Friday, April 17, 2015

Lemon Couscous with Craisins and Chicken

Lemon Couscous with Craisins and Chicken - get the recipe at
Crunchy pistachios, buttery sautéed onions, chunks of chicken, sweet craisins, and plenty of citrus flavor fills each bite of this couscous "pasta" chicken salad. Served hot or cold, this is a make-ahead meal that I'll be making all summer long.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

BBQ Chicken Salad with Sweet Potato Fries

BBQ Chicken Salad with Sweet Potato Fries - get the recipe at
BBQ Chicken Salad with Sweet Potato Fries has become one of my favorite lunches over the past couple years. This is a cold garden salad tossed with warm and saucy barbecue chicken then topped with crisp hot sweet potato fries and drizzled with ranch dressing. It sounded just crazy enough when I initially imagined it, I had to try it and I am so glad I did!

Apple Pie Bars with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Apple Pie Bars with Bourbon Caramel Sauce - get the recipe at
Crisp apples are caramelized and then layered in between a buttery brown sugar crust and a strudel topping before being baked into these chewy sweet bars. Serve topped with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and a generous pour of Bourbon Caramel Sauce or Vanilla Bean Caramel Sauce, this is a fall dessert recipe that simply can not be beat. I've made these apple pie bars twice in the past two weeks and they disappeared absurdly fast both times.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

The BEST Queso Blanco Dip ~ Spicy White Cheese Dip

The BEST Queso Blanco Dip ~ Spicy White Cheese Dip recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Queso Blanco Dip is a creamy, spicy, perfectly smooth and cheesy dip just like they serve at your favorite Mexican restaurant. Smother a burrito with it, pour it on a burger, drizzle it across roasted potatoes, pour it onto Spanish rice, layer in into nachos or dip your chips in it.

There is just enough heat in this Queso Blanco Dip to keep you coming back for one more bite. If you like it extra hot, double up on the peppers. I've made this dip exactly as written and I've made it twice as hot. We all loved it as written below and my husband and my oldest son especially enjoyed it with the extra heat.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites

Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites | recipe at
Sweet and just a little bit spicy, these Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites disappeared lightning fast. Tender, bite size chunks of chicken cook in just minutes and then are tossed with an irresistible sticky glaze.

Some of the best things about blogging are the friendships I've made over the past few years. After "knowing" each other online for a couple years, I met Erin with Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts last summer in Miami. We had a heck of a lot fun laughing, eating, and hanging out together. That was the same trip when I finally met my friend Rebecca, whose mouthwatering recipes make frequent appearances in my kitchen.

When I saw Rebecca's recipe for Honey Sriracha Chicken Bites a few weeks ago, (and especially when Rebecca texted me to say her boys were going nuts over it!) I knew that I'd be making them for dinner soon.

In the spirit of our mutual friendships, I'm hanging out over at Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts today and sharing my take on Rebecca's recipe with you there. My kids all gave this chicken two thumbs up and we've made it again already!

Check out the full recipe HERE!