When Life Gives You Lemons…

Lemon-Basil Chicken When life gives you lemons, you make Lemon-Basil Chicken of course! And maybe a lemon bundt cake or some lemon bars and of course lemonade to wash it down! Poor lemons, they get such a bad rap, they’re the iconic bad news messenger, the stormy threatening clouds on a sunny day, the wet…

I Put That $&%# On Everything!

Buffalo Chicken Thighs As you may recall it was only last week’s blog post titled “Finally Friday Feeling Freaky” with the Buffalo-Chicken Macaroni and Cheese that I was extolling the lovely virtues of the spicy tangy elixir known as Frank’s Hot Sauce. Can I not go yet two days without the holy water of hot…

What’s Clucking? Tasty Tenders.

Crouton Crushed Chicken Tenders with Orange Barbecue Sauce Chicken is so wonderful! Grill it, bake it, fry it, saut√© it, marinate it, shred it, I love it! This recipe is no exception, kids or no kids, chicken tenders are BOMB! The flavor and texture that is achieved from the garlic butter croutons and Panko bread…

What’s Cooking, Chicken Flautas

Chicken Flautas with Avocado Cream Alright, so I used flour tortillas instead of corn only because I forgot to buy them, however, super tasty and so quick! So, in retrospect kinda more like a chimichanga. The avocado cream was a hit with me, I usually don’t like sour cream, but with added spices it made…

What’s Cooking, Free Your Angel!

Chicken Parmesan Stuffed Shells Michelangelo once said, “I saw an angel in the marble and carved until I set him free.” Pasta which consist of dough made from durum wheat and water then shaped and boiled in water is the marble in the chef’s hands. ¬†Lifeless in its own, but paired with sauces and spices…

What’s Cooking, Giada’s back…

Chicken Carbonara She’s back again our favorite Italian Emmy Award-winning, celebrity chef and New York Times best-selling author, Giada De Laurentiis, cooking up a storm. She was so sweet to stop over and cook me some rich delectable Chicken Carbonara. But I finally said, “listen Lil G”, that’s what I call her, “You’ve got to…

What’s Cooking, Tex-Mex Meets Italian!

Tex-Mex Chicken Parmesan That’s quite a mouthful, but the mouthful is quite tasty! If you love Chicken Parmesan, and who doesn’t, and you like Mexican spices, you will dig this! Instead of the chicken breaded in bread crumbs you bread the breast in tortilla chips and Chile pepper. Instead of topping with marinara and Parmesan…

What’s Cooking, Two-Ingredient Pizza Dough!

Barbecue Chicken and Pepperoni Pizza! Happy St. Patricks Day! All right, so I’m not cooking corned beef or drinking green beer, I suppose I’m not the traditionalist. But I’m not Irish, so I don’t feel so bad, but I discovered something better than green beer, 2 ingredient Pizza Dough! Easy for anyone to make and…

What’s Cooking, some Jerk!

Jerk Chicken with Plantains I love the flavors of this dish, sweet with a little heat, tangy, citrusy. This recipe does not follow the traditional method of wet marinating with Jerk Spice or using a dry-rub on the chicken, but the advantage is preparation time is reduced and the flavors are still off the hook!…

What’s Cooking, U Don Good!

Stir-Fried Udon with Chicken and Veggies I have been a bit absent from the kitchen and blog as I had injured my back, so I am glad to be cooking again and writing. Given my still present back aches, I needed a quick, easy and of course tasty meal and this was it! Ingredients 2…

What’s Cooking, a party in my mouth!

Fiery Franks Fried Chicken Sandwich Do you want to come to the party? You have to like it a bit hot, a bit a sweet, a bit salty and a bit zesty. That’s what you get with this sandwich. Those flavors are what set my tastebuds into overdrive which then results in a big smile…

What’s Cooking, Sweet and Spicy

Chicken and Noodles with Peanut Sauce A quick and tasty staple on our menu with a total cooking time of around 30 minutes. Kind of like a Pad Thai, but this dish uses the Japanese Chucka Soba noodles. Again, quick and tasty and good for you, it’s Ejlicious! Enjoy and I hope you have a…