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Homemade Chicken Nuggets. These homemade chicken nuggets had the right texture, flavor and consistency of a standard McDonald’s Chicken McNugget.

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

However, it still tasted leaner (healthier) probably because I trimmed all the fat off the chicken pieces. I used a mixture of chicken breast meat and thigh meat, hoping the thigh meat would add some extra richness, flavor and moistness after frying. I remember back in the old days, McDonald’s used to only use dark meat, that’s when I liked them the most. You can use all dark meat if you wish, if you do, let me know how they turn out. It was easier than I thought it would be. Homemade Chicken Nuggets (approx. 30 nuggets) adapted from For The Love Of Food Ingredients: 2 lbs. Directions: 1) Heat oil in a heavy-duty skillet (like a cast iron skillet) on medium-high heat while preparing the chicken nuggets – it should be ready to work with once half of your nuggets are ready to go in. 2) Cube chicken and place in a food processor. Cube chicken and place in a food processor.

Deep Dish Fruit Pizza. My sister-in-law Missy first introduced me to the concept of fruit pizza years and years ago, and here’s how: she brought one to my house and I proceeded to eat the whole thing.

Deep Dish Fruit Pizza

But it was small. And I was nursing. My mammary glands made me do it. I whipped up a whopper of a fruit pizza a couple of weeks ago using my good ol’ standby sugar cookie recipe…and it was so darn good in such a naughty, naughty way. Feel free to halve the recipe below and press into a smaller pan, or just split the full recipe in half and roll out two thinner pizzas. This is one of those fun, throw-together treats that’s perfect for everything from a slumber party to a baby shower. Sorry I said mammary glands. The Cast of Characters: my sugar cookie dough (recipe below), marshmallow creme, cream cheese, peaches, kiwi, blueberries…and whatever other fruit you’d like!

Now, you could divide the dough in half, then roll out each half into thin, round pizzas. Or you could do what I done did… I love this pebbly texture. Healthy Granola Bar Recipes - How to Make Granola Bars. Grilled Bacon wrapped Jalapenos. Homemade Salt & Vinegar Chips. Greetings!

Homemade Salt & Vinegar Chips

Today has been a busy one getting ready for the market tomorrow. Tomorrow is our last market day and then we are taking some time off from the market so we can have some free weekends this summer. We are looking forward to it! I also snuck in a quick run today. I had a little run in with a scary animal…a coyote! The run: Distance: 4 milesTime: 33:56Avg pace: 8:29 Mile splits: Mile 1: 8:45 (started off way too fast!)

I have the race bug in a big way lately…specifically the 5k race bug! Dinner blew my mind. Homemade Salt & Vinegar Chips (and S & V green beans!) Salt & Vinegar fans rejoice! Adapted from Martha Stewart and 101 Cookbooks. Ingredients: Approx 4 cups (or more) white vinegar4-5 medium potatoes, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds1-1.5 tsp coarse sea saltVery small sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper2 tsp Extra virgin olive oil3 handfuls fresh green beans, trimmed Directions: Wash and slice up the potatoes into 1/4 inch rounds. The cooking process… Slice the taters! Oh dear me.

Hummus to make or buy. Salt and Vinegar Chick peas. Ohsheglows.