as well. I love taking my time in the kitchen preparing meals, but recently my schedule has changed with work and I need to adjust my time cooking during the week to be a little bit quicker than normal. With this recipe only taking 20 minutes to simmer and limited prep, it’s perfect for me to make on those nights I won’t make it home till late. 

The first few times making this I used a can of drained Swanson’s chicken breast but then decided to try it with a rotisserie chicken from the market, the results were perfection! A little bit of diced avocado on the top is also very good. I used tortilla strips that are for salad toppings but have also used crushed tortilla chips to garnish but you can top your chili however you want…the possibilities are endless!

So the next time you need a quick dinner try this chili instead of stopping for takeout, you won’t be disappointed.

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