The Latest from the C-N-G Kitchen!

Summer Succotash

Summer Succotash

We are always on the lookout for quick, easy, delicious, and affordable meals. And this recipe is no exception, especially using my favorite time-saving kitchen gadget: the pressure cooker. The inspiration came from a coupon flyer that we got earlier this summer in the mail from our local grocery store....

Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza

Grilled Chicken Margherita Pizza (Papa John’s Copycat)

Tomatoes are all the rage right now. And rightfully so! (If you don’t believe me, check out this, and this!) Fresh tomatoes from your local farmer’s market, your own garden, or -if you’re lucky- your next door neighbor, are so full of deliciousness that using a store bought tomato is...

All American Grill Burgers

All-American Grill Burgers

Last Friday, a couple of guys from work and I were walking across the street to a local pizza joint to grab some lunch. On the way, we started talking about different places close by to get lunch and Hugh mentioned a burger joint he had been to in North...

Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad

Cranberry Apple Chicken Salad

Summer calls for sandwiches. And I love a good tuna, egg, or chicken salad sandwich. So today I decided to share a new recipe for chicken salad that I found. I had some apples on hand, and some pita bread left over from this recipe, so I decided a chicken...

Spicy Jalapeno White Bean Dip

Spicy Jalapeño White Bean Dip

I have always been scared of garbanzo beans – chickpeas, whatever you want to call them. They just look weird and they have sort of a crunchy/spongy texture, kind of like a dried bean that has not soaked long enough. The point is I have always avoided them.  Until I finally...

Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Parmesan

Almond Crusted Baked Chicken Parmesan

We have shared several posts lately about trying to get healthy. So when we heard the folks at nuts.com were putting together an almond project, we were all in! Almonds are packed with “good” fat and are a perfect snack, along with a healthy diet, if you are trying to lose weight. They...

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Homemade Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Chips and salsa is one of the best (and easiest!) snacks to have on hand when entertaining. We have tried many different kinds of salsa to keep things interesting, but our latest favorite is a black bean and corn salsa that can be found on most grocery shelves.  This week...

Creamy Cheesy Chicken & Rice Soup

Creamy Cheesy Chicken & Rice Soup

You’re probably asking yourself “Why are you making soup in JULY???” My answer would be, “because I can.” And because the day I made it I wasn’t feeling well and wanted something comforting to get me through the day. This is another one of those recipes where I just starting...