Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Sweet 'n' Savory Baked Chicken

When I began this blog my goal was to share recipes that are absolutely delicious and simple to make. I don't love it when I have to go out in search of some exotic ingredient that I might use only once, and I suspect there are others who feel the same as I do. We just want recipes that we can put together quickly and feed our families well. This recipe definitely fits that description! It has three ingredients. Three. And they are ingredients that many of us usually have in in our cupboards and freezers. I see it becoming part of our regular meal rotation here and I hope you enjoy it just as much as we did!

3-4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (6-8 boneless skinless chicken tenders would work as well)
1/2 c. brown sugar (light or dark, whatever you have on hand)
1 packet Italian dressing mix (I love using Good Seasons)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine brown sugar and dressing mix.
Coat chicken pieces in sugar mix. Be sure all pieces are evenly coated.
Bake for 40-60 minutes, depending on the size of your chicken pieces.

That's it! Enjoy!!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Country Fried Steak

First things first: Since moving to the West I have learned that what we have always called country fried steak in the South is called chicken-fried steak out here. No matter what you choose to call it, it is one of my beloved's and my favorite comfort foods! This recipe didn't disappoint in the slightest. It is crispy, flavorful and just YUMMY! Enjoy!


1 egg
1/4 c. milk
1 c. flour
4-oz. sleeve of saltine crackers, crushed into fine crumbs
1 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt
1 1/2 tsp. onion powder
1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
4 (4-oz.) cube steaks
2 Tbsp. vegetable oil

Whisk together egg and milk in a shallow bowl; set aside.
Whisk together flour, crushed saltines, seasoned salt, onion powder, and garlic powder.
Dip steaks in the egg mixture, then into the flour mixture. Be sure to pat flour mixture into the steaks so they are coated completely and evenly.
Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
Fry the steaks until they are golden brown, firm, hot in the center, and just turning from pink to grey. This should take about 4 minutes per side.
Drain steaks on a paper towel-lined platter before serving.