While this recipe calls for using a slow-cooker, I used my pressure cooker aka InstaPot. I used split chicken breasts 1/2 cup of homemade chicken stock along and cooked under high pressure for 8 minutes.
Slow-Cooker Hot-Honey Chicken Sandwiches
By Sarah Digregorio
From The New York Times|”Here to Help” column July 19, 2022
Time: 4 to 5 hours and 20 minutes
2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken thighs
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 teaspoons red-pepper flakes, plus more to taste
1½ teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon ground sweet paprika
¼ teaspoon ground smoked paprika
Kosher salt and black pepper
¼ cup honey
This week my local ShopRite food store has fresh, all natural, dry local sea scallops on special for $19.99/lb. Fresh Seafood Department All Natural, Dry Local Sea Scallops. While you're at it, live wild caught lobsters (1 to 1.25 lbs.) are $8.99/lb. with your PricePlus card. It's the perfect time to make your own lobster rolls.
Seared Scallops with Lemon-Herb Rice
By Karen Schroeder-Rankin
Southern Living Magazine, April 2021
Active Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
6 tablespoons butter, divided
1-1/2 cups uncooked long-grain white rice
¼ cup dry white wine
2-3/4 cup lower-sodium chicken broth
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
Growing up in north Jersey, there was a local bakery, on Stephens Avenue in Little Falls, whose name I can’t recall, that had the most delicious baked goods. Offerings included marble loaf cake with walnuts, lemon filled coconut buns, honey buns and crumb buns.
Over the years I had come to like a particular type of crumb cake. I don’t like an overly moist or soft cake, but prefer one that’s chewy, yet tender, and a crumb topping that isn’t overly sweet. Also, there has to be a higher ratio of crumb topping to cake.
Recently, I came across a tasty sounding recipe that was in The New York Times newspaper. The recipe, Grilled Chicken with Tomatoes and Corn, is from Ali Slagle. If you enjoy Jersey tomatoes, this recipe utilizes them along with fresh corn, boneless chicken thighs, extra-virgin olive oil, chili powder, kosher salt, red onion and fresh oregano leaves. The recipe comes together in 30 minutes.
This recipe calls for uncooked corn kernels. After reading other readers comments, I decided to blanch my corn for a mere minute. I also used boneless, skinless, chicken breasts in lieu of thighs and seasoned them about an hour ahead of cooking. One suggestion from the comments I decided to follow was to do a quick pickle of the sliced red onions.
I love zucchini for its adaptiveness to both sweet and savory recipes. Last summer I made Ali Slagle’s recipe for Chicken-Zucchini Meatballs with Feta. You can’t go wrong with Lidia Bastianich’s recipe for Lemony Shrimp Over Zucchini either. For sweet recipes, Gourmet Magazine’s Chocolate Chip Zucchini Cake or Jerrelle Guy’s yummy Zucchini Muffins with Cinnamon Crunch Topping are wonderful.
Recently my daughter sent me a recipe for Creamy Zucchini Pasta, a recipe she found on the website The Proper Modern. This delightful recipe takes a handful of ingredients and turns them into a luscious cream sauce that doesn’t rely on an overabundance of butter or cream. The addition of pasta cooking water helps extend the richness of the sauce. Besides the zucchini you’ll need shallots, fresh garlic, Parmesan cheese, fresh basil leaves, heavy cream and pasta cooking water. The recipe calls for a ½ cup of pasta water. I suggest reserving two cups as additional water made be needed to adjust the sauce to the consistency you prefer. Also, I like to use the pasta water when reheating leftovers in the microwave.
I enjoy preparing recipes that appear in Southern Living Magazine. The recipes are well tested, a diverse offering and turn out well when I prepared. One such recipe that I tore from their magazine appeared in the May 2021 issue, Seared Steak-and-Field Pea Salad. This is a wonderful one pan meal. I was unsure as to what field peas were, but discovered it could be a bean. Field peas include speckled butter beans, crowders, pink-eyed peas, butter beans and lady cream peas. This clarifies what I was seeing in the image from the magazine.
For this recipe you’ll need brown sugar, white balsamic or white wine vinegar, olive oil, flank steak, field peas, kosher salt, fresh corn, orange and red bell peppers, black pepper, fresh chives and flaky sea salt. Although this recipe calls for flank steak, I thought I would try flat iron steak which was on sale last week at my local ShopRite.
A former teacher, shop-a-holic, empty-nester redefining quick, family approved dinners.