It’s also about what you do in your House!

 

I love cooking but I also like easy recipes.  I found a great site, www.sparkrecipes.com which allowed me to search for recipes that take LESS than 20 minutes to prepare.  They also list calorie counts for each recipe which I find handy. On this site I’ve learned having low calories doesn’t mean giving up taste.  I’ve made a few changes, these three recipes are proven good and easy. For more great recipes, try www.sparkrecipes.com.

Garlic Brown Sugar Chicken

In a frying pan, melt 2 tbsp of butter with 2-3 cloves of garlic.  Add the chicken breasts, which I usually slice horizonally to reduce cooking time.  I season each side with Seasoned Salt, or you can use salt and pepper to your preferrance.  After about 20 minutes cooking time, add some brown sugar on top on each piece of chicken and cover the pan for 2-3 minutes to melt the brown sugar.  I usually serve with a garden salad and fries or onion rings.

If it sounds interesting, it is.  If it sounds good, it is.  And if it sounds easy to make, it is; about 1/2 hour prep and cooking time.   

Honey Dijon Shrimp

The original recipe I found was Dijon Shrimp, which was so-so. So I tried it with Honey Dijon and that turned out to do the trick. This recipe is so easy, don’t let anyone see you make it or you won’t get any compliments! Peel the shrimp. In a pan melt 2 tbsp of butter/light spread and 3 tbsp of honey Dijon mustard, and 1 tbsp of natural honey until it bubbles. Then add the shrimp, cooking for approximately 4 minutes until the shrimp is pink. I usually serve over rice with a salad. That’s it.

 

Mexican Chicken Breast

This is such an easy recipe to make and everyone will love it.  Since I started making it at home, it’s become a requested meal.  For each pound of skinless and boneless chicken, mix in a zip lock storage bag the chicken and one packet of Taco seasoning (my family likes the Old El Paso make), and shake it up so each piece is covered.  Remove chicken and place on a pyrex cooking dish sprayed with cooking oil. Bake for 20-25 minutes (depending on thickness) at 375.  With five minutes cooking time remaining, pour a jar of your favorite salsa over the chicken and put back in the oven.  Remove from oven and serve with sour cream as a garnish.  For a side dish, I like the Goya rice dishes that come in a packet.  Easy to make and it cooks in 20-25 minutes.   The trick is to not let anyone see how easy it is to prepare, so you can just let the compliments roll in.