Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chicken Nuggets

Every kid loves chicken nuggets, but not every parent loves buying them from the store when they're really just chicken with crumbs on them.  These are cheaper than the store kind, and tastier too.


  • 3 skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup Italian seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).
  2. Cut chicken breasts into 1 1/2-inch sized pieces. In a medium bowl, mix together the bread crumbs, cheese, salt, thyme and basil. Mix well. Put melted butter in a bowl or dish for dipping.
  3. Dip chicken pieces into the melted butter first, then coat with the breadcrumb mixture. Place the well-coated chicken pieces on a lightly greased cookie sheet in a single layer, and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

black n white brownies

This is not the quickest brownie recipe, if you need them done in a half hour cook some from the box. These are not for those with weak arteries or diabetes though, haha.


  • 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats
  • 1 cup flaked coconut
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/3 cup butter
  • 2 ounces of unsweetened (or semisweet) chocolate
  • 1/2 cup of marshmellows or marshmellow cream
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts (or your favorite nuts)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 1/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  1. In a bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt. Stir in oats and coconut. Add butter and milk; mix well. Press into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan--this will be the crust for the brownies. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes. Remove from the oven. Reduce heat to 325 degrees F.
  2. In a saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and marshmellows; cool slightly. In a mixing bowl, combine the eggs, brown sugar, milk and vanilla; mix well. Add chocolate mixture; mix well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; add to chocolate mixture and mix well. Stir in walnuts. Spread evenly over crust. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with moist crumbs (do not overbake). Cool on a wire rack.
  3. In a mixing bowl, combine the first five frosting ingredients until smooth and creamy. Spread over bars. Sprinkle with walnuts. Store in the refrigerator.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Interesting Ideas

I found this list of ideas when I was surfing the internet.  Not all of them are genius, but some really are pretty good.
Tell me what you guys think, should I post things like this too or stick to recipes?