Thursday, September 15, 2011

Pineapple chicken in the Crock Pot

I can't give you a terrible or delicious rating cause we still haven't tried this, but we totally are going too!


  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds chicken tenders, cut in 1-inch pieces
  • 2/3 cup pineapple preserves
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon terriyaki sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic sliced thinly
  • 1 tablespoon dried minced onion (or 1 bunch fresh green onions, chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • dash cayenne, to taste
  • 1 package (10 oz) sugar snap peas, thawed
  • Put chicken in the crock pot
  • Set sugar snap peas to the side. 
  • Combine all other ingredients and spoon onto the chicken.  
  • Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours
  • Add the peas the last 30 minutes. 

Best Brownies

Okay so my mom makes pretty much killer brownies, BUT it just makes so many.  I mean that really isn't a problem, but it kind of is when there are only two of us at the house, and it only takes us a day to go through the pan.   So I have been on the search for a recipe almost as good as my mom's that makes less.  So here is what I have come up with. 


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup HERSHEY'S Cocoa
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING (recipe follows) 

  • Heat the oven to 350 and great a 9x9 pan
  • Stir the butter, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl.  Add the eggs.  Stir the flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt; and gradually add the egg mixture.  Stir in nuts.  Put in 9x9 pan. 
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until the brownies start to pull away from the side of the pan.  
  • Make delicious frosting and spread on brownies.  


3 tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
3 tablespoons HERSHEY'S Cocoa
1 tablespoon light corn syrup or honey
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons milk


Mix it all together adding powder sugar and milk until it reaches the proper consistency. Makes about a cup.