Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Spinach

Meatballs are pretty versatile in terms of flavouring them! I love Sweet & Sour meatballs, here is a link to a post with a recipe for that…. This recipe for Beef Meatballs in Tomato Sauce with Spinach is delicious & sure to become a fav of yours!

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Sweet & Sticky Chicken

Another random chicken recipe I have found in my mom’s old recipe box.. titled Chicken, excellent & sticky! Funny! So I decided to call it Sweet & Sticky Chicken

Truth is that sometimes simple recipes are just delicious! Quick to prepare, just mix up some bought ingredients & bake! That is exactly what this Sweet & Sticky Chicken is !

The original recipe calls for Peach jam, I could only find Apricot jam so I am putting both options in the recipe.

I served this chicken with crispy roast potatoes but rice would be an excellent choice too … the pan juices would be excellent on rice!

Also, I used legs & thighs but use any type of chicken you prefer & cook accordingly. The amount of sauce in this recipe is for 8 pieces of chicken.

Here is the recipe

1 cup peach or apricot jam

1/2 cup BBQ sauce

1/2 cup chopped onion

2 Tbsp soya sauce

8 pieces of chicken

Method

  1. In a saucepan mix the jam, BBQ sauce, chopped onion & soya sauce together. Heat on medium low heat until blended.
  2. Place your chicken pieces in a single layer in a 9 x 13 baking dish. You want the chicken pieces to be fairly close together
  3. Pour the prepared sauce evenly all over the chicken pieces
  4. Bake uncovered in a 325f oven. Baste after the first hour. Bake until the chicken is cooked through completely. I like to bake my chicken until the sauce has thickened & the chicken is crispy & browned, ( you will see in the picture.) It took about 1 1/2 hours but the time will depend on what chicken pieces you use!

Enjoy!

making a father s day card

Let’s Cook for Fathers Day!

I have several recipes on here that Murray loves, I will have to decide what to make for Fathers Day!

Here are some recipes I am going to chose from !

J & M Cinnamon Buns

My daughter Jacki & I collaborated on this recipe & I think we came up with the MOST delicious cinnamon bun recipe ever!!

Baked Chicken Wings – 2 kinds…Hot & Sweet

This post is originally from February 2018… but I am making these wings for dinner tonight & will serve them with a platter of cut up veggies Here is a recipe for 2 types of chicken wings..one hot, not too hot, & one sweet…not too sweet…so easy for anyone to enjoy!

Lemon Meringue Pie

Usually I make lemon meringue pie using Yellow lemon pie filling… but here is a recipe for making the pie filling from scratch) It was a bit more time-consuming but it is not difficult.at all!

Angel Food Cake

With all of the fresh fruit available now, an Angel Food Cake is the perfect thing to pair them with…. This recipe was easy & so much better than the store-bought ones!

Fresh Strawberry Pie

My sister , Edith, has made this fresh strawberry pie for years. I have always thought it sounded delicious & I wasn’t wrong!! I do love the strawberry pies that have the custard on the bottom, strawberries & then that beautiful red glaze from the package you can get at the grocery store! Nothing wrong… Continue reading →

South Indian Chicken Curry – recipe by Nik Sharma… with a few little changes…

This recipe is fantastic! It was so tasty… I have not really made many Indian recipes though Murray & I really like Indian cuisine so I decided to look up recipes by Nik Sharma & found this one for South Indian Chicken Curry.

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Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes!

The other night I made a delicious dinner of Hummus & Pita plus a few other dishes! It was just what we wanted for a ‘beginning of spring dinner!

I bought pre-made frozen Falafel Balls to save a bit of time since.i was going to make the pita & other dishes! They were good & I am pretty sure they are available in most places now, If you can not find frozen Falafel Balls, maybe you can find the dry mix which is quick to use!

The menu was… Homemade Pita, Hummus, red pepper dip ( I will work on that recipe for the blog!), deviled eggs, pickles, cups up cucumbers, roasted cherry tomatoes & roasted cauliflower. I fried up some eggplant slices as well. OH… I can’t forget the tahini sauce too! So good! I have a few recipes on this blog for some of the food we ate so here they are! And.. I have added some recipes I did not make too!! This kind of dinner is just so versatile! You can add anything you like….

For the tahini, I do not have a recipe here … I have a recipe for tahini dressing & tahini sauce with roast potatoes. but here is how to make it , put this in a jar to shake it up or a bowl & uses a whisk, Take 1/2 cup tahini, juice of half a lemon, pinch of salt, & about 4 tbsp of cold water…mix, if this is too thick then add more cold water gradually. Adjust the seasonings…salt etc. you can add more lemon if you want too! Drizzle the tahini sauce over anything & everything!!

Oven-Baked Pita

I have had an Israeli cookbook for over 35 years… I look through it often but have not made anything for it before!

Hummus & Baked Pita Chips

There are so many recipes for Hummus & so many options to buy it ready-made in the grocery stores. But..I like making it myself. It is fast, easy & I can have it on a whim. I started making my own over 25 years ago and have come up with a recipe that we love.… Continue reading →

Baba Ganoush

As with Hummus, there are so many recipes for Baba Ganoush & I pretty much like all of them. Some are made with mayonnaise which I really like but the one that I have been making lately uses tahini.  Very quick & simple, delicious & healthy. If you can not eat tahini, add mayonnaise in its… Continue reading →

Hummus with Spiced Beef

I just love Hummus with beef. I like to get it when I am in a Middle Eastern restaurant so I jumped at the chance to make it at home when I saw this recipe! It was delicious!

Avocado Hummus

I love guacamole & I love hummus…so I combined them. Easy. Also good because I had 1 can of chickpeas & a couple of avocado that were getting nice & ripe so I needed to use them.