Heinen’s 4pm Panic: Multi-Grain Salad & Salmon Tartine

 We’ve finally started seeing signs of spring. The sunshine has been glorious, adding a bit of color to the typical grey tones of Chicago winter. The forsythia bush outside my kitchen door is just starting to bud and the crocuses are peeking up through the frosty ground. Soon they will be vibrant green, pink and purple. For this week’s Heinen’s “4PM ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Mini Tex-Mex Chicken and Cheese Pies

 This week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” recipe offers, in a word, simplicity. It’s a dish that can be used for dinner then easily packed into tomorrow’s lunchbox.  We’re pulling out the muffin tins to put our main course into a neat little package with Mini Tex-Mex Chicken and Cheese Pies. Roasting a chicken is easy and it makes your home smell great ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Apricot Chicken with Cashew Cauliflower Rice

 This week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post is for all of you who have told me you don’t prepare anything with more than four ingredients.  This yummy chicken dish has three, yes 3, ingredients and only one pan! To be fair, I’m not counting the cauliflower rice in the three ingredients, but still, this main dish will make your Tuesday evening dinner super ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4pm Panic: Goat Cheese Panini and Tomato Basil Bisque

 Sometimes dinner and lunch can have a great deal in common. In this week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post I’m recreating for my family, a sandwich I enjoyed last week for lunch from the Galleria market in Chicago.  One fun perk of working in the city is the amazing selection of fabulous foods available for lunch.  I decided that this sandwich would make an ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onions and Lemon Hummus

 Roasted Sweet Potato, Red Onions and Lemon Hummus started as a left over throw together salad.  Now, because these flavors have become a family favorite, we don’t wait for left over sides. We make them the star of the meal. In this weeks Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post I’ve put together a simple dinner that fills everyone with healthy superfoods while ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives

 Quite some time ago 365Barrington hosted a Family Recipes contest and I was the lucky photographer tasked with photographing the entries. This recipe is one that I photographed and have kept in my cooking routine ever since. Moroccan Chicken with Lemon and Olives. It is easy to prepare in one pan and when it is cooking your entire house will smell ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

 Butternut squash, roasted and blended into a creamy soup, is what’s on deck for this week’s Heinen’s “4PM Panic” post to help avoid that last minute scramble to put something on the dinner table. Packed with vitamin A, this powerful anti-oxidant recipe is low in calories and contains no saturated fats or cholesterol. The biggest bonus is that it tastes great! ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4pm Panic: Brown Rice Salad with Kale Chips

 In this weeks “4PM Panic” post I’m sharing one of my favorite recipes. I like this one for dinner and then especially as lunch the next day.  As a mother I always feel the call to feed my children healthy, well rounded options.  It’s not always easy but with this Brown rice salad it is. I tried it at one ... Read more...

Heinen’s 4PM Panic: Roasted Vegetables and Amylu’s Chicken Sausages

 It is undoubtably winter.  The cold temps are a great reason to fire up the oven.  This time of year the produce lends itself to delicious roasted vegetables.  Roasting is one of my favorite ways to enjoy vegetables. Its quick and easy and, with this weeks “4PM Panic” post, I’m sharing some tips on roasting your favorites.  Tonight I’m serving ... Read more...

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