Sunday, March 14, 2010

Seasame Candy Chicken

This was soooo yummy! The picture doesn't do it justice either. I need to work on my photo skills, so go here to see a better pic and the place I got the recipe. :)

PS. I did alter some of it to accommodate my family.

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts (about 4 fillets) (I used close to 4 lbs)
2 eggs ( I used 4)
2 C flour ( I used 3)

Sweet Candy Sauce:
1 C sugar
1/2 C soy sauce
toasted sesame seeds
slices scallions (0ptional)

In a pan, pour about 2 inches of oil and heat on medium heat until hot. Cut chicken on the diagonal into thick strips, about 2 inches wide. (I wish I had cut them into bite size portions, which I will do next time) In a bowl, beat eggs. In another bowl, place flour. Coat chicken in egg first then flour then do it again and maybe even a third time. The better coated the chicken is, the better.

When oil is hot, fry chicken pieces until golden brown, which was about 3 minutes on each side. Remove chicken and let oil drain.

In separate bowl make the candy sauce, place soy and sugar in bowl and mix together. Mix about 30 seconds. The sugar will not completely dissolve, but it should be thick, but not grainy. Add sesame seeds and mix well. Pour, dip, or cover chicken as desired with yummy sauce and serve over rice. Garnish with sliced scallions.

My ENTIRE family ate this meal, even my pickiest eater, so what does that tell ya? Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mint Brownies

I am so sorry for the quality of this picture, it does NOT do this brownie justice. They are so yummy though. I made 3 different batches last week, they're THAT good! :) Brownies:
1 0r 2 sticks of butter (fluffier or denser - I use 1 and a 1/2 sticks)
2 C sugar
1/2 C cocoa
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
1 3/4 C flour
1 tsp salt

Melt butter
Add sugar, cocoa, eggs, and vanilla. Mix until fluffy then add the flour and salt.

Spray or line (with parchment paper) a 9x13 pan
Bake at 350 for 25 minutes.*
Let cool completely!

Mind Frosting:
2 T evaporated milk (regular is fine too)
2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp peppermint extract
green food coloring
3 T melted butter
2 C powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients well then spread over cooled brownies and chill thoroughly.

Chocolate Topping:
1 C semi-sweet chocolate chips
3 T butter
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter and chocolate chips then add vanilla. Stir until smooth. Spread over mint frosting and chill until it sets up one last time.

Divide in GIANT portions and enjoy!

This recipe is from my awesome friend, Anne W. She gets all the credit. :)

* My baking time is always tricky where I live, I don't know if it's elevation or what, but I usually have to bake these babies longer than 25 minutes. Just watch them until you can stick a toothpick in and have it come out clean. :)

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Egg Salad Sandwiches

I will probably totally mess up this recipe but it was so yummy I had to post it!!! My hubby made these for lunch and he is the king of all things EGG. So I think this is how he did it:

6 hard boiled eggs, chopped up
1/4 C spicy brown mustard (he says you want to have a seeded mustard)
1/4 C mayo
2 stalks celery diced
fresh dill
salt and pepper

Just mix gently so you don't crush the eggs and season to taste. I think he made the sauce first, then added the celery then egg, then seasonings. He served these with sourdough toast and a ginormous helping of great value BBQ chips because they are, in fact, the best. :)

Grilled BBQ Chicken

This is another fast and easy dinner that the entire family loves. All I do is marinate the chicken in BBQ and then grill it. My hubby gets frustrated that I put the sauce on before it grills because the edges get all burnt, but I LOVE the burnt parts. Yummy!

Kids Alfredo

I have mentioned this before, but with my husband working graveyards half of the week every week, I have a tendency to only cook have the week and the other half of the week I kind of make up. Kids are great for that reason. They don't really care as long as it's edible. :)

Fettuccine or angel hair pasta
favorite Alfredo sauce
Parmesan cheeseNo directions needed I hope. :)