Garlic Butter and Basil Pasta

Hello all,

A few weeks back I saw a blog post by Andrea of Cooking with a Wallflower. For Basil Garlic Noodles. I had to give the recipe a try but with my own twist to it. Thank you to Andrea for the inspiration.


Now let’s get started………


2 TBS of unsalted butter (my preference Kerry gold click here to read why)
10 cloves of garlic
1 1/2 TBS of dried basil
1/2 Cup of peppers (red, yellow or green or a blend of all 3)
1 Cup of fresh spinach
1 tsp of crushed red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp of sea salt and black pepper
1 package of pappardelle pasta ( or pasta of choice)
1/3 Cup of reserved pasta water

This is a great quick and easy recipe. I will even put up a video to make peeling garlic easy. You will have your garlic peeled in 20 second flat. I promise it is quick and easy.

Now that you have all your garlic peeled and other items prepped. Let’s get cooking.


1. Cook pasta according to packaging and remember to reserve 1/3 cup of pasta water.


2. In a large skillet on low to medium heat add the butter and garlic and stir for 2-3 minutes.


3. Add your peppers and stir for another 2-3 minutes.


4. Add your spinach, seasoning and reserved pasta water. Stir for 3 minutes.



5. Add the pasta and stir to evenly coat and combine. Takes about 2 minutes.


You can add so many things to this dish to change it up. Customize it to suit your taste buds.


Enjoy & Until Next Time,

Sewloveable ☺


Korean Style Soy Sauce Oven Fried Chicken

New Recipe added to the menu……….my family loved, loved, loved this.


I just happen to be online and I saw recipes for Korean Style Chicken.  I had to give it a try.  The issue with most of the recipes was that, they were mostly fried.  Since fried food is limited in my house…….I had to find a way to make it healthier but not loose the flavor.  So I found a winner that allows you to have the best of both worlds………..flavorful and healthier.

So let’s get right into it


12-14 wingettes

1/4 cup of soy sauce

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar or vinegar of choice such as rice wine etc.

2 tsp of onion powder, garlic powder, paprika

mix soy sauce, vinegar and seasoning in a large bowl…….add wings and thoroughly coat wings with the mixture.  Let this marinate in the refrigerator for 30 mins.  You can even marinate over night for deeper flavor.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place the wings on the sheet and pour on the remainder of the sauce over top of the wings.  Bake at 475 degrees for 45 mins to an hour.

Feel free to garnish with sesame seed and spring onions

Enjoy, Happy Cooking & Until Next Time,


Oven Fried Chicken with a Brown Sugar & Peanut Butter Glaze

Hello World……..

I have not blogged in days…….and I have missed it.  I have been busy moving and because of the move the family and I have been eating out.  Today I had enough.  I desperately needed a home cooked meal.  So I got the kitchen in order and started prepping dinner.  Tonight I was in an experimental mood and wanted to try something different.

So I made my household famous “Oven Fried Wings” and added a Brown Sugar and Peanut Butter Glaze/Sauce.  It gives the chicken a bit of an Asian Flare.  It was absolutely delicious.  This is one experiment that paid off!!


To make the wings click here.

Now onto the Brown Sugar & Peanut Butter Glaze/Sauce

1/2 C of light brown sugar

1/2 C of water

1/4 tsp of garlic powder

1/4 tsp of black pepper

1/4 tsp of  Mrs. Dash

1 TBS of Peanut Butter

In a pot add water and brown sugar on medium high heat, until the sugar is dissolved.  Your basically making a simple syrup.  Remove from the heat.  Add all of your remaining ingredients and whisk well.  Once everything is incorporated pour over your chicken and serve.

Happy Cooking & Enjoy!!!! 😀