Fried chicken jalapeno bacon fettuccine alfredo recipe is below but first a little story. Yesterday we went to see the final edition to the Twilight Saga Breaking Dawn Part II. I was not so sure how well it would match the book prior to watching the movie. The movie literally hit the nail on the head in comparison to the book. There was plenty rumors that movie is not as good as it’s predecessors. To be honest, it was one of my two favorites, the other being New Moon. If your a vampire or wolf fan let me know what you thought of the movie in the comments. No spoilers! No whining about sparkling vampires either
On to the food! Below the food is the giveaway for Devo’s Jalapeno Fettuccine!
Big thank you to Devo Olive Oil for sending out a package of jalapeno fettuccine. It was absolutely delicious! The fettuccine is a perfect pair with my bacon alfredo sauce. I still cannot wait to try the pumpkin fettuccine and chocolate fettuccine. These are perfect for customized culinary gift baskets.
The jalapeno fettuccine has just enough kick to add the right spice to this meal. There is no burn for me although I can eat pretty spicy food. It was more like a tickle and I think that is just perfect for a pasta dish. The pasta would pair well with Cajun dishes featuring shrimp, crab, or crawfish.
Devo Olive Oil was please to offer one of my readers a chance to win and test out the jalapeno fettuccine I used in this recipe!
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*Disclosure: Devo Olive Oil is providing one package of jalapeno fettuccine. I was not reimbursed for writing this post and all opinions expressed are my own.
Everyone needs an easy weeknight dinner that you can pop into the oven and ignore while you work on everything else. Tuscan chicken is a simple oven dish. You may use fresh herbs to top it when cooking or if you get heartburn from them like I do, then no herbs is just fine too!
I prefer just fresh basil in mine. Some people like thyme, bay leaf, or rosemary. The taste of roasted tomatoes and the buttery flavor of the fingerling potatoes make a merry match.
This is an argument that my other half and I have constantly. He swears there is a difference n rice brands. I used to disagree; however, recently we’ve tried all sorts of difference brands and blends. His favorite is Uncle Ben’s. I was not sold until I tried the brown rice. It goes perfect with jalapeno’s and red onions. I prefer to serve it with fish or chicken.
Though last night was one of those what I have in my arsenal is what I’m cooking tonight. I had a bag of Uncle Ben’s whole grain brown rice and since I am horrible at cooking rice and usually make the other half do it, this stuff comes in handy. I like to add it to soups cause it make the soup more hearty and filling. Brown rice is a great protein which makes it perfect to add to soups with just vegetables or those with meat too. hearty dinners are just up my alley when the colder weather comes in and the teen boys think they need to bear up for the winter. Do you have any brown rice recipes?
I make this soup with or without brown rice. I enjoy both!
Tropical Traditions sent me out a large jar of coconut oil, so my daughter and I sat thinking of what recipes we could use it in. Of course I went right to curries with fresh mango. My daughter on the other hand loves chow mein noodles and she mentioned how it would be cool to incorporate the coconut into a dish with chow mein. After suggestions of pineapple and mango we moved on to citrus. She hands down said lime. Next, it was time to head to the store and get a new wok! We brought the new wok home and decided to experiment. The recipe turned out wonderful! I am excited to share the recipe for coconut lime chicken chow mein with you below along with a giveaway!
The chicken look a little dry in the pictures because I photographed it the next day due to lighting. I need to get some lights and a tripod!
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Three day weekend and three more days until school is out for Summer. At this point it’s all about grilling food for quick dinners! Here is an uber easy quick dinner. Tip: Leave the peppers a little bit crisp for more flavor.
Do you have a Memorial weekend project? I do! I hope to achieve it this weekend, or well maybe even next Thursday, is painting my kitchen wall with chalkboard paint. The wall sits behind the kitchen table. It should be perfect for displaying the weekly menu and chores. It can even be a cool background display in birthday party pictures. No more banners, just chalk up the wall with a creative “Happy Birthday” and let all the guests sign the wall. Yes, I am currently still a 5 year old inside but who doesn’t love some chalk!
Now, if I could just find a creative way to store my cookbooks. Any ideas? If you have an idea please comment below and leave me links if you have pictures.
This week is not only Spring Break but my daughter’s 12th birthday. I have had the lack of time to do a any posts as I have been making tons of cupcakes as you see here.
Luckily, I have some great blogger friends that have the ability to do a post this week!
My daughter made the biggest exclamation in the store when I picked up the basil to make this dish. Daughter: “Mom why are you buying a plant?” Me: “Because we are eating it for dinner.” Daughter: “WHAT?” Me: “It’s an herb. You know the dried leaves in the pantry I use for roasts?” Daughter:”Yes, but that’s different.” Me: “No, actually that is the dried leaf and generally not as healthy and tasty as the natural leaf off of the plant. Smell it.” Daughter: “OMG! That smells so good.” I definitely had her attention with the plant but then I told her about the pine nuts. She doesn’t like peanuts much but she was willing to try the pine nuts and she fell in love with them. We had a fun time with all the different ingredients and she actually enjoyed helping me in the kitchen. I am now on the hunt for some recipes that involve mint. She loves mint!
My brother and a friend of mine both had mentioned different versions of this soup. After hearing my brothers recipe and looking at many online I decided it was time to try to make this my way. Of course I used a few of my brothers ideas. Chili beans is a definite must in this soup. The other big battle was ground beef or chicken. I have to say hands down chicken, my style, makes the soup! So, don’t forget leave me a comment especially if you have your own version.
This Cajun Blackened Chicken is super with red beans and rice. You can also serve it up over pasta.
Did you know that the aromatic vegetables bell pepper, onion, and celery are considered by some chefs the holy trinity of Creole and Cajun cuisines. Finely diced and combined in cooking, the method is similar to the use of the mire poix in traditional French cuisine; which blends finely diced onion, celery, and carrots. Seasonings include parsely, bay leaf, green onions, paprika and dried cayenne pepper.
Although this chicken is so yummy, my favorite is still fried alligator.
Have I ever told all of you how much I absolutely love organic health food stores. Especially the stores that use farm fresh produce from local sources when available. My local Sprouts had bell peppers in every color on sale. I wondered what to do with these beautiful colors and flavors. I thought a curry would be interesting. I love this yellow curry spice I get from Sprouts! If you have a store near you stop in and grab the spice.