Chicken Broccoli Cheese Braid

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My Aunt and I made this 12 years ago after she had attended a pampered chef party where it was served. It was great then and it's even better than I remembered it now. The only thing I would change is instead of putting the raw freshly chopped vegetables into the mix, I'd prefer they be sauteed in butter until softened a bit first. It's delicious either way! Try it soon, super easy and semi-healthy dinner :) My almost 3 year old helped me assemble this recipe...her tiny hands shown in a picture … [Read more...]

Roasted Chicken and Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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I was watching "Secrets of a Restaurant Chef" on the food network the other morning, and I saw Ann Burrell make roasted chicken with garlic mashed potatoes-yum. They looked so good, and simple enough, that I had to attempt them myself. I'll admit that chicken is never really simple, no matter what the recipe. You always have to be extra careful when handling raw meat, and then there's the sanitizing of counter tops that follows..pain in the butt. Anyway, my Husband and I LOVED both of these … [Read more...]