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What’s for Dinner: Garlic Knots

Tonight, I made garlic knots. The semi-homemade way. I say that because instead of making my own pizza dough first, what I used instead was those refrigerated biscuits. Easy to make, delicious, and ready in twenty minutes [prep and baking time included]! Here’s what I used: 1 [16-ounce] can of [refrigerated] buttermilk biscuits 2 tablespoons …

What’s for Dinner: Mini Tacos

Monday night, I made some mini chicken “tacos” using wonton wrappers. This is how I made it: I took ground chicken and seasoned it with black pepper, paprika, garlic powder and paprika. You could, of course, do the same thing with ground meat as well. Over low to medium heat, I cooked the ground chicken in …

What’s for Dinner: Baked Boneless Chicken Wings

I turned my boneless chicken wings recipe into a healthier version today [Friday night] by baking them. Full of flavor, without the oil/frying factor. Here’s how I made it today: Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Line a baking tray with foil. Spray non-stick cooking spray over the foil. I seasoned boneless chicken cubes with black pepper, paprika, …

What’s for Dinner: Sweet Chili Shrimp

For dinner tonight, I recreated the Sweet Chili Shrimp appetizer from Red Lobster. I made a homemade version of Sweet Chili Shrimp [and served it over a bed of lettuce]… and it tasted spot on. By the way, click here for my version of their Cheddar Bay Biscuits which would be great to serve alongside this shrimp! …

What’s for Dinner: Pizza Pinwheels

This was a quick snack I put together this past Friday night… another spin on pizzas. I took [rectangular] pizza dough [store bought or homemade] and topped it with marinara sauce. On top of that I added: garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregana, shredded mozzarella cheese and grated parmesan cheese. Roll it into a log [as …

What’s for Dinner: Breadsticks

For Ayaz’s birthday, yesterday, I made my bubble-up pizza, a chocolate cake [with choclate frosting] with rolo candies and drizzled with caramel… and these breadsticks! You need: Pizza dough Extra virgin olive oil Italian seasoning Garlic powder Basil Powder This particular day, I used the Pillsbury refrigerated pizza dough [thin crust]. You can find my …

What’s for Dinner: Popcorn Chicken

Slowly, but surely, working on posting old family favorite recipes that are a staple around here. These popcorn chicken are a must throughout Ramadan for iftari in our house. To make the popcorn chicken (the following quantities are for about two pounds of boneless chicken cut into tiny bite size pieces): I marinate the bite …