Sometimes I defrost something with a specific meal in mind, and then the weather completely makes me crave something else. We had a nice sunny warm stretch of weather here in New Hampshire over the weekend. It was easy to ignore my menu plan of a heavy, creamy chicken and pasta dish for some crispy, golden brown fried chicken.
I chose this recipe, and made very minor changes- first, I used Penzey's Roasted Garlic instead of regular garlic powder. Second, I held the salt out of the flour mixture, I prefer to salt fried foods as they come out of the oil instead. I also omitted the parmesan cheese, it didn't need it.
I don't fry often, so I'm always glad when the recipe turns out to be worth it. Using tenderloins made for a quick fry, and the crunchy outside stayed put when you cut them with a fork. There was just the right amount of seasoning for the guys, though I admit I'd have like to have swapped out the paprika for some cayenne pepper. I like s…
My guys are very susceptible to advertising. They've seen the new Papa John's commercials advertising the Mega Chocolate Chip Cookie and they asked if I could make one. I don't have an oven proof skillet or pizza pan, so I scoured the web for one I could do in a cake pan. I found this recipe on That's So Yummy and it was perfect since I only had 1 egg.
This is a great fix for a chocolate chip cookie craving without making a huge batch, scooping dough and then babysitting cookie sheets!
Absolutely no changes to the recipe. Well, that's not exactly true, it said to let it cool for 4 hours and we just couldn't wait that long!
I have a million potato recipes. We like them all kinds of ways.
I've done potatoes on the grill before, but always in a packet or a
grill pan. I saw this recipe on TOH while poking around one day and
put it straight on the to-try list. There's a few steps involved,
but overall if you've got things laid out it all comes together fast. I
didn't get out a ruler when I cut the excess off the potatoes, but I'm
sure I left a little more than 1/4", so I microwaved mine the full 10
mins. I browned the bacon while waiting for the potatoes to come out
of the microwave. The butter mixture comes together in just a few
When I go out to eat, I will often get an appetizer
as my meal... This fits that bill perfectly. The crisp skin and the
fluffy potato, topped with melty cheese, crispy bacon, and a dollop of
sour cream. I did intend on swapping the green onions out for chives,
and then totally forgot. …