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Thai Coconut Curry

My first Thai dish, and it didn't disappoint!  Delish!



Thai Coconut Curry
Adapted from {Mel's Kitchen Cafe}

3 cups cooked rice
3 chicken breast, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tsp curry powder
1 tsp salt, divided
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp chili powder
2 Tbl olive oil
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced or 4 tsp prepared minced garlic
2 Tbl basil, chopped or 1 Tbl dried basil
1 (14 oz.) can coconut milk
2 Tbl sugar
1 Tbl cornstarch
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger
2 Tbl lime juice

Directions
Prepare rice according to package directions
Stir together curry, 1/2 teaspoon salt, pepper and chili powder.
Place cut chicken into a bowl and sprinkle curry mixture over chicken, tossing to coat evenly.
Cover and marinate for 30 minutes to an hour.
In a large pan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat.
Saute onion, garlic and basil in oil until onion is translucent.
Add chicken and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and cook for 5-6 minutes until no longer pink.
In a separate small bowl whisk c…

Glazed Donut Bites

Donuts are best warm and gooey in my book.  What better way to get 'em that way than to make them fresh at home.  So I decided on this simple short cut for just that purpose.  Oh, and the glaze is AMAZING!  I  was trying to recreate what they have at Krispy Kreme, but I think it's better.  In fact, I've already been thinking of other recipes I can use it on, it's so good.



Glazed Donut Bites

2 cans refrigerated jumbo buttermilk biscuits
canola oil, for frying

Glaze
1/3 cup butter
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
2 cups confectioners sugar, sifted
dash of salt

Directions
In a large pot heat approx 2 inches of oil to 350°F
With a pizza cutter, cut each biscuit into fourths
Set paper towels on a cookie sheet and place a cooling rack on top
Drop biscuit pieces into heated oil about 8 at a time
Cook for about five minutes flipping them half way to brown on both sides
Remove from oil and place on cooling rack to drain
Repeat for the rest of the dough
In a small bowl add milk and butt…

Copycat Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookie

These are easily one of my favorite cookies.  Now you can make them at home!



Copycat Chick-fil-A Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Courtesy of {Andria Lightfoot}

1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, cold
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 1/2 Tbl molasses
1/2 tsp salt
1 egg, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chunks or chips

Directions
With a blender, beat butter until smooth
Add in brown and granulated sugar and cream together
Mix in molasses, salt, egg and vanilla
Next blend in flour, baking powder and baking soda
Stir in oats and chocolate
Line a cookie sheet with parchment
Use cookie scoop rolling together two scoops for one cookie
Preheat oven to 350°
While oven is preheating, place cookie sheet in freezer for 10 minutes
Bake in oven for 10 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool on cookie sheet for 10 minutes
Then move to wire rack to continue to cool