Lighter Chicken Parm?

Well…I try πŸ˜†

I made marinara sauce with usual ingredients, but a pinch of coconut palm sugar instead of regular. And I dredged chicken in SEASONED (including grated parm) arrowroot flour. I used good olive oil πŸ«’ πŸ˜‹

I cooked outdoors 😁 HELLO 2022 πŸ‘ I dredged seasoned (salt, pepper, garlic powder) chicken in seasoned flour, then fried each until crispy on both sides; med-high temp, you want to do it quickly so chicken doesn’tdry out. Then I smeared some sauce on baking pan, place chicken on it, put some sauce across the middle of each piece (I still want some crispy chicken 🀭) topped chicken with parm, fresh mozzarella & more parm. Freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano πŸ§€ at serving. And Asiago only because I love that stuff. Some on salad too πŸ₯— can’t have too much cheese. Then I put it under broiler (convection oven) until desired doneness.
Pics below….
You have to work with sharp knives! πŸ”ͺ

Okay.. so I LOVE ASIAGO! ❀️ So if you have it, it sure doesn’t hurt.

Stuffed Striped Peppers

Like Chef John (who has revised his own), i update too. Recipe ‡️

I’ve checked out multiple recipes and I like more meat and less rice in mine πŸ˜‰ we usually like what we grew up with and my dad made them that way. That being said, he also used green peppers (which I prefer), but my daughter does NOT; so I use other colors for her 🀭 I used more rice this particular instance too. Now I know for sure 🀣

We like garlic!

Parchment paper then foil to cover first half hour, uncovered last half hour.

How I baked a Cheap Ass Ham

RECIPE ➑️ How I baked a Cheap Ass Ham

EASY! recipe at links πŸ”ƒ I changed to this pineapple rum sauce I had instead of marmalade. And I did turn the broiler on high for a few minutes πŸ˜‰ after spooning some of the glaze back on top.

Spicy Pineapple Rum Pork Tenderloin

That was EASY & DELICIOUS πŸ˜‹; with The Pampered Chef Sauce, a thermometer, au gratin potatoes & an arugula salad; OH & ninja foodi oven πŸ˜‰ any oven will work.

I marinated the pork with half the spicy pineapple rum sauce in the refrigerator for a couple hours, then I took it out of the marinade, seasoned, put in 350Β° oven for 55 minutes, checking the temperature before time was up, with 3 minutes left…it was the perfect temperature! Which by the way…i dont let get as high as usually recommended temp; dries out easy. People used to be more paranoid about pork doneness. ➑️ Pork Temp It’ll depend on size of pork; 15 – 20 minutes per lb. I added more of sauce at last 8 minutes. Sugar did burn on pan (ninja foodi pans clean easy after ANYTHING), but NOT on pork 😁 that is a great use for that sauce!

It must have been good‼️ I forgot to get a pic of my plate 🀣



– BY ALYSSA RIVERS @ the recipe critic

β€’ 2 pounds salmon 
β€’ 2 Tablespoons olive oil
β€’ 1/4 cup brown sugar
β€’ 1/4 cup soy sauce
β€’ 3 garlic cloves minced
β€’ juice of one lemon
β€’ 1 teaspoon salt
β€’ 1/2 teaspoon pepper
β€’ garnish with sliced lemons and chopped parsley if desired


β€’ Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Lay the salmon on top and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Fold up the sides of the aluminum foil around the salmon.

β€’ In a small bowl whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pour the glaze over the salmon. Top the salmon with aluminum foil and seal.

β€’ Bake for 20-25 minutes or until salmon is cooked throughout. Take the foil off of the top and baste the salmon with the sauce in the foil. Broil for 3-5 minutes or until brown and caramelized. Garnish with lemon slices and chopped parsley if desired.

Budget Meals

I know! Me?! πŸ˜† I do, I do…sometimes. Now, with more reading of The Minimalist (along with current administration/nut house causing inflation…out of control…within 6 months‼️), I decided to do more, so not only did I make the usual good meals from Thanksgiving leftovers, but I’ve been shopping at the dollar store (weigh quality, quantity, price) before I head over to grocery store; no extra gas because they’re across the street from each other. One thing new was with chili hot dogs 🌭 I didn’t go with Boar’s Head or Dietz & Watson, not even Hebrew National or Nathan’s; no I went with Oscar Mayer bun length for $2.99. AND Wonder Bread buns! 🀭 generic french fries, homemade brown gravy, and it was all good! πŸ‘ πŸ˜‹

Another day I used the rest of candied sweet potatoes with skinless chicken thighs (that I can get a very delicious crispy outside on πŸ˜‰) & twice baked potatoes.

Yet another I made Dirty Rice as our entrΓ©e; it’s enough for us.

Others…like homemade pizzas πŸ• πŸ˜‰ with flatbread πŸ«“ πŸ˜‹

Spaghetti… I usually use Hunts, if not Cento, BUT I tried dollar store Spaghetti & cheapest tomato paste, etc.. It was good, with some doctoring πŸ˜‰ GARLIC πŸ§„ seasonings.

Shepherd’s Pie is always good πŸ˜‹

Don’t forget sloppy joes πŸ˜‹

Chicken Soup! πŸ”

I do love linen πŸ˜† yet not ironing 🧺

BBQ Ribs

#bbqribs #countrystyleribs seasoned w/#thespicehouse #smokepowder #goyaporkseasoning #omahasteaksseasoning in #ninjafoodipc , then #ninjafoodioven broiler w/#sweetbabyrays , mac & cheese 燎 white bread  & butter 杻 ο˜‹ yumm