Thursday, April 22, 2010

Kumquat Marmalade

I have to admit, I have never heard of Kumquats. My girlfriend had a Kumquat tree and gave me an overabundance amount of fruit. WOW! They are so sweet and taste so amazing. I had to make something with them and QUICK!

My husband loves Orange Marmalade, so I found a recipe with a Kumquat twist!

My recipe:

3 cps. Kumquats, Deseeded and Rinsed
3 Oranges, Deseeded
4 cps. water
4 cps. sugar
1 lemon, juiced and discarded

1. I deseeded the oranges and Kumquats and gave them a rinse. I then threw everything in the food processor with the lemon juice. I pulsed a few times. I then added the sugar and water and let sit over night.
2. I brought to a boil and then let it simmer until it reached a 220 temperature... It took awhile. Be patient.

3. I then put them in sterilized jars. Let sit in a cool temperature.

I can't wait to dig in this morning!!!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Chicken Tenders for Alex

My Alexandra loves Chicken Tenders. They are one of her all time favorite foods. I do not buy them frozen anymore because I found out how simple (and delishes) it is to make your own.

These are so fantastic. Crunchy. Tender. Yummy.

My husband actually preferred eating these chicken tenders over the very spicy jambalaya that I made him. He actually requests me to make them for him now...His words, "Restaurant Quality"

Of course, It was a winner for my two little munchkins too.

They are very simple and take less then 15 minutes..

Give it a try!!!


2 Eggs
Splash or two of water

1 cp panko
1 cp. flour

Chicken tenders
Seasoned salt

1. Heat the oil.
2. Make two dishes. One with the eggs and water whisked together and season with the seasoned salt and pepper. Dish number two add the panko and flour. Season this with salt and pepper.
3. Pat dry the chicken tenders. Dip in egg wash and then panko mixture. Repeat one more time. Put in the oil. When browned remove...EAT! Isn't that super easy!!