Love for Autumn Leaves

I’m not seeing that much in the way of color yet, but since autumn is officially here I thought today we’d take a look at some leaf inspired DIY decorations and crafts.

Fall leaf tea towels

Fall leaf floating frame wall decor

Paper leaf wreath

Marble leaf card

Clay leaf place card

Leaf and berry garland

Crochet leaf wreath

Fall leaves vase

Fall leaves jar

Leaf soaps

Savory autumn leaf pies

Pressed leaves

Mesh leaf wreath

Leaf print tote bags

Watercolor leaf prints

Stenciled leaf coasters

Gilded leaf pumpkins

Leaf banner garland with beads

Felt fall leaf garland

Fall leaves on grapevine wreath

Fall leaf book page garland

Watercolor paper leaf branch mobile wall hanging

Watercolor leaf wreath

Polka dot paper leaf wreath 

Leaf and pumpkin door mat

What are your favorite leaf decorating ideas?

Classic Chicken

Following chicken recipes best eaten in a bowl and chicken comfort dishes, for our last of three weeks of chicken recipes, today we’re taking a look at some classics and some modern (healthier) updates on classics.

Chicken marsala

Slow cooker lemon pepper chicken

Lemon and herb roasted chicken with baby potatoes

Lemon and herb chicken pasta with green peas, snap peas and spinach

Grilled pineapple chicken foil packs

Slow cooker whole orange chicken

Cajun chicken alfredo

Grilled Spanish chicken supper

Mexican stuffed chicken breast


Skinny chicken Parmesan pasta bake

Classic chicken Parmesan

Chicken queso lasagna

Southern fried chicken

Oven fried chicken

Roasted rosemary chicken with potatoes

Herb roasted chicken with root vegetables

Roast chicken

Beer brined barbecue chicken

Chicken cacciatore

Chicken piccata

Chicken shepherd’s pie

Chicken cordon bleu

Sesame chicken

Chicken fricassee

Stuffed chicken divan with sherry dijon sauce

Spinach and mushroom stuffed chicken breasts

Spicy kale and corn stuffed chicken breasts

Couscous stuffed chicken breast with feta, sun dried tomatoes and kalamata olives

Maple mustard chicken thighs

Garlic ginger chicken thighs

Make ahead chicken tetrazzini

Chicken and rice paprikash 

Orcchiette with mini chicken meatballs

What are your chicken comfort classics?

Chicken Comfort Dishes

We’re on week 2 of a 3 week chicken focus, last week we looked at recipes that can be eaten out of a bowl and today we’re looking at some comfort food dishes.

Hand held snacks:

Chicken and apple empanadas

Cheesy chicken enchiladas

Buffalo wings

Buffalo chicken cheese balls

Casseroles and other dishes:

Chicken and dumplings

Gluten free chicken and dumplings

Chicken kabsa

Chicken and spinach casserole

Chicken broccoli casserole

Chicken cordon bleu casserole

Chicken and wild rice casserole

Spicy coconut chicken casserole

Pot Pies:

Classic chicken pot pie

Rotisserie chicken pot pies

Curry chicken pot pies

Chicken and biscuit pot pie

Slimmed down chicken pot pie

Shaker style chicken pot pie

Lighter chicken pot pie

Classic Sandwiches:

Chicken salad sandwiches

Sweet chicken and bacon wraps

Spicy fried chicken sandwich

Chicken burgers with garlic, rosemary and mayonnaise sandwich

Grilled honey lime chicken sandwich

Chicken cacciatore sub

Roasted chicken club

Asian chicken sandwich

What are your favorite chicken comfort recipes?

Chicken in a Bowl

For the next few weeks I thought we’d take a look at an ingredient that many people add to their meals or center their meals around, chicken.  Today we’re looking at soups, stews and chilis and all things that are eaten in a bowl, next week we’ll be looking at some chicken sides, appetizers and other comfort dishes, and the following week we’ll be looking at main chicken dishes including classic chicken dishes.


Shaker chicken noodle soup

Mexican chicken soup

Chicken tortilla soup

Corn chowder

Italian chicken and vegetable soup

Thai chicken soup

Chicken and rice soup

Chicken posole

Chicken barley soup

Chicken and chickpea soup

Chicken and rice soup with lemon

Lemony pesto chicken soup

Roasted chicken and butternut soup

Lemongrass chicken and soba noodle soup

Ginger chicken noodle soup


Chicken stew

Chicken gumbo

Chicken stew with biscuits

Chicken, chorizo and tortilla stew

Chicken Provencal stew

Chicken stew

Slow cooker chipotle chicken stew

Catalan chicken stew

Chicken stew with lemon and rosemary

Herb chicken stew

Chicken risotto

Cinnamon and chicken stew

Chicken and apricot stew with couscous

Mediterranean chicken stew

Chicken gumbo


White bean chicken chili

Buffalo chicken chili

Green chicken chili

Chipotle chicken chili

Chicken corn chili

Eight layer chicken chili dip

What are your favorite chicken chili, soup and stew recipes?

Fantastic Figs

Today I thought we’d do autumn a little early and take a look at an autumn fruit, the fig.  There’s a little bit of everything, from breads to appetizers to desserts.

Fig and walnut sourdough

Mission fig bread

Fig and toasted almond scones

Sourdough fig and orange bread

Fig segals

Prosciutto wrapped figs

Prosciutto wrapped figs and blue cheese

Fig chutney

Fig and almond tart

Fig preserves

Fig and prosciutto pizza with arugula

Fig pinwheels

Fig and walnut cookies

Fig and walnut energy bars

Wine poached figs

Fig and bran muffins

Panna cotta with roasted figs and balsamic

Honey glazed grilled fig salad with feta, pistachio and mizuna

White bean salad with grilled figs

Balsamic fig sauce

Baked figs

Fig and hazelnut tarts

Chewy fig bars

Fig and walnut biscotti

Quince and fig pinwheels

Fig and chocolate chunk ice cream

Fig tart with cream cheese filling

What are your favorite ways to enjoy figs?