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Honey Sesame Crockpot Chicken

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — Missy @ 1:12 am

Honey Sesame Crockpot ChickenLike I’ve told many of you who have stayed at the B&B, I can make just about anything as long as it has an egg in it but weeknight dinners are not my friend. The thought of dirtying the kitchen partnered with finding something the picky taste buds of my kiddos will enjoy sometimes seems overwhelming. I came across this recipe and my hubby has actually named it a TOP 5 dinner and suggested that it be added to our regular weeknight rotation.  Therefore, the recipe must be shared with the world!

Honey Sesame Crockpot Chicken – as adapted from Chef-in-Training.com

  • 2 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons diced onion
  • 4 tablespoons ketchup
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes (optional)
  • 4 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 6 Tablespoons water
  • Sesame seeds
  1. Season both sides of chicken with lightly with salt and pepper, put into crock pot.
  2. Combine honey, soy sauce, onion, ketchup, oil, garlic and pepper flakes in a small bowl. Pour over chicken.
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours or just until chicken is fully cooked.
  4. Remove chicken from crock pot; leave the sauce.  Dissolve 4 teaspoons of cornstarch in 6 tablespoons of water and pour into crock pot. Stir to combine with sauce.
  5. Replace lid and cook sauce on high for ten more minutes or until slightly thickened.
  6. Cut chicken into pieces then return to the crockpot. Coat the chicken with the sauce before serving.
  7. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve over rice.

Celebrate National Donut Day at Home

Filed under: News — Missy @ 8:48 pm

Looking for something fun to do on this rainy Friday afternoon? Try making your own donuts in honor of National Donut Day! The recipe can’t get any simpler…

Donuts:

1 roll of refrigerated biscuits (7.5 oz can)

3 cups Canola oil

Plain Icing

Mix together:

1 cup powdered sugar

2 tablespoon milk

Apple Glaze Icing

Mix together:

1 cup powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice

2 tablespoons apple juice

1) Slowly heat Canola oil in 1 quart saucepan.

2) While warming, remove biscuits from roll. Separate. Using a biscuit cutter, remove center of biscuit to make a “donut.” Let rise for several minutes.

3) Brown donuts in oil (2-3 minutes on each side).

4) Have fun with the toppings! Dip warm donuts in one of the glaze recipes above and then roll in nuts, chocolate chips or sprinkles! You can also roll them in plain powdered sugar or a cinnamon/sugar mixture. Don’t forget to cook the “holes” and dip those in toppings too.

5) Enjoy!

5 Corners 5th Anniversary Party

Filed under: News — Missy @ 8:52 pm

Join us on Wednesday, June 13 for an evening of food, fun and festivities as 5 Corners Bed & Breakfast celebrates their 5 Year Anniversary!

The Networking and Open House kicks-off at 4:30pm and lasts till 8:00pm.  Tour the guest rooms, enjoy complimentary refreshments and register to win our famous Brunch for Six.  Be sure to bring a friend!

Following the Open House, head out into the streets of downtown Amherst for the first Walkin’ on Wednesdays; Main Street Amherst’s new summer event full of free family entertainment.

For more information, please call (440) 984-3084.

Perfect Hard Boiled Eggs

Filed under: News — Missy @ 8:59 pm

Making the perfect Hard Boiled Egg is really simple.  I tried for many years – sometimes they were not done or too done – to find the perfect system.  This one works great!

1)  Place eggs in a large saucepan.

2)  Fill saucepan with enough COLD water to cover the eggs.

3)  Bring to a boil.

4)  Once the water is boiling, turn off heat and cover saucepan.  Set timer for 12 minutes.

5)  When timer goes off, immediately place eggs in an ice bath.  This will help with peeling.

6)  Keep eggs in bath for at least 10 minutes or until well chilled.

Super Simple Chocolate Peanut Butter & Oat Snack Bars

Filed under: News — Missy @ 9:04 pm

More and more of our guests are in need of gluten-free diet.  Here is a super simple way to have a sweet treat!

2 tablespoons chocolate chips

2 to 3 tablespoons peanut butter

2 tablespoons milk (or almond milk for our vegan friends)

1/2 cup oats

Optional: 1 tablespoon of any dry ingredient you would like to add such as: sunflower seeds, raisins, extra chocolate chips, cocunut flakes, nuts, etc.

1) Melt the first three ingredients together in the microwave using 30 second intervals, stirring each time.

2) Add the oats and any optional ingredients.  You will want this mixture to be fairly dry (I probably ended up using close to one cup of oats all together).  If its not dry enough, add more oats one tablespoon at a time.

3) Press mixture into bars or balls.  I lined a small Pyrex baking dish with scranwrap to make removing the bars easy. I cut mine at this point.

4) Put in the fridge for 30 minutes or until bars harden.

5) Enjoy!

 

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