Tex-Mex Chicken Salad

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We’ve enjoyed a few sunny and warmer days here in the Northwest.  Now warmer for us is 60 degrees. I know that isn’t as warm as some places but I know it is warmer than others!  A little sunshine and warmer temperatures always puts me in the mood for a good salad for dinner. Today’s salad is a recipe I got from my sister in law.  It has been in [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken

Super simple Slow Cooker Tex Mex Chicken- throw everything into the slow cooker and enjoy! | Thirty Handmade Days

Way back when my (now) teenager/tween were itty bitty, I used to gather recipes from old recipe books, magazines and family members.  One time I spent hours at my aunt’s house painstakingly hand writing all of my favorite recipes from her onto little cards.  Some of those recipes are still of the of the ones I go to over and over.   Today’s recipe is from an old magazine that I’ve [Read More...]

Crockpot Chicken Tinga

Crockpot Chicken Tinga

For Christmas I got a new Crockpot and I was excited to use it! I christened it by making one of our family favorites…Chicken Tinga. Normally, we make this with Pork, but in an effort to lighten things up I used Chicken. This recipe makes a large quantity, so you can make it to feed a crowd, have leftovers or freeze the remaining for another dinner another night. Let’s start, shall [Read More...]

Delicious One Pan Chicken Dinner

One Pan Chicken DInner: Throw everything into one pan and bake- simple dinner that everyone will love! Find out why the vegetables crossed the road....www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

I may have mentioned a time or too that things are busy up in here.  I know I’m not alone in spending my afternoons in the car shuttling one of my kids one way and another somewhere else.   Easy dinners are a must for me these days.  I asked on Facebook what types of recipes people are looking for and overwhelmingly people said simple dinners! I made this One Pan [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Zesty Italian Chicken (6 Ingredient Meal)

One of our all time favorite slow cooker meals: Zesty Italian Chicken. Only 6 ingredients and to simple to make! www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

One of these days I’ll have nice relaxing afternoons with all the time in the world to cook. Right now that’s not the case. I feel like I’m running from one activity to the next. On those days, my slow cooker comes to the rescue. This ridiculously simple recipe is another family favorite with very little effort. My friend Nicole passed this recipe on to me over ten years ago.  [Read More...]

Easy Homemade Beef Enchiladas

Easy & Delicious Homemade Beef Enchiladas. These can be made ahead and bake in the over in time for dinner. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

While we love love love my Mom’s Chicken Enchiladas, long ago I found a beef recipe that my family loves.  These Beef Enchiladas are simple to make but taste great.  They can be made ahead and kept in the refrigerator until dinner time and put in the oven. Print Homemade Beef Enchiladas Ingredients3 Tbsp. chili powder 1 Tbsp. sugar 3 Tbsp. flour 2 Tbsp. vegetable oil 1 (15 0z) can [Read More...]

Slow Cooker Recipes: Tortellini Sausage Soup

Delicious Slow Cooker Tortellini Sausage Soup - perfect meal for a chilly day www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

A year or so ago I got this recipe from my cute, sassy friend Becca from Blue Cricket Designs.  I wasn’t sure how my family would take to it because it’s a) soup (I loooove soup but my boys? Not so much) and b) tortellini and sausage…. I just didn’t know if it would fly.  On one particular cold, rainy day I decided it was worth a shot.  They LOVED [Read More...]

Leftover Turkey Recipes

15+ Leftover Turkey Recipes- soups, sandwiches, main dishes. Perfect for leftover Thanksgiving turkey. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

I hope your Thanksgiving was full of fun, family and good food. If you’re anything like me, you have plenty of turkey left over and aren’t really sure what do with it. So I’ve gathered leftover turkey recipes that you might like to try! MAIN DISHES Turkey Tetrazzini Turkey Lasagna from Blissfully Delicious Turkey Quesadillas from Family Spice Turkey Pot Pie from A Family Feast Turkey Stuffing Bake from Hidden [Read More...]

Easy Dinner Recipes: Turkey Tetrazzini (Chicken Spaghetti)

The perfect Thanksgiving leftover recipe- Turkey Tetrazzini. This is a family favorite that I've been making for years. www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Earlier this week I shared one of our favorites- Sweet and Sour Chicken.  Today’s recipe is a favorite too.  It’s (again) so simple because you can use whatever you have on hand and add to it what you want.  It’s a base for any main dish.  And it’s the perfect dish to make after Thanksgiving with all that leftover turkey.  I’ve had this recipe since I was in college- it [Read More...]

Another Family Favorite: Sweet & Sour Chicken

Easy & delicious main dish- Sweet & Sour Chicken www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

Years ago I visited my aunt who made the best meal – Sweet and Sour Chicken.  I asked her for the recipe and it has become one of our family favorites.  It doesn’t take a whole lot of preparation and the end result is totally worth it. This is another meal that hits the spot on a cold, windy day.  Mmmmm…. and it smells absolutely delicious.  My oldest is a [Read More...]