Balsamic Honey Skillet Chicken


Recipe found on Eat Well 101
My Rating: 1.5 out of 5

My Review

I was not happy with the stretchy, sort of soggy skin on this chicken. The balsamic was a bit too strong, making it more sour than sweet. The flavor didn’t soak through to the meat, either. Super disappointing.

We served it with… sauteed mushrooms

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) Balsamic Vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2ย tablespoonsย soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 or 3 chicken legs
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt & whole peppercorns, to taste
  • 8 garlic cloves, peeled, de-germed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Hamburger Steak, Onions & Gravy


Recipe found on In Diane’s Kitchen
My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review

Diane does it again! Boyfriend has always had the hardest time with dairy-free gravies but, somehow, this was a piece of cake for him to make and it was OH SO, DELICIOUS! The hearty, beefiness was all there and it was the perfect accompaniment for the well-seasoned meat and potatoes. What a satisfying meal!!

We served it with… our favorite Brooklyn Farm Girl’s DF Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup bread crumbs
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt (for the hamburger)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp. all purpose flour
  • 14.5 oz. beef broth
  • 1/2 tsp. seasoned salt (for the gravy)

Sesame Shrimp Stir-Fry


Recipe found on Ricardo Cuisine
My Rating: 5 out of 5

My Review

Pretty good! Probably one of the best stir-fry sauces we’ve tried so far. There was a bite of sweet, a little salt, and a nice tang, too. The shrimp was plump and the snow peas were crisp and tasty!

We served it with… egg noodles

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) Hoisin sauce
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 lb (675 g) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup (60 ml) vegetable oil
  • 2 cups (500 ml) snow peas trimmed and cut on the diagonal into thirds
  • 6 green onions, finely sliced (keep the white and green parts separate)
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) chopped fresh ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) Asian chile paste, or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons (30 ml) toasted sesame oil
  • Salt

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22 thoughts on “Recipe Reviews #97

    1. Lol the chicken skin was pretty “ew.” ๐Ÿ˜ญ but, the gravy was surprisingly SO good!! Def recommend Diane’s recipe if you try it & we loved the stir fry. We haven’t had shrimp in awhile now. I miss it!

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  1. The stir-fry recipe looks so yummy! I really need to start jotting down the recipes that you’ve shared so I can go back and references them because I can’t keep up with the meals I wanted to try in the past, ugh. I’m a sucker for snow peas, so this looks like a recipe I will definitely remember to try!

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    1. The stir-fry was really nice. ๐Ÿ™‚ & we actually just made one of your FWMD recipes! I always just bookmark your posts when I want to try them. I have a little folder called ‘recipes.’ ๐Ÿ™‚ & yess, snow peas & sugar snap peas are so fun to eat!

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  2. Stretchy-soggy skin + strong balsamic is a double sucky whammy. I love that balsamic vinegar that has been aged for like 30 years and is really thick and sweet. So sweet you can pour it on bread and eat it straight. So expensive though.

    Now those hamburger steaks & gravy look YUM-O! Mashed potatoes & gravy are one of my favorite things in the world. Let me jump over to Diane’s blog and check that out.

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    1. Lol yes, it was definitely a double sucky whammy! & I think they put that aged balsamic vinegar on our lamb pieces at the restaurant we went to on Valentine’s Day– it was lovely. โค How weird that the regular stuff is so sour, huh?!

      Diane's recipe was SO good!! Mashed potatoes & gravy are one of my favorites, too. โค Hope you like it if you try it!

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