Thursday, October 25, 2012
Start with some skinless boneless chicken breast and cook in a slow cooker in spiced up salsa until it falls apart. Shred and add some sour cream, corn and black beans.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
I have been working on this for almost a month. I started with an American Test Kitchen version. It was an absolute disaster. Yes, I do have those. Over one hour of hard cooking. I created the biggest mess I have ever made in the kitchen. Plus I hated it. Way too much vinegar and just otherwise not outstanding. With that much work, it needs to be great. I was very disappointed. My wife was likewise unimpressed. It went down the sink.
Several more recipes and it was starting to get really old. What others thought was great and wonderful just wasn't. All had too much vinegar and too many unusual ingredients. Plus, they all took too much work for my "cooking for two" world.
Ultimately Lighter General Tso's Chicken from Tracey's Culinary Adventure came to the rescue. While I still changed a few things and cut the vinegar, this is definitely the inspiration piece. She used a Martha Stewart recipe as inspiration. The chicken was coated with some egg white and corn starch then pan fried. Definitely healthier than deep frying and easier.
Sunday, October 14, 2012
Somewhat inspired by a cooks.com recipe with only a few minor changes. The biggest change was from the white corn that added a lot of extra sweetness.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Sweet potatoes seem to be "on fire". Many restaurants have added sweet potato fries to their menus. And more and more articles and recipes are appearing. So I jumped in and went for it. The results are quite nice. A different taste and perfect for you sweet potato fans.
I did microwave chips from russet potatoes a few weeks ago and a comment from Chris at Nibble Me This suggested sweet potatoes. Well, I went on vacation shortly after that and forgot about it. However, just in casual reading, I ran into two articles on microwave sweet potato chips. It had to be.