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August 25, 2006

Mac Skillet Dinner

Filed under: Chicken,Olive Oil,Pecan Nuts,Pepper,Salt,Sugar,Syrup,Vinegar — Tina @ 1:29 am

Ingredients
For the maple glaze:

  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons diced pecans, toasted
  • white pepper to taste

For the grilled chicken:

  • 4 skinless, boneless chicken breasts, 3 to 4 oz. each
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper

Cooking Instructions
For the maple glaze:

  1. In a small saucepan, heat the cider vinegar and sugar over medium heat until the mixture boils and the sugar dissolves.
  2. Add the maple syrup and bring it to a boil.
  3. Lower the heat and simmer for 1 to 2 minutes to thicken.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the toasted pecans.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

For the grilled chicken:

  1. Preheat the grill to medium-high.
  2. Sprinkle the chicken breasts with salt and pepper and drizzle with olive oil.
  3. Place the chicken on the grill and cook for about 5 to 6 minutes per side, until the juices run clear.
  4. Place the chicken on a serving platter and brush it with the maple-pecan glaze.

August 24, 2006

Pecan Pie

INGREDIENTS:

  • 6 eggs
  • 2 cups dark corn syrup
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups pecan pieces
  • 2 unbaked (9-inch) pie shells

TO PREPARE:

Whisk the eggs lightly in a bowl. Stir in the corn syrup, sugar, brown sugar, butter, vanilla and salt. Fold in the pecans. Spoon the pecan mixture evenly into the pie shells. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour. Remove the pies to a wire rack to cool.

NOTE: A holiday must. Serve with whipped cream on the side.

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