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There are two chefs in the house now

My husband-to-be (only 17 more days until our wedding!) has been helping out by whipping up dinner a couple of times a week since I started my new job. Over the weekend, I pick out recipes by my favorite chefs (right now, I'm really into Tieghan Gerard, Half Baked Harvest; Rachel Maser, Clean Food Crush; Natasha Kravchuk, Natasha's Kitchen), along with Jerry's help, and we plan the menu for the week.

Here is what we've been cooking.

Saturday night, Jerry and I made Browned Sage Butter Chicken Piccata with Mushroom Pasta (Halfbaked Harvest).

I've been dying to use the fresh sage from our garden for some time now, and I finally found the perfect recipe. The crispy fried sage is addicting, the chicken is flavorful, and the mushroom pasta is light and tasty.

Last week, Jerry made the most scrumptious Crockpot Barbacoa Tacos (Clean Food Crush). This was the first time either of us has cooked chuck roast, so this was new territory.

Jerry calls me a couple of hours into it cooking in the crockpot. "I think I ruined dinner," he says sheepishly. (It was so adorable.) What do you mean? "The meat is really tough." Uhhh, just keep cooking it.

After cooking the meat for several more hours, the chuck roast is tender and falls apart effortlessly. I was very impressed with this dish --it is bursting with flavor. He did a fantastic job! And to think, he almost chucked it (pun intended). We will definitely be making this again.

Since it's autumn, we wanted to indulge in some comfort food and what's better than some Old Fashioned Chicken Noodle Soup (Natasha's Kitchen)? Jerry made us this unbelievably yummy chicken noodle soup last week. It was full of flavor and super easy to make. I think the dill is a really nice touch, too! Adding this to our list of repeat dishes.

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