The Best Shake and Bake

The best shake and bake chicken is inspired partially by my mom. I grew up eating my mom’s shake and bake chicken.  To be honest, it was a large, overcooked chicken breast covered in boxed seasoned bread crumbs.  This version of shake and bake will rock your world.  The chicken is tender, moist, and full of flavor.  The panko stays crispy and doesn’t fall off the chicken.  This dish was also inspired by Smitten Kitchen’s chicken milanese, which is a recipe I would highly suggest making.

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Sea Salt Chocolate Chip Cookies

Every time I make these sea salt chocolate chip cookies they get devoured.  With a slight saltiness, they are truly addicting…

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10 Things I’m Thankful For

With everything that’s been happening with Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma, I’ve been thinking how lucky and thankful I am for the life I live.  Everyday I’m able to do a job I enjoy (teach 6th grade), watch my son grow and prosper, eat dinner with a husband who I’ve loved since 9th grade (yes, 9th grade!), and all while feeling safe.  Some days it’s hard to feel thankful for everything when I’m stressed, tired, frustrated, or overwhelmed, but honestly, I have a lot to thankful for.  In fact, there are plenty more items than this list provides, but here are the top 10 things I’m the thankful for.

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Buttermilk Biscuits

I think everyone needs to make buttermilk biscuits.  They’re flakey, tangy, buttery, and quite simply delicious.  I first fell in love with biscuits when I ate at Pine State Biscuits.  In my attempt to recreate their biscuit, here’s is my recipe.

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Carnitas Slow Cooked Meat

I went to school in Portland, Oregon and would go to Por Que No? as often as I could.  Every time I had to get the carnitas.  Even to this day I crave their carnitas tacos. Since leaving Portland, I have attempted to recreate their amazing carnitas slow cooked meat.  This is my version.  It’s savory, herbaceous, and goes beautifully with the usual taco toppings: onion, cilantro, salsa, and cotija.

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My Happiness List

My inspiration for My Happiness List is from the blog Lauren’s Latest.  If you haven’t yet, check out Lauren’s blog.  She and her family just moved from Idaho to New York and I love reading about her exciting new city life!

Here is a list of a few items that make me the happiest.  Honestly, I could have written more but tried to keep it to my ultimate favorites.

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Buttermilk Fried Chicken

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

This buttermilk fried chicken recipe is a go-to in my family.  The chicken is moist, tender, and full of flavor.  The seasoning is crispy and pops in your mouth with hints of garlic powder and cayenne.  Served with a side of ranch and bbq sauce or hot sauce and blue cheese dressing, you will have yourself a very tasty dinner.

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