Foodie Friday: General Tsao’s Chicken

Take-out food and the holidays go hand in hand. Since you have a house full of guests it seems like an easy decision to make. Whether it’s pizza, Chinese or Thai, you can bet you will be paying premium prices to feed your guests. Even if everyone pitches in, it can be somewhat expensive per person.

I don’t know about you, but I try to be as frugal as possible during the holidays so I can put a little more under the tree. That’s why, when it’s time to pick a menu from the junk drawer, I suck it up and head to the grocery store instead. Sure, I give into to the take-out temptation on occasion, and wouldn’t consider myself a Foodie if I didn’t know the best place to order pizza or chow mein from, but I really do try to take the high road when I can.

This week I have decided to share a recipe for one of my favorite Chinese take-out dishes. General Tsao’s chicken. I have searched and searched for the best version of General Tsao’s chicken with some surprisingly bleak results. So, like any self-respecting Foodie, I have fine-tuned my own recipe for some time now and today, I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy!
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Foodie Friday: Caribbean Jerked Chicken

As a heat wave rolls across the country I find myself fantasizing about sitting on a tropical beach in Jamaica: the spicy smell of Jerked Chicken grilling, the soothing lull of the ocean washing my cares away as I sip on a cool tropical beverage. Then, the light turns green, the car behind me honks their horn and I am once again moving toward home, dinner, family and friends. Well, if I can’t afford to go to Jamaica I am the type of foodie that says “heck, why not bring a little bit of the Caribbean home.”

That, my friends is what I recommend for you and yours and that’s why for this week’s Foodie Friday, I’m bringing the heat. This recipe is a great way to transform your backyard into a white sandy beach for a day. I hope you enjoy it as much as I have over the years.
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