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Thursday, September 26, 2013

I LOVE my Grandog!!

Fall Vaction

My mind is on food this beautiful fall morning. My dinner Tonight will be Easy Asian Chicken Kebabs (with leftovers for hubby's lunch)

Easy Asian Chicken Kebabs

Yield: 4 servings


For the Marinade

1/4 cup soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
2 tablespoons honey
1-2 teaspoons Sriracha (or other hot sauce)
3 slices fresh ginger root
2 cloves garlic, crushed

For the Kebabs

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, cubed
1 large green bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 large red bell pepper, cut into 2 inch pieces


1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the soy sauce, oil, honey, Sriracha, ginger root, and garlic. Heat in microwave on medium for 1 minute, then stir. Heat again for 30 seconds, watch closely so it doesn’t boil. Set aside.
2. Thread the chicken, green bell pepper, onion, and red bell pepper pieces onto skewers alternately. Place skewers in a shallow baking dish and cover with marinade. Cover dish and refrigerate for at least 3 hours.
3. Prepare barbecue (medium-high heat). Grill Asian Chicken Kebabs until chicken is just cooked through, turning occasionally, about 9-12 minutes.

Apple Pie Cookies

I am looking forward to baking as soon as the weather cools down here in Arizona! Here is a tasty and easy favorite of mine.

 Apple Pie Cookies


2    frozen pie crust
1    Can (20 oz)    apple pie filling ( just enough for a thin layer )
1    cup    caramel topping ( just enough for a light coating )
1    egg ( for egg wash )
2    tablespoons    cinnamon sugar
1    tablespoon    ground nutmeg
   to taste    flour ( just for sprinkling )


•Lay out a sheet of Pie Crust, sprinkle it with some flour and slightly roll it out, just to increase its surface area.
•Pour some of the Caramel Sauce (Just enough to coat the crust) onto the crust and evenly spread it around, creating a thin layer of caramel…
•Coarsely chop the Apple Pie Filling into small pieces…
•Top the caramel layer with a layer of the chopped up Apple Pie Filling, making sure not to add too much pie filling…
•Roll out the second sheet of Pie Crust the same size as the first sheet, and slice it into strips…

Create a lattice crust (just like on a pie) for the top of the pie filling…DON’T do what I did and create the lattice on the counter, it’s not fun getting it on top of the bottom crust..ugh! Create your lattice on top of the actual filling, as if it were a pie!
•Dip your cookie cutter into some egg wash and cut out your Pie Cookies…
•Brush the tops of them with some egg wash and sprinkle them with the Cinnamon Sugar and Nutmeg..
•Place them onto a baking sheet and bake them at 350 degrees for approx. 20-25 minutes, until they’re golden and firm. Let them cool just a little.

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