Defeat is Not an option!

To be challenged in life is inevitable, but to be defeated is optional!

God will use your circumstances and your pain to push you into your Purpose that He predestined! Don’t give up today!

“Now thanks be unto God, which always caused us to triumph in Christ…” 2 Corinthians 2:14

Do you like Garlic? Want a simple recipe? Try the Easy Honey Garlic Chicken from Cafe Delites!

I fixed this recipe last night. It was delicious!! Sorry I forgot to take pictures.

Easy Honey Garlic Chicken
Sticky and Easy Honey Garlic Chicken made simple, with the most amazing 5-ingredient honey garlic sauce that is so good you’ll want it on everything! |


Servings 6
Author Karina – Cafe Delites
6 chicken thighs , bone in or out, with or without skin*
Salt and pepper , to season
2 teaspoons garlic powder , to season
6 cloves garlic , crushed
1/3 cup honey
1/4 cup water (or chicken broth)
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
1 tablespoon soy sauce
Season chicken with salt, pepper and garlic powder; set aside.
Heat a pan or skillet over medium high heat; sear chicken thigh fillets or breast fillets on both sides until golden and cooked through.
Reduce heat after searing on both sides, cover skillet with a lid and continue cooking until the chicken is cooked through, while turning every 5 minutes until done. Alternatively, see notes for oven method.
Drain most of the excess oil from the pan, leaving about 2 tablespoons of pan juiced for added flavour.
When chicken is done and cooked through, arrange chicken skin-side up in the pan (if cooking with skin); add the garlic between the chicken and fry until fragrant (about 30 seconds). Add the honey, water, vinegar and soy sauce. Increase heat to medium-high and continue to cook until the sauce reduces down and thicken slightly (about 3-4 minutes).
Garnish with parsley and serve over vegetables, rice, pasta or with a salad.
Recipe Notes
*For chicken breasts: use 3 breasts, sliced horizontally in half. Sear breast fillets on each side until golden and cooked through (about 6 minutes per side, depending on the thickness of your fillets). Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.
**For oven baked, bone-in thighs: Preheat oven at 400°F or 200°C. Sear chicken in an oven proof skillet or pan, skin side down first for 3 minutes. Flip and sear for a further 3 minutes until browned each side. Then bake in the oven for a further 20-25 minutes, until completely cooked through and no longer pink inside. Continue directions from the sauce, onwards.

4th of July Thoughts

“Liberty is the breath of life to nations.” ~ George Bernard Shaw

As we celebrate our Freedom the next few days remember that Freedom isn’t Free! Every year, Americans rejoice and celebrate the 4th of July, with great fanfare. Amidst colorful parades, flag hoisting ceremonies, and barbecue parties, Americans remember the suffering their forefathers endured to win them precious freedom. We proudly honor those who have gone before us to pave the way of freedom so our children and grandchildren may live in a country that is Free!


Valentine’s Day Idea for Foodies

Need a Valentine Date idea? Try Taste It Tours! It’s a Great way to learn about the history of Scottsdale or Phoenix and enjoy some Amazing food from different restaurants.

Tell Jessica, Rebeca from Stiletto Momma Cooking sent you!

Take an especially sweet *20% OFF* ALL regular priced tickets & gift certificates. Use *discount code: SWEET16* on the checkout page. Code expires on February 14th, but can be used on any date you choose.




Ramen Experiment

Recently there have been a lot of recipes using ramen. So tonight I decided to make a homemade Alfredo sauce, chicken, and ramen noodles. This is a simple weekday meal you can make in less than 30 minutes. Check out the recipe on my page. Surprisingly this dish was very tasty!

Today I honor my Nana!

Today is my grandma’s birthday. She would have been 104 years old. I miss her everyday! Today I honor her and celebrate her life. She made the best banana cookies Ever!! To honor her life, I am posting her recipe for Banana cookies. For all the details click on my recipe page! From my house to yours…..Enjoy! Love you Nana!