Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Baked Lemon Pepper Wings

I have a weakness when it comes to wings, I could probably eat them every day and not get sick of them.  I think one of the best things about wings, is there are so many different marinades and sauces you can use.  I discovered this little market up the street from my boyfriends house and they have the best meats for really cheap.  I picked up about 3 pounds of wings and could not wait to try a new marinade.  I found a recipe for lemon pepper marinade, I made the marinade and let the wings marinate in the fridge for about 6 hours.  I baked the wings and they came out nice and crisp on the outside, and still juicy on the inside. I can't wait to make these again!

Prep time: 6.5 hours (this includes the marinating time)
Cook time:35 minutes
Serves: 3 pounds was about 7 wings so I would say 3-4 people.
Recipe Adapted from: All Recipes

Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 lemons (juiced)
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 4 tablespoons of Dijon mustard
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons ground black pepper
  • 3 pounds chicken wings
Directions
  1. In a large container place your chicken, and add the rest of your ingredients.
  2. Mix well, and place in the fridge for 2-8 hours (I did 6 hours)
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  4. Place your wings on a greased baking tray.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, or until wings reach your desired crispiness (I did 35 minutes)
  6. Enjoy!
Final Product ( I paired these with my CROCKPOT Scalloped potatoes so yummy!! Scalloped Potato Recipe!



Thursday, July 24, 2014

Crockpot Orange Chicken

I FINALLY HAVE A CROCK POT AGAIN.  My birthday was last week, and my mom got me a brand new crock pot.  I was so excited, and of course started searching for recipes to make.  My boyfriend had found this recipe, and I was super hesitant.  I made orange chicken in the crock pot before and it was AWFUL, we could not even eat it.  This recipe was perfect thought, it was different than any chicken I have had.  It started with a nice orange taste, and the chicken was nice and tender.  I served the chicken over fried as rice, it was a great combination!

Ingredients

  • 2.5 pounds chicken breast
  • 3/4 cup of orange marmalade
  • 3/4 cup of BBQ sauce
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1/2 can of chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
Directions

  1. Place your chicken bottom of the crock pot.
  2. Add your chicken broth,  and garlic powder.
  3. Place your crock pot on high for 3 hours.
  4. After three hours drain all liquid from the crock pot and add your marmalade, BBQ sauce and soy sauce.
  5. Mix all ingredients and place on high for another 30 minutes.
  6. Serve over rice, and enjoy!
Final Product

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Homemade Ceaser Dressing

Who doesn't love a good chicken ceaser salad, I think even peopke who arent big fans of salad like ceaser salad.  My boyfriend was craving ceaser salad for dinner, and I decided I would try and make the dressing myself.  I have never made my owne dressing before so I was super hesitant (I even bought a bottle of ceaser in case it turned out gross.)  Well, I definetly did not need to use the bottled dressing, because it turned out AWESOME and it was so simple.  I don't think I will be buying bottled dressing anytime soon.

Recipe adapted from:Eating Well
Prep time: 5 minutes
Serving size: This makes about 3 cups of dressing.

Ingredients
  • 8 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 2.5 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 4 tablespoons of mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons of Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of onion powder
Directiosn
  1. In a large bowl combine all above ingredients, and mix well.
  2. Serve over lettuce and enjoy!
Final Product

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