Category Archives: Entrees

Homemade Chicken Nuggets

This is just a recipe that I made up.  Mike told me I should share this one with everyone..so here it is!  It is an easy way to make chicken nuggets at home without having to eat the processed premade version you buy in the store.  Much better for you!

  • 4 Boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 cup corn flake crumbs
  • two shakes salt
  • two shakes pepper
  • 1/2 tsp or so seasoning (I have used either poultry seasoning, or italian seasoning both are good)

Cut the chicken breasts into nugget sized pieces.  Mix corn flake crumbs, salt and pepper and seasoning in a bowl.  Roll nuggets in crumb mixture until they are fully covered.  Put nuggets on a cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for roughly 20 minutes (until chicken is fully cooked).

Feel free to experiment with seasonings..it is very much to taste!

Homemade Pizza

This is a great recipe for Homemade Pizza.  I think my dad got it from someone he worked with originally, we made this a lot growing up  and I still enjoy this recipe more than any other I have tried.

I have made a few tweaks to make it healthier.

  1. I use whole wheat flour instead of white
  2. Using FRESH herbs makes a huge difference in flavor!  And in some cases ends up being less sodium. (ie. using fresh garlic instead of garlic salt)  Remember when using fresh herbs you need more than what the recipe calls for.
  3. Toppings are the key to keeping the pizza healthier.  Most of the time I load it up with veggies.  When using meats, I choose leaner varieties such as turkey pepperoni or lean Canadian bacon.

The Crust:

  • 1pkg yeast
  • 3/4 c warm water
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 2 – 2 1/2 c flour
  • 2T cooking oil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt

Dissolve the yeast and sugar in warm water.  I typically use a wisk to mix together.  Add the flour, oil and seasonings and mix together.  When it gets to tough to mix with a spoon, get your hands in there and  kneed it together.   I typically end up using only 2 cups of flour.  If the dough is still sticky, you can add more.  After dough has been kneaded together form into a ball and let rise for at least 30 minutes.

While dough is rising I mix the sauce and prepare the toppings.

Making the Sauce:

  • 6 oz tomato paste
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 T onion flakes
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/2 tsp parsley
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp garlic flakes
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano

Mix together tomato paste and water until smooth. Add spices and stir until combined.

After dough is done rising spread into a pizza pan.  (for thicker crust use smaller pan such as pie pan)   Top with sauce, toppings of choice and cheese.   Bake in oven at 425 degrees for 12-20 minutes depending on size of pan and how many toppings you have stacked on top.  Pizza is done when cheese starts to brown.