Recommended: Turkey Sloppy Joes

Cook's notes: It's too hot here in the Southwest to have the traditional "hot dog and hamburger" cook out for Independence Day (also, I never eat red meat). Instead, I made these delightful Turkey Sloppy Joes from Ambitious Kitchen. I might reduce the ketchup next time to bring down the sweetness. Menu: Served on whole …

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Thai-Style Soft Chicken Tacos

Cook's notes: Use a cut-up rotisserie chicken for an even faster weeknight meal. I reduced the sugar by a great deal and switched out soy sauce for coconut aminos to bring down the sodium. Serves 6. Sauce 1 Tablespoon sugar 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter 3 Tablespoons coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce) 2 to …

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Chicken Casserole with Tortilla Chips

Cook's notes: My sweetheart made a huge batch of Mexican-style slow cooker stew with chicken, black beans, corn, red pepper, and cilantro. We had a 4-quart cooking pot full of delicious stew, but there are only two of us in the house. I turned the leftovers into a casserole for a potluck dinner with friends. Heat …

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