One Pot Gnocchi with Kale and Chicken

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I LOVE me a one-pot meal – from stovetop to oven to table – not too many dishes, easy-peasy and quick.  I am not much of a fan of the oven in the summer – but every once in awhile we get an afternoon rainstorm that makes turning it on bearable – today was no different.  Our storm is pretty fierce right now – lightning about 3 miles away and that rumbling thunder that makes the chandelir shake!  Dinner is in the oven and I’ve got time to blog – that’s how fast this recipe is.

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Grilled Chicken with Mango Salsa and Coconut Rice

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I have posted previously about my dislike for fruit and meat combos, and I’ll stick to that in MOST cases – but last night I made a mango salsa that was amazing with grilled chicken.  Coconut rice was the perfect accompaniment – its not overpowering, and it was really tasty on a piece of Naan Bread with the salsa and chicken.

I bet this salsa would be good with fish, too.  I’m not a huge fish fan – but if I get some nice Cod, Halibut or something else I’ll try it grilled with this salsa.

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Big List of No-Bake Cookies & Desserts

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It’s summer – and while it’s been unseasonably cool in Colorado this last week – It’s not going to last.  We generally crave something a bit sweet in the evenings but tend to not buy cookies and candies at the store.  I prefer to make something, but turning on the oven in the summer can be torture – even at night when its cooler outside.

I started saving no-bake dessert ideas awhile back on Pinterest, and thought I’d compile the ones I’ve liked into a post so I have it handy and can share it with all of you.  My criteria for the list was 4 fold – 1) obviously no baking; 2) easy to assemble – one bowl or pan usually; 3) no exotic ingredients its hard to find in western Colorado; and 4) no fruit and chocolate together – because GROSS. Get the Details!