Feta and bacon stuffed chicken breasts

A few weeks ago, the husband and I were fortunate enough to have dinner with friends we don’t normally see, who literally moved to Maine yesterday. They served us this chicken, and I had to get the recipe.

Not surprisingly, it’s from the reputable AllRecipes.com here, and it’s very highly rated.

Also, even if we take out the bacon and feta (or don’t have it on hand), the oil mixture here is fantastic, as is the method of cooking chicken – super moist all the way through. I will definitely be using this technique in the future.

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  • salt and black pepper
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 4 oz feta cheese
  • 2 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

Note: The feta and bacon are stuffed in the breasts (obviously), but then I sprinkle some over the chicken as well. You probably don’t need more than what I listed here, but feel free to have some extra feta on hand, or cook up one more slice of bacon just in case.

Also note: You will need toothpicks to hold the stuffed chickens together. 

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Difference between: green tea and black tea

Do you drink tea? Just within the past year I’ve started to develop a taste for it.

Photo credit: RegencyTeaRoomColorado.com

I’ve found it can be a nice substitution for coffee, when you’re say, someone who could drink coffee constantly and you’re trying not to. And tea does have less caffeine than coffee.

How much less, exactly? We’ll find out as we examine the difference between green tea and black tea.

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Tara’s Tutorials: Chocolate chocolate cake

We have another blog category! Let’s keep it fresh, right? 

I am learning how to bake from my baking-expert sister-in-law, Tara.

We started off super easy with a chocolate cake with chocolate frosting. Tara did all the work while I observed and took notes; the husband took (most of) the pictures.

Next time, I’ll get my hands dirty while she tells me what to do.

That will probably be more fun for her.

This recipe comes from Hershey’s Perfectly Chocolate Cake. Tara has made it numerous times, making it a great beginning for our Tara’s Tutorial’s with Baking. 

Photo credit: Alan Nudi

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