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November 15, 2017
Easy Creamy Potato Soup
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This potato soup is comfort food at its finest when all you want is some kind of creamy goodness to cozy up to on a cold day | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Loaded #Potato #Soup #Creamy

Potato Soup is so comfy and creamy and practically gives you a hug (too far?) as you devour it on cold nights or at your desk in a cold office, and that is exactly why we’re here today. After what I did last week (to be described below) I needed a warm comfort food hug.

As a food blogger, you have many flops and flat-out disaster as far as recipes go. If I’m being completely honest I had them well before becoming a food blogger so it was to be expected these epic frustrations would hang around long after I thought I was an experienced-ish type cook (maybe). There comes a time though when you have a recipe that really takes the cake (or dinner where I’m concerned) and poisoning yourself is probably at the height of that list…

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November 7, 2017
Chicken in Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce
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Chicken in Garlic Butter Lemon Sauce sounds fancy, but really it’s just a 6-ingredient-only imposter, which is why it’s perfect for dinner | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Chicken #Butter #Sauce

Chicken in Garlic Butter Lemon Sauce sounds fancy, but really it’s just a 6-ingredient-only impostor, which is why it’s perfect for dinner.

Perfect for dinner at home AND dinner parties! Let me explain…

 

Chicken in Garlic Butter Lemon Sauce sounds fancy, but really it’s just a 6-ingredient-only imposter, which is why it’s perfect for dinner | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Chicken #Butter #Sauce

We need this kind of recipe in our lives because hello lives are busy. School and school activities are in full swing whether you’re in pre-k or finishing up your senior year at (insert college). If you’re just navigating the struggle that is adulting then you need this recipe too. Busy peeps unite! Life can be oh so busy at any stage, in this 4th quarter of the year.

Our current schedule looks like this: dinner parties, class parties, a few doctors appointments, me all 👩🏼‍💻 and juggling with these 👧🏼👦🏼 and the Husband 🛫. We’re all over the place and that’s why I need dinner to be simple. I’ve already reached a point in the year where I’ve maxed out on eating out and am kind of over junk food (don’t worry that last part will likely pass by this afternoon). I’m craving healthy home cooking.

 

Chicken in Garlic Butter Lemon Sauce sounds fancy, but really it’s just a 6-ingredient-only imposter, which is why it’s perfect for dinner | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Chicken #Butter #Sauce

Thank goodness I’m a food blogger and potentially a lazy one at that because easy dinner recipes are my happy place. Chicken is easy, yes, and I get it can be boring, true, but the secret is in the sauce and that’s why it’s so NOT boring. Here you have garlic roasted in oil and simmered in a buttery lemon sauce, that you drowned your seared chicken in and top with some lemon slices. You end up with one beautiful dinner, which is why…

This chicken in garlic lemon butter sauce is dinner party perfect. There’s no need to busy yourself in the kitchen for hours on end preparing for guests. No one has time for that nonsense (hi, that’s what eating out is for). When you have this recipe you can pour yourself a glass of wine and get started a half hour before guests arrive. No fuss, little mess and all kinds of dinner success.

There you have a versatile chicken dinner that’s easy, not boring and healthy not fussy. I bet you have most of the ingredients too.

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Chicken in Garlic Butter Lemon Sauce sounds fancy, but really it’s just a 6-ingredient-only imposter, which is why it’s perfect for dinner | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Chicken #Butter #Sauce

Chicken in Garlic Lemon Butter Sauce


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Chicken in Garlic Butter Lemon Sauce sounds fancy, but really it’s just a 6-ingredient-only imposter, which is why it’s perfect for dinner.


Ingredients

  • 8 bone-in, skin on Chicken Thighs
  • Salt and freshly ground Pepper, to taste
  • 3 tablespoons Butter, divided
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 teaspoon Dried Thyme

Instructions

  1. Melt 2 tablespoons of Butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Season Chicken with salt and pepper and add, skin side down, to the skillet and sear on both sides for about 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain and set chicken aside.
  2. Melt the remaining tablespoon of Butter in the skillet and add the Garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in Broth, juice from 1 Lemon, and Thyme.
  3. Bring to a boil; reduce heat, and simmer until sauce begins to thicken about 3 to 5 minutes. Return chicken to skillet, add Lemon slices from remaining lemon and cover. Increase heat to medium and continue to cook chicken for about 8 to 10 minutes, or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees. Serve immediately.
November 2, 2017
Herb Crusted Salmon with Cranberry Relish
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This is a quick and easy baked salmon dish topped with a seasonal fall-inspired cranberry relish, perfect for entertaining or dining in for dinner | #Salmon #Herbed #CranberryRelish

Up until fairly recently preparing fish sort of scared me, not like a creepy kind of scare, but an “I’m a total amateur and have no idea what I’m doing” kind of scare. I felt like fish-type dishes we’re for those experienced chefs, the kind that went to culinary school. Ridiculous, I know, or maybe not really…

You can see by my recipe pages that it’s not a frequent visitor to my site. But now we live in Charleston and the fish is super fresh like just came out of the ocean that morning fresh, and so I figured it was time to put on the big girl apron, er pants, and figure out how to cook this delicious food. So get ready to get fishy! (I do try not to be weird…)

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October 31, 2017
Pan Seared Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes
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A creamy and healthy, gluten-free, dairy-free dish of easy to make Pan Seared Chicken with Sun-Dried Tomatoes. Perfect for busy weeknights | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Sun-DriedTomatoes #Chicken #PanSeared

Let’s pause for a moment to just enjoy the colors of this pan seared chicken with sun-dried tomatoes. Oh, how it brings me pure bliss, which I could use because…

Today, I’m experiencing Post New York Missing Disorder, commonly know as PNYMD and where symptoms include longing for a walk through Central Park, a visit to the Met, the most perfectly prepared matcha latte, and food, oh the food! How I miss the food. Currently, I want to cozy up to the hot and cold bar at Eli Zabar’s on the Upper East Side and top my plate off with one, maybe two, of their delicious bakery delights.

It’s a problem… The only cure I’ve found is to go straight to the kitchen and cook up something familiar.

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October 26, 2017
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Beef Chili
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This slow cooked chili is the perfect fall dinner for pumpkin season and packs a sweet and savory taste all in one healthy and delicious bowl | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Pumpkin #Chili #Beef

Hello, crisp fall weather, hello slow cooker it’s time to dust you off, hello chili recipes it’s nice to see you again are you ready for a wonderful season?!?

(Disclaimer: it may be time to order some new children’s books in our house as I’m now reciting them in conversation).

I love chili… Everyone loves chili right? There’s no right or wrong way to make it so really you can cater to your own taste preferences. Personally, I don’t think I’ve ever made the same chili recipe twice. Whenever I think “chili for dinner,” I go into chili cook-off mode and pretend I’m going for the blue ribbon prize, but have to outdo last years version. Totally weird, I get it…

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October 24, 2017
Healthy Country Chicken Skillet
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This recipe for Country Chicken Skillet is a healthy take on a hearty meal. It's packed with vegetables and covers the meat and potatoes country basis | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Healthy #Country #Chicken #Skillet

Chicken for dinner, again…? I get it! Fret not friend cause this chicken is not only easy but tastes unbelievably heart-warming and hearty. AKA the perfect fall dinner.

Now, I’m no country girl. Despite being born and raised in the great state of Alabama, I don’t do country. I’m a city girl through and through. I am also the black sheep of the family (a label I bear proudly) however, I respect the country lifestyle and certainly love to devour country-inspired food.

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October 17, 2017
Instant Oatmeal Packets
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Whether you're in need of breakfast on-the-go or want to make something special for someone, these instant oatmeal packets are a nice healthy morning treat | via @AimeeMarsLiving | #Instant #Oatmeal #Packets #Homemade

Let me tell you a little about my best friend because she is THE BEST! Bestie’s get this label for a reason, right? We’ve known each other since freshman year of college, but it wasn’t until our senior year during 2 crazy internships in NYC that we really became true friends. I mean, it was inevitable…

We shared a dorm room at the 92nd St. Y on the Upper East Side during one of Manhattan’s worst winters to record. Though we were both fashion interns we had no idea what snow boots even looked like since we both hailed from the Deep South.

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