Saturday, December 19, 2009

Vinegar Grilled Chicken

"A delicious marinade for grilled chicken."


  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2/3 cup white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh-ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons garlic salt
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • 3 tablespoons margarine, melted
  • 4 (10 ounce) bone-in chicken breast halves


  • Place the water, vinegar, pepper, salt, Worcestershire sauce, hot sauce, and melted margarine into a large, resealable plastic bag. Shake to combine ingredients, then add chicken, seal, and shake to coat. Place in refrigerator to marinate at least 4 hours.
  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate. Remove chicken from marinade, and shake off excess. Discard remaining marinade.
  • Cook on preheated grill until no longer pink in the center; about 10 minutes per side.

Chicken Marsala

"A delicious, classic chicken dish -- lightly coated chicken breasts braised with Marsala wine and mushrooms. Easy and ideal for both a quick weeknight entree AND serving to company."


  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour for coating
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves - pounded 1/4 inch thick
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup Marsala wine
  • 1/4 cup cooking sherry


  • In a shallow dish or bowl, mix together the flour, salt, pepper and oregano. Coat chicken pieces in flour mixture.
  • In a large skillet, melt butter in oil over medium heat. Place chicken in the pan, and lightly brown. Turn over chicken pieces, and add mushrooms. Pour in wine and sherry. Cover skillet; simmer chicken 10 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink and juices run clear.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Applesauce Sandwich

"This recipe is made just like a grilled cheese, except with applesauce. The applesauce kind of soaks into the bread as it cooks. This is a great snack that my Mom used to make for me as a child. My children love this as a 'late night' snack."


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 slices bread
  • 3 tablespoons applesauce


  1. Heat a skillet over low heat. Spread butter on one side of each slice of bread. Place bread slices, buttered side down, in skillet. Divide applesauce onto both slices of bread, and spread to the edges.
  2. Cook until lightly browned, about 5 minutes. Fold slices together, and cool 5 minutes. Cut into quarters.