Monday, January 23, 2017

Chicken with Orange Glaze

This is a quick and easy dish!  Very tasty!  I'm pretty certain your family will love it.
This recipe makes 4 delicious servings.  Pair with some rice and steamed veggies and you have a wonderful meal.


1 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons olive oil
4 chicken cutlets, pounded thin
Salt to taste
4 teaspoons sugar
2 Tablespoons butter
2 Tablespoons lemon juice

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Season chicken with salt, then cook the cutlets in the skillet, turning over once, until browned on both sides, about 6 minutes total. Transfer the chicken to a plate.
Pour off the excess oil from the skillet, then add the sugar and cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 15 seconds. Add the orange juice (be careful; it will steam up at first) and cook until thickened slightly, 2 to 4 minutes. Add the butter and swirl the pan until it's evenly melted into the liquid, about 30 seconds. Add the lemon juice and swirl. Return the chicken to the skillet and turn to coat with sauce. If necessary, reduce heat to low and cook the chicken, covered, until cooked through. Serve with sauce.

 This might become your new favorite dinner dish.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Sun Kissed Cupcakes

I love these cupcakes! They're so light with a subtle, but distinctive flavor.  They are simply delectable.

Sun Kissed Cupcakes



1 (2 layer size) box white cake mix
1/2 (3.4 ounce) box instant lemon pudding mix
3 egg whites
1 whole egg
1/2 cup sour cream
1/3 cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup orange soda
1/4 cup orange juice
2 Tablespoons lemon juice
2 Tablespoons lime juice


3/4 cup butter, softened
7 ounces (about 1 1/2 cups) marshmallow crème
5 1/2 to 6 cups powdered sugar
1/2 (3.4 ounce) box instant lemon pudding mix
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons orange juice
2 teaspoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lime juice
2 Tablespoons orange soda

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Mix cake mix, pudding mix, egg whites, and whole egg well.
Add sour cream and oil to the batter and beat for 1 minute.
Slowly pour in orange soda, orange juice, lemon juice, and lime juice. Beat for 2 minutes.
Place cupcake liners in cupcake pan. Fill cupcake liners 2/3 full and bake at 350 degrees F for 13 to 17 minutes (or until toothpick inserted comes out clean).
Cool completely on wire rack before frosting.

Beat butter on medium speed until smooth, light, and fluffy. Add marshmallow crème and beat until light and fluffy.  Slowly add powdered sugar one cup at a time, beating well after each.  Mix in salt and pudding mix.  Add orange juice, lemon juice, lime juice, and orange soda.  Mix well.  Beat until very light and fluffy.
Smooth frosting on to cupcakes with a knife or spatula, or pipe frosting on to cupcakes as desired.