These delicious wings were a test recipe prepared by the lovely Terri White. I was chosen to be the guinea pig for this tasty experiment and let me just say that it was totally worth it!!! I would love to list the ingredients used in this dish but, since it is not my personal recipe I honestly don’t know what what used to prepare them? If and when I find out that information I’ll be more than happy to share it with everyone.
My baked chicken wings with a combination of herbs and spices. I’m usually a sauce person but I decided to try out a dry rub blend that I’ve been experimenting with. I’m proud to say that this batch turned out very good and once I work on the spices some more I’ll list the ingredients for those who want to try it.
One of my favorite times of the year is the NBA All-Star Weekend. To celebrate I decided to get out on the grill despite the cold temperature. I chose to grill turkey sausage, chicken wings and thin steaks. After a coating in my special sweet and spicy bbq sauce everything was ready to go! We added some potato salad and deviled eggs (not pictured) to finish things off and the family has been enjoying this delicious summer food all weekend long. I can’t wait for the big game tonight! Happy cooking to everyone on this lovely weekend! Enjoy!!!
Tonight I had a taste for something light, flavorful and simple, so I decided to make something I haven’t made in a while, one of my favorite meals as a child, my Mother’s famous pasta salad! I had most of the ingredients but, I did have to modify her recipe slightly. She uses spaghetti noodles but I wanted to try shells this time. It came out delicious and I plan on experimenting more with a few changes to her recipe but, don’t tell!!! 🙂 I would list the ingredients but, then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore and my mother would probably kill me?! Sooo, you’ll have to figure out your own recipe…sorry.
For dinner on Tuesday I really wanted to try something a little different. I decided to inject a chicken with a cajun marinade and deep fry it the same way I would a turkey. First, I used a Caribbean jerk spice rub for the seasoning. Once the chicken finished cooking I glazed the entire bird with a spicy jerk-bbq sauce that I had been experimenting with for a while. For the sides I chose steamed broccoli, three cheese tortellini with a garlic parmesan sauce, baked potato and garlic bread. This was my first time preparing my chicken and pasta this way but, everything turned out really good together and I would definitely try this recipe again in the future. Happy eating!
Sautéing vegetables to make chicken chili for the colder temperatures. The end result is a delicious and hearty chicken chili garnished with sharp cheddar cheese, kalamata olives, a dollop of sour cream, and served with a slice of cornbread.
Taken about 2 hours ago.
I’m Out On The Grill!!! Tonight’s Dinner Is, Turkey Burgers, Turkey Sausage, Ribeyes, And Skirt Steak For Authentic Carne Asada Tacos. Sides Are, Balsamic Glazed Asparagus, Zucchini, Squash, Potato Salad And Deviled Eggs (Not Pictured)
No BBQ for me this Memorial Day. Instead I prepared a simple grilled chicken and turkey sausage jambalaya. No cook-outs, parties or celebrating, just a quiet dinner with family and some NBA basketball. Remember, this is a day to honor and pay our respect to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for us to enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted. I’ll say a prayer for all of the fallen soldiers as well as their families. Blessings.
I love to cook! One fact about me most people don’t know is that since I was child I’ve always wanted to attend Culinary Art School. Preparing food is an art, it’s both challenging and very interesting to me. There are quite a few really good cooks in my family so I’ve always had great influences to draw inspiration from. Although I’ve never stepped foot in any cooking classes, I live out my chef fantasies within my kitchen, preparing meals daily for myself and family. I’ve always documented meals that I feel look especially appetizing whether I made it or not, but, I wanted to dedicate a category here on my blog in which I can share these unreleased photos with the world. First up are just a few from this spring as my family and I kicked off our grilling season. Funny thing is, being from Illinois has never prevented me from firing up my grill no matter what season it is! I was raised in a family that would grill in the middle of a Midwest winter in 10 feet of snow, a blizzard, whatever!!! As long as the the charcoal can be lit, we’re going to grill no matter how hot or cold it is outside! Now that I live in Georgia my friends think it’s unheard of for me to go outside in freezing temperatures to grill but I love grilled food so much, plus Georgia winter is NOTHING like Illinois winter so it’s very easy for me to grill year round. Well, I will continue to update my adventures in food from this point forward so be sure to check back often if you love the sight of delicious looking foods straight from my kitchen and from all of my travels. And remember, it’s always a great time to grill!