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    Applebee’s Boneless BBQ Wings

    Before I met my husband, Applebee’s was my favorite place to eat and Boneless Honey BBQ wings were my favorite menu item. In spite of their high calorie status, I was a faithful, weekly customer during their half price appetizer hours. Then, Mark and I started dating and I found out he didn’t eat at restaurants that serve alcohol. After my initial panic while considering a lifetime without the plethora of restaurants I was used to, I decided that Mark was worth giving up everything from Applebee’s to Olive Garden and more. 🙂 As it turns out, it really has not been that big of a deal. So, for the…

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    Buffalo Chicken Strips

    YUM!  These are just like eating them out of a pizza shop or restaurant! And so much cheaper!!! Before these, I had never fried chicken before. This recipe was so enlightening and made me feel like fried chicken recipes were not so far out of my league as I once believed. A tip for frying anything with breading: Double dip in batter and breading and refrigerate for at least 20 minutes prior to frying. This helps the batter stick better to the chicken. Ingredients: oil for deep frying 1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour 2 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon paprika 1 egg…

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    Poppy Seed Chicken

          You will probably discover, eventually, in this blog that we eat a lot of chicken. There are several reasons for this. 1) We both like it. 2) It’s versatile. 3) We cannot afford anything else! Meat costs are through the roof right now, and when you are scraping by on a meager salary, and chicken is on sale for $1.77/lb… well Honey, we’re havin’ chicken tonight. And the next night, and the next night after that, and nightly until God convicts the hearts of meat providers across the nation. Or at least until something else goes on sale… which I may never know when it does because SOMEONE keeps…