Chicken Teriyaki

Sometimes I bookmark recipes and forget about them. This was one of those. You scroll past “chicken teriyaki” thinking, well, I’ve already made versions of that before so why would I make a different one? But I decided to click on it anyway and sure enough, it needed to be made. It was both simple, and slightly different since you cook the sauce and meat separately. It isn’t the usual method but I decided to see how it would work. We ended up loving the sauce. K said he wanted it on everything. It was sweet without being too sweet, and it had a bit of salt to it, but nothing too crazy. When I used beef teriyaki sauce on chicken it seemed too strong. This sauce is perfect for chicken!

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Baked French Toast (1 Hour)

Before the Chiplet, we definitely started doing brunch more often. K runs everyday, and he doesn’t eat before his workout so is ready for a nice breakfast in the late morning. The Fudgelet and I will eat breakfast before my workout (where he often joins me) and then are ready for lunch in the late morning. Since our breakfasts are usually simple, we are fine with anything for lunch from burgers to scrambled eggs.

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Tips-y Tuesdays: Pasta Machines

If you follow me on Twitter, you will know that I was super excited about a Christmas present from my husband K. Pasta maker attachments for my stand mixer! I’ve been making pasta with my by-hand pasta machine, but it’s been difficult and messy. The main issue is that I couldn’t attach the machine to my countertop because my counter is too thick for it. So, I end up trying to hold it in place while cranking the pasta. And, it is still pretty easy, but you obviously need a little muscle effort (maybe a fancier one is better, but mine was only $40 at a discount store), which is difficult when trying to hold a wobbly machine. Well, I heard the stand mixer attachments worked well, but I didn’t want to spend $150 on them.

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Topic-Changing Thursdays: The Chiplet is 4 Months Old!

I can’t believe I just typed that title! Someone asked me at the store how old he was, and I had to say it then, too. He is getting so big and so aware of everything. We finally can drive places (if it isn’t nap time) and not just have him fall asleep. That might sound crazy, but since he does a decent job napping in his bed, we’d rather he stick to his routine and not have random car naps to throw off his groove. Of course, his awake times are still rather short, so if we go out, there is usually a car nap involved anyway. But, I try to save those for his shorter naps of the day so that we just keep him in his car seat for a bit after we come inside, and I usually have to wake him to eat at a certain time anyway.

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Rigatoni with Sausage and Fennel

This is a great make ahead dish and looked mediocre before baking it, even if you don’t have to according to Ina.

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Coffee Blondies

These definitely give you a coffee flavor, but not only that, they were great blondies. I made these for my dad without the coffee and used extra vanilla instead. He said they were some of the best blondies he has had, so clearly the coffee part isn’t the only good part of the recipe.

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Never-Fail Biscuits (Two-Ingredients)

Do you have a toddler and a newborn and need a quick recipe for biscuits that you can make in the time it takes to preheat the oven? And that includes dealing with a tantrum during the middle? Well, I have a recipe for you. And even if you don’t, and you just want easy biscuits that are buttery and delicious, this is a recipe for you. This is different from my other biscuit recipe which I still love. That one is flaky, while these are more rustic and crumbly. It depends on the type of biscuit you are in the mood for…and also how much time you have.

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