Saturday, November 28, 2009

Sticky Chinese Wings

I saw these on Fake Ginger and thought they sounded super easy and looked delicious. Five ingredients and all I have to do is throw them in a crockpot for a few hours? YES! Normally I'm very eh about using anything with bones in it and I regret being frugal when I bought these. We normally eat the store brand boneless skinless chicken breast, but wings are just another story. The quality wasn't there, so I blame the store not Amanda

Amanda is 100% right that they are sticky, salty, and a little tiny dash of sweet. I was too impatient when it came to letting the sauce simmer forever, but it still was thicker than started. I served this with just plain white rice and butter. They smell AMAZING while cooking, I had to keep slapping the boy's hands away everytime he went toward that crockpot to lift the lid.

Next time I may cut down on the soy sauce since it was a tad too salty for my taste. I also might create the wings and strip them of their goodness and add veggies to the mix such as green peppers, onion, etc. and serve all that over rice.

Sticky Chinese Wings
from Amanda at Fake Ginger.

3 lbs chicken wings
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon powdered ginger
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Mix soy sauce, brown sugar, ginger, and garlic powder together. Toss wings in the mixture and allow to marinate overnight. In the morning, put wings and marinade in slow cooker and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours. Remove wings from slow cooker and transfer marinade (now sauce!) to a small saucepan. Allow to simmer until thickened. Pour over wings and enjoy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Peanut Butter Bars

It's nearly that time of year again when the sweets get delivered by the bucket loads and they are wrapped in bright colors to match the season and holidays. Now I know that some of you out there just aren't the greatest bakers, and that's fine. Perhaps you're better at math than I am, though that's not hard to do :P This is a very simple tasty treat that you can make for your holiday goodie bags, gift jars, work parties, or just for you and the kids to enjoy. Honestly, who DOESN'T love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate??

I found this recipe from
Betty Crocker, and it actually called for butterscotch chips as well, but I passed as the family doesn't much care for them :)

Remember, this is a quick and easy recipe and calls for you to cheat a bit by buying store bought cookie mixes....but they are delicious! Though feel free to try it with your own peanut butter cookie recipe and if you do leave a comment on how yours turned out! I much prefer scratch to anything :)

Peanut Butter Bars

1 pouch (1lb. 5oz.) of Betty Crocker® peanut butter cookie mix
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 tablespoon water
1 egg
2 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 13x9 inch pan with cooking spray.
In large bowl, stir cookie mix, oil, water and egg until soft dough forms. Press into pan. Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 10 minutes.
In small microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate chips on High 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until completely melted. Spread evenly over cookie base. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until set.
Cut and wrap or serve this delicious treat! :)