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Thursday, June 6, 2024

Orange Chicken Recipe



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Orange Chicken Recipe - (Main Dishes, Chicken)


2 whole chicken breasts (boneless & skinless)
2 tablespoons butter (or margarine, melted, butter is better)
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/4 cup onion (finely chopped)
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
1/4 teaspoon rosemary (dried & crushed)
Pinch of black pepper
1 cup orange juice
1 orange rind (finely grated)
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

*If you like a sweeter recipe add 2 teaspoons of sugar to the process, but the sugar in the orange juice will provide a hint of sweetness that works well.


Arrange the chicken breasts in a shallow 13x9 baking dish. Drizzle melted butter over the chicken breasts, and sprinkle with the paprika. Combine the onion, salt, rosemary, pepper, orange juice, orange rind, cornstarch, and Worcestershire sauce. Pour it over the chicken. Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes or until tender. Baste the chicken occasionally with the pan juice.

Thoughts On Orange Chicken:

Ok, you are craving a great chicken dish. What to do? You think to yourself, "I want Orange Chicken." but you don't know where to get a nice recipe. It comes to you, grab your phone, search, and find the Orange Chicken Recipe! There's this feeling of excitement as you read the recipe. You decide you have to make this recipe. Your tastebuds demand it! You gather your ingredients and follow the cooking directions in the recipe. It is finally done! Your plate is fixed. You take a bite and then it hits you. It's the flavor you have been searching for all this time. You ride off into the sunset with your Orange Chicken embraced. You are happy!

More Information For You:

The Orange Chicken recipe was introduced in the early 1800s by Chinese-American immigrants. In the 1950s Chinese restaurants began modifying Orange Chicken recipes to satisfy the demand of American customers. Lift Enrichment wrote a great article called The Story of Orange Chicken (How It Came To America) where you can learn more about the origin of Orange Chicken.

Some Questions For You:

Would you mind sharing your experience of Orange Chicken with me? Share your comments below. If you haven't tried this wonderful recipe yet you are in for a delightful treat. Did you take a gander at yesterday's recipe? It is called No Bake Banana Pudding Pie Recipe so be very careful with that one. You may be overcome with the feeling of hoarding it all to yourself once you taste it. The recipe was created by my eldest daughter. She made it for my birthday and you can read all about it. You're welcome!

My Thoughts For Today:

Fake mouse prank!

My manager is terrified of mice, especially dead mice. We all have fears but this particular fear is crippling for my boss. My co-workers created this fake mouse and decided to present it to her. I was not involved in this but didn't want to miss the expression on my boss's face when she saw it.

One co-worker carefully held the fake mouse and began walking towards my boss in the breakroom. My boss raised an eyebrow and asked "What do you have in your hands?" in a suspecting tone. She got a tiny peek at the fake mouse and sprang from her chair in a panic kicking and screaming.

Even after she found out it was fake she still wanted nothing to do with it. I admit this is not a nice thing to do to a person who is afraid of mice. In our daily work, and during break time, we try to make the work environment fun. It gives us entertaining memories to recall.

For any of my employers who may read this, the mouse was made from trash material and not on company time. Also, no mice were harmed in the making of this joke.

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Monday, June 3, 2024

East Indian Chicken Recipe


Great taste of India!

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East Indian Chicken Recipe - (Indian Food)


2 cans condensed cream of chicken soup, undiluted (10 3/4 ounces each)
1 1/2 cans of frozen orange juice concentrate, undiluted (6 ounces each)
2 teaspoons curry powder
1/4 cup butter or margarine
8 whole chicken breasts (boneless & skinless)
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1/2 cup currants
Salt and pepper to your taste


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Combine the soup, orange juice concentrate, and curry powder. Melt butter in a large shallow baking dish in the oven. Remove from oven, and coat chicken with melted butter. Arrange chicken in a baking dish. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Cover with soup mixture. Bake for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven. Baste with the sauce, and sprinkle with almonds. Return to the oven, and bake for an additional 30 minutes. Sprinkle with currants, and continue baking for 15-20 minutes. This dish can be assembled early and baked just before serving. It is nice with wild rice and crisply cooked green vegetables.

Thoughts On East Indian Chicken:

If you've never had Indian food let this recipe be your introduction. Indian Chicken is delicious. I remember first tasting Indian food at a local Indian restaurant. It blew my mind! I had never tasted anything like it before. Maybe it was the curry. The curry spice in food was new to me. This was about 7 years ago. I actually asked myself why I had not tasted Indian food before. I was missing out. There is spicy Indian and non-spicy food with a creamy taste.

I recommend adding Basmati rice to this dish. Basmati is long and slender rice with a specific aroma you will love.

More Information For You:

East Indian Chicken originates from India. I want to share some information on curry. Curry is what gives East Indian Chicken its specific flavor and no other can compare. Curry reflects the Indian culture. It is a spice that is also very popular in American cooking culture. Curry has a very interesting history. FOOD&WINE wrote a very informative article called The Real Story of Curry that you will enjoy.

Some Questions For You:

Do you like Indian food? What is your favorite Indian dish? Do you remember the first time you tasted Indian food? Please share your experience here with other readers. Did you see yesterday's recipe? If you missed it, it's called Key West Salad Recipe and it is a delicious fruit salad that is very easy to make. Take a look at it and leave a comment.

My Thoughts For Today:

Marshmallows for the grand peeps!

Since I became a grandfather, known as "Papaw" to these sweet little ones, I have made it a ritual to bring marshmallows to my little grandchildren. I know sugar is not good for children. They do not get sugar all the time but I want them to always remember me bringing them marshmallows as a core memory. I try to find different flavors of marshmallows so they can try something new. Regular vanilla marshmallows are the best in my opinion.

I found these YUMMALLO Sour marshmallows and thought it would be fun for them to try. The flavors in this bag are strawberry, blue raspberry, and cherry. They are sugar-coated. There ya go again, Grandpa! Giving the grandbabies sugar. 

Have you seen or tried these marshmallows? I found them on the baking aisle alongside the regular marshmallows. Little children and grandchildren grow so fast. I think it's good to create as many good memories as possible for them. Food is a great way to create memories. Maybe I should try bringing them bags of carrots. That may be more healthy but I guess it is the mid-western upbringing in me.

What do you think about me bringing my grandchildren marshmallows? I don't do it very often. Let me know your thoughts.

Keep on cooking!

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Tuesday, April 30, 2024

Fast Texas Pete Chicken Wings Easy Recipe

So fast and easy these wings fly off the plate!

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Fast Texas Pete Chicken Wings Easy Recipe - (Main Dishes, Chicken)


1/2 cup margarine
1 cup Texas Pete sauce (you can use your favorite sauce but give this one a try)
2 Tablespoons brown sugar
2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
1 24-count package chicken wings
Oil for deep frying


Melt margarine in a small saucepan. Stir in Texas Pete sauce, brown sugar, and Worcestershire sauce. Deep-fry chicken wings in hot oil in deep-fryer until wings float to the top and are golden brown. Place the wings in a casserole dish. Add sauce. Cover the casserole dish. Shake until chicken wings are covered with sauce.

Yield: 8 servings

My Thoughts On Super Fast Chicken Wings:

I must say that Texas Pete Hot Sauce is one of my favorite hot sauces I have tried. I have only recently tried Texas Pete and I am a huge fan, to say the least. It has moved to my top three all-time favorites. Tabasco has always been my number one. My wife brought home Texas Pete Hot Sauce and after trying it, I decided to move it to the top of the list. I just love the burn Tabasco gives on my tongue but Texas Pete has a more vinegar taste to it. I think that is why I love it. A little less burn and a lot more vinegar.

This recipe post is supposed to be about chicken wings but what makes this recipe so special is the flavor Texas Pete provides. As mentioned in the recipe, you can use your favorite hot sauce but I beg you to give this recipe a try.

Some Extra Information You Might Enjoy:

Did you know there is a National Chicken Wing Day? Well, there is, and according to National Day Archives, it is on July 29th. I know that is some time away but I thought you would like that fact if you did not know it. You can visit them in the post link here in this post to find out how many chicken wings the average American eats a year, or how many chicken wings Americans eat on just Super Bowl Sunday. You might find it interesting the amount times that many chicken wings will circle a major geographical attraction in the good ole USA.

A Few Questions For You:

Can you guess how many calories a single chicken wing, without sauce, has? How many chicken wings would you think most Americans eat in one sitting? Did you know there was a world record for the most wings eaten in a single sitting in 2015? It will blow your mind how many chicken wings this record was set in just under thirty minutes. Be sure to visit the National Day Archives link in the previous paragraph to find out all this incredible information.

Did you see my last recipe? If you missed it, I would like to share it here. It is called White Chicken Chili Easy Recipe. (Theres a video attached to that post.) My last recipe fits just perfectly with this recipe post simply because it is chicken. I hope you enjoy it.

Here's My Personal Thoughts For The Day:

Do you enjoy funny food memes? Since I blog about food and recipes I enjoy food memes I may find on the Interweb. I came across a good one while scrolling through my Facebook feed. One of my friends shared. Raven Hawk on Facebook shared a meme that I can totally relate to from time past. Check it out below!

Funny Food Meme!

When I was a kid I had one of those windup jack-in-the-box toys that played music when I cranked it. It would always give me a jump when the lid would pop open. When I got older and opened my first can of biquits I had a similar experience. I'm not a big sissy man now and I actually enjoy the pop the can will make while pulling the paper. You might admit that pop of the can is surprising even if it doesn't scare you.

I hope you enjoyed this Fast Texas Pete Chicken Wings Easy Recipe and blog post. Please leave your thoughts below I would love to hear from you.

Keep on cooking!

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe


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Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe - (Mexican Food)


1 dozen flour tortillas
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
3/4 cup chopped onion
1/4 cup margarine
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken broth
1 cup sour cream
1 (4 oz.) can chopped mild green chilies
2 cups cooked, chopped chicken


Combine cheese, onion, and chicken in a bowl. Mix well. Place several tablespoons of mixture down the center of each tortilla and roll up. Place seam side down in a greased 13x9 inch pan.

In a saucepan, melt margarine, and blend in the flour. Add broth and cook until bubbly. Stir in sour cream and chilies. Heat through and pour over tortillas. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes and pour over tortillas. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes. Sprinkle extra cheese over the top and melt it as desired.

Thoughts On Sour Cream Enchiladas:

When I visit a tremendous Mexican restaurant I love to order chicken enchiladas. Well, the first thing I order from the waiter or waitress is corn chips and salsa. A nice drink goes well with the chips of course. Then after I have devoured the chips and drinks I like to order chicken enchiladas. There is something about the Mexican restaurant atmosphere that always gets me. They usually have some sort of Mexican music playing. Have you noticed that many Mexican restaurants have very decorative furniture? I just love the carved wooden chairs painted and finished to a shine.

Extra Information:

Enchiladas have an interesting history. Supposedly, they originated from the Mayan culture. Since corn was a regular food source for the Mayans they created tortillas to eat. The natural progression for the food would be chicken enchiladas. Over time the great-tasting dish made its way into Western food culture. You can read more about the history of the enchilada at Guadalajara's The History Of Enchiladas.

Quick Question:

How do you feel about my Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas Easy Recipe? Have you tried cooking chicken enchiladas before? Do you have a special recipe you would like to share with me? I would enjoy hearing from you concerning chicken enchiladas and any tips you might have when cooking them. Have you been enjoying my easy recipes? Maybe you missed my last recipe Impossible Cheeseburger Pie.

My Thoughts:

I've been off work for the past five days and it has been the fastest five days off I've had in a while. Each day it seemed I had something I needed to accomplish. I go back to work Tuesday afternoon because I work nights right now and it was Labor Day weekend. I'll get back to how my Labor Day went but first I'll share an update on my daughter's cell phone.

I got her a new phone and all her personal information was erased from the old phone and put on her new phone. Most importantly, she has all her baking recipes on her phone now and can continue baking her cookies for the farmer's market. She is very excited about that. She did mention to me that now she realizes how important personal information is to her on her cellphone. She talked about how valuable smartphones are and it made me proud to hear her talk that way. Obviously, I am having her pay for her phone. It would be easy just to forget about it since my phone provider is letting me finance her a used phone but in the long run, it will help teach her more responsibility.

I did manage to sell a TV on Facebook Marketplace over the five days off. I delivered it to the person who purchased it and I helped set up the brand new Roku that came with the TV. My youngest daughter went with me to help deliver the TV. It was a 42-inch plasma-screen television. It is very heavy too. It was a good thing it had carry handles on the TV. I had another person on Facebook Marketplace show interest in a trumpet I have for sale. They agreed to buy the trumpet and we planned on meeting up. On the day we were supposed to meet up, they changed their mind and decided not to purchase the trumpet. It is very disappointing when that happens but that is part of selling things online and meeting with them in public.

I helped my daughter move some things to her apartment at her mom's place and finished up the weekend at my mom's house on Labor Day. She cooked us pork steaks, brats, deviled eggs, macaroni and cheese, baked Brussels sprouts, and chicken noodles. We also had apple pie and a cake she made. My daughter baked her famous chocolate chip cookies. It was a good time with family and good food for sure.

As a final thought, I am thinking of installing a wood pellet heat stove in my house. I heat with propane but would like to supplement with wood heat. I don't want to worry about a regular wood stove and buying precut wood from individuals. I think wood pellets would be easier and help with the propane bill. Last year propane cost almost $4 a pound. I will share more about this heating project and the general cost in the future.

I hope you enjoyed this post and I would love to hear from you about it. Please leave a comment below and share this post with a friend. Thank you for reading!

Sunday, August 20, 2023

Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe - Chicken Dishes


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Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe - (Chicken Dishes)


8 pieces boneless chicken breasts
About 2 green onions, chopped
1/2 cup butter, cut into cubes
Parsley flakes

1 egg
2 tablespoons milk
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs


Place chicken between plastic wrap and lightly flatten out. Put butter cubes, green onions, and parsley flakes in the middle of each piece of chicken. Fold in the sides and roll up.

To bread, mix egg and milk in a bowl, and place flour and bread crumbs in individual bowls. Dip chicken in flour, then egg mixture, and then bread crumbs. Let chill for 4 to 5 hours or overnight.

To bake: Lightly brown in a skillet, then place in baking dish. Bake for 30 to 45 minutes at 350 degrees or deep fry.

My Thoughts:

Before I get to writing about this wonderful Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe, I need to vent a little in this post. It has been a good weekend but also a bad weekend. I had the pleasure of attending my 30-year High School reunion and seeing former classmates. It really was a great time. Not everyone showed up but the ones that did, came with smiles, hugs, and handshakes. We got to talk about old times and tell stories of crazy things we did as kids.

The classmate who organized the reunion brought a VHS television to play an old VHS tape another classmate had made on the last day of school. It was so much fun to watch the video and to see all of us as young kids again. We all laughed together. There was a taco bar and drinks as well. Cookies and other party favors were provided. One classmate I didn't even recognize. Honestly, it seemed to me that everyone just gets better looking with age and I made a comment that we all age like fine wine. It was the first school reunion I had attended after 30 years. I didn't make it before because I was busy living out of state and raising kids. I should mention I was hesitant to attend past reunions because I didn't graduate with my class. I was a high school dropout and was embarrassed about it. I also didn't attend past reunions because I felt other classmates would not want to include me because of not graduating with them.

I did make up for not graduating with my classmates as far as education is concerned. I got my General Education Diploma in 1992 actually one year before my class graduated. Then in 2006, I began my online college education while being a full-time husband, dad, and employee. It was nice to feel included by the reunion invitation. School kids do grow up and become great adults. Those great adults do invite others to come to visit and talk about old times. It was really nice and I am grateful.

That was the good part of my weekend. Now I need to tell you about the bad part of my weekend. I had listed a Ford F150 camper shell on the Facebook Marketplace. I measured out the camper shell at 80 inches but had listed it as an 8-foot camper shell. It is actually a 6-foot camper shell. Someone contacted me interested in purchasing it. It was a 3-hour drive for the potential customer. I agreed to meet him halfway and drove over an hour. When he looked at the camper shell he discovered that it was actually a 6 1/2 foot camper shell. He was disappointed and I was too. Unfortunately, the sale was not made and I am sure he was saying some choice words about me on the drive home. I immediately changed the listing to the correct size of the camper shell. It was a lesson learned for me and one I do not intend on making again.

My teenage daughter asked if she could go on a float trip today with my second daughter and her coworkers. I agreed and they left out early on their trip. I had a gut feeling that my teenage daughter should leave her phone at home. I had visions of her dropping it in the water or on the river's edge. After some overthinking, I decided not to say anything about her phone. You can imagine what happened. I got a text towards the end of the day from my second daughter that her little sister had lost her phone. I thought to myself that I should've listened to my parental intuition and had her leave the phone at home after all. Turns out she had tipped her kayak over and her phone went over in the water. It was in a waterproof case but it was too late. She could not find it but managed to find her shoes that were off her feet.

I now must call the phone store and cancel service on her cell phone. My teenage daughter also came home looking like a lobster. She is red on her face, arms, and legs. She had sunscreen but I think she did not have enough on her skin. There was an excessive heat warning for the whole state of Missouri and she was out there over 10 hours. I feel like I dropped the ball on listening to my intuition. If you are a parent, have you ever experienced this? If you are not a parent, I can tell you that as a parent you blame yourself for everything bad that happens to your children no matter what. What is the lesson learned here? For my daughter, it was wearing more sunscreen and keeping better care of her phone. For me, it was doing a little more thinking and coaching her more on making sure those things negative that happened do not happen again in the future.

Thoughts On Chicken Kiev:

This Chicken Kiev Easy Recipe is super tasty and I am sure you will love it! What's the secret? In my opinion, it is the insane amount of butter along with parsley flakes, and onion. There is just something about the flavor. Not to mention the texture the breadcrumbs brings to your tastebuds. This chicken dish is thought to originate in the Ukraine but that is not accurate. It actually came from Paris. You can read more about this easy recipe from NPR's article on The Salt page.


If you have cooked this easy recipe, as always I would love to hear from you and what you think of it. If you missed my last easy recipe post I would like to share it with you here. It is called Low-Fat Cinnamon Rolls and it is a sweet treat you will enjoy for cutting calories and still enjoying your favorite dessert.

Quick Question:

Do you consider my Chicken Kiev recipe an easy one to create? Do you think I could add another ingredient to make this dish more enjoyable? Please let me know your answer in the comment section of this post. Thanks again for visiting my easy recipe and please be sure to share with your friends.

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Saturday, August 12, 2023

Paella Easy Recipe - Chicken Dish


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Paella Easy Recipe - Chicken Dish


1 1/2 pound chicken, cut up (can use thighs and legs)
1/2 pound large shrimp
3/4 pound clams or mussels
1 medium-sized onion, chopped
1 medium ripe tomato, peeled
1 medium green pepper, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon chopped parsley
1 can pimentos
1 cup canned peas or frozen peas
1/4 cup olive oil
2 cups rice
1/4 teaspoon saffron
1 lemon, cut in wedges for decoration


Saute the chicken in hot olive oil and then put in a casserole, covering the chicken with 4 cups of water. Boil for 15 minutes.

Meanwhile, saute the green pepper, onion, and garlic in a shallow skillet or pan. Add chopped tomato. Wash the seafood, peel shrimp if needed, and add the small clams to the skillet or paella pan. Add peas and pimento to the skillet or pan, then add saffron and chicken. Wash the rice and add to the pan. Cover the mixture with 4 cups of water or chicken broth. Stir until the ingredients are well mixed. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes and then leave on a low flame until rice is tender and dry (20 to 30 minutes). Decorate the finished dish with lemon wedges and pimento if desired.

Another method of cooking the rice is to boil it and place it in a preheated oven at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes, then turn the heat down to 300 degrees Fahrenheit for another 15 to 20 minutes. Remove pan from oven and cover for 5 minutes. Serves 6 to 8 people.

My Thoughts:

What a wild and busy work week. I didn't get to help my daughter with the local farmer's market the week, where she usually sells her baked goods. She had a dental appointment and it was during the time the market was open. We currently live about forty minutes away from the dentist's office. She has had the same dentist for years and I don't want to take her anywhere else. I pride myself and making sure my kids have good dental health. My daughter's wisdom teeth are coming in straight and no issues there so it looks like I won't have to worry about having her wisdom removed.

An update and what my daughter is wanting to do with her baking. She is saving money for a new countertop mixer. The mixer is not cheap but it is a good goal for her to reach and will make her baking for the farmer's market easier. She also wants to buy glass cookie jars to put her cookies in for display. A larger table would be good and she is definitely wanting that as well.

Oh, and I found out through social media that my sister had a car accident and totaled her Mercedes. She is ok but I'm a little surprised my mom did not let me know. Isn't it a big deal when a family member has a car accident? It's just my thoughts on the subject. 

More Information On Paella:

It is said that Paella was first cooked by Valencian farmers. Yep, Eastern Spain is where the dish originally came from. As you read in the recipe ingredients there's shrimp, mussels, and chicken. Old-timers use to put rabbit and duck meat in the dish as well. Original recipes have no seafood in them. It has evolved into what it is today because of time and culture. If you would like to read more about the history of Paella you might find it interesting.


Did you enjoy finding this recipe for Paella? If you did enjoy this recipe, maybe you will enjoy my last easy recipe for Spicy Buffalo Chicken Wings. Give it a read and share it with a friend.

Quick Question:

Have you seen other recipes for Paella? Do you consider this an easy recipe? I would love to know your thoughts on this. If you have tried a similar recipe please let me know what it is. Maybe you have a picture of the Paella you have cooked. I will be glad to share it with your link on my social media or even in one of my blog posts.

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