What’s Shaken’ Baken’?

February 7, 2007

Last night I was supposed to make Shake n Bake Chicken for Elizabeth (it’s her favourite and it was her turn to choose what to have for dinner) As i was preparing I realized we were out of Shake n Bake! What was I to do? Never in my right mind did I think I could make it up from scratch, but I did and IT WAS SOOO GOOD! Best part is I knew exactly what was in it! no chemicals, no MSG, no sugar.

Suzanne’s Homemade Shaken’ Bake for Chicken or Pork
Please keep in  mind that I never measure things so these proportions are an estimation.

1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup  Brown Bread crumbs
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Poultry Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1/4 teaspoon Paprika

Combine all ingredients in a bag. Rinse chicken or pork pieces off with water and drop them in the bag. The Shake, baby Shake! Place on a nonstick broiler pan place in a preheated 350 degree the oven for 30 minutes.

The are yummy and Crispy too!!


Chapter’s Salad

February 2, 2007

This is one of my all time favourite salads. When I was growing up we used to go to a fancy restaurant for special occasions and they have a salad called Chapters Salad and Sopaipillas served with honey butter (My mouth is watering). Every time I go back to Kamloops i visit that restaurant. My Mom got the recipe from the owners years ago:

Chapters Salad

Romaine and Baby Spinach topped with Toasted Almond Slices and Shredded Monterey Jack Cheese, Drizzled with a Creamy Dill Dressing


1 cup sour cream – not the light stuff
1/4 cup milk – supposed to be buttermilk but I like it with regular
1-2 teaspoons (or to taste) of Uncle Dan’s California Dill salad dressing (in the packet)
Mix all of the above well.

The good thing is that this dressing keeps well in your fridge for the same length of time as the sour creams expiry date so you can always have it on hand. I sware – try this once and you will be hooked – right Jen?

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Welcome to Divine Dish!

January 21, 2007

Ever get bored of eating the same things over and over? Well, I have decided to start a weekly recipe submission called Divine Dish
Here’s how it works:
On Sunday, I will post a theme for the week. If you want to play you need to post your recipe on your blog by Friday (I like photos ) ) If you played all you have to do is leave a comment on my blog telling me that you played. At the end of the week, I will choose my favourite recipe out of the submissions and feature it on my blog with a link to your site! I will also be keeping a record of all recipes submitted (not just the featured ones) and will be creating a Divine Dish Cookbook with all submissions which will be available next Christmas! I encourage everyone to participate – it will be fun and we will all get to try different recipes.
Many of you already post your fabulous recipes on your blogs so all you have to do is let us know you played )
Tell your friends and fellow bloggers – the more the merrier!!