Crispy Skin Cilantro-Lime Chicken Thighs

Not to toot my own horn, but I’m pretty sure I make some of the best crispy skin chicken thighs in the oven.  I know this recipe like the back of my hand, so its always fun for me to branch out and try something new with it.  Usually I brine the thighs in heavy salt water and other various seasonings.  This time, I made a marinade.  I wanted to make a Mexican dish, so I created a cilantro lime and garlic marinade for the chicken to bathe in.  Tender dark meat with some of the crispiest skin you’ll ever sink your teeth into, it can’t get any better than this.


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Saturday Brunch At Max’s Wine Dive


It had been over four years since Kevin and I indulged into some of Max’s Wine Dive’s delicious pan borracho.  Unfortunately, arriving at around 3 o’clock on a Saturday, Max’s only offers items from their brunch menu, so no drunk bread.  Brunch ends at 4.  Luckily for us, the brunch menu consisted of so many delicious things.  It took us forever to decide what we wanted.  Max’s Wine Dive is a cool wine bar that serves gourmet food with a hip twist.  It is located behind the Quarry Market. Continue reading “Saturday Brunch At Max’s Wine Dive”

Honey Soy Garlic Glazed Chicken Thighs

Baked chicken is one of my go-to meals for when I don’t want to do too much for dinner.  I use the same cooking method every time, but sometimes I switch it up with a different glaze or sauce.  Sometimes I just season it and leave it without a sauce, sometimes I do a lemon or herb sauce.  Tonight I decided to top it with a honey soy garlic glaze.  It leaves your taste buds with the perfect amount of savory and sweet and a yummy Asian flair.

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One Pot No Butter Chicken Pasta

Kevin was too tired to make it for dinner before he had to go to work.  He napped for the night.  I was feeling a little under the weather and was craving pasta.  I try to be as healthy as I can be during the week, that way I can indulge in whatever I want on the weekends.  I thought I’d wing something quick.  Here is my one pot, no butter chicken pasta. Continue reading “One Pot No Butter Chicken Pasta”

Oven Baked “Fried” Chicken w/ Twice Baked Red Potatoes

After work last night I came home and thought I’d whip up a nice dinner since Kevin was sleeping and put out some chicken thighs.  I went ahead and cooked up some oven baked panko “fried” chicken.  I wouldn’t really consider this fully oven baked, since I do sear it on the skillet first.  I just don’t know what to call it now, crap.  Delicious.  How about that?

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