My husband recently started a Keto Diet, again! Last time he did this, the summer of 2018, I was in Italy awaiting the birth of my 6th. grandchild; so no one was home to support my husband in his endeavor nor was anyone around to prepare Keto friendly meals and snacks. That’s probably why he did do so well on the diet.
Mind you this diet is not for everyone, in fact you should consult your doctor before trying a Keto Diet. I know for sure this diet is not for me as I have an autoimmune condition that affects my liver, and this diet according to my research is not recommended for folks that have liver and kidney conditions as well as a host of other medical issues. Again consult your doctor before going on a Keto Diet or any other diet.
But this article isn’t about the Keto Diet at all. It’s about a delicious chicken dish that I make for the family. As I’ve already mentioned my husband is on a Keto Diet, but I’m not and neither are my daughter and 2 grandsons who live with us. So really my problem was to find something we all could eat so that I don’t have to play short order cook and make different meals of the family.
This Creamy Butter Garlic Chicken is just the thing. It’s fatty and low carb enough to work in a Keto Diet, it has 8 net carbs for each 1/2 cup of sauce, and it’s yummy enough to serve the rest of the family. Best of all it’s super easy to make!
I serve it with riced cauliflower for my husband and mashed potatoes for the rest of us. Steamed veggies make for a balanced meal we all love it!
Creamy Butter Garlic Chicken
Melt butter in a large pan
Season both sides of chicken with salt, pepper, and garlic powder
Fry chicken in melted butter until fully cooked making sure both sides are browned
Remove chicken from pan and set aside
Sauté garlic in pan being careful not to burn it
Add broth and deglaze the pan (scrape stuck on chicken and garlic from pan and mix with the broth)
Cook the broth down to about half then add heavy cream
Stirring constantly to keep sauce from burning cook until slightly thickened
Return cooked chicken to the pan and spoon sauce over it
Serve with your choice of starch and veggies.
If you’re looking for ways to up your game when it comes to making breakfast then don’t worry, you have definitely come to the right place. Whether you’re looking to switch up the recipes you’re already making or you’re simply looking to get better at cooking, starting with breakfast is a great idea. Whilst it may be daunting at first, there are lots of ways to make a delicious breakfast with minimal effort and skill. From getting creative with your ideas to looking up recipes online, the more you’re doing to spice things the better. With that in mind, here are 5 top tips for an amazing breakfast:
– Prepare In Advance
One of the best things you can do when it comes to making an amazing breakfast is to ensure you’re preparing everything in advance. Whether that means finding the perfect recipes or buying all of the ingredients that you’re going to need the night before, you need to make the process as simple as you possibly can. Waking up in the morning can be tiring and if making your breakfast isn’t easy, chances are you’re going to want something you can grab and go instead. For grab and go breakfast inspiration, you can visit this site here.
– Look At Recipies Online
If you’re stuck when it comes to inspiration then you might want to consider looking at recipes online. Whether you’re looking for something simple or you want to put on a whole breakfast spread, you’ll be able to find a recipe for absolutely everything on sites like Pinterest and Instagram.
If you’re not using Pinterest and Instagram, there are lots of websites that will also have fun recipes for you to try. From bloggers to national cooking sites, you will be able to find hundreds of recipes to choose from.
– Don’t Be Afraid To Be Creative
Although it can take a little bit of skill, don’t be afraid to be a little bit creative with your recipes. From adding sour cream to scrambled eggs to making savoury pancakes rather than sweet, you never know what you could discover when you’re being adventurous with your cooking.
– Make A Wide Selection Of Foods
If you’re serving breakfast for a large number of people, you might want to think about making a wide selection of food so they can choose their favourites. Although it will take more time, it will make for a nice treat. For tips and tricks when it comes to putting on a breakfast spread, you can visit this site here.
– Get Ideas From Influencers And Bloggers
Finally, you may want to consider following influencers and bloggers that regularly post recipes. Although they are not always posting breakfast content, it’s a great way to get inspiration.
Are you looking for tips and tricks when it comes to making an amazing breakfast? What can you do to switch things up a little? Did we miss anything? Let me know your thoughts and ideas in the comments section below.
Are you a fan of hearty Italian cooking? Do you love pizza and pasta? Well we’re big fans of Italian cuisine and pizza and pasta are our favorites, specially those with marinara sauce!
Sure we have our favorite Italian restaurants both here and abroad. But nothing beats home cooking! And a bowl of spaghetti is comfort food at its best.
Pastas and pizza have 2 basic ingredients; dough in the form of noodles or crust, and sauce. So making it at home should be easy, specially since you can buy pasta, crust, and sauces dried, frozen, or bottled from any grocery store. But why settle for boxed sauces (or pasta or crust) when making it from scratch is so simple?
Ok maybe making pizza dough is a bit time consuming and so is making pasta, but the sauces, well that’s pretty easy! (If you want to make homemade pasta check out my review of the Philips Pasta Machine). Marinara
One of the easiest and most versatile sauces is Marinara Sauce. You can use it for pasta, think spaghetti marinara; pizza, think Margherita; sandwiches, think meatball subs; and as a dip, think fried mozzarella sticks!
So today I’ll share my Basic Marinara Sauce Recipe. Believe me it’s super easy!
I use canned Fire Roasted diced tomatoes to give it that homemade taste. Sugar cuts the acidity of all those diced tomatoes so don’t leave it out even if you think it’s weird. And lastly I add some spice with crushed red peppers, yes, the the stuff you sprinkle on your pizza; you can add the tablespoon or more if you like spicy or omit it if you don’t.
Basic Marinara Sauce Recipe
Purée diced tomatoes in a blender, you will have to purée in 2 batches
Heat olive oil in large pot
Sautée garlic for about a minute, do not allow them to brown or even burn as it will make sauce bitter
Add Italian seasoning and crushed pepper, mix well
Stir in salt, sugar, and bay leaf
Let boil then turn down heat to low
Simmer sauce for about an hour
Serve over pasta or use in pizza and sandwiches, or as a dip
You can brown ground meat then add marinara sauce to make a meat sauce
You can also use it in your favorite pasta dish like Chicken or Eggplant Parmesan and spread it on your lasagnas!
Store in mason jars or sealed plastic containers in the refrigerator for about a week. Or store in freezer safe containers in your freezer for about 3 months.
Whatever you use this Marinara Sauce for, enjoy!
Asparagus is one of my favorite vegetables. It’s high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals; and low in calories and sodium. It’s a versatile vegetable that can be used as a side dish, appetizer, or as a main course ingredient, think stir-fry!
Here’s one of my favorite asparagus recipes. These Asparagus Pockets are tasty, easy, and look impressive. They’ll make a great appetizer at a party, specially during the holidays. They’re so easy to make, you can whip them out in less than an hour. Guests will think you spent hours preparing them!
Here’s my recipe, hope you love them as much as we do!
– 24 Asparagus tips – washed and trimmed to about 8” long
– 2 cans refrigerated crescent dough
– 1/2 shredded Parmesan cheese
– 1 Egg – beaten
- Pre-heat over to 375 degrees
- Prepare asparagus
- Unroll crescent dough – dough is pre-cut into 8 triangles and unroll as 4 sets of triangles together forming a rectangular piece
- Separate rectangles – Do not separate it into triangles – you should have 8 rectangles with a diagonal line scored from one corner to the other
- Press the scored line together to form a smooth rectangle
- Place 3 asparagus tips diagonally across the dough – from corner to corner
- Sprinkle about 1/2 tsp of cheese over asparagus
- Fold free corners over each other to form the pocket. Top and bottom of asparagus should peek out. Check picture above.
- Place each pocket on a parchment covered baking sheet.
- Brush each pocket with beaten egg.
- Bake in oven about 20 minutes or until dough is golden brown.
- Remove from oven and serve hot or warm.
- Makes 8 pockets.