Spicy Chicken Enchiladas

I’m not going to sugarcoat it: Enchiladas can be a pain in the neck to make. For that reason, they tend to fall in the category of food I often order in restaurants, but don’t make too frequently. However, when I came across a recipe for classic chicken enchiladas in my favorite slow cooker cookbook, I thought I’d give it a shot. It seemed like cooking the chicken in the slow cooker would at least make the process feel like less work since it was spread out over more hours. And it did! Continue reading

Chain Restaurants: You Don’t Know What You’ve Got ‘Til It’s Gone

Growing up, one of my favorite restaurants was the Ninety-Nine. I loved the jingle: “The 99 restaurant has 99 reasons you’ll always come back for more!” I loved the chicken broccoli ziti, which is probably all I ate for about four years. I loved the restaurant itself; it was warm and comfortable, and had some of those 99 reasons written on the walls. But here’s the kicker: the Ninety-Nine is a chain, Continue reading

Simple Chicken Mole

I love mole. It’s probably my favorite thing to order at Mexican restaurants. I know that mole technically just means sauce, but I’m talking about the rich, creamy version made with things like cocoa powder, cinnamon, tomatoes, star anise, peanut butter and about 10 other things. Because it tends to have so many ingredients, I’ve shied away from making it at home in the past. Enter my new favorite cookbook, The Complete Slow Cooker, where Jeff found a slow cooker chicken mole made with only seven ingredients! Continue reading