If you know me then you know my favorite part of the year to cook for is football games… especially the Superbowl! I love-making snacky foods that are only acceptable to eat one day out the year! The following recipe is one I got while working in a kitchen during a part of my hospitality life time. If you know how to make wings you can make this recipe… I’m just letting you in on a little recipe secret that you would not have expected!
Package of Chicken Wings – Whatever will fill up your party goers
Flour – Amount will vary depending on amount of wings
*Secret Ingredient – I will show you later
Start by preheating the oven to 400 Degrees (F). Put the chicken wings in a big mixing bowl and combine the vegetable oil, about 2-Tblsp. for every 12-wings. They should be glossy and coated!
Then add the flour, about 4-Tblsp. for every 12-wings, again coated but they shouldn’t be flour white.
Then spread the chicken out on an ungreased baking sheet and cook for about 40-50 Minutes. They should be golden and crispy.
Here it comes, the secret ingredient! If you ever go to the grocery store and are an avid shopper like myself (I love the grocery store!) then maybe you have seen this ingredient in the Asian aisle, on the top shelf (at least in Stop & Shop it is). Okay are you ready?!
This is the perfect combination of sweet and spicy and I will never eat a plain chicken wing again after discovering this sauce! You can add this to your chicken wings one of two ways, either pour it on the wings and leave on a plate and only some get covered slightly, OR, put the chicken wings in a mixing bowl again and pour about 1/2 Cup for every 12-Wings in and toss them around to become evenly coated.
I promise these will be the hit of your Superbowl party!
The saying goes “Friends come and go but Family is forever” and if that’s the case I gained another family when I met Nicole, her family welcomed me into their home on numerous occasions and have been great in introducing me to home cooking and delicious new recipes. Nicole has a family I dreamed of, her mom is one of those Italian Mama’s that cooks for hundreds when she does and Nicole always brought back leftovers to school for us to enjoy! I loved having Nicole around because she got her mom’s cooking skills and always made delicious meals for us! I always made dessert, it was the perfect combination!
I couldn’t be happier to have Mama Pinkham let me share this with my readers. This is the cure-all soup that even beats my own Chicken Noodle soup. This is crock-pot slow cookin’ Italian Wedding Soup, I use to only ever be a chicken noodle soup girl but this recipe changed me! So here it is:
The amounts are going to vary based on personal preference and the size of the crock pot.
Onions (Get the tissues out!)
Cheese tortellinis (These are key! Although you can make it with any type of pasta, it became my favorite recipe when Nicole or Mama Pinkham would make it with the cheese tortellinis)
Get out the crock pot and start by pouring the chicken broth into the pot. Then chop up the veggies add as much or as little as you would like! Once those are complete and in the pot you can grab your ground turkey and start rolling it into little meatballs. Once those are done toss them into the pot and turn your crock pot onto “LOW” for 6 Hours!
Once the soup it complete on the stove top you can make your tortellinis by the package directions. Then add them to your crock pot and you are ready to enjoy! This is so simple to make in the morning and enjoy after work. I hope your family enjoys it as much as my family does.
A special “Thank You” to the Pinkham Family for welcoming me into their home 6 years ago and making me feel like family!
Today I will not be posting a recipe… I know I’m really sorry! But instead I will be sharing some of the other amazing blogs I read by some of my really close friends.
High school was an amazing time for me but I only had three best friends I’ll keep for life and remember forever, and they are doing amazing things with their lives right now! One got married and is a teacher and the other is living it up in Washington D.C, and both my have a recipe or two to share this month.
College though college was where I made the majority of my friends. Picking a college means you are picking a family, you automatically have something in common and it’s room for growth. The first blog I want to share is one of my absolute best friends, Nicole’s. We met freshman year living across from each other and continued to stay friends because we not only had a living space in common but we shared the same major. She has a blog focused on what we went to school for, Event Planning, she gives great advice on parties, gifts, how to plan a party, who to invite, she wants you to “Devour the Details” of every event. This is a must follow type blog, especially if you are planning a party any time soon! (You can even hire her for your events!)
The second blog I’m sharing is a friend I met way to late in college. Carly and I didn’t met until our senior year of college, not quite sure how this happened (it’s not like we went to a huge college or anything). But I was lucky enough to meet her at all. Carly has this fullness on life attitude and has turned it into a blog. She shares healthy recipes (what are those?!) but she also shares ways to live a fuller life, minus fear, and more giving. It’s a really interesting blog that I enjoy and definitely gets me thinking about how I live my life and how I could be living my life.
Please enjoy these blogs as I do and feel free to share with your friends! Thank you to my followers for being my major supporters and my motivation to hopefully have a huge surprise come 2014! But continue to follow in 2013 for more great holiday recipes!
Christmas is coming and what better way to wake-up than with a breakfast already prepared the night before! According to Ocean Spray “cranberry are the unofficial-official fruit for the holidays” so I have decided to try a new recipe! The nuts are always optional but I made a cranberry nut bread today, this is my first time and I have had one great review from my mom who had it with a little tea as her morning snack. Please leave a comment if you have tried this recipe and fully enjoyed it!
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
3/4 Cup Orange Juice
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 1/2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Cranberries (Chopped!)
1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (This is optional and you can put in as much or as little as you would like.)
Preheat oven to 350 Degrees (F). Grease a loaf pan (I used a 9×5). Mix in a medium bowl all of the dry ingredients. Then add the orange juice (Mix) then the egg (mix). Mix all those ingredients together until it is well combined.
Then stir in the cranberries and nuts. I used a little handy chopper from Black and Decker to make this process go a little faster, but a good ole’ knife and cutting board will do the trick too.
Pour into the *Greased loaf pan and bake for 40 minutes (this time can alter based on your oven). Best trick in the book take a toothpick and check the middle in order to see if it comes out clean. Once the bread has finished let cool for about 15 minutes. Then flip it over and place it on a decorative plate, you could even have it sliced up already for easy pickin’.
Grab your coffee or tea and enjoy!