Monday, October 17, 2016

Asian Glazed Spare Ribs

My mom recently became a Pampered Chef demonstrator, and I am loving all of the products we get to test out.  The most recent product is a RockCrok, I am going to put the link below.  It seriously the coolest product we have made Mac and Cheese in it, and cooked a whole chicken IN THE MICROWAVE.  This recipe was awesome because everything was done in the pot, so there was no extra clean up.  You do not have to have the RockCrok to make this, you can use regular mixing bowls and a baking dish that will work the same.

Prep time- 20 minutes
Cook time-
Serving Size- 3-4 people
RockCrok Link- RockCrok


  • 6 country style pork ribs (2-3 pounds)
  • 6 green onions- chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves- pressed
  • 1/2 cup soy sauces
  • 1 tbsp grated ginger
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2/3 cups packed brown sugar
  • 1.5 tbsp sesame oil
  • 2.5 tbsp chili garlic paste (I used chili garlic sauce)
  • 1/4 apple cider
  • 3 tbsp cornstarch


  1. Pre-heat oven to broil setting.
  2. Broil your ribs for 3-4 minutes on each side, then place your oven to 350.
  3. In the RockCrok (or bowl) combine onions, garlic, soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, brown sugar, oil and chili paste.  Mix well
  4. In a separate bowl whisk cider and cornstarch until smooth.  Cook this liquid for 1-2 minutes until very thick.
  5. Place ribs in RockCrok (or baking dish) turn ribs a few time to coat with sauce, then dumb cornstarch mixture on top. 
  6. Cover your RockCrok (or baking dish) and bake for 45 minutes.

Final Product

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Crispy Barbecue Chicken

It has been well over a year since I posted, and I really want to get back into my blog. I am going to be posting new recipes, at lease once a week.  I also want to redo some of my original recipes.  A lot has changed in the past year, and I want to incorporate that in my blog.  The first recipe to start this off is a great recipe my boyfriend found.  This is super easy, cheap and of course delicious.  I must admit I was hesitant because I tried a Doritos chicken similar to this, and the chips became soggy.  These got the perfect amount of crispiness, and not soggy in the least

Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Serving Size: 4-6 people
Recipe Adapted from: Tasty


  • 2 pounds of chicken breasts
  • 1 cups of barbecue (I used original barbecue sauce Target brand)
  • Adoba for seasoning
  • 1 bag of barbecue chips (crushed)


  • Pre-heat your oven to 375 degrees
  • Cut your chicken into bite size pieces
  • Add your chicken to a mixing bowl, add season with adoba.
  • Add your barbecue sauce and mix well.
  • In a separate bowl add your crushed chips.
  • With a fork dip your chicken into the chips, and lay evenly on a greased baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until crispy.

Finished Product

Monday, March 30, 2015

Spinach and Tomato Stuffed Chicken

I have been dying to try this recipe, and I had extra chicken and thought it was the perfect time.  I did not realize that I had chicken tenders, but I still made it work.  This has such a fresh taste, and the ricotta really makes it creamy.  I served this with some asparagus and wild rice which really made the dish.  I will absolutely make this again.

Serving size- 4 people
Prep time-10 minutes
Cook time- 25 minutes
Recipe  adapted from: Fresh Dreamer

  • 2 cup of low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 cup of baby spinach, chopped
  • 1 cup of grape tomatoes, diced 
  • 4 tbsp Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 4 chicken breasts
  • Adoba for seasoning
  • 1 cup of Italian seasoned panko crumbs

  • Directions

    1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
    2. Combine the ricotta, spinach, tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, basil and garlic,  Mix well till combined well.
    3. Cut a slit in the middle of your chicken breast and fill with your ricotta mixture, 
    4. Season each side of the chicken with Adoba, and coat the chicken breasts in the panko crumbs until both sides are covered. 
    5. Close the cut together with toothpicks.
    6. Place your chicken on a greased cooking tray and bake for 20 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through. 
    7. Enjoy!
    Final Product

    Monday, February 2, 2015


    I have officially joined Weight Watchers, and of course the day before Super Bowl.  I was looking for "healthy" dips for the game, and it was sure hard.  I saw something for broccamole, and I thought that I would give it a try. I LOVE guacamole so I really was not getting my hopes up, because I did not think anything could be as tasty.  I was surprisingly wrong, this was delicious and so much better than guacamole.  I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for a healthy dip.

    Prep time: 15 minutes
    Serving size: 6-8 people
    WW Points: 1 point for half cup
    Recipe adapted from: Domestic Fits


    •  3 cups of  cut broccoli (1 large head of broccoli)
    • 2 tablespoons of  chopped green onion
    • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
    • 2 ounces of fat free sour cream
    • 1/2 tablespoon of chili powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon of onion powder

    1. Steam your broccoli for about 10 minutes, you want the broccoli to be very soft. 
    2.  Add your broccoli and the remaining ingredients to your food processor.
    3. Process your mixture until smooth.
    4. Chill for about 1 hour.
    5. Enjoy
    Final Product

    Tuesday, January 27, 2015

    Ovaltine, Banana and Peanut Butter Breakfast Smoothie.

    My sister in law has been drinking this smoothie for a while now, and I deciede I would try it.  I really am not a smoothie person, and thought it would be way too much work for breakfast.  Boy was I wrong, this takes 3 minutes to make and is so filling.  I drink this at about 8 in the morning and am not even close to hingry till about 2.  It is very good for you, much better then stopping for a breakfast sandwich.  This really is the perfect smoothie for the morning.

    Prep time: 1 minute
    Cook time: 2 minutes
    Serving size- 1 smoothie


    • 1 banana (any size you want)
    • 2 heaping tablespoons of ovaltine
    • 2 heaping tablespoons of peanut butter
    • 1.5 cups of ice
    • 1 cup of milk

    1. In your blender place all ingredients and blend for about 2 minutes.
    2. Enjoy!

    Thursday, January 22, 2015

    Home-made Taco Seasoning

    This may sounds like a very easy recipe, but I never knew how easy it was to make your own taco seasoning.  I have tried many different mixtures of spices, and this is definitely the best tasting.  This is 1000 times better for you than using the packaged seasoning, and cheaper.  This cuts out all the preservatives, and really can't beat the taste.

    Serving size: This particular recipe is for 1.5 pound of ground beef/ ground turkey
    Prep time: 5 minutes


    • 1 tablespoon chili powder
    • 1/2 tablespoon of garlic powder
    • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
    • 1 tablespoon of Italian seasoning
    • 1 teaspoon of paprika
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

    1. When your taco meat is done browning remove from heat, and add 1/4 cup of water. (I do not like my tacos with any sauce, so if you want more liquid you can add)
    2. Add the above ingredients, and mix well
    3. Enjoy!
    Final Product

    Friday, January 9, 2015

    Skinny Bang Bang Chicken

    When I was in my first job I loved going to happy hours.  One of my favorite happy hours was at Bonefish Bar and Grill.  I would never get dinner, only appetizers and drinks.  They have this appetizer called Bang Bang Shrimp, and it was seriously one of my favorite appetizers EVER.  I was on the search for the recipe, but everyone I at   was pretty unhealthy.  I found a skinny version, and was so excited to try it.  It did taste different than the sauce at Bonefish, but it was equally as delicious, and a lot better for you.  I decided also to do it over chicken, and not shrimp.

    Prep time: 5 minutes
    Cook time: 15 minutes
    Serving size: 4 people
    Recipe adapted from:  The Cookie Rookie


    • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts (I used the thin sliced ones)
    • Adoba seasoning 
    • 1 5.3 oz container of plain Greek yogurt
    • 3 tablespoons of sweet chili sauce
    • 1.5 tablespoons of Siracha sauce
    • .5 teaspoons of sugar
    • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder
    • Green onions for topping.

    1. Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees
    2. While oven is pre-heating sprinkle your chicken breasts with Adoba
    3. Bake chicken for 10-15 minutes (until cooked through)
    4. While chicken is baking, place you Greek yogurt, sweet chili sauce, Siracha, sugar and garlic in a small bowl and mix well.
    5. Once your chicken is cooked, place your sauce on top of chicken and place back in the oven for 3 minutes to warm sauce.
    6. Serve over your choice of rice or pasta, and sprinkle with green onions
    Final Product

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