USO Johny Marzetti

This is the first in a new series of recipes I’m creating for the USO of Northern Ohio. The goal is to provide simple, tasty and economical meal ideas for our active duty military members and their families. These recipes don’t require fancy ingredients or equipment and can feed a family of four for $10 or less. Up first is Johny Marzetti. If you grew … Continue reading USO Johny Marzetti

Food Court Bourbon Chicken Copycat Recipe

We live about 30 minutes from an outlet mall, so we go there more often than we should. Becca absolutely loves the bourbon chicken at the Chinese restaurant in the food court, and I have made special trips to the mall just to get the chicken! Most of the recipes out there are either attempts to copy the New Orleans original (this is really nothing like that) or some sort of barbecue type sauce. After much tinkering, trial and error I finally came up with a recipe that is nearly identical (close enough) to what is served at the food court.

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Maharajah Coconut Chicken Curry

Antonio over at Seasonality Spices sent me a free sample of his Maharajah Indian Curry Blend, so I whipped up some chicken curry to try it out. Fresh ginger and coconut milk combined with his awesome curry blend created a creamy, delicious curry that is not overly spicy. Feel free to add fresh or dried peppers of your choice if you want to bring the … Continue reading Maharajah Coconut Chicken Curry

Step by Step No Fail Cutout Sugar Cookie Video

The first Old Guy In The Kitchen live video is now up on YouTube! Just in time for the holidays, easy to follow step by step instructions for cutout sugar cookies that won’t lose their shape. If you found this recipe video helpful or have any questions or comments please feel free to use the comments section below.  If you want to see more good … Continue reading Step by Step No Fail Cutout Sugar Cookie Video

Chicken Tenders

Food doesn’t have to be fancy to be delicious.  Whatever you call them –  chicken tenders, chicken fingers or chicken strips – they are delicious.  Better yet, it’s a cheap meal that kids and adults will eat with few complaints.  You don’t even need deep fryer. Ingredients 1 Lb of chicken cutlets, or whole chicken breasts cut into strips 2 eggs 1/2 Cup of milk … Continue reading Chicken Tenders

5 Minute Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

Looking for something wholesome, filling, fast AND delicious for breakfast?  Look no further!  This 5 minute recipe yields one serving of delicious apple cranberry oatmeal. Perfect for kids rushing off to school, but adults will love it too.  Works well with raisins if you don’t have or don’t like cranberries. Ingredients: 1/2 Cup quick oats 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries (or sub raisins) 1/2 Cup diced … Continue reading 5 Minute Apple Cranberry Oatmeal

Delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins

You can view my Face book live video for this recipe here. Trying to find a use for some very ripe bananas, but looking for something more interesting than plain old banana bread?  Try these moist, delicious banana chocolate chip muffins! Don’t be turned off when you see mayonnaise as an ingredient.  I promise, no one will know it is in there, and it keeps … Continue reading Delicious Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins