Anniversary Chicken, my way

Since I still have had no recipes submitted for me to make (hint, hint), I found a recipe on Allrecipes to make.  I actually mixed the two recipes called Anniversary Chicken I and Anniversary II using some of each to make the food.  Here is the recipe I used:

2 chicken breasts, 5 slices of bacon, 1/4 c.  Teriyaki Baste and Glaze, about 1/4 c. ranch dressing, 1/2 small onion, about 1 c. cheddar cheese grated.

Cooked the bacon until very brown, removed from pan.  Browned the chicken breast on both sides in the bacon grease, and then the onion.  In an oven dish I layered the chicken and onions, then the Teriyaki on top.  Then the ranch.  Last I put the cheese and topped with the bacon, which I had crumbled.

I put this in a 350 degree oven and baked for about 30 minutes, until juices were clear.

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Review:  This was absolutely delicious!  I served it with broccoli, and the sauce was exquisite on it too.  I ate every drop.  The only thing I would do differently is make 4 breasts so I could have had leftovers.  I highly recommend this recipe.  If you do double or triple the amount of breasts, do the same with the sauce.  I give it a 10 out of 10.

My more picky husband gave it an 8.  However, he ate it all, which is very unusual.  STILL waiting for you to submit a recipe for me to try.

Parker House Rolls

Yesterday I made Bobby Flay’s Parker House Rolls.  The recipe was here: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/bobby-flay/parker-house-rolls-recipe2.html

It was very easy to make, although it needed almost a cup more of flour.  The dough was very sticky until after the first rising.  This was one of the best doughs though.  It was very soft.  The instructions said to make into any shape you wanted.  He used small rolls.  I decided to use larger rolls.  I wish I had kept to the smaller ones.  Why? They took longer to cook, plus were really big.  They were still delicious.  This is a great recipe and I look forward to making it again.  Maybe Christmas.  I warmed them in the microwave the next morning, slathered on butter and added cherry preserves.  They were fantastic!  Definitely worth making.  My husband loved them also, and he isn’t much of a bread eater.IMG_1141 IMG_1143

I still haven’t had anyone give me a recipe to try 😦   I am going to make crack candy next.  It has some other names also.  I will give you a review on that tomorrow.

Please share my blog with others if you like it AND I really am looking forward to someone giving me a recipe to make and review.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

Last night I made two recipes to review.  I am reviewing the Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies today, and the Parker House Rolls tomorrow.

Recipe:  1 box walnut brownie mix, 1 egg, 1/4 cup of oil, 1 cup chocolate chips.

Mix together, put in refrigerator for up to an hour.  Roll heaping teaspoon into a ball and put on ungreased cookie sheet or silpat (my favorite).  Bake at 350 degrees for 8 – 10 minutes.

These are my families favorite cookies.  I have been making them for over 30 years and do not even know where I originally got the recipe.

I had to change the recipe because, just like other foods, brownie mixes are now smaller than they were previously.  Doesn’t this really irritate you?  Like soup and toilet paper? I didn’t realize that and had used the two eggs.  I noticed they were much more liquidy (is that a word?) than ever before.  No biggy though, I just added some flour to get the correct consistency.   Originally they would make a 9 inch square pan, now they make only an 8 inch square.  If you find a brownie mix that makes a 9 inch square, use two eggs.

Do not overcook, they should look kind of shiny and not quite done.  Let cool for five minutes before plating.

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2 Recipes tonight: Parker House Rolls and Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies

I have been dying to use my Kitchen-aid mixer to make bread.  Since I still have had no recipes submitted to me to make, I found a recipe.  (Boy I hate searching for recipes!)  Reminder: send me a recipe you want me to try.  If I can get the ingredients, I will make it and review it for you.

The recipe I chose to make tonight is for Bobby Flay’s (who doesn’t love Bobby?) Parker House Rolls.  Yum.  It’s not even 10 am and I am now salivating just thinking about those rolls!  Hope I can hold out making them until afternoon so that I can have them with dinner.

If you are interested in the recipe, it is from the Food Network and is called Bobby Flay’s Parker House Rolls.

I am also going to make a recipe I have been using for over 35 years for Chocolate Chocolate Chip Cookies.  I don’t remember where I got this recipe, but they are delicious!  I have had people call me from other states asking for this recipe.  It is so easy, has few ingredients, and they are delicious.  I may have to tape my mouth shut in order to not eat them all myself!

Remember, send me those recipes!  Also, share my new blog.

My First Review

Last night I made a recipe for brussel sprouts.  I found the recipe here: http://the-lowcarb-diet.com/italian-vinegar-brussels-sprouts/

Pros:  Easy, quick, good instructions, had the ingredients

Cons: Needed more seasonings, perhaps bacon would have been awesome

This was a very easy to make dish.  I followed Andres instructions completely.  I did think it took a couple of extra minutes to get that brown carmelization on the sprouts. IMG_1132 IMG_1133 IMG_1135 My husband and I both like brussels sprouts and we did both like this recipe.  My husband gave it two stars out of four, I gave it three.  He said it was nothing special, but OK.  I thought it was good, but not outstanding.  We both thought it needed more flavor.   Suggestions:  Stir fry in flavored olive oil, add more seasonings to the sprouts themselves or to the vinegar, add bacon crumbles (who doesn’t love bacon), add some cheese such as parmesan.

This was a low carb meal and I really missed the bread.  That is what I would like to make next:  Rolls.  Please send me a great roll recipe to make.  I have been dying to make some since I now have a kitchen-aid mixer with a dough hook.

Like my idea for a blog?  Please share and send me a recipe to try.

My First Recipe!

Today is the second day of my new blog.  I had four likes and no comments.  Since I did not get any recipes to try, I did what I didn’t want to do:  I went looking for a recipe to try.  I found one that sounded delicious and am going to try it tonight and put pictures and my reviews here tomorrow.

Because I would like to not gain weight this month, I decided low carb would be the way to go.  I found a new recipe I have never made before on this site:  http://the-lowcarb-diet.com/

I can’t wait to try it and to post the results tomorrow!

Don’t forget I really want to hear from you and try your recipe.  Please, anyone who reads this, pass this blog to your friends.

I Want to Cook Your Recipe!

I have been cooking for my family since I was 10 years old.  This continues to this day.  My husband and I are retired and empty nesters now.  I have a passion for cooking, but not for making up my own recipes.  I love, love, love trying new recipes, but hate, hate, hate searching endlessly for those recipes.

I can help you by making your creative recipe.  I will follow your directions to make this in my own kitchen.  I will take great pictures of it and provide you with meaningful feedback from the two eaters.  I have a great palate, but my hubby is a rather picky eater. If it is a larger recipe, I will invite others over to enjoy the feast.  I believe insight from others to be invaluable.  And the best news, it won’t cost you anything!

Let me cook for you! Are you ready? contact me so we can begin.

PS:  I don’t have a pressure cooker and I don’t know how to do cooking sous vide style, but am willing to learn.