Sunday, November 22, 2009

Pizza Bagel

This is the last post tonight, I promise. Who doesn't like pizza? I wanted a quick and easy snack. I used mini bagels, but you can use regular sized bagels or english muffins if desired. I made this more than once last week, the second time I added pepperoni.

Pizza Bagel
 1 serving.


- 1 bagel (I used a whole wheat mini bagel.)
- Pizza sauce
- Shredded mozzarella
- Veggies and Meat (I would've added bell peppers if I had any at the time.)


1. Slice the bagel in half, if not already done. Spread pizza sauce on the two halves.
2. Add mozzarella on the halves. Add veggies and meat as desired.
3. Toast in the toaster oven for 2-5 minutes for a cripsy pizza bagel. Microwave for 15 seconds for a soft pizza bagel. I toasted.

Serve and enjoy! This could be something you have kids make for a snack as a fun activity :).   

Best Fried Rice Ever

Okay the name I'm giving this recipe may be a stretch, but it seriously is delicious. It's also the best fried rice I ever made. I made it for our apartment dinner. They had places to go and I was home, so I decided to make it right before they got home because fried rice is easy. They loved it and I loved it even more. This fried rice is a thousand times better than the other recipe I have posted and it looks a thousand times tastier.

Best Fried Rice Ever
 4-5 servings.


- 4 cups of white rice cooked and refrigerated
- Minced garlic
- 1 chicken breast cut into cubes
- 2 Chinese sausages (sliced)
- Oyster sauce
- Soy sauce
- Garlic salt
- 3 eggs (plus 1 additional egg per person)
- Salt
- Pepper
- Broccoli
- Corn (drained)


1. In a bowl mix together 1/2 cup of oyster sauce (a little bit goes a long way), 1/2 cup of soy sauce, 1 tbsp. of garlic salt, and 1 tsp. of pepper. Add the uncooked chicken and make sure the mixture is evenly spread. Let it marinate for at least 2 hours.
2. Combine two eggs into a small bowl and mix. Pour it into a heated pan with oil. Fry the egg. When finished, slice the egg and set aside.
3. Add a little more oil into the empty pan. Add minced garlic, the Chinese sausage and chicken. Stir and cook. Add broccoli when meat is nearly finished cooking.
4. In a wok or a larger pan, add cooking oil and minced garlic. Add the cold rice and stir. Add 1/2 cup of oyster sauce and 1/2 cup of soy sauce. Stir and make sure sauces are spread evenly.
5. Crack an egg into the rice and stir. Add more soy sauce as desired. Add 2 tbsp. of garlic salt. Stir frequently.
6. Add the fried egg pieces, sausage, chicken, broccoli, and corn. Stir frequently.
7. Add pepper as desired. Stir.
8. Serve the fried rice into bowls or plates. Fry an egg over easy per dish served.

Enjoy! Make sure your dinner guests break the yolk and mix it into their rice. The gooey-ness adds an amazing kick to the fried rice.

Chicken Tetrazzini

I'm behind on my posts, so there will be several posts added tonight :). I meant to add this recipe along with the previous recipe 2 weeks ago. My college's dining hall makes an amazing turkey tetrazzini. Well, this semester they stopped serving it. In the previous summer, my roommate from college and I tried to recreate it by following a recipe online. It was okay. The other night, we decided to make our own recipe and it was delicious.

Chicken Tetrazzini
4-5 Servings.


- 2 chicken breasts
- Garlic salt
- Garlic powder
- Minced garlic
- Pepper
- Salt
- Onion powder
- Parmesan (grated)
- 1 cup shredded mozzarella (cheddar would be better, but we didn't have any) 
- 1 can of cream of chicken (10.75 ounces)
- 1 can of cream of mushroom (10.75 ounces)
- 1 cup of milk
- Broccoli (cut into bite sized pieces)
- Asparagus (cut into bite sized pieces)
- Green beans
- 1/2 pound cooked angel hair pasta
- 2 cups of bread crumbs

*You can add other vegetables if desired, these were the ones we had on hand.*


1.  Combine 2 tbsp. of garlic powder, 2 tbsp. of garlic salt, 2 tbsp. of onion powder, 1 tbsp. of pepper, 1 tsp. of salt, and 1 tbsp. of Parmesan together. Rubbed the two chicken breasts thoroughly with this seasoning. Let it sit for at least 20 minutes. Then pan fry the chicken with minced garlic and vegetable oil. Let it cool for a few minutes, then cube the chicken.
2. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
3. In a bowl mix together the cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, milk, 2 tbsp. minced garlic, 2 tbsp. garlic salt, 2 tbsp. onion powder, 2 tbsp. garlic powder, 1 tbsp. pepper, 2 tsp. salt, and 1/4 cup of Parmesan. You can taste it and adjust to your liking, if desired.
4. In a 9x9 casserole dish add the 2 cups of bread crumbs and pasta. Mix thoroughly.
5. Add the cream of chicken, cream of mushroom, and seasoning mixture. Mix thoroughly.
6. Add the vegetables. Mix thoroughly.
7. Add the chicken. Mix thoroughly.
8. Add the mozzarella. Mix thoroughly.
9. Put the casserole dish in the oven. Bake for 35-45 minutes.

Let it cool for at least 15 minutes before serving! Enjoy!

I know the long list of ingredients may appear intimidating, but I promise that this recipe is super easy. If I can do it, so can you :).

Breakfast Sundae

I made this two weeks ago. I was craving something crunchy and cold for breakfast. Instead of eating ice cream, I decided to be healthy :). Theoretically, this recipe is very versatile and you can substitute any of the ingredients for virtually anything you want. You don't have to eat this for breakfast, it can be a snack or even dessert.

Breakfast Sundae
One serving.

- 6 ounces of yogurt (any flavor, I used strawberry and orange)
- Fresh or frozen strawberries (you can pick any fruit and more than one kind)
- Granola (I used natural apple cinnamon)
- Any other topics you desire (examples: chocolate syrup, whip cream, marshmellows, peanuts)


1. Pour the yogurt into a bowl. If you're combining a variety of yogurts, be sure to stir.
2. Swirl granola directly on top of the yogurt. Add other topics if desired.
3. Add fresh or frozen fruit.

Enjoy! You could also make this into a yogurt parfait and add several layers of each ingredient.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Pan Fried Chicken

I had an intense craving for fried chicken yesterday. However, I did not want to drive out and buy it (laziness I tell you!), desired to eat deep fried chicken, or have the patience to bake it. This recipe was my solution... a delicious one. Oh this is more of a fried chicken tender than fried chicken pieces because all I had in the freezer were chicken breasts.

Pan Fried Chicken
2 servings


- 1 boneless skinless chicken breast 
- 2 cups of bread crumbs
- 2 tbs. of garlic salt
- 2 tbs. of ground pepper
- 2 tbs. of Parmesan cheese
- 2 tsp. of parsley, finely chopped
- 1 egg
- 1/3 cup of milk (buttermilk would be better, but I only had access to milk)
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 small onion, finely chopped
- 1 tsp. butter
- 2 tsp. of olive oil


1. Cut the chicken breast into 2 thin slices. Set aside.
2. In a ziplock bag or bowl, mix together bread crumbs, garlic salt, ground pepper, parsley, and Parmesan cheese.
3. Set the mixture on a plate. In a bowl, whisk together the egg and milk. Put the two pieces of chicken into the wet mixture. Let it soak for 10 minutes.
4. Take one piece of chicken and put it on top of the plate with the dry mixture. Flip over the chicken and spread the dry mixture as evenly as possible. Add shakes of garlic salt and pepper to each side of the chicken (optional). Repeat for the other piece of chicken.
5. Melt the butter with the olive oil on a pan. Add the minced garlic and finely chopped onion. Let them simmer for 1 minute.
6. Add the chicken and fry until cooked. Flip over as necessary.

Serve and enjoy!

This goes great with pasta (as pictured above) and would complement a perfect chicken parmesan dish. I will try that next time.