Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Homemade Honey Mustard

My husband loves the honey mustard from Wendy's so I knew I had to find a way to make it so that we weren't always going to Wendy's...for the chicken nuggets of course, but also to actually get some honey mustard. Many of you may already know how to make your own honey mustard, but for those non-experimental, basic condiment users like me, here is the recipe I found (It was in video form here.):

1 part yellow mustard
1 part honey
2 parts mayonnaise

Like the video suggested, I did 1/4 C mustard, 1/4 C honey, and 1/2 C mayonnaise. We used French's yellow mustard, Kroger clover honey, and Best Foods Olive Oil Mayonnaise.

I think it turned out great and is so tasty with chicken nuggets and corn dogs. My little guy likes to dip his fingers in it and eat it that way. I stored the leftovers in a little tupper in the fridge and it's been great. If you only want a small amount then halve what I did. Let me know if you like it!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thai-Style Ground Beef

I am no fan of Thai food. Sorry, maybe I just haven't had the right stuff. I really don't like curry and it saddens me. It always sounds and looks so good to me, but I cannot even tolerate the smell, let alone the taste.

This is the best thing I've eaten in a long time. Of course I think you could use ground turkey or a substitute to make it healthier. I did not love it so much on rice, but really liked it as lettuce wraps. We're making it again tonight! I have to give a shout out to this cooking blog "Just Cook Already." I came upon it by accident and they are really good about consistently updating unlike ourselves. Here is the link to the recipe. Enjoy!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Nutty Caramel Cookie Tart

We made this on Sunday because I saw it on the Food Network Pillsbury challenge. It was not a winner on the show, but a winner in my book. So good! I did not put chopped peanuts on it, though, just because that didn't sound very good to me. I also put a few butterscotch chips just because I had them. I thought I had overcooked the cookie, but it turned out perfect. It was super easy too.
Go here for the recipe and eat it up, yum!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Pineapple Chicken

(Weight Watcher friendly)

8 oz. crushed pineapple, undrained (1 small can)
2 TBSP Apple Cider Vinegar
2 TBSP Soy-sauce
1 tsp garlic, minced
1/4 tsp. black pepper
2 TBSP Splenda (sugar optional)
1 1/2 c. cooked rice
1-2 lb. breast, cubed

Combine all ingredients except rice in large ziplock bag. Marinate in refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer. Place chicken and all marinade in a sprayed baking dish. Bake 30 minutes or until done @ 350 degrees. Serve over rice.

Serves 6
Weight watcher points: 6 points each
By: Lindsey Simon