Here’s a classic buttercream recipe that can be used to frost layer cakes and cupcakes. This recipe makes enough frosting for a two layer 8″ round cake. If you plan on doing any type of decorating using a piping bag (borders, designs, roses, etc — you should double the recipe).Continue reading →
I’m sure we all have some memory or story from March 13, 2020. Mine might be similar to yours — I went to work and within a few hours of being there, I realized that I wouldn’t be returning to the office for a few weeks,but it could be as long as a few months. I later realized that “15 days to slow the spread” was going to take a little longer than 15 days…
I’ve always loved cooking — if you’ve been following my journery for more than a few minutes you know that cooking is one of my favorite pastimes. Although cooking for my family is something that I’ve always done, cooking was starting feeling like a chore as I balanced motherhood, social activities, life, and working. One good thing that emerged from all of my time at home was getting to slow down and just enjoy cooking. I made bread, learned to smoke meats, and even had the time to test and develop new recipes (a few of which are featured in this week’s meal plan).Continue reading →
Lemon pepper wings are a favorite flavor at our house. This recipe is full of flavor and has a perfect combination of lemon flavor and a sticky and sweet glaze!
Honey Glazed Lemon Pepper Wings
3 tbl salt free lemon pepper seasoning
1 tbl cornstarch
1 tbl flour
1 tbl lemon juice
1 tbl olive oil
1 tsp salt
2.5 lbs chicken wing pieces
1 recipe of Honey Lemon Butter Glaze (recipe below)
Wisk together the first 6 ingredients to form a thick paste. Add the chicken and toss until well coated. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
Preheat oven to 400 F. Remove chicken from the refrigerator and set the wings on top of a cooling rack set on top of a rimmed sheet pan. Cook for 20 minutes, then brush half of the glaze (see below for recipe) on top the wings. Cook for 15 minutes, turn the wings, brush on the remaining glaze and cook for 15 more minutes. Remove from oven and serve with blue cheese or ranch dressing.
Honey Lemon Butter Glaze
5 tbl unsalted butter, melted
2 tbl salt free lemon pepper seasoning
1 tbl honey
1/2 tsp salt
Combine all ingredients. If the glaze starts to harden, microwave for 10 seconds.