Summertime Picnic Brownies

Picnic Brownies

I have a vast collection of cookbooks.  Some are new and some I have collected from yard sales and random book sales.  I was looking through one random book on baking when a cutout of random paper fell into my lap.  That cutout was from a July issue of Coastal Living, and described this brownie … Read moreSummertime Picnic Brownies

Bacon Chicken Kabobs

Bacon Chicken Kabobs

I love grilled chicken.  However, if you cook boneless skinless chicken breasts life can become dry and boring.   So I devised a surefire way to cook chicken, keep it moist and give it a smokey bacony flavor.  Yep, skewer the chicken with a couple strips of bacon.  The fat keeps the chicken moist and imparts a nice smokey flavor that everyone will love.

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Easter Leftovers – Hawaiian Pizza

Hawaiian Pizza

Even though it was just Dana and I for Easter, I made a giant honey glazed ham. I could not help myself. Plus I love leftovers. But then you have to figure out what leftovers to make. There are a million tasty little creations that you can make with leftover ham. I decided to make … Read moreEaster Leftovers – Hawaiian Pizza

Strawberry Daiquiri

It has been super nice here in DC.  This weekend is supposed to reach the 80’s.  So I decided to make a nice refreshing cocktail.  This week’s cocktail is the strawberry daiquiri. This is a quick and easy rum based drink, as long as you have a blender.  No blender, then this might not be your drink.  However, if you have a blender, you are gonna be transported to a tropical island.

Strawberry Daiquiri

Garnished with a simple strawberry this cocktail will socially lubricate the best of them.

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Quick and Easy Chicken Parmesan

Italian food is one of my vices.  I love the sauce, the pasta and the bread.  The main problem is that my favorite recipe chicken Parmesan takes a while to cook, it requires a full chicken breast per person.  Doesn’t seem like that big of a problem, but when you start cooking a bunch and half of your guests only eat 1/3 to 1/2 of the chicken because they don’t require a full chicken breast along with salad, pasta and bread then it starts to become a waste.  Plus, pounding out 6-8 chicken breasts can be quite burdensome.  So I decided to make everything a little bit easier.  Bite sized chicken pieces that can be scooped out so that everyone gets only as much as they want.  Saves on time, saves on money and makes everyone just a little bit happier.

Quick Chicken Parmesan

I topped this concoction with strips of mozzarella cheese that were broiled to melt perfectly over the whole dish.

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Cheap Eats – Chicken Bake for $1.69 a person

I have been getting a lot of emails from people who want quick and easy recipes that are cheap. So for now on, I am going to devote thursdays to cheap eats.  In this economy people want to save money and an easy way to do that is by cooking at home. Cheap food does not have to be bad either. For instance I made this chicken bake for $6.74, or $1.69 per person. I purchased the ingredients on sale and that was the reason why it was so cheap. For instance, instead of having to purchase cheese, which is not cheap, I purchased frozen vegetables in cheese sauce. They were on sale for $1.49 a bag. I used half a bag of broccoli and half a bag of cauliflower in this recipe for a total of $1.49. Sure beats buying cheese at $3 for a 8 oz bag. 

Chicken bake for less than a $1.70 a serving.
Chicken bake for less than a $1.70 a serving.

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