Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Recent Recipes

Baking Powder Biscuits tutorial-I have been craving good Southern biscuits like my friend Tracy makes. Unfortunately, I forgot how to make a good biscuit and everything came out like duds. I watched a recent Bobby Flay showdown focusing on these delicacies and got inspired to try again. Lo and behold, they turned out fabulous!! I followed lots of Internet tips and the tutorial on All Recipes. I used the recipe for basic biscuits listed in the tutorial but I used buttermilk and half butter/half Crisco instead of what it called for. My biscuits were slightly crunchy on the edges and had perfectly tender middles. Be sure to top them with melted butter before baking for extra yumminess.

Zesty Slow Cooker Chicken Barbecue-This was really easy and made my kitchen smell wonderful. Everyone scarfed it down so it was a winner. I never cook stuff in the crockpot as long as the recipes say. Mine tends to run hot so I adjust accordingly. BTW, I shredded my chicken and then mixed it into the sauce just before serving.

Award Winning Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies-Oh heck. You are going to kill me for this one. I will fully warn you that these little treats are addictive. I have already made the recipe twice in the past week. They are not to be eaten warm, in my opinion. The middles don't really set up until they have cooled thoroughly. These cookies are super soft and great to take to functions.

Quick and Easy Chicken-You need to double the sauce for this one. It is so good. I was surprised at how delicious this simple recipe is. The pics that people took for it are horrible though so don't pay those any mind. Note-You do not have to sautee the chicken. I made the sauce, poured it over the chicken, and then stuck it in the oven to bake instead.

Potato Latkes I-The kiddos even liked these. I couldn't believe it (they don't like potatoes). My whole family wolfed them down and asked for more. We had sour cream and applesauce with them. I gotta say that I preferred the sour cream. Also, I more onion than it called for.

If any of you try these, let me know how they turn out. ;)