This was my first attempt at fried chicken, and it went pretty well. The meat was incredibly moist and the coating was crunchy and tasty. The skin under the coating was…a little flabby. It was consistently flabby on all the pieces, so I had that going for me. While I really like fried chicken, I LOVE cold fried chicken. The leftovers we had the next day were fantastic. The fridge did something to the skin to make it not really crisp, but not as flabby as it seemed when the chicken was hot. Continue reading ‘Fried Chicken’
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Tags: Beef, Ginger, Onion
This is one of my favorite recipes from How to Cook Everything. The original recipe doesn’t include bell peppers, and, truthfully, it is probably better without them, but I find pretty peppers difficult to resist when I see them at the store. Continue reading ‘Stir-Fried Beef and Onions (and Peppers)’
These buns smelled so good as they were baking that we didn’t wait for a burger to put on them before eating. I’ve never bought a package of buns at the grocery store that I wanted to eat straight out of the bag with nothing between the two halves. This one is definitely a keeper! Continue reading ‘Hamburger Buns’
Tags: Chocolate, Zucchini
A couple of weeks ago, my friend, Kim, brought some lemon zucchini bread to work to share. It was delicious. She offered the recipe and I accepted (duh!). While I am glad to have the recipe, I was immediately drawn to the Chocolate Zucchini Cake that is on the same piece of paper as the lemon bread. I’ll get to that bread eventually, but this cake is crazy good. It has a bit of cinnamon in it, so it has a Texas Sheet Cake taste to it. It also has a bag of chocolate chips on the top of the cake, so that is awesome. Continue reading ‘Chocolate Zucchini Cake’
Tags: Chicken, Herbs, Onion, Peppers
We planted some herbs on our deck back in May and they are still alive! It’s a miracle! I am often not a very good plant mother, but between the two of us, Mike and I have managed to keep them watered and loved through one of the longest heat waves I can remember.
This recipe uses a bunch of the herbs we have been growing. You could go with dried versions of the herbs if you don’t have fresh. In general, you’ll want to use a teaspoon of dried herbs in place of a tablespoon of fresh. Continue reading ‘Herby Greek Chicken Kebobs’
Mexican pulled pork. Delicious. Can’t form complete sentences.
This is one of the best things I have ever made. Continue reading ‘Carnitas’
Tags: BBQ Sauce, Cheese, Chicken
This is a recipe that can be as “from scratch” as you want it to be. You can make the pizza dough yourself or use a pre-made dough or crust. You can create your own BBQ sauce or use a bottled sauce. You can grill or bake the chicken, or use a rotisserie chicken from the store. I selected “easy” at almost ever point in this recipe (I did grate the cheeses myself, though I used the food processor for that) and the result was still really good. I held back on the cilantro a bit because Mike doesn’t care for it, but I added more when I finally got my piece of the pie. Parsley would work in place of the cilantro if your tastes are more like Mike’s. Continue reading ‘BBQ Chicken Pizza’