Category Archives: Appetizers

Chinese TAY-Rolls (Egg Rolls)

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Delicious Egg Rolls. Easy to make. Yet, not lacking in flavor. Get Your Eat On!

1 lb. Ground Pork Sausage (Or, just Beef/Chicken)
1 lb. Ground Lean Beef (Turkey can be used)

1T Lemon Juice (Concentrate kind)
1.5T Rice Vinegar
2T Soy Sauce
1/16tsp Liquid Hickory Smoke
1 sm. Onion, slivered
2 sm./med. Fresh Garlic Cloves, minced
2tsp Chinese 5 Spice
1/4tsp Brown Sugar, or more to taste
1/4tsp Ginger Powder
Sprinkle Cayenne Powder

1 Bag Coleslaw Mix (16oz.), or more to taste (I like mine cabbage-y, I used a lil more than 1+1/2 bags)

Egg Rolls

Cook Meats together. Drain excess juice/grease. Add in rest, EXCEPT Coleslaw. Cook some. Add in Coleslaw. Cook til soft. Roll in Egg Rolls.

Cooking Options:
– Air Fry 6 minutes, turn, Air Fry 6 more minutes. Sprinkle with Garlic Powder.
– Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet, add Egg Roll Wraps. Spray tops. Brown 4 sides.
– Butter Spray them. Bake.
– Deep Fry.
(Once done cooking, I sprinkle with Garlic Powder)

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Fall Time Chicken Legs and Cheesy Broccoli

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Chicken Legs (Lightly Salt and Pepper)

Sauce:
3/4c Honey BBQ Sauce
1/2c Apple Butter
1/8-1/4tsp Cinnamon
1/8-1/4tsp Cayenne Powder

Lightly Salt and Pepper Legs. Grill. Mix Sauce. Brush on Sauce at end of Grilling. Eat!

CHEESY BROCCOLI
Drizzle Olive Oil
Fresh Broccoli, cut
1/2c Water
1/2 Chicken Broth Cube, Crushed
Velveeta Cheese, Enough Cheesin to your Pleasin

Oil pan. Add in Broccoli. Then, Water and crushed Cube. Cover and Simmer til cooked nicely. Add in Cheese Cubes. Cook til Melted. Allow to cool SLIGHTLY (Helps thicken Cheese). Eat!

Mexican BBQd Legs (Chipotle BBQ Legs) with CRISPY Seasoned Sweet Potato Fries

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Chicken Legs, Skin Removed

Sauce:
1/3c CHIPOTLE Honey BBQ Sauce (Sweet Baby Rays)
1.5tsp Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1/2T Brown Sugar
1/4-1/2tsp Chipotle Powder (I did 1/4tsp)

Optional Marinade (I Skipped):
3T Vinegar (Optional)
1T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning (Optional)

Optional Step (I SKIPPED). Marinade Chicken Legs: Add skinned Legs to Ziploc Bag. Add in Vinegar, shake around. Add in half BBQ Seasoning, shake. Add in other half, shake. Marinade ONE HOUR! That’s it.

Premix BBQ Sauce (Depending on how many legs you are cooking, you may need to double the batch, or so.) Set aside. GRILL Legs (Best on Charcoal Grill, if you know how to do it correctly! Grill Tip Below.). Near end, Brush BBQ Sauce on Legs, flip. Allow to cook a minute or two. Brushing BBQ on other side. Then, flip. Cook a minute or two, allowing to caramelize.
Optional: Add 1/8tsp Cinnamon Powder to Sauce Recipe. I skipped, AND I skipped Marinade. Still was AMAZING! 

CRISPY Sweet Potato Fries:
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Sweet Potato, cut to fry size
Cold Water

Crisco Oil/ Deep Fryer

Seasoning: 
1 Beef Broth Cube, CRUSHED
1tsp Cajun Seasoning
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/4tsp Dried Dill Weed
1/8tsp Cayenne Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt

Cut Sweet Potato to desired Fry Size. Place in bowl of Cold Water, place in fridge for about 20minutes. Prep Seasoning in a bowl. Gently and Quickly, Pat dry. At about 350-400, deep fry for about 6 minutes, or til LIGHTLY browned. Place onto paper toweled plate. Finish up batches. THEN, go back to first batch and RE-DEEP FRY for another few minutes. Place onto paper toweled plate and season well with Seasoning, I had leftover seasoning, so, DON’T USE ALL.

Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can, ON IT’S SIDE. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it (Unless applying Sauce and Thickening the Sauce, that’s more flipping). Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp. 

Quicky Lunch… Kid Approved!

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We all know our Pizza Sticks… But, here’s a quicky Pizza-rrito (Same idear):

Soft Shells
Pizza Shredded Cheese
Turkey Pepperoni Slices
Toppings of Choice: We just did Pepperoni. But, options: Onions, Peppers, Jalapenos, Olives, etc.
Shake of Grated Parmesan
Shake of Oregano

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
Garlic Powder

Spaghetti Sauce (Or Pizza)

Add Pepperoni to Soft Shells. Top with Cheese, Grated Parmesan Cheese, Seasons, and other Toppings of Choice. Roll, tucking in sides. Heat Skillet. Spray both sides of Wraps with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side. Sprinkle LIGHTLY with Garlic Powder. Serve with Sauce for Dipping.

Aspara-FOILS (Asparagus Foils)

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OH MY DELICIOUSNESS!
These are AMAZING! Easy to Make. Grill, Bake, Stove Top. Or, even cook as Camping Foils (Right on the Hot Coals).

Butter Flavored Cooking Spray
10 Fresh Asparagus Sticks
3 Bacon Slices, cut to 1 in. sizes
Mushroom, sliced
2tsp-1T Onion Soup Mix Packet (We did 1T)
Good Shake of Pepper
TINY Pinch of Sea  Salt (Optional)

Butter Spray Foils. Lay in Bacon. Top with Asparagus, then Mushroom. Sprinkle over Onion Pkt. Powder, then Pepper and Salt. Wrap up in Foil. Bake or toss onto Grill, as we did. Once all’s cooked/Soft. Eat!

ZuSKINNIES (Zucchini Skins) – A healthy and Beneficial Snack

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I make ZucCandies (A candy that is made with Zucchini and tastes like Fruit Snacks/Gummies) and never wanting to waste anything… I, ALSO, use the Peeled Skins to make ZuSKINNIES (A great snack to replace Chips!), which are an Extremely Beneficial part of the Zucchini: 
Zucchini’s skin is a more concentrated source of nutrients. Carries Vitamin C, Potassium, and most of the Zucchini’s Fiber and Vitamin K. The skin itself is a rich source of Antioxidant Carotenoids, including Lutein, Zeaxanthin and Beta-Carotene.

Skins from peeled Zucchinis (About 16 oz.)
2T Water
1T Pepper
2tsp – 1T Sea Salt (I did 1T)

Place all into ziploc bag, mix around. Marinade 30 minutes. Place onto Dehydrator. Dehydrate til dried to crisp (Crisps a lil as sits, as well. I want to say I did 8-12 hours. Not sure).

Tay’s Carne A-Salad (Carne Asada Salad)

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Marinade Steak or Pork (4hrs):
2T Soy Sauce
1T+1tsp White Vinegar
1T Taco Seasoning Pkt.
1/2T Cumin
3/4tsp Garlic Powder
3/4tsp Onion Powder
3/4tsp Dried Oregano
1/2tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika

HIDDEN VALLEY Cilantro Lime RANCH Dressing

Lettuce
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Red Onions
Cherry Tomatoes
Carrot Slivers
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

Optionals:
1/4c Corn
1c canned Pinto Beans, rinsed, drained
1 Avocado, cubed small (Or top each bowl with Our Citrus Avocado Sauce)
Tortilla Strips/Fritos

Marinade Meat. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Cook. Cut up to desired size.
Mix all ingredients into bowl. Add Meat (Or mix in with Salad Ingredients). Add in Dressing (USE CILANTRO LIME RANCH!!!). Top with Croutons/Tortillas (And, Citrus Avocado Sauce, if using). EAT!


Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.


Check Out Our Other NON BORING Salads Here:

 

Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon Strawberry Salsa – And, a few ideas for it! Including EASY & HEALTHY Pizzas!

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1/2c Strawberries, chopped
1c Watermelon, cubed small
1 can Basil Oregano Garlic Diced Tomatoes, DRAINED
1/2c Sweet Mini Bell Peppers, chopped
2tsp Balsamic Vinegar
2tsp Green Onions, minced
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Garlic Powder
2-3T Red Onions (I did 2.5T)
1/2tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/4tsp Dried Mint
1tsp Fresh Cilantro, minced (Try WITHOUT FIRST, then add)

– Optional (I skipped. Forgot.):
1tsp Jalapeno, deseed Minced
1/2c Goat Cheese or Crumbled Feta (Optional, I skip for Pizza)

Toss all. Allow to Marinade 20 minutes.
Ideas for Use: Salsa for Chips. Salsa for Sweetened Shells (Fry Soft Shell in Butter. Toss in Sugar and Cinnamon.) Serve as Topping for Wrap, Sandwich, Balsamic Burgers, or Quesadillas. Or, as we did… MAKE Taco Shell Pizza.

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Tay’s Chicken/Bacon w/ Balsamic Watermelon/Strawberry Salsa Pizzas:
Chicken (I marinaded in White Vinegar and McCormick’s Montreal Steak)
Bacon

Shredded Cheese of Choice
Grated Parmesan Cheese (Store shelf kind)
Tay’s Balsamic Watermelon and Strawberry Salsa
Soft Shells
Pepper, Dried Oregano (Oregano Optional)

I marinaded Chicken 1hr. Cut up. I added Avocado Oil to skillet. Cooked Chicken, if excess juices- Drain it, to help crispify (Especially, for Bacon). Add in Bacon to Chicken. Cook all (Draining excess juices, if needed). Cut up all to smaller pieces. Or toss all in Oven, Bake.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Pan. Lay in Soft Shells (Optional to Butter Spray OUTSIDE Edges, to help brown). Top with Chicken, then Bacon. Top with Salsa. Top with Cheeses of Choice (I used Moz., then sprinkle of Pepperjack.+Jalapeno, then, a small sprinkle of Cheddar). Sprinkle Tops with Grated Parmesan (Be sure to get the outside Edge nicely), Pepper, and Dried Oregano (Optional)
Bake, uncovered, at 450 for about 8 minutes.

TAYs AMPED UP Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

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1 can Garbanzo Beans (Chickpeas), drained
1/3c Kraft Olive Oil Vinaigrettes Roasted Red Pepper (Salad Dressing)
1/3c jar Sweet Roasted Bell Peppers (Preferably w/ Red in it. Optional)
1-2tsp 100% Peanut Butter *SEE NOTES for Options
1/4tsp – 1/2tsp Cumin
1/4tsp  – 1/2tsp Garlic Powder

For Heat (Options, Pick One! I skipped): tTt’s xXx Seasoning, Cayenne, Louisiana Hot Sauce, Red Pepper Flakes

Blend all in Blender til desired smoothness. Serve as Dip, Topping, etc.
Notes: PEANUT BUTTER can be swapped for Fresh Peanuts, Sesame Seeds, Sesame Oil, Tahini… I have only tried 100% Pure Peanut Butter (Literally, the ingredients only say PEANUTS! That’s it!). Some like it sweet, maybe 1/4tsp Sugar can be added… But, I liked it as it was. Healthier, too!

BBQ Salad w/ Chipotle Peach Pineapple Dressing

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2.5T McCormick’s BBQ Seasoning
2-3T White Vinegar
Pork Chops (I used 2 avg. size Bone-In chops)*

SARGENTO’s Chipotle BBQ Cheese Snacks
Lettuce
1/2 can Reduced Sodium PINTO Beans, drained/slight rinse
1 can Fire Roasted Tomatoes, drained
Sweet Onions
4 Mushrooms, chopped
Sweet Mini Bell Peppers
Carrot Slivers (We skipped)
Corn (We skipped)
Boiled Eggs
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons

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 – Dressing:
1c Chipotle PEACH Pineapple Salsa
1c Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
1tsp tTt’s xXx Seasoning (Red Pepper Flakes may work)

Marinade Pork Chops for about 3-4 hours. Blend Dressing Ingredients. Set in fridge til use. We grilled our Pork Chops. Then, Removed bones and fat. Cut into desired strip sizes.
Add all to Salad Bowl, to desired amounts. (*See Notes). Toss. Serve with Dressing and Croutons.

*Notes: Chicken may work, too. Or meat of desire. I keep Eggs Separate, so it doesn’t spoil as fast.

Tay’s Hawaiian Salad N EASY Hawaiian Dressing

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1-2 Thawed Chicken Breasts
Marinade (For just Chicken. Marinade 1 hr. Choose ONE!):
3T White Vinegar + 1-1.5T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Steasoning
   OR:
Lawry’s Hawaiian Marinade

Bacon (Seasoned with Pepper while cooking)

Lettuce
SARGENTO’s Chipotle BBQ Cheese Snack Bites
Fresh Tomatoes, halved
Red Onions
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Carrot Slivers
Papaya (Optional)
1T Jalapeno, deseed, mince (Optional for Heat)
Mushrooms (Optional)
Boiled Eggs (See Notes)
Seasoned TEXAS TOAST Croutons
Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds

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DRESSING (A few options. Choose ONE!) Recipe:
   Our Favorite:
1/3c Ken’s Buttermilk Ranch Dressing
Nice sized 1/3c+2T canned CRUSHED Pineapple in JUICE
1/2tsp Lemon Juice
1/4tsp Paprika
   OR:
2T Mayo (And/Or: Canned Coconut Milk, Lemon or Pineapple Yogurt, may work)
2T Avocado Oil
1/2c canned Crushed Pineapple IN JUICE
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/4tsp Paprika
1/4tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge Concentrate Kind)

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Marinade Chicken. (I did McCormick + White Vinegar Marinade, what I had on hand. In Above Photo.). Cut to desired sized strips. Preheat oven to about 425-450. Lay Chicken onto Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed pan. Cook about 10-15minutes. Lay on Bacon (You can lay it right over Chicken, too). I seasoned Bacon with Cracked Pepper. Bake til Bacon and Chicken is done. Allow to set 1 minute. Crumble Bacon.
Toss everything into a bowl, EXCEPT dressing.
BLEND Dressing of Choice Ingredients. Allow to set while prepping and cooking.
Serve each Salad with Dressing of Choice, Croutons, Seeds, and Eggs (If kept separate).

Notes: Eggs can spoil quickly if left in salad for long period. You can add right before, or keep separate and add as you serve up a bowl.

Boring Salads NO MORE!

Salads DO NOT have to be Boring! Many ways to get those Vegis in. To Cut on some Calories and Carbohydrates and, yet, STILL BE SATISFIED! 

Here are just a Few of MANY to get the Idears rolling in! 

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(Above) Click Here for Carne A-Salad (Carne Asada Salad)

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(Above 2 Photos) Loaded BLT Salad SUPER EASY to make!

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(Above) Loaded TAYco Salad (Loaded Taco Salad). AMAZING!

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For Recipe Click Here

*** COMING SOON (Tonight or Tomorrow): Mandarin Pinto Salad, BBQ Pork Salad! So, check back!

tTt’s Tennessee Honey Chicken

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Chicken Marinade
(4-8 hours):

1 Shot Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey Whisky
2T Honey
1T Brown Sugar
1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
Optional: 1/4tsp Sea Salt (We skip!!!)

Add thawed Chicken and Marinade to Ziploc Bag. Marinade. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL (Grilling Tip Below)! Eat this AMAZING Chicken alone. Over Rice cooked in Broth with Vegis. On a Manwich with Baked Bacon, Cheese, Tomato, Lettuce, and Mayo/Miracle Whip… Endless Ideas!Or Serve over Rice and Vegis (Rice cooked in Microwave with Chicken Broth instead of Water. I use Water + Crushed Broth Cubes).


Charcoal Grilling Tip: If it tastes like straight up smoke… You’re doing it wrong! We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Regular Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.

EASY Grilled Jalapeno Poppers with Ranchero Chicken

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Ranchero Chicken Marinade (4-6 hours):
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Smoky Ranchero Marinade Pkt
1T Avocado Oil (100% Pure)
4T Red Wine Vinegar

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Jalapeno Poppers and TECHNIQUE:
Jalapenos, cut off top (Stems). We used a Wine Bottle Cork Screw to scrape along edges of inside to de-seed Jalapenos (Whatever technique works for you: Small Knife, Corer, etc.)
Wrap Turkey Bacon (Halved length wise) around
Sargento’s Chipotle BBQ Cheddar Snack Bite Cheeses (I used 1 per Jalapeno)

Stuff Cheese Wrapped in Bacon into Jalapenos.
 – Cooking Technique: We used a MINI Aluminum Pan. TURN UPSIDE DOWN! Cut small Xs into it (Fits 6 perfect. I tried more, but, Xs expanded, making ONE BIG HOLE. So, don’t over pack. Also, it fits nicely on grill w/ other foods.).
KEEP PAN UPSIDE DOWN and LIGHTLY press Jalapenos into Xs. Grill. Eat! (Dipping Sauce is Optional-Ranch.)
YOU CAN EVEN Cool in fridge, slice, and Serve on Sandwiches. Burgers. Etc.

Photo doesn’t do these justice. We ran short of time, so kinda rush cooked them. They are lovely looking, all roasted/grilled!

Marinaded Grilled Vegis

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1 bottle Lawry’s Steak and Chop Marinade
2 pkg. Mushrooms

Corn on Cobs, cut into 1/3 pieces
Sweet MINI Bell Peppers
Onions
Fingerling Potatoes
Fresh Asparagus
Fresh Cut Carrots (I used crinkle cut)

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray
Course Black Pepper
For Serving (Optional, choose): Sour Cream, Salsa, Ketchup, Prepped Horseradish Sauce, Steak Sauce.

Gently Wash and Marinade JUST the Mushrooms About 2 hours. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Aluminum Pan. Line bottom with Asparagus, add in Rest, TOPPING with Mushrooms last. Sprinkle with Pepper. Best on Charcoal Grill. Cook til soft. Tossing occasionally, we only needed to do once. Optional to serve with Sauce or Nothing.
We like it alone. Some like it with Sour Cream and Salsa. Some, Horseradish. Some Ketchup and Sour Cream. Some Steak Sauce and Sour Cream. 

Notes: You can amp this up with Meats. But, we wanted a Vegi Dish. Was AWESOME!

Tay’s Baja Chicken

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Great Alone, on Tacos, for Salads (As we did), or over Rice (Mexi)! Amazing LOW CALORIE, LOW CARBOHYDRATES Chicken! AWESOME Flavor!!!

Marinade (I believe I did 1.5-2 lbs.- 6hrs):
1 McCormick’s Grill Mates Baja Citrus Marinade Pkt.
2T White Vinegar
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Chili Powder
1/2tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Onion Powder
1/2tsp Chipotle Powder

Add Marinade and Chicken to ziploc bag. Mix. Marinade about 6 hours. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Eat Alone, on Tacos, or, as we did, on Salads (To desired consistency):

Lettuce
Radish, sliced THIN (Optional)
Mushrooms
Red Onion, slivered
Carrots, matchsticked
Hard Boiled Eggs
Tomatoes
Canned Black Beans WITH Jalapeno IN Lime, drained
Buttermilk Ranch Salad Dressing
Seasoned Texas Toast Croutons
Optionals (I skipped): Avocado, Mexi Corn/Corn, Sweet Bell Peppers

Loaded Greek Sweet Potatoes

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HEALTHY & BENEFICIAL! MANY ways to make this. Over Sweet Potato Fries, over Baked Sweet Potatoes and Vegis (Options below)… But, here’s what we did:

Oil (Hot Chili Oil, Coconut, Olive Oil (What we used)… Any, works)
Sweet Potatoes, diced (Fry option below)
1 can Artichokes, drained
Black Olives, halved
Red Onions
Sprinkle Garlic Powder,  Pepper, Sea Salt (Optional, we skip salt)

Easy Greek Marinade (Or try Tay’s Greek Marinade):
Chicken
1T McCormick’s Gourmet GREEK Seasoning
1.5tsp McCormicks Montreal Steak Seasoning
2T Worcestershire
1tsp Dijon

Toppings:
Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
Tay’s Avocado Tzatziki (Below) (Or Guacamole)
Fresh Tomatoes
Crumbled Feta Cheese

DIRECTIONS: Marinade Chicken 4-8 hours. Toss Potatoes and Artichokes with a lil Oil (We used Olive). Place into Foil. Grill both Chicken and Potatoes (Separately). Add Potato mix to bowl. Top with Chicken. Top with Toppings and Cheese Mix. OR TOP ALL ONTO Pita Breads!

Tay’s Avocado Tzatziki:
1 Ripe Avocado, mashed
1/2c Sour Cream, or to taste
1-2T Mayo
1T Grated Parmasen Cheese
1tsp Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1c Cucumber, peeled, seeded, grated
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/2tsp McCormick’s Gourmet Greek Seasoning
1/4tsp Dill Weed
1/8tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt


NOTES/OPTIONS:
 -Or, Marinade Chicken, cut up. Add Chicken, Potatoes, Artichokes, Onions, and Olives to baking dish. Bake. Top with Toppings.
 -Cut Sweet Potatoes to fries, toss with Oil, season. Bake. Cook rest (Together or separately up to you). Top all onto Fries.
 -Also, you can skip tzatziki and use Marinaded Cucumbers and Onions (Skip onions with vegis). Eat on Pitas, or over Sweet Potato Vegi Mix, or Sweet Potato Fries! Here’s a Sour Cream Cucumber and Onion Recipe I found:
2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 small white onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup and 2 tablespoons white sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons dried dill, or to taste
1/2c Sour Cream, or to taste

Salt & Pepper Cucumber slices. I set into strainer in fridge for about 15minutes. Bring to boil, Vinegar, Water, and Sugar. Add Cukes to bowl. Pour over. Allow to marinate 1 hour.
Sour Cream Version: Drain, reserving 1-2T Marinade. Stir in 1/3c Sour Cream with reserved Marinade.

Lemon Peppered Grilled Vegi Foils

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Fingerling Potatoes, halved
Green Beans, ends cut, halved
Mushrooms, halved
Olive Oil or Butter
Lemon Pepper Seasoning

Add all to foil. Drizzle with Oil/Butter, toss. Season, WELL (A alot), with Lemon Pepper Seasoning. Grill.

Say Whaaaaa…? Cottage Cheese Bean Dip

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LOWER CALORIE – Good Source of Protein and Fiber.

1c Cottage Cheese
1/4tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Onion pwdr
1/4-1/2tsp Dill Weed
1/4tsp Paprika
1 can Pinto Beans, drained
1tsp LEMON Juice (100% Fridge Kind)
1/2-1 Ranch Pkt.

Healthy Crackers

Optionals: Green Onions, minced. Grated Cucumber. Avocado.
Greek Season instead of Ranch Pkt. Or other seasoned Pkt (Have yet to try)

tTt’s Peppered Vegi Saute

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2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
3T Teriyaki
1 Frozen Bag Brussel Sprouts
3 Med. Onions
1 8 oz. Pkg Mushrooms
Up to 1T Course Black Pepper

Heat Oil. Add in Vegis. Cook some. Add in Teriyaki, cook down. Eat.
I served over Chinese Spiced Chicken and Rice:
Place 1c Rice into Butter Flavored Baking Dish, add in 1c Water, (Optional to add 1 crushed Broth Cube to Rice/Water), lay over Frozen Chicken, Sprinkle nicely with Chinese 5 Spice, cover with Foil. Bake til Chicken is done.

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Shrimp Cocktailed Deviled Eggs

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Boiled Eggs, halved centers set aside
Store Brand Cocktail Sauce
Miracle Whip or Spin Blend
Cooked Shrimp, detailed/deveined, minced
Celery, minced
Onion, minced
Optional (I skip) for Heat: Jalapeno, minced

Boil Eggs, remove Shells. Place cooked Yolks in bowl, mixing in rest (I did about 2 parts Cocktail Sauce to about 1 part Spin Blend (Miracle Whip)).


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Quick and EASY Egg Salad

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Easter means… Boiled and Dyed Eggs! Get Your Egg Salad On!

Boiled Eggs
Miracle Whip or Spin Blend Mayonnaise
LITTLE Squirt of Mustard
Good Sprinkle of Paprika
Few Drops to a Splash of Lemon Juice (100% Fridge Kind)

For Heat, I add:
Splash of Louisiana Hot Sauce or Tabasco
Cayenne Powder
Jalapeno, minced
Onion, minced

Other Optional Adds:
Celery, minced
Real Bacon Pieces
Sweet Red/Green Bell Peppers, minced

Mix all. Stuff Eggs (Deviled Eggs), Egg Salad Sandwiches… Or, Mix (I do with Heat options, Celery, Real Bacon Pieces). Top a Soft Shell with a Lil Shredded Mild Cheddar Cheese. Roll up, tucking in sides. Heat Skillet. Spray with Butter Flavor Cooking Spray. Brown each side. Sprinkle with a Little Garlic Powder (Or a LITTLE Garlic Salt). Eat, or place in fridge for later Cooler eating!

tTt’s Chicks (tTt’s Chicken Bites)

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Sweet Chili Sauce:
1/3c Chili Sauce (The Ketchup aisle stuff)
2/3c Sweet Thai Chili Sauce (Asian aisle)

Hot Honey Sauce (From our Hot Honey Flaps):
1/3c Louisiana Hot Sauce
1/3c Honey
1T Butter

*** More Sauces Below (In Similar Posts) or Check Out Marinade/Sauces or Grilling Posts!

Batter (Was enough for 3 batches):
2 Eggs
Up to 2/3c Cornstarch
1/3c Oil (For Frying)

Cut up thawed Chicken Breasts. Add to bowl of Cornstarch, rolling each around, one at a time. Beat Eggs, pour over bowl of Cornstarched Chicken. Give a quick toss to distribute the Egg around, NOT TOO MUCH Mixing.
Heat Oil. Place each in, one at a time, and brown each side, til cooked. Once cooked, toss with Sauce of Choosing.
Potatoes: Slice thin-ish. I soaked in COLD Water + a lil Vinegar. Bake in Oven til browned, flipping halfway. PRE, or Post, Cooking- Season with Seasons of Choice (Salt/Pepper. Dill/Salt/Pepper/Chives), etc.

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Healthier Options: Use Coconut Oil. Skip Batter process, just toss Cooked Chicken with Sauce of Choice.
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Tay’s HEALTHIER Loaded Sweet Tater Fries

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“Sweet potatoes are high in Vitamin A, B5, B6, Thiamin, Niacin, Riboflavin, Antioxidants, Potassium. They’re Fat-Free, relatively Low in Sodium, High in Fiber, and have Fewer Calories than White Potatoes.” 

Sweet Potatoes, cut to fry desire
1/2T Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Fry Season (Recipe Below)
1 lb. LEAN Ground Turkey Meat
1/2 lb. Chorizo (Or more Turkey Meat)
1 Taco Season Pkt.
1 can S&W Chili Seasoned Pinto Beans, undrained
3T Water

Toppings: Shredded Cheese (Reduced Fat), tTt’s Pico de Gallo (Or Salsa), Sour Cream, Jalapeno, Lettuce, Onions (Or Toppings of Choice)

Preheat Oven. In ziploc bag, toss Sweet Potato Fries with Oil. (Reserve about 1/2tsp Fry Season for Post-Cooking Seasoning.). Sprinkle in half the Fry Season, toss. Sprinkle rest, toss. Dump onto Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Baking Dish. Bake 450 for 20-30 minutes.
In skillet, cook Turkey Meat and Chorizo. Add in Chili Beans, Taco Season, and Water. Simmer a few minutes, or til cooked down.
Top Fries with Toppings of Choice.

Fry Season:
2tsp Paprika
1tsp Chili Powder
1tsp Cumin
2tsp Onion Flakes (Or 1/2-1tsp Onion Powder)
1tsp Garlic Powder
1/8-1/4tsp Cayenne Powder (I did about 1/4tsp)
1/2tsp Sea Salt (Or to taste. Optional)

Optional: Use Refried Beans or Favorite Chili (Or Both) in place of Chili Pinto Beans (That’s a Boat Load!).
Tater Tots, Fries, etc. in place of Sweet Potatoes (They have Store Bought Sweet Potato Fries/Tots, some already seasoned!).

Sweet Chipotle Legs with Grilled Asparagus and Toast

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Great for Chicken or Turkey Legs, Wings, Breasts, etc.

Marinade (1hr)(6 legs):
1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
3-4T Lime Juice (100% fridge kind) (I do 3!)
4 sm. Garlic Cloves, slivered

Sauce:
2T Chipotle Pepper in Adobo, minced
1.5T Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
2T Brown Sugar
1/16tsp Sea Salt

Premix Sauce, set aside til use.
In Ziploc Bag, marinade Chicken 1 hr. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL!
Cook Legs. Last few minutes cooking, Brush on Sauce! Cook a minute or two, flip, brush more Sauce, cook a minute or 2… Right before serving, I brush any Sauce left, onto Chicken.
Served with Grilled Asparagus and Toast. Sprayed with Butter Flavor Spray (Or use Butter), seasoned with Salt, Pepper, (Garlic Optional). Wrapped in foil. Grilled.
We don’t even season Toast, but, you can Brush LIGHTLY with Seasoned Butter or Olive Oil (Garlic Powder, Sea Salt, Pepper, Optional: Butter Flavor Seasoning). Brown each side on Grill.

Charcoal Grilling Tip: We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Hickory Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.

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Lemon Chicken Legs / Wings

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Great for Chicken or Turkey Legs, Wings, Breasts, etc.

Marinade (1 hr)(6 legs):
1-2T White Vinegar
2T (Pick ONE): McCormick’s Montreal Steak OR Tay’s Chick Rub

Sauce:
3T Lemon Juice (100% fridge kind)
1/4c Lemon Curd OR Pineapple Marmalade (I used Curd!)
1T Honey
1/4tsp Mustard Powder
1/8tsp Dried Mint
1/8tsp Curry Powder

Marinade Chicken. BEST ON CHARCOAL GRILL! Cook Chicken. Toss with Sauce.

Not grilling?: Marinade Chicken in Ziploc Bag, for 30minutes. Add 1/2T Olive Oil, toss around. Then, toss with 1/2T -1T Flour (I add half, toss. Add other half, toss.). Marinade another 30minutes in fridge. Butter Flavor Cooking Spray pan. Bake, uncovered, at about 425-450 for 18minutes, flip, bake another 12-18minutes, or til juices run clear. Toss with Sauce (Or brush on half way)
Charcoal Grilling Tip: We build a hill in center of grill. Light charcoal (We used Hickory Charcoal). Once coals are ashy grey, they are ready. Place on food, on outside of hill of charcoal. Prop Grill Open, using a Slightly crushed pop can. Chicken: Lay Chicken on outer part of grill (Outside hill). Once Chicken isn’t sticking to grate, so much, it’s ready to flip. Flip once, that’s it. Cook til Thermometer reads correct temp.

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Turkey Chorizo Quesadillas W/ Chipotle Cranberried Bean Salsa

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Eat these as Tacos, or Enchiladas. Meat is Optional, I used Turkey to cut Calories. Beef+Chorizo can be used, etc.

Meat Mixture (*See Notes):
1.5 -2 lb. Turkey Meat (See Notes)
1/2 lb Chorizo
1 pkg. Frontera Red Chile Enchilada Sauce w/ Roasted Tomato & Garlic
3/4tsp Cumin
1/4tsp Pepper
1/2tsp Dried Oregano
Optional: Garlic Powder and Taco Seasoning (I skipped)

Tay’s Chipotle Cranberried Bean Salsa (Recipe Below)
Shredded Cheese: Mont. Jack or Cheddar or Moz.
Shell of Choice: Corn, Soft, Gyro/Pita, etc.

Toppings (Choose): Sour Cream, Guacamole, Salsa, Shredd. Lettuce, Tomatoes

Premix Bean Salsa (Just toss all). Allow to set some.
Cook Meats. Adding in Fontera Sauce and Seasons. (See Notes).
You can have these as Tacos, or Quesadillas:
Butter flavor cooking spray skillet. Top HALF of Burrito Shell with Cheese, Meat Mix, Bean Salsa, more Cheese (I used both Monterey Jack and Cheddar). Fold. Slide into skillet. Brown. BUTTER FLAVOR COOKING SPRAY TOP, then flip. Brown other side (I place lid over to help heat cheeses). Cut up. Serve with Toppings of Choice.

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 *** Tay’s Chipotle Cranberried Bean Salsa:
1 can Pinto Beans, drained
1T canned Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce, minced
3T Dried Semi Sweetened Cranberries (Or fresh)
2T Pulp Free Orange Juice
1tsp Lime Juice (100% fridge kind)
1/3c Red Onions
1 Celery, minced small
1/8tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/8tsp Sea Salt (Or more to taste)

Toss all, allow to sit some. Longer, better. Eat with Quesadillas, Tacos, on Bruschetta, as Dip, etc..

* Notes: I used Turkey and Chorizo. To cut Calories. You can use Beef with Chorizo or just Chorizo. Ours was GREAT, so leaving as is, healthier, too! Optional to add Taco Seasoning or Garlic Powder to Meat Mix. I skipped, was amazing! Or season how you wish your Taco meat to be.

Mexican Marinaded Chicken … SERVED WITH Taco Tay’s TAYter Oles

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Easy! Tasty! LOW CALORIES – LOW CARBOHYDRATES, too!
Ole Season Recipe below!

Mexi Marinade (4-6 hours):
About 1.5 – 2 lb. Chicken Breast, thawed
1 Taco Season Packet
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Cumin
1tsp McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning
2 Dried Bay Leaves, halved
3T Lime Juice (Fridge 100% kind)

Marinade Chicken in ziploc bag. Best on Charcoal Grill. Last hour I remove from fridge to bring closer to room temp before cooking.
Eat as is. Shred, eat over Salads, Rice, on Tacos, Fried Taco Bowls, Mole Enchiladas, etc. MANY USES!

Served with TACO TAY’S TAYter OLES:
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*** TACO TAY’S TAYter OLES – Seasoning: ***
2tsp Lawry’s Seasonal Salt
1/2tsp Old Bay Seasoning
1tsp Paprika
1/2tsp Cumin
1/8tsp Cayenne Powder

Tater Tots, Fries, etc.

Bake or Fry Taters. Once out, season, well, immediately. Serve up.
Or, Make a Taco Dish:
In bowl, add Taters, top with Taco Meat. Then, Toppings of choice.

Tay’s Loaded Taters

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Potatoes, halved and center scooped out
Tay’s Chick Rub BEST Season/Rub!
Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Potato Centers
2 oz Cream Cheese
Dried Chives (To taste)
REAL Bacon Pieces (To taste)
Shredded Cheddar Cheese (To taste)
A lil Milk (Very little just enough to blend) or Sour Cream.

For a Quicky: I stab my Potatoes, cover, microwave about 3-4 minutes. Halve (Or cook to your liking (Bake, etc.). Then, halve.). Scoop out desired amount of centers (Careful, hot!). I Oil both sides of Potato halves. I sprinkle both sides of Potato Halves with Tay’s Chick Rub.
In a blender, blend centers with rest of ingredients. Top onto Potatoes. Bake uncovered til done. Mine cook pretty fast, due to Microwaving Technique.

Tay’s MOCKing Delicious MOCK-ffins! Healthier, Lower Carbohyrate, Lower Calories FRUIT Muffins

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Great for Breakfast or Dessert (As Mock-ffins (Mock Muffins)) You can choose to use Muffin Pan to make Mock-ffins for a Healthy LOW Carb Dessert. Or, use a baking dish! Whatever you want… It doesn’t Matter! Because, you and the kiddos will be DEVOURING these!!!

Eggs (4T Egg Whites (4 Eggs). Or, 3-4 Eggs w/yolks)
1tsp Vanilla Extract
1/2tsp Lemon Juice (Fridge 100% Kind. OPTIONAL!) *SEE NOTES
1-2 Banana, mooshed well
1 Stevia Sweetener Packet (Optional)
Few Each: Strawberries, Blueberries NOT TOO MANY! Enough to taste!

(Optional: Chocolate Chips, Craisins, Peanut Butter, Cherries, Berries, Cocao Powder, etc.)

Moosh Banana!!! Whisk: Eggs, Vanilla, Stevia, Lemon Juice, Bananas. In a Butter Flavor Cooking Sprayed Muffin Pan/Or Baking Dish (As I used), add in Fruits of Choice. Pour Egg Mix over tops. Toss SLIGHTLY! Bake 425 for about 20-25 minutes, til eggs are cooked. Allow to set a few minutes, UNCOVERED!!!

NOTES: I use Lemon Juice for this recipe. May skip if doing a Peanut Butter Recipe. And be careful when mixing TOO MANY things… Eggs can only hold together so much!

Party in my Egg Roll (Chicken Avocado Egg Rolls- Avocado Optional)

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Not an Avocado Person? NO WORRIES! Just skip it!

1 FROZEN Chicken, Boiled in Broth, Cut up
3T: Red Onions, Red Bell Pepper, grated Cucumber (Opt.)
3-4T Spinach, minced
Sauce:
1 nice ripened Avocado (OPTIONAL!)
1/2c Sour Cream
1tsp Dried Cilantro
1/4tsp Lime (Fridge 100% kind)
1/4 Garlic Powder
1T-2T Fresh Jalapeno, minced (I did 2T)
1/8tsp Sea Salt
1tsp Wishbone/Hidden Valley Ranch Dressing Pkt. (Or to taste)
1/8tsp Dill Weed
2tsp REAL Bacon Pieces

Shredded Cheese (Try Moz. or Mexi/Taco Blend)

Add FROZEN Chicken to a pot with Water and 1-2 crushed Chicken Broth Cube(s). Turn on heat. Bring to Boil til cooked. Allow to set a few minutes in Broth. Cut up.
Mince Vegis. Toss Chicken, Bacon Pieces, and Vegis.
Blend Sauce ingredients. Mix, TO DESIRED CONSISTENCY, with Chicken (I did all). Add to Egg Rolls. Optional to Top with Shredded Cheese. Brown in Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Skillet. OR, Bake in Oven (Sprayed with Butter Spray on both sides). OR, Fry in Oil (Try Coconut Oil)Serve with Salsa and Sour Cream.

Notes: Up, Downsize, or Skip Vegis, to your taste!
Optional to Season Chicken once cooked/cut up (Try Greek Seasoning or 1/2pkt Taco Season)

FREEZER FRIENDLY. Once browned (I use Butter Flavor Cooking Spray), add to plate. Freeze. ONCE FROZEN, add to Freezer Ziploc Bag! ReHeat in Oven or Microwave-Cooks fast!

TAYsty Fry / Wedge Season

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Potatoes, cut to Fry desire

1T Oil
1/2-1T Flour (I did 1T)
Season Mix (Premix):
2T Parmesan Cheese
1T Garlic, minced
1/2T Garlic Powder (Optional)
1tsp Paprika
1tsp Onion Powder
1T Dried Parsley
2tsp Cajun
1T Creole
1/2tsp Lawrys Seasoned Salt
1/4tsp Celery Salt

Butter Flavor Cooking Spray

Cut Potatoes. Place into Ziploc Bag. Add in Oil, toss. Add in Flour, toss. Sprinkle in MOST Season Mix (Reserve 1tsp for after baking sprinkling). Allow to set a few minutes. Preheat oven to about 425-450. Lightly Butter Flavor Cooking Spray Baking Pan. Add Fries. Bake, uncovered, for about 20-25 minutes. Toss. Bake additional 5-15minutes, to doneness desired.
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Tay’s Sesame BBQ Sauce

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1/4c Kraft Toasted Sesame Seed Dressing
2T Teriyaki Sauce
1/3c Sweet Baby Ray’s HONEY BBQ Sauce (USE HONEY!)
1T Soy Sauce
1tsp Green Onions (Optional, I skipped)
1/2T Brown Sugar

Sea Salt
Pepper
1/2T Olive Oil
1/2T Flour

Premix Sauce. Set aside. LIGHTLY Sea Salt and Pepper Legs. Add into ziploc bag, add Oil, toss. Sprinkle in half the Flour, toss. Sprinkle in other half, toss. Fridge for about 15-20minutes. Bake 425-450 for about 18 minutes, flip. Cook another 12-18minutes, til juices run clear. Toss with Sauce. Serve.
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Tay’s Chick Rub – Tay’s Sweet Honey BBQ Recipe, as well. KILLER COMBO!

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Season over makes, for few uses! Try over Fries. Potato Skins. Chicken. Etc. Great for indoor cooking or Grilling!

Rub/Season:
1T Chili Powder
1tsp Brown Sugar (Optional. Depending on use.)
1/4tsp Sea Salt
1/2tsp Black Pepper
1/2tsp Mustard Powder
1/2tsp Cumin
1tsp Garlic Powder
1tsp Onion Powder
1tsp Paprika
1/8tsp Cayenne
1/2tsp Fresh Lemon Peel
1 Chicken Broth Cube, crushed to powder*
1/8tsp Celery Seed

White Vinegar (Depending on how cooking)

Flour (Depending on how cooking)
Extra Virgin Olive Oil (Depending on how cooking)

Use Rub any way you’d like. For this particular recipe, I BAKED Chicken Legs. So, I:
REMOVED SKIN FROM LEGS (Easier to do when Partial Frozen!).
I Marinaded in Ziploc Bag: 6 Legs + 1/2T White Vinegar + 1-2T Chicken Rub (I skipped Brown Sugar for this particular recipe). Marinade 20min.
Add 1/2T Olive Oil to bag, toss around. Sprinkle in half of 1/2T Flour in the bag, toss. Add other half, toss. Set in fridge for about 20 minutes.
Butter Flavor Cooking Spray baking pan. Bake, uncovered, at about 425-450 for 18minutes, flip, bake another 12-18minutes, or til juices run clear.
I tossed cooked Chicken with Tay’s Sweet Honey BBQ Sauce (Recipe below)!

If Grilling: Marinade 1hr. in Ziploc Bag: 6 Legs + 1/2T White Vinegar + 1-2T Chicken Rub. Grill. Eat alone, or, Optional, to toss with Sauce (BBQ, Buffalo, etc.)
Also, try the Rub Recipe for Tay’s Loaded Taters!

NOTES: Brown Sugar: If I’m doing a BBQ Chicken, or Sauce Toss, I skip Brown Sugar. Usually only use if just doing Season with Oil/Butter. Also, USE the crushed Chicken Broth Cube. Lots of famous seasons contain Meat Flavoring/etc. It’s GREAT!

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*** *** Tay’s Sweet Honey BBQ *** ***
3/4c Sweet Baby Ray’s HONEY BBQ
2T Honey
1/2T Brown Sugar
A lil shy of 1/4tsp Ginger Powder
1/8tsp Garlic Powder
1/4tsp Pepper
1/4tsp Chili powder
1/4-1/2tsp Lemon Juice (100% Fridge kind)(I did 1/4)

(Optional to Marinade Chicken, Either: 1-2T Vinegar + 1T McCormick’s Montreal Steak Seasoning … OR… Above Tay’s Rub Idea)
Premake Sauce. Set aside til use. Cook Chicken. Toss COOKED Chicken with Sauce. Then, serve.

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