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EZ Chinese Chicken Teriyaki

Ingredients:
1.5- 2 lbs (6-10 pieces) Chicken fillet (thighs or breasts)
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pepper

Directions:
Preheat oven to 450
Combine into Bowl:
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp pepper

mix well
Grease Oven Safe Glass PanTenderize the meat using a fork or mallet.
Individually, dunk each piece of tenderized chicken into bowl and massage the sauce into the meat
After the chicken has been drenched in the teriyaki sauce, lay the meat into the glass pan (do not overlap the chicken pieces on top of each other)
Cook in oven from 40-50 minutes until the middle of chicken is cooked (no pink show when you cut into the chicken)
Take out of Oven and enjoy

Hangover Cure

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“Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.”
- Frank Sinatra

I figured that we all drink, we're all forced to stumble back into life the next day and that some protection is necessary for the "Why God" mornings!

These Preventative Measures/ Hangover Cures might be useful:


1st Line of Defense
Drink slower; a normal, healthy liver can break down about a drink an hour.



2nd Line of Defense
If you know you're gonna get sloshed, be prepared and sneak a carbon pill while your downing your poison.
If taken before, during and after drinking, activated carbon absorbs the toxins that cause hangovers. Best of all, it`s available over-the counter.
http://www.doublechaser.com/chaser.htm


3rd Line of Defense
Take 2 ibuprofen before you pass out with Gatorade (specifically)
The sport drink rehydrates, the aspirin relieve the nagging inflammation of your brain, and, with luck, you wake up feeling like the Zest shower guy.



Last Line of Defense
Rehydrate in the morn…

BROOKLYN FRENCH TOAST

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This crispy, caramel crust formed by a generous dusting of powdered sugar puts the soggy, monotonous standard to shame. The Brooklyn French Toast is absolutely guaranteed to put your taste buds into rapture.



Prep time: 3 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes


INGREDIENTS:


2 eggs
2/3 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
4 1-inch slices crusty sourdough or peasant bread
4 plus tablespoons butter
8 teaspoons powdered sugar





DIRECTIONS:

Heat oven to 250 degrees
Combine/ Whisk:
eggs
heavy cream
vanilla extract
cinnamon
Soak slice of bread in batter for about 1 minute turning over once
Warm skillet/ pan over medium heat
Melt butter in skillet/ pan (Don't burn the butter!)
Dust slice of bread with 1 teaspoon of powdered sugar
Put slice of bread sugar side down and cook until it's golden (2-3 minutes)
Dust the other side of bread with powdered sugar, flip the bread and cook until golden (2-3 minutes)
Put it on a plate and keep warm in the oven
Repeat steps 4-7 with the other slice…

MEATLOAF

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Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour



Ingredients:
1 lbs ground beef
1 Cup dried bread crumbs/ crushed toast
2 eggs, beaten
1/2 Cup onions, minced
1/4 Cup bell pepper, diced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 cup of Tomato Sauce
1 cup of Burger House BBQ Sauce
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Directions:
Preheat oven to 350
Combine into Bowl:
ground beef
bread crumbs
eggs
onion
bell pepper
salt
pepper
1 Cup of Tomato Sauce

mix well
Grease Bread Pan
Pour Ingredients from the bowl into Bread Pan
Cook for 30 minutes
Take out of Oven, Pour Burger BBQ Sauce (or another cup of Tomato Sauce)
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Spread Sauce over the surface
Put back in oven, cook an additional 30 minutes
Take out of Oven and enjoy



Buon appetito!

BURGER HOUSE BBQ SAUCE

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barbecue sauce 
–noun
a piquant sauce often containing vinegar, tomatoes, sugar, and spices, used esp. for basting in barbecuing meat.


I'm introducing MEATLOAF in my next blog. My friend found out and decided to contribute his family's BBQ sauce recipe.

"It ain't manly if it ain't got BBQ Sauce."

I'll take his word for it. Enjoy the Burger House BBQ Sauce.

Prep time: 2 minutes
Cook time: 1 hour


Ingredients:

2x bottles (36 oz.) of Ketchup
3/4 Cup of Worcestershire Sauce
1 lb. / 1 package of Brown Sugar
5 teaspoons of Dried Minced Onion
3 teaspoons of Dried Parsley




Directions:

Pour all contents in a pot
Stir well/ MIX
Cook to a Boil
Cover, turn low and simmer for 1 hour (STIR OFTEN)
Let cool




Tip: An easy way of storing your BBQ SAUCE
Let sauce cool
Make a cone out of a magazine. Use it as a funnel
Pour BBQ Sauce back into the Ketchup bottles.


Lemon Pepper Chicken & Steamed Broccoli and Asparagus

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My friend, Mark came over this Super Bowl Sunday to demonstrate a new recipe. He's a model on a new, healthy diet in preparations for a photo shoot in the coming weeks.

I was initially afraid for my taste buds, but was pleasantly surprised by the end results.

You must understand that in my world, "healthy" translates to unappetizing, rabbit food. It has the same connotations as being set up on a date with someone who "has a great personality." They're both phrases that send up warning flags.

In this instance however, I was wrong. The dish is healthy, it was quick to make, very affordable.... AND DELICIOUS.

I paired it with a nice bottle of Bud Light that accentuated the flavor of the Lemon Pepper Chicken.


Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 30 min (for the chicken)
(the veggies only take 6-8min)
Total cook Time 40 min



What you need (for 1 person)

-1 boneless skinless chicken breast (about 8 oz)
(can be fresh or frozen)
-1 head of fresh broccoli
-6 stems of Asp…

Banana Bread (Quick Potluck/ Breakfast)

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Banana bread is easy to make. It goes great with your morning cup of coffee and it's an excellent thing to bring to a potluck where someone else is already bringing the wine and veggie dip.



“If thou tastest a crust of bread, thou tastest all the stars and all the heavens.” --Robert Browning (a bread lover)

Prep Time (the time it takes to chop and mix all the ingredients together)
15 minutes

Cook Time (the time it takes to bake the bread)
1 Hour 5 Minutes

Total Time: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

Ingredients:
(Total 7 ingredients)


(bowl number one)

2 cups of flour (use a measuring cup)1 teaspoon baking soda1/4 teaspoon salt2 cups of sugar


(bowl number two)

1/2 cup of butter (1 whole stick at room temperature. It's easier to mash. Don't melt it in the microwave)2 eggs (beaten/ mixed)2-3 bananas (this is a great excuse to get rid of your brown, over ripe bananas)1 cup sour cream

Directions

1. Preheat the oven (turn the knob to 350)
2. Use oil and cover the inside of a bread ban (like wipin…

A Bachelor's Guide To Cooking: Stag Cooking

After the release of, Julie & Julia



... a new trend has taken over generation Z, mainstream America. We, who were previously inept in the kitchen have decided to take on the task of learning to cook and blog about it. We're desperate for fresh, affordable adventures in our financially meager economic status. The kitchen seems an alien enough terrain to journey and conquer.

New ways of embarrassing ourselves to the public in well hidden anonymity has become the new high of the millenium. I'm definitely not above it and am eagerly joining.

I am a bachelor with little culinary skills, undaunted by the new task I've laid out in front of me. I will attempt to release a new recipe every week with easy instructions to share with my friends and blog buddies.
Is this courage or madness? It doesn't matter as long as I get fed.

My sole intentions in the kitchen is to be able to make something quickly, affordably and delicious.

Here starts my contribution to other bachelors su…