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BBQ Chicken Pizza

26 Apr

It’s Friday! Lets celebrate with a delicious pizza recipe! With BBQ sauce on the bottom of the dough and  mozzarella cheese, BBQ chicken, red onions and cilantro on top, this pizza is a real winner. Hubs even declared it his new favorite pizza! It is that good. Bake the pizza until golden brown, let it sit for about 5 minutes before slicing and enjoy.

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BLT Pizza

18 Apr

I absolutely love pizza. California pizza kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants. I have loved their deliciously thin and creatively adorned pizzas for as long as I can remember. Today I want to share my version of their very popular BLT Pizza.


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Sesame-Pineapple Chicken Stir-Fry

8 Apr
Mondays are the hardest days for me to make dinner. After the weekend it’s hard to get back into the grind. Dinner has to be easy on Mondays. My new favorite easy meal is this sesame pineapple chicken stir-fry. This 25-minute chicken stir-fry gets its sweet and colorful appeal from red peppers, chunky pineapples and sugar snap peas. It is the perfect Monday meal. :  )

Southwestern Steak Salad

3 Apr

Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.” -Psalm 27:14

Have you ever noticed that God is not in a hurry? In the Old Testament, God promised to bring his people out of Egypt and into a good and spacious land. But while “out of” the land of slavery and “into” the Promise Land sounds like a short trip, it actually took 40 years for Moses to receive his commission to lead the people out of Egypt.

Waiting is difficult. Being in the “land between” can be uncomfortable, frustrating and confusing. It’s often hard to understand why God, who is all powerful and can do whatever He wants, would choose to make us wait – especially when our desires and longings are good.


We are often more focused on the outcome than the process that He is accomplishing in our lives each day. I firmly believe that these times – the space where we feel lost or lonely or deeply hurt – is fertile ground for our spiritual transformation and for God’s grace to be revealed in magnificent ways. We must wait for God’s timing and embrace wherever we are in the process. When we find contentment in that place, we begin to experience God in ways we never thought possible.

“Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you; He rises to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of justice. Blessed are all who wait for Him!” Isaiah 30:18

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Feta Chicken

11 Mar

“The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;his mercies never come to an end;they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.” -Lamentations 3:22-23

I love the meditations of this scripture. In the midst of sorrows and disappointments, these words bring me comfort and hope. It is the steadfast, unending, unfailing love of the Lord that gives strength each and every day. After days that I feel I’ve “exhausted” God’s mercy, I get another chance to experience the depths of that mercy when the sun rises again. His faithfulness truly is great.


This recipe is super easy to make, which makes it perfect for weeknight dinners. It is so simple, yet the flavor is fantastic. If you are looking for a good “go to” chicken meal, give this one a try.

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Spinach Pesto

27 Feb

This is one of my favorite recipes. I probably make it once a week.  I use this pesto sauce for pasta, pizza, sandwiches, etc. It is easy, quick and healthy.


Spinach Pesto
 Adapted from Everyday Food

1/2 Cup almonds
1/2 Cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 Cups fresh spinach leaves
1 garlic clove
1/2 Cup olive oil
Coarse salt and ground pepper

  1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Evenly spread the almonds on a rimmed baking sheet. Allow nuts to toast in oven for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  2. Combine almonds, spinach, Parmesan, and garlic in a food processor. Season generously with salt and pepper. Process until nuts are finely chopped and mixture is smooth.
  3. Add pesto sauce to pizza, pasta, bread, etc. Enjoy!

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce

8 Feb

“Gratitude is a choice. It is a conscious and deliberate decision to focus on life’s blessings rather than its shortcomings. Life will always have shortcomings, and it will always have virtues. When you focus on your blessings, your life feels abundant. When you focus on what’s missing, life feels incomplete. Where you point the spotlight of your attention is purely a matter of choice.

The power of gratitude is undeniably immense. Without a doubt, a perpetual spirit of thankfulness is the central ingredient in the recipe for a joy-filled life. You are going to draw more joy out of your business, out of your marriage, out of your family life, and out of all the other aspects of your existence when you make a commitment to become an openly and overtly grateful person.” -Tommy Newberry, 40 Days to a Joy-filled Life


Cultivating gratitude does not only lead to a greater well-being, but spiritual depth. Gratitude is not a virtue that can be gained over night, but it takes commitment and deep heart transformation. What are you grateful for? Today, I am especially thankful for Fridays, Mexican food and YOU! : )

Chicken Enchiladas with Avocado Cream Sauce
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