Monday, December 31, 2007

Garlic Chicken Fried Chicken

I got this recipe from allrecipes.

2 teaspoons garlic powder, or to taste
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup milk
1 egg
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded thin
1 cup oil for frying, or as needed

In a shallow dish, mix together the garlic powder, pepper, salt, paprika, bread crumbs and flour. In a separate dish, whisk together the milk and egg.
Heat the oil in an electric skillet set to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Dip the chicken into the egg and milk, then dredge in the dry ingredients until evenly coated.
Fry chicken in the hot oil for about 5 minutes per side, or until the chicken is cooked through and juices run clear. Remove from the oil with a slotted spatula, and serve.

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

Hey Ladies!

Well I was hanging out with my friend Shenika and we whipped up this recipe that we found on another nestie's blog. I must tell you that these are so good and a quick weekend snack to make. We made a couple of them for some of our friends that came over as well and they loved it. I hope you enjoy making them and eating them just as much as we did. Enjoy!

Chocolate Chip Cake Bars

1 package of yellow cake mix

2 eggs

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1/4 cup of butter melted

1/4 cup of water

1 1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

In a large mixing bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Beat on medium speed for two minutes. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread in a greased 13 in x 9 in x 2 in. baking pan. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until lightly browned and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield about 3-1/2 dozen.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Honey-Mustard Beef Kabobs

I got this one from and made it last month. I bought the kabobs already made up on the stick and I added a dash of hot sauce to the honey mustard sauce for a kick. I served with fried corn. I luv 30 min recipes b/c I can't be in the kitchen all day long. Enjoy!

20 Min
10 Min
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1/2 cup Dijon mustard
1/4 cup honey
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
3/4 pound beef sirloin steak, cut into 1 inch cubes

In a bowl, combine the mustard, honey, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper. Pour half of the sauce into a large resealable plastic bag; add beef cubes and toss to coat. Set remaining sauce aside.

Thread beef onto metal or soaked wooden skewers. Discard marinade from beef. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 8-10 minutes or until meat reaches desired doneness, turning once. Serve with reserved sauce.

Horseradish Deviled Eggs

I am NOT much of a cook so I am challenging myself to learn new recipes and get in the kitchen more to cook vs. I saw this on a cook show today and tried it. It's a traditional deviled eggs recipe with horseradish sauce and celery. They were delicious!

5 hard-cooked eggs
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon horseradish
1/2 teaspoon celery
1/4 teaspoon Dijon
1/8 teaspoon salt
Dash pepper
1 dash paprika

Cut eggs in half lengthwise. Remove yolks; set whites aside. In a bowl, mash the yolks. add mayonnaise, horseradish, celery, mustard, salt and pepper; mix well. Pipe or spoon into egg whites. Sprinkle with paprika. Refrigerate until serving.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Caramel Apple Cheesecake Bars and Streutal


This recipe is soooooooooo good, I found it on the What's Cooking section on the Nest, decided to try it out and OH. MY. GOODNESS!!!

2 cups all-purpose flour

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

2 sticks of butter (soften)

2 packages of cream cheese (soften)

1/2 cups of sugar PLUS 2 tablespoons

2 Large Eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

3 Granny Smith Apples (Peeled, cored, finely chopped)

1/2 teaspoon ground cinammon

1/4 teaspoon of nutmeg

1/2 cup of caramel toppings

Preheat oven to 350 degrees, in a medium bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture is crumbley. Press evenly into a baking pan lined with aluminum foil. Bake for 15 minutes or until brown.

In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with 1/2 cup sugar in an electric mixture at medium speed till smooth. Then add eggs one at a time and vanilla stir to combine pour over warm crust.

In a small bowl stir together chopped apples, remaining sugar, cinammon and nutmeg. Spoon over cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle evenly with streutal topping. Bake for 30 mins or until filling is set. Drizzle with caramel topping.

Streutal Topping

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 cup of cooking oats (oatmeal)

1 stick of butter

In a small bowl, combine ingrediants

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Spicy Vinegar of Haiti - Picklese (Pikliz)

Well, Mala aka knottie Eyecandy asked me for the recipe for picklese. So, I went to the source and I finally got the recipe from DH's Momma and a coworker. So, Mala let me know how your homemade picklese come out. I love this over some red beans and rice and with some chicken. It is very spicy, but good. I will post a pick of my homemade picklese very soon.

6 Scotch bonnet peppers
2 cups thinly sliced or shredded cabbage
1/2 cup thinly sliced or shredded carrots
1/4 cup thinly sliced or shredded onions
4 whole cloves
1 teaspoon salt
8 to 10 peppercorns
3 cups vinegar

Snip off the stem of the peppers, cut each into 4 pieces, and keep the seeds.
Place hot peppers, cabbage, carrots, onion, cloves, salt, and peppercorn in a quart size jar. Then add vinegar.
Close jar tightly and let sit at least 24-48 hours before serving.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Teriyaki Chicken Breasts

This is the quick and simple way to make Teriyaki chicken. It is really good and simple to make. Enjoy!

2 skinless chicken breasts

Teriyaki sauce(I used 365 Teriyaki sauce from Whole Foods market)

Lemon-Pepper Marinade Seasoning (Lawry's)-You can use another type of seasoning, I just used Adobe seasoning to season the chicken.

Rinse chicken pieces and pat dry. Place chicken in baking dish and pour 1/3 cup teriyaki sauce over chicken. Coat chicken on both sides. Sprinkle both sides heavy with Lemon-Pepper Marinade Seasoning(or anyother seasoning tha you want to use) and bake, uncovered at 325 degrees for about 1 hour until tender and slightly browned.

If you want to make your own Teriyaki Sauce from scratch here are the necessary ingredients:

Teriyaki Sauce:
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup *mirin (sweet rice wine)
2 tbsp sugar

Pour all ingredients in a pan.
Stir the mixture well.
Put the pan on low heat and simmer for a couple of minutes.
Remove from the heat and cool the mixture

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

PF Changs Lettuce Wraps

I found this recipe on and adapted it to make lettuce wraps. They are sooo good.

1 tablespoon brown sugar
2 tablespoons honey
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 teaspoons chopped fresh ginger root
2 teaspoons chopped garlic
2 tablespoons hot sauce
salt and pepper to taste
1 lb ground chicken (or turkey)
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 head of lettuce (with the leaves rinsed and dried)
Salt and pepper to taste
NOTE: You can also add a teaspoon of crushed red peppers to spice it up or cilantro to taste.

Mix together brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and hot sauce in a small bowl.

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add ground chicken meat with about 1/3 of the sauce and brown like you would taco meat. (It might even be better marinade the meat for a couple of hours.) Cook until the liquid is absorbed.

Place the meat in a serving dish, the lettuce leaves on a platter and the remaining sauce in a ramekin. Take the lettuce leaf fill with meat and add a teaspoon of sauce. Roll up and enjoy!

Knottie MrsTNM

Oven Fried Chicken Parmesan

Hello Ladies!

I guess I will start and kick things off. Recently, I made this quick and easy delicious meal for my husband Ronald. I got the recipe from my Mom, who in turn got it from the TV Food network chef Sara Moulton. This recipe is so simple and easy to make and not to mention hmmm, hmmm, good. Let me tell you, my husband was asking for seconds and thirds. So, now I frequently make this recipe for him from time to time. I just thought I would share this simple and quick meal for those of us who do not like to cook as much as I do. Enjoy ladies, and let me know how it turns out. It really tastes good with some red beans and rice, or whatever you choose. Enjoy!

1 Garlic clove
¼ pounds Butter melted
1 cup Bread Crumbs
⅓ cup finely grated parmesan cheese
2 tablespoon minced parsley
1 teaspoon salt
⅛ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2½ pounds chicken cut up into pieces (I used chicken wings or chicken drummettes)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Crush the garlic clove and combine with 2/3 cup melted butter in a shallow baking dish. In another dish combine the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, parsley, salt and pepper. First dip the chicken into the butter and then coat it in the bread crumb mixture. Arrange the chicken 1 layer deep in a greased large, shallow baking pan and drizzle evenly with remaining melted butter. Bake uncovered, 1 to 1 1/4 hours until fork tender and browned.

Tobi aka nestie ibot4291

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

The Beginning...

OK, How you like us NOW!!! Someone test this... trying to understand how it will work.