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Friday, December 7, 2007


I just want to go on the record as saying that I never thought I could love someone as much as I love each of my kids. My heart just fills with joy whenver I look at them. My head also gets frustrated too - when they don't follow directions and such, but mostly it is just love. I can't wait to see what type of people they become, but I don't want them to grow up too fast. They are such a joy to me and the greatest gift from God. I just wanted to say that. Look at your kids and watch your heart fill to its fullest. There is no better feeling.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Great Wings Like Fast Eddie's in Alton, IL

There is a restaurant in Alton Illinois called Fast Eddie's Bon Air. They don't serve many different foods, but what they do serve is fabulous. I am in the process of trying to recreate some of their items. The one I think I have mastered so far is Hot Chix on a Stick. Fast Eddie's takes chicken wings, puts seasoning on them and grills them on a kabob stick. They are wonderful. What follows is my take on the recipe. Enjoy.

5 lbs. chicken wings - not frozenEmril's Essense or grill seasoning of your choice.
Rub seasoning on fresh chicken wings and let marinate for 1 hour in refrigerator. Preheat oven to 300. Spread wings on sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes in oven. Take wings out of oven and finish on grill over medium to medium high heat.

You can either skewer these or not. My husband and I have made them both ways and we feel that cooking them without the skewers is a little easier.

We have made these several times and everybody who has eaten them has just loved them. We are going to try them next time with hot sauce on the grill. We will keep you posted

Sunday, December 2, 2007

Cooking for Kids

Okay - I had this great idea that I got while in Chicago. I had a flatbread pizza with bbq chicken and it was really good. I decided to try to recreate it at home. I cooked some chicken breasts in the oven with spices, tore them up with a fork and dumped them in a pan with bbq sauce to slow cook for a while. In the meantime, I took out some flatbread, put bbq sauce as the base and added cheese. When the chicken was warmed up, I put it on top of the pizza added more cheese and baked the pizzas in the oven at 450 degrees. My husband thought it was very good, but my youngest child thought it was terrible.

I then decided to try regular pizza with the rest of the flatbread. My husband loved it, I mean loved it, and both my kids, of course, thought it was terrible. I guess you can't win. I will make pizza again, but I will try it with a regular crust. Maybe this time they will like it.

Have a nice day.