Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Second Birthday - And Some Favorite Recipes From the Past Two Years

I missed a lot of things while I was out of commission recently.  One thing I hadn’t realized I’d missed was the second birthday of The Well-Fed Newlyweds.  Now you know I was seriously under the weather!  I can’t believe it’s been over two years since I shared my first recipe with you.  Some of you have been with me since the beginning, and some of you are new friends.  However long it’s been, I’m so happy to have you here to share in the successes (and occasional) flops of our kitchen.

Since I’m feeling kind of nostalgic, I thought I would share some of our very favorite recipes from the past two years.  These are recipes I’ve made over and over again – and will likely continue to make for years to come.  If you missed them the first time around, give them a try.  I hope you enjoy them as much as we do.

One Year Ago: Nutty Pumpkin Granola

Tex Mex Chicken and Rice Casserole

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cheesy Chicken and Corn Stuffed Peppers

So… hello.  It’s been awhile.  I know I’ve said that before when I’ve disappeared for a week or two - you know, for moving, a dead computer, mono… those sorts of things.  Dropping out of the blogosphere for over a month, however, is pretty much unheard of for me.  I feel like I owe you an explanation.  I don’t normally share super-personal stuff here because, well, it’s super-personal.  But you’ve stuck around.  You kept coming back even when I wasn’t posting.  You didn’t give up on me.  And I appreciate that.  I really do.  So I have a story for you… 

This story starts about 2 and a half months ago, over Labor Day weekend.  While you were out (hopefully) enjoying the long weekend, I was in the hospital having surgery.  Fortunately, everything went well with the surgery.  Unfortunately, I ended up being allergic to the antibiotic they gave me at the hospital.  That one fateful dose resulted in approximately six weeks of allergic reactions.  We’re talking hives, rashes, swollen joints, swollen eye... and that’s in addition to the surgery recovery.  I was a hot mess.  I was also pretty much at a cooking standstill as I wasn’t allowed to bend, lift anything, etc. 

Over the past few weeks, I have returned to the living – and the kitchen.  I am so glad to be back and able to share recipes with you.  Like today’s recipe for Cheesy Chicken and Corn Stuffed Peppers, one of the first things I made when I got back in the kitchen.  These peppers are ridiculously good.  Filled with chicken, corn, cream cheese, salsa, mild green chiles, fresh jalapeno, and two more kinds of cheese, these stuffed peppers are jam-packed with flavor.  They also have great texture from the creamy cheeses, crunchy corn and peppers, and chewy chicken.  And like most of my favorite meals, these stuffed peppers are quick and easy to make.  These peppers welcomed me back into the kitchen, and I’m sure they would be a welcome addition to your table any night of the week.


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