Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/17/2016 its #food


So this evening we tried a couple of new recipes.

Unfortunately, we thought the servings would be a little bigger than they turned out to be. In reality they both made great side dishes.

Originally we thought we would make sandwiches to put with them but instead we stopped and picked up some chicken tenders. They were a better match for the  Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/17/2016 its #food”

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/14/2016 its #healthy


This has become a go to dish for us. It is so easy and flavorful. Its also the perfect food for this time of year. With our ‘Summer electric plan’ in play it fits in beautifully.  Absolutely no oven or stove top cooking. It did use several gadgets for cooking, a rice cooker, a crock pot, and a Microwave. Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/14/2016 its #healthy”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 7/6/2016 #food


This was so well received the last time we had it we just had to repeat it. The  PassionCook gave us the idea for the side dish and a friend of mine at the Dallas Farmers Market gave me the recipe for the main dish. Both are fantastic but together they are better then the sum of their total.

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Bourbon Street Deviled Eggs


I’ve often wondered why these traditional ‘picnic’ eggs are called ‘deviled’. Turns out according to several references that the first known printed mention of ‘devil’ as a culinary term appeared in Great Britain in 1786, in reference to dishes including hot ingredients, which including but not limited to mustard and pepper. By 1800, deviling became a verb to describe the process of making food spicy.

This is a fun twist on traditional Deviled Eggs including both the mustard and pepper but also Bourbon Chicken inspired ingredients.
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Bourbon Street Bacon Jam


I saw this really cool idea for Deviled Eggs with Bacon Jam and Pancetta. I really wanted to give it a try but didn’t have time to order the Bacon Jam online. I thought about it a while and decided it would be fun to try and make a version using bourbon, kind of a bourbon street chicken inspired version. So I adapted our Bourbon Chicken recipe and came up with what I am calling Bourbon Street Bacon Jam.

It doesn’t look all that appealing (kind of like an alien sea slug). But it is quite tasty as a condiment. It does go well with Deviled Eggs. I’m looking forward to trying it on other things, Burgers come to mind.
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Spicy Cashew Chicken


Submitted on 6/9/2016 by John for Asian Theme Week (the week of 6/26/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin China

Description: This is a Thai version of a Chinese recipe. You may have tried an Americanized version of this at The Cheesecake Factory.

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Kowloon Chicken


Submitted on 6/9/2016 by John for Asian Theme Week (the week of 6/26/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin Hong Kong

Description: This is a simple Ginger and Pineapple Chicken dish named for the the ancient walled city of the same name in Hong Kong.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Tinga


Submitted on 6/12/2016 by John for Latin week (week starting 6/19/2016)

Author bio: Contributing Author for JaquesKitchen.com

Recipe country of origin Mexico

Description: Chicken Tinga is a simple dish that can easily be made in a slow cooker it consists of shredded chicken slowly cooked in a sauce of fresh ripe tomatoes, chipotle chilies and other spices.

This dish can easily be used for many different meals, tacos, burrito filling, tostadas, let your imagination run wild.

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Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/9/2016 its #healthy


Back in April I mentioned how as temperatures rise and the days get longer it seems like we are getting more and more active and want lighter meals. That is especially true now that temperatures are hitting the high 80’s and even low 90’s for us,  Asian fits the bill. Continue reading “Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 6/9/2016 its #healthy”

Guess #whatsfordinner tonight 5/30/2016 its #Chicken


A few weeks ago we discovered a new wine, a lemon wine. As promised we used it to come up with a new recipe. Tonight we came up with this, Lemon Pepper Chicken with Soleil Cream Sauce. – It was a hit with the whole family! I am so impressed with John’s cooking skills with this dish. He cooked and tasted till it was perfect. Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did.

We added a nice tossed salad and bread sticks.