Daily Archives: August 9, 2010

Jam and Jelly

Decided to try some crab apple jelly today.  Not a smashing success, but a good effort.  It didn’t set very well but the flavor was about what we expected.  Pretty tart.  Kept adding Splenda to the boiled juice until it was sweet enough.  We used a pectin that was supposed to be good for reduced sugar recipes, but still wasn’t what we needed.  Mrs J went to town and came back with some fancy jelly jars and the pectin that claimed to be good for no sugar recipes.  Oh, and some more fruit-peaches and nectarines.  Peach Jam!  We made two batches, the first was just the peaches, and the second was half peach and half nectarine.  The two batches of jam seem to be setting up a bit better.

I was having flash fun, so plenty of pictures!

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Kid Friendly: Easy Hot Wing Chicken

I love hot wings and have been known to order the hot wing appetizer at restaurants instead of an actual meal.  Wingman’s just north of Denver is one of my favorite hot wing spots.  And I can get their sauce at the local grocers, so that’s the one I use in this recipe.  I came up with this for the weekly Kid’s Night menus, quick, easy and hot wing sauce, my kind of recipe.

Hot Wing Chicken

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 boneless chicken breasts, cubed
  • ½ to ¾ cup favorite buffalo wing sauce
  • ¼ to ½ cup bleu cheese dressing
  • salt & pepper to taste


Heat oil in skillet, add chicken and sauté until golden brown.  Reduce heat, cover and let cook for 5 to 7 minutes.  Add wing sauce (start with ½ cup, add more as needed) and ¼ cup bleu cheese dressing (more as needed).  Salt & pepper to taste.  If the chicken is too spicy, add more dressing until desired flavor is achieved.  Simmer additional 5 minutes. Serve over rice. (I will tell you I’ve served it over waffle fries, too.)