Jamie’s Bacon, Egg, Cheese, English Muffin Breakfast Sammie

2 English Muffins

6 slices of Bacon

6 eggs Scrabbled

Grated Cheddar Cheese

Toast English muffin, Pile on desired amount of grated cheese, add the scrambled Eggs on, then Break Bacon up so it fits onto bread, pile it up and top with the other half of the English Muffin, then take a big bite of that bacon, cheesy, egg goodness, and you won’t be going to McDonalds to get an egg Mcmuffin ever again!

Jamies Guacamole

I don’t measure anything. I just throw it all in a bowl and do this all on taste! So I am giving you the best measurements I can, you may need to do some adjusting.

3-4 ripe avocados

I save 2-3 pits from the avocado as it helps it from turning brown http://simplyrecipes.com/recipes/how_to_cut_and_peel_an_avocado/ (this is a cool way to show you how to cut and peel an avocado)

1/2 yellow onion, minced

2 jalapeno, stems and seeds removed, minced

1/2 cup  cilantro leaves, finely chopped (I LOVE me some cilantro) so you may want to add less

2 tablespoon of fresh lime or lemon juice (sometimes I do both)

1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

1/2 teaspoon Garlic Salt

A dash of freshly grated black pepper

1 whole tomato, chopped

I also add about a tsp of cumin, and 1 tsp of coriander and a dash or two of tapatio

Mix all together and taste and adjust flavoring as needed.

Serve with tortilla chips.

Hot & Sweet Drumsticks

Recipe

  • 1 cup Apricot Preserves
  • ½ cups Ketchup
  • ¼ cups Soy Sauce
  • 2 teaspoons Minced Garlic
  • 2 teaspoons Hot Pepper Sauce
  • 3 pounds Drumsticks (about 12)

Preheat oven to 350F. In a small saucepan, combine preserves, ketchup, soy sauce, garlic and hot pepper sauce. Cook and stir over medium-low heat until preserves are melted.

Arrange drumsticks in a single layer on a 13 x 9″ baking pan. Pour sauce over drumsticks, turning to coat. Bake, uncovered, for 40-45 minutes or until chicken is done, spooning sauce over drumsticks while baking. Serves 6.

Lemon Thyme Chicken

Recipe

  • 1-½ pound Skinless, Boneless Chicken Breasts
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 pinch Salt And Pepper
  • 2 whole Lemons (juice And Zest)
  • 8 sprigs Thyme

Trim any visible fat from chicken breasts and butterfly them to make thin cutlets of an even thickness. Rub olive oil on both sides and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Zest 1 lemon over the chicken. Squeeze juice of lemon over the chicken. Strip thyme off stems by holding the tips and running fingers down the stems, the leaves will fall right off. (I like to leave a couple of sprigs to top the chicken with after cooking.) Lightly chop the thyme and sprinkle over chicken. Cover and refrigerate for about one hour.

Preheat grill to medium heat. Add chicken and cook about five minutes per side, chicken will easily release when its ready to be flipped. Cook until juices run clear. Remove to a plate and tent with foil for 5-10 minutes to let juices redistribute. Squeeze juice of remaining lemon over chicken or serve with lemon wedges. Garnish with more thyme if desired.

Grilled Chipotle Chicken

Recipe

  • 6 chicken drumsticks
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chipotle peppers in adobo
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more for seasoning chicken
  1. Rinse and pat dry the chicken.
  2. Combine chipotle peppers, honey, vinegar, garlic, lime and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a food processor. Process until it becomes a paste.
  3. Place chicken in a glass dish, lightly season with salt. Transfer 1/4 cup of the marinade to a bowl and set aside. Spread remaining marinade over chicken and turn to coat completely. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. When ready to cook. Heat grill over medium heat. Grill chicken until browned on all sides, turning once and brushing with reserved marinade. Cooking time is about 25 – 30 minutes depending on the size of the chicken legs. Chicken is done when it is punctured and juices run clear.
  5. Transfer to a serving platter and serve hot.

Triple-Cheese Spirals

Got this Recipe from the Food Network Magazine that I get at my Apt each month. I go through and rip out what Recipes I like and want to try…

Kosher salt
12 ounces gemelli, cavatappi or other spiral-shaped pasta
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon dry mustard
Pinch of cayenne pepper
1 (12-ounce) can evaporated milk
1/2 cup whole milk
3/4 cup shredded yellow sharp cheddar cheese
3/4 cup shredded Monterey jack cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup panko (Japanese breadcrumbs)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley, chives and/or scallions

Bring a pot of salted water to a boil; add the pasta and cook until al dente, about 8 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt 1 tablespoon butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the flour, mustard and cayenne and stir with a wooden spoon to make a paste. Cook, stirring, until the paste puffs slightly, about 1 minute. Whisk in both milks and 1/2 teaspoon salt and simmer, whisking occasionally, until slightly thickened and creamy, 6 to 7 minutes. Add the cheddar and jack cheeses and all but 2 tablespoons of the Parmesan and whisk until melted; keep warm.

Combine the panko, herbs and/or scallions, 1 tablespoon butter and the remaining Parmesan in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave until the butter melts, about 1 minute; toss.

Drain the pasta, reserving about 1 cup cooking water, and return to the pot. Toss with the remaining 1 tablespoon butter, then stir in the cheese sauce, adding the reserved cooking water if needed. Season with salt and top with the breadcrumb mixture.

Coconut Chicken Tenders Recipe

Recipe

2 lbs of chicken tenders

1 1/2 cups of panko bread crumbs (can be found in the Asian aisle of grocery stores)

1 cup of shredded sweetened coconut

1 egg

1/2 can of condensed milk

1/2 cup of orange juice

salt and pepper to taste

Peanut Oil for frying

Directions:

On a cookie sheet, season chicken with salt and pepper on both sides. Set aside. In a medium bowl, mix orange juice, condensed milk, and a beaten egg until your “wet” mixture is well incorporated. In another bowl, mix coconut and panko crumbs.

Heat peanut oil in a medium pan or skillet on medium-high heat. Fill pan to about 1/2″ of oil. Dip and fully coat each tender in the egg mixture first and then the panko/coconut mix.

Set each coated chicken on a cookie cooling rack.

Fry each tender for 6-8 minutes until golden brown. Serve with Honey Marmalade dipping sauce. Enjoy!

Honey Marmalade Dipping Sauce Recipe:
1/2 cup of honey
1/2 of marmalade

Directions: In a small bowl, add honey and marmalade. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute. Stir everything until well mixed and serve with coconut chicken tenders.

Crispy Yogurt Chicken

Recipe

  • 2 cups Plain, Unflavored Yogurt
  • 2 cloves (to 3 Cloves) Garlic
  • Parsley, To Taste
  • 1 whole (juice Of) Lemon
  • Chicken Legs (or Thighs, Etc.)
  • Salt To Taste
  • 2 cups Panko Bread Crumbs
  • Butter (1 Pat For Each Piece Of Chicken)

Pour yogurt into a mixing bowl. Peel and mince garlic; add garlic to the yogurt. Chop up a small amount of fresh parsley and add it to the yogurt. Add lemon juice. Mix together to combine.

Rinse chicken and pat it dry. Sprinkle with (kosher) salt.

In another bowl, place the bread crumbs. Sprinkle with salt and stir lightly.

Butter a baking dish. With a pair of tongs, place the chicken, one piece at a time into the yogurt mixture. Turn it over thoroughly to coat. Then roll the chicken in the Panko bread crumbs. Cover each piece thoroughly with bread crumbs and place in the baking dish.

Place a slice of butter over the large part of each chicken piece. Cover with foil and bake in a 350º oven for 1 to 1 ¼ hours, removing the foil for the last 15 minutes of cooking. When the chicken is nice and golden, remove from the oven and enjoy!