Homemade Tortillas Making soft delicious tortillas at home is surprisingly easy. In fact, once I started making my own suddenly all our dinners and lunches were rolled up in fresh tortillas. The dough is made from flour, shortening, water, and salt. I had all the ingredients on hand but the shortening.. which ended up only costing two dollars and has lasted through many many batches of tortillas. Cajun Chicken Pasta on the Lighter Side Celebrate Mardi Gras with this colorful Cajun spiced pasta tossed with chicken strips, bell peppers, red onion, mushrooms and scallions in a creamy light sauce. One of the easiest ways to lighten up a pasta dish is to add tons of protein and vegetables to your dish which keeps the portions large and the carbs low and this dish is a perfect example. Be sure to be generous with your Cajun spices, it should have plenty of kick so don't be shy! I took a knife skills class at Sur La Table this week with my girlfriend and of course I HAD to buy a new knife and cutting board there.
Chicken and Mushroom Julienne Recipe - Tasty & Healthy Arbuz Chicken and Mushroom Julienne is where the French cuisine meets the Russian cuisine. Despite the name, Julienne is an Eastern European dish, which is made by sautéing a small amount of flour in a hot, dry skillet until it is golden brown and adding clarified butter. The latter method reminds me of French ‘roux’ – the traditional thickening agent for classical French sauces and gravies. Not only flour slightly thickens the sauce, it also gives the dish such a rich taste that you will definitely want to grab some more of that deliciousness.
Bacon-wrapped Jalapeno Chicken Bites 610K+Add bacon to anything and it will fly off the table. That’s what a caterer once told me and I believe it. Certainly applies here. Whether you’re planning a cookout this weekend or cooking indoors (rain predicted here in Texas), grill up a few of these sizzling treats for a quick appetizer or serve as an entree.
Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies Peanut Butter Truffle Brownies with three layers of rich and decadent goodness! A rich, fudgy, deep dark chocolate brownie with a delicious peanut butter filling that is topped off with a decadent chocolate ganache. Oh yes, the classic peanut butter and chocolate combination!
Easy Chicken and Couscous Skillet Dinner Okay, so I have to share this recipe with you guys! This is probably our favorite, quickest, easiest weeknight dinner. It’s definitely my go-to meal. Julia Child's Creamy Chicken + Mushroom (Lightened Up) - Cafe Delites If you haven’t seen the movie Julie And Julia, it’s a film about Julia Child’s life in Paris in the 40’s-50’s, and a blogger/writer Julie Powell 50 years later, taking on the challenge of cooking every Julia Child recipe from her book Mastering the Art of French Cooking. If you have seen it, you’ll understand my dilemma. The whole movie left our stomach’s growling and mouth watering, with the picture of a creamy chicken and mushroom burned into my subconscious. Beyond excited that I’d left out chicken breast early in the morning, I began exploring said recipe all over Google. Turns out, it’s easier to find than I thought.
Jack Daniel's Honey Barbecue Baked Chicken Wings #SundaySupper Sweet honey barbecue sauce made with Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey whiskey slathered on baked chicken wings will leave you licking your fingers for more. A few weeks ago, one of my coworkers took a trip to Tennessee and brought me back a little sample bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey whiskey from her tour of the distillery. Immediately my mind went to my high school days when my friends and I were old enough to drive and ate at TGIFriday’s quite often. One of their specialties is the Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce. Not only did it taste good, we thought we were so cool having alcohol in our food.
Garlic Knots – For Superior Garlic Breath When I was in High School, I thought garlic knots were the best things on earth. I guess I still kind of think that, but often I’m disappointed by the garlic knots I buy. I’m not sure if the quality of garlic knots has gone down in NYC or if I’ve become harder to please. These days, they are often hard and dry, probably from being left around too long. As with all bread-based goodies, the freshest way to get it is out of your own oven. These really are a reasonable amount of work, and easily doubled, tripled, or quadrupled for even more return.
Recipes from Kevin & Amanda This post is in partnership with French’s Sweet Yellow Mustard and Spicy Yellow Mustard. I received compensation to write this post through the Sweet and Spicy Influencer Program. All content, photos, and opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting sponsors that allow me to create new content for Kevin & Amanda! Today I’m partnering with French’s Mustard to bring you this fabulous Honey Garlic Shrimp. This quick and easy dinner is SO fresh and light for summer!
Tomato Beef Eggplants - Cafe Delites From my table to yours… There’s really no other way to explain this beautiful plate! I guess I could start with low carb, high protein, low fat…but that’s all blah-blah *whatever* to me. Because those words don’t describe how deliciously delicious these really are. Spicy Honey Garlic Drumsticks I’ve been on a bit of a honey kick lately, along with a dark meat thing after years of eating only chicken breasts. This simple, easy recipe combines them both for a tasty main dish that’s both sweet and spicy. Don’t like the heat?
Mini Pumpkin Pies in a Muffin Tin I love to bake in muffin tins. They are cute, bite-sized, and cook up so much faster. I’ve shared Muffin Tin Meatloaves and Pop Up Pancakes in Muffin Tins. honey-mint-glazed-chicken My mom was set to arrive on Mother's Day and she had one request: that we be able to eat outdoors. Unfortunately my control over St. Louis' finicky Spring is minimal, so I did what I could: prayed for warm weather and planned a Mother's Day dinner perfect for al fresco dining. My prayers answered, Mother's Day turned out to be a beautiful day--maximum sunshine, minimal clouds, and warm air. I breathed a sigh of relief, knowing the weather had delivered...but would my Mother's Day menu?!