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Friday, June 25, 2010

Recipe of the month: Good Home Made Grilled Chicken Quesadilla

Starting this month, I will start posting a favorite recipe of the month.  Hope to make your mouth waterThis month' recipe: the home made chicken quesadilla
Quesadillas sin queso

This is a favorite recipie of mine, and can make a good easy lunch when you are looking for something relatively quick and easy to make and like Mexican food.

  • 1  flour tortilla (2 if you want more than one quesadilla)
  •  whole boneless chicken breast
  • shredded pepper jack cheese (you can also do cheddar)
  • diced onion
  • Poutry Seasoning (you  can also use savory and mrs dash if you prefer)
  • Taco seaoning (taco bell sauce can do as well if you have some)
  • Either olive oil or vegetable oil
  • Optional: Chipotle seasoning (some grocery stores sell this along with Pampered Chef).  Gives extra flavor and spice.
  • Optional: Sides like salsa, queso, guacamole, lettuce, tomatoes, etc.
Cooking instructions
1. Thaw out, season (putting taco seasoning on it can give it extra flavor when cooking) and cook a whole chicken breast (can be done with a Microwave). 
2. Put a flour tortilla on a plate
3. Cut up chicken and put it on the tortilla. 
4. Put onions on the chicken
5. sprinkle shredded cheese on the tortilla
6.  Put taco seasoning on the tortilla (for more flavor, you can also use chipotle seasoning or taco bell sauce)
7. Add your own fixings to the tortilla (such as tomatoes, olives, etc if you prefer), you can also have it as it is
8. Get a good sized frying pan as well as tongs to flip the quesadilla
9. Pour some olive oil (or a similar vegetable oil) on the pan and cook on medium
10.  Fold the tortilla in half and fry it.  Let it crisp a bit, and flip it over.  Usually takes up to 5-10 minutes for the quesadilla to cook.
11. After that, you can put it on a serving plate, slice it up (I prefer to use a pizza cutter, but how you cut it is up to you).
12.  Add your sides if you want (such as salsa, sour cream, etc) for dipping.
13.  Enjoy.  Each quesadilla serves one person.  If you are still hungry, you can make a second one as well using the same techniques.

Bonus content - watch a mexican food recipe guide on youtube

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Thursday, June 24, 2010

This week's featured products: Kettle Chips

If you have a taste for good potato chips, be sure to stop on by Albertsons in Monroe, WA tomorrow (6/25/10) and Clearview on Saturday (6/26/10) to get a free sample of the Kettle Chips promoted.


Flavors featured:
  • Kettle Brand Fully Loaded Baked Potato Chips
  • Krinkle Cut Cheddar & Sour Cream
  • Salt and Pepper
Product Features
Fully Loaded Baked Potato kind
Inspired by thousands of fan recipies in the Create a Chip CHallenge, this creamy, smokey flavor front.  Dive into a collection of topings straight from the baked potato bar -- tangy sour cream, fresh green onion, rich cheddar cheese and an all-natural smokey flavor that's our and vegetarian answer to fans' love of bacon for a perfectly balanced bited straight out of the bag.  Add this fan favorite to your football party spread and score a snacking touchdown!  Available in several sizes.

 Cheddar and Sour Cream Kind
Curvy Krinkle Cut Chips capture the zesty, all natural cheddar cheese and lightly tart sour cream to deliver bold flavor in every signature Kettle Brand crunch.  A barbecue favorite, look for Cheddar and Sour Cream in the grocery store in the early spring

Salt and Pepper Brand
There is a reason they make salt and pepper shakrs in matching sets -- they go together like no other spices in the world.  We've taken that collaboration of flavor goodness to new heights and depths by lightly sprinklin them on the rolling ridges to buy that matching chip bowl for the table setting.

My thoughts about Kettle Chips
I find that kettle chips can make a very good snack item for just about any occasion.  Kettle chips tend to have more flavor than the traditional lays potato chips and be much crunchier.  It can make good snack ideas for graduation parties, barbeques, the super bowl, and plenty of other occassions.  Come check out this delicious treat at Alberstsons tomorrow and Saturday

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Featured Product for this week: Log Cabin Syrup and Batter Blaster

Just in case if any of you are craving pancakes, tomorrow (Friday June 11, 2010), I will be cooking up some Batter Blaster Pancakes and Log Cabin all natural syrup.

Shopping for pancake mixes, cookbooks, etc online?  Checke out these featured product listings from http://www.amazon.com/ below.  Feel free to click on the products that interest you (will take you straight to Amazon's website where you can order the product, see product reviews, get more info, etc.).  Note: this is not an exhaustive list of products featured at Amazon and so feel free to browse.  BTW, I am also part of Walmart's Affiliate program and they probably have a good sized collection of breakfast items at their website as well.

Product Features

Organic Batter Blaster Pancakes and Waffle Mix
  • Light fluggy pancakes
  • Hot Crisp Waffles
  • Homemade flavor
  • all natural ingredients
  • Ambitious
  • Makes both pancakes and waffles
  • Popular both among kids and adults (can be useful for sleep over btw)
  • 100% USDA Ceritfied Ingredients
  • Low Fat, low sodium, and no transfats
  • No dishes needed
  • Easy to make: no mixing, no measuring, and no additional ingredients
  • Easy to clean up
Log Cabin All Natural Syrup
  • All Natural Table Syrup
  • Premium Product
  • Does not contain HFCS, Corn Syup, Preservatives, or Artificial flavors (think maple syrup)
Demo Info:
Date: 6/11/10 (tomorrow)
Times: 10:30 AM to 4:30 pm (will start tearing things down at 4:00 since I will need to go to my other job afterwards)
Location: Albertsons Store in Monroe, WA.  Need directions?  Consult google maps at http://maps.google.com/
Demo Features:
- Will be giving $5 off coupons
- Will be giving out Pancake samples with syrup.  I won't be demoing waffles though, since I am only expected to cook pancakes during the demo

My thoughts about the products
I've had pancakes and waffles on various occasions since I was a kid (not every day of course), and often makes a fine treat in the morning, especially when combined with sausage, eggs, and either orange juice or coffee (lattes can go well too if you happen to have an espresso machine).  Personally, I haven't tried these brands yet (I usually use bisquick), but if you are looking for country style pancakes and syrup, Log Cabin syrup and Batter Blaster Pancakes could be worth sampling.  I live out in the country myself (Snohomish is basically a large farm town when you think of it and is surrounded by farmlands and woodlands to the south, east, north and in the valley to the west between Snohomish and Everett) and if you are familiar with the country lifestyle, a country style breakfast can be a special treat as it is usually home made and natural.  Waffles can also be a good fit, especially for camping trips where you stay in a log cabin, say out near Leavenworth (about an 1.5 hour drive east of Monroe along US2).  It is also a popular dish at many colleges as cooks will sometimes make fresh waffles with hot waffle irons for hungry students on various days.

See you tomorrow if you are hungry.  BTW, if you can't make the demo, there are probably going to be similar demos going on in your area.  Also, you can always order some online via Amazon as they have a pretty good selection of pancakes and syrups (listed a few earlier in the post by the way).