Apricot Glazed Chicken

Apricot Glazed Chicken

Apricot Glazed Chicken
Soy sauce and apricot jam are the base for this tasty glaze, but you can also use orange juice or marmalade for a citrus variation.

Spray a large skillet with nonstick cooking spray.

Brown chicken in heated skillet.

Add chicken broth jam and soy sauce.

Simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is done (no longer pink in the center).

Remove chicken from skillet.

Add 1 tablespoon cornstarch and 1 tablespoon water to sauce to thicken (equal amounts more of each if you like it thicker).

Return chicken to skillet and turn to coat thoroughly with sauce.

September 15, 2023

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Blueberry Turnovers

Blueberry Turnovers

Blueberry Turnovers
Blueberry crescent rolls made with fresh blueberries rolled into prepared croissants and baked to perfection for a light, delicious pastry. Serve warm with a tall glass of milk.

Set the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C).

On a baking sheet, roll out triangles of crescent-shaped dough.

Each triangle’s widest point should have 1 tablespoon of blueberries on it.

Each roll of blueberries should have 1/2 teaspoon of confectioners’ sugar added to them.

Roll up each crescent around the blueberries starting with the wide end; pinch both sides to seal completely.

For about 12 minutes, bake in the preheated oven until golden.

Take out and let cool for five minutes on a wire rack.

Dust the remaining confectioners’ sugar over the pastries.

Pour on vanilla frosting.

September 14, 2023

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Breaded Zucchini Pizza Bites

Breaded Zucchini Pizza Bites

Breaded Zucchini Pizza Bites
Breaded zucchini pizza bites are good starter to any Italian dinner, offering all the good taste of pizza without the gluten.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Line a cookie sheet with foil.

Slice mozzarella balls in half; set aside.

Bring a small pot of water to a boil.

Rinse tomatoes and put in the boiling water for blanching.

Remove after 1 minute let cool slightly and use your hands to peel the skin; it should slip off easily.

Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in another small pot.

Add garlic and saute until fragrant 1 to 2 minutes.

Add peeled tomatoes basil and oregano.

Cook tomatoes breaking up with a spoon to create a sauce.

Let cook while you prepare zucchini.

Whisk egg and water together in a small bowl until mixture is consistent.

Put panko in a shallow bowl.

September 13, 2023

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Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra

Grilled Okra
Crispy grilled okra gets its spicy flavor from Cajun seasoning.

Set an outdoor grill to high heat and give the grates a quick oiling.

After coating it with melted butter and cajun seasoning, roll the okra.

Grill the okra for two minutes on each side, or until charred.

September 12, 2023

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Desi’s BBQ Dry Rub

Desi's BBQ Dry Rub

Desi’s BBQ Dry Rub
Summertime means grilling. Save a little dough on your barbecue rub by making your own with this recipe for sweet and spicy results.

There should be no brown sugar lumps left after combining brown sugar, paprika, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, garlic powder, and cumin in a bowl.

September 11, 2023

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Rachel’s Pizza Pasta Salad

Rachel's Pizza Pasta Salad

Rachel’s Pizza Pasta Salad
This pasta salad is ideal for a potluck or picnic because it features pizza toppings like olives, pepperoni, cheese, green peppers, and onions.

Large pot of lightly salted water should be brought to a boil.

Rigatoni should be cooked in boiling water for 13 minutes, stirring occasionally, until tender but still firm to the bite.

Drain and wait for ten minutes to cool.

In a big bowl, mix pasta, onions, tomatoes, provolone cheese, green bell peppers, pepperoni, and olives.

To make the dressing, combine the olive oil, vinegar, Parmesan cheese, sugar, and oregano in a bowl.

Pour over the pasta mixture and combine well.

September 10, 2023

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A Manhattan is a classic East Coast cocktail that’s slightly, but not overpoweringly, sweet served shaken, not stirred.

Place ice into a shaker.

Pour bourbon and vermouth over ice; shake well.

Pour into a cocktail glass and garnish with a cherry.

September 9, 2023

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Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Massaged Kale Salad

Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Massaged Kale Salad

Persimmon, Pomegranate, and Massaged Kale Salad
This is a colorful salad of kale and persimmon tossed in a zesty citrus dressing and topped with maple-roasted macademia nuts and pomegranate seeds.

Set oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit (190 degrees C).

Use parchment paper to cover a baking sheet.

Spread macademia nuts on a baking sheet after tossing with 1 tablespoon maple syrup and a dash of salt.

In a preheated oven, toast macademia nuts for about 5 minutes, or until they are lightly golden.

Remove from oven, then drizzle 1 tablespoon of maple syrup on top.

To make the dressing, combine the orange juice, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon of maple syrup, and ground black pepper in a small bowl.

insert the kale pieces In a large bowl, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

Massage the kale for 3 to 5 minutes, until it is tender.

Slices of persimmon should be added along with the dressing.

Add pomegranate seeds and roasted macadamia nuts on top.

September 8, 2023

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Spiced Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin bread nicely spiced with cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg is a festive treat for any occasion.

Set oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees C).

In a big bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, and white sugar.

Add the eggs and vanilla extract after thoroughly incorporating the pumpkin.

In a different bowl, combine the salt, nutmeg, cloves, cinnamon, baking powder, and baking soda.

Till combined, stir in flour mixture into pumpkin mixture.

Fill three 5×9-inch loaf pans with batter.

Evenly distribute the batter in each pan.

Until a toothpick inserted in the center of each loaf of bread comes out clean, bake in the preheated oven.

50 to 45 minutes

September 7, 2023

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Loaded Vegetarian Quiche

Loaded Vegetarian Quiche

Loaded Vegetarian Quiche
This vegetable quiche recipe is a winner. The cheesy deep-dish pie is packed with onion, bell pepper, mushroom, zucchini, and tomato — color and flavor!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

Bake pie crust in preheated oven until firm about 8 minutes.

Remove crust from the oven and set aside.

Reduce oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add onion bell pepper mushrooms and zucchini and cook stirring until softened 5 to 7 minutes.

Remove vegetables from skillet and set aside.

Sprinkle tomato slices with flour and basil; cook in the skillet over medium heat for 1 minute per side.

Set aside.

Whisk eggs milk salt and pepper together in a small bowl.

September 6, 2023

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