Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Sweet and Sour Chicken

2.5 lbs chicken or 1 chicken
2 TBSP cornstarch
1 cup tomato juice
1/2 cup vinegar (may also use 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar with 1/4 cup apple juice)
1 TBSP soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar

Skin chicken if needed. Cover with sauce and baste occasionally. Bake 1.5 hours at 350 F. Serve over rice.

Teriyaki Chicken Wings

3 lbs wings

1 cup soy sauce
1 cup brown sugar
2 TBS butter
1 tsp dry mustard
3/4 cup water

Combine all ingredients besides wings and boil so butter melts. Pour over wings and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Bake on cookie sheet for 1.5 hours. Turn at least once during baking.

Baked Chicken

Chicken (thigh, drum and/or breast)
olive oil
2 TBSP butter
1 tsp thyme

Bake chicken at 375 F with oil, salt and pepper for approximately 1 hour. After baking, melt 2 TBSP butter in pan with 1 tsp thyme leaves and spoon over pieces.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Whole Wheat waffles

  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 ¾ cups milk (I have used everything from skim milk to thick buttermilk…so whatever you have on hand should work)
  • ¼ cup oil (I used melted butter)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 ½ cups whole-wheat flour (I used King Arthur’s organic white whole-wheat flour)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • Warmed 100% pure maple syrup for serving
  • Fresh fruit for serving
  1. Preheat your waffle iron.
  2. In a large mixing bowl whisk together the eggs, milk, oil, honey, cinnamon, and baking soda until well combined.
  3. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together just until the large lumps disappear.
  4. When the waffle iron is hot, dab it with a little butter and then ladle some batter onto the center of the iron. Follow the instructions that came with your waffle maker to know how long it should be cooked (mine takes about 3 - 4 minutes each).
  5. Keep waffles warm until you finish cooking all of them. Top with pure maple syrup and fruit. Enjoy!