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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Marinated Asian Chicken Recipe

My marinated Asian chicken recipe is a simple yet flavorful dish.  The savoriness of the fish sauce combined with the citrus notes of lime juice creates a chicken that is truly addicting.  While this chicken can easily be eaten by itself, I love to place it on fresh bread and top it with pickled vegetables to recreate a banh mi style sandwich.  Either way you eat it, you won’t be disappointed.

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Seasoned French Fries

Seasoned french fries are a weakness of mine.  I’m pretty sure I could eat them for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The only issue?  I don’t want to make homemade fries every time I crave them.  So, my way of getting my fry fix without much work is turning boring frozen fries into delicious fancy seasoned fries.

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Must Have Monday 8.21.17

This week’s Must Have Monday is inspired by my time in South Korea.  It is…

A pair of scissors or kitchen shears.

You may question the use of scissors in the kitchen but they truly make prep time quicker and easier. In Seoul, I saw scissors mainly used to cut grilled meat, which worked great, but I have found it has many more uses.  Here are the items I use to cut scissors with:

  • Raw bacon, pancetta, or prosciutto
  • Herbs (chives work especially well)
  • Scallions
  • Slicing a quesadilla
  • Trimming fat off meat
  • Dicing up dried fruit
  • Slicing a pizza
  • Breaking up whole canned tomatoes
  • Romaine lettuce for salads


On Amazon, the prices for kitchen shears range from $10-$15.  I use regular scissors which work just fine.


A few recipes I have used scissors include deviled eggs and caesar salad

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Deviled Eggs Recipe

Deviled Eggs Recipe

Oh how I love this deviled eggs recipe.  It is inspired by our experience at The Spotted Pig.  Their deviled eggs are truly melt in your mouth perfection.  The two key elements to these deviled eggs are the creme fraiche and topping of good olive oil.  Yes, it makes them sound very hoity toity, but I’m fine with that as long as I have some delicious deviled eggs to devour.

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Deviled Eggs

Recipe: Deviled Eggs


8 eggs
1 1/2 tablespoon creme fraiche
4 tablespoons mayonnaise
1 teaspoon champagne vinegar (If you don’t have champagne vinegar white wine vinegar works just as well)
1 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoon chives, minced (topping)
Sea salt, sprinkling (topping)
Drizzle of good olive oil (topping)


Boil water in a medium sized pot.  Once the water gets to a low boil, carefully place eggs in pot.  Cook the eggs for 9 minutes.  Place the cooked eggs in a bowl that has ice water in it.  This cools the eggs down quickly and makes for easier peeling.  Once the eggs are cool enough to handle, peel them.

Cut the eggs in half, scoop out the yolk and place the yolks in a bowl.  Place the whites on a plate.

In the bowl of yolks, combine the creme fraiche, mayonnaise, vinegar, dijon, and salt.  I suggest using an electric mixer so the ingredients fully incorporate and become smooth.

Using a spoon or a piping bag, fill each egg white center with a tablespoon or two of the yolk mixture.  Top the mixture with a few pieces of chives.

Cover the eggs and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  When ready to serve, top with a drizzle of good olive oil and a sprinkling of sea salt.

*Optional: You can also crisp us some prosciutto in a pan and sprinkle that on top for a meaty, crispy component.



If you’re wanting to make other appetizers, I suggest my cheese ball or baked shrimp scampi


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