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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Don't Give Up On Me!

Sorry for the delay with the "Chicken Teriyaki" recipe, it will be posted by the end of the week. Life has been a bit crazy, so I have not had the opportunity to sit down and compose the recipe. It is much harder than it seems to translate something you do without a recipe to specific measurments. Try it sometime and you will see (that doesn't include boxed meals!). Just kidding to those of you who actually buy that junk. JUST COOK ALREADY!
Have a wonderful day!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Chicken Terriaki is On the Way!

Anybody like Chinese food? Well if you do you are going to be very happy because I have finally perfected the dish "Chicken Teriyaki". I love to order that at the restaurant "Pei Wei" and I have finally figured out how to make it just like they do. I will update you with the recipe over this weekend. I hope all of my followers have a wonderful weekend! Stay tuned!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Easter Blessings!

Happy Easter, I pray that you have a wonderful day with family and friends and are reminded on this day of the incredible sacrifice Jesus made just for you. It really is beyond understanding, when you take the time to think of it.
Today our family will be enjoying a traditional Ham dinner, Amy's potato casserole, Sig's fresh asparagus, Aunt Lu's deviled eggs, and my pear and blue cheese salad and chocolate dipped strawberries. Ahhh, what could be better!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

It's Strawberry Season!

I love this time of year because you can find wonderful strawberries, in the stores and farmers markets. I am always looking for new things that I can do with strawberries, and have even tried making home made jam. Last season was my 1st attempt at making jam in I must admit, although the flavor was fabulous, I ended up with jars of something that more closely resembled strawberry sauce. I will try again this year, but for today I thought I would share a family favorite. "Chocolate Dipped Strawberries", they are delicious, beautiful, and very fast and easy to make. The 2 most important thing to remember when you are making this is that the strawberries need to be completely dry after washing, and they need to be cool. Other than that you can accomplish this recipe in 10-15 minutes start to finish.

2 quarts fresh strawberries with leaves on top
1 11-12oz package Semi sweet chocolate pieces

Start by washing and drying strawberries and placing them on a cookie sheet. Place them in the refrigerator while you heat the chocolate. In a tall narrow bottom glass bowl microwave entire package of semi sweet chocolate pieces for 2 minutes and 15 second on high power. When time is complete with a rubber spatula stir chocolate pieces until smooth. Be aware that when you remove them from microwave it will look like they are not all melted, but that is OK, just stir them until smooth. If you microwave them until totally melted they will become grainy and you will have to through them away, so beware.
Line a cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper. Hold strawberry by the leaves and dip and roll in chocolate almost to the top. Place on wax paper, when all strawberries have been dipped place back in the refrigerator to harden. About 10-15 minutes before serving, remove strawberries from refrigerator and place on a serving plate. If you try to eat them directly from the refrigerator the chocolate will break off the strawberry when you bite them, so be patient and let them warm up a bit.

I hope that everyone that reads this will have a Blessed and Happy Easter!