Friday, June 29, 2012

BBQ Chipotle Wings

So I was on a crazy wings craving last friday, so I whipped these little guys up, and they were actually better than I expected. So here they are..

Pack of Wings - 2-2.5 lbs
1/3 cup of BBQ Sauce
3 Tbs. of Honey
1/4 Cup of Sliced Chipotles

I used Sweet Baby Ray's BBQ sauce..because uhmm hello, The Sauce is the Boss! hah, but really use any type. I'm also lucky to have had this fresh honey we get shipped from Jalpa! and any canned chipotles will do. I used about half of that can..I like spicy :)

Combine ..

So bag your chicken, throw half of the sauce mixture and shake, making sure all the wings are covered.  Save the rest of the sauce for later..

Sadly..I don't have a grill at home, so I had to opt for baking them in the oven..ahem Daniel! I've been asking for one for over a month now. Okay so after about 20 minutes in the oven (375 degrees) I topped each wing with a spoonful of sauce and let them cook for another 20 minutes. I turned each one and let them cook for another 5-10 minutes.. and thats it!

..the aftermath, Daniel's plate :)

These were so good, I'll probably make them again for 4th of July, but this time I'll get to grill them outside at my parent's house. Hope everyone has a fun weekend!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012


So I know I said I wouldn't post for a while..but here I am again..even though I have an exam today, and I should probably  be studying..but I have missed cooking & blogging, and trying new things at home..but my new schedule is hectic! I work full time, and go to class from 4-9 pm on Mondays & Wednesdays. So since it was Fathers Day this past weekend, I had a little bit of time to make something yummy. My older sister passed this one along to me, and since I love shrimp, lime, and spicy, this was perfect-o. This is a lot like my tilapia ceviche recipe, minus a few vegetables, and a lot spicier.

Tostada de Aguachiles!

Okay, start by squeezing your limes, I made three and a half pounds of large shrimp for Fathers Day, so that is why I used so much lime.

so about a cup of lime juice

my deveined & "butterflied" shrimp..I didn't think of taking a picture until now..but you cut the shrimp in half, so it will sort of look like a butterfly..
Blend lime juice, with 2 garlic cloves, 6-7 serrano peppers ( or less ) they are super spicy! If you're not a fan of spicy, you can use dry jalapenos.

pour lime mixture over your shrimp..cover and refrigerate.
after about 45 minutes my shrimp was almost done.. It is no longer greyish..but pink/orange

Mean while, I sliced very thin slices of red onion, and thin slices of cucumber. I mixed that in with salt and the shrimp for another 45 minutes or so..and finally, done :)

 Daniel still added more tapatio to his tostada, he is nuts, and before I forget you can also add slices of avocado to your tostada ;) 

Monday, June 4, 2012

French Toast

Quick post, because I need to delete these pictures from my phone. I foresee a very busy summer, and sadly I won't be blogging as much as I'd like :,,( unless summer school is a breeze, or if I'm not caught up on Mad Men, oh my gosh poor Lane :(, ugh I'm still bummed... 

So Friday night, I got this crazy craving for french toast, so I found this recipe, and figured I can give it a try Saturday morning. Considering I'm not a huge breakfast fan, I would give this french toast an 8 out of 10, yup it was pretty amazing.

you'll need..

vanilla extract
ground cinnamon
..and powdered sugar (optional)

start with mixing flour, and milk..and whisk, until there are no lumps

add, your eggs, cinnamon, vanilla extract, sugar
 your batter should look like this..

Now for the bread, obviously you can use any kind of bread, but I wanted thick-er bread than regular old sandwich bread, this was the best I got, considering I sent Daniel on an early morning grocery run, I'll take it..I guess..but really, I'm sure thicker is better , oh haaayy ;)

okay so you dip in your batter.. and fry in your heated vegetable oil, sift some powdered sugar over it and enjoy, thank me later :)