marinated crispy chicken thighs

Zesty Chicken Recipe - 2Marinated Crispy Chicken Thighs

Ingredients:

4 bone-in chicken thighs
1 bottle of Italian dressing
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tsp seasoning salt
1 tsp ground pepper
1 tsp chili powder 

Zesty Chicken Recipe - 3Steps:

1. In a large bowl, cover the chicken thighs with the oil, seasoning salt, ground pepper, chili powder, and Italian dressing. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours, or overnight if possible.

2. Transfer the chicken thighs to a large skillet. Pan-fry the thighs in oil for approximately 5 minutes. While doing so, preheat the oven to 450°F.

3. Once the thighs have been browned, place them in the oven skin side down and bake for 15 minutes. Flip, and bake for another 5-10 minutes.

4. Remove the thighs from the oven once cooked through. Relish in their savoury goodness!

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Emory

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in february

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.58.50 PMHellllooooo, March!

At times, when I write these monthly wrap-up posts, it feels as if I’m writing it from a third person perspective. So much takes place, which always varies greatly from the month before it, all while feeling like a lifetime ago. I always feel removed from the events after they occur. Does anyone else experience those same emotions when looking back on previous blog posts?

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.58.08 PMRegardless, February was short and sweet, just as I predicted. The only negative aspect about it was the drop in temperature. Repetitive mornings of -40°C are not fun!

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 9.01.55 PMLet’s begin with my favourite kinds of posts; DIYs. This Hearts and Stripes Pillow was incredibly useful and fun to make! It is also a great gift idea for any gender, and for any occasion.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetI also made a simple, Canadian meal that can be seen here. It remains one of my go-to dishes when I’m not sure what to cook that day.

TheLittleBarn1Lastly, I showed you how to give the exterior of your home a facelift with Vintage Barn Lighting. I was also directed to some other great lighting companies in the comments section. Thank goodness for you, readers, and your input! I learn from you with each one of my posts.

Home Series 13Speaking of The Little Barn, I discussed the outcome of its beautiful Tongue and Groove Ceiling in this post. I had initially blogged about stain colours in December with Fifty Shades of Grey.

Home Series 3A few days ago, I not only published the first house in my Home series, but also gave an extensive house tour of The Little Barn!

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 8.57.30 PMI brought in a dash of culture with a Canadian music post (which this is clearly not a photo of).

Screen Shot 2015-02-16 at 9.04.21 AMWhile we’re on the Canadian train, I also enlisted your help in Choosing a National Bird for our great country! The comment section, again, was incredible! You guys were so helpful and informative. I loved it.

WIB 1-6I published two fashion posts. The first was what’s In The Store. The second was What I Bought.

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 presetIn regards to personal style, I also chopped my locks off again. I don’t feel like myself unless I have a pixie-esque ‘do. #shorthairdontcare

Screen Shot 2015-02-26 at 9.05.25 PMFinally, last, but certainly not least, I revealed to you that we were going on an American Road Trip for 8 days. We are currently on this holiday, and as I write this (only one day prior to leaving), I hope that we are enjoying ourselves. This post has by far received the most comments to date! I got so much amazing feedback from you, and we are trying our best to see all of the sites that you mentioned. So thank you!

Have a wonderful week, friends!

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Emory

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a week of valentines: heart-y meal

Processed with VSCOcam with hb1 presetHey guys!

Call me crazy, but with Valentine’s Day coming up, I’m thinking that you’re probably going to be sharing a meal with your loved one. Why not make it a delectable homemade dinner? After all, they say that the way to someone’s heart is through their stomach. Or gifts. Wait, the latter may just be pour moi. ;-)))

This meal is guaranteed to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters. It’s also perfectly filling for those chilly February evenings. I made this Chicken recipe just after we moved into our new home and before we had gone on our first grocery trip. I had chicken in the freezer, a box of half-opened Shake’n Bake, potatoes that had seen better days, and frozen corn in the freezer. What I also had were a ton of spices. I thought, I can make something out of this. 

This is how I worked my magic:

Chicken

1. Turn the oven to 375°F. In a bowl, combine chicken wings, oil, salt, pepper, and Shake’n Bake. Adequately cover each wing with mixture. Place on a baking sheet and cover with tin foil. 

2. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil. Bake for an additional 15 minutes or until wings are golden.

Mashed Potatoes

1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Turn down to medium-high heat.

2. Peel the skins off of the potatoes. Cut them into chunks and put them in the boiling water. Cook until a fork can easily pierce through the potatoes. Drain the water from the pan.

3. Add milk, butter, pepper, and dill to the potatoes. Mash until creamy. Add more spices to taste.

Corn

1. Bring water and salt to a boil in a saucepan. Turn down to medium-high heat.

2. Add frozen corn to the water. Cook for approximately 5-10 minutes. Drain.

3. Add butter and pepper to the corn. 

Don’t be surprised if you have to beat your significant other off with a love stick after they taste this Valentine’s Day feast! Just chalk all of those kisses up to another HSB win.

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Emory

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a blogger’s dozen: emory’s burnt tomatoes and cheesy peasy chicken (hello, scarlett)

IMG_0159Happy Monday! We have returned from our anniversary vacation and I personally am back in full force. I swear, getting away (if only for a few days or so) really does a number with your energy levels and sanity. In a good way, of course. It’s as if you leave as one little ball of stress and come back as one relaxed and smooth operator. If only we were all able to take holidays whenever we felt even an inkling of anxiety heading our way. That would be the life.

I suppose now is a good time to discuss A Blogger’s Dozen. Because it is June and we are halfway through the series already, I wanted to be the one to create the post this month. I love all of the sweet treats that my guest bloggers made just for HSB (see here, here, here, here, and here), but guys, they can be salty as well! So today I would like to take a departure from all of those posts that came before this one, and present to you a creative meal of Burnt Tomatoes and Cheesy Peasy Chicken!

It’d be great to have your feedback, and if any of you are interested in contributing to this series, feel free to email me with some ideas! I’d love to meet and work with you. :-)

IMG_0142Burnt Tomatoes:

Serves two.

1 tomato

1 green onion

salt

pepper

oil

IMG_0150Steps:

1. Preheat skillet and oil on low heat.

2. Slice tomato into 1/2 inch pieces. Slice green onion into 1/4 inch pieces.

3. Sprinkle salt and pepper onto both sides of the tomato pieces.

4. Place tomatoes in skillet. Turn heat up to medium. Add the green onion. Cook both sides of the tomatoes until they are brown or burnt (approximately 10 minutes).

5. Remove from heat.

IMG_0140Cheesy Peasy Chicken:

Serves two.

2 chicken breasts

1/2 cup frozen peas

2 slices Kraft cheese

1 green onion

1 tbsp butter

salt

pepper

dill

oil

Steps:

1. Preheat oven to 375°F.

2. In a medium bowl, add peas, cheese, green onion, butter, salt, and pepper. Mix well.

3. Slice chicken breasts down the centre. Drizzle oil onto and inside of chicken.

4. Stuff the chicken with mixture. Sprinkle more salt and pepper over chicken breasts. Add dill.

5. Cover the chicken with foil. Place in oven and cook for 1 hour, or until chicken has browned. 

6. Remove chicken from oven. Place on a plate, and enjoy the cheesy peasy goodness!

IMG_0155I found the recipe for Burnt Tomatoes in The Kinfolk Table recipe book. My husband and I are starting to limit our carbohydrate intake, so rather than our meals consisting of our usual meat, veg, and carb layout, our plates now look like meat, veg, and more veg. William Hereford’s original instructions called to bake the tomatoes in the oven rather than fry them and to add flour. I wanted to see how I could make the recipe my own, and to shorten the time that it took to make them. Also, adding flour would defeat the purpose of not having carbs. The Cheesy Peasy Chicken actually began as a joke. I told Geoffrey that I wanted to make stuffed chicken breast, but knowing that we were low on groceries, he asked me what I would fill it with. I said that I wasn’t sure, cheese and peas? He yelled out Cheesy Peasy Chicken, and I liked the way it sounded. I made it, and it was delicious.

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Emory

A Blogger’s Dozen is a series that was launched in 2014. If you would like to be featured in a post, as well as have free advertisement for that month, please contact Emory at helloscarlettblog@outlook.com. Be sure to send any food-related ideas that you may have. Hello, awesomeness!

  • Welcome, friends! My name is Emory. I am a wife and mother to three (two on earth and one in heaven). This is our life on the Canadian prairies.
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