Archive for August, 2011













Teriyaki Marinated Chicken.

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I think I’ve may have cooked scallops once or twice. They are very hard to make because it you over cook them by one minute they start to become rubbery. When I saw this recipe on a blog, I had it saved for a while.  I finally made it and it didn’t disappoint. Even though I was a little scared the whole time and my husband kept asking me how long the scallops were in the oven to make sure I wasn’t over cooking them, I did it!  I didn’t serve this over a bed of rice as the original recipe called for, as I felt we didn’t need it and I was correct. we were full on just the ingredients of the scallop dish.


3 tablepsoons of butter, soft

3 cloves of garlic, minced

1 red onion, chopped into small pieces

4 slices of priscuttio, chopped

3 tablepsoon of parsley

2 teaspoon of salt

1 teaspoon of pepper

4 tablepsoons of olive oil

1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs

3 tablepsoons of dry white wine

1 pound fresh scallops, whatever size you want, I used bay


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Place ramekins on a cookie sheet pan, it’s just much easier.
  2. To make panko mixture, place butter in a bowl, add garlic, shallot, prosciutto, parsley, salt and pepper and mix until combined. Add the olive oil slowly until combined. Fold the panko in with a spatula and set aside.
  3. Place 1 tablespoon of the wine in the bottom of each dish. Pat the scallops dry with paper towels and place them evenly into ramekins. Spoon the panko mixture over top of the the scallops. Bake for 15 minutes until the topping is golden and sizzling .

Recipe adapted from Sweet Beginnings, found on A Taste of Home Cooking.

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I love bread, anything breaded that is. But breading on anything typically isn’t very calorie friendly.  So when I saw this recipe was using panko bread crumbs as a breading I got excited, because panko is semi-healthier! I love meals that are super easy to prepare and have a fast cooking time. Kiley is SUPER mobile these days so the less time I have to cook the better off we all are. I mean yesterday she ended up sitting on the dishwasher.  The soy sauce glazes is very flavorful, so I suggest only putting a little on the chicken.


1 1/2 boneless chicken breast, cut into strips

1/2 cup of flour

2 eggs beaten

2 cups of panko bread crumbs

Salt and Pepper

Olive Oil

For the glaze:

2 tablespoons of cornstarch

1 tablespoon of water

1/2 cup of reduced sodium soy sauce

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 teaspoon of ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon of garlic powder


  1. In three separate bowls, place flour, egg and panko in each bowl. Season chicken with salt and pepper. Heat olive oil in a skillet pan.
  2. Dredge each of the chicken strips, first in flour, then egg then panko, covering well. Place chicken into skillet and cook about 5 minutes on each side. Make sure it’s evenly browned on each side.
  3. Combine all glaze ingredients into saucepan over medium heat.  Simmer until sauce bubbles. If you want a thicker sauce add more cornstarch, if you want a thinner sauce add some water(not much).
  4. Drizzle sauce lightly over chicken strips.


Recipe adapted from Sweet Beginnings.

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Kodak Photo Book

Have you checked out Kodak’s new photo books? If not you should check them out.  You totally create your own photo book. You can use the new Quickstart Photo Book features that put you in control. You can re-size, move, rotate and overlay images and text.  The one feature I really liked to used was that you are able to upload photos from not only your computer but from Facebook. Once you uploaded your photos it puts them in order according date. Which was amazing, because for this photo book I decided make a Happy 1st Birthday Book for Kiley. So it already had the pictures in order from birth to now.  So easy.

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As one of reader of my blog, Kodak is offering all of my readers an exclusive 40% off code  off of a medium hardcover or large photo book.  Follow this link to receive this awesome discount. Maybe now is to create that perfect photo book you’ve been waiting do.  Maybe you want to create a photo book of all the amazing photos of the yummy dishes you’ve created on your own food blog.


Foodbuzz Tastemaker program with KODAK Gallery provided me this opportunity to create a free photo book.

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