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.