These are a version of grown-up corn dogs. Inside isn't a regular hot dog, but nice sausage in casings, and they're topped with jalapeno. I won't tell anyone if you want to use regular hot dog, though!
This comfort food is helping my husband get through long hours at the office. I'm glad to help.
Applesauce sometimes get a bad rap--it's too processed, it has too much sugar. Personally, I think making it yourself is the perfect solution, especially if you have another problem: that you have some soft or bruised apples around the house. It's actually a healthy, easy choice!
Why reserve your dessert cups for just dessert? I decided I wanted to eat breakfast in style, so I did. This parfait has layers of bulgar--which is like cracked wheat. It also has cinnamon, greek yogurt, walnuts, and bananas.
This is the story of the Chicken Hot Wing that wasn't.
Here's what it wasn't: It wasn't deep fried, full of bones, containing chicken skin, and it wasn't overly greasy.
My husband asked me to make a pizza with wing sauce instead of tomato sauce with chopped chicken on top--and I of course use lean chicken, usually chicken breast. I even managed to add a few vegetables! And I love this spicy new take on pizza.
And if you have somebodies eating with you who don't like spicy foods, I also made a Supreme Pizza, one of my favorites.
I don't know about you, but we love pizza at our place! I make pizzas with specialty sauces, tinker with red sauce recipes, find great toppings, but mostly I feast on pizza with my husband. We may love Dominos, but homemade is healthier and cheaper, as well as lots of fun.
With a bread maker friendly recipe (that you can also do by hand), it's also not hard. When I choose easy toppings, I can make a pizza with only about 30 minutes of hands on time (with a bread maker) or 40 minutes hands on time without. It does need an hour for the crust to rise and another 25 minutes to bake both pizzas, but I'm good at leaving it alone to do that!
I had the honor of meeting and cooking with my husband, Jay's grandma a few summers ago. I was impressed by her cooking as well as her English--she is from Japan, with Samurai heritage.
The curry we made was so good, even the 4- and 2-year-old kids were begging for it. Somehow being made into such a thick dish made even the picky kids not realize how many veggies were in it. They just knew it all tasted good and came with rice.
Today I made a version of curry which was similar to the one we enjoyed together.
Curry is a very strongly seasoned thick, stew-like dish. It's traditionally served over rice or noodles.
Spinach is the best tasting of the dark leafy green family. Cooked well, it's worth the risk of getting some caught in your teeth. And doesn't it look appetizing in it's own little dish? That's actually a silicone muffin cup.
When I took French in high school my teacher Madame Kelly, a beautiful French lady, tried to explain many things about France, especially its food! One thing she told us is that in France salads are very different. You wouldn't have a side salad with lettuce, tomato, carrot, cucumber, etc., but usually would just have one vegetable in your salad.
Years later at college I was at a party and one girl brought a tomato salad--slices of tomato with seasonings. I can see what the French like about it!
Beans are known as a Super-food, with antioxidants, fiber, a high water content, and protein. According to WebMD, they may even help fight cancer and diabetes!
Chili not only has the Super-food beans in it, but is well loved by so many people, especially my husband. But did you know there are other ways to make your chili even healthier than just including beans?
My mom always made no bake cookies growing up. In fact, they're one of my dad's favorites to this day. Sometimes when my siblings and I were teens and needed our dad to help us fix something or give us a ride, we'd use no bake cookies to sweeten the deal.
Last Father's Day I even combined his love of no bake cookies with coconut, which is this recipe.
This recipe is also friendly to those with milk allergies! The chocolate taste is so strong, I've never known anyone to notice when I sub milk free ingredients.