We had a really rainy weekend in Georgia which was great for my newly planted flowers but kind of put a damper on my grilling plans for the weekend. Luckily, there was a little break in the rain yesterday afternoon so I ran outside and fired up my grill as soon as I heard the rain stopping.
I've had this brown sugar chicken recipe on my mind all weekend and since I wasn't willing to stand in the rain to grill it, I had to wait until Sunday to enjoy it. It was well worth the wait though - this chicken was really good. To be honest, I cant think of any food with the words "brown sugar" in front of it that wouldn't be good.
Grilled Brown Sugar Chicken
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 1/2 tablespoons paprika
1 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
4 chicken breasts
Remove chicken from bag and grill.
Let rest 10 minutes.
I sliced my leftovers and put it on my salad for dinner too.
This recipe is a keeper. Super easy and quick and delicious. I will definitely be making this again soon.
Anyone else obsessed with the yummy brown bread that's served at popular steakhouses? It is seriously delicious and I've never been able to figure out how to recreate that bread at home. UNTIL NOW!!! Guess what? I've cracked the secret to that delicious steakhouse brown bread - along with the help of some very informative websites. Turns out - the secret is a touch of ---- COCOA POWDER! Who would have guessed?
I've tried to make brown bread in the past by using molasses and wheat flour to create the golden brown color but the flavor has never been quite right. It never even crossed my mind to add cocoa powder to a bread dough until I found that little hint on Pinterest.
It might seem like a strange ingredient to add to bread but trust me on this one - it adds a whole new depth of flavor. You'll never be able to taste the cocoa powder but it does amazing things to this bread.
Sweet Molasses Brown Bread
4 teaspoons yeast
1 cup warm water
2 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup honey
3 1/2 Tablespoons molasses
2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup brown sugar
2 cups flour
2 cups whole wheat flour
Switch to dough hook and add whole wheat flour, 1/4 cup at a time.
Transfer dough to a greased bowl, cover and let rise in a warm place for 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours.
Cut dough into 16 equal pieces and shape into rolls. Place in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Cover and let rise 1 hour.
Bake 22 minutes at 350. Brush with melted butter.
So long pricey steakhouse dinners - it's Big Green Egg steaks and homemade sweet molasses brown bread for this family.
There are days when I wonder why in the world I continue to post recipes on my website. (Like MOST days.) It takes a lot of time to blog recipes and orchestrate great pictures, BUT, then I get an encouraging email from a blog follower and it reminds me of exactly WHY I go to the trouble of posting recipes everyday. If I can inspire one person to cook a special meal or try a recipe that they've never tried before, then I've done my job.
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Sirloin and Parmesan Meat Loaf
1/2 Tablespoon olive oil
1/2 red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup ketchup
1 pound ground sirloin
3/4 cup bread crumbs
2 Tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
2 teaspoons spicy brown mustard
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
Brush top with remaining ketchup and make 10 minutes longer - or until internal temperature reaches 155.
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I' had no idea that September 22nd was such a significant day until I did some research. Turns out, there are several significant things that we celebrate every year on this day.
I don't know about you but, but just knowing that there is a National Elephant appreciation day makes me smile. I also love the fact that I've got a perfectly good excuse to eat an ice cream cone after dinner tonight too. On the dinner menu tonight - Monroe County Pork Chops, steamed broccoli, a whole wheat roll and of course, an ice cream cone for dessert.
Monroe County- Style Pork Chops
2 Tablespoons kosher salt
2 Tablespoon pepper
1 Tablespoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 Tablespoon cornstarch
8 bone-in pork chops
8 Tablespoons butter
1/2 cup white vinegar
Grill pork chops.
Pour sauce over chops, flipping evenly to coat. Tent with foil and let rest 5 minutes.
So, enjoy your Tuesday friends and for pete's sake - show some elephant appreciation today.
What could be better than a picture of a giant chocolate cupcake on a Monday morning? I can think of no better way to start the week. I'm not a morning coffee drinker but I have absolutely no problem getting a little caffeine boost from a chocolate cupcake in the morning.
These malted milk chocolate cupcakes are really extraordinary. They take chocolate cupcakes to a whole new level. The malted milk powder is baked right into these decadent cupcakes which makes them super creamy and delicious. As an added bonus - I can whip up a batch of these tasty treats by hand instead of having to do it in my Kitchen Aid mixer. (Not that I don't love my Kitchen Aid - it just needs a break every now and then.)
Milk Chocolate Malted Cupcakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup malted milk powder
6 ounces unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
½ cup unsalted butter
¼ cup vegetable or canola oil
1¾ cups whole milk, at room temperature
3 eggs, at room temperature
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Scoop batter into jumbo cupcake pans.
Bake 26 minutes at 350.
Frost with chocolate buttercream and decorate with chopped malted milk balls. (Whoppers)
Carnation makes a malted milk powder that is available in most major grocery stores . It is definitely a nice little addition to these cupcakes and if you have extra malted milk powder leftover, you can whip up a batch of pancake mix.
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