Month: March 2017

Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken Quarters

Chicken quarters are inexpensive, juicy cuts of deliciousness. Consisting of a leg and a thigh, they have skin that can be pan seared, or taken off to make them healthier.

Seasoning with a garlicky, salty dry rub on top of a very thin layer of garlic oil adds a finish to the chicken. Spice it up by adding some cayenne pepper or sweeten them up with some brown sugar or cinnamon.


Here is the recipe…

Garlic Herb Roasted Chicken Quarters


4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 tsp. dried oregano
1 tbsp. chili powder
1/2 tbsp. ground cumin
2 tbsp. garlic olive oil-
4 chicken leg quarters
1/2 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup white wine

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Lightly oil a baking sheet.
Cut off excess fat and trim chicken Quarters.
Rinse and pat dry.
In a small bowl combine garlic, oregano, chili powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
Brush each chicken with a light layer of garlic olive oil.
Coat with herb and spice mix.
Before adding chicken to the baking sheet, add chicken broth and white wine to 1/4 inch.
Place chicken Quarters on a baking sheet.
Roasted in oven 25 minutes or until juices run clear.

Serve with your favorite side dishes!



Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Homemade Honey Cinnamon Syrup!

My kids can talk me into anything. You know, when breakfast for dinner ends up being a sweets, dessert menu. We start with ham and egg sandwiches and it turns into chocolate something with sugar syrup and ice cream on top!!

I did make my kids wait until after their “dinner” to eat the ice cream. This actually made me feel better about the whole thing. I should mention that my kids eat almost everything from kale to salmon to liver and onions, so a special treat every once in a while is a great thing.

Smiles, giggles and sweet treats are what life is all about! Pick a day and surprise them = ) Here is the recipe…

Chocolate Chip Pancakes with Honey Cinnamon Syrup

2 eggs
1 1/4 cup milk
1/4 cup canola oil
1/2 cup chocolate chips + some for topping
2 cups flour
1/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp. baking powder
pinch of salt

Honey Cinnamon Syrup:
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup honey
1-1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/2 tsp. cloves
1/2 tsp. ginger

Mix the pancake batter by first combining wet ingredients: eggs, milk, and oil.
In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, and salt.
Add the wet mixture to the dry mixture until incorporated.
Fold in the chocolate chips.
Pour 1/4 cup measuring cup of the batter onto a hot pan until the batter bubbles.
Gently, flip the pancake and cook until golden brown.
Repeat this process , makes approximately 10 pancakes.

For the syrup:
Melt butter in a small saucepan.
Add honey and spices and cook until cohesive syrup forms.

Top pancakes with syrup, a handful of chocolate chips, and ice cream if you want!