Sunday, January 29, 2017

Sweet, Spicy, Sticky Chicken

Sweet, Spicy, & Sticky Chicken

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
4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - cut into 1/2 inch strips
1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1.            Mix together brown sugar, honey, soy sauce, ginger, garlic and hot sauce in a small bowl.
2.            Lightly salt and pepper the chicken strips.

3.            Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken strips and brown on both sides, about 1 minute per side. Pour the sauce over the chicken. Simmer uncovered until the sauce thickens, 8 to 10 minutes.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Jerk Chicken Skewers

Jerk Chicken Skewers

2 cups soy sauce
1 cup water
1 cup white vinegar
12 garlic cloves, chopped
1 medium shallot, chopped
1 to 2 habanero peppers, chopped
1 to 2 springs thyme
1 tbsp white pepper
2 tbsp whole allspice
8 boneless chicken thighs, cubed
8 green onions, sliced into 2 inch pieces

1.       In a blender, puree all ingredients (except chicken and green onion)
2.       Marinate meat in mixture overnight in the fridge.
3.       Skewer the chicken, alternating with the onions

4.       Grill over medium high heat, turning often until cooked through, 8 to 10 minutes.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies

Chewy Peanut Butter Brownies
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 40 Minutes
Yields: 16 servings

1/2 cup peanut butter
1/3 cup margarine, softened
2/3 cup white sugar
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
2 egg    
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

1.            Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C ). Grease a 9x9 inch baking pan.
2.            In a medium bowl, cream together peanut butter and margarine. Gradually blend in the brown sugar, white sugar, eggs, and vanilla; mix until fluffy. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the peanut butter mixture until well blended.

3.            Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in preheated oven, or until the top springs back when touched. Cool, and cut into 16 squares.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Triple Layer Mud Pie

Triple Layer Mud Pie

3 squares Baker’s semi sweet chocolate, melted
¼ cup canned sweetened condensed milk
1 Oreo pie crust (6 oz)
½ cup Planters Chopped Pecans, toasted
2 cups cold 2% milk
2 pkg. (3.9 oz) Jell-O chocolate instant pudding
1 tub (8 oz) Cool Whip, thawed, divided

Mix chocolate and condensed milk.  Pour into crust; sprinkle with nuts.

Beat 2% milk and pudding mixes with whisk 2 mins.; spoon 1 ½ cups over nuts.  Stir half the Cool Whip into remaining pudding; spread over pudding in crust.  Top with remaining Cool Whip.

Refrigerate 3 hours.